March's News in Animation!

We are wrapping up the third month in 2018 with more new and exciting events in the animation world! Read on to see what March brought us, from new trailers to new studios, many networking opportunities and more!

1. Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero 

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On March 27th, Fun Academy Motion Pictures and Variety - The Children's Charity of Southern California co-hosted the world debut of this animated feature based on the true story of a stray dog who became the most decorated dog in American History. The world premiere will be a fundraising benefit for Variety, the Children's Charity of Southern California, as well as the Boys and Girls Club, and It's official release date is April 13, 2018.

Check out the trailer here!

 

2. New Animation Studio in London!

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There's a new major animation studio on the horizon - quite literally, and it has opened in London!  Locksmith has its sights set on becoming an animation powerhouse - the first high-end feature animation studio in the UK.  The studio's first film "Ron's Gone Wrong" is slated for 2020 release.

Find out more about the studio and the team here!

 
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3. GLAS Cash

The Third Annual GLAS Animation Festival in Berkeley, CA wrapped up on March 25, 2018.  Niki Lindroth's stop-motion musical short "The Burden" claimed top prize - the FXX Elevation Award - a $25,000 grant to develop an animated project with FXX. GLAS Cash, another grant for independent filmmakers, was also introduced during the wrap up.

More information on how to apply on May 1st!

 

4. Lucas the Spider 

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Animator Joshua Slice was approached by Fresh TV to a acquire the rights to Lucas the Spider! Their plan is to continue with Lucas' adventures in an ongoing series, along with feature length films. Lucas was named after Slice's nephew who voiced a jumping spider they found nestled on a leaf, which Slice turned into a YouTube series.

Check out one of Lucas' first adventures here!

 

5. Creators Society Mixer Co-Hosted with Ready, Set, Go!

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The Creators Society has been growing the last few months, but nothing compares to the networking mixer for this month. We not only grew in individuals, but we also had Ready, Set, Go, a kids entertainment networking mixer, as a co-host for the month of March. 

If you still have not been to one of our events, make sure not to miss the next one. Sign up to receive future invites here!

 

Stayed tuned on what's going on in the world of animation on all our social media platforms!

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