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Dilbert Goes Beyond The Strip With Animated Comics By RingTales

Internet users and cubicle dwellers rejoice! Scott Adams' DILBERT, the most photocopied, pinned-up, downloaded, faxed and e-mailed comic strip in the world, is now the first globally recognized comic strip to feature a daily animated version.

Animated Events

Animation Artwork To Color Academy Gallery

By Guest (not verified) | Friday, May 16, 2008 at 11:00am
Begins: May 16, 2008

More than 125 hand-drawn artwork pieces from such classics as ALICE IN WONDERLAND, 101 DALMATIANS, and THE LION KING, will be showcased in "Ink & Paint: The Art of Hand-Drawn Animation," a new exhibition opening on Friday, May 16, in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Grand Lobby Gallery in Beverly Hills. Admission is free.

The magic of an animated film depends on the ability to bring to life not only animated characters, but the worlds they inhabit.

Animated Headline News

Animated Bashir Waltzes into Three New Deals

Israeli-French-German co-production, WALTZ WITH BASHIR, has sold in three additional European territories, reports the trades. Ari Folman's hot property, which is in competition at Cannes, was picked up by Le Pacte in France, Artificial Eye in the U.K. and Pandora in Germany. The animated doc chronicles Folman's experiences during the 1980's Lebanon War.

Animated Events

Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film 2008

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 11:00am
Begins: May 1, 2008

The Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film is one of the largest festivals for animated film in the world. It addresses both an interested audience and industry professionals, and offers an overview of the latest trends in animated film -- from short films to feature films and animated series for TV. Be it puppet or Flash animation, the five competitions all focus on the artistically challenging genre of animated film. For more information, visit www.itfs.de/.

Show Headline News

Simpsons Vets Move Up To Sit Down

THE SIMPSONS executive producers Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein will be the executive producers on Fox's new animated comedy SIT DOWN, SHUT UP, per VARIETY.

The duo have also secured a blind script commitment at Sony Pictures Television, which is the studio behind the show.

The hires indicate Fox is close to ordering a series pick-up, something they didn't do after a table read earlier in April.

Digital Headline News

Digital Domain IPO Hits Snag

Venice-based vfx studio Digital Domain, which intended to launch its initial public stock offering this week, has apparently run into difficulty closing the deal at its asking price of 6 million shares at $12 to $14 apiece, reports THE LOS ANGELES TIMES. The pricing of the deal is now "day to day," according to Digital Domain's underwriter, San Francisco-based investment bank Thomas Weisel Partners.

The price could be cut or Digital Domain could raise capital through private equity, the newspaper speculates.

Animated Headline News

Animation Artwork To Color Academy Gallery

More than 125 hand-drawn artwork pieces from such classics as ALICE IN WONDERLAND, 101 DALMATIANS, and THE LION KING, will be showcased in "Ink & Paint: The Art of Hand-Drawn Animation," a new exhibition opening on Friday, May 16, in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Grand Lobby Gallery in Beverly Hills. Admission is free.

The magic of an animated film depends on the ability to bring to life not only animated characters, but the worlds they inhabit.

Film Headline News

News From Stuttgart -- Screenplay Award And Production Day

The nominations for the Animation Screenplay Award for Animated Film 2008 at Stuttgart have been announced. Thirty-one screenplays for animated feature-length films were submitted. The jury has nominated the following for the award:

DER GOLEM UND DIE ZWEIFACHE WELT by Dominik & Benjamin RedingProduction: Eye! Warning Film production

DER LETZTE NEANDERTALER by John Chambers

DOCTOR DOBLINGERS GESCHMACKVOLLER KASPERLFILM by Richard Oehmann and Josef ParzefallProduction: Stephan Schesch/AnimationX

Animation Headline News

Brad Bird To Receive WGA Lifetime Achievement Award

The Writers Guild of America, West's Animation Writers Caucus has awarded its 10th annual Animation Writing Award for lifetime achievement to acclaimed Pixar writer-director Brad Bird, whose most recent film, Disney/Pixar's RATATOUILLE, won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film.

Bird's two-decade career and craft will be feted at the WGA West's 2008 Honorary Awards Luncheon on April 23 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles.

Animated Headline News

Entertainment Rights And Transformers Taking Over

Entertainment Rights announced it has secured further significant broadcast agreements for the new TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED series (26x22) plus a 70-minute special episode.

Before MIPTV, the company has secured broadcast agreements in more than 80 territories including: Mediaset (Italy), Turner Broadcasting (Australia, Latin America and India), Jetix (Israel, Netherlands and Belgium), Network 10 (Australia), TV3 (New Zealand), Mediacorp TV12 (Singapore) and TV Globo (Brazil).

Animated Headline News

Call For Entries For San Diego Asian Film Festival 2008

Attention animators! San Diego Asian Film Festival 2008 will once again be showcasing animated short films produced by animators of Asian ethnicities in a 90-minute all-animation program. All forms of animation (traditional, claymation, stop-motion, flash, CGI, etc) will be accepted for consideration into this competitive festival. Films by all animators pertaining to Asian issues and themes will also be considered. Only VHS and DVD (preferred) formats are accepted for consideration. A Best Animated Short Film Award will be awarded with prizes to be determined.

Animated Headline News

Radiohead Animated Video Competition

Aniboom, the premiere independent animation network and TBD Records have launched a contest inviting all creators and Radiohead fans from across the globe to produce an animated music video for any one of the songs from the bands latest album, IN RAINBOWS.

The contest, to be separated into four stages, will culminate with the selection by the members of Radiohead of a winner who will be awarded a $10,000 prize to produce a full-length animated music video.

Animated Headline News

Spears' New Video Is Animated

PEOPLE, among other online publications, has posted screen shots from Britney Spears' new video for single BREAK THE ICE.

The animated video shows an anime Spears as a futuristic superhero in a bodysuit.

According to UK paper THE SUN, the animation was Spears' idea.

Comedy Headline News

Animation Featured in Comedy Central's 2008 Development Slate

Comedy Central's 2008-2009 development slate includes several animated projects.

Projects in development run the gamut from short-form and sketch/variety to scripted narrative and animation, as well as Comedy Central's first foray into medieval comedy, and feature a cross-section of top comedic talent including Snoop Dogg, Andy Richter, David Alan Grier, Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter, Nick Swardson, Daniel Tosh, Bobby Lee and Opie & Anthony.

Animated Headline News

A Rat, A Wolf & An Armored Bear Win Oscars

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has handed out the winners of the 80th Academy Awards. The first animated related prize of the evening went to Brad Bird for Outstanding Animated Feature for RATATOUILLE. In the category of Animated Short Subject, director Suzie Templeton and producer Hugh Welchman took home Oscars for the stop-motion film, PROKOFIEV'S PETER AND THE WOLF.

Game Headline News

Second Annual Elan Awards Announced

Video game, animation and digital arts students, creators and bosses gathered Friday for the Second Annual Elan Awards in Vancouver.

FAMILY GUY creator Seth MacFarlane hosted, closing his performance with a singing "Stewie" act and won his first Elan.

Here are all the winners:

Animation Categories:

Best feature length animated production: BARBIE AS THE ISLAND PRINCESS (Rainmaker Animation, Jennifer Twiner-McCarron).

Series Headline News

Monster Closes Licensing Deal to African TV

Monster Distributes announced the completion of two packages sales of animated shows to Africa.

MNET/KTV licensed I'M AN ANIMAL (preschool series featuring animals introducing themselves), SLIM PIG (preschool series about a 2D pig living in a 3D world) and IT'S JERRY TIME (reality cartoon about the weird and hilarious misadventures of Jerry), as well as the special BANJO THE WOODPILE CAT, a traditional animated tale of a loveable kitten.

Animation Headline News

Indian Animation Firms Team Up

DQ Entertainment and Percept Picture Company have signed a memorandum of understanding to co-produce three animation films in 2009-2010.

Two of the three will be in the mythology genre and the third is planned as a Bollywood masala flick.

Tapaas Chakravarti, Chairman and CEO of DQ Entertainment Limited said, "Bollywood's foray into animated Indian feature films with HANUMAN has triggered many announcements of animated features by Bollywood houses."

Festival Events

Animated Exeter Festival 2008

By Guest (not verified) | Monday, February 11, 2008 at 11:00am
Begins: February 11, 2008

Now in it's ninth year Animated Exeter Festival is the longest dedicated animation festival in the UK. With international shorts and features, regional competitions, exhibitions, masterclasses, interactive events and workshops. Includes Exeter Comic Expo. Competitive submissions from South West of England only, all formats, free to enter.

Animation Headline News

Ratatouille Golden at Annie Awards

During a black-tie event at Royce Hall in Los Angeles, ASIFA-Hollywood handed out prizes at the 35th Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year's best animation across film, television, commercials, videogames and short subjects. Host Tom Kenny entertained the crowd with his usual dose of manic humor, joking that HORTON HEARS A WHO was a Roger Daltrey fusion project about tinnitus.

So without further ado, the 2007 Annie Award winners are:

PRODUCTION CATEGORIES

Best Animated FeatureRATATOUILLE -- Pixar Animation Studios

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