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iartists Launches with International Roster

With a mission to connect high-end talent with awesome brands, iartists has launched in Los Angeles to represent directors, designers, animators, visual effects pros, storytellers and digital experts, working across platforms, devices and spaces.

Film Headline News

Stuttgart Animation Winners Announced

This weekend, Stuttgart’s International Festival of Animated Film announced the winners of its 19th Trickfilm competition (May 8-3). Martin Snopek and Ivana Laucikova’s “The Last Airbus” (Slovakia), Alke Arndt’s “Atlas” (Germany) and Ignacio Ferreras’ “Wrinkles” (Spain) were among the big winners.

Animated Headline News

Animated Com Award Winners Announced

The world's best productions in the field of applied animation received their prizes in the Mercedes-Benz Museum at the Animated Com Award held at the 19th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film.

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ACME Animates 'Hunger ‘Tude' for Ritz Crackerfuls

ACME Filmworks directors David Wachtenheim and Robert Marianetti recently completed work on a campaign for Kraft’s Ritz Crackerfuls created by agency Euro RSCG Worldwide in New York.

Animation Headline News

The Beatles' 'Yellow Submarine' Arrives on DVD June 5

The Beatles’ classic 1968 animated feature film, Yellow Submarine, has been digitally restored for DVD and Blu-ray release on June 5th in North America.

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Leslie Sorrentino & Team Join Big Block

Executive producer Leslie Sorrentino, formerly of Animal West and The Syndicate, has joined digital production and design studio Big Block. He brings with him his production team, Flame artist Gizmo Rivera and producer Cindy Chapman.

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David Heyman to Produce 'Paddington Bear' Feature

"Harry Potter" producer David Heyman is partnering with France's StudioCanal to produce a CG/live-action adaptation of "Paddington Bear," bringing the iconic brown bear from Peru to the big screen.

Henson Headline News

Henson to Produce 'Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio'

Guillermo Del Toro will co-direct "Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio" with Mark Gustafson. The Jim Henson Company production will be a 3D stop-motion animated version of PINOCCHIO based on the edition of Carlo Collodi’s classic tale illustrated by Gris Grimly.

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Hasbro Earns Eight Daytime Emmy Nominations

Hasbro Studios has collected eight Daytime Emmy Award nominations from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for “Transformers Prime,” “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic” and “Family Game Night.”

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Sony Corp. Reports Fourth Fiscal Year Loss

The entertainment and consumer electronics giant attributed its record $5.7 billion deficit to the effects of disasters in Japan, a weak global economy and a strong yen as its film unit reported full-year revenue growth, but a lower operating profit.

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Daytime Emmy Nominations Announced

Six animated series were nominated for Daytime Emmy awards this year, including PBS’s “Curious George,” “Peep & The Big Wide World” and “Sid the Science Kid,” and Nickelodeon’s “Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness,” “Penguins of Madagascar” and “SpongeBob SquarePants.”

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