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Atomic Cartoons Headline News

Atomic Cartoons Developing ‘Mariachi Zombie’ Series

New animated kids comedy series created by Mexican director Celso Garcia and Lorena Machuca of Guadalajara-based LUNCH MEDIA integrates zombie and mariachi culture.

Thinkbox Software Headline News

Thinkbox Software Releases Deadline Cloud Wizard for Google

Deadline’s new wizard enables secure communication using customers’ Google Cloud Platform account information to create a VPN connection between the user’s workstation and cloud account.

Ottawa International Animation Festival Headline News

OIAF Unveils 2015 Competition Selections

Highlights at OIAF 2015 include ‘World of Tomorrow’ by Don Hertzfeldt, ‘Ernie Biscuit’ by Adam Elliot, ‘Sonámbulo’ from Theodore Ushev, ‘Waves ’98’ by Ely Dagher, ‘The Simpsons’ Couch Gag and Stromae’s ‘Carmen’ by Sylvain Chomet, and ‘A Single Life’ by the Dutch trio Job, Joris & Marieke.

Sony Pictures Animation Headline News

Nelvana, Sony Pictures Animation Teaming on ‘Hotel Transylvania’ Animated Series

Nelvana and Sony Pictures Animation partner to bring ‘Hotel Transylvania’ to the small screen; New series will be developed and produced by Nelvana Studio in Toronto and is slated to launch on air in early 2017.

Animal Logic Headline News

Animal Logic’s Recruiting Drive Heads to SIGGRAPH 2015

Annual SIGGRAPH conference offers potential candidates an opportunity to meet with Animal Logic’s recruitment team to work on ‘The LEGO Movie Sequel,’ scheduled to start production at Animal Logic Vancouver in January 2016.

Cartoons Headline News

Classic Cartoons Screen at MoMA Technicolor Exhibit

Major Technicolor exhibition at MoMA, ‘Glorious Technicolor: From George Eastman House and Beyond,’ rolls into its final weeks with a full schedule of 35mm screenings of Disney and other animation classics. 

Awards Headline News

‘Saga,’ ‘Lumberjanes,’ ‘Little Nemo’ Top 2015 Eisner Awards

The big winners at the 2015 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, were Image Comics’ ‘Saga,’ BOOM! Box’s ‘Lumberjanes,’ and Winsor McCay’s classic newspaper series ‘Little Nemo.’

Toronto Animated Image Society Headline News

TAIS Unveils 2015 Animation Showcase & Psychedelic Anijam Lineup

Annual Toronto Animated Image Society Animation Showcase to showcase 21 short films, including Nicolas Menard’s ‘Loop Ring Chop Drink,’ Fraser Wright’s ‘Storage Space,’ exquisite corpse film ‘A Sailor's Grave,’ and Martina Scarpelli’s ‘Cosmoetico.’

Aardman Animations Headline News

Aardman Animations Coming to The Academy and SIGGRAPH 2015

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebrates the work of Aardman Animations with three programs featuring the studio’s Oscar-winning and nominated ‘Wallace and Gromit’ shorts.

Education & Training Headline News

ASIFA-Hollywood Announces 2015 AEF Scholarship Recipients

Scholarship recipients include Tomek Pilarski from Poland’s University of Arts, CSU Long Beach’s Alan Huynh, Sheridan College’s Anastasiia Platoshyna, Ringling’s Michael Trikosko, Sheridan College’s Eustace Ng, Griffith College’s Michael Linhart, MOPA’s Sarah Chalek, Academy of Art University’s Joanna K. Stopyra, and California College of the Arts’ Tiffany Rodriquez.

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: ‘Minions’ Sets Records with $115.2M Domestic Debut

Taking first place at the North American box office with a $115.2 million debut, Illumination Entertainment’s ‘Despicable Me’ spinoff scores the second-biggest opening weekend of all time for an animated title.

UPA Headline News

UCLA, Hammer Museum to Present Free UPA Screening on July 12

Free screening will feature mid-century animation produced by United Productions of America, including classics such as ‘Madeline,’ ‘Robin Hood,’ ‘Dr. Seuss’ and the Academy Award-winning ‘Gerald McBoing Boing.’

SDCC 2015 Headline News

Crackle’s ‘Supermansion’ Makes its San Diego Comic-Con Debut

Executive producers Bryan Cranston and Seth Green, along with co-creators Matthew Senreich and Zeb Wells, offer fans a first look at Crackle’s upcoming super hero stop-motion animated comedy series.

AMPAS Headline News

The Academy Elects 2015-16 Board of Governors

John Knoll is re-elected to Visual Effects branch of the Academy’s Board of Governors; Bill Kroyer is re-elected to the Short Films and Feature Animation branch.

Aardman Headline News

Aardman’s Peter Lord Honored with Gold Badge from Blue Peter

CBBC’s ‘Blue Peter’ presents Morph co-creator Peter Lord with the show’s highest accolade, the gold Blue Peter badge, in an animation special that aired on Thursday, July 9.

SDCC 2015 Headline News

WATCH: New Trailer for ‘Floyd Norman: An Animated Life’

From filmmakers Michael Fiore and Erik Sharkey, ‘Floyd Norman: An Animated Life’ examines the prolific animator and story artist’s life from growing up in Santa Barbara, CA to his years working as an animator at Disney, Hanna-Barbera, Pixar and beyond.

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