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‘We Can’t Live Without Cosmos’ Short Tops Animafest Zagreb 2015

Konstantin Bronzit’s ‘We Can’t Live Without Cosmos’ wins the Grand Prix award for best short film; ‘The Boy and the World’ by Alê Abreu wins Grand Prix award for best feature film.

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: ‘Jurassic World’ Sets Record-Breaking Debut

Universal’s long-awaited dinosaur feature beats out the May 2012 launch of ‘The Avengers’ with a $208.8 million domestic debut, and becomes the first film to cross $500 million worldwide in a single weekend.

Licensing Headline News

‘Peg + Cat’ Expands Licensing Program in Germany

Multiple Emmy Award-winning preschool hit co-produced by The Fred Rogers Company and 9 Story Media Group appoints Germany’s Super RTL to represent merchandising across Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

call for entries Headline News

New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival Issues Call for Entries

Short film competition in Japan accepting submissions employing any animation technique with a grand prize of 1 million yen.

MIFA 2015 Headline News

MIFA 2015 Attracts Record Number of Accreditations

30th Anniversary edition of the annual European marketplace to feature keynote sessions from Illumination Entertainment’s Chris Melendandri and director Genndy Tartakovsky.

th1ng Headline News

th1ng Signs Sweden’s Happycamper for U.S. Representation

London-based production collective th1ng signs Stockholm directorial collective Happycamper for U.S. representation; globally respected motion designers and directors to bring rogue creative style Stateside.

Method Studios Headline News

Method Demolishes Downtown Los Angeles in ‘San Andreas’

As one of the main visual effects vendors on the film, Method Studios delivers 247 complex VFX shots for ‘San Andreas,’ including the entire downtown Los Angeles sequence, in which an earthquake decimates the city.

Voice Acting Headline News

Voice Cast Revealed for Pixar’s ‘The Good Dinosaur’

Roster of voice talent for Pixar’s upcoming movie ‘The Good Dinosaur’ includes Raymond Ochoa, Jeffrey Wright, Steve Zahn, AJ Buckley, Anna Paquin, Sam Elliott, Frances McDormand, Marcus Scribner and Jack Bright.

Arsenalfx Headline News

ArsenalCreative Launches in Santa Monica

Alongside ECD Kaan Atilla and EP Cortney Haile, ArsenalFX founder Mark Leiss launches Santa Monica, CA-based content creation studio specializing in design, branding, animation and visual effects for the commercial and entertainment industries.

Festivals Headline News

Trojan Horse Was A Unicorn Announces New Speakers, Meet-Ups, and THU TV

Unique, annual five-day festival for digital artists running September 15-19 announces a fresh line-up of 31 renowned speakers, regional meet-ups, and THU TV.

Art Headline News

iam8bit Celebrates a Decade of Art, Games and Pop Culture with 10th Anniversary Show

Retro videogame-themed art extravaganza iam8bit celebrates its 10th anniversary with a legendary exhibit coinciding with E3, opening June 18, 2015 at the iam8bit gallery in Los Angeles.

Voice Acting Headline News

Original Voice Actors Left in the Cold for ‘Powerpuff Girls’ Reboot

Voice actors Tara Strong, Cathy Cavadini and E.G. Daily take to Twitter to express their disappointment over the recasting of the show’s title characters.

Sony Pictures Animation Headline News

First Look: Sony Announces New ‘Open Season’ Feature

Rainmaker Entertainment to serve as animation facility for the fourth installment in the titled series directed by David Feiss, head of story on the original ‘Open Season’ movie.

Licensing Headline News

Disney’s ‘Frozen’ Tops 2015 Licensing Expo Awards

The consumer products campaign for Disney’s mega-hit animated movie ‘Frozen’ takes top honors for Overall Best Licensed Program and Best Film, Television, or Entertainment (Animated) Program at the annual International Licensing Awards.

Chaos Group Headline News

Chaos Group’s New V-Ray 3.2 for 3ds Max is Virtual Reality-Ready

Free update with Autodesk 3ds Max 2016 compatibility adds VR rendering capabilities and multiple V-Ray RT GPU enhancements including improved volume rendering, distributed rendering, and global illumination.

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