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Headline News New Additions To AWN's Calendar Of Events

Women In Animation International's 2002 Annual Meeting: Saturday, March 09, 2002, Glendale, California USA . . . Women In Animation Writers' Seminar Group: Thursday, March 14, 2002, West Los Angeles, California USA . . . NAB 2002: The Convergence Marketplace: Saturday, April 06 - Thursday, April 11, 2002, Las Vegas, Nevada USA . . . DreamWorks and Storyopolis -- Kid's Animation Workshop: Saturday, May 18, 2002, Los Angeles, California USA . . . Warner Bros. and Storyopolis Present a Scooby Doo Celebration: Saturday, June 15, 2002, Los Angeles, California USA . . .

Headline News Job Opportunities For Animators, Game Developers, Agents, Instructors And More

3Dquest is looking for an ART DIRECTOR . . . China's Amazing Animation Productions is looking for an AGENT/REPRESENTATIVE . . . Ottawa, Ontario's Amberwood Productions is looking for an OVERSEAS ANIMATION SUPERVISOR . . . Mumbai, India's Comptech Computer is looking for a CARTOON ANIMATOR . . . London, UK's Delfin Studio is looking for a SALES REPRESENTATIVE . . . Santa Monica, California's DH Institute of Media Arts (DHIMA) is looking for a LECTURER . . . Glendale, California's DreamWorks is looking for a SOFTWARE DEVELOPER (PERCS). . .

Headline News Kids' WB! Picks Up Second Season Of Cubix

4Kids Entertainment's first original animated television series, CUBIX - ROBOTS FOR EVERYONE!, has been renewed for a second season on Kids' WB! Under the terms of the renewal agreement, 4Kids will bring thirteen new episodes of the CGI animated series to Kids' WB! during the 2002-2003 season. CUBIX follows the adventures of 13-year-old Andy, a robot whiz, who brings to life a robot named Cubix that has been discarded as useless. The series was created by 4Kids in partnership with Korean animation house Cinepix and Korean broadcaster Daiwon.

Headline News BRB Internacional Providing Slate Of Animated Programs To Latin American Markets

BRB Internacional's slate of animated programming will be seen in Spanish language markets in both Latin America and the U.S. BRB has signed an agreement with Venevision International, the production and distribution arm of the Cisneros Group, to distribute the BRB animation catalogue of over 700 half-hours and 20 TV movies throughout North, Central and South America, excluding Mexico.

Headline News Adobe Livemotion 2.0 For Web Designers And Developers

Adobe Systems LiveMotion 2.0 software, the company's professional Web graphics and Flash (SWF) animation tool is now available. It debuted at the MacWorld Conference earlier this year. The new version provides expanded content creation features, improved integration with Adobe's Web and dynamic media tools, and new scripting capabilities.

Headline News New Additions To AWN's Calendar Of Events

This week's updates to the Calendar of Events include: "Missing Persons" - 3D Animated Feature Film Premiere: Friday, March 01 - Saturday, March 02, 2002, San Jose, California USA . . . In Person: Cordell Barker Presents "Strange Invaders": Sunday, March 03, 2002, San Francisco, California USA . . . DigiFest 2002: Wednesday, March 20 - Tuesday, March 26, 2002, Toronto, Ontario Canada . . . Animation Generation 2002: Thursday, April 11 - Friday, April 12, 2002, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey UK . . .

Headline News Richard Williams -- Mini-Masterclass And Book Signing

The Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS) welcomes Richard Williams, director of WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT, to Toronto for a special engagement. Williams has been in the animation business for more than 40 years and is the author of the recently published book THE ANIMATOR'S SURVIVAL KIT, an instructional book on the art of creating animation. In addition to the book signing, Williams will give a mini-masterclass, showing samples from his films and demonstrating animation principles. Wednesday, March 13, 2002, 6:30 pm. Bloor Cinema, 506 Bloor Street, Toronto, Canada.

Headline News This Week At Animation World Magazine

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

- History In The RoundMartin "Dr. Toon" Goodman takes a look at the DVD as a source of animation history.

- A Retro-future Metropolis

Headline News Madcat Women's International Film Festival

The Sixth Annual MadCat Women's International Film Festival, San Francisco and Berkeley, California, USA.

Tuesday, September 3 - Friday, September 27, 2002.

Early Entry Deadline: Tuesday, April 30, 2002.

Final Entry Deadline: Thursday, June 20, 2002.

Headline News New Additions To AWN's Calendar Of Events

This week's updates to the Calendar of Events include: Banned On Earth Animation Extravaganza: Wednesday, February 20 - Saturday, June 15, 2002, Everywhere, USA . . . Melbourne International Student Animation Festival: Thursday, April 18 - Sunday, April 21, 2002, Melbourne, Victoria Australia . . . Basic Introduction to Life Sculpture: Wednesday, May 22 - Wednesday, July 24, 2002, Toronto, Ontario Canada . . . Life Drawing for Complete Beginners: Monday, May 27 - Monday, July 22, 2002, Toronto, Ontario Canada . . .

Headline News Igel Media Announces New Head Of Distribution

Family entertainment company Igel Media has appointed Victoria Valius as head of distribution. In her new role, Valius will head up the company's international television distribution division in London, overseeing all international sales. In addition, she will be actively looking to expand the company's catalogue and sourcing opportunities to co-produce quality programming in the company's key markets including Germany, France and the UK.

Headline News LEGO Premieres Toys From Galidor and Episode II

The LEGO Company debuted action figures from the new series GALIDOR: DEFENDERS OF THE OUTER DIMENSION at the 2002 Toy Fair. In 2001 LEGO announced a partnership with Canadian entertainment company, CinéGroupe, which gave LEGO full global merchandising rights to the television show, which is based on a story and characters developed by Tommy Lynch. The show blends live-action and animation and it premieres in the United States and Canada in February 2002.

Headline News New Additions To AWN's Calendar Of Events

This week's updates to the Calendar of Events include: Animation Dreams VII: Awake to an Exhibition: Monday, February 04 - Wednesday, February 13, 2002, New York, New York USA . . . Creative Career Symposium 4: Saturday, February 09, 2002, Portland, Oregon USA . . . LA SIGGRAPH Presents: Small Shops, Big Punch: Tuesday, February 12, 2002, North Hollywood, California USA . . . An Evening with PIXAR: The Making of Monsters, Inc.: Monday, February 25, 2002, San Francisco, California USA . . .

Headline News Job Opportunities For Animators, Directors, Instructors, Voice Talent And More

Kirkland, Washington's Amaze Entertainment is looking for a BACKGROUND ARTIST . . . Lille, France's An Eye for an Eye is looking for a 3D ANIMATOR . . . Olympia, Washington's Catalyst FX is looking for a 3D ANIMATOR/MODELER . . . HoChiMinh, Vietnam's Demen Animation Co. is looking for an ANIMATION AGENT . . . Digital Creations is looking for a FLASH ANIMATOR (UNPAID) . . . London, UK's EMailYourCV is looking for a 3D GAMES PROGRAMMER and a PS PROGRAMMER . . . Glendale, California's NeoPets, Inc. is looking for an ILLUSTRATOR/ARTIST . . .

Headline News Final Round For Final Fantasy Team

The innovative studio that brought the synthespians of FINAL FANTASY to life, is planning to close up shop. Pressure from parent company Square Co., Ltd. of Tokyo is forcing Honolulu-based Square USA into closure, if they cannot find investors between now and March 31, 2002. Square Co. ceased funding of the studio in September, and although Square USA attempted to find partners in major U.S. studios, they have not been able to procure outside funding. Although the studio hopes an investor will appear in the 11th hour, a March 31st shut down seems inevitable.

Headline News Millimages Takes On Toons ‘N’ Tales

Animation producer Millimages is expanding into German territory with the acquisition of 51% of the Hamburg-based animation company, Toons n Tales. This latest acquisition follows the companys announcements in 2001 of the launch of Millimages USA, headed by Dorian Langdon, and the international distribution center, Millimages London. Toons n Tales managing director and co-founder Sunita Struck, will continue to oversee the company in partnership with Millimages.

Headline News New Additions To AWN's Calendar Of Events

This week's updates to the Calendar of Events include: Third Annual Scandinavian Film Festival: Friday, February 01 - Sunday, February 03, 2002, Beverly Hills, California USA . . . Tom Yakutis Services and Wake: Wednesday, February 06, 2002, Los Angeles, CA USA . . . Portland SIGGRAPH Organizational Meeting: Wednesday, February 06, 2002, Portland, Oregon USA . . . Toy Manufacturers of America International Toy Fair: Sunday, February 10 - Thursday, February 14, 2002, New York, New York USA . . .

Headline News Simpsons Go Heavy Metal

Toy producer Rocket USA has teamed with Twentieth Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising and Matt Groening to make a line of tin toys, games and collectibles based on THE SIMPSONS. The toy producer will introduce the line with an 8-1/2" tin walking wind-up version of Homer Simpson. The figure comes in collectible packaging and will carry a suggested retail price of $24.95.

Headline News OIAF Calls for Entries

The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is sending out a call for entries for new independent and commercial animated work. The festival, which runs every two years, is taking place October 2 - 6, 2002 at the National Arts Center in Ottawa. The 2000 edition received 1300 entries from 45 countries. This year two new categories have been added: Animated Feature Film and Non-narrative Film. Entry forms for Ottawa 02 are available online, or contact the office at 613-232-8769. There is no entry fee. The entry deadline is July 1, 2002.

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