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The New York International Children’s Film Festival (NYICFF) has announced the winners of its 2013 awards, presented March 17 at the DGA Theater, with the 2D French feature Ernest & Celestine, and U.K. short I Am Tom Moody taking home the top juried honors. This year’s jury was comprised of [...]
Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon (The Secret of Kells, Skunk Fu!) has launched a Kickstarter campaign to secure financing for a new animated series titled Vegtoons. The series is described as an entertaining, educational show that is designed to raise awareness for living more compassionately and to promote a vegetarian [...]
The organizers of this year’s edition of the Annecy International Animation Festival (June 4-9) have announced that there will be a special focus on Irish animation at the event this year. Among the many shorts and TV highlights are The Depository by Andrew Kavanagh, Butterfly by Glenn Marshall, The Polish [...]
There’s been a lot of indie interest in the upcoming animated adaptation of Kahlil Gibran’s best-selling book The Prophet. The intriguing pic, which is being produced by Salma Hayek and her Ventanarose shingle, is going forward with a screenplay by Roger Allers (The Lion King), who is also directing two [...]
Roger Allers, who co-directed Disney’s smash hit The Lion King and Sony Pictures Animation’s Open Season, has signed on to an animated adaptation of Khalil Gibran’s poetry collection The Prophet. According to Deadline.com, Allers will oversee the creative end of the movie, which will feature chapters made by other animators. [...]
New York-based indie distributor GKIDS has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Fernadno Trueba and Javier Mariscal’s acclaimed 2D animated feature Chico & Rita. The film made its world premiere at Telluride Film Festival, was an official selection at Toronto International Film Festival, and has been released to wide acclaim [...]
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 13 animators, 12 visual effects artists and a total of 178 filmmakers and film industry executives to join its ranks. Animators on the invite list includes such high-profile names as Sylvain Chomet, Tomm Moore, Teddy Newton and Bob Peterson. Visual [...]
Several companies have come aboard as European partners on Cartoon Saloon’s next feature, Song of the Sea, reports Variety. The deals see Optimum Releasing getting distribution rights in Ireland and the United Kingdom, while Denmark-based Noerlum Studios. will co-produce and provide about half of the animation.Also signing on are Belgium’s [...]
Award-winning actress Salma Hayek and her company Ventanarosa Productions are reportedly joining a project to make an animated feature based on the classic poetry collection, The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran. The project is being produced by Clark Peterson and Ron Senkowski, with Hayek’s producing partner Jose Tamez and co-financier Steve Hanson [...]
A lot of people sat up and took notice of Ireland’s Cartoon Saloon last year after its animated feature Secret of Kells was nominated for an Oscar. The studio is now developing a new feature called Song of the Sea, which Cartoon Saloon’s website describes as follows: “The story of [...]