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‘Futon’ Takes Home Grand Prix of Anima

The Japanese short film Futon by Yoriko Mizushiri was announced as the winner of the Grand Prix of Anima, out of 138 projects representing 30 different countries, at the last day of ... Continue Reading →
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SVA’s 25th Annual Dusty Fest Set for May 10-13

New York’s School of Visual Arts has set the dates for the 25th annual Dusty Film & Animation Festival, which showcases the filmmaking talents of the institute’s students. The ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Block Plans L.A. Valentine’s Spotlight

This past summer, I had the exciting opportunity to produce a rock show for Animation Block Party. It featured memorable performances from some of my favorite artists: Adam Green, Binki ... Continue Reading →
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An Animated Conversation with Bill Plympton

In 1960, when Bill Plympton was 14, he mailed some cartoons he’d drawn to Disney in the hope of being hired. Not surprisingly, Disney declined. The good news: he had talent. The ... Continue Reading →
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Plympton Animates Short for N.Y. Utility Con Ed

Acclaimed animator Bill Plympton has teamed with The Napoleon Group, the leading previsualization and commercial test company, to create a digital short for New York utility Con Edison. Titled ... Continue Reading →
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NYICFF Sets Jury and Previews 2014 Slate

The New York International Children’s Film Festival has announced its 2014 jury will include such luminaries as John Canemaker, Bill Plympton and Henry Selick, while its slate ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wind Rises’ to Open Anima in Brussels

The 33rd edition of Belgium’s Anima Festival, which will offer adult and kids animated programming in Brussels from Feb. 28 to March 9, 2014, will launch with Hayao Miyazaki’s ... Continue Reading →
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Plympton’s ‘Cheatin’ to Premiere at Slamdance

Bill Plympton’s much-anticipated new feature Cheatin’ will premiere as part of The Special Screenings program at the Slamdance Film Festival in January (17-23). The indie ... Continue Reading →
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Plympton Goes Noir

The ... Continue Reading →
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Allers’ Animated ‘Prophet’ Pic Draws Top Talent

Liam Neeson, Salma Hayek, John Krasinski, Frank Langella, Alfred Molina and Quvenzhané Wallis have joined the voice cast of Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet, the animated feature film ... Continue Reading →