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Psyop Headline News

Psyop Debuts Spectacular ‘Kismet’ VR Experience

New virtual reality experience for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive is powered by a deck of 22 hand-painted Tarot cards and an accurate real-time map of the solar system.

Awards Headline News

Germany’s ‘Kaputt’ Wins ITFS Grand Prix Award

‘Kaputt’ (‘Broken’) from directors Alexander Lahl and Volker Schlecht tops the 23rd Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film; Korea’s ‘Afternoon Class’ directed by Seoro Oh wins Lotte Reiniger Promotion Award for Animated Film.

ITFS Headline News

Psyop’s ‘Man and Dog’ Tops 2016 Animated Com Winners

Psyop wins the Grand Prix for Coca-Cola ‘Man and Dog’ at the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film competition for applied animation in the field of advertising, spatial communication and technology.

FMX Headline News

FMX Wraps 2016 Edition with Record Attendance

Twenty-first edition of European conference spotlighting animation, visual effects, games and transmedia saw a new all-time high of 3,500 attendees.

Sarofsky Headline News

Sarofsky Bolsters Talent Roster with Two Additions

Creative director Patrick Coleman and producer Sam Clark join Chicago-based production company known for its design-driven work on commercials, brand films, title sequences and more.

virtual reality Headline News

Cogswell College Launches VR/AR Certificate Program

Industry Advisory Board for new certificate program includes Citrix Systems’ Fabien Bourdon, CloudPic founder & CEO Richard Chuang, Geomedia’s Jeremy Kenisky, Jaunt VR’s Curt Miyashiro, and Azimyth Creation Studio founder & CEO Stephanie Riggs.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Disney’s ‘Zootopia’ Arrives Home on June 7

Bonus features include candid conversations with filmmakers and artists behind ‘Zootopia,’ an alternate opening, never-before-seen characters and deleted scenes, and a sneak peek at some of the hidden Easter Eggs that make reference to Disney Animation’s most beloved films and characters.

Brown Bag Films Headline News

Netflix, BBC Announce Voice Cast for ‘Watership Down’ Miniseries

Four-part CG miniseries based on the classic novel by Richard Adams to be directed by Noam Murro with animation produced at Dublin-based studio Brown Bag Films.

annecy Headline News

New Trailer Unveiled for 2016 Annecy International Animated Film Festival

Festival trailer from production company CARIBARA ANNECY was directed by Régis Vidal and Florian Thouret with animation produced at 3D studio inthebox.

Disney Headline News

Here Are 42 Amazing Pieces of Concept Art from Disney’s ‘Jungle Book’

Check out some of the concept art behind Jon Favreau’s photoreal adventure from talented artists, illustrators and sculptors including Jonathan Bach, Seth Engstrom, Vance Kovacs and more.

Education & Training Headline News

ASIFA-Hollywood, AEF Announce 2016 Scholarship Program

Scholarship program from ASIFA-Hollywood and the Animation Educators Forum to award $34,500 in 2016 scholarships to local, national and international animation students.

Lucasfilm Headline News

‘LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures’ Premieres June 20

New CG-animated series produced by Wil Film, the LEGO Group and Lucasfilm is set between the events of ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ and ‘Return of the Jedi.’

Rainmaker Entertainment Headline News

Rainmaker’s ‘Ratchet & Clank’ in Theaters Friday!

CG-animated feature based on the iconic PlayStation video game franchise featuring the voices of Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Bella Thorne, Rosario Dawson and Sylvester Stallone secures global distribution, releases in North America on April 29.

Laika Headline News

Focus Features Unveils New Trailer & Art for LAIKA’s ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’

New trailer and art work for the stop-motion/CG-animated hybrid feature unveils more of Kubo’s world, including the snowy tundra of The Ice Fields, the mysterious Garden of Eyes, The Hall of Bones, and The Far Lands.

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