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Headline News TIFF, NFB Celebrate Norman McLaren with Outdoor Screening

The National Film Board of Canada teams with the Toronto International Film Festival to celebrate the 100th birthday of animation legend Norman McLaren with an outdoor program featuring seven short films set to live performances of original scores.

Headline News Frederator Adds 200 New Channels, Expands Subscriber Base to 9.5M

Hundreds of creators flock to fast growing network as Frederator bolsters position as number one online animated network.

Headline News OIAF to Spotlight Walt Disney Animation Studios

The Ottawa International Animation Festival celebrates the world’s most beloved, successful and pioneering animation studio with a series of screenings, talks and exhibitions with legendary Disney animators.

Headline News Shotgun Recognizes Excellence with Inaugural Pipeline Awards

Shotgun Software holds the first-ever Pipeline Awards to honor excellence in pipeline tool development, integration, engineering and usage at the Shotgun User Group meeting held during SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver.

Headline News WGBH Options Best-Selling Children’s Series ‘Pinkalicious’

Boston-based public broadcaster and producer to develop the bestselling children’s book series by Victoria Kann into an animated television series for 3- to 8-year-olds.

Headline News Box Office Report: ‘TMNT,’ ‘Guardians’ Crush ‘Expendables 3’

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ easily remain atop the North American box office this weekend as ‘The Expendables 3’ debut underperforms with just $16.2 million.

Headline News ‘Bob’s Burgers,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Win Creative Arts Emmys

FOX’s ‘Bob’s Burgers’ wins the Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program; HBO’s 'Game of Thrones' wins its third-consecutive Emmy for Outstanding Special and Visual Effects.

Headline News Shout! Releases U.S. Trailer for ‘Thunder and the House of Magic’

Shout! Factory releases the official U.S. trailer for ‘Thunder and the House of Magic,’ opening domestically on September 5 in select cities including Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

Headline News Former LOOK Effects Staffers Issue Open Letter

On the heels of this week’s news that VFX house LOOK Effects has closed its doors, moving staff and projects to MassMarket, a group of former employees issues an open letter in order to explain their side of events.

Headline News Massive Software announces Massive 7.0 at SIGGRAPH 2014

Massive 7.0 features more efficient character animation with Massive for Maya, big improvements in rendering, animation and user interface, Arnold support, 4x rendering speed up, V-Ray displacements and hair, a more flexible IK, and more.

Headline News New Trailer Released for ‘The Simpsons’ FXX Marathon

FXX releases a trailer for its marathon of ‘The Simpsons,’ beginning at 10 p.m. August 21, to kick off the network’s acquisition of syndication rights of Fox’s beloved animated series.

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