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Voice Acting Headline News

Disney Unveils ‘Zootopia’ Voice Cast & Images

Voice cast for Walt Disney Animation Studio’s upcoming film includes Idris Elba, J.K. Simmons, Nate Torrence, Jenny Slate, Tommy Chong, Octavia Spencer, Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake, Alan Tudyk, Tommy Tiny Lister, Raymond Persi, Katie Lowes, Jesse Corti and John DiMaggio.

Awards Headline News

CG Short ‘Shift’ Wins 2015 VIEW Award

Second Place 2015 VIEW Award given to ‘Phantom Power’ by Sam Bourner; ‘Däwit,’ ‘The Story of Percival Pilts’ and ‘Olilo’ receive honorable mentions.

Star Wars ANIMATIONWorld

Andrew Lauretta and Charles Boyd talk ‘Star Wars: Knights of the Fallen Empire’ Expansion

Bioware’s lead animator and lead writer on the new ‘Star Wars: The Old Republic’ MMORPG digital expansion discuss their biggest and most narrative-driven content addition to date.

Television Headline News

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.

Awards Headline News

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.’

Business Headline News

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.

Events Headline News

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.

Awards Headline News

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.

Business Headline News

‘T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents’ Expanding into Film, TV

Veteran producer and originator of the Batman film franchise, Michael Uslan, to lead Chinese studio’s initial foray into super hero movies, TV and games using celebrated 50-year comic book as centerpiece.

Ralph Bakshi Headline News

WATCH: Ralph Bakshi Unveils New Trailer for ‘Last Days of Coney Island’

Legendary animator Ralph Bakshi returns to film with Vimeo On Demand exclusive release of his new 22-minute film, ‘Last Days of Coney Island,’ on October 29.

VIEW 2015 Headline News

Walter Murch Joins VIEW 2015 Keynote Lineup

Three-time Oscar winner to deliver “From Godfather to God Particle and Beyond,” addressing the changing vocabulary of film in relation to new digital technologies.

Festivals Headline News

SPARK ANIMATION 2015 Kicks off October 21

SPARK ANIMATION 2015 includes a special presentation of ‘The Iron Giant: Signature Edition,’ the Western Canadian Premiere of ‘Extraordinary Tales,’ and the Western Canadian premiere of Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘The Boy and the Beast.’