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+ A new poster for Warner Bros.’ upcoming feature The LEGO Ninjago Movie has been released. The feature will be released in theaters Sept. 22. + Tonko House will be expanding ... Continue Reading →
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‘Witch Boy’ Graphic Novel Enchants Fox Animation

The yet-to-be released graphic novel The Witch Boy, the first solo title from illustrator and animation artist Molly Knox Ostertag, has been picked up for feature adaptation by Fox ... Continue Reading →
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Spark Animation 2017 Opens Submissions

Vancouver’s Spark Computer Graphics Society has opened submissions for Spark Animation 2017, running October 26-29 in the Canadian entertainment mecca. Now in its ninth year, ... Continue Reading →
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Tonko House, Fox Animation Team for ‘Dam Keeper’ Feature

L.A.-based Tonko House and Fox Animation are partnering to develop a feature film based on The Dam Keeper, the 2015 Academy Award-nominated animated short written and directed by Tonko ... Continue Reading →
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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 →
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NY Int’l Short Film Fest Calls for Entries

The New York International Short Film Festival — running May 31 through June 2, 2016 at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema in NYC — is still accepting submissions in multiple ... Continue Reading →
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The Animag 250: Creatives to Watch

The Animation Magazine 250th issue celebration continues, this time with our list of creative to watch. They are: Cam Baity — animator, show creator, author Kelli Bixler and Drew ... Continue Reading →
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First Second Secures ‘Dam Keeper’ Books Rights

Graphic novel publisher First Second has preemptively acquired world rights to two graphic novels based on the Oscar-nominated animated short The Dam Keeper from Tonko House founders ... Continue Reading →
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‘Big Hero 6,’ ‘Feast,’ ‘Interstellar’ Win at the Oscars

Big Hero 6 wins best animated feature, Disney’s Feast swins the best animated short, while Interstellar wins the Best VFX Oscar! The LEGO Movie missed out on the Best Original ... 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 →