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Headline News Shorts International Acquires Ingrid Pitt: Beyond the Forest

The Holocaust has been treated by almost every medium, but rarely animation—and never by a child animator—until now. Ingrid Pitt: Beyond the Forest, animated by 10-year-old filmmaker and award-winning critic Perry Chen, has been acquired for worldwide distribution by Shorts International, the distributor of Academy Award-nominated shorts tours for the last 6 years in theaters, inDemand!, and on iTunes and ShortsHD TV in over 100 markets.

Headline News SpongeBob’s Runaway Roadtrip Pulls Onto DVD

Join SpongeBob and Patrick for a never-before-seen hilarious and adventurous vacation in the DVD debut of SpongeBob SquarePants: SpongeBob’s Runaway Roadtrip, which arrives on store shelves before its on-air premiere in November 2011.

Headline News Winning Animators Announced For The TELETOON At Night Pilot Project

TELETOON at Night fans have spoken! The votes are in and Vancouver, BC’s Sheryl Vedamani and Lemoyne, QC’s Philippe Ramsay Gaudreau have 10,000 reasons to gloat today as their animated films have been named the winners of the TELETOON at Night Pilot Project and TÉLÉTOON la Nuit Projet Pilote contests, respectively.

Headline News High Quality & Diversity of European Animated Series Energized Cartoon Forum 2011

European animation for television has a promising future ahead, with strong quality projects sparking the interest of broadcasters and investors as well as audiences.

Headline News HUSH Creates Immersive Experience For Major University

After building addictive interactive installations for high-flying brands like Infiniti, Showtime and Nokia, the Brooklyn-based techoculturalists at HUSH decided to go back to school. University of Dayton, to be specific.

Headline News American Zoetrope Taps AJA Hi5-3D for Stereo Previews of Coppola’s Twixt

AJA Video Systems announced that production company American Zoetrope used the AJA Hi5-3D Mini-Converter to enable convenient, cost-effective post-production reviews of stereo 3D sequences for Twixt, the 2011 thriller from Director Francis Ford Coppola that premiered at the Toronto Film Festival earlier this month.

Headline News OptiTex's Dynamic Clothing Engine for DAZ 3D Comes to Mac OS

2D/3D CAD software leader OptiTex, and DAZ 3D, a leading developer of professional quality 3D models and software, are pleased to announce a new Dynamic Cloth Engine plug-in for Mac OS and a coinciding upgrade to the OptiTex Windows plug-in, which now enables it to support 64-bit architecture.

Headline News Women in Animation Announces You & Your Career Workshop

Is inspiration lacking in your life? Do you feel like you’re in a career rut? Drinking Jolt not doing it for you? We at Women In Animation International know how you’re feeling — and have the antidote!

Headline News Kinetic Data Launches Enterprise Resource Scheduling Tool

Kinetic Data (http://www.kineticdata.com), provider of third-party business service management (BSM) tools built on the BMC Remedy Action Request (AR) System platform, announced the availability of Kinetic Schedule, its new enterprise resource scheduling tool.

Headline News Cineplex Ent. to Add Two New IMAX Digital Systems

IMAX Corporation (TSX:IMX) (NYSE:IMAX) and Cineplex Entertainment (TSX:CGX) today announced an agreement to install two new digital IMAX theatre systems, to be located in London, Ontario, at SilverCity London Cinemas, and in Victoria, British Columbia, at SilverCity Victoria Cinemas.

Headline News New Ice Age, Charlie Brown Specials from for Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, FOX dishes out extra helpings of family fun with two all-new animated holiday specials, ICE AGE: A MAMMOTH CHRISTMAS and HAPPINESS IS A WARM BLANKET, CHARLIE BROWN, premiering Thursday, Nov. 24.

Headline News Sorcerer’s Apprentice To Bring Jekyll & Hyde To Small Screen

ABC is developing a TV version of JEKYLL & HYDE with ABC Studios and Mark Gordon Co. producing and THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE scribe Matt Lopez writing, reports Deadline.com.

Headline News Trip to the Moon in Color, VFX & Animation Speakers at Palo Alto Fest

The color version of Georges Méliès' masterpiece, A Trip to the Moon (1902), was presented at the Cannes Film Festival during the Opening evening, on May 11, 2011.

Headline News Framestore Integrates IKinema into its Motion Capture Pipeline

Bringing a new age of motion capture processing to the industry, IKinema LTD announced today that the leading VFX house in London, Framestore, has incorporated IKinema technology into its motion capture production pipeline.

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