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Fantoche 2015 Headline News

Fantoche Fest Takes off with 2015 Edition

Thirteenth International Animation Film Festival Baden announces top-class competitions, Focus Poland and a host of international guests for Switzerland’s largest animated film festival running September 1-6.

VIEW 2015 Headline News

VIEW Conference Unveils 2015 Keynote Speakers

Italy’s premier computer graphics conference announces keynote session with ‘The Little Prince’ director Mark Osborne, Skywalker Sound’s Randy Thom, ‘The Book of Life’ director Jorge R. Gutierrez, and ‘On Ice’ director Shannon Tindle.

animated shorts Headline News

‘Aria for a Cow’ Headed to Los Angeles Shorts Fest

Animated short ‘Aria for a Cow,’ based on an unreleased song by the Oscar-winning team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, makes its Los Angeles premiere at the LA Shorts Fest on Sunday, September 6.

Blue Sky Studios Headline News

‘The Peanuts Movie’ Featurettes Explore the Art of Dreaming Big

Fox Family Entertainment’s new weekly web series, ‘The Art of Dreaming of Big,’ takes a behind-the-scenes look at the imagination, fun, passion, and people bringing ‘The Peanuts Movie’ to the big screen.

Pixar Animation Studios Headline News

‘Pixar in a Box’ Aimed at Creating Animation-Based Curricula

Khan Academy launches ‘Pixar in a Box,’ a behind-the-scenes look at Pixar Animation Studios’ creative process; Free online curriculum shows how Pixar filmmakers use science, technology, engineering, art and math to create movie magic.

Visual Effects Society Headline News

14th Annual VES Awards Rules & Procedures Now Available

Every year the Visual Effects Society’s Awards committee refines the rules and procedures to hone the experience for the VFX community.

Shotgun Software Headline News

Brazil’s SPIRIT Animation Relies on Shotgun Software for ‘KARL’

Created by SPIRIT Animation CCO Fernando Macedo and produced by SPIRIT Animation, ‘KARL’ airs throughout Latin America as well as select markets in Africa and Europe.

Blackmagic Design Headline News

Blackmagic’s Fusion 8 Public Beta is Now Available for Download

First-ever Mac-compatible release of visual effects and motion graphics software to be followed by a public beta for Fusion 8 Studio, which adds stereoscopic 3D tools and is designed for multi-user workgroups.

Specials Headline News

Animated ‘Bear Hunt’ Special Marches to Channel 4

Channel 4 to air a special animated adaptation produced by the makers of ‘The Snowman and The Snowdog’ of the timeless classic children’s book ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt,’ by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury.

Disney Headline News

Disney Television Animation Makes Key Executive Appointments

Eric Coleman is named SVP, Original Programming and General Manager; Jonathan Schneider is promoted to VP, Strategy; Mondo’s Aaron Simpson joins the company as VP, Development; Shane Prigmore is named VP, Creative Affairs; and Bonnie Lemon joins the company as VP, Production.

AMPAS Headline News

Academy Unveils 2015 Student Academy Award Winners

Winners of the 42nd Student Academy Awards competition in the animation category are ‘An Object at Rest’ by Seth Boyden ‘Soar’ by Alyce Tzue, and ‘Taking the Plunge’ by Nicholas Manfredi and Elizabeth Ku-Herrero.

Preservation Headline News

Cinelicious Completes 4K Restoration of ‘Belladonna of Sadness’

Cinelicious, SpectreVision and The Cinefamily in Los Angeles team to present a 4K restoration of the Japanese anime feature ‘Belladonna of Sadness,’ directed by Eiichi Yamamoto (‘Astro Boy’) and produced by Osamu Tezuka’s Mushi Productions.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ Headed to Blu-ray

The final film in Peter Jackson's epic ‘Hobbit’ trilogy arrives on Blu-ray and DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on November 17; extended edition features a 20-minute longer cut and more than nine hours of new special features.

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