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animago Extends Submission Deadline to July 20

Recognizing excellence in 3D animation, visual effects, visualization and game design, the animago AWARD will be presented on Thursday, October 15 at the animago AWARD & CONFERENCE.

Children’s Media Conference Headline News

The Children’s Media Conference Announces 2015 Speakers & Highlights

VisFX powerhouse Scott Pritchard, 2D Sequence Supervisor from Industrial Light and Magic, to present a Masterclass revealing unseen content previews at The Children’s Media Conference 2015.

Cartoon Network Headline News

Cartoon Network Brings ‘We Bare Bears’ to Annecy 2015

New original series from Daniel Chong -- the latest to come out of Cartoon Network’s short form animation program -- to receive exclusive screening at Annecy; Network returns to festival to seek next generation of talent.

Annecy 2015 Headline News

WIA Addresses Gender Disparity in Animation at Annecy 2015

Women In Animation co-presidents Marge Dean and Kristy Scanlan present findings and host a panel discussion with advisory board members Bonnie Arnold, Margie Cohn, Lenora Hume and Adina Pitt on the state of women in animation.

Annecy 2015 Headline News

MIFA 2015 Buzz: Wednesday, June 17

Further fortifying its footprint within France and abroad, French animation studio Mikros plans to hire 400 animators for its Paris, Belgium and Montreal studios.

Annecy 2015 Headline News

Vancouver in the Spotlight at Annecy 2015

Annecy Animation Festival to showcase Vancouver’s 30-year legacy of quality, creativity and innovation in animation production with Atomic Cartoons, DHX Media, Bardel Entertainment, Comic Animations and Sony Pictures Animation.

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Annecy 2015 Spotlighting Guest Country Spain

Program of Spanish animated cinema, ‘From Doodles to Pixels: More than one hundred years of Spanish animation,’ will premiere at the 55th edition of the Annecy International Animated Film Festival.

D23 EXPO 2015 Headline News

Disney Announces ‘Zootopia’ Panel, ‘Frozen’ Sing-A-Long and More for D23 EXPO 2015

Walt Disney Animation Studios celebrates its upcoming projects and its legacy through show-stopping presentations, engaging panels and immersive experiences at D23 EXPO 2015.

Animafest Zagreb Headline News

‘We Can’t Live Without Cosmos’ Short Tops Animafest Zagreb 2015

Konstantin Bronzit’s ‘We Can’t Live Without Cosmos’ wins the Grand Prix award for best short film; ‘The Boy and the World’ by Alê Abreu wins Grand Prix award for best feature film.

Licensing Headline News

‘Peg + Cat’ Expands Licensing Program in Germany

Multiple Emmy Award-winning preschool hit co-produced by The Fred Rogers Company and 9 Story Media Group appoints Germany’s Super RTL to represent merchandising across Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

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New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival Issues Call for Entries

Short film competition in Japan accepting submissions employing any animation technique with a grand prize of 1 million yen.

th1ng Headline News

th1ng Signs Sweden’s Happycamper for U.S. Representation

London-based production collective th1ng signs Stockholm directorial collective Happycamper for U.S. representation; globally respected motion designers and directors to bring rogue creative style Stateside.

Festivals Headline News

Trojan Horse Was A Unicorn Announces New Speakers, Meet-Ups, and THU TV

Unique, annual five-day festival for digital artists running September 15-19 announces a fresh line-up of 31 renowned speakers, regional meet-ups, and THU TV.

Awards Headline News

Acme Filmworks’ Ron Diamond to be Honored at UCLA TFT’s 24th Annual Film Festival

Weeklong festival celebrating the outstanding achievements of UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television students to honor producer Michael Deluca, screenwriter Graham Moore and Acme Filmworks founder Ron Diamond.

DQ Entertainment Headline News

DQ Entertainment Posts Year-End Earnings

India’s DQE shows adjusted pre-tax profits of $306.2 million, up from last year’s earnings of $299.9 million; operating profit before financing costs and foreign exchange rose to $964.2 million from $647 million. 

Google Headline News

Patrick Osborne, Aardman Join Google’s Spotlight Series

New interactive projects for Google’s Spotlight Stories to include work from ‘Wallace and Gromit’ producers Aardman, ‘Feast’ director Patrick Osborne, ‘Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends’ creator Shannon Tindle, and ‘Furious 7’ director Justin Lin.

9 Story Media Group Headline News

9 Story Sends Second Season of ‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood’ to Latin America

9 Story Media Group licenses second season of award-winning preschool series ‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood’ to Disney Junior Latin America.

Owen Rixon Headline News

‘Toonocalypse’ to Premiere at Edinburgh International Film Festival

Live-action/animation hybrid short by Owen Rixon to compete for the prestigious McLaren Award at the 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival.

PGS Entertainment Headline News

PGS Lands New Broadcast Deals for ‘Jungle Bunch: To The Rescue!’

Season two of award-winning series from Tat Productions and Master Films headed to France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Poland, Lithuania, Quebec, the Middle East, Indonesia and New Zealand.