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1. SABOGAL premiers in Bogota International Festival in Colombia

Sabogal, a TV series turned into a feature-length film, premiers in Bogota International Festival in Columbia which is held between 8 October and 16 October 2015. It was the official selection of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2015. It mixes various animation techniques with archival images. Sabogal, lawyer and human rights defender, investigates several crimes against humanity in modern Colombia and fights for justice.

Sabogal official site: http://3da2animation.com/sabogal/

Bogota International Film Festival: http://www.biff.co/index.php

2. Hollywood takes Tiger & Bunny to a live-action

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Sunrise announced at New York Comic Con that Tiger & Bunny would get a live-action Hollywood film produced by All Nippon Entertainment Works and Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, The Da Vinci Code) and Brian Grazer at Imagine Entertainment. Tiger & Bunny was first aired in April 2011 in Japan. It took a unique approach called a character placement where each character displays actual sponsors’ logos such as Pepsi and Softbank (Japanese telecommunication company) on their super-hero costumes.

Press release (in Japanese) : http://www.an-ew.com/ja/article/979/

TV series trailer

Film trailer

3. Last Days of Coney Island released on exclusively on Vimeo on Demand

Ralph Bakshi, the director and writer of such films as Fritz the Cat, Coonskin, Hey Good Lookin’, will premiere his film Last Days of Coney Island exclusively via Vimeo on Demand on October 29th, his 77th birthday. His Kickstarter project for the 22-minute film raised $174,195 from 1,290 backers in 2013. 

Bakshi Productions: http://www.ralphbakshi.com/

4. Scout and The Gumboot Kids on CBC

Two story productions announced that Scout and The Gumboot Kids premieres on Kid’s CBC. It mixes the traditional stop motion animation with CGI animation and live action.

News from Two Story Productions: http://www.twostoryproductions.com/news-2

Scout & The Gumboot Kids on CBC: http://www.cbc.ca/parents/shows/view/scout-the-gumboot-kids

5. The Lion Guard: Return Of The Roar

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Disney channel released a teaser The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar. It will premiere on November 22 on Disney Channel in the USA.

Official trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdXf5X-bIXk 

*The teaser is not available to view in the UK.

6. Great women animators project

Animation World Network published its interview article for The Great Women Animators project. The project is an international archive showcasing women animators throughout history.

http://www.awn.com/blog/great-women-animators-project

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