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Book Review: 'When Magoo Flew: The Rise and Fall of Animation Studio UPA'

Adam Abraham’s new book smartly tells the story of UPA’s meteoric rise, eventual decline and lasting artistic and creative impact still felt today.

Animation Headline News

2011 Ursa Major Awards Voting Now Open

The annual Ursa Major Awards, for the best anthropomorphic (“funny animal”) literature and art of the year, is now open for voting for works produced during the calendar year 2011.

Fund Headline News

The Fund for Reconciliation, Tolerance and Peace Gets New Brand Identity

A new brand identity was unveiled for The Fund for Reconciliation, Tolerance and Peace with a viscerally engaging animated video created by Creative Director Eitan Chitayat, Lobo of Brazil, The Ebeling Group, Birdo Studios, Wicked Music, Sweet Sound and Firefly Pictures.

Animation Blogs

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Special Guest: OIAF Animators' Picnic 2011 - Part 2

It's the FFAF Pre-Holiday Holiday Spectacular as Joel and Alan continue to bother more legends of international animation trying to eat, drink, and be wary at the Ottawa International Animation Festival 2011, Part 2.  PLUS, backstage hijinks and hosting recap of the OIAF 2011 Closing Ceremonies.

Headline News

motion504 Animates 'Fueling Good' for CITGO

Minneapolis-based ad agency Carmichael Lynch recently tapped broadcast design and animation studio motion504 to help create an inspirational animated short for Fueling Good, a charitable giving program by CITGO.

Film Headline News

NFB’s ‘Romance’ Wins Genie Award

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) added to its roster of more than 90 Genie Awards on Thursday, with the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television naming “Romance” as the top Canadian animated short film for 2011.

Shorts Headline News

Aardman Creates Comedy Shorts for DC Nation

Aardman Animation has teamed up with Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment to create DC’s World’s Funnest, a series of original animated shorts that will be a part of DC Nation, a full hour of exclusive kid’s programming and shorts based on DC Comics characters.

Blogs

Oscar Tour 2012 LA Day 4: DreamWorks Animation

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 7:55am

Each year on the Oscar Showcase Tour, our day at DreamWorks is always great. The studio goes out of its way to provide a full day of demonstrations, a great lunch with executives and a packed screening of the nominated shorts. Of all the stops on the tour, DreamWorks always shares the most detailed and intimate look at films in progress, which for an assembly of animation directors and producers, is always a welcome treat. This year was no different.

Blogs

Oscar Tour 2012 LA Day 3: Disney Feature Animation

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 2, 2012 at 8:03am

Fresh from our morning at the ARL, we were greeted in the lobby of Disney’s whimsical animation building by Stephanie Morse, Talent Development Coordinator. She ushered the nominees into the screening theater for a quick introduction. Then, leaving the lunchtime crowd to watch the nominated shorts, our band set out on a fast-paced tour of the neighboring Disney lot.

College Headline News

Oscar Winning Moonbot Short Fueled by Ringling Graduates

Ringling College of Art and Design is pleased to announce that a short film created by Moonbot Studios, an animation and storytelling studio cofounded by a Ringling College graduate and Trustee, won an Oscar at the 84th Academy Awards.

Studios Headline News

Pixeldust Creates Compelling Web Video for FHSSA

Washington, D.C.-based Pixeldust Studios created a three-minute web video for the Foundation for Hospices in Sub-Saharan Africa (FHSSA) to reach out to U.S. hospices with the message about the need for additional partners.

Music Headline News

Composer John Hunter Scores Oscar Winning Short

John Hunter, composer and partner at Breed Music, scores the Academy Award winning animated short “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore,” directed by William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg of Moonbot Studios.

Blogs

Have The Annies Become Relevant Again?

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 27, 2012 at 6:10pm

If you asked me whether the Annies had become irrelevant a few years ago, I, and many in and around the animation industry, would have quickly said, yes. But see what a few years have done. The Disney boycott really forced the hand of ASIFA and put them into a position to fix the problems many had been complaining about for years. Moves such as keeping Annie voting to professionals and forming the member's favorite category for the larger membership have gone a long way in bringing a sense of legitimacy back to the long running awards show.

Blogs

Oscar Tour 2012 LA Day 2: 20th Century Fox

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 27, 2012 at 5:09pm

Wednesday afternoon found the Oscar shorts nominees at 20th Century Fox's sprawling backlot, located in the heart of Century City. After checking in at the Little Theater, used by the studio for on-site screenings, it was off for some behind-the-scenes looks at one of television's biggest studios.

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