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Television Headline News

Union Media Appointed Worldwide Distributor for ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’

Lupus Films and Walker Productions appoint Union Media as the worldwide distributor for animated television special based on the children’s book written by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury and published by Walker Books.

Awards Headline News

Cinesite Delivers Invisible Effects for ‘The Revenant’

Under the lead of VFX supervisor Nicolas Chevallier, Cinesite provides digital matte paintings and set extensions, fluid and particle simulations, character animation, lighting, compositing and more for director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s ‘The Revenant.’

call for entries Headline News

Cross Channel Film Lab Now Accepting Applications

Open to 20 selected applicants, six-month program designed to train to train filmmakers from the U.K. and France in VFX and Stereo 3D techniques runs June through November 2016; deadline for submissions is March 1.

Licensing Headline News

CAKE and Cheeky Little Media Announce New Licensing Agents for ‘Bottersnikes and Gumbles’

Leading kids entertainment specialist and Australian production outfit appoint licensing and merchandising agents to represent their brand-new animated series in Eire & Australia and the U.K.

CARTOON MOVIE Headline News

CARTOON Movie Announces 2016 Program & Dates

With 55 projects from 19 European countries selected to date for European pitching event, more than 700 animation film professionals are set to gather March 2-4 in Lyon, France.

Awards Headline News

BAFTA Announces 2016 Feature Film Nominees

Pixar’s ‘Inside Out,’ Illumination Entertainment’s ‘Minions’ and Aardman Animations’ ‘Shaun The Sheep Movie’ nominated for outstanding animated film; VFX nominees include ‘Ant-Man,’ ‘Ex Machina,’ ‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’ The Martian’ and ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’

Sylvain Chomet Headline News

Sylvain Chomet’s ‘Thousand Miles’ Feature Enters Production

Inspired by the writings and drawings of Federico Fellini, ‘The Thousand Miles’ marks the four-time Academy Award-nominated director’s highly-anticipated return to feature animation following his 2003 debut, ‘The Triplets of Belleville,’ and 2010’s ‘The Illusionist.’

Image Engine Headline News

Image Engine Raises the Bar on Creature Creation

Vancouver VFX house reveals the processes that drive some of cinema’s most memorable digital characters, including the prawn-like aliens of ‘District 9,’ ‘Jurassic World’s velociraptors, and the eponymous title character of ‘Chappie.’

In Passing Headline News

‘Yellow Submarine’ Animation Director Robert Balser Passes at 88

Best-known for his work as animation director alongside Jack Stokes on the groundbreaking animated feature, ‘Yellow Submarine,’ Balser also directed the “Den” sequence in ‘Heavy Metal.’

Short Films Headline News

‘Sous tes doigts’ to Screen at the Bronx Film Fest, Anima Brussels and Monstra Lisbon

Animated short directed by Marie-Christine Courtès shows the consequences of the Indochina War for a repatriated family who arrives at the transit camp of Saint-Livrade in France.

Awards Headline News

Cinema Audio Society Announces Finalists for CAS Student Recognition Award

Five finalists from schools across the country and the U.K. are invited to attend the Cinema Audio Society’s 52nd Annual CAS Awards, to be held on February 20th.

Studio Ghibli Headline News

Michaël Dudok de Wit’s ‘The Red Turtle’ Set for September 2016 Release Date

Dutch director and animator’s debut feature is being co-produced by France’s Wild Bunch and Japan’s Studio Ghibli, with Isao Takahata serving as artistic producer.

Awards Headline News

‘Of Shadows & Wings…’ Picks up Three New Awards

Vivement Lundi! and Nadasdy Film co-production is the first film directed by Elice Meng and Eleonora Marinoni; animated feature to screen in competition at Clermont-Ferrant International Short Film Festival in February.

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