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‘Hardboiled’ Director Holds AMA Amid Funding Campaign

Award-winning Brooklyn animation director Peter Sluszka (virtually) headed over to Reddit today for an Ask Me Anything session. Users chimed in with questions about the science and ... Continue Reading →
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VFX Supervisor Dan Akers Joins Blur Studio

Academy Award and Emmy-nominated animation, VFX and design house Blur Studio has hired on Dan Akers as Visual Effects Supervisor. With nearly 15 years of experience in VFX, Akers has ... Continue Reading →
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Filmlance Developing New ‘Moomin’ Series

Filmlance International, the production house behind the acclaimed Scandinavian thriller Bron (The Bridge), has entered a licensing agreement with Moomin Characters and Bulls Licensing ... Continue Reading →
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Bento Box Launches Digital Studio

Emmy winning animation studio Bento Box Entertainment announced today at the Digital Entertainment World conference that it is launching Bento Box Digital Studios with the aim of creating ... Continue Reading →
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Emmy Winner Andy Bate Joins ArsenalCreative

Santa Monica visual effects studio ArsenalCreative is expanding its creative team with the hiring of award-winning artist Andy Bate as the Head of 2D and Lead Visual Effects Supervisor. ... Continue Reading →
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A Powerful and Marvelous Journey to Independence

I never aspired to be in the animation business. I wanted to own a tropical-fish store and be a percussionist in a philharmonic orchestra. But somehow, that dream led to cartoons and, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Feliz Cumpleanos’ Debuts for Mickey Mouse’s Birthday

Disney Channel is debuting a new episode of its Emmy-winning Mickey Mouse shorts in honor of Mickey’s birthday, Wednesday November 18 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT. The short, “¡Feliz ... Continue Reading →
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Animag to Honor ILM’s Knoll, Stoopid Buddy Studios at Summit

Animation Magazine is pleased to announce the first of its 2013 award recipients, which will be presented at The World Animation & VFX Summit, Opening Night Party, on November 3 ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Veteran Rusty Mills Dies at 49

The animation community is deeply saddened by the death of Rusty Mills (Russell P. Mills) of colon cancer at 49 this past weekend. Mills, a graduate of California Institute of the Arts, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Junkyard,’ ‘Wrinkles’ Are Ottawa’s Top Prize Winners

Dutch animator Hisko Hulsing’s powerful short Junkyard took home the Grand Prize for Best Independent Short Animation at the Ottawa Intl. Animation Festival on Sunday (Sept. 23). ... Continue Reading →