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Finalists Announced for 2016 British Animation Awards

‘Stick Man,’ ‘Shaun The Sheep: The Movie’ and ‘Children of the Holocaust’ battle for honours in Best Long Form; ‘Clangers,’ ‘Hey Duggee’ and ‘Lily’s Driftwood Bay’ nominated in Best Preschool; ‘Amazing World of Gumball,’ ‘Scream Street’ and ‘Rastamouse’ lock horns for Best Children’s Series.

Short Films Headline News

Peephole Cinema Presents ‘Street Sets’ Through March 27th

Compositions made from the visual rhythms of urban settings includes work from experimental animator Eric Dyer, Dutch animator Johan Rijpma, and Minnesota indie animator Caleb Wood.

Licensing Headline News

Silvergate Renews Global Master Toy Deal for ‘Octonauts’

International TV production and licensing company signs a three-year master toy renewal deal with Fisher-Price for undersea preschool adventure property ‘Octonauts.’

Rampant Design Tools Headline News

Rampant Design Partners with iOgrapher to Create Massive Library of Style Effects for iOS Filmmakers

Rampant Filmmaker’s Toolbox for iOgrapher includes more than 1,000 HD drag-and-drop overlays, motion graphics, looping backgrounds and lower thirds.

Interactive Headline News

Bluecadet Teams with Art Institute of Chicago for Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit

Philadelphia-based creative agency creates a cinematic, projection-mapped recreation of Vincent Van Gogh's bedroom at Arles as well as custom interactive installations as the key components of the institute’s sensational new exhibition, ‘Van Gogh's Bedrooms.’

call for entries Headline News

Annecy 2016 Hosting Disney Art Challenge & ‘Finding Dory’ Preview

Deadline for submissions to the Disney Art Challenge is April 15; public voting for 10 shortlisted entries takes place July 4-23.

Films Headline News

‘Blade Runner’ Sequel Gets Harrison Ford & Official Release Date

Directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, ‘Blade Runner 2’ arrives in theaters on January 12, 2018 with original director Ridley Scott on board as an executive producer.

Games Headline News

Live Indie Gaming Event Orbyt Play Kicks off Feb. 20

Free online celebration of independent games streaming exclusively on YouTube and YouTube Gaming to provide a sneak peak of a new VR game for HTC Vive from ‘Rick and Morty’ creator Justin Roiland.

Television Headline News

‘Ice Age’ Easter Special Migrating to FOX Television

FOX puts a prehistoric spin on the world’s first Easter egg hunt in the all-new animated special ‘Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade’ on Sunday, March 20; exclusive sneak peek at all-new animated feature film ‘Ice Age: Collision Course’ to air during special.

Business Headline News

Nimble Collective Launches Animation Cloud Services Startup

Nimble to develop first cloud-based platform to serve 10 million professional and aspiring animators globally with $8.5 million investment from New Enterprise Associates; NEA venture partner Greg Papadopoulos joins Nimble Collective board alongside three high-profile advisors from the animated film industry.

Television Headline News

‘Bob’s Burgers Live!’ Returns to Los Angeles April 29th

Ultimate fan experience brings animated series to life with stand-up performances and a table read by the cast, audience Q&A, an exclusive sneak-peek at upcoming footage, and surprise celebrity guest appearance.

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