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Animation Headline News

'Ingrid Pitt: Beyond the Forest' Wins IFFF Award

“Ingrid Pitt: Beyond the Forest,” animated by 11-year-old filmmaker and award-winning critic Perry Chen, received the award for Best Animation (age 8-13) at the 17th edition of the International Family Film Fest (IFFF).

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Book Review: 'Kevin Dart’s Looks That Kill' by Elizabeth Ito

Fred Patten reviews Dart's unusual but delightful first in the Yuki 7 Gadget Girls series that combines an original secret-agent novel with a Flash-animation “complete movie trailer” DVD.

Animation Headline News

ANIS Announces Borge Ring Award

The Danish Animation Society (ANIS), host of the Danish Animation Awards every year in conjunction with Odense International Film Festival (OFF), announced that its main award will be called “The Borge Ring Award.”

Animated Headline News

Stuttgart Animated Fashion Last Call for Entries

The extended deadline for the submission to the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film Animated Fashion Award is Friday, March 23, 2012.

Birds Headline News

Angry Birds Arrive on Nickelodeon & Nicktoons

An all-new exclusive Angry Birds short film, Angry Birds Space lands on Nickelodeon and Nicktoons on Wednesday, March 21, at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT) during SpongeBob SquarePants on Nickelodeon and Power Rangers Samurai on Nicktoons.

Films Headline News

Annecy Festival Announces 2012 Selections & Highlights

The Annecy Festival announced the official selections for the 2012 edition of the festival, comprised of 49 short films, 55 graduation films, and 60 TV and commissioned films, including 21 TV series, two TV specials and 37 commissioned films. 40 short films were also selected outside of competition.

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LACMA to Present 'Madcap Modernism' March 30

Animation historian Adam Abraham will join curator and host Jerry Beck at The Los Angeles County Museum of Art's “Madcap Modernism: Mid-Century Cartoons from UPA and Beyond” on Friday, March 30, 2012, at 7:30pm.

Film Headline News

AniFest 2012 to Celebrate Jiří Trnka Centennial

AniFest celebrates the centennial of Czech puppet Master Jiří Trnka with the dedication of AniFest 2012 to the magic of film puppets.

Animation Headline News

BAA 2012 Winners Announced

Aardman Animations, Harry Potter, the Quay Brothers, Gorillaz and The Gruffalo’s Child are among the winners at the ninth British Animation Awards (BAAs) held Thursday at the BFI Southbank.

Productions Headline News

Quattro Media Launches Distribution Division

Quattro Media launched its distribution division with the acquisition of distribution rights to 16 animated short films by DNA Productions.

Animation Headline News

HKAFS Celebrates 60 Years of Hong Kong Animation

The Hong Kong Animator Filmmaker Society will celebrate 60 years of Hong Kong Animation with a full schedule of exhibits and events at the 2012 edition of the Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART).


Book Review: 'When Magoo Flew: The Rise and Fall of Animation Studio UPA'

Adam Abraham’s new book smartly tells the story of UPA’s meteoric rise, eventual decline and lasting artistic and creative impact still felt today.

Animation Headline News

2011 Ursa Major Awards Voting Now Open

The annual Ursa Major Awards, for the best anthropomorphic (“funny animal”) literature and art of the year, is now open for voting for works produced during the calendar year 2011.

Fund Headline News

The Fund for Reconciliation, Tolerance and Peace Gets New Brand Identity

A new brand identity was unveiled for The Fund for Reconciliation, Tolerance and Peace with a viscerally engaging animated video created by Creative Director Eitan Chitayat, Lobo of Brazil, The Ebeling Group, Birdo Studios, Wicked Music, Sweet Sound and Firefly Pictures.

Animation Blogs

Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum (podcast) x 29

Special Guest: OIAF Animators' Picnic 2011 - Part 2

It's the FFAF Pre-Holiday Holiday Spectacular as Joel and Alan continue to bother more legends of international animation trying to eat, drink, and be wary at the Ottawa International Animation Festival 2011, Part 2.  PLUS, backstage hijinks and hosting recap of the OIAF 2011 Closing Ceremonies.