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Headline News Brazil’s ‘Boy and the World,’ Takes Cristal at Annecy

Following last year’s feature Cristal winner ‘Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury,’ Brazilian animation is once again in the spotlight at the 38th edition of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. 

Headline News Annecy Film Market Records Stellar Year

The MIFA breaks records again with a 2 percent rise in accreditations and over 500 exhibiting companies, a 13 percent increase and an all-time high since the International Animation Film Market’s creation in 1985.

Headline News DreamWorks Animation Alums Launch Monkey’s Uncle

Creative Directors Eric "Bibo" Bergeron (‘Shark Tale,’ ‘Road to El Dorado’) and Mike de Seve (‘Beavis and Butt-Head Do America’) form Monkey’s Uncle, a joint venture with a consortium of industry creatives set to write and develop new animated feature IPs.

Headline News VideoFilmes, Gullane Unite for ‘Noah’s Ark’ Feature

Walter Salles teams with Gullane to produce the Brazilian animated feature ‘Noah’s Ark,’ written and directed by Sergio Machado and adapted from the evergreen children’s songs and lyrics of Vinicius de Moraes.

Headline News SIGGRAPH 2014 to Host Panel & Screening of ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’

DreamWorks Animation to present a behind-the-scenes discussion on ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ at SIGGRAPH 2014 with writer/director Dean DeBlois, head of layout Gil Zimmerman, head of character animation Simon Otto and VFX supervisor Dave Walvoord.

Headline News DreamWorks Animation Unveils First Trailer for ‘Penguins of Madagascar’

DreamWorks Animation releases the first trailer for ‘The Penguins of Madagascar,’ directed by Simon Smith and Eric Darnell and arriving in theaters on November 26, 2014.

Headline News The Roxie Kicks off Summer Family-Friendly Film Series

San Francisco’s Roxie Theater announces new family friendly film series, Roxie Kids, with Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘Panda Go! Panda - Adventure of Panda & Friends’ and ‘The Castle Of Cagliostro’ along with classic episodes from Osamu Tezuka’s ‘Astro Boy.’

Headline News Phosphene Delivers Visual Effects for ‘The Fault in Our Stars’

Working under Creative Director/VFX Supervisor John Bair, New York-based Phosphene completes effects work and adapts the 20th Century Fox logo  for ‘The Fault in Our Stars,’ starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort,  Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, Nat Wolff, and Willem Dafoe.

Headline News GKIDS Picks Up Brazil’s ‘Boy and the World’ at Annecy

Animation distributor GKIDS acquires North American rights to the Brazilian animated feature ‘Boy and the World,’ directed by Alê Abreu.

Blogs The Miscweant: ‘Icons of Animation’ at The Academy

AWN's The Miscweant attends The Academy’s “Icons of Animation,” dedicated to the work of character designer and New Yorker cover artist Peter de Sève; artist and animator William Joyce; Argentinian illustrator, author and animator Carlos Nine; and the King of Indie Animation, Bill Plympton.

Headline News Box Office Report: ‘Fault in Our Stars’ Beats ‘Edge of Tomorrow’

Young women prove their might at the North American box office, delivering a $48.2 million opening for YA romance ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ and beating out Disney’s ‘Maleficent’ and Tom Cruise’s ‘Edge of Tomorrow.’

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