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Splash Entertainment Headline News

Splash Entertainment Bringing ‘Tellur Aliens’ Feature to MIPCOM

Produced with the insight of more than 90 children, ‘Tellur Aliens’ is one of the first projects to be produced in Kazakhstan and offered through a U.S. distributor.

animago AWARD & CONFERENCE Headline News

animago CONFERENCE Announces 2015 Program Highlights

Animation Experts and VFX Luminaries behind ‘Minions,’ ‘Terminator: Genisys,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘The Hobbit,’ ‘Paddington,’ ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E,’ and more will be guests at the animago AWARD & CONFERENCE running October 15 & 16, 2015.

Blue Sky Studios Headline News

New ‘Peanuts Movie’ Featurette Delves Into the Legacy of Charles Schultz

“My dad always said, ‘If you read the comic strip you know who I am,’ and you can see that all the characters in the comic strip are really elements of him.”

Light Chaser Animation Headline News

WATCH: Light Chaser Releases First Trailer for ‘Little Door Gods’

Final version of the Chinese-made CG-animated feature took 80 million CPU render hours, compared to 60 or 70 million render hours for recent Hollywood-made animated films.

call for entries Headline News

ITFS Opens Call for Entries for 2016 Competition

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

VIEW 2015 Headline News

ILM Continues 40th Anniversary Celebration at VIEW 2015

VFX powerhouse Industrial Light & Magic to present two special sessions, ‘40 Years of Creating the Impossible’ and ‘The Park Is Open: Journey to Jurassic World,’ during the 2015 VIEW Conference in Turin, Italy.

Pixar Animation Studios Headline News

CAMERIMAGE 2015 to Spotlight Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’

Key crew members of Pixar's 'Inside Out' will be in attendance, including camera and staging DP Patrick Lin, lighting DP Kim White, and camera and staging lead Adam Habib.

GKIDS Headline News

WATCH: GKIDS Releases New Trailer for ‘Extraordinary Tales’

Five of Edgar Allan Poe’s best-known stories are brought to vivid life in a visually stunning, heart-pounding animated anthology featuring narration by Sir Christopher Lee, Bela Lugosi, Julian Sands, Roger Corman and Guillermo del Toro.

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: ‘Hotel Transylvania 2' Sets New September Record With $47.5M Debut

The Adam Sandler-led CG-animated sequel ‘Hotel Transylvania 2’ sets a new opening weekend record for the month of September, marking the best start ever for a Sony Pictures Animation title.

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Headline News

Guillermo Del Toro Leads Academy’s Fall Programming Slate

The Academy kicks off its fall programming slate with ‘In the Labyrinth: A Conversation with Guillermo del Toro’ on Wednesday, October 7 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

Interactive Headline News

WATCH: New ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ 360 Video Launches on Facebook

New 360-degree video allows fans to take a closer look at the already iconic imagery of the fallen Star Destroyer on a desert planet teased earlier this year.

Ottawa International Animation Festival Headline News

‘Small People with Hats,’ ‘Over the Garden Wall’ Top Ottawa Fest

Student thesis film ‘Small People with Hats’ by Sarina Nihei wins the grand prize for short animation at the 2015 edition of the Ottawa International Animation Festival; Cartoon Network’s Emmy-winning miniseries ‘Over the Garden Wall’ is awarded the grand prize for best animated feature.

Stop-motion Headline News

WATCH: Stop-Motion 3D Short ‘Foxed!’ Now Online

Geneva Film Co. and Prospero Pictures developing a feature film, television series and Virtual Reality experience based on award-winning animated short from Toronto-based director and stereoscopic 3D pioneer James Stewart.

Mipjunior Headline News

Imira Entertainment Bringing Girl-Powered Series to MIPJunior

Ahead of MIPJunior, Spain’s Imira Entertainment picks up three kids’ programs – ‘Alisa,’ ‘Super Abby’ and ‘Super Abby 3D’ – and inks several global broadcast deals.

Dreamworks Animation Headline News

Justin Timberlake Joins DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Trolls’

Hair-raising comedy from ‘Shrek Forever After’ director Mike Mitchell featuring the voices of Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick is set to release on November 4, 2016.

Festivals Headline News

Fredrikstad Animation Festival 2015 to Spotlight Richard Williams

Legendary animator Richard Williams joins the Fredrikstad Animation Festival with screenings of The Academy’s work print of ‘The Thief and the Cobbler - A Moment in Time’ and his latest short film, ‘Prologue.’

Disney Headline News

WATCH: Disney Unveils New Trailer for Jon Favreau’s ‘Jungle Book’

‘Iron Man’ director Jon Favreau relies heavily on motion-capture techniques for his live-action adaptation, surrounding actor Neel Sethi (as Mowgli) with a slew of CG animals and environments.