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WATCH: John Kricfalusi Directs Halloween Couch Gag Segment for ‘The Simpsons’

‘Ren and Stimpy’ creator joins illustrious list of guest animators including ‘World of Tomorrow’ director Don Hertzfeldt, Guillermo Del Toro, Bill Plympton, Sylvain Chomet and Michal Socha.

Awards Headline News

France’s ‘Chase Me’ Tops Computer Animation Festival at SIGGRAPH Asia 2015

Jury Prize is awarded to South Korea’s ‘Afternoon Class’; award for Best Student Project goes to Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg short ‘Natural Attraction.’

Business Headline News

Reel FX Lawsuit Alleges Studio Co-Founder Pocketed $2.6M

Lawsuit accuses Reel FX co-founder Dale Carmen and other former employees of stealing Virtual Reality-related business opportunities and pocketing more than $2.6 million in revenue.

Events Headline News

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.’