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Cinefamily Unveils Animation Breakdown 2015 Lineup

Week-long slate of mind-expanding international animation, shorts and features includes live episode of ‘Rick and Morty’ with creators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon, screening of the 4K restoration of the Japanese ‘Belladonna of Sadness,’ and more.

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GKIDS Sweeps New Annie Awards Independent Feature Category

Indie animation distributor garners a total of 11 nominations for ‘Boy and the World,’ ‘Extraordinary Tales,’ ‘Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet’ and ‘When Marnie Was There.’

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‘He Named Me Malala’ Shortlisted for Documentary Oscar

Led by Animation Supervisor Jason Carpenter and Animation Producer Irene Kotlarz, a team of CalArts alumni created the lyrical, painterly scenes for the film that evoke the history and landscape of Malala’s Swat Valley homeland.

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ASIFA-Hollywood Announces 43rd Annie Award Nominations

This year’s Best Animated Feature nominations include Starburns Industry’s ‘Anomalisa,’ Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ and ‘The Good Dinosaur,’ Aardman’s ‘Shaun the Sheep the Movie,’ and Blue Sky’s ‘The Peanuts Movie.’

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New Coldplay Video Features Motion Capture by Andy Serkis’s The Imaginarium

Directed by Mat Whitecross and produced by My Accomplice’s Hannah Clark, new video employs performance capture by Andy Serkis’s The Imaginarium and animation and VFX by Paris-based Mathematic.

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Claude Cloutier’s ‘Carface’ Wins at 2015 Sommets du cinéma d’animation

Produced by Julie Roy for the National Film Board of Canada, ‘Carface’ is one of the 10 shortlisted films in consideration for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.

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Box Office Report: Pixar’s ‘Good Dinosaur’ Uncovers $56M Thanksgiving Debut

Disney and Pixar’s CG-animated feature performs below expectations, bringing in $39.2 million for the three-day weekend, the lowest debut for a Pixar film since the $33.3 million take of ‘A Bug's Life’ in 1998.

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ITFS Issues Final Call for Entries for 2016 Edition

Deadline for the International Competition at the 23rd Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film is December 1; Animated Com Award deadline is January 15.

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