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Stuttgart Fest ‘17: Open Air Fare, Awards & Musical Updates

Kicking off next week in Germany, the 24th International Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart (ITFS) has already announced many of the exciting program highlights that its expected 80,000 ... Continue Reading →
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Gina Rodriguez Is Netflix’s New ‘Carmen Sandiego’

Gina Rodriguez, the Golden Globe-winning star of hit series Jane the Virgin, has signed on to voice iconic crook Carmen Sandiego in Netflix’s upcoming animated reboot, according ... Continue Reading →
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Alcon Tackles First Animation Project with ‘Darkmouth’

Alcon Entertainment is stepping into the animation dimension for the first time, announcing an adaptation of Irish author Shane Hagerty’s Darkmouth. The comedy-fantasy-adventure flick ... Continue Reading →
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Wage-Fixing Suit Draws to Close with $100M Disney Settlement

The end is in sight for the class-action lawsuit that shook up the animation industry. Holdout defendants Disney, Pixar and Lucasfilm (all under The Walt Disney Company umbrella) have ... Continue Reading →
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Mikki Rose Named SIGGRAPH 2019 Conference Chair

ACM SIGGRAPH has selected Mikki Rose, Fur Technical Director at Blue Sky Studios, as the SIGGRAPH 2019 Conference Chair. The longtime event volunteer and last year’s Production ... Continue Reading →
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Preliminary Approval Granted in DWA Settlement

US District Judge Lucy Koh has given her preliminary approval to the $50 million payment proposed by DreamWorks Animation back in October as settlement for the ongoing animators’ ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Animation Snags ‘Girl Who Drank the Moon’; Marc Haimes to Script

Fox Animation has acquired rights to Kelly Barnhill’s widely acclaimed children’s fantasy novel The Girl Who Drank the Moon, and has tapped Kubo and the Two Strings co-writer ... Continue Reading →
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Bit Films Enters TV Sphere with ‘The New Pioneers’

Bit Films, an award-winning independent animation studio based in Northampton, Massachusetts, has released an online teaser for its new episodic action-adventure series The New Pioneers. Set ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Settles in Anti-Poaching Suit, Disney Is Last Holdout

Another domino has fallen in the two-plus-year suit by animation artists alleging wage-fixing and anti-poaching agreements between major studios, with DreamWorks Animation reaching ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Winner ‘Borrowed Time’ Debuts Online

Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj’s computer animated short film Borrowed Time has launched online via Vimeo — unsurprisingly, as a Vimeo Staff Pick — along with a new ... Continue Reading →