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Daily News Bytes: ‘Ready Player One’ an Animation Contender? New ‘Hell to Pay’ Clip & More

Estonia Announces First Batch of Animation Grants for 2018 The national film institute at Tallinn has allotted 214,000 EUR ($260K USD) to artists and studios such as Chintis Lundgren ... Continue Reading →
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Director Stanislav Sokolov Discusses the Making of Epic Film ‘Hoffmaniada’

One of the animated features debuting at this week’s Berlin Film Festival and European Film Market is Russian director Stanislav Sokolov’s much anticipated stop-motion feature Hoffmaniada. ... Continue Reading →
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AFM Spotlight: Wizart’s Wizards Talk ‘Snow Queen: Wonderland’

Alexey Tsitsilin & Robert Lence Vladimir Nikolaev The perennially ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: RTX Animation Fest, Leonard Cohen Cartooned, New Qube! & More

RTX Animation Festival Premieres Powerhouse’s ‘Castlevania’ Rooster Teeth’s Gray G. Haddock talks the “new golden age of animation” with the event’s local, The Austin ... Continue Reading →
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‘Vinni Puh’ Creator Fyodor Khitruk Dies

The Russian Animated Film Association announced on its website that Fyodor Khitruk, creator of the acclaimed and still beloved Vinni Puh (based on A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh) cartoons ... Continue Reading →
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Soyuzmultfilm Requests Fund Increase from Russia’s Putin

Iconic Russian animation studio Soyuzmultfilm has requested a bailout from Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to avoid going under, reports Variety. Founded 75 years ago, the studio has ... Continue Reading →