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03/02/14 St Alphonsus pupils Ellis Crosby, Carla Gardener, Alicia Yates-Richardson and Bethany Brown Children bring cartoon characters to life on campus

Children discovered how animated movies and characters from their favourite cartoons and computer games are created at a special Teesside University event.


03/02/14 Shaun Spalding Award-winning graduate returns to give insight into gaming industry

A Teesside University graduate who has found success in the video games industry is returning to share his experiences at this year’s Animex festival.


17/01/14 Line-up announced for Animex Festival 2014

Animex, the international festival of animation and computer games, is returning to Teesside University with another star line-up which features some of the industry’s leading names.


18/03/13 Teesside academic among influential women in the games industry

Teesside University academic Gabrielle Kent has been named as one of the top 100 women in the games industry by an influential gaming publication.


04/03/13 Animex award part of 'big three' alongside Oscar and Bafta

A regular visitor to Teesside University’s annual festival of animation and computer games is celebrating triple success after scooping an Animex award to go alongside a recent Oscar and Bafta.


30/01/13 Janus Kirkegaard. Great Dane returns to Teesside to inspire fellow gamers

A Danish graduate who launched a successful career in the games industry after completing a degree at Teesside University is returning to the region to speak at the annual Animex festival.


17/01/13 Animex returns with a decade of game success to celebrate

Animex, the international festival of animation and computer games, is returning to Teesside with yet another star line-up featuring some of the industry’s leading names.


03/01/13 Marv Wolfman will be a guest speaker at Animex Comics. Comic creators added to Animex festival line-up

From Spiderman to Hulk, Superman to Captain America, comic book heroes have kept fans devoted for generations.


09/11/12 Celebrating Animex Game’s 10th birthday with new events at Animex 2013

The fourteenth year of the UK's biggest festival of animation, visual effects and computer games promises to be the biggest and best yet and will introduce a full day of comics talks, and an Expo!


22/02/12 Animex Awards – shortlisted films

The shortlisted films for the Animex Awards have been announced:


13/02/12 Teesside University honorary graduate Dr Max Howard, former president of the Exodus Film Group. Industry experts hail Animex’s worldwide appeal

Some of the biggest names in animation and computer games have hailed the Animex festival as a resounding success which boosts Teesside’s reputation all over the world.


13/02/12 Teesside Computing graduate Dan Zelcs, who worked on the final Harry Potter film. University joins the Potter BAFTA celebrations

A university hailed the role of its Computing graduates as the finale of the record-breaking Harry Potter film franchise clinched a prestigious BAFTA.


06/02/12 Teesside University graduate Dan Zelcs. Degree at Teesside opens up a whole new world for Dan

Teesside University graduate Dan Zelcs has worked on some of film’s biggest franchises including Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia.


03/02/12 Games: The Future of Fiction - Interview with Karen Traviss

Lead writer on hit Xbox title Gears of War 3, Karen Traviss, will be a guest speaker at this year’s Animex Festival, held at Teesside University from 6-10 February, 2012.


03/02/12 to screen Annie's live

Animex has joined forces with the organisers of the Annie's, animation's equivalent of the Oscars, to give you the chance to watch the entire ceremony live and direct from Los Angeles in the USA.


23/01/12 Karen Prell with Wheatley, the exuberantly delusional sphere from the award-winning video game Portal 2. Childhood obsession leads to dream career for Animex’s Karen Prell

From working as a puppeteer on Fraggle Rock to animating characters for the award-winning video game Portal 2, Karen Prell has had a long and distinguished career in animation and puppetry.


20/01/12 Animex workshop and masterclass passes now on sale

Passes for Animex workshops and masterclasses are now available via the Animex web site. Tickets are very limited, so be quick to avoid missing out!


19/01/12 Animex passes almost sold out, but prices frozen again!

If you want to be part of Animex 2012, you need to act quickly. Despite almost doubling capacity this year, passes for Animex Talk and Animex Game are almost gone.


12/01/12 At the Opera by Juan Pablo Zaramella. Leading lights in animation and computer games to shine at Teesside

They have worked on classics such as The Lion King and Toy Story 2 – now some of the biggest names in animation and computer games will be welcomed to Teesside University for the 13th annual Animex festival.


06/01/12 Early booking rate frozen for one more week

With only a few weeks remaining until Animex 2012 begins, organisers have decided to freeze the early booking rate for one more week to allow the few remaining seats to go to those who have not yet had chance to book a place at the UK's biggest and best festival of animation and computer games.


05/01/12 Mel Robson and her guide dog Nyle. Nyle is transformed into an animated canine

You’ve heard of Scooby Doo and Bolt, now the University presents Nyle – the latest dog to work in the movies who is contributing to Animex – the University’s annual international festival of animation and computer games.


03/11/11 Animex bonus for Teesside alumni

Alumni of Teesside University are now able to purchase Animex passes at the student/unwaged rate.


31/10/11 Awards deadline extended!

The organisers of the Animex Awards have extended the deadline for submissions to allow even more students to get their work in front of this year’s Animex Jury.


24/10/11 Animex just got bigger and better

Animex 2012 promises to be the biggest and best in the event’s history. The thirteenth year of the UK's biggest festival of animation, visual effects and computer games just got even bigger.


09/09/11 Animex awards back with a bang!

The Animex Awards have been refreshed and revitalised for 2012. If you are a student who has completed a film as part of your course, the organisers of the biggest animation festival in the UK would love to see your work.


15/03/11 Another truly amazing week from Animex

Animex 2011 came to a close on Friday February 11 after an amazing insight into the work of Eric Goldberg from the man himself – capping another fantastic week, the Disney veteran left the arena to a standing ovation.


22/02/11 Animex Audience Awards now open for viewing

A selection of films from the 2011 Animex Awards are now available for viewing


11/02/11 Talent shines at Animex extravaganza

A dazzling array of animation and computer games talent descended on the University for the twelfth Animex international festival of animation and computer games.


09/02/11 Screenings at Cineworld tonight - come along!


02/02/11 onedotzero – robotica at Animex 2011

A new programme from onedotzero, based on our mechanical friends of the future, comes to Animex 2011.


26/01/11 Eric Goldberg - animator and director. Animation and computer games talent shines on Teesside

A dazzling array of animation and computer games talent is to appear at our twelfth Animex international festival.


05/01/11 Animex Awards Update


16/12/10 Teesside graduate lands job with Pixar

Teesside University School of Computing graduate Phil Shoebottom won’t be experiencing the UK’s harsh winter, as he has clinched a top job in sunny San Francisco.


19/11/10 Star Wars Imperial Costuming Group Stormtroopers to invade Animex 2011

During Animex week, members of the Star Wars Imperial Costuming Group, 99th Garrison, will be surprising audiences and giving fans of the Star Wars movies and games a chance to have their picture taken with their favourite heroes and villains.


11/10/10 First speaker confirmed for Animex 2011

Prolific animation writer Eric Shaw is revisiting Animex in 2011. He talks about why he feels the festival is an important reason to return to the North East of England.


11/10/10 Tickets now on sale for Animex 2011

On 7 February 2011, the curtains raises for the 12th Animex international festival of animation and computer games.


02/07/10 Animex Awards 2011

The Animex Awards 2011 is now open for entries.


20/04/10 Awards’ DVD collection

As part of our ongoing commitment to recognise and reward student games and animation content from around the world the Animex Awards is proud to bring to you some of the entry highlights on DVD.


19/04/10 Teesside University computing graduate Eresha Sale is a winner in the Animex awards. Eresha dreams of glittering prizes

Vivid dreams provided the inspiration for a short animated film by Teesside University computing graduate Eresha Sale.


16/03/10 Animex 2010 - Our most exciting year

Another successful year comes to an end for Animex with everybody involved talking about Animex 2010 being the most exciting ever.


26/02/10 Animex audience awards 2010

Animex - it's not over yet - now you can take part in this year's audience awards.


15/02/10 Mark Osborne, Co-Director of global animation hit Kung Fu Panda, was one of the highlights of Animex. Kung Fu Mark gets animated

American Director Mark Osborne flew from Los Angeles to Middlesbrough to speak at the eleventh Animex Festival.


11/02/10 The winning world of Animex

A cosmopolitan winning line-up proves the global popularity of our annual Animex awards.


11/02/10 Stuart Sumida, Professor of Biology at California State University Up close and personal at Animex

Getting up close and personal with some of the top professionals in the animation and computer gaming world is one of the highlights of Animex.


10/02/10 Emily, Megan, Shauna with artist Ben Reche Animex is for kids, too!

The future animators of Teesside got some first-hand tips for their potential future careers from organisers of the Animex Festival.


08/02/10 Best of Punto y Raya animation programmes

Two programmes from the Punto Y Raya Festival (Barcelona, Spain) are showing at Cineworld as part of Animex Screen.


08/02/10 Tickets out now for Princess and the Frog

Tickets for Friday’s screening of 'The Princess and the Frog' go on sale at the Cineworld Box office from 6.00pm today (Monday).


08/02/10 Free Animex screenings start

This evening sees the first of our FREE screenings of short films as part of the Monday line up of ANIMEX 2010.


03/02/10 Animex brochure now online

The long awaited Animex festival brochure is now online. For the lucky ones with tickets you can start planning how best to spend your time at this year’s events. A fabulous array of talks, presentations and as usual some top industry tips and behind the scene insights are on offer.


03/02/10 Animator Andrew Schmidt An Up-lifting festival at the University

Animator Andrew Schmidt, who worked on the Oscar nominated movie Up will be appearing here this week as part of our Animex Festival.


02/02/10 ScMART exhibition

ScMART is an exhibition of photography, drawing, painting, sculpture and animation produced by staff at Teesside University's School of Computing.


29/01/10 Live feed pass tickets now available

As usual Animex tickets have sold out well in advance of the festival, so we're organised the Animex Live Feed Pass for those of you who were unable to get tickets. This is a great opportunity to observe all of the talks taking place during Animex Game and Animex Talk via a link from the main festival venue into a room close by.


26/01/10 Disney’s Princess and the Frog Competition

Join us at Cineworld on Friday 12 February for Disney’s latest must-see release – and be in with a chance to win some Princess and the Frog goodies. The fun begins from 6.00pm with competitions and goodie bags up for grabs before the special screening at around 7.00pm.


14/01/10 Image taken from Animex 2010 sting, created by The Wishing Well Animation Studio, A second animated decade begins for Animex

Middlesbrough is again set to become an animated town, when we host Animex, the annual international festival of animation and computer games.


12/01/10 Image taken from Animex 2010 sting, created by The Wishing Well Animation Studio, Explore the business of Avatar in Newcastle

Animex, our international festival of animation and computer games is, for the first time, reaching out to the business community in a special one-day event in Newcastle.


21/12/09 Animex keynote speaker announced

Animation industry consultant Max Howard, who has collaborated on films such as Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and The Lion King, has been announced as the keynote speaker at the 2010 Animex Festival.


18/12/09 Animex Workshops announced

There’s a great line up of workshops confirmed for Animex 2010.


18/12/09 Animex Passes - now pay online

Our new booking system means you can now buy your Animex Pass online.


14/12/09 Leitmotif, 2D Animation Award shortlist Animex Awards Shortlist

Animex is pleased to announce we've selected a shortlist of entries for screening in next year's festival. As usual we had a great set of films to choose from - thank you to everyone who submitted films. Congratulations to all the shortlisted entrants.


19/11/09 Middlesbrough's Animex dinosaurs go global

A film showcasing animated dinosaurs created by Middlesbrough primary school children at our Animex festival is to be used by an international palaeontology society.


16/11/09 Phil Shoebottom, Senior Lead Artist at RealtimeUK First Animex speaker announced

Animex is gearing up for the 2010 festival and the first speaker has been announced.


13/11/09 British Animation Awards British animation awards return for Animex 2010

Animex screen once again warmly welcomes the British Animation Awards to the festival line up for 2010.


05/11/09 Book your Animex tickets now

You can now book your Animex tickets for Animex 2010.


26/10/09 Another judge announced for Animex

David Sproxton the co-founder of Aardman has announced he is to be a judge in the Animex Awards this year.


12/10/09 Dates for Animex 2010 released

The dates for the Animex Festival 2010 have been released so block out your diary now for your favourite events.


09/10/09 First trio of Animex Awards judges announced

Three top judges in the industry have been announced for this year's Animex Awards.


29/09/09 Animex Awards deadline extended

To coincide with the launch of the new Animex site the Animex Awards deadline has been extended to 01 November.


21/09/09 Stephen Parker, winner of our Animex logo competition Our new Animex logo

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of our international festival of animation and games a competition was launched to design a new logo.


21/09/09 Shane Acker and Alan Clements American box office success for Animex winner

A former Animex Awards prize winner has joined forces with celebrated film-maker Tim Burton to release his first feature film.


31/07/09 Stuart Sumida & Mark Walsh at Animex Call to enter Teesside’s Animex Awards

Organisers of the Animex Awards at Teesside University are welcoming work from animation students across the globe.


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