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  • Maynards Bassetts Employ Some Tasty Animation Talent

    Maynards Bassetts Employ Some Tasty Animation Talent

    Rebranding can be a tricky thing, getting the balance of nostalgia for an old brand whilst trying to appeal to a modern audience can be very difficult indeed. We brits sometimes have a tendency to cling on to the past, …

  • Comcast buys Dreamworks Animation for $3.8 billion

    Comcast buys Dreamworks Animation for $3.8 billion

    It seems that Comcast is about to get a lot more animated with their latest acquisition of Dreamworks Animation. The animation company has seen Katzenberg at the forefront of the company’s operations since its inception, however now with this latest …

  • ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ – latest trailer and posters

    ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ – latest trailer and posters

    LAIKA have today released their latest official full-length trailer for their upcoming feature Kubo and the Two Strings, following the first and second trailers released earlier this year.

    An epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan from acclaimed animation studio …

  • Watership Down Reveals All Star Cast

    Watership Down Reveals All Star Cast

    Beloved novel Watership Down will continue its adventure as today BBC One and Netflix announce the classic tale will be reinterpreted into a four-part animated mini-series set to air in 2017. The series will premiere on BBC One in the …

  • NFB’s Annecy 2016 presence strengthened by Official Features Selection

    NFB’s Annecy 2016 presence strengthened by Official Features Selection

    Among the recently announced list of feature films that will compete for the Best Feature Cristal at Annecy 2016 will be Window Horses from director Ann Marie Fleming, the first (since Pierre Hébert’s La Plante Humaine in 1997) National Film …

  • Annecy 2016 Features Selection Revealed

    Annecy 2016 Features Selection Revealed

    On top of a number of exciting feature film premieres – such as The Red Turtle, Finding Dory and The Secret Life of Pets – set to take place at Annecy 2016, this year’s list of officially-selected competitive and non-competitive …

  • CAN at CIFF (Part 2)

    CAN at CIFF (Part 2)

    The outlets for screening and celebrating animation in this country are few and far between. With television schedules refusing to screen innovative animated short films and features a plucky handful of festivals and screenings is all that stands in the …

  • WATCH: Unhappy Happy by Peter Millard

    WATCH: Unhappy Happy by Peter Millard

     

    Do not adjust your set.

    One of the most bizarre and oddly enchanting films to have hit the festival circuit in the past year or so has been released online. Peter Millard’s Unhappy Happy follows on from his previous …

  • CAN at CIFF (Part 1)

    CAN at CIFF (Part 1)

    Very few inaugural outings for an animation strand of a festival make quite such a strong impression out of the gate as the team behind Cardiff Animation Nights’ managed to this past weekend, whose animation strand incorporated into the longer-running …

  • Disney talent to present ‘Moana’ and new short ‘Inner Workings’ at Annecy 2016

    Disney talent to present ‘Moana’ and new short ‘Inner Workings’ at Annecy 2016

    Highly respected filmmakers Ron Clements and John Musker (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, The Princess and the Frog) will be representing Walt Disney Animation Studios at this year’s Annecy International Animated Film Festival in a presentation an exclusive and previously-unseen preview …

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