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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 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.

Series Headline News

Nelvana Signs Licensees For Braceface And Beasts

CorusEntertainment's Nelvana has signed up new licensees for some of itskey kids' properties. Saban Consumer Products Europe, the consumerproducts division of Fox Kids Europe, has signed a pan-Europeanlicensing agreement for the animated series BRACEFACE. The three-yearagreement covers 16 European territories and 21 categories includingapparel, cosmetics, toys, stationery, music and multimedia. Theagreement expands the existing relationship between the two companies

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Sheldon Lazarus To Head New Department For Fox Kids Europe

Award-winning producer/director Sheldon Lazarus, formerly of Planet24 and BSkyB, has joined Fox Kids Europe N.V. (FKE) as head of FKE'snewly created pan-European special programming department. This newdepartment, the first of its kind for FKE, will centralizedevelopment of entertainment programming for FKE's European networkof channels. As head of special programming, Lazarus will oversee ateam of three and will develop global concepts, targeting localtastes and needs within each territory, using content ranging from

Animation Headline News

This Week At Animation World Magazine

Each week, Animation World Magazine offers new articles, specialfeatures and theme-based coverage of the art, craft and industry ofanimation. New this week:

- Disney's Magic Returns: Lilo & Stitch There's a lot to like about LILO & STITCH!

Jerry Beck explains in his review of Disney's long-awaited summer release.

- Doing Whatever a Spider-Man Can

Production Headline News

Cartoon Finance Presents Financing A TV Series

Do you have a series in production? Are you looking for financial partners? Are you about to sign a co-production contract and need to establish your production budget? Then you should be in Cardiff, Wales, U.K. on June 21st and 22nd for the CARTOON FINANCE Cartoon Master.

Series Headline News

Snowden-Fine's Bob And Margaret To Air On Showtime

Based on the Academy Award-winning short BOB'S BIRTHDAY, the 52-episode animated series BOB AND MARGARET has been acquired by Showtime Networks from Corus Entertainment's Nelvana, including 26 episodes never aired in the U.S. The series, created and written by David Fine and Alison Snowden, will premiere July 5, 2002 on Showtime Women, a channel devoted to programming in which women are instrumental, and will later air on other Showtime channels.

Cartoon Headline News

Justice League Comes To Cartoon Network Europe

Beginning June 15, 2002, DC Comics' superheroes will be fighting evil across the pond. Cartoon Network Europe has acquired the new Warner Bros. Animation series JUSTICE LEAGUE, which debuted in the U.S. on Cartoon Network in November 2001. An updated version of the SUPER FRIENDS series that aired from 1973-85, JUSTICE LEAGUE brings together DC Comics' squad of superheroes -- Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Hawkgirl and Martian Manhunter to battle supervillains, evil monsters and natural disasters.

Headline News

Job Opportunities For Animators, Modelers, Programmers, Instructors And More

Boston, Massachusetts' Animation Technologies, Inc. is looking for a DIGITAL ANIMATOR . . . Hollywood, California's ASHELOCKE DESIGN GROUP is looking for a CHARACTER ANIMATOR (UNPAID) . . . Bangalore, India's Bionic Informatics Pvt. Ltd. is looking for a DIRECTOR PROGRAMMER . . . Toronto, Ontario's Bitcasters is looking for a SHOCKWAVE PROGRAMMER . . . Chennai, India's CHENNAI STUDIOS is looking for a MAYA CHARACTER ANIMATOR . . . Clay Pixel Studios - India is looking for an ART SCHOOL RECRUITER and a STRATEGIC ADVISOR/EXECUTIVE . . . Berlin, Germany's DFA is looking for a 3D MODELER . . .

Award Headline News

Jury Scans Barcode For Grand Prize At Annecy

The coveted short film grand prize at the 26th International Festival of Animated Film at Annecy went to Adriaan Lokman's CG short BARCODE, while Barry Purves' animated comedy drama HAMILTON MATTRESS was honored with the grand prize for Best TV Animation Program. 245 films were screened in the "Annecy 2002" official selection, coming from 33 countries, with more than 200 films premiering at the festival. The awards were presented at the closing ceremony held on Saturday, June 8, 2002. Congratulations to all the winners!

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Nelvana Closes International Deals

Corus Entertainments Nelvana has recently licensed a slew of animated series to broadcasters in a number of countries. Spain's Luk Entertainment picked up BRACEFACE, CYBERCHASE and SEVEN LITTLE MONSTERS, while RTP (Portugal) took BRACEFACE along with MEDABOTS, MAGGIE AND THE FEROCIOUS BEAST, MAX & RUBY and TIMOTHY. Globo TV in Brazil has licensed FAIRLY ODD PARENTS, RESCUE HEROES and BEYBLADE, which has also been acquired by TF1 Video. Hungary's Minimax picked up ROLIE POLIE OLIE and the first two seasons of BRACEFACE and FRANKLIN for the Minimax block on Romania's ProTV.