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Illuminating Shorts

Our reporter zeroes in four toons that represent the rich diversity of talent spotlighted at the Annecy Festival this year. Anyone looking for a panorama of the modern animation scene ... Continue Reading →
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Buscemi, Noni Rose Join ‘Khumba’s’ Voice Cast

South Africa’s Triggerfish Animation Studios announced this week that Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire) and Anika Noni Rose (The Princess and the Frog) have joined the voice cast of ... Continue Reading →
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‘Oggy & the Cockroaches’ Movie to Debut at Annecy

Ever since its debut in 1999, French studio Xilam’s high-energy animated series Oggy and the Cockroaches has been an audience favorite in many regions of the world. This year, the ... Continue Reading →
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Acclaimed Czech Animator Bretislav Pojar Dies at 89

The great Czech animator and puppeteer Břetislav Pojar died on Friday at the age of 89. In a career stretching back to the late 1940s, Pojar wrote and directed many stop-motion and ... Continue Reading →
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Otomo’s ‘Short Peace’ to Screen at Hiroshima Fest

Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo will present parts of his new Short Peace anthology project at the upcoming Hiroshima Intl. Animation Festival. Produced by the animation team at Sunrise, ... Continue Reading →
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Short on Minutes, Long on Talent

The 2012 edition of the Annecy Festival puts an amazingly diverse and creative range of animated shorts from all over the world in the spotlight. Animated short film submissions poured ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy Announces 2012 Festival Lineup

The popular and very influential Annecy Festival has announced a diverse and colorful selection for its 2012 lineup (June 4-9). This year, the selection includes 49 shorts, 55 graduation ... Continue Reading →
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First Look at Annecy-Debuting Pixar Short ‘La Luna’

Set to debut this week at Annecy, Pixar has finally released some information and images from its next original animated short, La Luna. Here’s how the studio describes the short: La ... Continue Reading →