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Daily News Bytes: Karyn Parsons Flies with Bessie Coleman, 100 Years of Japanese Animation, 16-Bit Skywalker & More

How ‘Fresh Prince’s Karyn Parsons Became the Founder of a Creative Nonprofit The actress-producer and Executive Director of Sweet Blackberry discusses her mission to bring ... Continue Reading →
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Bold Ideas Shine at the 2017 Student Academy Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has a notable history of honoring student filmmakers with medals for their thesis films. That honor roll includes directors John Lasseter, ... Continue Reading →
Barry & Joe

Conan O’Brien, Titmouse Board Obama-Biden Toon ‘Barry & Joe’

Adult-targeted, time-traveling “bromantic comedy” series Barry & Joe has received some high-profile backing with Conan O’Brien coming onboard as an executive producer (through ... Continue Reading →
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Jim Henson Co. Ups Halle Stanford to TV Prez, Plans ‘IAmElemental’ Series

The Jim Henson Company came out with two key announcements this week, with the news that longtime executive Halle Stanford has been promoted to President of Television and the studio’s ... Continue Reading →
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Exclusive: Meet the Claymation Stars of New Will Vinton Documentary

One of the great icons of latter 20th century animation history, Will Vinton is the deserving subject of a new documentary from director Marq Evans (The Glamours & the Squalor), ... Continue Reading →
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‘Loving Vincent’ Paints Picture of Success

The artistic, ambitious European co-pro Loving Vincent — the world’s first fully oil-painted feature film — is winning over audiences around the globe, having already ... Continue Reading →
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OIAF TAC: How to Create Successful Animated Digital Content

Don’t get too sensitive about audience feedback. Know exactly who your audience is and respond to their needs. Don’t forget that there are a lot of financial resources and government ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: Kevin McTurk Takes Swing at ‘Haunted Swordsman,’ Turner Joins FupiToons, Toys ‘R’ Us Files Bankruptcy & More

AAN Partners with Turner for DISCOP Joburg & FupiToons Festival The global broadcasting giant will reunite with African Animation Network during the South Africa content confab, ... Continue Reading →
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OIAF: Masaaki Yuasa’s Double Exposure

Over the past 10 years, Japanese TV and film director, writer and storyboard artist Masaaki Yuasa has received a lot of attention for ... Continue Reading →
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Obama and Biden to Time Travel in New Toon

A clever new animated sci-fi series featuring former President Obama and former V.P. Joe Biden is off to a very healthy start, thanks to a crowd-funding campaign via Kickstarter. The ... Continue Reading →