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Clyde Petersen’s Torrey Pines Is a Fascinating Work of Ambient Animation The Seattle animator’s debut feature film is a paper-cut road trip through his childhood experiences with ... Continue Reading →

Hiroshima Animation Fest Calls for Entries

Organizers of the 16th Hiroshima International Animation Festival announce they are now accepting entries for the 2016 edition. The biennial event, taking place from August 18 to 22 ... Continue Reading →

Inaugural Animate Dubai Extends Entry Deadline

Animate Dubai, the first international animated film festival to take place in the GCC region, is set to hold its inaugural event this December 3-5 at the Dubai Design District creative ... Continue Reading →

Animation Director Jeff Hale Dies in Oregon

The following information has been pulled from a tribute compiled by ASIFA-SF president Karl Cohen with the assistance of Geraldine Clarke and Margot Hale. Jeff Hale, a prolific animator ... Continue Reading →

Event Celebrates Disney TV Animation’s 30th Anniversary

Disney TV Animation celebrated its 30th anniversary with a special celebratory event hosted by ASIFA at The Walt Disney Studios in Burbank. The at-capacity event — filled within an ... Continue Reading →

Time Is Running Out for ASIFA Hollywood Membership Drive

If you’ve been dilly-dallying about enrolling as a member in ASIFA-Hollywood so you can help determine the winners of the coveted Annie Awards, the annual membership drive is ... Continue Reading →

World Animation & VFX Summit to Honor Phil Roman, Bonnie Arnold

Animation Magazine’s World Animation and VFX Summit will honor Phil Roman, iconic animator and founder of Film Roman, and How to Train Your Dragon 2 producer Bonnie Arnold at ... Continue Reading →

‘Kells’ Art Book, ‘Song of the Sea’ Preview at Comic-Con

Acclaimed independent Irish studio Cartoon Saloon will be launching their new film art book Designing The Secret of Kells at San Diego Comic-Con, as well as presenting never-before-seen ... Continue Reading →

Hiroshima Fest Sets Dates, Seeks Entries

The 15th Hiroshima International Animation Festival — an ASIFA-recognized festival — has set its 2014 dates for Aug. 21-25 and issued a call for entries. The festival will be celebrating ... Continue Reading →

Disney Publicist Denise Greenawalt Dies at 52

We were saddened by the recent death of longtime Disney publicity exec Denise Greenawalt who passed away in her sleep following a long illness May 22 at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena. ... Continue Reading →