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‘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.

Awards Headline News

Stop-Motion ‘Dimitri,’ Bronzit’s ‘Cosmos’ Top Cyber Sousa Xiamen

Stop-motion animated series ‘Dimitri,’ produced by French studio Vivement Lundi!, and ‘We Can't Live Without Cosmos’ by Konstantin Bronzit receive Golden Dolphin awards at the 8th Cyber Sousa international animation festival organized by ASIFA-China in the City of Xiamen.

Specials Headline News

Animated ‘Bear Hunt’ Special Marches to Channel 4

Channel 4 to air a special animated adaptation produced by the makers of ‘The Snowman and The Snowdog’ of the timeless classic children’s book ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt,’ by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury.

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.

Visual Effects Headline News

MPC LA Scores with ‘Madden NFL 16’

Teaming with agency Heat and award-winning director Wayne McClammy of prodco hungry man, MPC LA’s team of world-renowned artists provides VFX and post services for a new trailer for EA’s ‘Madden NFL 16.’

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‘A Greek Tragedy’: Women, Animation and the Classics at Annecy 2015

Nicole van Goethem’s 1985 Cristal and 1987 Oscar-winning short stands out in Annecy 2015 homage to female animators.

The Animation Pimp Blogs

Somebody on Something: Pat Smith’s ‘Blank on Blank’

Director Pat Smith talks about animating lost and rare interviews with stars like Hunter S. Thompson and Lou Reed for his new web mini-series.

Sundance Headline News

Shorts Lab LA to Feature Julia Pott, David OReilly and More

The Sundance Institute presents ‘Shorts Lab LA: Animation,’ featuring speakers Tom Kenny, Kirsten Lepore, Julia Pott, David OReilly and Kent Osborne, at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 23.

Festivals Headline News

2015 Bristol Festival of Puppetry to Showcase Parry Purves, The Brothers Quay

Now in its fourth edition, the biennial Bristol Festival of Puppetry will kick off with The Quay Brothers Retrospective on Thursday, August 27; Barry Purves Retrospective to be held Saturday, August 29.

Festivals Headline News

Best of the NW Animation Festival Set For Sept. 11

Selected from the largest showcase of short animations in the U.S., The Northwest Animation Fest is set to present 14 of this year’s best animated shorts from around the world.

Short Films Headline News

WATCH: Latvia’s Zilbalodis Releases ‘Inaudible’ Short Online

Created over the course of seven months, dialog-free animated short pairs sound design and a distinctive visual look and adventurous color palette to help tell the story.

Short Films Headline News

WATCH: Kris Pearn Directs ‘Evolve’ Short for Milan EXPO 2015

Stop-motion short, ‘Evolve: A Foody Tale,’ produced by a group of students from local schools in Turin with the support of the VIEW Conference, aims to draw awareness to the importance of food safety.

Haptic Animation Headline News

Haptic Animation Launches Non-Profit Amplifier Program

Seattle-based Haptic Animation Amplifier will include a historical timeline of Pacific Northwest animation and a database of every animated film ever made in the region, as well as touring short film theatrical programs.

Stop-motion Headline News

Stoopid Buddy Creates Stopmo Trailer for Ubisoft’s ‘Toy Soldiers’

‘Robot Chicken’ creators Stoopid Buddy Stoodios partners with Ubisoft to create a hybrid stop-motion live-action launch trailer for ‘Toy Soldiers: War Chest.’

Animation Blogs

LIFE IS SHORT AT THE 13TH FIKE INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL - 9 THROUGH 13 June 2015 in Evora, Portugal

The motto of the FIKE International Short Film Festival is “Life is Short”, and the five day festival did seem to literally fly by.  FIKE is a showcase for short live action, animation, and documentary films.  I seldom have the opportunity to see short live action films and so it is a special treat for me.  Watching films coupled with the warm hospitality of festival director Joao Paulo Macedo made it five perfect days for me.

Pixar Headline News

John Lasseter Reveals Details from Disney & Pixar’s Upcoming Feature Slate

Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios chief welcomes filmmakers and voice talent to D23 EXPO 2015 stage to reveal new details about ‘The Good Dinosaur,’ ‘Finding Dory,’ ‘Zootopia,’ ‘Moana,’ ‘Gigantic,’ ‘Coco,’ and more.

Pixar Headline News

Pixar Debuts ‘Inside Out’ Short at D23 EXPO

New short film, ‘Riley’s First Date?,’ will be included as a bonus feature in the digital HD & Blu-ray releases of Pixar’s ‘Inside Out,’ available digitally October 13 and on Blu-ray November 3, 2015.

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