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TV Animation Headline News

Cartoon Network EMEA Reveals First Look at ‘Elliott From Earth’

From the team behind global hit ‘The Amazing World of Gumball’ comes a new animated sci-fi comedy series about a boy and his mum suddenly transported across the universe; global rollout begins later this year.

Business Headline News

twofour54 Abu Dhabi and Unity Creating Gaming ‘Centre of Excellence’

10-year partnership will build regional gaming hub for industry offering a training and entrepreneurial platform for cultivating talent and launching new careers throughout Middle East and Africa.

Anime Headline News

‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ Coming Exclusively to Crunchyroll This Fall

‘The God of High School’ director Sunghoo Park leads the production of new series based on Gege Akutami’s manga published by Shueisha in Japan and VIZ Media in the U.S. 

call for entries Headline News

Call for Entries: More Films for Freedom – Deadline August 16

Program encourages submissions from UK-based LGBTIQ+ filmmakers working with storytellers/filmmakers from the African continent and Middle East.

AWN @ FMX 2019 VFXWorld

WATCH: Gayatri Parameswaran Talks ‘Home After War’ VR at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 8:45am

Journalist and director discusses her award-winning room-scale VR experience, which chronicles the ever-present dangers of hidden IEDs for civilians in Iraq after the war against IS ended.

Holocaust Headline News

First Animated Kid’s Film About the Holocaust to Air May 1 in Israel

After successfully broadcast run in Italy, Rai and Larcadarte’s ‘The Star of Andra and Tati’ will air in Israel on Yom HaShoah, the Holocaust Memorial Day.

Hayao Miyazaki Headline News

GIVEAWAY: Win Free Tickets to Hayao Miyazaki's ‘Castle in the Sky’

Special three-day screening event from GKIDS and Fathom Events returns the Oscar-winning director’s timeless story of courage and friendship to U.S. theaters on November 18, 19 & 20.

Films Headline News

Production Begins on Ari Folman’s ‘Where Is Anne Frank?’

Filmmakers were granted access to the Frank family archives and plan a family-oriented feature in which the young girl’s cat wakes in modern day Europe and tries to find out what happened to her.

Annecy 2018 Headline News

Iranian Series ‘Roobi and Chickens’ Headed to Annecy 2018

Award-winning 2D-animated kids series from Gonbad Caboud Studio to screen in competition at this year’s Annecy International Animation Festival.

Festivals Headline News

GLAS Animation Festival Unveils 2018 Signal Film

New signal film for the third annual edition of the Berkeley, CA-based festival is directed by Tel-Aviv based illustrator, animator and avid doodler Ori Toor with music and sound by Skillbard.

Barajoun Entertainment Headline News

Barajoun Unveils New Trailer for ‘Bilal: A New Breed of Hero’

From Dubai-based animation and VFX studio Barajoun Entertainment, first fully Middle Eastern-funded and produced CG-animated film is set for release in the U.S. on February 2nd.

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An Emotional Tale that Dazzles: Nora Twomey’s ‘The Breadwinner’

Third animated feature from the studio behind ‘The Secret of Kells’ and ‘Song of the Sea’ eschews intricate curlicues for a broad simplicity and delicate color palette paired with complex stop-motion effects.

Cartoon Network Headline News

CN Casts New ‘Powerpuff Girls’ Voice for Middle East, U.K.

Popular Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram, ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ judge Alesha Dixon will voice Bliss, the action series’ new star character. 

Festivals Headline News

Ori Toor Designs 2018 Poster for GLAS Animation Festival

Tel-Aviv based illustrator, animator and avid doodler who deals mostly with experimental 2D animation recently completed a music video for the track ‘Little Bugs’ by Los Angeles-based musician and painter Jeremy Daly (aka Marias).

Festivals Headline News

Barajoun’s ‘Bilal’ Feature to Screen at Palm Springs Int’l Animation Festival

From Dubai-based animation and VFX studio Barajoun Entertainment, first fully Middle Eastern-funded and produced CG-animated film an official selection at PSIAF 2017.

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