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NY Int’l Children’s Film Festival Announces Complete 2014 Slate

The New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival announces its full slate for the 2014 edition, which will present 100 new animated and live action shorts and features, opening and closing night parties, studio showcases, retrospectives, filmmaker Q&As, filmmaking workshops, audience voting and the NYICFF Awards Ceremony. 

Gaumont Animation Headline News

Gaumont Animation Announces New Management Structure

Gaumont Animation’s MD Pierre Belaisch restructures the studio’s management team, with Marc Dhrami taking on the role of head of production, Michael Manaud becoming director of legal and business affairs, and Heath Kenny becoming creative VP and executive producer in charge of scouting new projects.

Splash Entertainment Headline News

Moonscoop LLC Rebrands as Splash Entertainment

Mike and Liz Young have reacquired 100% ownership of US-based Moonscoop LLC and have rebranded the children's production house as Splash Entertainment with CEO and executive chairman Nicolas Atlan on board as a new partner, and JokeBox acting as a private passive investor.

Arthur Rankin Jr. Headline News

Arthur Rankin Jr., ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ Co-Producer Dies at 89

Broadcasting legend Arthur Rankin Jr. -- the animator, producer and director behind some of television’s most enduring holiday specials -- is dead at the age of 89 following a bout of illness.

Nexus Headline News

Nexus Directors Smith and Foulkes Create Captivating Launch Film for Honda

Hot on the heels of the success of the recent viral hit Honda “Hands,” Honda and Wieden+Kennedy London once again team up with Nexus directors Smith and Foulkes to create a captivating film introducing the newest member of the Civic family.

Gulfstream ToonBox Animation Lab Headline News

‘The Nut Job’ Makers Announce Animation Lab

Hot off the box office success of the 3D animated film The Nut Job, Gulfstream Pictures and partners Redrover Co., Ltd. and Toonbox Entertainment Ltd. announce new animation lab to incubate film and television projects.

Disney Headline News

El Capitan’s Rob Richards and His Wurlitzer to Accompany ‘Get A Horse!’

El Capitan guests gearing up for the all-new sing-along version of Frozen will see a very special version of the Academy Award-nominated Mickey Mouse short Get A Horse! featuring house organist Rob Richards.

Mighty Yeti Studios Headline News

Mighty Yeti Creates New Interactive Storybook Apps

Mighty Yeti Studios announces two new interactive storybook apps, Mr. Cupcake Has The Sprinkles and A Shark Knocked On The Door, and the launch of a Kickstarter campaign to help cover the production costs.

41st Annual Annie Awards Headline News

Watch the 41st Annual Annie Awards on!

VIP Tickets for the 41st annual Annie Awards may be sold out, but you can still watch the ceremony from the comfort of your nearest Internet connection.

Sony Headline News

James Franco, Jonah Hill Join Seth Rogen's 'Sausage Party'

The voice cast for Seth Rogan’s animated adult feature Sausage Party reunites This Is the End stars James Franco, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, David Krumholtz and Rogen himself, as well as adding Kristen Wiig, Edward Norton and Nick Kroll.

Nickelodeon Headline News

Nickelodeon Announces 2014 Global Animated Shorts Program

Nickelodeon announces a call for submissions for its 2014 global Animated Shorts Program, designed to identify and develop new animation talent and provide a platform for new content for kids.