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Ridley Scott to Receive VES Lifetime Award

The Visual Effects Society has named multi-award winning director and producer Ridley Scott as its 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, in recognition of his enormous contributions ... Continue Reading →
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Villareal Taps into the Heart with ‘Nieta’

It may not have made the cut for this year’s Oscars animated short film short list, but Nieta remains a delightful example of how effective animation can be at delivering in just ... Continue Reading →
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ShortsHD Acquires Full Plympton Library

Short film outlet ShortsHD has acquired indie animation legend Bill Plympton’s entire library of shorts and features for distribution on all ShortsTV and ShortsHD platforms in ... Continue Reading →
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Building Up to Epic

Writer-director Dean DeBlois steers Hiccup, Toothless ... Continue Reading →
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New Images from Hayek’s ‘The Prophet’

The coolest animation news to come out of the Cannes Film Festival was the in-progress preview of Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet, an animated adaptation of the famous book of poetry ... Continue Reading →
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Aquamen Teases ‘Kong’ at Cannes

Producers Jeongjung “JJ” Kim and Gary Zhang have presented the first trailer for their $40 million 3D CG feature Kong at the Cannes Film Market on behalf of Aquamen Entertainment. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Princess Kaguya,’ ‘Jutra’ Join Cannes Line Up

Two noteworthy animated projects have been announced as part of the Cannes Film Festival’s Directors’ Fortnight (May 15-25) programming section: Isao Takahata’s highly ... Continue Reading →
Jeremy Clapin

Jeremy Clapin and the Art of ‘Palmipedarium’

French animator Jeremy Clapin first caught the attention of the festival world with his highly original, funny and dark short Skhizein in 2008, which won awards at Annecy and the Cannes ... Continue Reading →
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Triggerfish’s ‘Khumba’ Has a Brand-New Trailer

South Africa’s Triggerfish Animation Studios has unveiled a new trailer for its upcoming feature Khumba. The 3-D, CG-animated feature has been making the festival rounds since ... Continue Reading →
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Studio 100 Launches New Film Division

International children’s production and distribution company Studio 100 Media GmbH has launched a new film division under the banner Studio 100 Film, and has secured its first theatrical ... Continue Reading →