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call for entries Headline News

ITFS Opens Call for Entries for 2016 Competition

The 23rd edition of the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film runs April 26 - May 1, 2016; deadline for entries is December 1, 2015.

41 Entertainment Headline News

41E Appoints BRB as Iberian Agent for ‘Kong - King of the Apes’

Commissioned by Netflix, original CGI animation series from 41 Entertainment is targeted at kids and introduced through a feature-length film that will be followed by 12 half-hour episodes starting in 2016.

Licensing Headline News

GBI Acquires ‘Gumby,’ ‘ABC Monsters’ for Kid Genius Channel

Genius Brands International acquires two series from NCircle Entertainment, ‘Gumby,’ the timeless, innovative, stop-motion claymation series created by Art Clokey, and ‘ABC Monsters.’

Xsens Headline News

Xsens Mocap Helps Deliver Hard-Hitting Spot for Amnesty International

Brazil’s ParaRaio Filmes and Hero Live Studio tap Xsens motion capture to help shed light on the black youth homicides that are plaguing Brazil.

Bardel Entertainment Headline News

Bardel Entertainment Launches New B.C. Animation Studio

Located in in British Columbia’s downtown Kelowna, new animation studio provides services for a diverse slate of partners including DreamWorks Animation, Nickelodeon, Disney, Warner Bros., Cartoon Network and Adult Swim.

Rosto Headline News

Three Rosto Films to Compete at Sapporo Shorts Fest

Three films from the Dutch artist and filmmaker -- ‘No Place Like Home,’ ‘Lonely Bones’ and ‘Splintertime’ -- will be screened during the Japanese festival taking place October 7-12, 2015.

Pixar Animation Studios Headline News

CAMERIMAGE 2015 to Spotlight Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’

Key crew members of Pixar's 'Inside Out' will be in attendance, including camera and staging DP Patrick Lin, lighting DP Kim White, and camera and staging lead Adam Habib.

GKIDS Headline News

WATCH: GKIDS Releases New Trailer for ‘Extraordinary Tales’

Five of Edgar Allan Poe’s best-known stories are brought to vivid life in a visually stunning, heart-pounding animated anthology featuring narration by Sir Christopher Lee, Bela Lugosi, Julian Sands, Roger Corman and Guillermo del Toro.

Licensing Headline News

NBC Kids Sprout Acquires ‘Sydney Sailboat’

Produced by Essential Media and Entertainment in association with Shambles Communications, Ideate Media, Telegael Teoranta and Lemon Sky, CG-animated preschool series was commissioned by ABC KIDS.

Licensing Headline News

SND Acquires Season 2 of Les Armateurs’ ‘Martine’

French distributor bringing the completed season of ‘Zoom the White Dolphin,’ ‘Nicole Lambert’s Triplets’ and ‘Petz Club’ to buyers at this year’s MIP Jr. European animation marketplace.

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: ‘Hotel Transylvania 2' Sets New September Record With $47.5M Debut

The Adam Sandler-led CG-animated sequel ‘Hotel Transylvania 2’ sets a new opening weekend record for the month of September, marking the best start ever for a Sony Pictures Animation title.

Education & Training Headline News

Australia’s VFX industry Receives $1 Million Boost for Future Film Artists

Vancouver-based online education provider CG Spectrum collaborates with Iloura VFX to invest up to $1 million in scholarships and paid internships.

9 Story Media Group Headline News

9 Story Secures Multiple Sales for ‘Peg + Cat’

Canadian preschool channel Treehouse acquires second season to the Emmy-winning series, while Germany’s Super RTL and France’s Canal+ Family and Piwi+ picks up an additional 40 episodes of season one.

Festivals Headline News

Disney, Sony Imageworks and CN Set for MIA Animation Conference & Festival

Animation director Frank Gladstone to deliver keynote address for MIA Animation Conference running Oct. 16-17 at Miami Dade College.