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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.

Short Films Headline News

Grasshorse Studios Helps Create Animated Promo for ‘Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials’

Midwest-based animation studio provides character animation for 20th Century Fox film promo inspired by vintage PSAs, World War II-era propaganda newsreels, and present-day pharmaceutical commercials.

Awards Headline News

John Lasseter, ‘Big Hero 6’ Filmmakers to Present at 2015 Student Academy Awards

Oscar-winning director John Lasseter, along with ‘Big Hero 6’ filmmakers Roy Conli, Don Hall and Chris Williams, will be presenters at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 42nd Student Academy Awards on Thursday, September 17.

VIEW 2015 Headline News

Alessandro Carloni to Present The Making of ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ at VIEW 2015

‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ co-director Alessandro Carloni to present a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the next installment in the DreamWorks Animation franchise at Italy’s leading computer graphics conference.

Animated Features Headline News

Animated Documentary ’25 April’ to Premiere at TIFF 2015

Animated documentary by New Zealand-based, Canadian-born director Leanne Pooley recreates the infamous 1915 Gallipoli campaign, one of the bloodiest and costliest blunders of the First World War.

Stop-motion Headline News

Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival Unveils 2015 Program

Seventh edition of the Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival to include PES, Cordell Barker, and a special behind-the-scenes presentation of Mark Osborne’s ‘The Little Prince.’

Licensing Headline News

Stan Lee’s ‘Mighty 7’ Feature Headed to Cartoon Network Latin America

Genius Brands International licenses the broadcast rights to all-star animated comedy adventure set to air throughout 42 territories across Latin America and the Caribbean.

OIAF Headline News

Ottawa Fest Draws Top Animators to 2015 Edition

Bruce Bickford and Michèle Cournoyer set to present retrospective works at this year’s Ottawa International Animation Festival, running September 16-20.

Festivals Headline News

New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival Announces Official Selections

Fifty-one films are selected to compete from 1,103 submissions, including Don Hertzfeldt’s ‘World of Tomorrow,’ Ainslie Henderson’s ‘Stems’ and Rosto’s ‘Splintertime.’

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