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Headline News Don Hertzfeldt’s ‘World of Tomorrow’ Wins Sundance Short Film Grand Jury Prize

‘Storm Hits Jacket’ from French director and screenwriter Paul Cabon receives the Short Film Jury Award for Animation.

Headline News Disney Unveils First Latina Princess, Elena of Avalor

Billed as a “confident and compassionate teenager in an enchanted fairytale kingdom inspired by diverse Latin cultures and folklore,” Princess Elena of Avalor will be introduced in a special episode of Disney Junior’s hit series ‘Sofia the First’ beginning production now for a 2016 premiere.

Headline News New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival Announces 2015 Slate

Program highlights include East Coast premiere of new Aardman feature, ‘Shaun The Sheep The Movie,’ North American premiere of new Studio Ghibli film ‘When Marnie Was There,’ U.S. premiere of ‘Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet,’ and more.

Headline News Hilary Swank, Susan Sarandon, Jessica Biel to Voice ToonBox Feature ‘Spark’

Award-winning actresses sign on to star in the forthcoming 3D-animated feature film, ‘Spark,’ from ToonBox Entertainment, Redrover and Gulfstream Pictures.

Headline News Margot Robbie, Miles Teller to Host Academy’s Sci-Tech Awards

Actors Robbie and Teller to host the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 7.

Headline News NFB French Animation Founder René Jodoin Dies at 94

NFB director-producer was an early collaborator of Norman McLaren, founder of the NFB’s French Animation Studio, and the recipient of the 2001 Prix Albert-Tessier.

Headline News SPARK FWD Returns to Vancouver January 29-31

Visual effects festival, conference and job fair to include presentations on the invisible effects of ‘Birdman,’ ILM’s work on ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier,’ the making of ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,’ the miniature effects of ‘Interstellar,” and more.

Headline News Executive Producer Jo Arghiris Joins MPC LA

Award-winning executive producer has worked with prominent directors including Traktor, Nicolai Fuglsig, Jake Scott, Stacy Wall, Dante Ariola and Harold Einstein on campaigns for leading brands such as Nike, Budweiser, Adidas, Target and Coca-Cola.

Headline News Fox Animation Acquires Film Rights to Sanrio’s ‘Mr. Men Little Miss’

Shawn Levy, producer and director of the blockbuster family franchise Night at the Museum, will produce through his Fox-based 21 Laps Entertainment.

Headline News Presenters Announced for 42nd Annual Annie Awards

Comedy-folk duo Garfunkel & Oates, veteran voice talent and industry legend June Foray, songwriter and music director Richard Sherman, filmmaker and artist Tomm Moore, and more on deck for the 42nd Annual Annie Awards.

Headline News Coming Soon…to Your Living Room: ‘Book of Life,’ Studio Ghibli Doc

Mexican culture, super heroes and a look inside Japan’s famed Studio Ghibli all team up on store shelves for this week's home entertainment releases on Blu-Ray and DVD.

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