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Bill Plympton Headline News

Bill Plympton to Release ‘Hitler’s Folly’ Mockumentary on Digital

New mockumentary feature film from Academy Award-nominated king of indie animation to premiere at SVA on June 1; ‘Hitler’s Folly’ available for free download on June 3.

Awards Headline News

‘Mausie and The Order of the Golden Sun’ Tops SVA’s 27th Dusty Awards

SVA students Hsuan Ho and Silver Paul awarded for outstanding animated film for ‘Mausie and The Order of the Golden Sun’; Montana Hall receives award for outstanding achievement in character animation, and Ivan Viaranchyk is awarded for outstanding achievement in animation production design.

Adult Swim Headline News

Adult Swim Announces All-Day Multi-Platform Programming at 2016 Upfronts

Cable network launching a new chapter in the ‘Robot Chicken’ franchise, the return of Genndy Tartakovsky’s animated smash hit ‘Samurai Jack,’ Season 3 of ‘Rick & Morty,’ and new series including ‘Dream Corp, LLC,’ ‘Million Dollar Extreme Presents: World Peace’ and Brad Neely’s ‘Harg Nallin’ Sclopio Peepio.’

Films Headline News

WATCH: Academy Celebrates Disney’s Classic ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Watch supervising animators Andreas Deja, Mark Henn and Glen Keane, key story artist Brenda Chapman, Oscar-nominated producer Don Hahn and director Gary Trousdale at the Academy’s celebration of the 25th anniversary of ‘Beauty and the Beast.’

Netflix Headline News

New Trailer Unleashed for DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Voltron Legendary Defender’

New series from executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos and co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery honors the original show’s venerated history while amplifying its strengths and scope with a mix of old and new animation techniques.

annecy Headline News

MIFA 2016 Pitch Selections Unveiled

Selections at European marketplace and pitching forum running alongside the Annecy International Animated Film Festival include 35 standout feature film, short film, TV series and specials, and transmedia projects from 412 overall submissions.

Genius Brands International Headline News

GBI Secures New TV & Streaming Deals

Genius Brands International secures new broadcast and SVOD deals across multiple platforms for ‘SpacePOP,’ ‘Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab’ and ‘Warren Buffett’s Secret Millionaires Club.’

Short Films Headline News

WATCH: Stop-Motion Short ‘50 Feet That Shook The World’

Stop-motion homage to the silent, Russian classics from Los Angeles-based filmmaker and experimental animator John Cannizzaro takes a twisted look at the ongoing war between film and video.

Light Chaser Animation Studios Headline News

Streep, Brooks, Kidman & Zendaya Join Light Chaser’s ‘Guardian Brothers’

Meryl Streep, Mel Brooks, Nicole Kidman and Zendaya sign on to voice roles in CG-animated feature written and directed by Gary Wang and produced at Beijing-based Light Chaser Animation Studios.

Trollbäck + Company Headline News

T+Co Renders World of Possibilities for TE Connectivity

New York-based creative agency Trollbäck + Company creates motion graphics and 3D data visualizations for new brand film showcasing innovation across a wide range of industries.

Disney Headline News

Disney Drops ‘Infinity’ Console Game, Shutters Avalanche Software

Disney falls short of analyst expectations for the second quarter of 2016; discontinues ‘Infinity’ gaming line with plans to lay off 250-300 artists and other staff.

Short Films Headline News

Visegrad Animation Forum Awards Best Animated Projects in Development

Twelve short films and 12 TV series in development are selected from nearly 100 projects from all over Europe competing to participate in the fourth year of the Visegrad Animation Forum.

Stop-motion Headline News

Wonky Films Short ‘Ain’t No Fish’ Now Online

Award-winning stop-motion animated short directed by Tom Gasek & Miki Cash features a bunch of hungry Arctic seals singing along to the music and lyrics of Sigman and Russell as performed by Hoagy Carmichael.

Axis Headline News

Axis Delivers Launch Trailer for ‘Dawn of War III’

Glasgow-based CG animation studio collaborates with Canadian game developer Relic Entertainment to create a trailer for the launch of ‘Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III.’

Cloud-Based Production Headline News

Cloud-Based Animation Platform Artella is Now Live!

Animators from ‘Toy Story,’ ‘Star Wars,’ ‘’Transformers,’ ‘Rango,’ ‘Wall-E’ and ‘The Incredibles’ establish a collaborative production platform to unite creative talent around the globe.

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