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Animated Horror Film "Fear(s) of the Dark" US Release Announced

by MonkeyFunkon September 11, 2008
Fear(s) of the Dark, an animated horror film from France, will receive a limited US release in October through December. Full details can be found at IFC Entertainment’s website. [ Source: AWN ]

AWN Reports on Upcoming Ottawa International Animation Festival

by MonkeyFunkon September 11, 2008
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.

Disney, Pixar Animation Studios Get New General Managers

by MonkeyFunkon September 11, 2008
Andrew Millstein and Jim Morris have been named general managers at Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios respectively. [ Source: AWN ]

Danny Boyle Possibly Directing "Truckers"

by MonkeyFunkon September 11, 2008
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" to Become Full-Length TV Movie

by MonkeyFunkon September 10, 2008
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 ]

Autumn mDisney Mobile Games Announced; Line-up Includes "Toy Story" and More

by MonkeyFunkon September 10, 2008
mDisney announced a new line-up of mobile games at the Wireless Association’s Autumn CTIA convention. Amongst the games are Toy Story Mania, Cars Radiator Springs 500 and Bolt. [ Source: AWN ]

Totoro Fundraising Auction a Success

by MonkeyFunkon September 8, 2008
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 ]

IMAX Run of Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Extended

by MonkeyFunkon September 8, 2008
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 ]

Stuttgart Animation Festival Makes 2009 Call for Entries

by MonkeyFunkon September 8, 2008
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 ]

Josh Scherba promoted at DECODE

by MonkeyFunkon September 8, 2008
DECODE Enterprises – co-producers of Chop Socky Chooks – has promoted former Director of Sales Josh Scherba to VP, Distribution. [ Source: AWN ]