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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Headline News

Guillermo Del Toro Leads Academy’s Fall Programming Slate

The Academy kicks off its fall programming slate with ‘In the Labyrinth: A Conversation with Guillermo del Toro’ on Wednesday, October 7 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

Short Films ANIMATIONWorld

The 17th Annual Animation Show of Shows Gets its First Theatrical Release

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 3:19pm

After 16 years of touring his annual animated short film program around the world, Acme Filmworks founder and producer Ron Diamond releases his latest program in theatres for the first time.

Cartoons Headline News

‘Simpsons’ Director Launches New Animated Solo Project, ‘Chow-Fuhn’

New animated ‘Sci-Foodieomedy’ series created by ‘The Simpsons’ director Gabriel DeFrancesco features the voices of Jon Lovitz, Margaret Cho and Bobby Lee; initial episodes launching with crowdfunding campaign.

Moonbot Studios Headline News

Moonbot ‘Taking Flight’ with New Animated Short

Directed by Brandon Oldenburg and executive produced by William Joyce and Trish Farnsworth-Smith, new CG-animated short is inspired by the life of Antonio Pasin, inventor of the Radio Flyer wagon.

Nexus Headline News

Google ATAP Taps Nexus for ‘Rain or Shine’ Spotlight Story

Nexus director Felix Masse is in the Google Spotlight as he joins a stable of internationally acclaimed filmmakers creating 360-degree immersive storytelling experiences for mobile platforms.

Festivals Headline News

Nicolas Ménard’s ‘Loop Ring Chop Drink’ Wins Top Animation Prize at 2015 Encounters Fest

Nina Gantz’s ‘Edmond’ wins the NextGen Skills Academy Best of British Award, and ‘I Got This’ by Tom Gran & Madeline Grossi receives the 2015 Anijam Award.

Ottawa International Animation Festival Headline News

‘Small People with Hats,’ ‘Over the Garden Wall’ Top Ottawa Fest

Student thesis film ‘Small People with Hats’ by Sarina Nihei wins the grand prize for short animation at the 2015 edition of the Ottawa International Animation Festival; Cartoon Network’s Emmy-winning miniseries ‘Over the Garden Wall’ is awarded the grand prize for best animated feature.

Awards Headline News

'The Bigger Picture' Wins Cartoon d’Or at Cartoon Forum 2015

Daisy Jacobs’ Oscar-nominated animated short ‘The Bigger Picture’ is named the winner of the 2015 Cartoon d’Or at the 26th edition of the European pitching and co-production event in Toulouse, France.

Dreamworks Animation Headline News

Justin Timberlake Joins DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Trolls’

Hair-raising comedy from ‘Shrek Forever After’ director Mike Mitchell featuring the voices of Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick is set to release on November 4, 2016.

Festivals Headline News

Fredrikstad Animation Festival 2015 to Spotlight Richard Williams

Legendary animator Richard Williams joins the Fredrikstad Animation Festival with screenings of The Academy’s work print of ‘The Thief and the Cobbler - A Moment in Time’ and his latest short film, ‘Prologue.’