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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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Chomet Working on New ‘Triplets of Belleville’ Prequel

Didier Brunner, the prolific French animation producer behind films such as Kirikou and the Savage Beast, The Secret of Kells and this year’s much-anticipated Ernest and Celestine ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy Unveils Full List of Professional Conferences

Christian Jacquemart and René Broca, who have organized the wonderful professional conferences at the Annecy Animation Festival in the past few years, unveiled the full list of this ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy Selects 18 Animated Features

The Annecy Animation Festival has announced a rich program of new animated features from all around the world screening during its 2012 event (June 4-9). Ten features films (in competition) ... Continue Reading →
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Fei Productions Launches Animated ‘Yaya’ Feature

French studio Fei Productions is working on a new animated feature based on Patrick Marty’s four-volume graphic novel La Balade de Yaya (The Ballad of Yaya), which has sold 40,000 ... Continue Reading →
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Ottawa Festival Unveils Yamamura’s 2012 Poster

The Ottawa International Animation Festival revealed its very cool 2012 poster yesterday. Created by acclaimed Japanese animator Koji Yamaura (Mount Head, Muybridge’s Strings) who ... Continue Reading →
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TV Animation Veteran Jim Duffy Dies from Cancer

We are sad to report the passing of TV animation veteran Jim Duffy this weekend after a long battle with cancer. He passed peacefully at home in his sleep surrounded by his family at ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy to Focus on Irish Animation

The organizers of this year’s edition of the Annecy International Animation Festival (June 4-9) have announced that there will be a special focus on Irish animation at the event this ... Continue Reading →
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Academy to Screen Méliès’s ‘Trip to the Moon’

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the original hand-colored version of Georges Méliès’s landmark 1902 film A Trip to the Moon on Tuesday, September ... Continue Reading →
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L.A. Shorts Fest Sets Premiere Look at Pixar’s ‘La Luna’ Short

L.A. Shorts Fest kicks off next week with the unquestionable highlight for animation fans being the North American premiere of the new Pixar short film La Luna, followed by a special ... Continue Reading →