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Annecy 2015 Headline News

‘Dimitri’ Bringing New Friends to MIFA 2015

Stop motion animated TV special created by Agnès Lecreux and Jean-François Le Corre, ‘Dimitri in Ubuyu,’ to screen in competition at Annecy 2015; new characters created for season two to be unveiled at MIFA.

Annecy 2015 Headline News

Vancouver in the Spotlight at Annecy 2015

Annecy Animation Festival to showcase Vancouver’s 30-year legacy of quality, creativity and innovation in animation production with Atomic Cartoons, DHX Media, Bardel Entertainment, Comic Animations and Sony Pictures Animation.

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Annecy 2015 Spotlighting Guest Country Spain

Program of Spanish animated cinema, ‘From Doodles to Pixels: More than one hundred years of Spanish animation,’ will premiere at the 55th edition of the Annecy International Animated Film Festival.

D23 EXPO 2015 Headline News

Disney Announces ‘Zootopia’ Panel, ‘Frozen’ Sing-A-Long and More for D23 EXPO 2015

Walt Disney Animation Studios celebrates its upcoming projects and its legacy through show-stopping presentations, engaging panels and immersive experiences at D23 EXPO 2015.

Sony Pictures Animation Headline News

First Look: Sony Titles ‘Get Smurfy,’ Unveils Voice Cast

Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson and Mandy Patinkin to lend their voices to Sony Pictures Animation’s CG feature based on the work of Peyo Culliford; ‘Get Smurfy’ arrives in theaters on March 31, 2017.

Animafest Zagreb Headline News

‘We Can’t Live Without Cosmos’ Short Tops Animafest Zagreb 2015

Konstantin Bronzit’s ‘We Can’t Live Without Cosmos’ wins the Grand Prix award for best short film; ‘The Boy and the World’ by Alê Abreu wins Grand Prix award for best feature film.

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: ‘Jurassic World’ Sets Record-Breaking Debut

Universal’s long-awaited dinosaur feature beats out the May 2012 launch of ‘The Avengers’ with a $208.8 million domestic debut, and becomes the first film to cross $500 million worldwide in a single weekend.

Licensing Headline News

‘Peg + Cat’ Expands Licensing Program in Germany

Multiple Emmy Award-winning preschool hit co-produced by The Fred Rogers Company and 9 Story Media Group appoints Germany’s Super RTL to represent merchandising across Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

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New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival Issues Call for Entries

Short film competition in Japan accepting submissions employing any animation technique with a grand prize of 1 million yen.

MIFA 2015 Headline News

MIFA 2015 Attracts Record Number of Accreditations

30th Anniversary edition of the annual European marketplace to feature keynote sessions from Illumination Entertainment’s Chris Melendandri and director Genndy Tartakovsky.

th1ng Headline News

th1ng Signs Sweden’s Happycamper for U.S. Representation

London-based production collective th1ng signs Stockholm directorial collective Happycamper for U.S. representation; globally respected motion designers and directors to bring rogue creative style Stateside.

Voice Acting Headline News

Voice Cast Revealed for Pixar’s ‘The Good Dinosaur’

Roster of voice talent for Pixar’s upcoming movie ‘The Good Dinosaur’ includes Raymond Ochoa, Jeffrey Wright, Steve Zahn, AJ Buckley, Anna Paquin, Sam Elliott, Frances McDormand, Marcus Scribner and Jack Bright.

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