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Moonbot to Adapt ‘Olivia Kidney’ for Features

Moonbot Studios has announced it has acquired the film rights to adapt the Olivia Kidney trilogy of young adult books by award-winning author Ellen Potter into a series of live-action ... Continue Reading →
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Moonbot Animates Chipotle’s ‘The Scarecrow’ Project

Moonbot Studios has done it again. The talented team at the Louisiana-based studio, which is founded by illustrator/animator/producer William Joyce, Brandon Oldenburg and Lampton Enochs, ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Invites 276 New Artists, Execs to Membership

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 276 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions ... Continue Reading →
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TIFF Presents Eclectic Animation Package

If you are in Toronto next week and feel like checking out a wonderful evening of cool animated music videos, TV ads and narrative shorts, we recommend TIFF’s Packaged Goods: Artful ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar-Nominated Shorts to Debut in Theaters on Feb. 1

If you’d like to check out all of this year’s Oscar-nominated shorts (animated, live-action and documentary) in a movie theater, you’ll be happy to know that ShortsHD (The Short ... Continue Reading →
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Moonbot Goes Noir with ‘Diggs Nightcrawler’

Louisiana-based studio Moonbot Studios (The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, The Numberlys) is working on a new augmented reality experience for Sony’s PlayStation 3 ... Continue Reading →
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Best of the Brief-Attention-Span Theater

An overview of the key award-winning shorts screening at the 2012 edition of SIGGRAPH’s Computer Animation Festival. During the 39th SIGGRAPH Conference in Los Angeles this summer, ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar Loves ‘Rango,’ ‘Hugo’ and ‘Lessmore’

After several months of collecting critics’ and guild trophies, Paramount’s underdog feature Rango took home the Best Animated Feature Oscar during a star-studded ceremony held ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar-Nominated Shorts Get Theatrical Release

ShortsHD and Magnolia Pictures have announced plans to release this year’s Oscar-nominated short films in 200 theaters across the U.S. and Canada on Feb. 10, 2012. Three theatrical ... Continue Reading →
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Expanding the Magical World of William Joyce

How Hurricane Katrina and a veteran children’s book advocate in New York City inspired an award-winning animated short and popular iPad app. Many months before critical favorites ... Continue Reading →