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Lord of Barbès Headline News

Jeremy Guerrieri Directs ‘Drogba vs Malaria’ for the UN

Lord of Barbès director/animator Jeremy Guerrieri and Ivory Coast football star Didier Drogba help the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) ride World Cup fever to further the fight against malaria.

Jetpack Distribution Headline News

Jetpack Distribution Blasts off at Annecy

A partnership between Nerd Corps Entertainment, Samka Productions and Gardiner Entertainment, Jetpack Distribution comprises a team of multi-skilled, experienced kids’ TV experts with a global reach.

Tool Headline News

Tool Signs Aramique as Interactive Director

Abstract: Critically-acclaimed interactive director Aramique joins Tool, where he will explore the intersection of technology and storytelling with a focus on interactive and experimental installations for brands, music, museums and festivals.

Animafest Zagreb Headline News

‘Love Games’ Wins Grand Prix at Animafest Zagreb

Winners of the Animafest 2014 Grand Competition are announced, with the prize for best short film awarded to the South Korean film ‘Love Games’ (2013) by Yumi Joung.

GKIDS Headline News

GKIDS Picks Up Brazil’s ‘Boy and the World’ at Annecy

Animation distributor GKIDS acquires North American rights to the Brazilian animated feature ‘Boy and the World,’ directed by Alê Abreu.


The Miscweant: ‘Icons of Animation’ at The Academy

AWN's The Miscweant attends The Academy’s “Icons of Animation,” dedicated to the work of character designer and New Yorker cover artist Peter de Sève; artist and animator William Joyce; Argentinian illustrator, author and animator Carlos Nine; and the King of Indie Animation, Bill Plympton.

AMPAS Headline News

‘Owned’ Takes Gold at Student Academy Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honors fifteen student winners from colleges and universities around the world at the 41st Student Academy Awards ceremony, with ‘Owned,’ by Daniel Clark and Wesley Tippetts, awarded the gold medal for Animation.

National Film Board of Canada Headline News

NFB Issues Call for Emerging Animators for 10th Annual Hothouse

Oscar winner Chris Landreth serves as mentoring director for 10th anniversary of the National Film Board of Canada’s acclaimed Hothouse program for emerging animators.

Magic Light Pictures Headline News

‘The Gruffalo’ Wins Special Prix Jeunesse International Award

Cementing its status as a true children’s classic, Magic Light Pictures’ ‘The Gruffalo’ wins a special Prix Jeunesse 50th anniversary award for Best Children’s TV Fiction Programme of the Last 50 Years.

Disney Headline News

Bill Condon to Direct Live-Action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Feature

Bill Condon, best known for his hit feature adaptation of the musical ‘Dreamgirls,’ is set to direct a live-action version of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ for Disney.

Technology Headline News

The Foundry to Showcase FLIX at Annecy

The Foundry hosts two sessions at MIFA 2014 to show how web-based visual story development tool FLIX is being used in production at major animation studios around the world, including DreamWorks and Sony Pictures Animation.