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Deals and Highlights from Annecy 2015

Another Annecy festival has wrapped, with plenty of deals and news coming out of the ever-growing event. Among the highlights of the festival: Attendance at MIFA was up 10 percent ... Continue Reading →
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HBO Orders Two Seasons of Duplass Bros.’ ‘Animals’

HBO has forked over for two seasons of a new animated series from Mark and Jay Duplass (Togetherness), titled Animals. The first two episodes screened earlier this year at the Sundance ... Continue Reading →
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HBO Snags ‘Gorburger Show’

HBO has placed an order for a TV pilot of The Gorburger Show — the internet talkshow spoof from Funny or Die that blends puppetry and star power. The webseries has enjoyed two ... Continue Reading →
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‘Kaguya,’ Season 4 of ‘Thrones’ Arrive on Video

Valentine’s Day was last weekend, but your love of animation can continue this week with the release of Oscar-nominated The Tale of the Princess Kaguya and season four of Game ... Continue Reading →
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‘Apes,’ ‘Big Hero 6,’ ‘Boxtrolls’ ‘Thrones’ Top VES Noms

Nominees for the 13th annual Visual Effects Society Awards were announced this morning, with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes leading the feature film categories while Big Hero 6 and ... Continue Reading →
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FuseFX Hires on VFX Supe Jon Massey

FuseFX has snapped up two-time Emmy nominated Visual Effects Supervisor Jon Massey, whose credits include HBO’s True Blood. His first assignment at the L.A.-area studio will be ... Continue Reading →
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Five Films Up for PGA Animated Feature Award

The Producers Guild of America offered few surprises in its nominations for the 2015 Producers Guild Awards, announced Jan. 5. No animated films were among the 10 nominees for The Darryl ... Continue Reading →
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Cancer Claims Hungarian Animator Andras Erkel

Animator Andras Erkel, founder of Hungary-based Studio Baestarts, died Dec. 29 from brain cancer. He was 52. Erkel started his animation career in the 1980s, producing a series of claymation ... Continue Reading →
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Rodeo FX Saddles Up in L.A.

Montreal’s Rodeo FX — which recently won an Emmy for its work on HBO’s Game of Thrones — has come to SoCal, opening a new office in Venice, CA. The Quebecois ... Continue Reading →
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‘Simpsons’ Dominates WGA Animation Noms

The Writers Guild of America have released the list of nominations for the 2015 Writers Guild Awards, which honor outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio and promotional ... Continue Reading →