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Headline News King of the Hill to Compete For Best Comedy Series Emmy

KING OF THE HILL exec producers John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky have announced that they will be entering their animated series in the live-action categories including outstanding comedy series, reports VARIETY. The move really was spurred to allow the show's writing staff a chance to be cognized because the Academy does not have a separate writing category for animation.

"We feel we're doing high-level work, and we want to be judged by our peers," Altschuler said. "We've always wanted to compete in that category."

Headline News Cal Arts Students Sweep Animation Category at College TV Awards

Cal Art students swept the traditional animation category at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation's 25th Annual College Television Awards Competition. Cal Arts' David Derrick, ByoungJik Lee and Chris Choy took first, second and third respectively for their toon work. Ringling School of Art & Design students did well in the non-traditional animation category taking second and third with first place going to Craig Van Dyke of Brigham Young.

Headline News IGDA Announces Winners Of 2004 GDC Awards

The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) has announced the winners of the Game Developers Choice Awards at the 4th annual ceremony during the 2004 Game Developers Conference (GDC). Considered the Pulitzers of interactive entertainment, the Choice Awards are the premier accolades for peer-recognition in game development, celebrating creativity, artistry and technological genius.

Headline News BBC, BskyB, Cartoon Network Europe Top PROMAX&BDA Europe Awards

The BBC, BskyB, Cartoon Network Europe and Discovery Networks Europe were the top winners during a special ceremony held at the Cavalieri Hilton Hotel in Rome on March 23, 2004 for the 2004 PROMAX&BDA Europe Awards.

Overall, BBC Broadcast picked up six Gold and four Silver PROMAX&BDA statuettes for a total of 10 awards. BskyB also picked up seven awards, three Gold and four Silver. Cartoon Network Europe took home five awards, three Gold and two silver; and Discovery Networks Europe took home three Gold awards.

Headline News NVIDIA to Present First Annual Mobile Gaming Awards

NVIDIA Corp. has announced that it will sponsor the First Annual Best of Wireless Gaming Awards, also known as the "Mobies" at CTIA in Atlanta. NVIDIA will join the Wireless Gaming Review ( in recognition of wireless game designers, producers, artists and programmers.

Headline News Cartoon Movie Salutes 3 Studios

The sixth annual Cartoon Movie in Potsdam, Germany, paid tribute March 13, 2004 to A. Film, Folimage and Pathé Europe for significantly contributing to the success of the European feature animation industry. The event, set up by Cartoon in partnership with the European Media programme as a movie version of its successful Cartoon Forum meeting for animated series, brought together some 420 participants to focus on the fast-growing sector for European animated feature films.

Headline News Anima 2004 / Brussels Announces Winners

Anima 2004, the 23rd Animation Festival drew to a close on February 29, 2004 in Brussels with an Awards ceremony for Anima 2004's national and international competition. This was the first time Anima organized an international competition for both short and feature films. The award-winners were chosen by the public, via attendance and voting at the official competition screenings.

The award were:Anima 2004 Award -- Short Student FilmsDAHUCAPRA RAPIDAHU by Frédérique Gyuran, Vincent Gautier and Thibault Bérard (France)

Headline News Greatest Story Never Told Competition Winners Released!

ZOOLOOK Ent. (the creators of FlashTV) and (mt) Media Temple Inc. have announced the winners of The Greatest Story Never Told digital storytelling competition.

The winners are:

Grand Prize Mark Greene's STINKY IN BIGMART

Runnerups:(1) Kirk Millett's SOUVENIR


Headline News Duck Dodgers Leads Daytime Emmy Nominations

DUCK DODGERS led animated shows with three Daytime Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Special Class Animated Program in the 31st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards competition announced today (March 4, 2004) on the NBS TODAY SHOW. ARTHUR, STATIC SHOCK DISNEYS KIM POSSIBLE and CLIFFORDS PUPPY DAYS received two nods each from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Headline News King Lords Over Oscars; Nemo and Krumpet Win for Animation

The coronation of THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING was complete at the 76th annual Academy Awards, held Feb. 29, 2004 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. More complete, it turns out, than anyone expected: 11 wins in 11 categories for a record-tying clean sweep, in the words of Steven Spielberg, including best picture, best director (Peter Jackson) and visual effects (Jim Rygiel, Joe Letteri, Randall William Cook, Alex Funke). In actuality a win for the trilogy, the 11 Oscars for KING puts it alongside BEN-HUR and TITANIC for most victories.

Headline News Nick and Master Command Top Golden Reel Honors

Nickelodeon shows earned two Golden Reel Awards at the Motion Picture Sound Editors 51st annual awards banquet Feb. 28, 2004 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles while MASTER & COMMANDER earned the Golden Reel and the Oscar the following night at the Oscars. The Golden Reel Awards acknowledge the year's best work in the various areas of sound editing.

Headline News Digital Days 2004 Teen Filmmaker Awards Announced

Digital Days 2004, at the 19th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival, has announced the winners for the Teen Filmmaker program.

The winners are:* Amanda Weiss, SOMEONE'S ROCKING MY DREAMBOAT, Cal Arts, Valencia, California* Cole Sanchez, FRIDGE, Rancho Marrieta, California* Carolyn Chrisman, ASCENSION RITES, Anacapa School, Santa Barbara, California * Austin Madison, BOY MEETS REX, Sacramento, California* Daniel Howard, JAI YEN-COOL HEART, Downtown Community TV, NYC, New York

Headline News Game Develolpers Choice Awards Announce Special Honorees

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 12:00am

The International Game Developers Assoc. (IGDA) announced the six gaming professionals receiving special honors at the 4th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards for contributions invaluable to the evolution of interactive entertainment. The founders of PopCap Games will receive the IGDA's newest honor, the Maverick award; game music pioneer Masaya Matsuura will receive the First Penguin award; and BioWare CEOs Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk will be acknowledged for Community Contribution.

Headline News Nemo Wins Humane Society Award

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 12:00am

The 18th Annual Genesis Awards, presented by The Hollywood Office of The Humane Society of The United States (HSUS), has awarded FINDING NEMO, along with live-action LEGALLY BLONDE 2, its outstanding film prize. The awards will be presented on March 20, 2004 at a gala ceremony in the International Ballroom of The Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills. The show will be taped and edited for a two-hour television special airing on Animal Planet on April 25, 2004.

Headline News ShoWest Awards Stanton Animation Director of the Year

FINDING NEMO writer/director Andrew Stanton has been named animation director of the year at ShoWest 2004, which runs March 22-25, 2004 in Las Vegas. The film screened at last year's event.

Working at Pixar for 14 years, Stanton has been credited as a screenwriter on all the company's features and made his directing debut with NEMO. For the fishy flick, he also provided the voice of Crush, the hip jet-stream surfing turtle.

Headline News Lord of the Rings King of 2004 VES Awards

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING took home four honors, including Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Motion Picture, at the second annual VES Awards held last night at a black-tie gala at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award to filmmaker George Lucas by Academy Award-winning director James Cameron. SMALLVILLE had two big wins as did PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL and THE MATRIX RELOADED.

Headline News Techies Put On The Ritz At Oscar Ceremony

Technical wizards receiving honors in the first bout of Oscar awards were displaced from their usually PRETTY WOMAN hotel, the Beverly Wilshire, and had to spend their Valentines Day on Feb. 14, 2004, at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Pasadena to receive their awards.

Headline News Triplets Takes Lumiere Award, Krumpet Nabs Comedy Prize

THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE took home the top French film award at the Lumiere Awards, France's equivalent to the Golden Globes. The event took place on Feb. 17, 2004. Next up for THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE is the Oscars where it is nominated for Best Animated Feature, alongside FINDING NEMO and BROTHER BEAR.

Headline News BAFTA Crowns King

BAFTA presented the winners of the 2004 Orange British Academy Film Awards on Feb. 15, 2004 with THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING taking home the prize for Best Film. The fantasy epic beat out other nominees BIG FISH, COLD MOUNTAIN, LOST IN TRANSLATION and MASTER AND COMMANDER to take the top award.

Headline News Interactive Academy Announces Award Finalists

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) announced the finalists for the 7th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards, which will be held at Rain in the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, March 4, 2004. Leading the finalists was Electronic Arts with 29, followed closely by Ubisoft and Sony Computer Entertainment of America (SCEA) with 23 and 21 finalists respectively. The Academy will present awards in 36 craft, console, computer and online categories, including an overall "Game of the Year" and Game of the Year honors in various genres, as well as the prestigious Hall of Fame Award.

Headline News CARTOON MOVIE Tribute Noms Announced

CARTOON MOVIE, the only event dedicated to promoting European animated feature films, has announced the nominated companies for the Cartoon Movie Tributes 2004. These tributes highlight the initiatives that contribute to the recognition and the success of the European animation cinema. Three of them will be chosen by the professionals attending the event.

The nominated companies are:

* A. FILM (Denmark)For its wide European collaboration in the production of European feature films.


Headline News VFX Pioneer Awarded ASC President's Award

Howard Anderson Jr., ASC received the American Society of Cinematographer's Presidents Award at the 18th annual Awards dinner, Feb. 8, 2004, at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. This tribute is presented annually to an individual who has made unique contributions to the art form. Anderson is a visual effects pioneer who has earned several Oscar nominations, but is best known for his work on the classic television series I LOVE LUCY and STAR TREK. Anderson is a second-generation filmmaker. His father, Howard Anderson, began his career in Hollywood in 1919.