December 22, 2012
Happy Animated Holidays!  Don't forget to watch all your favorite holiday animated classics!  

December 1, 2012
Official submission for the Savannah Animation Festival 2013 have now officially closed. Many thanks to all of the wonderful international filmmakers that have submitted and for those of you that didn’t get a chance, watch for SIAF 2014 submission period.  

November 3, 2012
AHOF will sponsor the 2013 SIAF judging in December.  The Savannah International Animation Festival is one of the main fund raising events of AHOF!!  

September 8, 2012
NEW BOARD MEMBER! The Animation Hall Of Fame is deeply honored to announce that David Hale Hand has become the latest member of the Animation Hall Of Fame's Board of Directors.  

September 8, 2012
NEW BOARD MEMBER! The Animation Hall Of Fame is deeply honored to announce that David Hale Hand has become the latest member of the Animation Hall Of Fame's Board of Directors.  

August 22, 2012
Hal Miles, President and CEO of the Animation Hall of Fame, is honored and excited to announce the donation of the life’s work of the late Animator, Director, Producer David Dodd Hand (1900-1986) by his son David Hale Hand.

David Hand’s long career started in the heyday of the birth of animation and its explosion into the everyday life of people all over the world.

First working for Bray Studios; then Fleischer Studios in New York City, he then quickly rose through the ranks at the Disney Studios to become the Supervising Director of SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS and BAMBI, and PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR, answering only to Walt, a stellar achievement.  He had his hand in the development of all films at Disney from 1930 – 1944.  Then he impacted Europe by heading the GB Animation Studio with J. Arthur Rank, the major British animation studio and school of the time.  Before he retired, he went on to producing and directing for the Alexander Film Company in Colorado.

The Animation Hall of Fame is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.  This major donation of Art and Artifacts enhances the Animation Hall of Fame existing worldwide collection and extends its historical archives even further; helping to fulfill our goal of preservation & education on the history and continuing significance of animation throughout the world and the people who create and inspire it.  

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August 15, 2012
Looking for something worthwhile to donate your valuable free time to?  Like taking pictures?  Like posting on Facebook and Twitter? We need Volunteers for our social media sites and for our website press releases.  Those skills also are needed for archiving! Click on our Volunteer page or drop us a note on Facebook!!  We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization.  Give us a call!  

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August 8, 2012
Nancy and Hal Miles and Carol Miles undertook a whirl-wind trip from Savannah, GA to Boulder Colorado to personally accept the donation of the David Dodd Hand Collection by David Hale Hand.   Hal Miles taped a wonderful 4 hour interview with David Hale Hand on his recollections of his father’s life and career.  

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May 1, 2012
We wish to give kudos to our Volunteer Andrew Price for undertaking the archiving project.  We have just started this huge process and would love anyone who would like to help to volunteer!  

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April 22, 2012
The winners of the 2012 Savannah International Animation Festival are:

Traditional Animation "Kapitån Hu" Director: Basil Vogt, Switzerland
Computer Animation "Cadaver" Director: Jonah D. Ansell, USA
Stop Motion Animation "Create" Director: Dan MacKenzie, USA
Experimental Animation was a tie! "Children of the Sun" Director: NikolasTsonis,Canada
"Advanced Cybernetics" Director: Steven Day, USA
Television Series Animation "Murgi Keno Mutant (Attack of the Killer Mutant Chickens)" Director: Nayeem Mahbub, Bangladesh
Television Commercials Animation "Food Banks Hunger Count 2011" Director: Bryce Hallett, Canada
Web Animation "How to Talk to Women" Director: Josh Weisbrod USA
Student Traditional Animation "The Girl and the Fox" Director: Tyler Kupferer USA
Computer Animation, "The Jockstrap Raiders" Director: Mark Nelson USA
Persistence of Vision Award "Beaver Creek" Director: Ian Timothy USA  

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April 15, 2012
A successful end to the 2012 Savannah International Animation Festival! We had visitors as far away as Canada and this year 28 filmmakers attended. AHOF had the support of over 14 local and international businesses and 10 workshops and lectures. Best of all was the comments from the attendees from attendees -- from "Awesome!" to "Inspiring!" to "How did they do that?" to "I want to create now!" Next year is only 362 days away!!  

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April 12, 2012
It's Here! The 3rd Savannah International Animation Festival is happening tomorrow, April 13th at the Coastal Georgia Center! We have a great lineup of films and speakers for you to enjoy! This year we will be screening 54 juried animated films from 21 different countries! We are excited to have as a special guest Joan Voglesang, President and CEO of Toon Boom Software International! And as a special treat you can see on display Art and Artifacts from the history of Animation in our Art Gallery. Come and meet many of the filmmakers from all over the world as well!  

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