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Short Films Headline News

The Animation Show of Shows Goes Non-Profit

Annual short film showcase establishes itself as a non-profit to preserve, restore and promote animated short films, and also announces the launch of a Kickstarter campaign with an eye towards theatrical distribution.

s2015 Headline News

SIGGRAPH Announces 2015 Production Sessions

SIGGRAPH announces the complete lineup for this year’s Production Sessions program for its 42nd annual conference, set for August 9-13 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Edinburgh International Film Festival Headline News

Ainslie Henderson’s ‘Stems’ Wins 2015 McLaren Award

McLaren Award for Best New British Animation presented by acclaimed stop-motion animator Barry Purves at the EIFF Awards Ceremony held on June 28.

Awards Headline News

Bronzit’s ‘We Can’t Live Without Cosmos’ Receives Anča Award

U.K. director Daisy Jacobs receives the Anča Student Award for her Oscar-nominated stop motion short film, ‘The Bigger Picture.’

Sardine Productions Headline News

Sardine Productions Launching Third Season of ‘Leon’

Canada's ‘Leon’ to enter the Chinese market in 2016 in partnership with SHIAO Animation; multiplatform strategy to include TV and VOD distribution, publishing, interactive, and licensing and merchandising.

SDCC 2015 Headline News

Disney Celebrates Animation Legend Floyd Norman’s 80th Birthday

Celebration continues in San Diego at Comic-Con International with a panel on the upcoming feature-length documentary on legendary Disney and Hanna Barbera animator and story artist Floyd Norman.

Watch Next Media Headline News

Watch Next Media Signs its first series with France Télévisions

Paris-based Watch Next Media enters into a development deal on the company’s first series with France Télévisions on its 52-episode 11-minute animated series, ‘Nate is Late.’

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Mike Tyson Mysteries: The Complete First Season’ Headed to DVD

Warner Bros. Home entertainment releasing hit Adult Swim series starring pop-culture icon and boxing legend Mike Tyson on DVD on October 20, 2015.

Short Films Headline News

WATCH: Filmakademie Diploma Film ‘366 Days’ Tells a Touching Tale

Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg graduate Johannes Schiehsl uses Autodesk Maya, Chaos Group’s V-Ray, and Adobe After Effects and Premiere to create his award-winning diploma film, ‘366 Days.’

Genius Brands International Headline News

GBI Acquires Two Award-Winning ‘Toons for Kid Genius Channel

Genius Brands International acquires ‘Dennis the Menace’ and ‘Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?’ for its new KID GENIUS channel scheduled to launch this September on Comcast’s Xfinity On Demand.  

Netflix Headline News

Netflix Adds Three Original Animated Preschool Series

Netflix adds Henson’s ‘Word Party,’ Cheeky Little’s ‘Kazoops!’ and Guru’s ‘True & the Rainbow Kingdom’ to its growing slate of original preschool content.

Boomerang Headline News

Turner & Warner Bros. Sign Global Multi-Series Deal for Boomerang

Nearly 450 half-hours of original content from Warner Bros. Animation to premiere on the rebranded network; New WBA Series ‘Bunnicula,’ ‘Wabbit – A Looney Tunes Production’ and ‘Be Cool Scooby-Doo!’ set for global rollout this fall.

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