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Headline News Masters Of The Universe 30th Anniversary Plans Announced

Next stop: Grayskull! Mattel, the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products, and Classic Media, a global media company with a portfolio of some of the world’s leading family entertainment brands, today announced they will be celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Masters of the Universe with the launch of a consumer products program for the iconic franchise that will include 30th Anniversary apparel from Changes, costumes from Disguise, and a special 30th Anniversary edition DVD box set from Mill Creek Entertainment.

Headline News Academy Announces Medal Placement for 2011 Student Academy Award Winners

Fifteen students from colleges and universities around the world were honored tonight (June 11) as winners in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 38th Annual Student Academy Awards competition.

Headline News Animation Mentor Releases Student Showcase 2011: Back To Basics

Animation Mentor, the leading online character animation school created by animators for animators, has released Student Showcase 2011: Back to Basics featuring creative work from its students around the world.

Headline News Postman Pat Kicks Off 30th Birthday Celebration

Classic Media, a global media company with a portfolio of some of the world’s leading family entertainment brands, today announced a further commitment from the BBC for the UK’s favourite postie and popular pre-school television series, Postman Pat Special Delivery Service (SDS).

Headline News Framestore Acquires Shotgun Site License For London and New York Studios

Shotgun Software announced today that Framestore has invested in a Shotgun site license to track productions and collaborate on visual effects work across its London and New York studios.

Headline News Moonscoop Merges TV Sales And Consumer Products Divisions

Moonscoop, the worldwide brand management and entertainment company representing properties from some of the leading animation producers across the globe, has merged its international TV sales, consumer products and ancillary rights activities into a new single division.

Headline News MarVista Appoints Slack To SVP Co-Productions & Acquisitions

MarVista Entertainment, among the world’s leading independent producers and distributors of features and family entertainment programming, has named former 20th Century Fox distribution executive Stephanie Slack to the post of Senior Vice President, Co-Productions & Acquisitions, effective immediately.

Headline News Nelvana's Max & Ruby Hop Into U.S. Toy Market

Nelvana Enterprises is pleased to announce their partnership with Fisher-Price, Inc., the largest infant and preschool toy manufacturer and a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc., to act as its master toy partner in the U.S. for the popular bunny sibling brand, Max & Ruby.

Headline News Image Metrics Partners With Social Video Provider Qlipso

Image Metrics Inc. (OTCBB: IMGX), a leading provider of facial animation technology, today announced a partnership with social video company Qlipso to integrate Image Metrics' recently launched real-time avatar creation platform PortableYou and its other animation technologies with Qlipso's upcoming platform to further enhance social interaction via online videos and other media channels.

Headline News Animation Art of Blue Sky Studios Exhibit Opens

A prehistoric squirrel scampers across an icy landscape, desperately clinging to his beloved acorn; a creative, young robot leaves his small town, with dreams of making it as a successful inventor; a rare, blue macaw travels to the exotic land of Rio de Janeiro in search of true love and adventure--in movies an intriguing story is essential, but how do these memorable characters and scenes become so animated?

Headline News PIXELS and THE RABBI'S CAT take home top prizes at Annecy

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 5:50pm

The Annecy International Animation Festival just concluded its 51st edition this evening, June 11, 2011. Patrick Jean’s PIXELS Took home the Annecy Cristal as the top short film, while THE RABBI'S CAT, by Joann Sfar and Antoine Delesvaux, took the top prize for feature film.