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Podcast: BBC’s Witness: Studio Ghibli – Japanese Animation Animator Hirokatsu Kihara talks to Made in Manchester’s Ashley Byrne about how the legendary studio has evolved ... Continue Reading →
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Artspace Celebrates Moonbot’s Fifth Anniversary

Shreveport, Louisiana’s Artspace venue will welcome the delightful characters and three famous animators to Northwest Louisiana to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Moonbot Studios ... Continue Reading →
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Spark Animation 2015 Kicks Off Oct. 21

Spark CG Society will present the 2015 edition of the Spark Animation Festival, Conference and Job Fair in Vancouver, BC from October 21-25 (sparkfx.ca). This year, festival screenings ... Continue Reading →
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Moonbot Reveals ‘Taking Flight’

Just launched today is a website and trailer for the latest short project from Moonbot Studios (The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore). The film is titled Taking Flight ... Continue Reading →
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The Animation Magazine 250: Animation Companies to Watch!

Our subscribers will be receiving in the next few days something special: The 250th issue of Animation Magazine! For this special issue, we compiled a special list of 250 companies, ... Continue Reading →
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Amazon’s ‘Tumble Leaf’ Wins 5 Daytime Emmys

Amazon’s Tumble Leaf dominated the animation categories in the 42nd annual Daytime Emmy Awards, winning five awards in all including Outstanding Preschool Children’s Animated ... Continue Reading →
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‘Dragon 2,’ ‘Mickey’ Dominate 42nd Annie Awards

The big night has come and gone — and it was a good one for DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Disney TV Animation’s Mickey Mouse. Dragon 2 dominated ... Continue Reading →
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Moonbot, Amplify Trailer Annie-Nominated ‘The Raven’

Moonbot Studios and Amplify have released a trailer to their Annie-nominated short film collaboration, The Raven. The 11-minute short is based on Edgar Allan Poe’s classic poem ... Continue Reading →
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10 Films Make Oscars Animated Short Cut

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 87th Academy Awards, out of 58 qualifying films. The ... Continue Reading →
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TIFF Kids Names Winners

The Toronto International Film Festival’s kiddie content fest revealed the winners of its kid, adult and audience-selected awards on Friday. Here are the key animation winners: Adult ... Continue Reading →