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WATCH: New ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ 360 Video Launches on Facebook

New 360-degree video allows fans to take a closer look at the already iconic imagery of the fallen Star Destroyer on a desert planet teased earlier this year.

Cartoons Headline News

‘Simpsons’ Director Launches New Animated Solo Project, ‘Chow-Fuhn’

New animated ‘Sci-Foodieomedy’ series created by ‘The Simpsons’ director Gabriel DeFrancesco features the voices of Jon Lovitz, Margaret Cho and Bobby Lee; initial episodes launching with crowdfunding campaign.

Moonbot Studios Headline News

Moonbot ‘Taking Flight’ with New Animated Short

Directed by Brandon Oldenburg and executive produced by William Joyce and Trish Farnsworth-Smith, new CG-animated short is inspired by the life of Antonio Pasin, inventor of the Radio Flyer wagon.

Nexus Headline News

Google ATAP Taps Nexus for ‘Rain or Shine’ Spotlight Story

Nexus director Felix Masse is in the Google Spotlight as he joins a stable of internationally acclaimed filmmakers creating 360-degree immersive storytelling experiences for mobile platforms.

Little Airplane Productions Headline News

Little Airplane Bringing ‘Domo’ Special to MIP Jr.

Little Airplane Productions joins forces with NHK, NEP and Big Tent Entertainment on new long-form production for online sensation ‘Domo.’

Licensing Headline News

Raydar Media Secures Rights to New Kids Series Ahead of MIP Jr. and BLE

Titles include one of Australia’s leading preschool series, ‘Sydney Sailboat,’ and CBeebies' hit live-action series ‘Teacup Travels.’

Licensing Headline News

m4e Headed to Brand Licensing Europe

German brand management and media company will introduce its new production ‘Wissper, a co-production with Absolutely Cuckoo, Telegael, Discreet Art Productions and BASTEI Media, at BLE 2015.

Awards Headline News

Superights Scores at Cartoon Forum

Superights receives Cartoon Forum’s Cartoon Tribute as investor/distributor of the year; pitch session for Benjamin Renner’s ‘The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales’ ranks as most popular session of the animation co-production marketplace.

Festivals Headline News

Nicolas Ménard’s ‘Loop Ring Chop Drink’ Wins Top Animation Prize at 2015 Encounters Fest

Nina Gantz’s ‘Edmond’ wins the NextGen Skills Academy Best of British Award, and ‘I Got This’ by Tom Gran & Madeline Grossi receives the 2015 Anijam Award.

Ottawa International Animation Festival Headline News

‘Small People with Hats,’ ‘Over the Garden Wall’ Top Ottawa Fest

Student thesis film ‘Small People with Hats’ by Sarina Nihei wins the grand prize for short animation at the 2015 edition of the Ottawa International Animation Festival; Cartoon Network’s Emmy-winning miniseries ‘Over the Garden Wall’ is awarded the grand prize for best animated feature.

Awards Headline News

'The Bigger Picture' Wins Cartoon d’Or at Cartoon Forum 2015

Daisy Jacobs’ Oscar-nominated animated short ‘The Bigger Picture’ is named the winner of the 2015 Cartoon d’Or at the 26th edition of the European pitching and co-production event in Toulouse, France.

Awards Headline News

Academy Unveils 2015 Student Medalists

Alyce Tzue of the Academy of Art University in San Francisco wins gold medal for ‘Soar’; CalArts student Seth Boyden takes the silver for ‘An Object at Rest,’ and SVA students Nicholas Manfredi and Elizabeth Ku-Herrero take the bronze for ‘Taking the Plunge.’