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John Knoll Upped to ILM’s Chief Creative Officer

Oscar-winning vfx veteran John Knoll has been promoted to Chief Creative Officer at Industrial Light & Magic. Knoll, who joined ILM In 1986, has been a vfx supervisor for the house ... Continue Reading →
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You Think Your Film Was a Challenge?

Any discussion of the different styles of animation invariably cover traditional, digital, stop-motion, paper cut-out, sometimes even puppetry. But there is one style that is rarely ... Continue Reading →
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Nexus Partners with ‘Were-Rabbit’ Producer Jennings

London-based animation studio Nexus as announced an exclusive partnership with multi-award winning toon producers Claire Jennings, Christopher O’Reilly and Charlotte Bavasso to develop ... Continue Reading →
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Bruno Bozzetto to Receive ASIFA Prize

The upcoming Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market (June 10-15, 2013) will see Italian cartoon legend Bruno Bozzetto honored with the coveted ASIFA Prize for outstanding ... Continue Reading →
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Now, a Few Words from the Oscar Nominees

Since the Oscar nominations were announced early this morning (see http://bit.ly/10iwMPV), we have been collecting some euphoric reactions from the lucky nominees in via email and phone ... Continue Reading →
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Lee’s ‘Adam and Dog’ Shines During Award Season

Minkyu Lee discusses his Annie-winning, Oscar-nominated, Genesis-themed short Adam and Dog. Companionship between humans and animals is an oft-explored concept in the film world, no ... Continue Reading →
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Focus Announces ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ Fan Art Contest

Focus Features is hoping fans of Wes Anderson’s charming and quirky summer hit Moonrise Kingdom will come up with some good fan art for the studio’s Oscar season ads! Building off ... Continue Reading →
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Memorial Service Planned for John Coates

A memorial service celebrating the life of the late animation producer John Coates will be held at St. George’s Church (on the corner of St George St. and Maddox St., London W1) ... Continue Reading →
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Seth MacFarlane Talks Oscar Host Gig

Hot on the heels of the official announcement that Seth MacFarlane—the busy guy behind Family Guy, American Dad, The Cleveland Show and this summer’s hit live-action comedy Ted—will ... 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 →