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1. Paramount Pictures released the trailer Anomalisa

Paramount Pictures acquired worldwide rights to Charlie Kaufman’s Anomalisa in September and has recently released the trailer. The film originally raised over $400K on Kickstarter and was created outside the studio system. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film first premiered at the 2015 Venice Film Festival, where British sales banner Hanway Films first introduced it to buyers, before playing at the Toronto Film Festival.

Kickstarter project: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/anomalisa/charlie-kaufmans-anomalisa/description

Sources

Charlie Kaufman on weirdness, failure and his new puppet noir http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/sep/15/charlie-kaufman-anomalisa-film-interview

TIFF: Paramount Nabs Charlie Kaufman’s ‘Anomalisa http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/tiff-paramount-nabs-charlie-kaufmans-820165

Paramount Acquires Charlie Kaufman Stop-Motion Pic ‘Anomalisa’ – Toronto http://deadline.com/2015/09/anomalisa-paramount-charlie-kaufman-stop-motion-pic-toronto-1201529743/

2. BFI found lost Disney film in their archive

Sleigh Bells (1928)
Sleigh Bells (1928)

The BFI National Archive and Walt Disney Animation Studios announced the rediscovery of a Walt Disney animated film, Sleigh Bells (1928) featuring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. The video clip can be viewed on BFI website.

Lost Disney film found in the BFI National Archive: http://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/news-bfi/announcements/lost-disney-film-found-bfi-national-archive

3. Netflix expressed interest in producing Anime

At the Deal Conference in New York, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said in an interview with The New York Times journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin that the internet enables Netflix to make more segmented shows which appeal to niche audiences and showed interests to create a range of programming, including a Bollywood show and an anime show.

Netflix’s Reed Hastings Sees Need for More Content: http://nyti.ms/1XMAI5j

4. Netflix premiers their new original animated series in a row

Netxflix is actively announcing their new original animated series. Popples and Care Bears & Cousins were recently premiered on Netflix. Netflix also released a teaser of F is for Family on their YouTube official channel and will be premiered in December. They also announced the plan to make a new King Kong – King of the Apes and The Magic School Bus 360° to broadcast in 2016.

5. BFI Film Academy residential: animation

The BFI Film Academy offers residential progam in February 2016 for those aged between 16-19 to spend six days learning stop-motion animation at Calling the Shots, Bristol. It aims to develop new skills and build a career in the film industry. Application deadline is 1 December 2015.

BFI Film Academy residential: animation: http://www.bfi.org.uk/filmacademy/residential-animation

 

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