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Headline News And the Race is On! 2012 Oscar Nominees Announced

3D animated feature Hugo leads the field with 11 nominations, including Best Picture, Art Direction, Cinematography, Costume Design, Directing, Film Editing, Music (Original Score), Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Visual Effects and Writing.

Blogs It's Not All A Drag

A partner in crime at the Ottawa International Animation Festival, recently suggested that I should address a relatively familiar (meaning it was probably two people who asked) question asking why we don't show more funny films. Believe me, I want to show funny films. If I could, that's all we'd be showing. The problem, mon chums, is that I just don't think that most of you make funny films.

Headline News TAAFI Call for Submissions

The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI) has opened up its submission process for animated films for their inaugural event to take place June 22 – 24th, 2012.

Blogs A NORDIC – BALTIC ADVENTURE - Fredrikstad Animation Festival

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 6:16am

For five days every year the historic town of Fredrikstad, Norway becomes the center of Nordic/Baltic animation. The festival brings in an illustrious roster of names from the international animation community and this year was no exception.

Headline News Date for Nippon Connection Festival 2012 Announced

The date for the 12th Japanese Film Festival Nippon Connection in Frankfurt am Main is set: From May 2-6, 2012, the biggest festival for Japanese cinema worldwide will once more present more than 100 of the latest Japanese short and feature films.

Blogs The Crossroads of Art and Technology: Creating The Creators Project

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 6, 2012 at 3:10pm

The Creators Project, founded in part by Vice Media, was started to showcase innovative artists and enable them to realize new artwork. When The Creators Project launched in 2010, Vice used a variety of media -- including television, print, online and mobile outlets -- to document the work of more than 100 creators to date, hailing mostly from seven countries (Brazil, China, France, Germany, South Korea, United Kingdom and United States).

Headline News Looney Tunes Super Stars: Pepe Le Pew Collection Now Available

Looney Tunes’ lovable French Skunk, Pepé Le Pew stars in his own entertaining cartoon compilation which is set for release on DVD by Warner Home Video (WHV) December 27, 2011.

Blogs Asia Television Forum 2011: An Animation Creation Hotbed

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 16, 2011 at 12:57pm

If you’re from South East Asia, China, Japan or Korea, Singapore’s modern architectural skylines may not wow you as much as a Westerner. And I imagine, if you are from the region, the proliferation and impact of Asia’s animation production isn’t news to you either. After all, Asia’s “animation moon” has been full and shining brightly for many years, decades even for some countries.

Headline News Angry Birds Flock To Nick With Holiday Short On Dec. 17

An all-new exclusive Angry Birds holiday short film, “Angry Birds – Wreck the Halls” comes to Nickelodeon, Saturday, December 17 during the 11 a.m. airing of Kung Fu Panda: Legend of Awesomeness in Nick’s Saturday morning animation block.

Headline News Phil Tippett’s Animated MutantLand Debuts On Ain’t It Cool News

MutantLand, the award-winning short film produced by Tippett Studio, will get its official public release Friday, December 16th on the website Ain’t It Cool News (www.aintitcool.com).

Headline News NFB’s Hothouse Program For Emerging Animators Goes Geek

Got an idea for an animation project created with new technologies? For its eighth year, the National Film Board of Canada’s Hothouse program is issuing a call for submissions for emerging animators across Canada, one that will feature an emphasis on digital technologies?and a Genie-winning animator as mentoring director.

Headline News Nice Shoes Lights a Fire with Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga's latest epic, which has had tens of millions of views online since its premiere, is directed by the Lady herself, and features her strutting through a parking lot of car fires and explosions. The explosive effects come courtesy of a collaborative effort between Post Supervisor Foad Faridzadeh of Dream Riders Studio and the Nice Shoes VFX team led by Creative Director Aron Baxter and Head of CG Boaz Livny. It's yet another project that has paired Nice Shoes with a high profile musician.

Headline News Stuttgart Calls for Entries

The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film – ITFS – (May 08 – 13, 2012) was founded in 1982 and is one of the world’s largest and most important festivals for animated film.

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