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Dementia Tale Wins for Animated Short in San Pedro

The Reality Clock

Amanda Tasse’s “The Reality Clock,” in which a watchmaker searching for his lost clock loses himself in memory, was named Best Animated Short at this year’s San Pedro International Film Festival (SPIFFest).

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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


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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NFB showcases animated shorts at Vancouver fest

National Film Board of Canada

The National Film Board of Canada will showcase four animated shorts at the 31st annual Vancouver International Film Festival, to be held from September 27 to October 12.

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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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