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Headline News Fantastic Flying Books Wins SIGGRAPH 2011

SIGGRAPH announces the Computer Animation Festival's Best in Show, Jury Award, and Best Student Project recipients for SIGGRAPH 2011 in Vancouver, 7-11 August 2011.

Headline News Academy Invites 13 Animators, 12 VFX Artists to Membership

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 178 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures.

Headline News Academy Changes Oscars Rules for Animated/VFX Categories & More

The governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted on Tuesday (6/14) to add a new twist to the 2011 Best Picture competition, and a new element of surprise to its annual nominations announcement.

Headline News Academy Announces Medal Placement for 2011 Student Academy Award Winners

Fifteen students from colleges and universities around the world were honored tonight (June 11) as winners in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 38th Annual Student Academy Awards competition.

Headline News Animation Mentor Releases Student Showcase 2011: Back To Basics

Animation Mentor, the leading online character animation school created by animators for animators, has released Student Showcase 2011: Back to Basics featuring creative work from its students around the world.

Headline News PIXELS and THE RABBI'S CAT take home top prizes at Annecy

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 5:50pm

The Annecy International Animation Festival just concluded its 51st edition this evening, June 11, 2011. Patrick Jean’s PIXELS Took home the Annecy Cristal as the top short film, while THE RABBI'S CAT, by Joann Sfar and Antoine Delesvaux, took the top prize for feature film.

Headline News CG Looney Tunes With Mel Blanc Coming To Theaters

“Thufferin thuccotash!” Sylvester the Cat, Tweety Bird, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner will all return to theaters in three original Looney Tunes 3D theatrical cartoon shorts produced by Warner Bros. Animation and directed by Matthew O’Callaghan (Coyote Falls).

Blogs Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum (podcast) x 23

Special Guests: RISD Senior Animation Students 2011

Live, from the Rhode Island School of Design, graduating senior animation students take over the show and grill the very Alan Foreman and Joel Frenzer on their animation information. Topics: jobs in animation immediately after school, maintaining your own art practice while working in the studio, secrets of FFAF podcast production, beatboxing, general fears, and the rapture. Refereed by RISD Animation Professor All-Stars, Amy Kravitz and Bryan Papciak.

Blogs Trickfilm Festival Stuttgart

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 3, 2011 at 11:10am

This year the sun was shining down brightly on the Trickfilm Festival in Stuttgart in more than one way. Outside, the sky was a beautiful blue and in the screening rooms the films were as brilliant as the sun. While the competition programs were strong and the feature films in competition offered some interesting surprises, and the highlight of the festival for me this year was the large number of special presentation screenings.

Blogs On The Road To Annecy 2011

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 3, 2011 at 10:40am

My flight to Geneva leaves tomorrow morning at 7:50, an ungodly hour to begin 24+ hours of delirium shuffling through airports, getting groped by stink-eyed security drones, squeezing into airline seats designed for anorexics, all the while wondering why I’m not home asleep in bed, or watching Archer reruns while sipping a delicious Kamikazee.

Blogs Be There! Corfu Animation Festival

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 3, 2011 at 10:16am

The debut edition of BE THERE! CORFU ANIMATION FESTIVAL was the first animation festival to be held on this beautiful Greek Island. A large audience from throughout the island enjoyed a wide array of programs and workshops as well as the opportunity to meet Greek and international artists from the world of animation.

Headline News Academy Announces Winners For 2011 Student Academy Awards

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 12:58pm

12 students from nine U.S. colleges and universities and three students from outside the U.S. have been selected as winners in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 38th Annual Student Academy Awards competition.

Headline News Motion Theory's Mark Kudsi Directs Branded Music Video for the Fiat 500

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 10:12am

As the Fiat 500 rolls off the assembly line and into US showrooms, director Mark Kudsi of commercial production company Motion Theory is upping the excitement with a kinetic branded music video that tells the story of Fiat owner and car preparing to meet each other.

Blogs Award-winning 'Guard Dog Global Jam' To Open New Media Film Festival, Perry Chen to Attend Premiere as One of Creators

5th-grade award-winning film critic, animator, entertainment personality Perry Chen is the youngest of 75 animators who created “Guard Dog Global Jam,” which will have its Los Angeles Premiere at the New Media Film Festival on May 20, 2011 in Hollywood. Perry Chen will attend the red carpet premiere and audience Q&A on May 20 as the film opens the festival. “Guard Dog Global Jam” is based on Bill Plympton’s Oscar-nominated “Guard Dog.” It won “Best Experimental Film” at the ASIFA-EAST Animation Festival in May 2011.

Headline News Ottawa International Animation Festival Deadline Approaches

North America's largest animation event, the Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is reminding the animation community to get their work in before it’s too late.

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