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FMX 2017 Conference Spotlights Oscar Honorees

The international conference on animation, VFX, VR, games and transmedia known as FMX is gearing up for its 2017 edition, set for May 2-5 in Stuttgart. This year’s program, headlined ... Continue Reading →
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‘Kubo,’ ‘Jungle Book’ Take Animation & VFX BAFTAs

The UK’s most prestigious film honors took place Sunday as the 2017 BAFTA Awards were held at London’s Royal Albert Hall, hosted once again by comedian and actor Stephen ... Continue Reading →
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NFTS Takes BAFTA Prize, Announces New Diploma

This weekend marked a new triumph for London’s National Film and Television School, as student Anushka Naanayakkara’s graduation film A Love Story was awarded the British ... Continue Reading →
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Mike Mitchell Is Directing ‘LEGO Movie’ Sequel

Trolls and Shrek Forever After helmer Mike Mitchell has signed on as Master Builder for Warner Animation Group’s The LEGO Movie sequel, replacing formerly attached director Rob ... Continue Reading →
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VES 2017 Board Officers Set, Chair Mike Chambers Re-Elected

The Visual Effects Society (VES) — the industry’s global professional honorary society — announces its 2017 Board of Directors officers. The five officers, who comprise ... Continue Reading →
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DRG Invests in Wildseed Incubator, Submissions Open

Indie distribution company DRG — owned by the nice entertainment group and backed by Modern Times Group — has partnered with BAFTA-winning content and incubation company ... Continue Reading →
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CBeebies Counts on ‘Numberblocks’

A new animated series that asks, what happens when numbers come to life?, has launched on CBeebies in the UK with the Monday arrival of Numberblocks — a 30 x 5 sister series to ... Continue Reading →
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Animated People: ‘Kubo’ Costume Designer Deborah Cook

Acclaimed feature animation studio LAIKA is once again pushing the stop-motion envelope with its latest feat, Kubo and the Two Strings. The magic-infused epic set in ancient Japan has ... Continue Reading →
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Coolabi Group Announces Season 2 of ‘Clangers’

Rights owner Coolabi Group is now in production on a second season of its international multi-award-winning preschool series Clangers, set to debut on CBeebies in the UK this year. ... Continue Reading →
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Manimation 2016 Speakers Announced

Manchester, UK’s animation and content creation conference Manimation has revealed its speaker lineup for the 2016 edition, taking place Thursday, November 17 at Auto Trader, ... Continue Reading →