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Short Films ANIMATIONWorld

The 17th Annual Animation Show of Shows Gets its First Theatrical Release

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 3:19pm

After 16 years of touring his annual animated short film program around the world, Acme Filmworks founder and producer Ron Diamond releases his latest program in theatres for the first time.

The Animation Pimp Blogs

Somebody on Something: Pat Smith’s ‘Blank on Blank’

Director Pat Smith talks about animating lost and rare interviews with stars like Hunter S. Thompson and Lou Reed for his new web mini-series.

Adult Swim ANIMATIONWorld

15 Years of Glorious Mayhem: 'Aqua Teen Hunger Force' Says Peace Out!

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 21, 2015 at 1:50pm

With the Adult Swim series finale set to air this week -- including a song from Rock legend Patti Smith -- creative studio Awesome Inc. reflects on the minimal animation and maximum fun of the beloved show.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

I Got Your Voxels Right Here: The Updated Digital Characters of ‘Pixels’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 5:52pm

Sony Imageworks VFX supervisor Dan Kramer helps bring iconic low-res 1980s arcade game characters into the CG world of 2015 in the new Adam Sandler film.


Germany’s LUXX Flies High with Production for ‘Manou the Swift’ Feature

German animation and VFX studio embarks on its first CG animated feature, 'Manou the Swift,' with a pipeline that includes Autodesk 3ds Max, The Foundry’s NUKE, Pixologic ZBrush, and Chaos Group’s V-Ray.

Dreamworks Animation ANIMATIONWorld

DreamWorks and Netflix Team Up on ‘Dragons: Race to the Edge’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 10:23am

DreamWorks Animation veteran and series director Elaine Bogan details the production process from storyboarding through final delivery on DWA’s hit series that further explores the world of the ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ franchise.

Disney Television Animation ANIMATIONWorld

Disney Television Animation’s Paul Rudish Talks New ‘Mickey Mouse’ Cartoon Shorts

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 5:40pm

Emmy award-winning artist and director Paul Rudish discusses the development process for new story ideas for the iconic Disney characters and describes Disney Television Animation’s storyboarding and production process.

FMX 2015 Headline News

WATCH: Illumination Mac Guff’s Kyle Balda Talks ‘Minions’ at FMX 2015

Illumination Mac Guff director Kyle Balda discusses the challenges of bringing Illumination’s CG-animated feature, ‘Minions,’ to the screen.

Animated Features ANIMATIONWorld

A Conversation with Kyle Balda: Bringing ‘Minions’ to the Big Screen

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 1:13pm

The co-director of Illumination Entertainment’s highly anticipated animated spin-off details the challenge of giving the loveable yellow sidekicks of ‘Despicable Me’ and ‘Despicable Me 2’ their own film.

FMX 2015 Headline News

WATCH: VFX Supe Christopher Townsend Talks ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

In this four-part interview from FMX 2015, Christopher Townsend, the overall VFX Supervisor on ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ provides a detailed overview of the key components of the Marvel Studios tentpole.

FMX 2015 Headline News

WATCH: Scott Ross Talks the Flawed Economics of VFX at FMX 2015

In this two-part interview from FMX 2015, Digital Domain founder and former CEO Scott Ross discusses the major issues affecting today’s visual effects industry, including flawed economic models, lack of a trade association, studio wage collusion, and government subsidies.