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GKIDS Headline News

GKIDS Announces English-Language Voice Cast for ‘April and the Extraordinary World’

English-language voice cast includes Paul Giamatti, Tony Hale, Susan Sarandon and J.K. Simmons; film opens March 25th in NYC, April 1st in LA, and expands nationally on April 8th.

Lucasfilm Headline News

Lucasfilm Names Rob Bredow Chief Technology Officer

Former Sony Pictures Imageworks CTO and Visual Effects Supervisor helped launch ILMxLAB, and has worked on films such as ‘Men in Black 3,’ ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ and ‘Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs.’ 

Troika Headline News

Troika Hires Emmy Award-Winning Creative Director Kasumi Mihori

Former Turner Studios exec has worked with almost every major network, broadcaster and media company including Disney/ABC, NBC Universal, CBS, Fox, Warner Brothers Studio, CNN, ESPN, PBS, Disney Channel and Discovery.

People Headline News

The Academy Appoints Jennifer Yuh Nelson to Leadership Board

As part of The Academy’s recent diversity initiatives, ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ director joins Academy’s 51-seat Board of Governors for a three-year term; Disney animator Floyd Norman appointed to the Education and Outreach Committee.

call for entries Headline News

BAFTA UK Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

Deadline for submissions is Friday, June 17; previous recipients include ‘The Bigger Picture’ director Daisy Jacobs, ‘Edmond’ director of photography Ian Forbes, and ‘Manoman’ director of photography Steven Ferguson.

FMX 2015 ANIMATIONWorld

WATCH: Ed Hooks Talks Good and Bad Acting in Animation at FMX 2015

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 4:44am

Ed Hooks, author of 'Acting for Animators,' discusses the main elements of good acting and how animators bring life to an animated film.

Ireland Headline News

4th Annual Animation Dingle Kicks off March 18th

Running March 18 & 19, Ireland’s Animation Dingle to feature keynote addresses delivered by Tara Sorensen, Head of Kids Programming for Amazon Studios, USA, and David Levine, General Manager of Disney Channels UK & Ireland.

Aardman Nathan Love Headline News

Sean McClintock Joins Aardman Nathan Love

Director, designer and animator has formerly worked with high-profile production companies such as Psyop, Brand New School, The Mill, HUSH and Buck, working with top-tier brands including Nike, Google, Twitter, Coke Zero and Viacom.

FMX 2015 VFXWorld

WATCH: The Third Floor's Duncan Burbridge Talks 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Previs at FMX 2015

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 5:01am

Duncan Burbridge, executive producer at The Third Floor, discusses how previs helped director Joss Whedon realize his creative vision on Marvel's 'Avengers: Age of Ultron.'

Walt Disney Animation Studios Headline News

Meet the Women Innovators Who Helped Bring Disney’s ‘Zootopia’ to Life

Look development supervisor Michelle Robinson, animation supervisor Kira Lehtomaki, technical director Heather Pritchett, and XGen leadership team member Ying Liu discuss the technology behind Walt Disney Animation Studios’ latest feature.

FMX 2015 VFXWorld

WATCH: Jon Peddie and Kathleen Maher Analyze CG and VR Tech Markets at FMX 2015

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 14, 2016 at 5:20am

Jon Peddie and Kathleen Maher discuss how computer graphics and VR technologies affect the entertainment industry.

Google Spotlight Stories Headline News

Shannon Tindle’s ‘On Ice’ Now on YouTube

Created in collaboration with Google ATAP’s Spotlight Stories and Evil Eye Pictures, animated short made for mobile and VR devices contains hidden surprises, including a musical homage to Queen.

Music & Sound Headline News

Technicolor Appoints Scott Gershin Director of Sound and Editorial

Sound designer and feature film supervising sound editor to lead the company’s expansion into sound design for gaming and immersive experiences.

shorts films Headline News

15th Annual Tribeca Film Festival Announces Short Film Selections

Animated shorts program curated by Whoopi Goldberg includes ‘The Orchestra,’ directed by Mikey Hill; ‘Lucens,’ directed and written by Marcel Barelli; ‘Fear,’ directed by Dawn Dreyer and Andrea Love; ‘Violet,’ directed by Maurice Joyce; ‘Short Story of a Fox and a Mouse,’ directed and written by Camille Chaix, Hugo Jean, Juliette Jourdan, Marie Pillier and Kevin Roger; ‘I am a Pencil’ (Je suis un Crayon), directed and written by Joe D’Arcy; and the U.S. premiere of Bill Plympton's ‘The Loneliest Stoplight.’

FMX 2015 ANIMATIONWorld

WATCH: Disney Animation's Hank Driskill, Adolph Lusinsky and Brent Burley Talk Hyperion and 'Big Hero 6' at FMX 2015

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 11, 2016 at 4:51am

Walt Disney Animation Studio's Hank Driskill, Adolph Lusinsky and Brent Burley discuss the impact their new rendering system, Hyperion, had on production of the animated feature 'Big Hero 6.'

BAAs Headline News

‘Shaun The Sheep’ Tops British Animation Awards

‘Shaun The Sheep: The Movie’ wins Best Long Form Animation; Martin Freeman wins Best Voice Performance for ‘Stick Man’; ‘Stick Man’ and ‘The Amazing World of Gumball’ pick up two awards each.

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