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Books Headline News

‘The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore’ Wins Oscar for Best Animated Short

William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg’s “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” won the award for Best Animated Short at the 84th Academy Awards.

Comedy Blogs

Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum (podcast) x 27

Live, from the Ottawa International Animation Festival 2011, entertainment's own comedy pangea, Dino Stamatopoulos, is paid to sit down with the very Joel Frenzer and Alan Foreman for the most overmodulated audiophonic conver-senation* about his animated series Morel Orel and Mary Shelley's Frankenhole. Topics include: writing for adult animated comedy while drinking, drinking for adult animated comedy while writing, star-shaped facial hair, adopting classical horror literary author names into titular innuendo forever linking them historically, and poutine.

Studios Headline News

Dover Studios Releases Maya Advanced Surface Materials Training Video

Dover Studios announced the release of its latest visual effects training video, “Maya Advanced Surface Materials,” a practical guide to creating shading networks in Autodesk Maya.

Effects Headline News

FMX 2012 Highlights Announced

Highlights for FMX 2012 include Martin Scorsese's 3D adventure “Hugo,” TV series “Game of Thrones” and “Bones,” and games such as “Mass Effect 3” and “The Witcher 2.”

Animation Headline News

Amazing Spectacles Creates ‘Big Bad Wolf’ for Gocompare.com

Amazing Spectacles, the independently run animation studio backed by Prime Focus, has delivered a new commercial for UK comparison service Gocompare.com.

Autodesk Headline News

Autodesk Tools Used on 14 Oscar-Nominated Films

Digital artists worldwide used Autodesk digital entertainment creation software to create 2011's most celebrated movies.

Film Headline News

AniFest 2012 Accreditations Open

Fans and friends of animation are invited to the 11th International Festival of Animated Films AniFest (April 26 – May 1, 2012). Accreditation passes are now available online at www.anifest.cz through April 20, 2012.

Film Headline News

‘Rango’ Wins Best Animation at 2012 BAFTA Awards

At the BAFTA Awards held Sunday at the Royal Opera House in London, Rango won best animated film, beating The Adventures Of Tintin and Arthur Christmas. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 got the top prize for visual effects, and Hugo won two awards for sound and design.

Animation Headline News

Ottawa Int’l Animation Festival: Call for Entries!

The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is pleased to announce its worldwide call for entries for its 2012 festival, taking place September 19-23.

Film Headline News

Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film: Last Call for Entries!

The submission deadline for the Animated Com Award at the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film is February 15, 2012.

Prime Headline News

Chris Del Conte Joins Prime Focus World

Prime Focus World, an industry-leading 2D to 3D conversion and VFX studio, announced that Emmy Award winner Chris Del Conte has joined the company as Managing Director, Los Angeles.

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