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Cogswell College Presents Best Of SIGGRAPH 2014 Computer Animation Festival

Cogswell College Presents Best Of SIGGRAPH 2014 Computer Animation Festival

Cogswell College will host a two hour film presentation of the best of the 2014 SIGGRAPH 2014 Computer Animation Festival. The Festival was held in Vancouver, British Columbia last month and featured more than 500 entries from around the world. The Cogswell College event will showcase the top 30 entries of the festival. Cogswell College […]

PR: Anime ace Shinichiro Watanabe to star at MCM London Comic Con

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MCM LONDON COMIC CON – EXCEL LONDON – 24-26 OCTOBER   Anime ace Shinichiro Watanabe to star at MCM London Comic Con   Top anime director Shinichiro Watanabe will be the Anime Guest of Honour at October’s MCM London Comic Con, show organisers have announced. Famed as the director of  critically-acclaimed series such as Cowboy […]

Hollywood Costume Exhibit In Los Angeles

Hollywood Costume Exhibit In Los Angeles

The Hollywood Costume Exhibit – featuring more than 150 actual costumes worn from movies such as “The Addams Family”, “Edward Scissorhands”, “Harry Potter” films and many others – is coming to Los Angeles from October 2 to March 2, 2015 and is sponsored by the Victoria and Albert Museum of London…

First Photo Of The Prophet Unveiled

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The first photo of “The Prophet” – an animated film version of the book of the same title by Lebanese poet Kahlil Gibran – has been unveiled at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film, based on the book, tells the tale of a mischievous young girl [voiced by Que Willis] attempting to free an […]

Annie Awards Issues Call For Submissions

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The International Animated Film Society has issued a call for submissions for the 42nd Annual Annie Awards. There are 36 categories for 2015 including a new category – Best Character Animation in a Video Game – and a “Special Productions” category for animation not released in the USA but created during 2014. Other than excepted […]

The Simpsons Take The Bowl

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“The Simpsons” are slated to invade the venerable Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles for an event titled “The Simpsons Take The Bowl” on September 12-14, 2014 with a possibility that the gig could lead to a Broadway appearance as well. The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra will be conducted by Alf Clausen and a small portion […]

Bat-Coaster Coming To Six Flags-Texas In San Antonio

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Get on the Bat-Phone and start calling your friends and tell them about the new Batman-themed rollercoaster coming to the Six Flags-Texas theme park in San Antonio – this is no Joker! Officially, the Caped Crusader Coaster will be called “Batman: The Ride” and will feature six free-fly flips, two 90-degree drops and a 120-foot […]

Hayao Miyazaki To Be Recipient Of Honorary Academy Award

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Celebrated Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki will be one of four recipients of an honorary Academy Award when the award show is aired next year. Miyazaki is a three-time nominee for the Oscar – winning in 2002 for “Spirited Away” and nominated for “Howl’s Moving Castle” [2006] and “The Wind Rises” [2013]. Joining Miyazaki as honorary […]

Hello Kitty Is Actually Kitty White

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Hello Kitty was created by Sanrio in Japan in 1974, not as a cat, but rather, as a little girl/cartoon character named Kitty White. According to University of Hawai’i anthropologist Christine Yano, who will curate the Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles next month, Kitty White is […]

Otakon 2014: Interview - Sunao Katabuchi Talks His New Film, "In This Corner of the World"

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Sunao Katabuchi might be most recognizable to English-speaking anime fans as the director of the gritty Black Lagoon presently airing on Adult Swim’s Toonami block, but he’s also a veteran of the anime industry whose early credits include scriptwriting for Hayao Miyazaki’s Sherlock Hound TV series and the position of assistant director on Studio Ghibli’s Kiki’s Delivery […]

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