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Disney Animation Artist Dave Michener Dies Age 85

Dave Michener, an animator and story artist with Disney for more than three decades, died at home in Los Angeles on February 15 from complications caused by a virus. He was 85 years ... Continue Reading →
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CalArts 2018 Producer’ Show Toasts 22 Student Animations

One of the world’s most revered animation schools, California Institute of the Arts presented its annual Producers’ Show on Tuesday night in Los Angeles. Successive generations ... Continue Reading →
Birdlime

Fest Anča Selects: ‘Negative Space,’ ‘Ugly,’ ‘Birdlime’ Make the Cut

The 11th Fest Anča International Animation Festival — taking place June 28 to July 1 in Zilina, Slovakia — will be screening 283 thought-provoking shorts bot in and out ... Continue Reading →
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28th Animafest Zagreb Lineup Announced

The 28th World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb has revealed a rich and diverse program of over 350 films for the 2018 edition, taking place June 4-9. The lineup was ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Magazine’s Rising Stars of 2018

***These profiles were written by Ellen Wolff and Ramin Zahed for the April 2018 issue of Animation Magazine No. 279*** We are so proud to highlight this year’s talented, diverse ... Continue Reading →
Lei Lei

Indie Filmmaker Lei Lei Joins CalArts Experimental Animation Faculty

The California Institute of the Arts announced that independent animator Lei Lei has joined its Experimental Animation Program faculty in the spring 2018 semester. An internationally ... Continue Reading →
Roger Ramjet

‘Roger Ramjet’ Creator Fred Crippen Dies Age 90

Fred Crippen, the prolific animator, writer, producer, director and founder of Pantomime Pictures who created the famous 1960s series Roger Ramjet, passed away March 22 at the age of ... Continue Reading →
Nightmare in the Morning

Disney XD Slates First Student Short Premiere from Animag Rising Star Yonatan Tal

This Saturday, March 24, Disney XD will premiere music-driven short Nightmare in the Morning from Yonatan Tal during his third year at CalArts in the Character Animation program. Airing ... Continue Reading →
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Animator & Voice Actor Bud Luckey Dies Age 83

William “Bud” Luckey, a multitalented artist and performer who touched many facets of animation, has died at age 83. Among his many credits, Luckey earned an Annie Award ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network Backs $15K CalArts Scholarship

Turner’s Cartoon Network, which turned 25 last year, is reiterating its commitment to supporting the next generation of innovative animators by working with the California Institute ... Continue Reading →