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Greater Manchester Announces Speakers for Manimation 2015

‘Clangers’ director Mole Hill, CHF Entertainment studio head Mike Robinson, and Cubic Motion producer David Barton confirmed as speakers at Manchester’s annual animation conference.

Awards Headline News

British Animation Awards Announce 2016 Award Categories

Categories include Best Animation in a Commercial, Best New Director: Commercials, Best Film/TV Graphics, Best Long Form Animation, Best Voice Performance, Best Use of Sound, Best Music Video, Best Short Film, Best Children’s Pre School Series, Best Children’s Series and Best Student Film.

Awards Headline News

Cordell Barker’s ‘If I Was God’ Tops Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival

Steve Boot’s ‘Once Upon a Blue Moon’ awarded as best independent film; Anni Oja’s ‘Viikset’ (‘The Moustache’) named best student film.

call for entries Headline News

Stuttgart Fest Opens Call for Entries for 23rd Edition

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

Home Entertainment Headline News

Pixar’s ‘Toy Story That Time Forgot’ Arrives on Blu-ray Nov. 3

Blu-ray release is loaded with all-new, never-before-seen bonus features including behind-the-scenes featurettes, sing-alongs and over 10 minutes of deleted scenes.

Business Headline News

‘T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents’ Expanding into Film, TV

Veteran producer and originator of the Batman film franchise, Michael Uslan, to lead Chinese studio’s initial foray into super hero movies, TV and games using celebrated 50-year comic book as centerpiece.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Angry Birds’ Blast Off on DVD December 1

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment expands the Angry Birds universe with the release of three new collections on DVD: ‘Angry Birds Toons: Season Two - Volume One,’ ‘Angry Birds Stella: Complete Season One’ and ‘Piggy Tales: Complete Season One.’

Zodiak Kids Headline News

Animasia Inks Co-Production Deal with Zodiak Kids

Malaysia’s Animasia Studio signs a deal with Zodiak Kids to co- produce new animated series, ‘Magiki,’ alongside DeAgostini and Rainbow in Italy and Planeta in Spain.

Ralph Bakshi Headline News

WATCH: Ralph Bakshi Unveils New Trailer for ‘Last Days of Coney Island’

Legendary animator Ralph Bakshi returns to film with Vimeo On Demand exclusive release of his new 22-minute film, ‘Last Days of Coney Island,’ on October 29.

Stereoscopic-3D Headline News

Prime Focus Helps Create Native Looks for ‘The Martian’

Prime Focus World delivers 15 minutes of stereo footage for Ridley Scott’s space epic with the help of its View-D conversion pipeline and Blackmagic Design’s Fusion Studio.

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: ‘Goosebumps’ Scares Up $23.5M Debut

Sony's ‘Goosebumps’ edges past Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’ to win the North American box office race, easily out-spooking Steven Spielberg's ‘Bridge of Spies’ and Guillermo del Toro's ‘Crimson Peak.’

Amazon Studios Headline News

Amazon Announces New Kids Pilots for its 2015 Fall Pilot Season

Amazon Studios launching six new animated pilots, including an adaptation of the ‘If You Give a Mouse a Cookie’ book series, Moonbot’s ‘The Numberlys,’ and ‘Eddie of the Realms Eternal,’ from writing duo Bill Motz and Bob Roth.