AWN’s Animated Travels blog has run a feature on this year’s OIAF. Amongst the attractions will be a retrospective on Richard Williams, celebrating the 20th anniversary of his film Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Read the full post here.
Danny Boyle, director of Trainspotting, 28 Days Later and Slumdog Millionaire, has commented in an interview that he is considering directing an animated adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s novel Truckers with DreamWorks. [ Source: ComingSoon.net ]
Tutenstein, the Emmy-winning series from PorchLight Entertainment, is to have its own full-length feature. Tutenstein: Clash of the Pharaohs will air on Discovery Kids in the U.S. in Autumn and will be screened at MIPCOM Junior in October. [ Source: AWN ]
The Totoro Forest Project, a fundraising auction headed by Pixar’s Dice Tsutsumi, has sold all 200 of the pieces of art that were provided by top illustrators and animators. The final amount raised is forthcoming. [ Source: AWN ]
The IMAX release of Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, a CGI sequel from DreamWorks Animation, has been extended to run into December, covering the Thanksgiving holiday. The movie opens in North America on November 7, 2008. [ Source: AWN ]
The 16th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film, taking place in Stuttgart, Germany through May 5-10 2009, is open for submissions. Online submissions will be able to be made at www.reelport.com from October 1. [ Source: AWN ]