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Luma Pictures Headline News

Luma Brings Virtual Reality to Multiple Sclerosis Campaign

Santa Monica and Melbourne-based VFX studio teams with John X Carey at Tool of North America to brings to life an immersive VR campaign by Wieden + Kennedy for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Google Spotlight Stories Headline News

Shannon Tindle’s ‘On Ice’ Now on YouTube

Created in collaboration with Google ATAP’s Spotlight Stories and Evil Eye Pictures, animated short made for mobile and VR devices contains hidden surprises, including a musical homage to Queen.

TeamTO Headline News

CAKE, TeamTO & Thuristar Launching ‘My Knight and Me’ at MIPTV

Kids entertainment specialist and top French CGI studio team with Belgian creative house on medieval animated comedy aimed at kids 6-11; series has already sold to broadcasters including France’s Canal+ Family and Teletoon+, Germany’s Super RTL, and Belgium’s VRT-Ketnet and RTBF-Ouftivi.

Music & Sound Headline News

Technicolor Appoints Scott Gershin Director of Sound and Editorial

Sound designer and feature film supervising sound editor to lead the company’s expansion into sound design for gaming and immersive experiences.

9 Story Media Group Headline News

9 Story Sells New Seasons of Three Hit shows to Australia’s ABC

9 Story Media Group signs licenses with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for second seasons of ‘Camp Lakebottom,’ ‘Numb Chucks’ and ‘Peg + Cat.’

shorts films Headline News

15th Annual Tribeca Film Festival Announces Short Film Selections

Animated shorts program curated by Whoopi Goldberg includes ‘The Orchestra,’ directed by Mikey Hill; ‘Lucens,’ directed and written by Marcel Barelli; ‘Fear,’ directed by Dawn Dreyer and Andrea Love; ‘Violet,’ directed by Maurice Joyce; ‘Short Story of a Fox and a Mouse,’ directed and written by Camille Chaix, Hugo Jean, Juliette Jourdan, Marie Pillier and Kevin Roger; ‘I am a Pencil’ (Je suis un Crayon), directed and written by Joe D’Arcy; and the U.S. premiere of Bill Plympton's ‘The Loneliest Stoplight.’

BAAs Headline News

‘Shaun The Sheep’ Tops British Animation Awards

‘Shaun The Sheep: The Movie’ wins Best Long Form Animation; Martin Freeman wins Best Voice Performance for ‘Stick Man’; ‘Stick Man’ and ‘The Amazing World of Gumball’ pick up two awards each.

Festivals Headline News

‘Sunday Lunch’ Tops 2016 GLAS Animation Festival

French animated short directed by Celine Devaux wins Grand Prix Award at the inaugural edition of the GLAS Animation Festival in Berkeley, CA.

Voice Acting Headline News

Ashley Judd, Jeffrey Tambor Join ‘Tangled’ Animated Series Voice Cast

Ashley Judd, Jeffrey Tambor and Richard Kind among talent joining Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi in the cast of Disney Channel's ‘Tangled: Before Ever After.’

Faceware Technologies Headline News

Faceware Announces Personal Learning Edition, New Upgrades

Markerless 3D facial motion capture product line now available with new software and hardware rental pricing; upgrades include localization, new workflow features and new hardware options.

Sony Pictures Animation Headline News

Sony Teaming with WWE Studios on ‘Surf’s Up 2: Wavemania’

Coinciding with the original film’s 10th anniversary, animated sequel directed by ‘Hotel Transylvania’ 1 & 2 story artist and Genndy Tartakovsky protégé Henry Yu is set to be released in 2017.

Festivals Headline News

CIFF Animation Festival Unveils 2016 Program

Competition program at the Cardiff Independent Film Festival’s Cardiff Animation Nights to feature 21 animated shorts from 10 different countries, including Rory Waudby-Tolley’s ‘Mr. Madilla,’ Rhiannon Evans’s ‘Fulfilament,’ Claudius Gentinetta’s ‘Islander’s Rest’ and Simon Cartwright’s ‘Manoman.’

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