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Aardman’s ‘Shaun the Sheep’ Returns to CBBC

Aardman Animation’s preschool star, Shaun the Sheep will come back to the U.K. small screen this month with 20 brand-spanking new episodes. The hero of Mossybottom Farm will kick ... Continue Reading →
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Bruno Bozzetto Serves Up New Animated Short

Oscar-nominated Italian animator Bruno Bozzetto (Allegro non Troppo, Grasshoppers) is back in a big way this year with a new animated short titled Rapsodeus and a new merchandise line ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy Director Reveals 2013 Guidelines

Marcel Jean, the new Artistic Director of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival (taking place June 10 to 15 in France this year) has revealed some preliminary guidelines ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS’ ‘The Rabbi’s Cat’ Rolls Out in the U.S.

Prolific French comic-book artist and film director Joann Sfar discusses the real-life inspirations behind The Rabbi’s Cat and his love for American classics. Joann Sfar, the celebrated ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy, Dailymotion Launch Web Contest

Dailymotion and the Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2013 have joined forces to launch the + de courts! – Feet in the Lake, Head in the Movies online animation contest. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Vinni Puh’ Creator Fyodor Khitruk Dies

The Russian Animated Film Association announced on its website that Fyodor Khitruk, creator of the acclaimed and still beloved Vinni Puh (based on A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh) cartoons ... Continue Reading →
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Introducing a New Dutch Master

How Junkyard’s director Hisko Hulsing created one of the most powerful and acclaimed animated shorts of the year. While it’s customary for big studios to release their hard-hitting, ... Continue Reading →
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Mifa Creative Focus Call for Projects

Toiling away on a toon project? The organizers of the Annecy International Animated Film Market (MIFA) invite you to submit it for the Creative Focus event, being held June 11-14 of ... Continue Reading →
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‘Oh Willy…’ and ‘Edmond’ Nab More Prizes

There seems to be no shortage of festival prizes for animated shorts this month. Just a few days ago, at the 48th Chicago International Film Festival Oh Willy… (Belgium), directed ... Continue Reading →
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‘Second Hand’ Wins Best Short Award at VIEW

The VIEW Conference, which is held this week in Turin, Italy, announced the winners of its awards and Social Contest 2012. The entries had been selected by an international jury composed ... Continue Reading →