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eOne Headline News

‘All Creatures Big and Small’ Debuts on Google Play July 1

Distributed by eOne, family-friendly, feature-length adventure that reimagines the epic tale of Noah's Ark features the voice talents of Martin Sheen and Amy Grant.

Oscars Headline News

Academy Approves Changes in VFX, Short Film Eligibility Rules

The Academy ups the number of eligible films in the VFX category to 20; Short films qualifying via a theatrical release must now have a theater run in Los Angeles County for at least seven consecutive days with at least one screening per day.

Cinesite Headline News

Winners of First iAnimate at Cinesite Apprenticeship Announced

Tim Clark and Karine Lafranchise are selected as trainee animators and will be joining the feature animation team at Cinesite’s Montréal studios to work on ‘Charming.’

Blackmagic Design Headline News

Blackmagic Design Delivers Professional Results for Summer Blockbusters

Blackmagic digital film cameras were used to shoot scenes and stunt work in ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ and ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ while Fusion Studio was used for compositing and to help create action sequences for ‘Spy’ and ‘Barely Lethal.’

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: ‘Jurassic World’ Dominates ‘Inside Out’

Universal and Legendary Pictures’ ‘Jurassic World’ ends Pixar's number-one opening winning streak, but ‘Inside Out’ exceeds expectations to score the top debut of all time for an original Pixar title.

Annecy 2015 ANIMATIONWorld

Bronzit’s ‘We Can’t Live Without Cosmos’ Takes Cristal at Annecy 2015

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 12:58pm

Konstantin Bronzit’s ‘We Can’t Live Without Cosmos’ wins Cristal award for best short film at the 39th Annecy International Animated Film Festival, while Franck Ekinci and Christian Desmares’ ‘April and the Extraordinary World’ awarded Cristal for best feature film.

Children’s Media Conference Headline News

The Children’s Media Conference Announces 2015 Speakers & Highlights

VisFX powerhouse Scott Pritchard, 2D Sequence Supervisor from Industrial Light and Magic, to present a Masterclass revealing unseen content previews at The Children’s Media Conference 2015.

Annecy 2015 Headline News

Special Prizes Awarded at Annecy 2015

Among 11 special prizes, Konstantin Bronzit’s ‘We Can't Live Without Cosmos’ wins Junior Jury Short Film Award at the 39th edition of the Annecy International Animated Film Festival.

Blackmagic Design Headline News

Flash Film Works Employs Fusion Studio for Fox’s ‘Spy’

Hollywood-based VFX house Flash Film Works relies on Fusion Studio from Blackmagic Design for compositing work on car chases, helicopter stunts and intricate fight scenes for 20th Century Fox’s ‘Spy.’

Barajoun Entertainment Headline News

Barajoun’s CG Feature ‘Bilal’ Reimagines an Epic Tale

The first CG-animated feature to be fully funded and produced in the Middle East, Barajoun Entertainment’s ‘Bilal’ is based on the story of Bilal ibn Rabah, a companion of Prophet Mohammed.

GKIDS Headline News

Annecy 2015: GKIDS Picks Up Folimage’s ‘Phantom Boy’

GKIDS acquires North American rights for latest feature from Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol, the Oscar-nominated writers and directors of ‘A Cat in Paris.’

Illumination Entertainment Headline News

Illumination Unveils Teaser for ‘Secret Lives of Pets’

Stellar voice cast for the fifth Illumination Entertainment-Universal collaboration includes Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Jenny Slate, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress and Albert Brooks.

Studio Ghibli Headline News

LOOK: Background Art from Studio Ghibli’s ‘Spirited Away’

In celebration of the anime classic’s Blu-ray release, AWN obtains exclusive images of scene paintings from Studio Ghibli’s ‘Spirited Away,’ available from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.

The Animation Conference Headline News

PITCH THIS! Offers Pitching Opportunities at The Animation Conference 2015

Deadline for submissions to the specialized program dedicated to providing producers with potential career-changing pitching opportunities us July 15.

Annecy 2015 Headline News

MIFA 2015 Buzz: Wednesday, June 17

Further fortifying its footprint within France and abroad, French animation studio Mikros plans to hire 400 animators for its Paris, Belgium and Montreal studios.