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AFA UK: Manchester Animation Festival, Aardman, and More



Reminder: Manchester Animation Festival is this week. Running from November 13-15, highlights include screenings of Chuck Steel: Night Of The Trampires, Funan, and Isle of Dogs as well as the Animated Women UK panel. Check out the full details here.

The UK's biggest animation studio Aardman has announced that it will transfer 75% of the ownership of the company to its employees. Founders Peter Lord and David Sproxton say that the move is intended to keep the company's independence and give the employees a say in the studio's future, via a worker's council.

Speaking of Aardman, the studio's most famous creations Wallace and Gromit will be making an appearance in a specially created segment as part of the Prince Charles 70th birthday celebration  We Are Most Amused And Amazed on ITV1 from 8pm on Tuesday, November 13.




Anime Limited have revealed the details of the Cowboy Bebop 20th Anniversary Ultimate Edition. It will include the series and movie, plus three soundtrack CDs and an exclusive artbook.



BFI Southbank will present two animation events in association with BBC Four on Monday, November 19.  Animation 2018 will premiere a series of shorts commissioned by The BBC and BFI, plus a Q&A session with the animators, BBC Four’s Cassian Harrison, Helen Brunsdon, Director of the British Animation Awards and the BFI’s Justin Johnson and Jez Stewart.  There will also be a chance to see the upcoming BBC Four documentary The Secrets Of British Animation, with an accompanying Q&A with director Seb Barfield and animator Joanna Quinn.


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