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News Bytes: Million Moms Boycott ‘Toy Story 4’, Become a ‘Rick and Morty’ Character, ‘Kiki’ Soars to Theaters & More

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News Bytes: Million Moms Boycott ‘Toy Story 4’, Become a ‘Rick and Morty’ Character, ‘Kiki’ Soars to Theaters & More

Pitch 100 Superwomen List
Published this week, the initiative celebrates awesome women working behind the scenes in the creative industry. Congratulations to all!

REGISTRATION OPEN: Cartoon Springboard 2019
The three-day event (September 30-October 2) will introduce young talents from the best European animation schools as they pitch their projects to a panel of experts; plus, up-and-comers will benefit from a special storytelling workshop and keynotes by industry pros. Mousse and Bichon — pitched by La Poudriere students last year — has been picked up by prodco Vivement Lundi! and will be presented at Cartoon Forum this fall!

CALL FOR ENTRIES: ANIMASIVO 12th Int’l Short Film Animation Contest
Mexico City’s dedicated experimental/indie animation event is seeking international submissions through September 8, 2019!

Get Drawn into an Episode of ‘Rick and Morty’ and Meet Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon
Sweepstakes-for-a-cause platform Prizeo has launched a new campaign offering a pretty schwifty grand prize! Fans can donate $10 to enter, with proceeds going to NEXT for AUTISM and Bergen County’s United Way. Larger donations = more entries, plus fun reward like Rick and Morty toys, collectibles and apparel. Enter to win be October 1, 2019.

One Million Moms Protests ‘Toy Story 4’ over “Dangerous” Lesbian Scene
The conservative group believes that two women seen in the background dropping off a child at Bonnie’s kindergarten is a “subtle” insert meant to “desensitize children” to “controversial topics.” Thank goodness that this petition has come out to expose this issue — almost forgot to donate to my favorite LGBTQ+ charity this month.

Studio Ghibli Fest 2019 Continues with ‘Kiki’s Delivery Service: 30th Anniversary
Hayao Miyazaki’s plucky young witch returns to the big screen across the U.S. through GKIDS and Fathom Events. The film is screening Sunday, July 28 (matinee, English dub); Mon. July 29 (evening, sub) and Wed. July 31 (evening, dub).

Synopsis: It is a tradition for all young witches to leave their families on the night of a full moon and fly off into the wide world to learn their craft. When that night comes for Kiki, she embarks on her new journey with her sarcastic black cat, Jiji, landing the next morning in a seaside village, where her unique skills make her an instant sensation.

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