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Aardman Animations Headline News

Aardman Animations Coming to The Academy and SIGGRAPH 2015

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences celebrates the work of Aardman Animations with three programs featuring the studio’s Oscar-winning and nominated ‘Wallace and Gromit’ shorts.

Education & Training Headline News

ASIFA-Hollywood Announces 2015 AEF Scholarship Recipients

Scholarship recipients include Tomek Pilarski from Poland’s University of Arts, CSU Long Beach’s Alan Huynh, Sheridan College’s Anastasiia Platoshyna, Ringling’s Michael Trikosko, Sheridan College’s Eustace Ng, Griffith College’s Michael Linhart, MOPA’s Sarah Chalek, Academy of Art University’s Joanna K. Stopyra, and California College of the Arts’ Tiffany Rodriquez.

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: ‘Minions’ Sets Records with $115.2M Domestic Debut

Taking first place at the North American box office with a $115.2 million debut, Illumination Entertainment’s ‘Despicable Me’ spinoff scores the second-biggest opening weekend of all time for an animated title.

UPA Headline News

UCLA, Hammer Museum to Present Free UPA Screening on July 12

Free screening will feature mid-century animation produced by United Productions of America, including classics such as ‘Madeline,’ ‘Robin Hood,’ ‘Dr. Seuss’ and the Academy Award-winning ‘Gerald McBoing Boing.’

SDCC 2015 Headline News

Crackle’s ‘Supermansion’ Makes its San Diego Comic-Con Debut

Executive producers Bryan Cranston and Seth Green, along with co-creators Matthew Senreich and Zeb Wells, offer fans a first look at Crackle’s upcoming super hero stop-motion animated comedy series.

AMPAS Headline News

The Academy Elects 2015-16 Board of Governors

John Knoll is re-elected to Visual Effects branch of the Academy’s Board of Governors; Bill Kroyer is re-elected to the Short Films and Feature Animation branch.

Aardman Headline News

Aardman’s Peter Lord Honored with Gold Badge from Blue Peter

CBBC’s ‘Blue Peter’ presents Morph co-creator Peter Lord with the show’s highest accolade, the gold Blue Peter badge, in an animation special that aired on Thursday, July 9.

SDCC 2015 Headline News

WATCH: New Trailer for ‘Floyd Norman: An Animated Life’

From filmmakers Michael Fiore and Erik Sharkey, ‘Floyd Norman: An Animated Life’ examines the prolific animator and story artist’s life from growing up in Santa Barbara, CA to his years working as an animator at Disney, Hanna-Barbera, Pixar and beyond.

32TEN Studios Headline News

32TEN Studios Creates Practical Effects for ‘Jurassic World’

Under the supervision of model maker Mark Anderson, 32TEN Studios creates 19-foot “miniature” models of the massive gates that welcomed visitors to the prehistoric theme park Jurassic World.

Festivals Headline News

Fantasia International Film Fest Unveils Full 2015 Lineup

Japanese animated feature ‘Miss Hokusai,’ winner of the Jury Award at Annecy 2015 from director Keiichi Hara and Production I.G., and Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ set to open Fantasia 2015.

Shotgun Software Headline News

The Mill Develops Shotgun RV Custom Shader for Justin Lin’s ‘HELP’

Shotgun RV custom shader developed by The Mill enables filmmakers to review scenes for 360-degree and virtual reality projects.

FMX 2015 Headline News

WATCH: Illumination Mac Guff’s Kyle Balda Talks ‘Minions’ at FMX 2015

Illumination Mac Guff director Kyle Balda discusses the challenges of bringing Illumination’s CG-animated feature, ‘Minions,’ to the screen.

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