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Deluxe Appoints Chicago Producer Joanna Woods

Accomplished producer to oversee projects for Deluxe co-located sister companies Beast, Company 3 and Method Studios; Chicago-based Kendall Fash is also named Director of Marketing for Beast offices nationwide.

Animated Features Headline News

Animated Documentary ’25 April’ to Premiere at TIFF 2015

Animated documentary by New Zealand-based, Canadian-born director Leanne Pooley recreates the infamous 1915 Gallipoli campaign, one of the bloodiest and costliest blunders of the First World War.

Stop-motion Headline News

Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival Unveils 2015 Program

Seventh edition of the Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival to include PES, Cordell Barker, and a special behind-the-scenes presentation of Mark Osborne’s ‘The Little Prince.’

MPC LA Expands Creative & Production Team Headline News

MPC LA Expands Creative & Production Team

David Hoogenakker is named Head of Business Development, Jeff Werner as Head of Production and Meghan Lang as Executive Producer; Mike Wigart promoted to Executive Producer of MPC Creative.

Licensing Headline News

Stan Lee’s ‘Mighty 7’ Feature Headed to Cartoon Network Latin America

Genius Brands International licenses the broadcast rights to all-star animated comedy adventure set to air throughout 42 territories across Latin America and the Caribbean.

Motion Graphics Headline News

Motion Graphics Take Center Stage at Half Rez 2015

MAXON teams with Greyscalegorilla and X-Particles to bring 3D and 2D artists, animators and designers together at Half Rez 2015 at Lincoln Hall in Chicago, IL on September 9.

Short Films Headline News

WATCH: Richard Williams Unveils Trailer for ‘Prologue’ Short

The new hand-drawn six-minute short film from animation legend Richard Williams begins its Oscar-qualifying run at the Laemmle Royal in West LA on Friday, September 11.

Fantoche 2015 Headline News

‘World of Tomorrow’ Tops Fantoche 2015

World of Tomorrow’ (U.S. 2015) from Don Hertzfeldt takes the prize for Best Film in the international competition; ‘Erlkönig’ (CH 2015) from Georges Schwizgebel takes the honors as the Best Swiss film; Carlos Lascano wins the Best Kids prize for his film ‘Lila.’

Projection Mapping Headline News

Christie Powers Projection Mapping Sculpture at SIGGRAPH 2015

Originally shown at Burning Man 2014 and on display at SIGGRAPH 2015, ‘Shogyo Mujo’ is a 12-foot 3D projection-mapped skull displaying 30 different animations of temporal dimensional artwork that pulsate to music and can be changed using a touch interface.

PipelineFX Headline News

Escape Studios Taps Qube! to Help VFX Students Reach for the Stars

PipelineFX’s industry-standard render farm manager lets Europe’s leading VFX academy launch young artists into jobs on movies like ‘Interstellar’ and ‘Gravity.’

Cartoon Art Museum Headline News

Cartoon Art Museum Hosting ‘Night of a Thousand Sketches’ Benefit Sept. 10

The Cartoon Art Museum celebrates its final days at the Museum’s current location with a party, artists, libations, giveaways, raffle prizes and other surprises.

FremantleMedia Kids & Family Headline News

WATCH: New ‘Danger Mouse’ Trailer Now Online

Set to premiere on CBBC on September 28th, ‘Danger Mouse’ is a co-production with FremantleMedia Kids & Family animated by Boulder Media with Robert Cullen directing and Peter Lewis and Anne Tweedy producing.