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ANIMATIONWorld Magazine

Nickelodeon Headline News

Nickelodeon Names James Stephenson Senior VP, Animation & Games

Newly created position of Senior Vice President, Animation and Games adds animation production and development to Stephenson’s current responsibilities of digital content creation.

call for entries Headline News

Nickelodeon Opens Animation Scholarship Challenge

Nickelodeon calls for entries for first-ever “What’s Your Nickfluence?” animation scholarship challenge in partnership with Get Schooled to award a $25,000 scholarship.

Nexus Headline News

Nexus and Red Bull Create Giant 3D Stroboscope for SBTRKT

Created by BAFTA-winning animator, director and leading zoetrope artist Jim Le Fevre, the eight-foot tall and six-foot wide stroboscope spins at 33.3rpm and is illuminated by a strobe-rig to create the optical illusion of animation.

Hopster Headline News

Magic Light Pictures’ ‘The Gruffalo’ Lands on Hopster

Magic Light Pictures’ family favorites ‘The Gruffalo,’ ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’ and ‘Room on the Broom’ now available on Hopster for a special three-month window.

Disney Headline News

Disney Sets Live-Action Remake of ‘Sword in the Stone’

Disney continues its recent trend of remaking its animated classics into live-action films that started with ‘Maleficent’ and ‘Cinderella’ and now includes ‘Mulan,’ ‘Winnie The Pooh,’ ‘The Jungle Book,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘Dumbo,’ a new movie starring ‘Peter Pan’s Tinker Bell, and the ‘Bald Mountain’ sequence in ‘Fantasia.’

Thinkbox Software Headline News

Deadline Cloud Wizard for Amazon EC2 Now in Open Beta

New feature in Thinkbox Software’s scalable solution for managing compute resources across platforms on physical and virtual machines automates the configuration of render farms on Amazon EC2.

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ Sees Pint-Sized $58M Debut

Peyton Reed’s ‘Ant-Man’ makes $58 million domestic debut, the second-lowest bow for Marvel Studios since ‘The Incredible Hulk’ opened to $55.4 million in 2008.

call for entries Headline News

‘Europeman’ Short Film Competition Issues Call for Entries

Animated short film competition is aimed at encouraging students in the field of animation to use their creativity to represent situations relating to European citizenship.

Voice Acting Headline News

Cartoon Art Museum Hosting Voice Actor Townsend Coleman July 18

Beloved cartoon voice actor from the original ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ animated series and the cult-classic animated series ‘The Tick’ will be at the Cartoon Art Museum for a meet-and-greet on Saturday, July 18.

Flying Bark Productions Headline News

Flying Bark’s ‘Blinky Bill’ Returning to Australian TV

Flying Bark Productions confirms that Seven Network Australia is commissioning broadcaster for a brand-new series, ‘The Wild Adventures of Blinky Bill,’ set to air in 2016.

Awards Headline News

Cartoon Network’s ‘Over the Garden Wall’ Receives Emmy Nod

The five nominees for Outstanding Animated Program are FX’s ‘Archer,’ Fox’s ‘Bob’s Burgers’ and ‘The Simpsons,’ Cartoon Network’s ‘Over The Garden Wall’ and Comedy Central’s ‘South Park.’ VFX nominees include Starz’ ‘Black Sails,’ The CW’s ‘The Flash,’ HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones,’ Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,’ and the History Channel’s ‘Vikings.’

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