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Animation World Network Gets More Creative

Animation World Network is excited to announce that it has been acquired by

Creative Planet (, a network of business-to-business

Web sites for creative professionals. Dan Sarto, COO and co-founder of AWN

said, "This transaction will afford AWN the opportunity to continue its

aggressive growth strategy and sustained position as the leading Internet

site for the animation profession." AWN brings to Creative Planet its vast

array of animation resources including such leading publications as

Animation World Magazine, Visual Magic Magazine and the Animation Flash

weekly newsletter. Recently, Creative Planet obtained, the

on-line resource for creative buyers to find creative talent, and, which also showcases digital video filmmaking. These

transactions are the latest in a series of acquisitions by the company,

which includes Movie Magic Budgeting & Scheduling, the leading financial

and logistics tool for the media applications and the Studio System. "This

acquisition continues to build the Creative Planet Network as the largest,

independent resource for all creative professionals," said Allen DeBevoise,

Creative Planet's chairman and CEO. "Providing essential information and

services to the rapidly evolving animation industry is a key component of

our business plan. AWN will serve as our entry point into this important

market." President and co-founder of AWN, Ron Diamond, said, "AWN was

founded to provide a one-stop service and information resource for the

professional animation community. Creative Planet has solidified its

position as the leading community for creative professionals with its

network of craft and industry Web sites. Adding AWN to Creative Planet's

network is a perfect match and we're happy to join the ranks of such a

dynamic company." Other Web sites featured on Creative Planet include,,,,,,,, and Visitors have the chance

to post their portfolio reels, obtain information and daily news about

their field, network with fellow professionals, search job postings, and

learn the latest on media technology. The terms of the deal were not


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