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In Memoriam: 2012

As we approach the final moments of 2012, we’d like to take this opportunity to remember and honor all the talented men and women of the animation and vfx community who passed away ... Continue Reading →
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40th Annie Nominations Reveal Cluttered Field

The 40th Annie Award nominations were announced this morning (Dec. 3) and it looks like ASIFA voters decided to spread the wealth among many of this year’s animated features and TV ... Continue Reading →
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Remembering Lucille Bliss

I have written about Lucille Bliss before on this blog. But upon hearing the sad news that this talented little lady passed away a couple weeks ago, I was drawn back to the interview ... Continue Reading →
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Annie Awards Submissions Process Goes Online

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood announced its Call for Entries for the 40th Annual Annie Awards this week. Featuring a new, more direct and entirely online ... Continue Reading →
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Annies Submission Period Begins Sept. 3rd

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announces its call for entries’ for the 40th Annual Annie Awards. Submissions will be accepted beginning September 3. The ... Continue Reading →
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Remembering the Olympiad of Animation

With the 2012 London Olympics still ringing in our eyes and ears (and with another four-year’s worth of post-event commentary to look forward to), I was reminded about the last time ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Block Party Spotlight: Doug Crane

Animation Block Party (www.animationblock.com) is the premier animation festival of the East Coast. In this interview series, the founder of ABP, Casey Safron will be introducing Animation ... Continue Reading →
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Influential Animation Producer Buzz Potamkin Passes

We are sad to report that animation producer Buzz Potamkin (1945-2012) passed away from pancreatic cancer on Sunday, April 22nd. The much-liked and talented Potamkin founded many animation ... Continue Reading →
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‘Arrugas’ Gets Los Angeles Screening

While Ignacio Ferreras’ acclaimed animation effort Arrugas (Wrinkles) has yet to find a U.S. distributor, lucky SoCal audiences can catch the 2D adaptation of Paco Roca’s graphic ... Continue Reading →
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10 Titles Up for Best Feature Annie Award

The nominations for the 39th Annual Annie Awards were unveiled this morning. Thanks to the healthy number of animated features released in 2011, ASIFA members will vote on ten titles ... Continue Reading →