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Festivus Networking Event

14 July, 2017

Massive thanks to all that attended the Festivus networking event for animation professionals last night.

Big shout out to our speakers from Blue Zoo Animation and the Manchester Animation Festival.

Get in touch if you would like information on attending future events.

See you at the next one!

The AB Team

Animation News

First Look at 'Rocko's Modern Life'

Nickelodeon Unveils First Look at 'Rocko's Modern Life' Special at SDCC 2017. Comic-Con International panel reunites original series voice actors and creator Joe Murray.

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Disney/Pixar Announcements at D23

Details Unveiled for Features at D23 Expo 2017. John Lasseter joins filmmakers and voice talent to share details and surprises about upcoming film slate including Toy Story 4, Frozen 2, Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, and Incredibles 2.

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Teaser for 'The Shape of Water'

Watch the First Teaser Trailer for Guillermo del Toro's 'The Shape of Water'. Imaginative and offbeat love story with visual effects provided by Mr. X arrives in theaters on December 8.

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Dreamworks TV Drop New Trailer

DreamWorks Television Drops New Teaser for 'Voltron Legendary Defender' at SDCC 2017. Season 3 to debut August 4 on Netflix; Season 4 to arrive in October.

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Animation Workshops at Kew Gardens

Help make a stop motion animation at Kew with professional film makers, Chocolate Films. 22 July to 3 September (Tuesdays to Sundays).

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Niko & the Sword of Light Premiere

New Titmouse-animated series based on the motion graphic comic by Imaginism Studios, Inc. and Studio NX will premiere on Amazon on July 21st

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VIEW Adds VFX Talent to Line-up

Four-time Oscar winner Joe Letteri, Oscar winner John Nelson, two-time Oscar winner Bill Westenhofer, and Oscar winner Martin Hill join the roster of more than 25 top industry professionals already confirmed for Italy's computer graphics conference.

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The Academy Elects 2017-18 Board

Animation historian Tom Sito elected to represent the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch; VFX veteran Richard Edlund re-elected to head the Visual Effects Branch.

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New Premiers at RTX 2017

MONDO to Premiere New Animated Series 'Lastman' at Rooster Teeth Animation Festival. Adult Swim's new 'Apollo Gauntlet' from Six Point Harness, also to Screen at RTX Austin 2017.

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Nickelodeon Details Lineup for SDCC

The network offers immersive fan experiences based on its iconic series 'Rocko's Modern Life','Hey Arnold!', 'SpongeBob SquarePants' 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' and more.

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Gaming News

Latest Xbox Financial Results

Microsoft has released figures for the final quarter of its financial year, showing slight overall increases for its Xbox business. For the 3 months ended June 30th, revenue taken was reported as $1.65bn - an increase 3% when compared to last year.
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UK Games Tax Relief Payouts Up 60%

The video games tax relief offered by the UK government is aiding more developers with their projects, having paid out £73m over the past year. New figures released by HMRC show that relief payouts have increased year-on-year by 60%.
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AR Games Protected by 1st Amendment

A court ruling in the United States has been hailed as a victory for developers making augmented reality games, deeming it impossible to enforce restrictions on AR and location-based titles.
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Games Designer Joins Blizzard

Blizzard has hired the game designer behind Telltale's acclaimed Walking Dead series. The appointment was announced by Harrison G. Pink via Twitter, who joins the studio's Diablo team as senior designer.
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'Futurama: Worlds Of Tomorrow'

New mobile game brings Emmy-winning animated series created by Matt Groening back to the small screen in a big way with two original trailers.
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It's's 15th birthday, and, along with co-hosts Jagex, Wish Studios and Amiqus, they're celebrating it with a Summer Party in Brighton, UK.
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San Diego Comic-Con 2017

The biggest comic convention in the world, San Diego Comic-Con returns to the San Diego Convention Center on 19th July.
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Women in Games' Mentoring Breakfast

Not-for-profit organisation Women in Games Jobs is partnering with Unity to host a mentoring breakfast during Develop:Brighton 2017
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