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Watch Live Here: 41st Annie Animation Awards Hosted by Patrick Warburton

February 1st, 2014·No Comments

Top honors in animation named tonight in live broadcast from UCLA Royce Hall, watch it here live

By Robin Rowe

HOLLYWOOD, CA (Gosh!Radio) 2014/2/1 – Watch the Annies live here at 7pm PST!

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Guest Presenters include Mariska Hargitay, Cloris Leachman & Richard Dreyfuss

BURBANK, CA (January 27, 2014) – Patrick Warburton is set to host the animation industry’s

most prestigious night — the 41st Annual Annie Awards — on Saturday, February 1 at UCLA’s Royce Hall.

Joining him on stage will be a lively mix of animation luminaries, celebrity presenters and comedic talent including actors Mariska Hargitay, Cloris Leachman, Ariel Winter, Josh Gad and director Rob Minkoff.

Also assisting with presenter duties will be animation legend June Foray and voice actors Bill Farmer,Tom Kenny and Nancy Cartwright.

“The Annie Awards is our major event each year and it seems that its profile keeps rising along with the widening influence of animation,” says ASIFA-Hollywood President, Frank Gladstone. I love the event and look forward each year to the fun and surprises that the awards always deliver.”

This year’s Winsor McCay recipients are Katsuhiro Otomo, Steven Spielberg and Phil Tippett. The Winsor McCay Award stands as one of the highest honors given to an individual in the animation industry in recognition for career contributions to the art of animation. The June Foray award will be presented to Alice Davis and the Ub Iwerks Award will be presented to Dragonframe. The Special Achievement award will be presented to the Creative Talent Network (CTN) and Certificate of Merit to the documentary “I Know That Voice.”

Live streaming begins at 7 p.m. PST. VIP Tickets are sold out.For up-to-the minute details on the 41st Annual Annie Awards, please visit

Host & Presenters for the 41st Annie Awards

Saturday, February 1, 2014 – UCLA’s Royce Hall, Los Angeles, CA

Often a predictor of the annual Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, the Annie Awards honor overall excellence as well as individual achievement in a total of 30 categories ranging from best feature, production design, character animation, and effects animation to storyboarding, writing, music, editing and voice acting. Entries submitted for consideration were from productions that originally aired, were exhibited in an animation festival or commercially released between January 1 and December 31, 2013.

ASIFA-Hollywood is the world’s first and foremost professional organization dedicated to promoting the Art of Animation and celebrating the people who create it. Today, ASIFA-Hollywood, the largest chapter of the international organization ASIFA, supports a range of animation activities and preservation efforts through its membership. Current initiatives include the Animation Archive, animation film preservation, special events, classes and screenings.

Created in 1972 by veteran voice talent June Foray, the Annie Awards have grown in scope and stature for the past four decades.

For information on ASIFA-Hollywood, please visit For information on the Annie Awards, please visit

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CinePaint Taking a Leap Forward

November 25th, 2012·No Comments

CinePaint is about to take a leap forward. There will be a new release of CinePaint on Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X and Windows in January.

At the same time I’m working on making the CinePaint release ready there will be a Kickstarter campaign to provide the means to keep fresh CinePaint releases coming. That starts in two weeks.

Releasing CinePaint on Windows has been the #1 request I’ve received. If you have other CinePaint features requests or suggestions for the CinePaint Kickstarter campaign, let me know here or email me privately at

Thanks everyone for your CinePaint support.


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CinePaint and Meeting on December 12th

December 9th, 2011·No Comments

Linux and CinePaint fans get together in Beverly Hills

By Robin Rowe

HOLLYWOOD, CA ( 2011/12/9 – The Linux Movies Group and the CinePaint Users Group will be getting together for an informal  meeting at Peets Coffee, 258 South Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, California, from 7pm to 8pm on December 12th. CinePaint project manager Robin Rowe will be there. There’s no agenda except to talk about Linux as used in making major motion pictures, CinePaint and possibly field some questions about programming in C++.

Linux is used for visual effects and animation in virtually every blockbuster film released in the past ten years. It’s standard at Disney, DreamWorks Animation, ILM and Sony. CinePaint has been used in making the Harry Potter films and many other pictures.

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CinePaint 1.0 Linux Source Tarball Available

November 29th, 2011·17 Comments

Latest CinePaint source available to build on Linux

By Robin Rowe

Air Force Photo Archive: HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan

Air Force Photo Archive: HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan

HOLLYWOOD, CA ( 2011/11/29 – This Thanksgiving release of CinePaint fixes many build errors and provides a source tarball that can be downloaded  and built on Linux-based systems. CinePaint is a free open source deep paint program that’s an alternative to software like Adobe Photoshop. This release of CinePaint is numbered at 1.0 rather than 0.27 for administrative reasons. It is not significantly different from 0.26. It has known bugs. Mac and Windows versions not available at this time. Report user experiences in the comments section below or on the mailing list.

Download cinepaint-1.0.tgz (17mb)

sudo make install

Updates since this was posted…

Photo courtesy of U.S. Air Force photo archive. Full size image.

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