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LIFE IS SHORT AT THE 13TH FIKE INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL - 9 THROUGH 13 June 2015 in Evora, Portugal

The motto of the FIKE International Short Film Festival is “Life is Short”, and the five day festival did seem to literally fly by.  FIKE is a showcase for short live action, animation, and documentary films.  I seldom have the opportunity to see short live action films and so it is a special treat for me.  Watching films coupled with the warm hospitality of festival director Joao Paulo Macedo made it five perfect days for me.

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Box Office Report: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Makes $60.2M Debut

Universal's N.W.A. biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton’ leads the pack at the North American box office with a $60.2 million debut, helping to push Universal past the $2 billion mark domestically.

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John Lasseter Reveals Details from Disney & Pixar’s Upcoming Feature Slate

Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios chief welcomes filmmakers and voice talent to D23 EXPO 2015 stage to reveal new details about ‘The Good Dinosaur,’ ‘Finding Dory,’ ‘Zootopia,’ ‘Moana,’ ‘Gigantic,’ ‘Coco,’ and more.

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Pixar Debuts ‘Inside Out’ Short at D23 EXPO

New short film, ‘Riley’s First Date?,’ will be included as a bonus feature in the digital HD & Blu-ray releases of Pixar’s ‘Inside Out,’ available digitally October 13 and on Blu-ray November 3, 2015.

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Disney’s ‘Moana’ Rocks D23 EXPO 2015

Directed by John Musker and Ron Clements, Disney’s ‘Moana’ to feature music from Tony-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, Grammy-winning composer Mark Mancina and Opetaia Foa’I, founder and lead singer of the award-winning world music band Te Vaka.

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Disney Announces ‘Gigantic’ Animated Feature

Disney reveals plans for an animated feature based on the ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ story to be directed by Nathan Greno (‘Tangled’) and produced by ‘Get A Horse!’ producer Dorothy McKim.

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Shakira Shaking Up Disney’s ‘Zootopia’

International pop star Shakira lends her Grammy-winning voice to Gazelle, the biggest pop star in Zootopia, teasing the all-new original song for the film, ‘Try Everything.’

Bill Plympton Headline News

Plympton’s ‘Cheatin’ Available on Blu-ray

Plympton recently contributed to the new compilation animated feature, ‘Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet,’ based on the world-famous book by the Lebanese poet; his latest short, ‘The Loneliest Stoplight,’ is also now in theaters.

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Mytherapy Taps DaVinci Resolve for Simon Pegg’s ‘Absolutely Anything’

Mytherapy founder and chief colorist Dado Valentic worked closely with cinematographer Peter Hannan to develop the look and color of the new film directed by Monty Python’s Terry Jones and co-starring Kate Beckinsale and the late Robin Williams.

Original Force Animation Headline News

China’s Original Force Animation Launches into Int’l Feature Production

Veteran animation executives Penney Finkelman Cox and Sandra Rabins to lead the Chinese animation company’s expansion into Hollywood with three features currently in production and an ambitious plan to complete a new feature every 18 months.

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Angeline Jolie Pitt Joins Animated Feature ‘The Breadwinner’

Angelina Jolie Pitt joins the filmmaking team of the animated feature film The Breadwinner, based on the internationally acclaimed young adult novel of the same name by Canadian author Deborah Ellis.

Pixar Animation Studios Headline News

Pixar’s Universal Scene Description to be Open-Sourced

Pixar Animation Studios plans to release its USD software, which enables dramatically increased efficiency across workflows, as an open-source project by the summer of 2016.

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Box Office Report: ‘Fantastic Four’ Flops, ‘M:I5’ Wins Weekend

After being rejected by critics and audiences alike, 20th Century Fox's ‘Fantastic Four’ sees one of the lowest openings of all time for a big-budget studio super hero movie.

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