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Headline News Supercomputing Boosts Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6’

Meet the real heroes behind the studio’s first Marvel-inspired film: Walt Disney Animation Studios CTO Andy Hendrickson, principal systems engineer Marc Jordan, and senior research scientist Rasmus Tamstorf.

Headline News Box Office Report: ‘Mockingjay' Nabs $275M Globally

Lionsgate's ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1’ rules the box office both domestically and overseas, posting the top opening of the year domestically and grossing $275 million worldwide. 

Headline News Animation Daddy Creates Stop-Motion Sequences for Wally Lamb’s ‘Wishin’ and Hopin’

Synthetic Cinema International taps Animation Daddy to create ‘retro’ stop motion sequences for Wally Lamb’s Wishin’ and Hopin,’ premiering on Lifetime TV December 6.

Events Melbourne International Animation Festival

Begins: June 21, 2015

ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN FOR MIAF 2015!

> INTERNATIONAL ENTRIES
MUST BE RECEIVED BY
MONDAY 15 DECEMBER 2014

> AUSTRALIAN ENTRIES
MUST BE RECEIVED BY
FRIDAY 27 FEBRUARY 2015

The Melbourne International Animation Festival (MIAF) is one of the largest animation festivals in the world. It usually screens around 400-450 films each year in competitive, panorama, student, curated and retrospective programs. MIAF generates a smaller touring festival called the Australian International Animation Festival (AIAF), is a submissions base for the London International Animation Festival, the New Zealand Film Festival, the Sydney Film Festival and assists in programming a number of other festivals in Australia, Taiwan, South Korea and the USA.

When you submit your film to MIAF, your film is automatically considered for each of these festivals although these other events will send you a separate and specific invitation if they wish to invite your film.

For full guidelines and entry form: www.miaf.net/2014/entries.html

Headline News GKIDS Announces U.S. Release Date for Studio Ghibli Documentary

‘The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness’ opens theatrically November 28 at New York’s IFC Center followed by digital release December 9.

Headline News LAIKA’s ‘Boxtrolls’ Land on Blu-Ray January 20

From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, family event movie ‘The Boxtrolls’ available on Digital HD December 23 and on Blu-Ray combo pack and DVD on January 20.

Headline News DreamWorks Animation May Push ‘B.O.O.’ Release Date

Directed by Tom Wheeler and featuring the voices of Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy, ‘B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations’ was set to debut on June 5, 2015.

Headline News Butcher’s David Henegar Designs Opening Titles for ‘The Guilty Innocent’

BUTCHER’s David Henegar collaborates with director Jamie Marshall to design the opening titles for the upcoming feature, ‘The Guilty Innocent.’

Headline News Disney's ‘Big Hero 6’ Gets Anime Short by Tekken

Disney introduces its latest animated feature, ‘Big Hero 6,’ in Japan with a music video animated by Japanese entertainer Takefumi Kurashina, known for his emotional flip-book-style anime shorts.

Headline News Tony Millionaire’s ‘Sock Monkey’ Gets Animated

Animator Matt Danner and comics writer/illustrator Tony Millionaire team up to create a first look at a CG/live-action hybrid film adaptation of ‘Sock Monkey: Into The Deep Woods.’

Headline News Box Office Report: ‘Dumb and Dumber’ Sequel Wins Weekend

The Marvel-inspired ‘Big Hero 6’ is in second place with a domestic total of $111.7 million and early worldwide haul of $148.4 million; Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’ passes $300 million globally.

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