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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.’

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.

OIAF Headline News

Ottawa Fest Draws Top Animators to 2015 Edition

Bruce Bickford and Michèle Cournoyer set to present retrospective works at this year’s Ottawa International Animation Festival, running September 16-20.

Short Films Headline News

Acme Filmworks Brings '17th Annual Animation Show of Shows’ to Theaters

Eleven award-winning acclaimed animated shorts from around the world are highlighted in national theatrical showcase beginning September 24, 2015.

workshops Headline News

Milano Film Fest Announces ‘Hands on Paper’ Animation Workshop

Two-day paper animation workshop in Milan, Italy to be led by Ové Pictures founders Veronika Obertová and Michaela Čopíková.

Festivals Headline News

New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival Announces Official Selections

Fifty-one films are selected to compete from 1,103 submissions, including Don Hertzfeldt’s ‘World of Tomorrow,’ Ainslie Henderson’s ‘Stems’ and Rosto’s ‘Splintertime.’

OIAF 2015 Headline News

Ottawa Animation Fest Unveils 2015 Highlights

A star-studded list of animators is set to participate in this year’s festivities at OIAF 2015, including Bruce Bickford, Michael Kurinsky, Leah Shore, Patrick McHale, Sanjay Patel, Michèle Cournoyer and Kaspar Jancis.

Disney Television Animation Headline News

Merida of Pixar’s ‘Brave’ to Guest Star on Disney’s ‘Sofia the First’

Merida from Pixar Animation Studio's ‘Brave’ makes special appearance in four-part story arc, ‘Sofia the First: The Secret Library,’ alongside additional guest voices Hugh Bonneville, Cary Elwes, Bonnie Hunt, Eric Stonestreet, Ruth Connell and Dean Norris.

Fantoche 2015 Headline News

Fantoche Fest Takes off with 2015 Edition

Thirteenth International Animation Film Festival Baden announces top-class competitions, Focus Poland and a host of international guests for Switzerland’s largest animated film festival running September 1-6.

VIEW 2015 Headline News

VIEW Conference Unveils 2015 Keynote Speakers

Italy’s premier computer graphics conference announces keynote session with ‘The Little Prince’ director Mark Osborne, Skywalker Sound’s Randy Thom, ‘The Book of Life’ director Jorge R. Gutierrez, and ‘On Ice’ director Shannon Tindle.

Warner Bros. Headline News

WATCH: Warner Bros. Unveils New Trailer for ‘The Iron Giant’

More than 15 years after Brad Bird’s animated classic first arrived in theaters, ‘The Iron Giant’ has been retooled in a Signature Edition complete with two newly-added scenes.

Disney Headline News

Disney Television Animation Makes Key Executive Appointments

Eric Coleman is named SVP, Original Programming and General Manager; Jonathan Schneider is promoted to VP, Strategy; Mondo’s Aaron Simpson joins the company as VP, Development; Shane Prigmore is named VP, Creative Affairs; and Bonnie Lemon joins the company as VP, Production.

Chinese Animation ANIMATIONWorld

Has the Chinese Animation Industry Finally Turned the Corner?

This year at Annecy’s MIFA animation marketplace, the conversation about Chinese animation was anything but the same old story.

AMPAS Headline News

Academy Unveils 2015 Student Academy Award Winners

Winners of the 42nd Student Academy Awards competition in the animation category are ‘An Object at Rest’ by Seth Boyden ‘Soar’ by Alyce Tzue, and ‘Taking the Plunge’ by Nicholas Manfredi and Elizabeth Ku-Herrero.

Preservation Headline News

Cinelicious Completes 4K Restoration of ‘Belladonna of Sadness’

Cinelicious, SpectreVision and The Cinefamily in Los Angeles team to present a 4K restoration of the Japanese anime feature ‘Belladonna of Sadness,’ directed by Eiichi Yamamoto (‘Astro Boy’) and produced by Osamu Tezuka’s Mushi Productions.

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