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‘Weathering With You, Collector’s Edition’ Now Available

Makoto Shinkai’s highly acclaimed anime special edition release, from Shout! Factory, includes bonus features CD soundtrack; feature length documentary; interview with the director; ‘Weather Front’ featurette; and more. 

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DUST to Develop ‘Moreau’ Sci-Fi TV Series

Project puts a modern spin on H.G. Wells’ ‘The Island of Dr. Moreau’ and is the latest of the development deals announced by Gunpowder & Sky’s sci-fi label; time travel feature film ‘Time Agent’ and ‘Last Exit: Space,’ a new documentary exploring mankind’s push to colonize space, are also in the works.

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Lucasfilm Celebrates the Tuskegee Airmen with Educational Initiative #FlyLikeThem

‘Double Victory: The Tuskegee Airmen at War’ now available online in run up to Veterans Day, November 11; the film is accompanied by all new educational curriculum guide for grades 6-12.

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The NFB Begins Streaming ‘The Curve,’ ‘Body and Soul’ and Other Humanistic Film Collections

Free online programs starting this month also include ‘The Big Reset,’ a collection of animated bedtime stories that bring to life the voices of Canadians touched by the pandemic.

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‘It’s Fall on Disney+’ Lineup Announced

Disney originals premiering this season include ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,’ ‘Once Upon a Snowman,’ and the highly anticipated ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2.

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Smeared Image Animation Vividly Dramatizes Witness Accounts in ‘Coup 53’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 3:54pm

Fine artist Martyn Pick’s unique, striking technique recreates traumatic events from the CIA and MI6-engineered 1953 Iranian coup in Taghi Amirani and Walter Murch’s riveting documentary.

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‘Animation Outlaws’ Shows How Spike & Mike Made ‘Sick & Twisted’ a Household Name

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 17, 2020 at 3:16pm

Craig ‘Spike’ Decker and Kat Alioshin discuss her new documentary that skillfully captures the raucous energy and infectious spirit of the infamous, riotous, and hugely influential ‘Sick & Twisted Animation Festival.’

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NFB Names Julie Roy Director General, Creation and Innovation

Celebrated National Film Board French Animation Studio executive producer, with more than 50 productions to her credit, brings experience and risk-taking to new post.

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The 49th Edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam Coming January 22 - February 2, 2020

Begins: January 22, 2019

IFFR returns to Rotterdam with its commitment to support and promote independent filmmaking by talented new artists.

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TRAILER: VR Documentary ‘Another Dream’ to Debut at Tribeca 2019

Animated documentary VR experience produced by Ado Ato Pictures and directed by Tamara Shogaolu to have its world premiere as one of five projects in Tribeca Immersive’s select Storyscapes competition.

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TRAILER: ‘Loving Vincent’ Documentary Now in Theaters

‘Loving Vincent: The Impossible Dream’ now playing in select theaters with double billings of the documentary and Academy Award & BAFTA-nominated independent animated feature.

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Starburns Industries, XYZ Films Producing Will Vinton Documentary

Directed by Marq Evans, documentary feature ‘Welcome To My Daydream’ will include new original Claymation scenes using characters the legendary stop-motion animator helped design prior to his death in 2018.

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Good Deed Entertainment Acquires ‘Loving Vincent’ Documentary

‘Loving Vincent: The Impossible Dream’ opens in U.S. theaters March 2019 with double billings of the documentary and Academy Award and BAFTA-nominated independent animated feature.

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‘Floreana,’ ‘North of Blue’ Top LA Animation Festival

Louis Morton’s ‘Floreana’ and Joanna Priestly’s ‘North of Blue’ win grand prizes; best comedy award goes to Alison Snowden and David Fine’s ‘Animal Behaviour.’

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TRAILER: Documentary Feature ‘Hand Drawn’ Explores the Art of 2D Animation

Documentary film features interviews with Jorge R. Gutierrez, Eric Goldberg, Nancy Beiman, Bill Plympton and many other hand-drawn animators from all different corners of the industry.

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TRAILER: Hayao Miyazaki Documentary ‘Never-Ending Man’ in Theaters December 13 & 18

Documentary feature chronicling the acclaimed Academy Award-winning director and Studio Ghibli co-founder headed to U.S. theaters for special two-day screening event.

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Blue Spill Delivers 4K HDR Pop Art Treatment for Netflix’s ‘Take Your Pills’

U.K.-based boutique motion graphics and visual effects facility creates psychoactive graphics and a hallucinatory title sequence for feature documentary exploring the widespread adoption and dangerous effects of Adderall.

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Disney Developing Digital Docuseries, ‘Ink & Paint’

Disney’s Alternative Division to produce eight-episode documentary mini-series based on animation historian Mindy Johnson’s book, ‘Ink & Paint: The Women of Walt Disney's Animation.’

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The Studio and Spoken Word Duo Kinetic Affect Release ‘A Simple Question’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 28, 2018 at 12:37pm

Six-minute animated short honors Charlottesville’s one-year anniversary by examining the complex issues surrounding ‘Do Black Lives Matter?’ 

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GKIDS Acquires NorAm Rights to Hayao Miyazaki Documentary ‘Never-Ending Man’

Theatrical release of documentary feature chronicling the acclaimed Academy Award-winning director and Studio Ghibli co-founder set for winter 2018.

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Palm Springs International Animation Festival Returns for Sophomore Edition

Joanna Priestley’s ‘North of Blue,’ NFB animated documentary ‘WALL,’ Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs,’ and Russian stop-motion feature ‘Hoffmaniada’ among highlights of PSIAF 2018.

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