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DUCK's Kompost Helped Dixie Trixi Win By A Nose

For the recent Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film, five teams each consisting of two members, developed an animated film within 48 hours. Top honors were given to DIXIE TRIXI, a short film directed by DUCK's Kompost.

Each team used the same character, Trixi, the festival's mascot to tell a short story between :30 seconds and 2 minutes. Animation students from international film schools, as well as independent animators and producers, 30 years or younger qualified for participation.

Animated Headline News

Comedy Central Orders Ugly Americans, Foxx Toon & More

Comedy Central has announced its 2009-2010 development slate, which includes a seven-episode order for the animated series UGLY AMERICANS. Developed and exec produced by David Stern (THE SIMPSONS), UGLY AMERICANS (working title) is a half-hour animated series based on an original idea by illustrator Devin Clark, who will serve as a producer. UGLY AMERICANS takes place in an alternate universe New York City where creatures from horror, fantasy and science-fiction live among us as ordinary citizens.

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Mary & Max, Muto Win at Stuttgart

MARY & MAX won the AniMovi prize at Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film, which concluded Sunday in Germany. Italian production MUTO won the Grand Prix. The complete list of winners is as follows:

International Competition

Grand Prix

State of Baden-Wuerttemberg and City of Stuttgart Grand Award of Animated Film with a cash prize of 15,000 EurosMUTOby Blu Italy 2008Production: Mercurio Film SRLWorld Sale: Mercurio Film SRL

International Promotion Award

Film Events

Comic and Psychedelic Art at Stuttgart

By Guest (not verified) | Sunday, May 3, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: May 3, 2009

A handful of top-class artists who have been greatly influenced by the animated film genre will be present at the Galerienhaus during the upcoming 16th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (May 5-10, 2009). In addition to specially chosen multimedia artists from the region, the Japanese designer Keiichi Tanaami and the internationally popular German-Japanese Kota Ezawa will be presenting their works.

Films Events

AniFest 2009

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, May 1, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: May 1, 2009

The call for entries has begun for the eighth edition of the International Festival of Animated Films. AniFest 2009 will be held in two different locations, Trebon from May 1-4, 2009 and Teplice from May 7-10, 2009.

A written application and a copy of the film on DVD or VHS needs to be delivered to the organizer's registered office no later than December 16, 2008.

The requirements for the Internet Animation competition are specified below. The deadline for entering films into the Internet competition is January 19, 2009.

Animation Headline News

AWN Discussion Forums - What's New? for April 27, 2009

This week in AWN's Forums, a member is looking for a 3D animator to create a bunch (600+) of short character animated videos for a new fitness website. A member wants to know how much to pay for a three-minute animated pilot in Flash. A discussion is going on about adult animation and what exactly that is. A student needs a quick and easy way of compositing one layer of animation over a background. Someone needs clips of birds circling a dazed characters' head. Besides WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT, what other places can this be found?

Media Headline News

VIZ Media Partners With SBT to Bring Naruto Season 2 to Brazil

Press Release from VIZ Media

San Francisco, CA April 20, 2009 -- VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, continues to expand the global audience base for its successful NARUTO animated series with a continuing terrestrial broadcast partnership with SBT (Sistema Brasileiro de Televisao), one of the largest television networks in Brazil.

Animated Events

NY Children's Film Fest Screenings: The Secret of Moonacre & Shorts for Tots

By Guest (not verified) | Saturday, April 18, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: April 18, 2009

THE SECRET OF MOONACRE UK, Gabor Csupo, 2008, 97 min In English - recommended ages 5 to 12

Sat, April 18 at 1:00pm Sun, April 19 at 12:30pm Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway (at 95th Street)

Film Events

Raimund Krumme -- Play for Lines and Figures

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, April 17, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: April 17, 2009

For the first time ever in Germany, an exhibition is presenting Raimund Krumme's work including drawn phases from his animated films, graphically impressive, playful studies on paper as well as examples of his filmic output. The exhibition has been running since 17th April at the Technische Sammlungen Dresden technical collection museum where it will continue until 27th September 2009.

Animation Headline News

TBS Picks up New Animated Comedy Neighbors From Hell

Cable network TBS has ordered 10 episodes of NEIGHBORS FROM HELL, a half-hour animated sitcom from 20th Century Fox TV and DreamWorks Animation, per VARIETY.

This is Fox TV's first attempt at producing an animated show for cable, and continues DreamWorks efforts to get into primetime animation. The studio last had the short-lived FATHER OF THE PRIDE on NBC in 2004.

TBS will pair the new show, about an clean-cut American suburban family that just happens to be from Hell, with reruns of FAMILY GUY.

Documentaries Events

Animated documentaries part 2 - Rendering the Facts

By Guest (not verified) | Monday, April 13, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: April 13, 2009

Monday April 13, 2009, 8:00 pm

Los Angeles Filmforum and Cinefamily presentAnimated Documentaries part 2 – Rendering the FactsA Cocoa ScreeningAt the Silent Movie Theatre611 N Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, 90036 323-655-2510 Admission $12 general, $8 for Cinefamily and Filmforum membersTickets and more details for this show at

Note change in day, time, and place!

Animated Headline News

Second Round of User-Generated Qubopics to Premiere This Summer

In response to the successful first round of qubopics premieres, qubo, the TV and online entertainment service for children and families, will again select user-generated short animated films to debut on national TV. Between now and April 30, 2009, aspiring young filmmakers can create mini animated movies at using the innovative storytelling web application called ZIMMER TWINS.

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EA, Starz Media Go To Hell Together With Animated Movie Based on Dante's Inferno

Electronic Arts and Starz Media's Film Roman are starting production on an animated movie based on DANTE'S INFERNO. The feature-length project will expand on the story in EA's new, game coming out for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2010.

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TV-Loonland Acquires Home Ent. Rights to My Little Pony, Transformers & G.I. Joe

TV-Loonland has secured a distribution deal for both original and classic content adapted from MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE. Within the deal TV-Loonland acquired worldwide (excluding USA and Canada) home entertainment rights for the brand new 44-minute MY LITTLE PONY TWINKLE WISH ADVENTURE Special, which is currently in production, as well as the original animated TRANSFORMERS GENERATION 1 series (98 x 26) and the G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO animated series (95 x 26) and feature animated film (1 x 94).

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Aston's Stones Wins Multiple Awards at Durango Indie Film Festival

At the 2009 Durango Independent Film Festival, which concluded March 8, Swedish animated short ASTON'S STONES won for Best Animated Short and the audience award for Best Short. The film is directed by Lotta & Uzi Geffenblad.

THE CAVE: AN ADAPTATION OF PLATO'S ALLEGORY IN CLAY, directed by Michael Ramsey, won for Animated Short Jury Commendation at the Colorado-based film festival.

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Stuttgart to Include Afro Samurai, Coraline, Missing Lynx

The 16th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (May 5-10, 2009) has chosen a varied selection of 13 animated films for its competition AniMovie. AFRO SAMURAI: RESURRECTION is celebrating its European premiere whilst CORALINE and THE MISSING LYNX are celebrating their German premiere.

Animated Headline News

Marmaduke Misbehaves Way to Multiplex

Twentieth Century Fox has hired director Tom Dey to develop a feature adaptation of MARMADUKE, the comicstrip from Brad Anderson, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.

The newspaper strip started in 1954, about a mischievous Great Dane who lives with the Winslow family. Marmaduke has appeared in animated episodes of HEATHCLIFF and GARFIELD AND FRIENDS.

Fox, who is releasing the CG-live action mix ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE SQUEAKQUEL on Christmas Day, has not announced whether MARMADUKE will be live action, animated or a hybrid.

Film Headline News

Travis Knight Upped to President, CEO of LAIKA

LAIKA, the Portland-based animation studio whose first feature film, CORALINE, was released by Focus Features on February 6, has announced that Travis Knight has been named President and CEO of the company. Knight, the son of LAIKA's owner Philip H. Knight, succeeds Dale Wahl, who has held the position since 2005. Travis Knight, who sits on the LAIKA Board and has been Head of Animation since 2007, was one of the lead animators on CORALINE, the first stop-motion animated feature film to be produced in 3-D.

Series Headline News

Telescreen Acquires Rights to Rudolf from JEP Animation

Dutch media company Telescreen has been granted the exclusive worldwide (excluding Germany, French-speaking Europe and Denmark) distribution rights of JEP's new animated production RUDOLF, including broadcasting, home entertainment, merchandising, internet, mobile phone, audio and book publishing rights.

Animated Headline News

Green Lantern Gets Animated Feature

The fabric of intergalactic justice is threatened -- until Hal Jordan arrives for his initial mission -- in the animated GREEN LANTERN: FIRST FLIGHT, the fifth entry in the popular DVD series of DC Universe's animated original PG-13 movies. A co-production of Warner Premiere, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Animation, the illuminated hero's first-ever full-length animated film is set for release by Warner Home Video on July 28, 2009 as a special edition two-disc version on DVD and Blu-Ray as well as single-disc DVD.