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Festivals Headline News

New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival Announces Official Selections

Fifty-one films are selected to compete from 1,103 submissions, including Don Hertzfeldt’s ‘World of Tomorrow,’ Ainslie Henderson’s ‘Stems’ and Rosto’s ‘Splintertime.’

Awards Headline News

Stop-Motion ‘Dimitri,’ Bronzit’s ‘Cosmos’ Top Cyber Sousa Xiamen

Stop-motion animated series ‘Dimitri,’ produced by French studio Vivement Lundi!, and ‘We Can't Live Without Cosmos’ by Konstantin Bronzit receive Golden Dolphin awards at the 8th Cyber Sousa international animation festival organized by ASIFA-China in the City of Xiamen.

Chinese Animation ANIMATIONWorld

Has the Chinese Animation Industry Finally Turned the Corner?

This year at Annecy’s MIFA animation marketplace, the conversation about Chinese animation was anything but the same old story.

Preservation Headline News

Cinelicious Completes 4K Restoration of ‘Belladonna of Sadness’

Cinelicious, SpectreVision and The Cinefamily in Los Angeles team to present a 4K restoration of the Japanese anime feature ‘Belladonna of Sadness,’ directed by Eiichi Yamamoto (‘Astro Boy’) and produced by Osamu Tezuka’s Mushi Productions.

Studio Ghibli Headline News

GKIDS Picks Up Studio Ghibli’s ‘Only Yesterday’

GKIDS acquires North American rights to ‘Only Yesterday’ from Studio Ghibli co-founder and Academy Award nominee Isao Takahata; new English-language version featuring Daisy Ridley and Dev Patel to receive 25th anniversary theatrical release winter 2016.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Studio Ghibli’s ‘Marnie’ Arrives on Blu-ray Oct. 6

From ‘The Secret World of Arrietty’ director Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Studio Ghibli’s ‘When Marnie Was There’ comes to Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on October 6, 2015.

Original Force Animation Headline News

China’s Original Force Animation Launches into Int’l Feature Production

Veteran animation executives Penney Finkelman Cox and Sandra Rabins to lead the Chinese animation company’s expansion into Hollywood with three features currently in production and an ambitious plan to complete a new feature every 18 months.

virtual reality Headline News

SHVR Teams with HTC Vive for First-Ever Shanghai VR Jam

Pioneering VR group teams with HTC Vive -- an as-yet-unreleased virtual reality head-mounted display being developed in co-production between HTC and Valve Corporation -- to mount the first-ever VR jam in Shanghai.

Light Chaser Animation Headline News

China’s Light Chaser Animation Sets Release Date for ‘Little Door Gods’

Directed and written by Beijing-based Light Chaser Animation founder Gary Wang, animated feature ‘Little Door Gods’ will be released in China on January 1, 2016.

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