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Festivals Headline News

Animafest Zagreb 2015 Kicks off with Site-Specific Animations

Croatia’s Museum of Contemporary Art unveils the 2015 edition of Animation Goes MSU! with site-specific animations from international artists such as Max Hattler, Simona Galizia and Nikki Schuster.

Music & Sound Headline News

Geek Orchestra Performs Anime, Cartoon & Game Music May 30

‘MiLESTONES: A Concert of Anime, Cartoon, and Video Game Anniversaries’ celebrating milestone anniversaries of childhood favorites to be performed on Saturday, May 30 at The Sheen Center in Manhattan.

Pixar Headline News

Disney/Pixar Previews Upcoming Feature Slate at Cannes

Chief creative officer John Lasseter hosts a detailed two-hour presentation on the upcoming slate of Disney/Pixar animated films at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. 

Wanda Film Group Headline News

Wanda Film Group’s ‘Ghouls’ Gets a Sneak Peak at Cannes Film Festival

Feature film currently in production in Beijing includes dazzling VFX work by Phenom Films, the largest privately-owned visual effects studio in China.

Awards Headline News

ASIFA-EAST Announces 46th Annual Festival Winners

Nate Theis wins Best in Show for ‘Driving.’ ‘Birthday’ by SVU’s Nick Tustin wins the first place student award, followed by ‘Religatio’ by Jaime Giraldo and ‘Panty Fairy’ by Junwei Chen.

Rainmaker Entertainment Headline News

‘Ratchet & Clank’ Signs Celebrity Voice Cast, Headed to Cannes

Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Bella Thorne, Rosario Dawson and Sylvester Stallone join voice cast of Rainmaker and Blockade’s ‘Ratchet & Clank’; CG-animated feature based on the iconic PlayStation video game franchise set to screen at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

ASIFA-SF Headline News

ASIFA-SF Spring Festival Issues 2015 Call for Entries

College students, independent and professional animators can submit their short films to be shown in a state-of-the-art theater at Dolby Labs at the 4th Annual ASIFA-SF Spring Festival on Thursday, June 11.

Animation Production Day Headline News

Animation Production Day 2015 Continues Successful Run

Nine feature film projects, 13 series, three game/app projects and 13 transmedia projects were presented at APD 2015, with a new co-production agreement signed with Jan Bonath and Mark Mertens for ‘Marnie’s World.’

FMX 2015 Headline News

FMX Conference Wraps 2015 Edition

Rounding off four days of speakers and presentations, the 20th Anniversary edition of the FMX Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia concludes with a special screening of ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ with Marvel VFX Supervisor Christopher Townsend in attendance. 

Cogswell College Headline News

Disney’s Patrick Osborne to Deliver Cogswell College Keynote

Academy Award-winning Walt Disney Animation Studios director Patrick Osborne to deliver keynote address during Cogswell College’s 2015 commencement ceremonies on May 16th.

ASIFA-East Headline News

46th Annual ASIFA-EAST Festival Awards Ceremony to be Held May 17

Awards will be given out across a variety of categories and craft from student, commercial, and independent entries to excellence in writing, design, and animation.

Warner Bros. Headline News

‘Bugs Bunny at the Symphony’ Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Twenty-city tour includes special performances with the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center and with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl.

AWN Professional Spotlight Blogs

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Blue Sky’s Chip Lotierzo & Tom Cardone

Senior animator Chip Lotierzo and art director Tom Cardone discuss their respective roles on Blue Sky’s animated features, including ‘Rio 2,’ as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

AWN Professional Spotlight Blogs

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Animal Logic’s Damien Gray

CG supervisor Damien Gray discusses Animal Logic’s animated feature ‘The LEGO Movie’ as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

AWN Professional Spotlight Blogs

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – DreamWorks Animation’s Doug Cooper

Doug Cooper discusses the role of Visual Effects Supervisor at DreamWorks Animation’s as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

AWN Professional Spotlight Blogs

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – The Third Floor’s Duncan Burbridge

The Third Floor studio manager Duncan Burbridge discusses the company’s previs business as well as their recent work on ‘300: Rise of an Empire.’

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