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Headline News Toon Boom Launches Paperless Concerto

Toon Boom Animation has launched Concerto, an animation software for paperless, digital, re-use or cutout animation production. Concerto offers studios increased productivity, raises animation quality and eliminates file management issues so common to the normal Flash pipeline.

Headline News Send Us Your E3 News For AWN's Special Flash Newsletter!

As a result of the wonderful response to our new MIPCOM, MIP-TV and NATPE-specific Flash Newsletters, we will be publishing a special edition for E3, which is fast approaching and our editorial and advertising staff is gearing up for the new Flash Newsletter series. Here are the dates for the publications.

E3 Flash Newsletter May 6May 27 (Follow-Up issue)

If you didnt receive your copies of AWNs Special MIPCOM 2003, NATPE 2004 or MIP-TV 2004 Animation Flash Newsletters, here are the links to all four issues:

Headline News New Categories in 2004 Bitfilm Festival

Bitfilm Festival 2004Hamburg, GermanyNovember 3 - 7, 2004Deadline: July 15, 2004

The Bitfilm Festival for digital film and new media shows films that use digital technology in a creative and innovative way. There are six categories:

* 3D Space: Computer generated 3D animations.* FX Mix: Digitally composed hybrids, mixing live-action, effects and animation.* 64K Demos: Audiovisual programs that work with a PC's processor and videocard.* Flash: Linear films and interactive works made with Macromedia Flash.

Headline News Nicktoons Serves Up Traditional Style Toons Leader Dog & Tortellini Western

Nicktoons, Nickelodeons new 24-hour animation channel, will premiere Animation Collectives two new original series LEADER DOG and TORTELLINI WESTERN. The first LEADER DOG episode premieres at 8:00 pm April 18, 2004 while TORTELLINI WESTERN episodes will debut later in the season. LEADER DOG tells the story of a junkyard dog, plucked from the pound to lead an advanced civilization on a distant planet. An homage to Spaghetti Westerns, TORTELLINI WESTERN follows the wild west adventures of a recently arrived immigrant family.

Headline News AWN Discussion Forums - What's New? for April 8, 2004

This week in AWN's Forums, there are several threads popping up regarding questions for Flash users. A member has put out call to find other indie animators. A senior member presents the argument that animation is a very ego driven industry. Moderator Larry L. posts a thread regarding residuals for animators. Debate continues regarding HOME ON THE RANGE and THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST and what the two films mean to the industry and society. Another members asks the questions: voices of THE SIMPSONS worth it?

Headline News Warner Bros. Launches Interactive Scooby-Doo 2 Website

Warner Bros. Online has launched the new SCOOBY-DOO 2: MONSTERS UNLEASHED Website (www.scoobydoo2movie.com), containing new interactive features. The new live-action feature will be released in theaters on March 26, 2004. Additionally, the overall SCOOBY-DOO brand site (www.scoobydoo.com) is re-launching with a new look adding special games, showcase, Scooby Snacks and Scooby store sections.

Headline News MIP-TV News: Elastic Rights Does Multiple Media For Properties

Since launching the integrated brand management company Elastic Rights two years ago in Spain, Ignacio Orive has been busy signing multimedia partners for his diverse slate of projects and selecting new properties to represent in the Iberian and Italian markets. Animated properties he is taking to MIP-TV include FLASH KICKER, and CAILLOU.

At MIP-TV, Elastic Rights will be based on the Spanish producers stand FAPAE/ICEX, R31.29.

Headline News MIP-TV News: Year-Old Icon Animation Brings Flash Series to MIP-TV

Icon Animation will be bringing a full slate of animated projects to MIP-TV. The company hopes to secure distribution and co-production deals for its various series.

VITAMINIX (31x2) is Icon's first co-production with Digital y Cual. The series seeks to introduce the world of food and their vitamin and mineral content to adults and children. The Flash production is finished and available worldwide.

Headline News Seoul Net & Film Festival Puts Out Call

Seoul Net & Film Festival 2004 Seoul, South KoreaSeptember 15 22, 2004Deadline: April 5, 2004

The Seoul Net & Film Festival (SeNef) is the leading On/Offline film festival in Korea open to international and domestic film and moving image works. From this year on, SeNef is officially and financially supported by Korean Government (The Ministry of Culture & Tourism), which will make SeNef extend, rebourn and support more artists all over the world.

Headline News Trio Joins Elastic Rights

Elastic Rights has appointed three new executives to manage the companys portfolio of multimedia properties. Two will be based at the companys Madrid headquarters while the third is located in Lisbon to oversee ER growing Portuguese business.

Joining ER from one of Spains leading media groups, Taller de Editores/VOCENTO, is Juanjo Conde, who takes over the position of marketing director. Conde will liaise closely with strategic partners and play a key role in creating a marketing platform for properties represented by Elastic Rights.

Headline News MIP-TV News: Alliance Atlantis Rolls To MIP-TV with 3 Toons

Alliance Atlantis rolls into MIP-TV 2004 with three animated series. The company will be located at Stand G3.14 and can be contacted by calling 33-4-92-99-8348.

POKO (32x30) is a stop-motion animation series. The light-hearted, pre-school series follows a fun-loving three-year-old, who is just beginning to discover the world around him with his dog, Minus, and his stuffed toy, Mr. Murphy.

Headline News SPIKE TV Premieres Conservative Topical Comedy This Just In

Spike TV debuts a topical animated series, THIS JUST IN, created by Steve Marmel, on March 14, 2004 at 10:30 pm. Marmel, who has hosted the Annie Awards for two years running, is a standup comic and producer/head writer of Nickelodeon's hit show, THE FAIRLY ODDPARENTS.

Headline News Greatest Story Never Told Competition Winners Released!

ZOOLOOK Ent. (the creators of FlashTV) and (mt) Media Temple Inc. have announced the winners of The Greatest Story Never Told digital storytelling competition.

The winners are:

Grand Prize Mark Greene's STINKY IN BIGMARThttp://www.thegreateststorynevertold.com/movies/pca/movie7.html

Runnerups:(1) Kirk Millett's SOUVENIRhttp://www.thegreateststorynevertold.com/movies/pca/movie2.html

(2) Adam Phillip's BITEY OF BRACKENWOODhttp://www.thegreateststorynevertold.com/movies/pca/movie1.html

Headline News More New Books In the Book Corner This Week!

In 2003, AWN launched its newest resource site, the AWN Book Corner. Looking for books related to animation, then the Book Corner is the best place for you to visit. Readers can search through tomes dealing with 2D & 3D graphics, animation, applications, cinematography, digital video, entertainment, gaming, history & theory, post-production, programming & scripting and Web & multimedia. You can also browse books by title, author or publisher.

Headline News Blitz Digital Promotes Three Staffers

With an eye on a robust slate of current and future client activity, rapidly expanding Blitz Digital Studios (DS), a leading interactive marketing agency based in North Hollywood, California, has elevated three staff members and brought on board two creatives.

Headline News Cartoon Network Offers Five New Series

Cartoon Network claims it will broadcast more new episodes than ever before in its 11-year history more than 500 new half-hours, including five new animated series, new episodes of returning original series and new acquisitions. The new schedule was unveiled Feb. 25, 2004 at Cartoon Network's Upfront presentation to advertising executives and the media in New York City, during its pitch for on-air advertising buys.

Headline News It’s Time To Get Involved With AWN’s MIPTV Special Newsletters!

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, February 26, 2004 at 12:00am

As a result of the wonderful response to our new MIPCOM and NATPE-specific Flash Newsletters, we will be publishing a special edition for both MIP-TV, which is fast approaching and our editorial and advertising staff are gearing up for the NATPE-specific Flash Newsletter series. Here are the dates for the publications.

MIP-TV Flash Newsletter March 11 March 18March 25April 15 (Follow-Up issue)

Headline News VFXWorld Launches The VFXNewswire Newsletter!

Animation World Network and VFXWorld are proud to announce the launch of The VFXNewswire, the weekly newsletter devoted to all things creatively and technically 3D. Like AWN's sister newsletters, Animation FLASH and AWN SPOTLIGHT, VFXNewswire is designed to keep you up to date on the latest news, articles, events, jobs, announcements and resources from the 3D world of visual effects and computer animation contained within the comprehensive VFXWorld site. VFXNewsire is also our first HTML-based newsletter.

Headline News New Books Hit AWN Book Corner Shelves for Feb. 19, 2004

In 2003, AWN launched its newest resource site, the AWN Book Corner. Looking for books related to animation, then the Book Corner is the best place for you to visit. Readers can search through tomes dealing with 2D & 3D graphics, animation, applications, cinematography, digital video, entertainment, gaming, history & theory, post-production, programming & scripting and Web & multimedia. You can also browse books by title, author or publisher.

Headline News Digital Musings From The Editor:

Welcome to the launch of The VFXNewswire, the weekly newsletter devoted to all things creatively and technically 3D. Like AWN's sister newsletters, Animation FLASH and AWN SPOTLIGHT, VFXNewswire is designed to keep you up to date on the latest news, articles, events, jobs, announcements and resources from the 3D world of visual effects and computer animation contained within the comprehensive VFXWorld site. VFXNewsire is also our first HTML-based newsletter.

Headline News FrameForge 3D Studio Previs Available for Mac OS

San Diego, California-based Innoventive Software LLC announced immediate availability of their dual-OS CD Windows/Macintosh version of FrameForge 3D Studio, the first 3D previsualization storyboard software with real-world multi-camera control. This cutting edge software provides a new way for directors, filmmakers and other creatives to explore, plan and display visual design ideas for presentation or shooting live on set.

Headline News AWN Discussion Forums - What's New? for Jan. 29, 2004

This week in AWN's Forums our members have already begun discussing Pixar severing ties with Disney. The Oscar have also sprung up discussion with bloggers posting thoughts about the irony if BROTHER BEAR won as well as their picks for what they feel will win. One of our member is asking for help with a Photoshop problem. Other are posting their life drawings. Lots of talk still comes in about the Net first Flash feature. Also, tools for teaching animation, the business of animation and, as always, brand new stuff to check out in show and tell!

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