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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 →
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Applied Art to Release ‘Delhi Safari’ in Dec.

Indian-produced CG-animated feature Delhi Safari will receive a U.S. release beginning on December 7, via Applied Art Productions. Produced by Krayon Pictures, the 3-D pic follows a ... 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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‘Day of the Crows’ to Fly at San Sebastian Fest

The 2D animated feature Day of the Crows (Le Jour des Corneilles) will screen at the 2012 edition of the Spanish San Sebastian Film Festival in the New Directors sidebar. Based on ... Continue Reading →
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A Cutting-Edge Valentine to a Gone-by Era

The new Disney short Paperman offers a visually striking marriage between CG and traditional animation. One of the greatest things about the animation business is that every once in ... Continue Reading →
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‘Gumball’ Returns to Cartoon Network on August 14

Cartoon Network’s acclaimed animated media series The Amazing World of Gumball will begins its second season on the air on August 14 at 7 p.m. The mixed-media show which won a BAFTA ... Continue Reading →