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Bridging the Gap Animation Lab Opens Int’l Submissions

International animated feature film, series and short film projects -- in preproduction, in development, or in production – now eligible to participate in the second edition of the program.

APD 2016 Headline News

Animation Production Day Reports Record Submissions for 2016

Thirteen films, 23 series and three gaming and special projects selected to participate in the 10th anniversary edition of international co-production marketplace running April 28th & 29th alongside the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film and FMX 2016.

Starburns Industries Headline News

Starburns Industries Options Animated ‘Bubbles’ Feature

The producers of Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson’s Oscar-nominated stop-motion animated feature ‘Anomalisa’ acquire Isaac Adamson’s screenplay about Michael Jackson’s famed Chimpanzee companion, Bubbles.

Television Headline News

SuperProd to Animate Ringo Starr's ‘Octopus's Garden’

French animation powerhouse teams with Simon & Schuster, Universal Music Publishing and Startling Music for the TV adaptation of the book ‘Octopus's Garden,’ based on the famous song written and sung by Ringo Starr.

NYICFF Headline News

Belgium’s ‘A Town Called Panic’ Tops NYICFF 2016

French/Belgium co-production ‘A Town Called Panic: Return to School,’ directed by Vincent Patar and Stéphane Aubier, was awarded the Grand Prize for a short film, and also took home the Audience Award for ages 12-17.

9 Story Media Group Headline News

9 Story Secures Key Sales Across the U.K.

9 Story Media Group licenses a trio of hit animated children’s shows – ‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood,’ ‘Nerds and Monsters,’ and ‘Numb Chucks’ -- to U.K broadcasters ahead of MIPTV.

Post-production Headline News

Deluxe Appoints Stefan Sonnenfeld Chief Creative Officer

Color grading pioneer to drive the artistic strategy that defines the Deluxe brand and ensure that the company houses and develops the best creative talent across color, VFX and editorial for film, TV and commercials.

Holland Animation Film Festival Headline News

Igor Kovalyov’s ‘Before Love’ Wins Grand Prix Award at HAFF 2016

Japan’s ‘Track’ by Tochka, Kazue Monno and Takeshi Nagata, wins the Grand Prix award in the non-narrative short category; ‘Cafard,’ directed by Jan Bultheel, is awarded the Grand Prix for feature animation; Nina Gantz wins the Grand Prix award in the student film category for ‘Edmond.’

Television Headline News

‘We’re Going on A Bear Hunt’ Travels to New Territories

Animated special produced by Lupus Films and Walker Productions and distributed by Union Media secures significant overseas deals in Australia, Sweden, Norway and Finland.

Netflix Headline News

Mark Osborne’s ‘The Little Prince’ to Premiere on Netflix

Just days after director Mark Osborne reveals that that Paramount Pictures will no longer be distributing the stop-motion/CG-animated hybrid feature, Netflix swoops in to save the day.

In Passing Headline News

Former UCLA Animation Workshop Head Dan McLaughlin Dead at 84

A 1958 graduate of the UCLA Theater Arts Department, McLaughlin served as head of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television’s Animation Workshop from 1970 until his retirement in 2007.

Blackmagic Design Headline News

‘Bakuman’ Feature Taps Fusion Studio for Main-On-End Titles

Blackmagic Design’s Fusion Studio helps deliver action-packed main-on-end title sequence for Japanese live-action feature based on the hit manga series by Tsugumi Ohba and Ken Obata.

Games Headline News

Ubisoft’s ‘Tom Clancy’s The Division’ Records Biggest First Week Ever

Ubisoft announces ongoing record sell-through sales for ‘Tom Clancy’s The Division,’ which has grossed more than $330 million worldwide in its first five days.

Commercials Headline News

Isaiah Seret Joins Biscuit Filmworks

Commercial known for his 2015 Webby award-winning ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ short prequel, ‘Quarantine,’ has worked with brands including Adidas, Burger King, Coca Cola, Jack Daniels and Microsoft.

annecy Headline News

New Poster, Short Film Selections Unveiled for Annecy 2016

Official selections include 54 short films in competition -- 34 percent of them made by women -- out of nearly 2,700 submissions, with France, Belgium, Canada and Germany leading the pack.

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