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Flipbook Studio Brings Life Back to the Streets for JD Sport’s Xmas Campaign

Rapper Michael Dappah joins a young boy on a journey to a sports-themed winter wonderland; VFX features motion control with CGI elements completed in 3ds Max using V-ray for rendering and Nuke and SynthEyes for compositing and tracking.

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Call for Entries: Annecy 2021 is Now Accepting Submissions

Festival plans celebration of animation both virtually and in Annecy June 14-19, 2021; films and animation projects are now being accepting.

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Annecy International Animation Festival 2021 Film and Project Registrations are Open

The Festival will celebrate its 60th anniversary and will also pay tribute to animation from the African continent

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Alison Snowden and Dave Fine Honored at the Manchester Animation Festival

The Oscar-winning couple, known for their distinct cartoon style and cutting humor, have been awarded this year’s Fellowship Award for their contributions to the animation industry; the award will be presented on the MAF platform alongside a retrospective screening of their work.

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Cartoons on the Bay Going Digital on Rai Play from December 18-20

First ever digital edition will include previews, retrospectives, roundtables, and masterclasses; the Pulcinella Awards Ceremony will be available on December 20.

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Neeraja Raj Signs with Nexus Studios

Animator’s diverse portfolio features a wide range of techniques including stop-motion, puppetry, and 2D and 3D animation; she is working with the studios’ original content team to adapt her BAFTA shortlisted ‘Meow or Never’ into an animated series.

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Award-Winning Blue Zoo Animation Studio Turns 20

Founded in 2000 by Tom Box, Oli Hyatt, and Adam Shaw, the animation studio is now 300+ strong; Hyatt was instrumental in helping create Animation UK in 2008, a collective that incentivizes and bolsters the fast-growing UK animation industry.

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Winners Announced for Fredrikstad Animation Festival 2020

‘Freeze Frame’ by Soetkin Verstegen; ‘Yes-People’ by Gísli Darri Halldórsson; and ‘Pearl Driver’ by Margrethe Danielsen take home awards.

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WATCH: ‘Outlander’ Star Sam Heughan Narrates ‘The Gille Dubh’ 2D Short

Winner of the 2020 Art Fund Museum of the Year award, Gairloch Museum presents the Scottish fairy tale ‘The Gille Dubh: The Last of the Fairies,’ inspired by the art of Abe Locke.

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The Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival Coming Online October 24-25

Celebrating the festival’s 10th anniversary, the event will include four short film programs featuring award-winning and emerging talent in Japanese animation; highlights include Koji Yamamura’s ‘Water Dreams/Dreams into Drawing.’

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Sky Signs Long Term DreamWorks Animation TV Series Deal

New partnership with NBCUniversal includes hundreds of hours of animated programming, including a number of first looks and exclusives for the network’s customers in Ireland and the UK.

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The Third Floor Opens New Soho Studio

By Dan Sarto | Monday, October 19, 2020 at 2:18pm

Completing their separation from Framestore, the leading visualization company launches a new facility in the heart of Fitzrovia; company’s Pinewood Studios-based virtual production space also has re-opened.

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2020 CEE Animation Forum Announces Winners

28 animated projects in 4 categories were considered in the 2020 pitching event; ‘The Garden of Heart’ wins in animated shorts with a special mention to ‘The Pet Named Stress;’ ‘Igi’ wins in feature films, ‘No Happy Ever After’ takes the TV award.

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VIEW 2020: Excellence in Animation, VFX and Visual Storytelling Now Free to Attend

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 16, 2020 at 2:07pm

Though we’ll miss out annual trip to Turin, Italy, we’ll pretend our stale pop tart is a pistachio biscotti as we sit back and gush over the stellar roster of talent set to teach, talk, and share over the next seven days; starting tomorrow, VIEW 2020 runs through October 23.

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‘Doctor Who’ Villains Fly to the Small Screen in ‘Daleks!’

BBC Studios Digital will release a five-part mini-series centered on the greatest foes in ‘Doctor Who’ history this November 12 on YouTube, concluding the ‘Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious’ multimedia crossover.

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Upcoming VIEW 2020 Conference Now Free with Registration

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 12:03pm

Star-studded 21st edition of Italy’s premier digital media conference, with 125 planned talks, workshops, and panels, as well as special Business Innovation Summit, will be presented free of charge, coming October 18-23, online and on-site in Torino, Italy.

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Aardman Highlights the Stigma of Autism in ‘Different Minds. One Scotland’ Spot

Award-winning animation studio teams up with the Scottish Government and The Leith Agency on a thoughtful animated commercial to provide a clearer understanding of autism to the non-autistic population.

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Winners Announced for Animafest Zagreb 2020

Winners for the 30th World Festival of Animated Film include, ‘Just a Guy;’ ‘Freeze Frame;’ and ‘Symbiosis;’ the 31st edition of the festival will take place takes place June 7-12, 2021.

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Jellyfish Originals Promotes Natalie Llewellyn to Managing Director

Former head of studio's IP development takes on broader strategic role heading up Jellyfish Pictures’ children’s animation production division, as the company pushes to increase its international profile and expand its programming slate.

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Cartoon Saloon’s Tomm Moore to Present ‘Wolfwalkers’ at View 2020

Award-winning director of Oscar nominated films ‘The Secret of Kells’ and ‘Song of the Sea’ will share an in-depth presentation of his latest folklore masterpiece, coming to Apple TV+ this fall.

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Cartoon 360 2020 Pitch Submissions Deadline Coming September 24

European event will provide real-time feedback, input, interactive discussions and keynotes from industry experts in the digital market.

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