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GKIDS Headline News

GKIDS Announces U.S. Release Date for ‘Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet’

Salma Hayek’s animated passion project based on the 100 million-selling masterpiece by Lebanese poet Kahlil Gibran opens August 7 In NYC & LA followed by national expansion.

Ireland Headline News

Irish Animation Stamps Go High-Tech

QR code-enabled stamp set features four internationally acclaimed animated properties from Ireland: Jam Media’s ‘Roy,’ Brown Bag Films’ ‘Give Up Yer Aul Sins,’ Cartoon Saloon’s ‘The Secret of Kells’ and Geronimo Productions’ ‘Nelly & Nora.’

VFX Headline News

MPC Delivers Magic Effects for Disney’s ‘Into the Woods’

As lead VFX studio, MPC was responsible for a variety of 3D and 2D effects, including creating Jack’s beanstalk, creatures such as Cinderella’s birds, mice, snakes and a cow, magic effects, fantasy environments, and transformation shots.

Awards Headline News

Michel Ocelot Named Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient at 25th Animafest Zagreb

Renowned BAFTA and César-winning filmmaker has previously been honored at Animafest Zagreb for best animated film for ‘The Three Inventors’ (Les Trois Inventeurs), in 1980, and ‘Azur & Asmar’ (Azur et Asmar), in 2007.

Short Films Headline News

Conrad’s ‘Heart of Darkness’ Gets Animation Treatment on Instagram

Animator Sascha Ciezata releases a multimedia graphic novel based on Joseph Conrad’s ‘Heart of Darkness’ with daily episodes on Instagram.

6 Point Harness Headline News

6 Point Harness Makes a Splash With ‘SpongeBob Movie’

Los Angeles-based animation studio 6PH leverages Toon Boom’s Harmony Software for the two-minute music video finale, “Rap Battle,” in ‘The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.’

Bill Plympton Headline News

New Trailer & Poster Released for Bill Plympton’s ‘Cheatin’

Plympton’s latest hand-drawn feature kicks off its New York theatrical run on Friday, April 3, followed by a national roll-out with stops in Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Minneapolis, Denver, Portland and other cities.

HAFF 2015 Headline News

HAFF Announces 2015 Int’l Selections

Feature selections include Studio Ghibli’s ‘When Marnie Was There’ and Aardman’s ‘Shaun the Sheep The Movie’; short film selections include Steven Woloshen’s ‘1000 Plateaus’ and Piotr Dumala’s ‘Hipopotamy.’

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