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Leipzig’s DOK Festival to Show 114 Animated Shorts


DOK Leipzig

This year’s DOK Leipzig, a German festival of documentaries and animation, will have 114 short animated films in its official program, organizers announced Friday.

The selected films were chosen from 2,847 entries submitted from 113 countries.

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Sony Pictures Animation becoming a “Manimal” house


Manimal

Sony Pictures Animation is turning the short-lived Manimal into a live-action/CG hybrid film, having acquired movie rights to the 1983 NBC series.

Hugely prolific 1980s TV producer Glen A. Larson created the show about a man who could become an animal. Now Larson’s attached as a producer, thinking that a flop TV series can become a hit movie. Sony is looking for writers to develop a script.

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Oh Willy… Wins Award for European Animated Short


Cartoon d'or

The winner of this year’s Cartoon d’Or for best European animation short film is Oh Willy, by Emma De Swaef and Marc James Roels.

The award was handed out Thursday at the Cartoon Forum at the Théâtre National de Toulouse in France. The other nominees were Zing, Edmond Was a Donkey, Tram and Flamingo Pride.

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“Sid the Science Kid” episode wins Genesis Award


Sid The Science Kid

“Save the Stump!”, an episode of The Jim Henson Company’s partly animated PBS Kids series Sid The Science Kid, won in the Children’s Programming category Saturday at the 26th Genesis Awards, presented by the Humane Society of the United States.

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