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"Cars Toons" on Disney Channel in October

Cars Toons, a series of three shorts based on the Pixar film Cars, is coming to the Disney Channel, Toon Disney and ABC Family. The first short, Rescue Squad Mater, will air on October 27. The shorts will be directed by John Lasseter. [ Source: AWN ]

Studio B's Producer Richard Pimm Dies

Richard Pimm, a producer at Studio B, passed away two days ago aged 60. During his career Pimm worked at animation companies such as Nelvana, Disney, Lucasfilm and Toon City. His projects at Studio B include Yvon of the Yukon and Class of the Titans. [ Source: AWN ]

Ottawa Animation Festival Award Winners Announced

This year’s Ottawa International Animation Festival closed yesterday, after its international jury handed awards to a selection of the submitted of films. Prize winners include Dennis Tupicoff’s Chainsaw, Aristomenis Tsirbas’s Terra and Kara Nasdor-Jones’s I Slept With Cookie Monster. To see the full list of the winners, read the press release here.

"A Mouse's Tale" Wins Cartoon D'Or

Benjamin Renner’s short film A Mouse’s Tale (La queue de la souris) has won the 18th Cartoon D’Or. The other finalists were Arnaud Demuynck’s Breakout, Matthew Walker’s John and Karen, Vincent Bierrewaerts’s The Bridge and Pierre-Luc Granjon’s The White Wolf. [ Source: AWN ]

AniBoom Awards Open for Submissions

The Third Annual aniBoom Awards have opened for submissions from today through December 1. More information can be found at aniBoom.com. [ Source: AWN ]

Keyframe to Animate "Pinky Dinky Doo" Season Two in 3D

The second season of Sesame Workshop and Cartoon Pizza’s preschool series Pinky Dinky Doo will replace the first season’s Flash animation to 3D CGI, courtesy of Keyframe Digital Productions. [ Source: AWN ]

Shortlisted Projects for Cartoon Network's Snaptoons Announced

Cartoon Network has announced a batch of concepts culled from its Asia Pacific-focused development initiative, Snaptoons. Countries represented on the shortlist include Australia, India, Malaysia, Taiwan and Thailand. [ Source: AWN ]

Annie Awards: Call for Entries Announced; Ceremony on January 30, 2009

The call for entries for the International Animated Film Society’s annual Annie awards has been announced. More information can be found at the Annie Awards website. [ Source: AWN ] UPDATED September 16, 2008: Read the full press release from the International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, which also gives the awards ceremony date as Friday, […]

"Ricky Sprocket" Sold to 29 New Territories

Bejuba! Entertainment has sold its animated comedy series, Ricky Sprocket: Showbiz Boy to 29 new territories through a deal with Nickelodeon. The series details the on-stage and private lives of a superstar child actor. [ Source: AWN ]

Industry Names to Discuss Animation Scene at Madison Avenue

Peter Michaels (supervising director on Family Guy) and Kerry Shea (digital production head at the Jim Henson Company) will be amongst the contributors to a Madison Avenue panel discussion on the state of animation, storytelling and visual effects. Part of Advertising Week 2008, the discussion will take place on Thursday 25 of September. [ Source: […]

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