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Annecy 2015 Headline News

‘The Prophet’ to Open Annecy 2015

Including work from nine of the biggest names in animation, The Prophet,’ directed by Roger Allers, is set to premiere as the opening film at the 2015 Annecy International Animated Film Festival.

Milk Headline News

Milk Brings Home Second BAFTA Craft Award For ‘Doctor Who’

Alongside BBC Wales VFX and special effects companies Millennium FX and Real SFX, Milk VFX wins the British Academy Television Craft Award for outstanding visual effects on the BBC’s ‘Doctor Who’ episode, “Deep Breath.”

Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film Headline News

ITFS 2015 to Spotlight Music & Animation

Twenty-second edition of the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film to present, ‘Music & Animation,’ highlighting the “virtuous interaction between music and animation” presented by five teams of outstanding international artists from the music and visuals scene.

San Francisco Comics Fest Headline News

Inaugural San Francisco Comics Fest Kicks off Sunday, May 3

Week-long series of events presented by the California College of the Arts, the Cartoon Art Museum, Academy of Art University and the San Francisco Public Library runs Sunday, May 3 through Saturday, May 10.

Awards Headline News

Digital Series Win Big at Daytime Emmy Awards

Amazon’s stop-motion series ‘Tumble Leaf’ receives five Emmys, including outstanding preschool children’s animated program; Netflix wins three awards for DreamWorks Animation’s ‘All Hail King Julien,’ and Moonbot’s collaboration with Dolby, ‘Silent,’ garners two awards for YouTube.

FMX 2015 Headline News

FMX 2015 Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence

Top industry professionals in animation, effects, games and transmedia share their thoughts on the success of the FMX Conference, which celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2015.

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Opens to $201M Overseas

Universal’s ‘Furious 7’ takes first place at the domestic box office with $18.3 million; a week ahead of its U.S. Marvel tentpole ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ debuts in 44 international markets, earning $201.2 million.

Sony Pictures Entertainment Headline News

‘LEGO Movie’ Directors Developing Animated ‘Spider-Man’ Feature for Sony

Phil Lord and Chris Miller are writing the treatment and producing the animated feature set to arrive in theaters on July 20, 2018.

Short Films Headline News

‘Alchemist's Letter’ Short Now Online

Directed by Carlos Andre Stevens, CG animated short features the voice of Academy Award nominee John Hurt and Eloise Webb, who played Lily James’ young counterpart in Disney’s live-action ‘Cinderella’ remake.

Education & Training Headline News

3D Training Institute to Host Live Recruiting Webinar with MPC

3D Training Institute live webinar featuring MPC global recruiter Christina Zervos and MPC animator Julien Deragon held on Wednesday, April 29 will focus on how to start a career in 3D animation.

Cloth Cat Animation Headline News

ftrack helps Cloth Cat bring 2D Animation to Life

Cardiff-based Cloth Cat Animation creates 52 episodes of children’s animation ‘Toot the Tiny Tugboat’ using ftrack production management software integrated with The Foundry’s HIERO, and Thinkbox Software’s Deadline.

Nickelodeon Headline News

Nickelodeon Greenlights ‘Welcome To The Wayne’ for Television

Marking the network’s first digital short-form series to be greenlit for television, 20-episode animated adventure with companion app to debut in 2016.

Animafest Zagreb Headline News

Animafest Zagreb Announces ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Theme for 2015 Edition

The 25th Animafest Zagreb finds its thematic backbone in the children’s literary classic, Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ published exactly 150 years ago.

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