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Disney Rolls Out Second Phase of Animation Cel Preservation Efforts

The four-year project between the Walt Disney Animation Research Library and the Getty Conservation Institute will focus on optimal storage conditions and re-attaching flaked and delaminated paints on Disney animation cels.

Animation Production Day Headline News

Animation Production Day 2015 Continues Successful Run

Nine feature film projects, 13 series, three game/app projects and 13 transmedia projects were presented at APD 2015, with a new co-production agreement signed with Jan Bonath and Mark Mertens for ‘Marnie’s World.’

FMX 2015 Headline News

FMX Conference Wraps 2015 Edition

Rounding off four days of speakers and presentations, the 20th Anniversary edition of the FMX Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia concludes with a special screening of ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ with Marvel VFX Supervisor Christopher Townsend in attendance. 

ITFS 2015 Headline News

France’s ‘Sense of Touch’ Wins 2015 Grand Prix at Stuttgart

France’s ‘Le sense du toucher’ (The Sense of Touch), directed by Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo, takes home the festival’s Grand Prix prize, while Daisy Jacob’s ‘The Bigger Picture’ (U.K.) receives the Lotte Reiniger Promotion Award for Animated Film.

ITFS 2015 Headline News

Stuttgart Fest Announces 2015 Animated Com Winners

Animated Com Award is awarded to France’s Arnaud & Jérôme for the trailer for the World Championship of Free2Play Games, ‘League of Legends: Warriors,' produced at Passion Paris.

Reallusion Headline News

Reallusion, Polycount Announce 2015 Game Character Animation Contest

2015 Game Character Animation Contest provides 3D artists and game developers with a chance to win over $5,000 in cash, 3D software and 3D content prizes.

Cogswell College Headline News

Disney’s Patrick Osborne to Deliver Cogswell College Keynote

Academy Award-winning Walt Disney Animation Studios director Patrick Osborne to deliver keynote address during Cogswell College’s 2015 commencement ceremonies on May 16th.

Comedy Central Headline News

Comedy Central Greenlights Bento Box’s ‘Legends of Chamberlain Heights’

Ten-episode season of ‘Legends of Chamberlain Heights,’ based on an original concept by Mike Clements, Quinn Hawking, Josiah Johnson and Michael Starrbury to premiere in 2016.

Adult Swim Headline News

Adult Swim Announces Upcoming Programming Slate

Adult Swim announces 30 new original series, specials and pilots from Carl Jones, Justin Roiland, Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, Brad Neely, Chris Prynoski, JJ Villard, Daniel Weidenfeld, and more for 2015 & 2016.

Commercials Headline News

Production Company Tröll Pictures Launches

Led by executive producer Peter Steinzeig and Brickyard VFX partners Dave Waller, Patrick Poulatian, Kirsten Andersen and Steve Michaels, newly-launched Los Angeles commercial production company signs Snorri Bros.

ITFS Headline News

Spain’s ‘Cleo’ Tops ITFS Tricks for Kids Competition

Spain’s ‘Cleo’ by Ana Sánchez-Gijón wins the Tricks for Kids Award for the Best Children’s Animated Series at the 2015 Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film; ‘Robbi, Tobbi und das Fliewatüüt’ by Jan Berger wins the award for best German Animation Screenplay.

ASIFA-East Headline News

46th Annual ASIFA-EAST Festival Awards Ceremony to be Held May 17

Awards will be given out across a variety of categories and craft from student, commercial, and independent entries to excellence in writing, design, and animation.

Disney Television Animation Headline News

‘Phineas and Ferb’ Ending its Run, Creators Launching ‘Mikey Murphy's Law’

After 126 episodes, series creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff Marsh wrap Disney Television Animation’s ‘Phineas and Ferb’ and begin production on new animated series ‘Mikey Murphy's Law.’

Animafest Zagreb 2015 Headline News

Animafest Zagreb 2015 to Spotlight Game Development

Animafest Zagreb 2015 spotlights games with a competition of the youngest generation of filmmakers, a presentation of the finest animation schools, a collaboration with the Croatian Game Developers Association, and a game jam workshop mentored by the Swiss indie game star Mario von Rickenbach.

Peanuts Headline News

Warner Bros. Announces Emmy-Honored ‘Peanuts’ Collection

‘Peanuts: Emmy Honored Collection,’ featuring 11 beloved ‘Peanuts’ specials in two-disc collection features is available in stores from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on September 15, 2015.

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