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|Owner||Ron Diamond and Dan Sarto|
|Created by||Ron Diamond and Dan Sarto|
|Launched||October 3, 1996|
Animation World Network (often just "AWN") is an online publishing groupthat specializes in resources for animators, with an extensive website offering news, articles and links for professional animators and animation fans. Specifically, AWN covers animator profiles, independent film distribution, major animation studio activities, licensing, CGI and other animation technologies, as well as current events in all fields of animation.
AWN also publishes print magazines. The magazines are Animation World,dedicated to animation in general, and VFX World, which focuses on special effects and computer-generated imagery.
In 1995, Ron Diamond partnered with Dan Sarto and founded the Animation World Network. A year after Toy Story debuted, Sarto and Diamond produced their first issue. "Back then there weren't many people publishing on the Internet, but we decided to go online and bypass print altogether; not just for cost reasons but because animators are always ahead of the curve when it comes to exploring new technologies," Diamond said.
The DIC Entertainment Corporation was an international and French-American film and television production company, that is mostly associated as an animation studio. In 2008, DIC was acquired by the Cookie Jar Group and was folded into it. As of 2012, most of the DIC library is currently owned by WildBrain after DHX acquired the Cookie Jar Group on October 22, 2012.
Tokyopop is an American distributor, licensor and publisher of anime, manga, manhwa and Western manga-style works. The German publishing division produces German translations of licensed Japanese properties and original English-language manga, as well as original German-language manga. Tokyopop's US publishing division publishes works in English. Tokyopop has its US headquarters near LAX in Los Angeles, California. Its parent company's offices are in Tokyo, Japan and its sister company's office is in Hamburg, Germany.
What a Cartoon! is an American animated anthology series created by Fred Seibert for Cartoon Network. The shorts were produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions; by the end of the run, a Cartoon Network Studios production tag was added to some shorts to signal they were original to the network. The project consisted of 48 short cartoons, intended to return creative power to animators and artists, by recreating the atmospheres that spawned the iconic cartoon characters of the mid-20th century. Each of the shorts mirrored the structure of a theatrical cartoon, with each film being based on an original storyboard drawn and written by its artist or creator.
Adam Pesapane, known by the pseudonym PES, is an Oscar and Emmy-nominated American director and stop-motion animator of numerous short films and commercials. In 2013, his short film Fresh Guacamole was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. It is the shortest film ever nominated for an Oscar. In 2016, his commercial for the Honda Motor Co. entitled "Paper" earned an Emmy Award nomination for "Outstanding Commercial of 2016."
Disney Television Animation (DTVA) is an American animation studio that creates, develops and produces animated television series, films, specials and other projects. It is the TV animation production arm of Disney General Entertainment Content's Disney Branded Television, which is ultimately owned by The Walt Disney Company.
Dale L. Baer was an American character animator for Walt Disney Animation Studios and The Baer Animation Company. He was supervising animator of many characters.
Joshua Selig is an American television producer and director. He is the founder of Little Airplane Productions, a television studio headquartered in New York City. He created the shows Oobi and Wonder Pets for Nickelodeon. He has won ten Daytime Emmy Awards for his work as a writer on Sesame Street.
Richard Roger Reeves is a Canadian animated filmmaker. He is known for his whimsical abstract animated films created using a drawn on film technique.
Shane Richard Acker is an American animator, film director, screenwriter and animation teacher known for directing 9, which is based on his 2005 Academy Award-nominated short film, of the same title. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles.
The Indian Animation Industry encompasses traditional 2D animation, 3D animation and visual effects for feature films. In 1956, Disney Studios animator Clair Weeks, who had worked on Bambi, was invited to Films Division of India in Mumbai to establish and train the country's first animation studio as part of the American technical co-operation mission. He trained a core group of Indian animators, whose first production was a film called The Banyan Deer (1957). Veteran animator Ram Mohan started his career at Films Division's Cartoon Unit.
Tiny Island Productions is a CG animation production company based in Singapore. It specializes in both normal CG and stereoscopic 3D productions. It was the animation studio for the Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens CG movie which won the Best 3D Animated Program category at the Asian Television Awards 2012 as well as the award-winning Dream Defenders television series.
Futz! is a Canadian animated series that was first shown on Teletoon as a sneak peek on August 24 in 2007 and began airing regularly on September 3, 2007, ending on January 6, 2008 after 26 episodes. It also aired in Australia on ABC from April 14, 2008 to October 20, 2008 and was set to air on several other channels worldwide. On Teletoon, it has aired as an interstitial program following movies presented on the channel.
Fun with Mr. Future is a 1982 live-action/animated short film from Walt Disney Productions directed by Darrell Van Citters.
The Dating Guy is a Canadian animated series that originally aired on Teletoon at Night starting on October 17, 2010 and ending on May 8, 2011. In the United States, it aired on HDNet starting on September 17, 2009.
Disney XD is a defunct British and Irish pay television channel. First launched as Fox Kids, it originated from the United States, and was owned by Fox Television Entertainment, before rebranding itself to Jetix in 2005. The British version of Fox Kids was the first European variant before being expanded to other European countries during the late 1990s.
Jerry Beck is an American animation historian, author, blogger, and video producer.
The first season of the animated television series Teen Titans, based on the DC Comics series created by Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani, originally aired on Cartoon Network in the United States. Developed by television writer David Slack, the series was produced by DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation. It stars Scott Menville, Hynden Walch, Khary Payton, Tara Strong, and Greg Cipes as the voices of the main characters.
Skwigly, also known as Skwigly Animation Magazine, is an independent British online magazine that focuses on animation, whether with interviews, reviews, videos, tutorials, news, or podcasts. In April 2005, it began its print run with 10,000 copies for £3.50 British Pounds at the newstand. This includes Hollywood movies and independent short films. In order to fund their publication, they appeal to advertisers for support and to their readers for donations. Currently, Ben Mitchell is the editor-in-chief, Steve Henderson is the editor, Aaron Wood is the managing director and writer, Laura-Beth Cowley is the features editor, and over 60 people are writers for the publication.