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Paley Center Animation Special Set to Air Dec. 7

‘TV’s Funniest Animated Stars: A Paley Center For Media Special’ to honor Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny, Homer Simpson, Bart Simpson, Stewie Griffin, Donald Duck, SpongeBob SquarePants, Scooby-Doo, and more.

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Moonbot Battles Bullying With New Interactive Film, ‘I Am A Witness’

Interactive film from the animation studio behind the Oscar-winning ‘The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore’ is scored by composer and DEVO co-founder Mark Mothersbaugh.

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BAFTA Announces 2015 Children's Awards Nominations

Three nominations for ‘Horrible Histories’; ‘Harriet’s Army,’ ‘The Incredible Adventures Of Professor Branestawm,’ ‘Operation Ouch!,’ ‘Peppa Pig’ and ‘Sam & Mark’s Big Friday Wind-Up’ each receive two nominations.

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WATCH: John Kricfalusi Directs Halloween Couch Gag Segment for ‘The Simpsons’

‘Ren and Stimpy’ creator joins illustrious list of guest animators including ‘World of Tomorrow’ director Don Hertzfeldt, Guillermo Del Toro, Bill Plympton, Sylvain Chomet and Michal Socha.

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Zoic Studios Spawns Superhero Particle Effects with Krakatoa

CG VFX Supervisor Timothy Hanson and his team at Zoic Studios used Thinkbox Software’s Krakatoa plug-in to generate large quantities of particles for effects for Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’

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France’s ‘Chase Me’ Tops Computer Animation Festival at SIGGRAPH Asia 2015

Jury Prize is awarded to South Korea’s ‘Afternoon Class’; award for Best Student Project goes to Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg short ‘Natural Attraction.’

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Reel FX Lawsuit Alleges Studio Co-Founder Pocketed $2.6M

Lawsuit accuses Reel FX co-founder Dale Carmen and other former employees of stealing Virtual Reality-related business opportunities and pocketing more than $2.6 million in revenue.

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Greater Manchester Announces Speakers for Manimation 2015

‘Clangers’ director Mole Hill, CHF Entertainment studio head Mike Robinson, and Cubic Motion producer David Barton confirmed as speakers at Manchester’s annual animation conference.

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British Animation Awards Announce 2016 Award Categories

Categories include Best Animation in a Commercial, Best New Director: Commercials, Best Film/TV Graphics, Best Long Form Animation, Best Voice Performance, Best Use of Sound, Best Music Video, Best Short Film, Best Children’s Pre School Series, Best Children’s Series and Best Student Film.

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Cordell Barker’s ‘If I Was God’ Tops Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival

Steve Boot’s ‘Once Upon a Blue Moon’ awarded as best independent film; Anni Oja’s ‘Viikset’ (‘The Moustache’) named best student film.

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Stuttgart Fest Opens Call for Entries for 23rd Edition

The 23rd edition of the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film runs April 26 - May 1, 2016; deadline for entries is December 1, 2015.