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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.

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.’

Post-production Headline News

SIM Group Launching New Production Center at Former Eastman Kodak Site

Toronto-based supplier of production equipment, workflow and post-production solutions undertakes a multi-million dollar build-out of the Hollywood Office Campus to house Los Angeles operations of Chainsaw, SIM Digital and Bling Digital.

Motion Graphics Headline News

Peephole Cinema Presenting ‘Orange on Orange’ Exhibit

Collection of animated crossings in color motion by Bay Area artists Emily Alden Foster, Mel Prest and Leah Rosenberg will be on view 24/7 September 21 through November 1.

Awards Headline News

John Lasseter, ‘Big Hero 6’ Filmmakers to Present at 2015 Student Academy Awards

Oscar-winning director John Lasseter, along with ‘Big Hero 6’ filmmakers Roy Conli, Don Hall and Chris Williams, will be presenters at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 42nd Student Academy Awards on Thursday, September 17.

Hornet Headline News

Hornet London Adds Clim to Directorial Roster

Director and designer best known for his stylish motion graphics work and bold designs, including 2012's viral video 'Make it Better,' has worked with some of the biggest brands and nonprofits in the world.

VIEW 2015 Headline News

Alessandro Carloni to Present The Making of ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ at VIEW 2015

‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ co-director Alessandro Carloni to present a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the next installment in the DreamWorks Animation franchise at Italy’s leading computer graphics conference.

Business Headline News

Deluxe Appoints Chicago Producer Joanna Woods

Accomplished producer to oversee projects for Deluxe co-located sister companies Beast, Company 3 and Method Studios; Chicago-based Kendall Fash is also named Director of Marketing for Beast offices nationwide.

Stop-motion Headline News

Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival Unveils 2015 Program

Seventh edition of the Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival to include PES, Cordell Barker, and a special behind-the-scenes presentation of Mark Osborne’s ‘The Little Prince.’

MPC LA Expands Creative & Production Team Headline News

MPC LA Expands Creative & Production Team

David Hoogenakker is named Head of Business Development, Jeff Werner as Head of Production and Meghan Lang as Executive Producer; Mike Wigart promoted to Executive Producer of MPC Creative.

Licensing Headline News

Stan Lee’s ‘Mighty 7’ Feature Headed to Cartoon Network Latin America

Genius Brands International licenses the broadcast rights to all-star animated comedy adventure set to air throughout 42 territories across Latin America and the Caribbean.

Motion Graphics Headline News

Motion Graphics Take Center Stage at Half Rez 2015

MAXON teams with Greyscalegorilla and X-Particles to bring 3D and 2D artists, animators and designers together at Half Rez 2015 at Lincoln Hall in Chicago, IL on September 9.

Short Films Headline News

WATCH: Richard Williams Unveils Trailer for ‘Prologue’ Short

The new hand-drawn six-minute short film from animation legend Richard Williams begins its Oscar-qualifying run at the Laemmle Royal in West LA on Friday, September 11.

Fantoche 2015 Headline News

‘World of Tomorrow’ Tops Fantoche 2015

World of Tomorrow’ (U.S. 2015) from Don Hertzfeldt takes the prize for Best Film in the international competition; ‘Erlkönig’ (CH 2015) from Georges Schwizgebel takes the honors as the Best Swiss film; Carlos Lascano wins the Best Kids prize for his film ‘Lila.’

Cartoon Art Museum Headline News

Cartoon Art Museum Hosting ‘Night of a Thousand Sketches’ Benefit Sept. 10

The Cartoon Art Museum celebrates its final days at the Museum’s current location with a party, artists, libations, giveaways, raffle prizes and other surprises.