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Anima Mundi 2002 Award Winners

Anima Mundi has announced the winners for its 2002 festival, which took place from July 12 - 21, 2002 in Rio de Janeiro then moved to São Paulo, Brazil from July 24 - July 28, 2002. The festival is the major animation festival in South America and includes a wide range of open activities, including workshops, lectures and exhibitions. A full list of winners is below.

ANIMA MUNDI 2002

AWARDS BY THE PUBLIC JURY in RIO DE JANEIRO

BEST FILM:

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CABLEready Signs SSA's Slammin' Sammy

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, July 26, 2002 at 12:00am

Program distribution anddevelopment company CABLEready has inked a deal with Tokyo's SSAProductions for key international TV rights to SLAMMIN' SAMMY, ananimated one-hour biography of Sammy Sosa, the Dominican-born MajorLeague Baseball star. The deal includes all of South and CentralAmerica, the Caribbean (except the Dominican Republic), Asia'sPacific Rim, Europe, Canada and Africa. SLAMMIN' SAMMY -- THE SAMMYSOSA STORY traces Sosa's life from the hardships of his youth as a

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Animac 2003 Calls For Entries

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, July 26, 2002 at 12:00am

Animac 2003 Calls For Entries.

Lleida, Spain.

Thursday, February 20 - Sunday, February 23, 2003.

Entry Deadline: Thursday, October 31, 2002.

Animac is a non-competitive film festival intended to show the bestanimated cinema productions of all time, highlighting those whichhave best enriched and promoted animation cinema's expressive skills.Animac seeks to be a tool to promote the most innovative andpassionate animated film and present the most famous animators and

Animated Headline News

Singer George Michael Illustrates His Politics With Animated Video

Pop singer George Michael has been courting controversy in the U.S. and across the pond with the animated video for his latest single "Shoot The Dog," which features less-than-flattering caricatures of President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair.

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Oesterlin To Head Hallmark Entertainment's Intl. Sales Team

Hallmark Entertainment has named Michael R. Oesterlin as director, International Sales where he will oversee Hallmark Entertainment programming sales throughout French-speaking territories, Turkey and Russia, and video worldwide. Before joining the company, Oesterlin was a sales executive for Warner Bros. International Television. While there, he was responsible for selling Warner Bros. programming to Free TV broadcasters throughout Africa, Israel, the Middle East and Turkey.

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Visit AWN At Comic-Con - August 1 - 4!

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, July 18, 2002 at 12:00am

AWN is proud to be part of this year's Comic-Con, August 1 - 4, 2002 at the San Diego Convention Center. As a special treat, artists Syd Mead and Bill Plympton will be at the AWN booth on Saturday, August 3rd for an exclusive signing. Don't miss this incredible opportunity to meet two legends in art and animation. We will be selling books and other merchandise from Syd Mead, Bill Plympton, Glenn Vilppu and others, so stop by Hall D, Booth #3012 and say hello!

Events Headline News

New Additions To AWN's Calendar Of Events

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, July 18, 2002 at 12:00am

This week's updates to the Calendar of Events include: Oscars In Animation: Thursday, August 01 - Sunday, October 06, 2002, Beverly Hills, California USA . . . The Machinima Film Festival 2002: Saturday, August 17, 2002, Mesquite, Texas USA . . . Morph 2002!: Tuesday, September 24 - Saturday, September 28, 2002, World Wide Web, Germany . . . The 4th Brisbane International Animation Festival: Wednesday, October 09 - Sunday, October 13, 2002, Brisbane, Australia . . .

Alien Headline News

Ubik's Alien Takes Two Bites Out Of Maxibon

Italy's Ubik VFX Studio recently completed animation and visual effects for the new Maxibon Motta commercial, directed by Dario Piana and produced by FilmMaster and the Red Cell Agency. The spot opens with a live-action scene on a sunny and crowded beach on a hot summer's day. A space ship appears and a friendly alien with two mouths appears, which he uses to eat a Maxibon ice cream sandwich, before returning to outer space. The model artists and animators at Ubik VFX developed the concept, design and model of the alien and spaceship.

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Ingham Flies To Bardel For Silverwing

Director Keith Ingham has joined Bardel Entertainment to helm SILVERWING, a new animated television series based on Kenneth Oppel's best selling children's novel of the same name. Ingham came to Bardel from Walt Disney Animation Canada, where he worked for 3 years as an associate director on direct-to-video projects including THE LITTLE MERMAID: RETURN TO THE SEA and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: ENCHANTED CHRISTMAS. Ingham also produced and directed the television special WINNIE THE POOH, A VALENTINE FOR YOU.

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Sesame Street Welcomes HIV-Positive Muppet

TAKALINI SESAME, the South African version of the popular children's series SESAME STREET, will be introducing an HIV-positive role model into the Muppet cast. The ASSOCIATED PRESS has reported that, at the urging of the South African government, representatives of the Sesame Workshop have decided an HIV-positive Muppet character will join the series in September 2002. "We want to build hope and address the issues of stereotypes against HIV," said Yvonne Kgame of the South African Broadcasting Corp., which airs the program.

Animation Headline News

Job Opportunities For Animators, Directors, Writers, Instructors And More

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, July 12, 2002 at 12:00am

Palos Verdes, California's Animation Design Center is looking for a BACKGROUND DESIGN INSTRUCTOR and a PROP DESIGN INSTRUCTOR . . . New York, New York's Bunko Studios, Inc. is looking for an ANIMATION/DESIGN INTERN . . . Sydney, Australia's Cape Productions is looking for DIRECTOR(S) OF ANIMATION . . . ComCore Services is looking for an VIDEO GAME ANIMATION ARTIST and a VIDEO GAME DESIGNER . . . Barcelona, Spain's Emotion Studio is looking for a CHARACTER ANIMATOR . . . Mumbai, India's Levioza Graphics is looking for a CARTOON ANIMATOR . . .

Film Headline News

Melbourne International Animation Festival Announces Winners

The second Melbourne International Animation Festival in Melbourne, Australia concluded on Sunday, June 30, 2002 with a best of the festival screening and awards presentation. Featuring over 150 films from more than 30 countries, the festival is currently touring other major Australian cities. Among the winners of this year's awards were DOG by Suzie Templeton, which tied with Phil Mulloy's THE INVASION for Best Overall Film. The Best Australian Film prize of AUS$2,000 (donated by SBS Television) was shared by Dan Hartney's BUCKETHEAD and LOOKING FOR HORSES by Anthony Lawrence.

Animated Headline News

Spanish Production Companies MSL And Grupo Trimagen Join Forces

Spanish production companies MSL and Grupo Trimagen have recently signed a joint venture agreement to create animated programming. The new international company, MSL-TRIMAGEN, will develop, produce and market a wide range of animated series and feature films. The company is currently working at the head offices in Madrid and Barcelona on several projects, including BUNNIBAL, a 26 x 13-minute animated series currently in pre-production.

Festival Headline News

Cartoon d’Or 2002 Nominees

Five European short films, selected from a list of awarded films screened at leading European animation festivals, will be competing for the 2002 Cartoon d'Or. The Cartoon d'Or will be given during Cartoon Forum's closing evening, Saturday, September 21, 2002. The nominees are:

HOME ROAD MOVIES - Robert Bradbrook (UK) 2001

3D Animation - 11 minutes 40 seconds

Production : Finetake (UK)

Annecy Festival 2002: Jury Special Prize

Animated Encounters 2002, Bristol Festival: Audience Awards (2nd prize)

Events Headline News

New Additions To AWN's Calendar Of Events

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, July 5, 2002 at 12:00am

This week's updates to the Calendar of Events include: The 19th EuropaCinema Film Festival: Saturday, September 14 - Saturday, September 21, 2002, Viareggio, Italy . . . E-magicians - The European Gathering of Young Digital Creation: Wednesday, November 20 - Friday, November 22, 2002, Valenciennes, France.

Company Headline News

Management Shake Up At TV-Loonland

TV-Loonland AG has announced that chief financial officer Dr. Carl Woebcken has left the company by mutual agreement as of June 30, 2002. TV-Loonland CEO, president and company founder Peter Völkle will assume the role of CFO until a suitable replacement can be found. Dr. Woebcken has agreed to assist in an advisory capacity for an interim period following his departure. In announcing the departure, Völkle thanked Dr.

Series Headline News

Studio B Brings Lassie Home

Canadian animation house Studio Brecently unveiled a roster of new shows, including plans for anall-new preschool series based on the '50s live-action series LASSIE.Created for LASSIE rights-holder Classic Media and illustrated byRebecca Dart (WHAT ABOUT MIMI?), the new 2D animated series (52 x11-minutes) will maintain the spirit of the original series butfeature everyone's favorite collie in all new adventures as a puppy.Studio B is also lining up some wackier projects including Gerry

Animation Headline News

Job Opportunities For Animators, Artists, Producers, Programmers And More

Belgium's A&A Computer Systems is looking for a 3D ANIMATOR . . . India's Animation Resources Academy is looking for a CARTOONIST . . . Tulsa, Oklahoma's areyoupissed.com is looking for a WEB DESIGNER (UNPAID) . . . Corsham, Wiltshire's Bazley Films is looking for a PRODUCER . . . Woodland Hills, California's Darrel Bowen Media Design Services is looking for a WRITER . . . El Segundo, California's Digital Artist Management, Inc. is looking for an ENVIRONMENTAL ARTIST and a GAME PROGRAMMER . . .

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Zagreb Winners!

Zagreb 2002 recently concluded its 15th World Festival of Animated Films with Michael Dudok de Wit's FATHER AND DAUGHTER winning the festival Grand Prize. The official competition jury, Oksana Cherkasova (Russia), Joanna Quinn (Great Britain), Linda Simensky (USA), Georges Lacroix (France) and Edo Lukman (Croatia), singled out FATHER AND DAUGHTER from the 85 films in competition. PA by Neil Goodridge was awarded Best Debut Film and Christopher Hinton's FLUX was presented with three special jury distinctions, including the Design Studies Jury Prize.

Events Headline News

New Additions To AWN's Calendar Of Events

This week's updates to the Calendar of Events include:

Cornerstone Film Lecture Series Featuring Michael Uslan: Thursday, June 27, 2002, Glendale, California USA . . . dhima's Summer Courses: Monday, July 08 - Saturday, August 10, 2002, Santa Monica, California USA . . . EuropaCinema: Saturday, September 14 - Saturday, September 21, 2002, Viareggio, Tuscany Italy . . . Marco Island Film Festvial: Saturday, October 19 - Sunday, October 27, 2002, Marco Island, Florida USA.

Animation Headline News

Michael Dudok de Wit's Father and Daughter Takes Zagreb Grand Prize

Michael Dudok de Wit's multiple award-winning short FATHER AND DAUGHTER has claimed yet another honor, winning the Grand Prize at Zagreb 2002, the 15th World Festival of Animated Films. The official competition jury, Oksana Cherkasova (Russia), Joanna Quinn (Great Britain), Linda Simensky (USA), Georges Lacroix (France) and Edo Lukman (Croatia), singled out FATHER AND DAUGHTER from the 85 films in competition.

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