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Headline News Aardman Director Produces Viral Film To Mark MS Week

Aardman director Darren Robbie, who was a lead animator on the classic film Chicken Run and is also known as Chopsy Animation, has produced a stunning short animated film for the MS Society which graphically and powerfully depicts the reality of living with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Headline News Little Mermaid Attraction Opens in Disney California Adventure

Guests will enter the enchanting story of “The Little Mermaid,” complete with characters and songs from the Academy Award-winning Disney animated motion picture, when they board The Little Mermaid - Ariel’s Undersea Adventure, premiering Friday, June 3, in Disney California Adventure park at the Disneyland Resort.

Headline News A Brighter Future for Children’s TV Animation in the UK

Household favourites including Rolf Harris and Richard E Grant are backing animated television programmes for children despite the lack of government support for the UK animation industry.

Headline News Gnomon Founder, “Avatar” Creature Effects Artist Releases the Making of “Dirge” Video

From the mind of "Avatar" creature effects artist Alex Alvarez, founder and president of the Gnomon school of Visual Effects, The Gnomon Workshop today announced an all-new instructional video for download and DVD formats titled The Making of 'Dirge.'

Headline News Oddworld Inhabitants Announce 2011 Release Schedule for PS3

Oddworld Inhabitants today announced the updated release schedule for its critically-acclaimed, award-winning classics, Oddworld Stranger’s Wrath and Oddworld Munch’s Oddysee for the PlayStation 3.

Headline News Alien At Large Surfaces at Platinum & Practical

Platinum Studios, Inc., an entertainment company that controls an international library of more than 5,000 comic book characters which it adapts, produces and licenses for all forms of media, and Practical Pictures, producer of the "American Pie" and "Final Destination" franchises, announced today that they are jointly developing the Platinum Studios graphic novel "Alien At Large" as a feature film.

Headline News Ivy Flores Of CalArts Named WIA Animation Scholarship Winner

The Phyllis Craig Scholarship Award Committee of Women in Animation International has announced its 2011 Scholarship winner to be Ivy Flores, a graduate student at the California Institute of the Arts.

Headline News Syfy Names Vila VP, Current Programming, Scripted

Syfy has named Scott Vila, who was instrumental in the development of water cooler hits such as 24, Dark Angel and Firefly, to the newly created position of Vice President, Current Programming, Scripted.

Headline News Turner Exec Named SVP, Cartoon Network /Adult Swim Ad Sales

Cartoon Network and Adult Swim Ad Sales has announced the newest member of the leadership team, Patty Gillette to the role of senior vice president, Brand Activation and Media Partnerships.

Headline News Visual Effects Companies CIS and Method Combine Forces

Deluxe Entertainment Services Group today announced the rebranding of its award-winning visual effects companies, Method, which Deluxe acquired from Ascent Media in December 2010, and CIS Visual Effects.

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