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Leach-Rankin Halloween Special ‘Witch’s Night Out’ Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Four new holiday specials and a live musical featuring the original Anytown characters voiced by Fiona Reid, Catherine O’Hara and Gilda Radner currently in development.

Lobo Headline News

LOBO Adds Directing Duo Alton to Animation Roster

São Paulo-based duo behind ‘100 Years in 100 Seconds,’ the short film created for the 2018 Annecy Festival celebrating 100 years of Brazilian animation, signs with international creative animation and design studio for global representation.

Lobo Headline News

LOBO Expands U.S. Presence with New NYC Studio

Independent creative animation and design studio expands to new location in New York City led by creative director Guilherme Marcondes, art director Felipe Jornada and executive producer Luis Ribeiro.

Production I.G. Headline News

Production I.G. Appoints Maki Terashima-Furuta President

Former Production I.G. VP has overseen all phases of development, production and distribution of the company’s marquee projects, most recently serving as co-producer of Paramount’s live-action ‘Ghost in the Shell’ feature.

Mondo Headline News

MONDO Acquires English-Language Market Rights to French Animated Series ‘LastMan’

Based on the acclaimed comic series by Balak, Bastien Vivès and Michaël Sanlaville, ‘LastMan’ is directed by acclaimed music video director and animator Jérémie Périn.

Festivals Headline News

‘Impossible Figures and Other Stories II’ Tops 2017 GLAS Animation Festival

Poland’s ‘Impossible Figures and Other Stories II’ by Marta Pajek receives Grand Prix award; Spela Cadez’s ‘Nighthawk’ (Slovenia) wins award for best narrative short.

Education & Training Headline News

CalArts, USC, Ringling Top U.S. Animation School Rankings

CalArts, USC and Ringling are listed as the top three ranked programs -- comprising the top 1% of schools considered -- in the country in Animation Career Review’s 2017 rankings.

ASOS Headline News

Animation Show of Shows Returns for Second Year in Theaters

Twelve charming, family-friendly films join four provocative shorts exclusively for mature audiences in the 18th annual Animation of Show of Shows; theatrical run in cities across the U.S. now underway.

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On the Edge: Experimental Shorts at OIAF 2016

Watch the trailers for six of the abstract and experimental short films that screened at the 40th anniversary edition of the Ottawa International Animation Festival.

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Narrative Shorts We Watched and Loved at OIAF 2016

The NFB’s ‘I Like Girls’ won the Grand Prize at the 40th anniversary edition of the Ottawa International Animation Festival, but here are seven other animated shorts from the Narrative competition we liked even better.

Commercials Headline News

Ruffian Launches Animation Division with Award-Winning Artist Roster

Partnership with London-based Blinkink brings raft of commercial animation talent stateside including Greg Barth, the Layzell Bros., Elliot Dear, Joseph Mann, Chris Bristow, Nicos Livesey and Becky & Joe.

Commercials Headline News

Masters & Savant Showcases South Africa’s Production Talent

Award-winning multi-disciplinary production company based in Johannesburg and Cape Town, and with a U.S. affiliate office in Chicago, launches a new website showcasing its strong collection of motion graphics, animation and visual effects artistry.

Komixx Media Group Headline News

Milkshake Commissions Second Series of ‘Toby’s Travelling Circus’

Channel 5’s Milkshake taps U.K. and U.S.-based family and entertainment production company Komixx Media Group for a second season of the popular CG-animated preschool series.

Animatricks Animation Festival Headline News

Finland’s Animatricks Announces 2015 Festival Winners

The U.S.’s ‘Bottomfeeders’ by Matt Reynolds wins the international competition; ‘Valvoja’ directed by Pietari Bagge, Christer Hongisto, Elisa Ikonen and Inka Matilainen, is named the best Finnish animated short. 

Frederator Headline News

Frederator Moves into Preschool with ‘Cloud Bread’ and ‘Pom Pom’

Frederator acquires the rights to two popular preschool series -- ‘Cloud Bread’ and ‘Pom Pom & Friends’ -- from South Korea’s Gangwon Information & Multimedia Corporation.

Television Headline News

One Animation Launches ‘Oddbods,’ Expands Biz Dev Team

New sketch-based CG-animated comedy series lands on Disney XD in the U.S. and the popular PTDR cartoon slot on the Canal+ Kids channel Télétoon+ in France.

Licensing Headline News

Disney Picks Up New Season of ‘Camp Lakebottom’

9 Story Media Group licenses 26 new episodes of animated comedy series ‘Camp Lakebottom’ to Disney territories including Asia, the U.S., the U.K., CEEMA, India, Japan and Latin America.

MPC Headline News

MPC Creative London Appoints Sophie Gunn as Executive Producer

Appointment comes alongside the recent hire of Zak Thornborough as Executive Producer of MPC Creative in the U.S.

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