Another end of the month, another Animation news round-up! We're highlighting a few of the happenings that went on in October, and looking forward to all the November festivities!
1. My Little Pony
The My Little Pony toy was first developed by Hasbro in 1981! The first TV Series debuted September 15, 1986 and the first movie release was a year later on September 23, 1987. More then 20 years later the My Little Pony series was relaunched by Hasbro in 2010 and the movie released on this past October 6th!
Watch the trailer here!
2. MIPCOM & MIPJunior
MIPCOM and MIPJunior took place this month in Cannes, France. So what is MIPCOM? It stands for "Marché International des Programmes de Communication", or "International Market of Communications Programmes". The simplest explanation, it is a marketplace for producers, creators, and filmmakers(the sellers) to pitch and hopefully sell their story ideas to development executives, networks, broadcasters, and distributors(the buyers). MIPCOM is for all entertainment, and MIPJunior is specifically for kids content. We are obviously most interested in MIPJunior, and hope to be able to attend one year.
To check out some shows that came out of MIPJunior, click here!
3. Animation Is Film Festival
Animation Is Film Festival is a new animation film festival(surprise) in Los Angeles which took place this month. There was a great line-up of animated features from all over the world. "The Breadwinner" by Nora Twomey from the Ireland Animation Studio, Cartoon Saloon, won the grand prize and audience award, and will be released into theaters around the United States on November 17th! The only other award, the special jury prize, went to the French feature "Big Bad Fox & Other Tales"!
4. International Animation Day
The 28th October in 1892 was first public performance of Emile Reynaud’s Theatre Optique in Paris. In 2002 The International Film Association started to honor that day and deemed it as International Animation Day! Countries all over the world celebrate it with animated feature screenings, exhibitions, workshops and anything else you can think of that pertains to animation.
Look here to see what we found is happening in Los Angeles to celebrate International Animation Day!
5. Eric Miller Animation Studios at CTNX
We are getting ready for CTNX next month, and while we have attended this animation expo several times, this will be our first time with a table on the exhibit floor. We are very excited to meet all the creative and talented artists who will be attending, and please come visit us! We will be at table 117 which is right next to Blizzard Entertainment, and across the aisle from DreamWorks Animation. Hope to see you all there!