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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.

Adult Swim Headline News

Adult Swim Announces Upcoming Programming Slate

Adult Swim announces 30 new original series, specials and pilots from Carl Jones, Justin Roiland, Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, Brad Neely, Chris Prynoski, JJ Villard, Daniel Weidenfeld, and more for 2015 & 2016.

Commercials Headline News

Production Company Tröll Pictures Launches

Led by executive producer Peter Steinzeig and Brickyard VFX partners Dave Waller, Patrick Poulatian, Kirsten Andersen and Steve Michaels, newly-launched Los Angeles commercial production company signs Snorri Bros.

ITFS Headline News

Spain’s ‘Cleo’ Tops ITFS Tricks for Kids Competition

Spain’s ‘Cleo’ by Ana Sánchez-Gijón wins the Tricks for Kids Award for the Best Children’s Animated Series at the 2015 Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film; ‘Robbi, Tobbi und das Fliewatüüt’ by Jan Berger wins the award for best German Animation Screenplay.

ASIFA-East Headline News

46th Annual ASIFA-EAST Festival Awards Ceremony to be Held May 17

Awards will be given out across a variety of categories and craft from student, commercial, and independent entries to excellence in writing, design, and animation.

Disney Television Animation Headline News

‘Phineas and Ferb’ Ending its Run, Creators Launching ‘Mikey Murphy's Law’

After 126 episodes, series creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff Marsh wrap Disney Television Animation’s ‘Phineas and Ferb’ and begin production on new animated series ‘Mikey Murphy's Law.’

Animafest Zagreb 2015 Headline News

Animafest Zagreb 2015 to Spotlight Game Development

Animafest Zagreb 2015 spotlights games with a competition of the youngest generation of filmmakers, a presentation of the finest animation schools, a collaboration with the Croatian Game Developers Association, and a game jam workshop mentored by the Swiss indie game star Mario von Rickenbach.

AWN Professional Spotlight Blogs

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Blue Sky’s Chip Lotierzo & Tom Cardone

Senior animator Chip Lotierzo and art director Tom Cardone discuss their respective roles on Blue Sky’s animated features, including ‘Rio 2,’ as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

Animatricks Animation Festival Headline News

Finland’s Animatricks Announces 2015 Festival Winners

The U.S.’s ‘Bottomfeeders’ by Matt Reynolds wins the international competition; ‘Valvoja’ directed by Pietari Bagge, Christer Hongisto, Elisa Ikonen and Inka Matilainen, is named the best Finnish animated short. 

AWN Professional Spotlight Blogs

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Animal Logic’s Damien Gray

CG supervisor Damien Gray discusses Animal Logic’s animated feature ‘The LEGO Movie’ as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

Animated Features Headline News

All-Star Voice Cast Set for ‘Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad’ Feature

John Cleese, Alec Baldwin, James Franco, Anjelica Huston, Heidi Klum and Omar Sy board AMBI Pictures’ 3D CGI animated family film ‘Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad,’ directed by veteran animator Dimos Vrysellas.