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Festivals Headline News

Animated Spirits Fest to Showcase New European Animation May 4 & 5

Second edition of New York City showcase event to feature new experimental and narrative animation along with expert panels on the state of the industry.

Festivals Headline News

Animation Day in Cannes 2016 Set for May 18

Second annual showcase event for animated features and shorts presented at the Cannes Film Festival to include a special 10-minute preview screening of ‘Bilal,’ the first CG-animated feature to come out of Dubai.

Television Headline News

Eric Goldberg Animates New ‘Simpsons’ Couch Gag

Disney homage created by veteran animator known for his work on classic animated features such as ‘Aladdin,’ ‘Pocahontas’ and ‘Hercules’ pays tribute to ‘Snow White,’ ‘Fantasia,’ ‘Cinderella’ and Mickey Mouse.

Walt Disney Animation Studios Headline News

Disney Bringing ‘Moana’ & ‘Inner Workings’ Short to Annecy 2016

Legendary directors Ron Clements and John Musker return to Annecy to present never-before-seen footage from their upcoming feature; from the studio behind ‘Feast’ and ‘Paperman’ Comes ‘Inner Workings,’ directed by Leo Matsuda.

FMX 2015 ANIMATIONWorld

WATCH: USC's Alex McDowell Talks World Building, Augmented Reality and Transmedia at FMX 2015

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 22, 2016 at 10:01am

Alex McDowell, creative director at the USC World Building Media Lab and 5D Global Studio, discusses how virtual reality, augmented reality and transmedia will impact the future of entertainment.

call for entries Headline News

Manchester Animation Festival Launches 2016 Call for Entries

Manchester Animation Festival returns to HOME in Manchester November 15-17; new industry excellence award category introduced; Aardman Animations announced as first guests.

Portfolio Entertainment Headline News

Portfolio Entertainment Racks Up First Round of Sales for ‘Cat in the Hat’

Toronto-based distributor announces international sales for its three new one-hour PBS-commissioned ‘The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!’ movies.

Art Headline News

LCAD Announces Art of Story Animation Exhibition

Laguna College of Art and Design to present a rare exhibition showcasing storyboard works by Tom Owens, Sean Bishop and Kelly Hobby-Bishop, with work from films and TV series including ‘How to Train Your Dragon,’ ‘Sophia the First,’ ‘Shrek,’ ‘Kung Fu Panda,’ ‘The Tigger Movie’ and ‘House of Mouse.’

FMX 2015 ANIMATIONWorld

WATCH: Professor Craig Caldwell Talks Storytelling in Games at FMX 2015

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 4:28pm

Craig Caldwell, USTAR senior research professor at the University of Utah, discusses storytelling challenges in games.

Business Headline News

OddBot Partners with Tails of Whimsy on ‘Mackie McKeens’

Los Angeles-based animation studio options ‘The Mighty Machines of Mackie McKeens,’ from author & illustrator Daryl Slaton to develop the property as an animated television series

GBI Headline News

Genius Brands International Appoints Rebecca Hershinger CFO

Company’s growth to be driven by a multi-year distribution agreement with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and expansion of existing brands such as ‘Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab,’ ‘Warren Buffett’s Secret Millionaires Club’ and ‘Stan Lee’s Mighty 7.’

The Jim Henson Company Headline News

Henson Closes Post-MIPTV Licensing Deals

Strong global demand at MIPTV leads to slate of licensing deals signed for The Jim Henson Company’s preschool properties, including season four of the multiple award-winning ‘Dinosaur Train.’

Disney Headline News

Disney’s ‘The BFG’ to Receive Gala Screening at Cannes

Fantasy-adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg will screen out of competition at the Palais des Festivals as part of this year's festival, which runs May 11-22, ahead of its July 1, 2016 release date.

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