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Winsor McCay, George Pal & Walt Disney Shorts Named to 2015 National Film Registry

Library of Congress adds Winsor McCay’s ‘Dreams of a Rarebit Fiend,’ George Pal’s ‘John Henry and the Inky-Poo,’ and Walt Disney's ‘The Old Mill’ and ‘The Story of Menstruation’ to the National Film Registry.

Television Headline News

Season Two of Disney’s ‘The 7D’ Set to Premiere on January 23

Notable guest voices include Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne as the parents of Kelly Osbourne’s Hildy; Fran Drescher, Amy Sedaris, Jim Belushi, Jay Mohr, George Takei and “Weird Al” Yankovic also among guest stars.

Warner Bros. Headline News

WATCH: Warner Bros. Releases ‘Storks’ Teaser Trailer

Co-directed by Nicholas Stoller and Doug Sweetland from a script written by Stoller, ‘Storks’ features the voice talents of Andy Samberg, Kelsey Grammer, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele.

Festivals Headline News

Slamdance Unveils 2016 Short Film Competition Lineup

Fourteen animated shorts are selected to screen in competition, as well as U.K. filmmaker Ainslie Henderson’s stop-motion animated documentary short, ‘Stems,’ and Australia’s experimental VFX short, ‘Double-Blind No.1.’

Visual Effects Headline News

New ‘Gods of Egypt’ Trailer Showcases Stunning VFX Work

New trailer populated by gods and mortals aplenty, showcases stunning digital backdrops and other visual effects from Cinesite, Iloura, Raynault VFX, Rising Sun Pictures, Rodeo FX and Tippett Studio.

ITFS Headline News

Call for Entries: Animation Production Day 2016

Tenth edition of Animation Production Day to be held 28-29 April 2016 alongside the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film and FMX Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia.

Awards Headline News

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Leads Critics’ Choice Awards with 13 Nominations

‘Ex Machina,’ ‘Jurassic World,’ ‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’ ‘The Martian,’ ‘The Revenant’ and ‘The Walk’ nominated for best visual effects, ‘Anomalisa,’ ‘The Good Dinosaur,’ ‘Inside Out,’ ‘The Peanuts Movie’ and ‘Shaun the Sheep Movie’ nominated for best animated feature.

Nexus Headline News

Nexus Director Nicolas Ménard Unveils Ray-Ban Collaboration

Running December 16-30 in New York City, 30-second looping animation celebrating the eyewear brand will be projected on to the sides of two prominent buildings on Lafayette and Columbus Circle.

Visual Effects Headline News

Oblique FX Delivers Visual Effects for ‘Sicario’

Montreal-based VFX studio creates subtle effects for the latest film from director Denis Villeneuve, delivering 123 shots including CG vehicles and bodies, set extensions and digital matte paintings, and blood and wound effects.

Adobe Headline News

Kelli Anderson Creates New Stop-Motion Video for They Might Be Giants

Adobe Creative Resident Kelli Anderson uses a combination of After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator to create a new stop-motion animated video for TMBG’s holiday cut, ‘Long White Beard.’

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