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Annecy animation festival 2012

Annecy animation festival is definitely one of the hi-lights of the animation industry’s calendar. Sure, there are other animation festivals around the world (currently 248 according to animation-festivals.com), but none can boast a setting or a spirit that compares to … Read more ⇒

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Animation-Festivals.com Relaunch!

We are very proud to announce the relaunch of our website animation-festivals.com! This website is designed to help animators, producers, students and enthusiasts to keep up with the vast number of animation festivals and events around the world that they … Read more ⇒

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Animation Industry gets the Tax Breaks it needs to survive

It’s all in the title really – the budget has just been announced, and the Animation Industry will be getting the tax breaks that we have been campaigning for. Huge congratulations go to Oli Hyatt of Blue Zoo Animation, who … Read more ⇒

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UK Animation Industry At Risk

We’ve mentioned before the appalling state that the British Animation Industry has found itself in. Despite bringing billions to the economy, despite making programs that are loved the world over, and despite producing some of the most memorable characters ever, … Read more ⇒

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25 Greatest Animated Films of All Time

You may have noticed a distinct lack of Oscar commentary from us here at Slurpy. Frankly we thought it was a thoroughly uninspiring year for animation, both shorts and features, and we still haven’t forgiven the Academy for not even … Read more ⇒

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How to commission an animated film

We know that commissioning an animated film can be a daunting task. Most people we talk to have never dealt with an animation studio before, and look positively petrified at the very prospect. That’s why a large part of our … Read more ⇒

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Exeter Animation festival

Exeter Animation Festivals is unique amongst animation festivals (the ones we’ve visited anyway) in that it’s aimed as much (if not slightly more) at the local population as it is at the visiting animation industry. Occasionally this results in 2 … Read more ⇒

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A dark day for British Animation

The British Animation Industry is not in a good place at the moment. Not only are there students literally pouring out of Universities with degrees in animation that are barely worth the paper they’re written on because there simply aren’t … Read more ⇒

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Animated Google Doodle celebrates Queen

If I had as much money as Google, this is exactly how I’d spend it too: making little films to celebrate important events and my favourite artists. A few weeks ago they surpassed themselves again with this GoogleDoodle to commemorate … Read more ⇒

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Stop Motion, Tchaikovsky and Barry Purves

Although he may not ever be harassed by ‘normal people’ when he walks down the high street, become a household name or find himself ‘pap-ed’ and in the pages of Heat Magazine, to most animators, Barry Purves is a God … Read more ⇒

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