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Amazon Studios Headline News

Flaunt Launches Long-Form Division with ‘Lost in Oz’

Pilot for Amazon Studios is created and produced by Los-Angeles based Bureau of Magic; other projects include two ‘Monster High’ animated features for Mattel.

Splash Entertainment Headline News

Splash Entertainment Acquires Global Rights to ‘Journey to Glo E’ Feature

Children’s entertainment company acquires worldwide distribution rights to toy company Cepia’s animated feature about the magic of a child’s wishes and dreams.

Cinesite ANIMATIONWorld

Cinesite Animation Becomes a Feature Production Powerhouse with ‘Klaus’

CG-animated feature directed by ‘Despicable Me’ co-creator Sergio Pablos enters production at London-based VFX house’s animation division lodged in a new 54,000 square-foot studio located in downtown Montréal.

Awards Headline News

Pixar the Big Winner at 43rd Annual Annie Awards

‘Inside Out’ takes best animated feature along with 11 other categories; Filme de Papel’s ‘Boy and the World’ wins best independent animated feature.

Events Headline News

‘Justice League vs. Teen Titans’ Feature Set to Premiere at WonderCon

Latest DC Universe original movie to have its world premiere at WonderCon during the March 25-27 weekend at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

In Passing Headline News

Voice of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck Joe Alaskey Dies at 63

One of the most celebrated successors of legendary voice actor Mel Blanc, Alaskey was one of Blanc’s only successors to work alongside the veteran voice performer prior to his death in 1989.

Documentaries Headline News

‘Floyd Norman: An Animated Life’ to Premiere at Santa Barbara Film Fest

Feature documentary by Michael Fiore and Erik Sharkey following the life and career of legendary animator and story artist Floyd Norman to have its world premiere at the 2016 Santa Barbara International Film Festival on February 5.

Awards Headline News

Visual Effects Society Announces Winners of the 14th Annual VES Awards

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ is the big winner, garnering four awards, with ‘The Revenant’ close behind with three wins; ‘The Good Dinosaur,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ and SSE each take home three awards.

Academy Awards Headline News

Academy Announces Oscar Week 2016 Events

‘Kung Fu Panda’ 2 & 3 director Jennifer Yuh Nelson to host shorts program; ‘Big Hero 6’ producer Roy Conli and directors Don Hall and Chris Williams to host feature animation program.

Original Force Animation Headline News

Jim Gaffigan, Carl Reiner Join ‘Duck Duck Goose’ Feature

Academy Award-nominated composer Mark Isham to create the score for Original Force Animation’s 2017 family comedy directed by Christopher Jenkins.

Toei Animation Headline News

Brazil’s PlayArte Pictures Renews ‘Saint Seiya’ Home Entertainment Deal

Toei Animation has entered into an agreement with Brazilian home video distributor PlayArte Pictures Entretenimento for ‘Saint Seiya’ series and films.

Awards Headline News

Winners Announced for the 66th Annual ACE Eddie Awards

‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’ ‘The Big Short’ and ‘Inside Out’ win big at the 66th annual ACE Eddie Awards; Nancy Meyers, Carol Littleton, ACE, and Ted Rich, ACE receive special honors.

Awards Headline News

Art Directors Guild Awards ‘The Martian,’ ‘Mad Max’ and ‘The Revenant’

‘The Martian,’ ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ and ‘The Revenant’ motion picture winners at the 20th Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards; ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘House of Cards,’ ‘American Horror Story,’ ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and ‘The Muppets’ win for television series.

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ On Top with $41 Million

DreamWorks Animation’s threequel scores the biggest animated opening of all time in China with $58.3 million; ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ nears $2 billion worldwide.

Post-production

Top Sundance Films Created Using Blackmagic Cameras and DaVinci Resolve Studio

More than 35 of Sundance’s hit films were created using BlackMagic Design technology, including Spike Lee’s ‘Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall,’ Kevin Smith’s ‘Yoga Hosers,’ indie superhero movie ‘Sleight,’ and Todd Solondz’s ‘Wiener-Dog.’

Music & Sound Headline News

Motion Picture Sound Editors Announce 2016 Golden Reel Nominations

‘Anomalisa,’ ‘Hotel Transylvania 2,’ ‘Inside Out,’ ‘Minions,’ ‘Shaun The Sheep Movie,’ ‘The Good Dinosaur’ and ‘The Peanuts Movie’ nominated for best sound editing in an animated feature film.

Splash Entertainment Headline News

Splash Entertainment’s ‘Norm of the North’ Headed to China

Following the recent U.S. release of Splash Entertainment’s ‘Norm of the North,’ the animated family feature film heads to China for theatrical release with new deals signed with Yang Yang Pictures and Chinawood Media Corp.

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