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Kids’ TV Channel Headline News

Sandbox Kids Launches Hopster English Learning Channel

The on-demand kids entertainment channel is now available on Amazon Prime Video in Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands; service helps teach children English using popular animated characters.

Mentoring Headline News

LFA Launching Women’s Mentorships at Annecy 2021

French association that supports women in animation reveals its new initiative, Parcours de Femmes, which targets French speaking women from France and Africa; aspiring filmmakers will receive support in the development of short film projects to be pitch at Annecy 2022.

Animation Education Headline News

TeamTO and House of Cool Expand L’ECAS Free Animation School Curriculum

Companies plan to broaden scope of French non-profit school’s curriculum with a course on storyboarding; a technical data management course is also planned for 2022.

Taking out Tyranny Headline News

Lebanese Animated Thriller ‘Alephia 2053’ Imagines A World Without Tyranny

Pulling from events surrounding the Arab Spring uprisings, powerful new 60-minute film envisions what the Middle East could look like in 30 years.

Autodesk Headline News

VES Student Award Win Goes to ‘Migrants’

Pôle 3D team honored with the annual award sponsored and presented by Autodesk; winning animated short follows the plight of a polar bear and its cub, while exploring current environmental and socio-political issues.

Awards Headline News

‘Josep,’ ‘The Bear Hour’ Win Honors at 2021 César Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 15, 2021 at 9:05am

Aurel and Agnès Patron take home France’s highest film awards for best animated feature and short film at Friday night’s live Olympia concert hall ceremony.  

BAFTA Awards Headline News

‘Sous La Glace,’ Wins 2020 GSA BAFTA Film Award in Animation

Other notable short-listed films in the animation category included ‘Daughter,’ by Daria Kashcheev, and ‘The Sugarcane Man,’ by Tina Obo and Leroy Le Roux.

Awards Headline News

‘I Lost My Body,’ ‘The Night of the Plastic Bags’ Win Honors at 2020 César Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 2, 2020 at 9:34am

Jérémy Clapin’s Oscar-nominated film scores wins for best animated feature and best original score; Gabriel Harel is awarded for best animated short film.

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Denis Do Captures the Emotional Horror of Khmer Rouge Atrocities in ‘Funan’

Award-winning director discusses his semi-biographical animated feature about a family’s desperate struggle to reunite during the communist party’s 1975-1979 Cambodian reign of terror.

Cannes Festival Headline News

Five Animated Features in the Spotlight at Fourth Edition of Annecy Goes to Cannes

The Marché du Film and the Annecy International Animation Film Festival have teamed up to present Animation Day in Cannes, a full day dedicated to animation.

Shout! Factory Headline News

‘The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales’ Lands on Disc July 16

From GKIDS and Shout! Factory, heartwarming tale of animal misfits from the creators of the Academy Award-nominated ‘Ernest & Celestine’ set for release on Blu-ray & DVD.

Annecy Headline News

Annecy 2019: Guest Country Japan in the Spotlight

Toei Animation’s Yôichi Kotabe to serve as Guest of Honor; Studio Ponoc’s short film anthology ‘Modest Heroes’ to receive French premiere.

Awards Headline News

‘Dilili in Paris,’ ‘Wicked Girl’ Win Honors at 2019 César Awards

Michel Ocelot’s ‘Dilili in Paris’ wins César Award for best animated film; Turkish independent animator Ayce Kartal is awarded for best animated short film.

Short Films Headline News

WATCH: Boris Labbé’s ‘La Chute’ Makes Limited Online Debut

Produced in collaboration with Sacrebleu Productions, experimental animated short is in the running for France’s César Award.

Festivals Headline News

Second Annual Animation First Festival Puts France in the Spotlight

Legendary director Michel Ocelot the guest of honor at the second annual edition of the only U.S. festival dedicated to French animation.

SIGGRAPH Headline News

‘L’oiseau Qui Danse’ Wins Best in Show at SIGGRAPH Asia Computer Animation Festival

By Dan Sarto | Friday, November 30, 2018 at 5:07pm

Jean-Marie Marbach’s abstract short, inspired by Visual Music and made entirely with Trapcode Suite, takes top prize at annual showcase for excellence in computer animation.

Short Films Headline News

SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival Winner ‘Hybrids’ Now Online!

CG-animated short film from MoPA students Florian Brauch, Kim Tailhades, Matthieu Pujol, Yohan Thireau and Romain Thirion won the Best In Show award at the 2018 SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival.

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