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ASIFA-Hollywood, AEF Announce 2016 Scholarship Program

Scholarship program from ASIFA-Hollywood and the Animation Educators Forum to award $34,500 in 2016 scholarships to local, national and international animation students.

Lucasfilm Headline News

‘LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures’ Premieres June 20

New CG-animated series produced by Wil Film, the LEGO Group and Lucasfilm is set between the events of ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ and ‘Return of the Jedi.’

Rainmaker Entertainment Headline News

Rainmaker’s ‘Ratchet & Clank’ in Theaters Friday!

CG-animated feature based on the iconic PlayStation video game franchise featuring the voices of Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Bella Thorne, Rosario Dawson and Sylvester Stallone secures global distribution, releases in North America on April 29.

Films Headline News

Academy Announces 25th Anniversary Celebration of Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Supervising animators Andreas Deja, Mark Henn and Glen Keane, key story artist Brenda Chapman, Oscar-nominated producer Don Hahn and director Gary Trousdale to participate in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ event on Monday, May 9.

broadcast design Headline News

Mixtape Club Shows You Why Anita Hill Matters in ‘Confirmation’ Promo

Historical primer on sexual harassment policies in America sets the stage for ‘Confirmation,’ HBO’s dramatization of the explosive Clarence Thomas Supreme Court nomination hearings.

theme parks Headline News

New Details Unveiled for Cartoon Network Theme Park in Dubai

‘Ben 10,’ ‘Adventure Time’ and ‘The Powerpuff Girls’ to be brought to life through thrilling rides and entertainment; park’s official opening confirmed for August 15, 2016.

Nickelodeon Headline News

Nick Sponsoring ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ NASCAR Event

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400’ at Chicagoland Speedway set for Sunday, September 18 with top racer Danica Patrick signed on to drive a special car for the event.

Disney Headline News

Disney Unveils Details for Upcoming Live-Action Slate

Upcoming live-action features include ‘The Jungle Book 2,’ ‘Cruella,’ a ‘Mary Poppins’ sequel, and ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms,’ to be directed by Lasse Hallstrom.

Visual Effects Headline News

ZERO VFX Tackles Filmmaking from a New Perspective for ‘Hardcore Henry’

Boston and Santa Monica-based boutique VFX house delivers a plethora of CG effects for the action-packed chase sequence for ‘Hardcore Henry,’ the action-thriller from Russian director Ilya Naishuller.

annecy Headline News

Nine Features Selected to Compete at Annecy 2016

Ann Marie Fleming’s ‘Window Horses,’ Penny Lane’s ‘NUTS!’ and Sang-ho Yeon’s ‘Seoul Station’ among nine films selected to screen in competition at this year’s Annecy International Animated Film Festival.

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.

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