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Headline News th1ng Director Sylvain Chomet Creates New ‘Simpsons’ Couch Gag

Director/animator Sylvain Chomet receives a personal request from Simpsons creator Matt Groening to create his own take on the “couch gag” that culminates each week’s opening credits.

Headline News ‘The Simpsons’ Celebrate the Oscars with a Selfie

Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons, posts “the ugly true story” behind Sunday’s infamous Oscar selfie on Twitter, featuring Homer and Bart getting stepped on by Hollywood A-listers.

Headline News FMX 2014 to Spotlight ‘Disruptive Education’

Program highlights are announced for FMX 2014, including a series of talks dedicated to ‘Disruptive Education,” feature presentations on Oscar winner Frozen and international film project The Physician, as well as renowned personalities such as Star Wars Concept Designer Christian Gossett and Oscar-winning Animator Chris Landreth.

Headline News Montreal Stop Motion Fest Issues 2014 Call for Entries

The deadline for film entries to the 2014 edition of the Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival -- taking place this year September 26-28 -- is June 20, 2014.

Headline News Cartoon Saloon, Aircraft Productions to Co-Produce ‘The Breadwinner’

Aircraft Productions and Cartoon Saloon announce a major co-production deal to adapt the award-winning novel ‘The Breadwinner,’ written by Deborah Ellis, as an animated feature film.

Headline News ‘Frozen,’ ‘Mr. Hublot’ Win Animation Oscars

Disney Animation’s Frozen wins the Oscar for best animated feature at the 86th Academy Awards; Mr. Hublot, directed by Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares, wins the award for best animated short.

Headline News ITFS Previews 2014 Program Highlights

From April 22-27, 2014, animated film fans and industry members from around the world gather to watch over 1,000 of the best and latest animated films representing the full range of the medium.

Headline News ‘Animation Breakdown Roundup!’ Comes to L.A. March 8

Animation Breakdown Roundup!, a one-day 90+-minute animation festival of 25 brand-new animated experimental shorts, will play in Los Angeles on Saturday, March 8 at 9:30 p.m. at The Cinefamily.

Headline News WIA to Present ‘Directors’ Club’ Panel & Screening March 9

Elite group of women film and TV directors join Animation Breakdown and Women in Animation for the “Directors’ Club” event at The Cinefamily on Sunday, March 9th.

Headline News Nickelodeon Promotes Audrey Diehl to VP, Animation Development

Audrey Diehl is promoted to Vice President of Animation Development for Nickelodeon Group, where she will provide creative guidance on development materials for the network’s new animated shows.

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