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Blackmagic Design Headline News

Blackmagic’s Fusion 8 Public Beta is Now Available for Download

First-ever Mac-compatible release of visual effects and motion graphics software to be followed by a public beta for Fusion 8 Studio, which adds stereoscopic 3D tools and is designed for multi-user workgroups.

Awards Headline News

Stop-Motion ‘Dimitri,’ Bronzit’s ‘Cosmos’ Top Cyber Sousa Xiamen

Stop-motion animated series ‘Dimitri,’ produced by French studio Vivement Lundi!, and ‘We Can't Live Without Cosmos’ by Konstantin Bronzit receive Golden Dolphin awards at the 8th Cyber Sousa international animation festival organized by ASIFA-China in the City of Xiamen.

Specials Headline News

Animated ‘Bear Hunt’ Special Marches to Channel 4

Channel 4 to air a special animated adaptation produced by the makers of ‘The Snowman and The Snowdog’ of the timeless classic children’s book ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt,’ by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury.

Disney Headline News

Disney Television Animation Makes Key Executive Appointments

Eric Coleman is named SVP, Original Programming and General Manager; Jonathan Schneider is promoted to VP, Strategy; Mondo’s Aaron Simpson joins the company as VP, Development; Shane Prigmore is named VP, Creative Affairs; and Bonnie Lemon joins the company as VP, Production.

Chinese Animation ANIMATIONWorld

Has the Chinese Animation Industry Finally Turned the Corner?

This year at Annecy’s MIFA animation marketplace, the conversation about Chinese animation was anything but the same old story.

AMPAS Headline News

Academy Unveils 2015 Student Academy Award Winners

Winners of the 42nd Student Academy Awards competition in the animation category are ‘An Object at Rest’ by Seth Boyden ‘Soar’ by Alyce Tzue, and ‘Taking the Plunge’ by Nicholas Manfredi and Elizabeth Ku-Herrero.

Preservation Headline News

Cinelicious Completes 4K Restoration of ‘Belladonna of Sadness’

Cinelicious, SpectreVision and The Cinefamily in Los Angeles team to present a 4K restoration of the Japanese anime feature ‘Belladonna of Sadness,’ directed by Eiichi Yamamoto (‘Astro Boy’) and produced by Osamu Tezuka’s Mushi Productions.

Annecy 2015 ANIMATIONWorld

‘A Greek Tragedy’: Women, Animation and the Classics at Annecy 2015

Nicole van Goethem’s 1985 Cristal and 1987 Oscar-winning short stands out in Annecy 2015 homage to female animators.

Studio Ghibli Headline News

GKIDS Picks Up Studio Ghibli’s ‘Only Yesterday’

GKIDS acquires North American rights to ‘Only Yesterday’ from Studio Ghibli co-founder and Academy Award nominee Isao Takahata; new English-language version featuring Daisy Ridley and Dev Patel to receive 25th anniversary theatrical release winter 2016.

The Animation Pimp Blogs

Somebody on Something: Pat Smith’s ‘Blank on Blank’

Director Pat Smith talks about animating lost and rare interviews with stars like Hunter S. Thompson and Lou Reed for his new web mini-series.

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: ‘Minions’ Now Third Top-Grossing Animated Feature Worldwide

Illumination Entertainment's ‘Minions’ beats the lifetime totals of ‘Despicable Me 2’ ($975.5 million) and ‘The Lion King’ ($987.5 million) to become the third-highest-grossing animated film of all time worldwide.

lawsuits Headline News

Hollywood Studio Antitrust Lawsuit Back in Play

District Judge Lucy Koh rejects the requests of Disney, DreamWorks, Pixar, Sony and other Hollywood studios to dismiss claims the companies violated antitrust laws by conspiring to suppress the wages of animation and VFX artists.

Adult Swim ANIMATIONWorld

15 Years of Glorious Mayhem: 'Aqua Teen Hunger Force' Says Peace Out!

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 21, 2015 at 1:50pm

With the Adult Swim series finale set to air this week -- including a song from Rock legend Patti Smith -- creative studio Awesome Inc. reflects on the minimal animation and maximum fun of the beloved show.

Sundance Headline News

Shorts Lab LA to Feature Julia Pott, David OReilly and More

The Sundance Institute presents ‘Shorts Lab LA: Animation,’ featuring speakers Tom Kenny, Kirsten Lepore, Julia Pott, David OReilly and Kent Osborne, at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 23.