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A curious cat discovers snow for the first time.

Having quit the Deity project, Jesse/Jesus roams the ancient world, sharing Mr. Deity’s script with the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans.

The next Anima, the Brussels International Animation Film Festival, will take place in Flagey from February 17 to 26, 2012.

Over one hundred and fifty films in the international competition (shorts and features, commercials, music videos), retrospectives, exhibitions, lessons, workshops for the kids, the Futurama professional days, round-table discussions, numerous guests and concerts make Brussels an international appointment not to be ignored. It’s also the place to find out about Belgian animation with a national competition and screenings in panorama. Add to that a very “Animated Night” full of films, a special animation Cosplay show, and Anima easily confirms itself a “must” for the thirty five thousand spectators that flock to Flagey, the prestigious cultural centre of Belgium’s capital city.

Anima 2012 Competition:
-Awards for Best Feature
-Awards for Best Shorts Films
-Awards for Best Advertising Film
-Awards for Best Music Video
-Nomination for the Cartoon d’Or

The 2012 poster, was created by the Belgian illustrator Peter Elliott. His work includes a number of comic books published by Pastel / L’Ecole des Loisirs, such as Poussin Noir or Barbedure, along with the series Les chouettes aventures de Ringo, Nénette et Napoléon, in collaboration with Rascal and published by Delcourt. He also regularly works for the press.


DC Chronicles Season 2 will be available for viewing at our website, and also on my new Youtube channel. Links are below.

New Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/drakorthaproductions

Our website: http://www.drakortha.info/


A teaser for Season 2 of SHELF LIFE, coming in February 2012!

Breathtakingly beautiful, humorous and touching, I love this Oscar-nominated film! What a heart!

Inspired, in equal measures, by Hurricane Katrina, Buster Keaton, The Wizard of Oz, and a love for books, “Morris Lessmore” is a story of people who devote their lives to books and books who return the favor. Morris Lessmore is a poignant, humorous allegory about the curative powers of story. Using a variety of techniques (miniatures, computer animation, 2D animation) award winning author/ illustrator William Joyce and Co-director Brandon Oldenburg present a new narrative experience that harkens back to silent films and M-G-M Technicolor musicals. “Morris Lessmore” is old fashioned and cutting edge at the same time.

“The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” is one of five animated short films that will be considered for outstanding film achievements of 2011 in the 84th Academy Awards ®.

Film Awards Won by “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore”
To date, “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” film has drummed up fans all over the world taking home the following awards:
· Cinequest Film Fest: Best Animated Short
· Palm Springs International ShortFest: Audience Favorite Award
· SIGGRAPH: Best in Show

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Submit your entries now for the fifth edition of Fest Anca, the international animation festival in Slovakia. There´s no entry fee and you can win a cash prize in both of two categories: the Anca Award for best animated short and the Anca Music Video Award for best animated music video. Final deadline for all entries is March 30, 2012.

Entrants may submit their films and music videos through the Fest Anca online application system HERE

Festival rules and conditions are available HERE

Address for DVD screeners for festival preselection:
Fest Anca
International Animation Festival
Krizna 10
811 07 Bratislava
Slovak Republic

Contact info@festanca.sk with any questions.

A Muvizu Community Roundup video featuring two great videos from our community (A serious Neeson by Dreeko and Dark Ninja Reviews Battlefield 3 by Jonbez) and a quick trip to our forums covered by our roving reporter.

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