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Disney Television Animation Headline News

Merida of Pixar’s ‘Brave’ to Guest Star on Disney’s ‘Sofia the First’

Merida from Pixar Animation Studio's ‘Brave’ makes special appearance in four-part story arc, ‘Sofia the First: The Secret Library,’ alongside additional guest voices Hugh Bonneville, Cary Elwes, Bonnie Hunt, Eric Stonestreet, Ruth Connell and Dean Norris.

Women in Animation Headline News

Women In Animation Now Accepting Mentorship Applications

WIA 2015 Mentorship Program to pair entry and mid-level professionals with industry veterans to develop career objectives and devise strategies for reaching their goals.

Pixeldust Studios Headline News

Pixeldust Interactive Delivers Three New Projects

Pixeldust Studios’ recently launched interactive division delivers first high-profile projects for clients NBCUniversal, Population Connection and Red Rock Films with new VR content, educational games and mobile apps on the way.

animated shorts Headline News

‘Aria for a Cow’ Headed to Los Angeles Shorts Fest

Animated short ‘Aria for a Cow,’ based on an unreleased song by the Oscar-winning team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, makes its Los Angeles premiere at the LA Shorts Fest on Sunday, September 6.

Warner Bros. Headline News

WATCH: Warner Bros. Unveils New Trailer for ‘The Iron Giant’

More than 15 years after Brad Bird’s animated classic first arrived in theaters, ‘The Iron Giant’ has been retooled in a Signature Edition complete with two newly-added scenes.

Blue Sky Studios Headline News

‘The Peanuts Movie’ Featurettes Explore the Art of Dreaming Big

Fox Family Entertainment’s new weekly web series, ‘The Art of Dreaming of Big,’ takes a behind-the-scenes look at the imagination, fun, passion, and people bringing ‘The Peanuts Movie’ to the big screen.

Pixar Animation Studios Headline News

‘Pixar in a Box’ Aimed at Creating Animation-Based Curricula

Khan Academy launches ‘Pixar in a Box,’ a behind-the-scenes look at Pixar Animation Studios’ creative process; Free online curriculum shows how Pixar filmmakers use science, technology, engineering, art and math to create movie magic.

Visual Effects Society Headline News

14th Annual VES Awards Rules & Procedures Now Available

Every year the Visual Effects Society’s Awards committee refines the rules and procedures to hone the experience for the VFX community.

Blackmagic Design Headline News

Blackmagic’s Fusion 8 Public Beta is Now Available for Download

First-ever Mac-compatible release of visual effects and motion graphics software to be followed by a public beta for Fusion 8 Studio, which adds stereoscopic 3D tools and is designed for multi-user workgroups.

Disney Headline News

Disney Television Animation Makes Key Executive Appointments

Eric Coleman is named SVP, Original Programming and General Manager; Jonathan Schneider is promoted to VP, Strategy; Mondo’s Aaron Simpson joins the company as VP, Development; Shane Prigmore is named VP, Creative Affairs; and Bonnie Lemon joins the company as VP, Production.

AMPAS Headline News

Academy Unveils 2015 Student Academy Award Winners

Winners of the 42nd Student Academy Awards competition in the animation category are ‘An Object at Rest’ by Seth Boyden ‘Soar’ by Alyce Tzue, and ‘Taking the Plunge’ by Nicholas Manfredi and Elizabeth Ku-Herrero.

Preservation Headline News

Cinelicious Completes 4K Restoration of ‘Belladonna of Sadness’

Cinelicious, SpectreVision and The Cinefamily in Los Angeles team to present a 4K restoration of the Japanese anime feature ‘Belladonna of Sadness,’ directed by Eiichi Yamamoto (‘Astro Boy’) and produced by Osamu Tezuka’s Mushi Productions.