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Illumination’s Meledandri to Keynote 2013 VES Summit

Chris Meledandri to give keynote address at 2013 VES Summit; Andrew Merkin, Head of Special Projects and Transmedia at Mirada Studios, and Max Michael, Head of Business Development, Asia at UTA, among highlighted Speakers.

Wild Headline News

Loyalkaspar Lets in the Wild for Nat Geo WILD Refresh

Nat Geo WILD calls on entertainment branding agency loyalkaspar to create a new network refresh and soup-to-nuts branding package, including comprehensive promo toolkits and print collateral templates, as well as a type identity and a variety of custom logo treatments.

Story Headline News

'Toy Story ' Special Reaps Big Ratings

Disney/Pixar's first special for television, Toy Story OF TERROR!, a spooky new tale featuring the beloved characters from the Toy Story films, has its long-awaited debut, opening at number one among total viewers and adults 18-49, and giving ABC its best performance in the time period in nearly two years.

Charlie Headline News

Peanuts’ 'Great Pumpkin' to Air Oct. 31

The classic animated Halloween-themed Peanuts special, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” created by late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, airs Thursday, October 31, on the ABC, followed by “You’re Not Elected, Charlie Brown.”

Gaga Headline News

ABC to Air 'Lady Gaga & The Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular'

Special will feature performances by Sir Elton John, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and RuPaul and an appearance by Kristen Bell, along with several performances by Lady Gaga from her new album, ARTPOP, including a duet with Kermit the Frog.

Bent Headline News

VFX Exec Jeff Barnes to Head Bent Image Lab's Digital Media Group

CafeFX co-founder Jeff Barnes partners with Portland-based digital production and animation studio Bent Image Lab to oversee the company’s new Digital Media Group.

Music Headline News

Blacklist’s Dvein Delivers New Branded Video for Rdio

Avant-garde directing collective Dvein release Symbiosis, an experimental video interpretation of The Dismemberment Plan’s new hit, “Daddy Was a Real Good Dancer,” and the latest installment in the New Music Weekly campaign on digital music service Rdio.

Awards Headline News

VES Awards Submission Deadline is November 22

The deadline for submissions to the 12th Annual VES Awards honoring the most outstanding visual effects in film, television, animation, commercials, special venue projects and video games is November 22, 2013.

Festival Headline News

Hiroshima Animation Festival Issues Call for Entries

A call for entries is made for the 15th International Animation Festival in Japan − HIROSHIMA 2014, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the festival office in 1984.

Animation Headline News

Ireland’s 'The Duel' Debuts at Trinity

A new animated short film set in the “Unseen University” of Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld produced by the Ireland’s Animation Hub -- the Irish School of Animation at Ballyfermot College of Further Education, Trinity College Dublin and Giant Animation Studios -- launches at a special world premiere screening at the Science Gallery in Trinity College.

Disney Headline News

Disney Launches Interactive 'Nightmare Before Christmas' Screenings

Disney offers exclusive second screen live experiences to fans of the cult classic Tim Burton film, The Nightmare Before Christmas, starting October 18.

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