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Festival Headline News

Hiroshima Animation Festival Issues Call for Entries

A call for entries is made for the 15th International Animation Festival in Japan − HIROSHIMA 2014, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the festival office in 1984.

Animation Headline News

June Foray to Receive Hall of Fame Award

Animation Magazine announces more 2013 award recipients, including voice-acting legend June Foray, who will receive the Lifetime Achievement-Hall of Fame Award; DreamWorks Animation’s Chris Sanders and Kirk DeMicco, who will receive this year’s Original Vision Award; and DQ Entertainment Chairman and CEO Tapaas Chakravarti, who will receive the Lifetime Achievement-Hall of Fame Award for his contributions to the growth of the animation industry in India.

Cartoon Headline News

CN's Amazone Goes Ultimate

Cartoon Network Amazone, the world’s first Cartoon Network waterpark, announces the completion of Humungaslide, a high-speed water coaster based on the Ben 10 alien, Humungousaur.

Film Headline News

Studio Ghibli Announces 2014 Animated Feature

At a press conference formally confirming director Hayao Miyazaki's retirement, Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki reveals that the studio is at work on a new feature planned for release next summer.

Animation Headline News

Sprite & OLM Digital to Host 'Anime Spirit' s2013 Production Session

Los Angeles-based Sprite Entertainment Studio teams with Japan’s OLM Group to host “The Anime Spirit: From Pokémon and Pac-Man to Live-Action Films” as part of SIGGRAPH 2013’s Production Sessions event.

Documentary Headline News

Studio Ghibli Documentary Film to Open This Fall

Japanese director Mami Sunada directs Kingdom of Dreams & Madness, a behind-the-scenes view of Studio Ghibli directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahataas and producer Toshio Suzuki as they complete their forthcoming animated features.

Festival Headline News

17th Japan Media Arts Festival Issues Call for Entries

The Japan Media Arts Festival Executive Committee announces the Call for Entries for the 17th Japan Media Arts Festival starting in 2014.

Headline News

Studio Ghibli Releases Teaser for Miyazaki’s 'The Wind Rises'

Studio Ghibli releases a teaser for director Hayao Miyazaki's forthcoming animated feature, The Wind Rises (Kaze ga Tachinu), giving fans a 35-second glimpse at the highly-anticipated project.

Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia Seeks Volunteers

The SIGGRAPH Asia 2013 Student Volunteers Program seeks reliable, independent and enthusiastic students who are keen to be among the industry leaders and professionals of the next generation.

Focus Headline News

Prime Focus World Receives $53 Million Equity Investment

Prime Focus World announces the receipt of a $53 million equity investment to be deployed in two phases: $38 million committed in the first phase and $15 million in a second transactional phase.

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