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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Winners From The Great White North

Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF)

The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) came to a close late last night, with closing ceremonies held at the National Arts Centre. This years festival, which ran September 19th-23rd, featured a special jury of children who voted on-appropriately- Best Short Animation Made for Children and the Best Television Animation Made for Children.

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Guardians Unite On A New Poster

Rise of the Guardians

After a series of character-centric teaser posters, DreamWorks Animation’s Rise of the Guardians released a new pre-release poster. Featuring all the major characters from the film, the poster instills a sort of animated Avengers team of super-heroes feel with it’s “Legends Unite” tag line.

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Saving Mr. Banks Tells Story Behind Mary Poppins Adaptation

Saving Mr. Banks Tells Story Behind Mary Poppins Adaptation

Disney began production Wednesday on “Saving Mr. Banks,” the account of Walt Disney’s 20-year pursuit of the film rights to P.L. Travers’ popular novel Mary Poppins, and the testy partnership that the upbeat filmmaker develops with the uptight author during the partly animated film’s pre-production in 1961.

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Sofia the First Gets A Special Date

Sofia The First

Disney’s Sofie the First– a series about a child princess- is getting closer to airing, and a special based on the series has a firm air date. The special, titled Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess, will hit Disney Channel on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 7 PM, and 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, on Disney Junior.

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Guild Members to Discuss TV Animation Development

The Animation Guild, Local 839

The State Of TV Animation Development” will be the subject of a panel discussion at the general membership meeting of The Animation Guild on Tuesday, September 25.

“Development”: that enigmatic place where all television shows get their start. What’s happening in TV animation development today? How does it work, and what are they currently excited about? What are they looking for, and what makes a great pitch?

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Cinema Audio Society Adds Category for Animation

Cinema Audio Society

The Cinema Audio Society has announced the addition of a new category for Outstanding Sound Mixing for an Animated Motion Picture, as well as changes to eligibility rules for sound mixers.

“We are thrilled to announce that we are adding a new category for Outstanding Sound Mixing for an Animated Motion Picture. Animation is a vibrant and vital genre that spans stories for all ages and lives on for generations. The sound mixing being done in animation deserves to be recognized and honored,” said CAS president David E. Fluhr in making the announcement.

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Lilo and Stitch Has a Glitch as Disney Shows Sex Film

Lilo & Stitch

The man and woman having sex in a porno video on a Disney Channel sure weren’t Lilo or Stitch.

“The kids wanted to see Lilo and Stitch,” said Fairview, North Carolina resident Georgie Brown. She has a five-year-old son, a three-year-old daughter, and a son who is almost two.

She’d recorded the movie from 12:30 to 2 p.m. September 7 on one of Dish Network’s Disney Channel outlets.

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Persistence of Vision World Premiere in Vancouver

Persistence Of Vision

Persistence of Vision, a documentary film about acclaimed Canadian animator Richard Williams, will premiere to the world at this years Vancouver International Film Festival. The 83 minute film will show Thursday, October 4th, 6:00 PM @ the Empire Granville 7 Cinemas Theatre #4. The showing will be followed by a Q&A with director/producer Kevin Schreck plus a special guest animator.

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