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Animated Dreams Call for Entries 2009

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

The 11th edition of Animation Film Festival Animated Dreams will take place from 18th to 22th November 2009 in Tallinn, Estonia.

Beware, your dreams have been animated!

How to submit a film:

The website displays the regulations, the short film entry form. For any kind of information please write to

Animated Headline News

FlickerLab Animates George W. Bush Address For Capitalism: A Love Story

For a fifth time, FlickerLab has teamed with Academy Award-winning Director Michael Moore, and created a minute-long animated segment, Chicken Little, for his latest feature CAPITALISM: A LOVE STORY.

Animated Events

San Diego Asian Film Festival 2009

By Guest (not verified) | Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: October 15, 2009

Attention animators! The 10th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival 2009 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 DVD formats are accepted for consideration. A Best Animated Short Film Award will be awarded with prizes to be determined.

Animation Headline News

National Film Board of Canada to Offer Public Screenings

By Matt Kapko | Monday, September 28, 2009 at 12:25pm

In celebration of International Animation Day and the National Film Board of Canada’s 70th anniversary, the NFB is launching a special edition of Get Animated! – a series of free public screenings, from October 23–31, 2009, in 13 communities across Canada.

Animation Events

Animation Dance Association Championships

Begins: October 7, 2009

Now for the first time in the history of animation ADA creates a professional league among animators, similar to those of NFL, NBA, and MLB.

ADA divided the planet into four divisions and each division will consist of 30 professional teams.

In order to select the best teams there will be held a 16-week Championship starting on October 7. The main prize is $100,000 but every week you will also have a chance to win $10,000.

Absolutely anybody who created an animated clip and uploaded it to can take part in the Championship.

Animation Headline News

AWN Discussion Forums - What's New? for July 13, 2009

This week in AWN's Forums, a member recommends new book "Get Animated!" by Tim Maloney. Another member is looking for a Thursday Comic-Con pass that someone might want to sell or trade for another day? Anyone? A Canadian wants to know how many fellow Canucks will be at the Con. On traditional/flash animated projects, is there a specific way you are able to manage your digital assets like character designs, poses, animation, etc.? A member wants to know.

Exec Headline News

Brad Garrett Developing Animated Comedy

Comedian and actor Brad Garrett is developing a half-hour animated comedy for Sony Pictures TV called DUMB BUNNY AND JACKASS, per THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.

The project is adults-only and is targeted for cable, based on the characters created by Bill Kopp (EEK! THE CAT and TOONSYLVANIA). The story follows the most popular cartoon duo in history after their fall from stardom.

Garrett is attached to voice one of the two leads and exec produce via his banner, Mope Productions. Glenn Robbins and Doug Wald are also set to exec produce with Kopp as a co-exec producer.

Animated Events

2nd International Animated Film Festival Animator 2009

By Guest (not verified) | Monday, July 6, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: July 6, 2009

Animator 2009 offers film retrospectives of renowned animators, premieres, concerts, meetings with artists, exhibitions, performances, workshops and a range of special and thematic screenings, including screenings with live music, outdoor screenings, screenings for children and the open international competition for animated films up to 30 minutes with Grand Prix of 60,000 PLN/12,000 Euros. The entry form and regulations can be downloaded from

Final deadline is April 30.

Special guests of ANIMATOR 2009 include:

Festival Events

Neum Animated Film Festival 2009

By Guest (not verified) | Monday, June 29, 2009 at 11:00am
Begins: June 29, 2009

The Neum Animated Film Festival will take place from June 29-July 5 in Neum. The festival has two parts: a "working" festival where children can learn animation techniques, and the competition section of the festival where cartoons from all over the world are presented.

Cartoon selection is done by children who attend the working festival, and make decisions about all awards except for the Jury award.

Series Headline News

Monster Distributes Secures HD Deal with M-Net

Press Release from Monster Distributes

Monster Distributes has just completed a package deal for 4 HD series with M-Net South Africa, including:

Animated series LIFEBOAT LUKE, 52 x 5 minutes, a search and rescue adventure series for kids 4-7 from Irish-based LTL Productions.

BEN & IZZY, 13 x half hour, a state-of-the-art CGI animation series (for ages 6-11) that follows the adventures of two kids: one from Jordan and one from the United States, and their genie friend, voiced by Lucy Liu, produced by Middle-Eastern based Rubicon.

Animated Headline News

Animated Dreams Call for Entries 2009

Animated Dreams Call for Entries 2009Tallinn, EstoniaNovember 18-22, 2009Deadline: August 15, 2009

The 11th edition of Animation Film Festival ANIMATED DREAMS will take place from 18th to 22th November 2009 in Tallinn, Estonia.

Beware, your dreams have been animated!

How to submit a film:

The website displays the regulations, the short film entry form. For any kind of information please write to

Film Headline News

Athletes, Artists Join Voices in Animated Story Of Nostalgia And Hope

New York, June 17, 2009 -- An All-Star cast of entertainers and Baseball Hall of Famers are providing the voices of characters for a long-awaited animated film based on a best-selling children's book, "One Last Time: Good-Bye to Yankee Stadium."

The animated film, called "Henry And Me," features Richard Gere and Reggie Jackson. It is in production with a screenplay by David Stern and scheduled for release next Spring.

Animated Headline News

Animated Feature in Pipeline at Unique Features

A year after forming Unique Features at Warner Bros., Bob Shaye and longtime partner Michael Lynne have announced a slate of 11 films, per VARIETY.

Those projects include their first animated film with an original score by Paul McCartney. Titled HIGH IN THE CLOUDS, the film is an adaptation of a children's book written by McCartney, Geoff Dunbar and Philip Ardagh. Rob Minkoff will direct and Caroline Thompson will adapt.

The story follows a squirrel's quest to find an animal sanctuary.

Animated Headline News

Cartoon Competition from Fantoche and Swiss Youth Hostel

Cartoon Competition from Fantoche and Swiss Youth HostelDeadline: August 16, 2009

To celebrate the 85th anniversary of Swiss Youth Hostels, Fantoche is joining forces with them to launch a unique competition. Everyone, whether young or old, professional or amateur, is invited to send us an animated film. We're looking for your animated film stories that play out in and around Swiss youth hostels. The animation film competition is being advertised worldwide.