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The Calgary-shot Fraggle Rock reboot is out! Plus trailers for Inu-Oh, Shenmue the Animation, and The Cuphead Show, animated GLAAD Media Award nominees, and other news from the world of animation

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Plenty of interesting opportunities this week, including calls for Calgary festivals, mentorship and scholarships for Alberta media artists, an international residency at Hiroshima, and a chance to help steer the Alberta animation and VFX industry

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Trailers for Netflix's The House and Cuphead's latest DLC, plus Slovenian stop-motion, awards announcements, Makato Shinkai's new feature, and Bugs Bunny vs. The Walrus

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A look back on a year full of preparation and anticipation—with more than its share of bright spots along the way

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We'll have limited availability from Dec. 19 through January 17—thanks for your patience, and happy holidays!

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The numbers have been crunched, and we can say with mathematical certainty that these were your favourite films

GIRAF 17 festival poster: a frog eats a fly, its tongue twists to spell out the word GIRAF

After hours of viewing and careful deliberation, it's time to announce the winners of this year’s jury prizes at GIRAF17

A frog with its tongue spelling "GIRAF." Full text: Quickdraw Animation Society: GIRAF 17 Festival of Independent Animation, streaming online Canada-wide, Nov. 19-28, giraffest.ca

We’ve been focusing so much on the films and artists in this year’s festival that we might’ve missed mentioning a few details, so here are five things you might not know about GIRAF17

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