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Short Films Headline News

Acme Filmworks Brings '17th Annual Animation Show of Shows’ to Theaters

Eleven award-winning acclaimed animated shorts from around the world are highlighted in national theatrical showcase beginning September 24, 2015.

Nickelodeon Headline News

‘The SpongeBob Musical’ Set to Premiere in Chicago

One-of-a-kind musical event to feature original songs by Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, Dirty Projectors, The Flaming Lips, John Legend, Cyndi Lauper, Panic! At the Disco, They Might Be Giants and more, with an additional song by David Bowie.

Warner Bros. Headline News

WATCH: Warner Bros. Unveils New Trailer for ‘The Iron Giant’

More than 15 years after Brad Bird’s animated classic first arrived in theaters, ‘The Iron Giant’ has been retooled in a Signature Edition complete with two newly-added scenes.

Awards Headline News

Stop-Motion ‘Dimitri,’ Bronzit’s ‘Cosmos’ Top Cyber Sousa Xiamen

Stop-motion animated series ‘Dimitri,’ produced by French studio Vivement Lundi!, and ‘We Can't Live Without Cosmos’ by Konstantin Bronzit receive Golden Dolphin awards at the 8th Cyber Sousa international animation festival organized by ASIFA-China in the City of Xiamen.

Chinese Animation ANIMATIONWorld

Has the Chinese Animation Industry Finally Turned the Corner?

This year at Annecy’s MIFA animation marketplace, the conversation about Chinese animation was anything but the same old story.

Preservation Headline News

Cinelicious Completes 4K Restoration of ‘Belladonna of Sadness’

Cinelicious, SpectreVision and The Cinefamily in Los Angeles team to present a 4K restoration of the Japanese anime feature ‘Belladonna of Sadness,’ directed by Eiichi Yamamoto (‘Astro Boy’) and produced by Osamu Tezuka’s Mushi Productions.

Annecy 2015 ANIMATIONWorld

‘A Greek Tragedy’: Women, Animation and the Classics at Annecy 2015

Nicole van Goethem’s 1985 Cristal and 1987 Oscar-winning short stands out in Annecy 2015 homage to female animators.

Studio Ghibli Headline News

GKIDS Picks Up Studio Ghibli’s ‘Only Yesterday’

GKIDS acquires North American rights to ‘Only Yesterday’ from Studio Ghibli co-founder and Academy Award nominee Isao Takahata; new English-language version featuring Daisy Ridley and Dev Patel to receive 25th anniversary theatrical release winter 2016.

The Animation Pimp Blogs

Somebody on Something: Pat Smith’s ‘Blank on Blank’

Director Pat Smith talks about animating lost and rare interviews with stars like Hunter S. Thompson and Lou Reed for his new web mini-series.

Adult Swim ANIMATIONWorld

15 Years of Glorious Mayhem: 'Aqua Teen Hunger Force' Says Peace Out!

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 21, 2015 at 1:50pm

With the Adult Swim series finale set to air this week -- including a song from Rock legend Patti Smith -- creative studio Awesome Inc. reflects on the minimal animation and maximum fun of the beloved show.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Studio Ghibli’s ‘Marnie’ Arrives on Blu-ray Oct. 6

From ‘The Secret World of Arrietty’ director Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Studio Ghibli’s ‘When Marnie Was There’ comes to Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on October 6, 2015.

Home Entertainment ANIMATIONWorld

REVIEW: ‘Adventure Time - The Complete Fifth Season’

Cartoon Network’s ‘Adventure Time - The Complete Fifth Season’ offers a window looking back onto the 1,000-year history of the Land of Ooo and expanding our understanding of Ice King, Princess Bubblegum, Marceline and other members of the AT multiverse.

Nickelodeon Headline News

Nickelodeon Greenlights ‘Pinky Malinky’ Series

Animated comedy co-created and co-executive produced by Chris Garbutt and Rikke Asbjoern (‘The Amazing World of Gumball’) and executive produced by Scott Kreamer (‘Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness’) set to premiere in 2016.

Short Films Headline News

WATCH: Latvia’s Zilbalodis Releases ‘Inaudible’ Short Online

Created over the course of seven months, dialog-free animated short pairs sound design and a distinctive visual look and adventurous color palette to help tell the story.

Nickelodeon Headline News

Nickelodeon Orders New Season of ‘Fairly OddParents’

Nickelodeon greenlights season 10 of Emmy Award-winning animated series; joining the cast of characters is Chloe Carmichael, an enthusiastic, funny and over-achieving little girl with whom Timmy will have to share his fairies.

Animation Blogs

LIFE IS SHORT AT THE 13TH FIKE INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL - 9 THROUGH 13 June 2015 in Evora, Portugal

The motto of the FIKE International Short Film Festival is “Life is Short”, and the five day festival did seem to literally fly by.  FIKE is a showcase for short live action, animation, and documentary films.  I seldom have the opportunity to see short live action films and so it is a special treat for me.  Watching films coupled with the warm hospitality of festival director Joao Paulo Macedo made it five perfect days for me.

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