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British Animation Icon John Coates Dies at 85

We are saddened by the news that beloved British animator John Coates, the man behind such revered projects such as The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine and the Oscar-nominated special The ... Continue Reading →
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CalArts Celebrates Chuck Jones’ 100th Birthday

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) celebrates the 100th birthday of animation legend Chuck Jones with a special program at the REDCAT theater in Los Angeles. At the event, John ... Continue Reading →
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Italian VFX Artist Carlo Rambaldi Dies at 86

We were saddened by the recent death of Italian special effects wizard Carlo Rambaldi, who is best known for this work on Steven Spielberg’s E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Ridley Scott’s ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Hosts a Tribute to the Hubleys

Husband-and-wife indie animators John and Faith Hubley will be the subject of a special tribute on Friday, September 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences ... Continue Reading →
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Pixomondo Adds New Facility in Detroit

International visual effects company Pixomondo today announced the opening of a new studio in Detroit, bringing its global network total to thirteen facilities spanning three continents. The ... Continue Reading →
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Gkids to Release English-Language ‘Cat in Paris’

New York-based indie GKids will release an English-language version of the Oscar-nominated feature A Cat in Paris in select cities on June 1st. Directed by Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain ... Continue Reading →
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Gene Deitch Sees Red!

Even some fans of UPA, who have rushed out to buy the new, long-awaited DVD collection of their classic theatrical cartoons, might not know that Walt Disney had a particular name for ... Continue Reading →
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Germany’s FMX 2012 Announces Conference Lineup

Europe’s top conference on the creation, production and distribution of digital entertainment has announced the lineup for its 17th edition (May 8-11). Among the many world-renowned ... Continue Reading →
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NW Animation Fest: Final Call for Entries

Here’s a little sunshine to brighten the protracted Pacific North Western winter! (The first day of spring was Tuesday? Very funny.) The Northwest Animation Festival is wrapping up ... Continue Reading →
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‘Chico & Rita’ Plays in L.A. This Week

The Oscar-nominated Spanish animated feature about love, life and music will open at the Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles this Friday, March 9. Those seeking their next artful animated ... Continue Reading →