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The 21st Century’s 100 Greatest Films The BBC list includes animated treasures of the last 16 years: Pixar’s Finding Nemo (#96), Ratatouille (#93), Inside Out (#41) and ... Continue Reading →

Academy Invites 683 New Members for 2016

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has extended membership invitations to 683 distinguished filmmakers, artists and executives “who represent the best in our global ... Continue Reading →

‘Iron Giant: Signature Edition’ Coming Home Sept. 6

Brad Bird’s iconic animated feature The Iron Giant will be back on the home entertainment market this fall, and better than ever. Available September 6 from Warner Bros. Home ... Continue Reading →

FMX ’16 Sets Attendance Record

The 2016 FMX conference on animation, effects, games and transmedia wrapped up in Stuttgart on Friday, with the 21st edition welcoming 3,500 attendees — an all-time high for attendance ... Continue Reading →

VES Bay Area Announces Inaugural Summit

The Bay Area Section of the Visual Effects Society (VES) has announced that Karen Dufilho of Google will be the Keynote Speaker for the organization’s inaugural industry summit, ... Continue Reading →

FMX to Feature ‘Inside Out,’ ‘Avengers’ VR and More

Organizers of the 2016 FMX conference, taking place April 26-29 in Stuttgart, have revealed new details of this year’s programming. Attendees can look forward to presentations ... Continue Reading →

ToonBox’s ‘Spark’ to Open TAAFI

The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI) has announced the Official Selection of shots and feature films for the 2016 edition, taking place April 22 to 25. Alongside ... Continue Reading →

TAAFI ‘16 Provides Studio Recruitment Opportunity

The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI) has announced that it will hold the Animation Arts Maarket (no, that’s not a typo, just clever branding) as part of its 2015 ... Continue Reading →

Michael Giacchino Composing for Disney’s ‘Zootopia’

Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino is embarking on his first-ever collaboration with Walt Disney Animation Studios to produce the score for the upcoming CG feature Zootopia, out ... Continue Reading →

Paramount Shuffles ‘Monster Trucks’ and ‘SpongeBob 3′

Paramount Animation has revealed changes to its feature release slate through 2019, including date changes to two major projects, a release date for overseas production The Little Prince. ... Continue Reading →