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Box Office Report: ‘Krampus’ Surprises with $16M Debut

Universal and Legendary’s holiday horror-comedy ‘Krampus’ outperforms expectations in its North American debut, grossing $16 million from 2,902 theaters to come in at number two behind ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 2.’

call for entries Headline News

It’s Time to Submit Your New Project to MIFA 2016!

International Animation Film Market, held in conjunction with the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, issues a call for submissions to 2016 pitch sessions.

Spin VFX Headline News

Spin VFX Provides Effects for Warner Bros.’ ‘The 33’

Led by VFX supervisor Jeff Campbell and supervising VFX producer George Macri, SpinVFX delivers nearly 150 shots to help bring to life the remarkable true story of the 33 survivors of the Chilean mine disaster.

Stop-motion Headline News

New Featurette Explores the Stop-Motion World of ‘Anomalisa’

Taking three years to produce, the crew at Starburns Industries crafted 1,261 faces and 1,000 props for the Charlie Kaufman feature; the final cut has 118,089 frames of handmade animation.

Festivals Headline News

Cinefamily Unveils Animation Breakdown 2015 Lineup

Week-long slate of mind-expanding international animation, shorts and features includes live episode of ‘Rick and Morty’ with creators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon, screening of the 4K restoration of the Japanese ‘Belladonna of Sadness,’ and more.

GKIDS Headline News

GKIDS Sweeps New Annie Awards Independent Feature Category

Indie animation distributor garners a total of 11 nominations for ‘Boy and the World,’ ‘Extraordinary Tales,’ ‘Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet’ and ‘When Marnie Was There.’

Awards Headline News

‘He Named Me Malala’ Shortlisted for Documentary Oscar

Led by Animation Supervisor Jason Carpenter and Animation Producer Irene Kotlarz, a team of CalArts alumni created the lyrical, painterly scenes for the film that evoke the history and landscape of Malala’s Swat Valley homeland.

Awards Headline News

ASIFA-Hollywood Announces 43rd Annie Award Nominations

This year’s Best Animated Feature nominations include Starburns Industry’s ‘Anomalisa,’ Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ and ‘The Good Dinosaur,’ Aardman’s ‘Shaun the Sheep the Movie,’ and Blue Sky’s ‘The Peanuts Movie.’

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: Pixar’s ‘Good Dinosaur’ Uncovers $56M Thanksgiving Debut

Disney and Pixar’s CG-animated feature performs below expectations, bringing in $39.2 million for the three-day weekend, the lowest debut for a Pixar film since the $33.3 million take of ‘A Bug's Life’ in 1998.

call for entries Headline News

ITFS Issues Final Call for Entries for 2016 Edition

Deadline for the International Competition at the 23rd Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film is December 1; Animated Com Award deadline is January 15.

Illumination Entertainment Headline News

WATCH: New Holiday-Themed Trailer for Illumination’s ‘Secret Lives of Pets’

New trailer introduces the full cast of four-legged characters including Louis C.K. as Max the terrier, Hannibal Buress as Buddy the dachshund, Lake Bell as Chloe the cat, and Jenny Slate as Gidget the Pomeranian, as they pose for a holiday greeting card.

Visual Effects Headline News

VFX Legion Taps cineSync and Shotgun for Remote Workflows

World’s first fully remote visual effects studio leverages integration of Shotgun with Cospective’s synchronized review-and-approval tool cineSync to ensure a harmonious workflow.

Illumination Entertainment Headline News

Illumination’s ‘Sing’ Set to Soar on Dec. 21, 2016

Previously untitled musical comedy written and directed by Garth Jennings stars Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Tori Kelly.

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