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2015 Student Academy Award Winners Announced


Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Oscar

The Academy has announced this years medalists for the Student Academy Award. The medalists in the animation category are An Object at Rest, Soar, and Taking the Plunge. The specific placement for the films- gold, silver, and bronze- will be announced on September 17 at an awards ceremony in Beverly Hills, California. Animated shorts also showed up in the alternative category, with Chiaroscuro and Zoe both also placing there.

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10 Years For Fairly Odd


The Fairly OddParents

Season 10 has been greenlit for the Emmy Award-winning animated series, The Fairly OddParents. The show follows the magical adventures of 10-year-old Timmy Turner and his well-meaning fairy godparents who grant him wishes.

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Little Door Gods Releases On New Years


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Beijing-based Light Chaser Animation announced that it will release its first feature, Little Door Gods, on January 1, 2016 in China. The studio is on record that their goal is to create a “world-class animated film with a Chinese cultural touch.”

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Secret Life Of Pets Trailer Illuminated


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Illumination Entertainment has enjoyed a resent string of hits based on their Despicable Me series, including next month’s Minions. 2016’s The Secret Life Of Pets will be their first step back out into a new story line in many years, and it looks to be a fun film, dealing with the life of inner city animals after their masters leave the apartment for the day.

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Kung Fu Panda 3 Pulled Forward


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DreamWorks Animation has moved the release date for their third installment in the Kung Fu Panda series for the second time, moving it back to a January 2016 release. Kung Fu Panda 3 was initially moved from a December release to a March 2016 release last December to avoid a release conflict with J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens.

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Animated Worlds at Viewster


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Viewster Online Film Festival 5 presents Animated Worlds from March 12-26 this year. Featuring over 140 entries from 37 different countries, each with a chance of winning some of the $50,000 prize…

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Untitled Kung Fu Space Western Is Reel


Untitled Kung Fu Space Western

Fresh off the success of Jorge R. Gutier­rez’s The Book of Life, Reel FX has signed the director to a multi-year, multi-picture deal. Get ready for an as-yet Untitled Kung Fu Space Western. Gutierrez will direct the feature…

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Top Five Animated Films to Watch Out For in 2015


Five for 2015

2015 is already looking promising as a year for animated features. Elizabeth Eckhart takes a look ahead at the new year in animation, what to expect, and what to look forward to.

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Hertzfeldts World Best Cartoon Short at Sundance


World of Tomorrow

Independent- and solo- animation film maker Don Hertzfeldt has won the best short film jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The prestigious award is all the more stunning in that Sundance does not segregate it’s animation short award from the other shorts- Hertzfeldt’s World of Tomorrow (which premiered at the…

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