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Awards Headline News

ASIFA-EAST Announces 46th Annual Festival Winners

Nate Theis wins Best in Show for ‘Driving.’ ‘Birthday’ by SVU’s Nick Tustin wins the first place student award, followed by ‘Religatio’ by Jaime Giraldo and ‘Panty Fairy’ by Junwei Chen.

humble Headline News

Humble Signs Director Sasha Levinson

Award-winning director and screenwriter working with Humble on the development of ‘Sydney Levy’s Sacred Things,’ a coming-of-age transmedia series that uses memory recall as a departure from linear storytelling.

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Winners Announced for 26th Dusty Awards

Claire van Ryzin’s ‘Hotbod’ wins the award for Outstanding Animated Film at the 26th Dusty Film & Animation Festival; Kyra Kupetsky and Elena Manetta awarded Outstanding Achievement in Character Animation.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Studio Ghibli’s ‘Spirited Away’ and ‘The Cat Returns’ Arrive on Blu-ray June 16

Two beloved films from Studio Ghibli -- Oscar-winning masterpiece ‘Spirited Away’ and the enchanting fantasy-adventure ‘The Cat Returns’ -- to be made available for the first time on Blu-ray.

Rainmaker Entertainment Headline News

‘Ratchet & Clank’ Signs Celebrity Voice Cast, Headed to Cannes

Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Bella Thorne, Rosario Dawson and Sylvester Stallone join voice cast of Rainmaker and Blockade’s ‘Ratchet & Clank’; CG-animated feature based on the iconic PlayStation video game franchise set to screen at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

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9 Story Options Bestselling Children Series ‘Otis the Tractor’

9 Story Media Group inks deal with Penguin Young Readers to produce an animated television series based on the ‘New York Times’ bestselling children’s book series, ‘Otis the Tractor,’ written and illustrated by Loren Long.

Nimble Collective Headline News

Rex Grignon, Michael Howse Form Nimble Collective

Led by former DreamWorks Animation head of character animation Rex Grignon, Nimble Collective launches cloud-based, end-to-end platform and community where users develop and distribute their own content.

FMX 2015 Headline News

FMX Conference Wraps 2015 Edition

Rounding off four days of speakers and presentations, the 20th Anniversary edition of the FMX Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia concludes with a special screening of ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ with Marvel VFX Supervisor Christopher Townsend in attendance. 

ITFS 2015 Headline News

France’s ‘Sense of Touch’ Wins 2015 Grand Prix at Stuttgart

France’s ‘Le sense du toucher’ (The Sense of Touch), directed by Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo, takes home the festival’s Grand Prix prize, while Daisy Jacob’s ‘The Bigger Picture’ (U.K.) receives the Lotte Reiniger Promotion Award for Animated Film.

Cogswell College Headline News

Disney’s Patrick Osborne to Deliver Cogswell College Keynote

Academy Award-winning Walt Disney Animation Studios director Patrick Osborne to deliver keynote address during Cogswell College’s 2015 commencement ceremonies on May 16th.

Comedy Central Headline News

Comedy Central Greenlights Bento Box’s ‘Legends of Chamberlain Heights’

Ten-episode season of ‘Legends of Chamberlain Heights,’ based on an original concept by Mike Clements, Quinn Hawking, Josiah Johnson and Michael Starrbury to premiere in 2016.