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Headline News Academy Approves New Rules for Animation Oscars

The Academy approves new rules for the 87th Academy Awards, including rule changes in the Animated Feature Film and the Animated Short Film categories, along with eligibility of the 2014 Student Academy Awards for Oscar consideration.  

Headline News Animation Block Announces ABP 2014 Lineup

This summer’s edition of ABP includes a free outdoor show on Opening Night, special programs from Animation Breakdown Roundup and Titmouse 5 Second Day, and a 35mm screening of the classic film ‘Space Jam.’

Headline News Marvel Teams with IMAX for First Look at ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’: An IMAX 3D First Look features exclusive footage to be shown in 150 select IMAX theatre locations across North America on July 7.

Headline News Disney XD Launches ‘Grand Prix’ Racing-Game App

Beginning today fans can burn rubber as animated characters from popular Disney XD Shows ‘Phineas and Ferb,’ ‘Gravity Falls,’ ‘Mighty Med,’ ‘Kickin’ It,’ ‘Lab Rats,’ ‘Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja’ and ‘Wander Over Yonder.’

Headline News ‘Creative Galaxy’ Launching on Amazon Prime Instant Video

Amazon Prime Instant Video debuts the original preschool series ‘Creative Galaxy,’ from Blue’s Clues co-creator Angela Santomero, on Friday, June 27. 

Headline News Animator Glen Keane Debuts New Short Film Project, ‘Duet,’ at Google I/O Conference

A celebration of life through the hand-drawn line, ‘Duet’ is the latest in a series of Google ATAP’s Spotlight Stories, interactive short films made exclusively for mobile devices.

Headline News VFX House Hydraulx Launches Film Production Division

Based in Playa Vista, new facility offers 22,000 square feet, nine Red Epic cameras, QTake Video Assist System, four stereo rigs, extensive lens collection and DI projection theater.

Headline News Academy Invites 271 New Members

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences extends invitations to join the organization to 271 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures.

Headline News Nickelodeon, Activision to Develop ‘Legend of Korra’ Console Game

Nickelodeon and Activision announce plans to develop and publish the first-ever video game inspired by the fan-favorite animated series, ‘The Legend of Korra,’ in conjunction with Platinum Games.

Headline News PBS KIDS Video App Launches on Android and Chromecast

Free app is Chromecast’s first children’s offering, making it easy for more families to stream full episodes and clips of PBS KIDS’ curriculum-based shows on increasingly varied platforms.

Headline News ‘Legend of Korra’ Season Three Debuts This Friday

Nickelodeon premieres ‘The Legend of Korra Book 3: Change’ this Friday, June 27, with two back-to-back episodes – “A Breath of Fresh Air” and “Rebirth” followed by a special bonus episode, “The Earth Queen.”

Headline News New Featurette Goes Behind the Scenes of ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

Twentieth Century Fox releases a new behind-the-scenes featurette for ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ exploring the performance capture technology used by WETA Digital to transform actors into apes.

Headline News Fred Rogers Co's ‘Peg + Cat’ Wins 3 Daytime Emmys

The Fred Rogers Company's animated series ‘Peg + Cat’ wins three Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, including “Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Animated Program, ” “Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program” and “Outstanding Individual Achievement in Production Design.”

Headline News Ben Kingsley is Bagheera in Disney’s ‘Jungle Book’

Academy Award-winning actor Ben Kingsley is cast as the voice of Bagheera in Disney’s forthcoming live action/animation hybrid feature, ‘The Jungle Book,’ due in theaters October 9, 2015.

Headline News Academy Announces New Rules for 87th Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences updates regulations for how companies and individuals may market movies and achievements eligible for the 87th Academy Awards to Academy members.

Headline News PBS KIDS Launches on Apple TV

Full-length episodes and clips from PBS KIDS programs such as ‘Curious George,’ ‘Dinosaur Train,’ ‘Peg + Cat',’ ‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,’ ‘Arthur,’ ‘Wild Kratts’ And ‘Sesame Street’ are now available to users in the United States directly on Apple TV.

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