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Augenblick Studios Headline News

R-Rated ‘Adventures of Drunky’ Feature Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

New crowdfunding campaign for 2D-animated adult feature from Brooklyn-based Augenblick Studios and starring the voices of starring Sam Rockwell, Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Coogan, Nina Arianda, Dave Attell and Tyler The Creator launches on Indiegogo.

CAKE Headline News

CAKE, Cheeky Little Media & Mighty Nice Sign U.K. Publishing Deal for ‘Bottersnikes & Gumbles’

Australian production outfits sign a U.K. publishing deal with Hodder Children’s Books for their new CGI children’s comedy series ‘Bottersnikes & Gumbles.’

Visual Effects Headline News

Union Helps Build Tension in New Idris Elba Thriller ‘Bastille Day’

Abstract: London-based boutique VFX studio completes more than 350 shots employing a range of ‘invisible effects’ for StudioCanal’s new action thriller directed by James Watkins.

preschool Headline News

Silvergate Partners with Shamrock Capital Advisors

International preschool TV production and licensing company to leverage new majority investor to expand intellectual property, library rights and digital capabilities, as well as its presence in China.

Festivals Headline News

Animated Spirits Fest to Showcase New European Animation May 4 & 5

Second edition of New York City showcase event to feature new experimental and narrative animation along with expert panels on the state of the industry.

Festivals Headline News

Animation Day in Cannes 2016 Set for May 18

Second annual showcase event for animated features and shorts presented at the Cannes Film Festival to include a special 10-minute preview screening of ‘Bilal,’ the first CG-animated feature to come out of Dubai.

Television Headline News

Eric Goldberg Animates New ‘Simpsons’ Couch Gag

Disney homage created by veteran animator known for his work on classic animated features such as ‘Aladdin,’ ‘Pocahontas’ and ‘Hercules’ pays tribute to ‘Snow White,’ ‘Fantasia,’ ‘Cinderella’ and Mickey Mouse.

Walt Disney Animation Studios Headline News

Disney Bringing ‘Moana’ & ‘Inner Workings’ Short to Annecy 2016

Legendary directors Ron Clements and John Musker return to Annecy to present never-before-seen footage from their upcoming feature; from the studio behind ‘Feast’ and ‘Paperman’ Comes ‘Inner Workings,’ directed by Leo Matsuda.

call for entries Headline News

Manchester Animation Festival Launches 2016 Call for Entries

Manchester Animation Festival returns to HOME in Manchester November 15-17; new industry excellence award category introduced; Aardman Animations announced as first guests.

Portfolio Entertainment Headline News

Portfolio Entertainment Racks Up First Round of Sales for ‘Cat in the Hat’

Toronto-based distributor announces international sales for its three new one-hour PBS-commissioned ‘The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!’ movies.

Art Headline News

LCAD Announces Art of Story Animation Exhibition

Laguna College of Art and Design to present a rare exhibition showcasing storyboard works by Tom Owens, Sean Bishop and Kelly Hobby-Bishop, with work from films and TV series including ‘How to Train Your Dragon,’ ‘Sophia the First,’ ‘Shrek,’ ‘Kung Fu Panda,’ ‘The Tigger Movie’ and ‘House of Mouse.’

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