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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.

Festivals Headline News

Fantasia International Film Fest Unveils Full 2015 Lineup

Japanese animated feature ‘Miss Hokusai,’ winner of the Jury Award at Annecy 2015 from director Keiichi Hara and Production I.G., and Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ set to open Fantasia 2015.

FMX 2015 Headline News

WATCH: Illumination Mac Guff’s Kyle Balda Talks ‘Minions’ at FMX 2015

Illumination Mac Guff director Kyle Balda discusses the challenges of bringing Illumination’s CG-animated feature, ‘Minions,’ to the screen.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Headline News

Brad Bird’s ‘The Iron Giant’ Returning to Theaters

Director Brad Bird’s classic animated family film ‘The Iron Giant: Signature Edition’ comes back to theaters from Warner Bros. and Fathom Events remastered with new scenes.

National Film Board of Canada Headline News

André Picard Appointed Director General of the NFB

As Director General of the NFB’s French Program, Picard spearheaded digital creation and interactivity by implementing new narrative forms and citizen participation through such projects as the new ‘Parole citoyenne’ website and the ‘Community Mediator’ DVD.

SDCC 2015 Headline News

Warner Bros. TV Announces 2015 Lineup for Comic Con International

See costumes from the upcoming ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ film, two life-sized LEGO Mystery Machines, and an interactive social media sweepstakes photo op with ‘The LEGO Movie’s Wyldstyle.

AMPAS Headline News

Academy Announces Submission Deadlines for 88th Oscars

Submission deadline for Scientific and Technical Awards is Friday, July 10; Animated Short Film submissions must be made by Thursday, October 1; Animated Feature submissions are due Friday, October 30.

Walt Disney Studios Headline News

Christopher Miller and Phil Lord to Helm Han Solo Anthology Film

Next adventure in the Anthology series of ‘Star Wars’ films to focus on how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley.

Animated Features Headline News

Fox Unveils New Trailer for ‘Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Road Chip’

Based on the characters created by Ross Bagdasarian, ‘Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Road Chip’ is directed by Walt Becker and arrives in theaters everywhere on December 23, 2015.

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