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FMX 2015 ANIMATIONWorld

WATCH: Professor Craig Caldwell Talks Storytelling in Games at FMX 2015

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 4:28pm

Craig Caldwell, USTAR senior research professor at the University of Utah, discusses storytelling challenges in games.

20th Century Fox Headline News

Fox Officially Announces ‘Deadpool’ Sequel

It’s a big day for movie sequels as 20th Century Fox officially announces ‘Deadpool 2’ and unveils footage from Blue Sky’s ‘Ice Age: Collision Course,’ ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ and Roland Emmerich’s ‘Independence Day: Resurgence.’

Animated Feature Film ANIMATIONWorld

The Ultimate Sidekick Finally Discovers Herself in Pixar’s ‘Finding Dory’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 8, 2016 at 1:09pm

For director Andrew Stanton and producer Lindsey Collins, ‘Finding Nemo’s eternally upbeat memory-impaired blue tang fish has a compelling and important journey of her own worth sharing.

Animated TV Shows ANIMATIONWorld

A Patch of Blue in an Otherwise Dark Sky – Adam Reed’s ‘Archer’ Season 7 Finally Arrives on FX

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 3:21pm

Hollywood Noir meets Keystone Spymasters as the bumbling agency moves to Los Angeles, applying their questionable espionage skills to the private eye business.

Screenwriting Blogs

PRODUCT REVIEW: PLOT CONTROL 3.0 PLOT STRUCTURING & SCREENWRITING SOFTWARE

Structure your screenplays faster, better and easier with the help of this outstanding new software!

Starburns Industries Headline News

Starburns Industries Options Animated ‘Bubbles’ Feature

The producers of Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson’s Oscar-nominated stop-motion animated feature ‘Anomalisa’ acquire Isaac Adamson’s screenplay about Michael Jackson’s famed Chimpanzee companion, Bubbles.

Disney Television Animation Headline News

‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Joins Disney Series ‘Milo Murphy’s Law’

Disney Television Animation comedy series from ‘Phineas and Ferb’ creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff ‘Swampy’ Marsh features star-studded voice cast including Christian Slater, Vanessa Williams and Sarah Chalke.

Awards Headline News

Nominations for 88th Academy Awards Unveiled

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 6:32am

Nominees for Best Animated Feature are ‘Anomalisa,’ ‘Boy and the World,’ ‘Inside Out,’ ‘Shaun the Sheep Movie,’ and ‘When Marnie Was There.’

Television Headline News

FX Orders Animated Pilot from Louis C.K. & Albert Brooks

Voice stars of Illumination Entertainment’s ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ are co-creating, co-writing and providing the two lead voices for an untitled animated pilot for FX.

Awards Headline News

ASIFA-Hollywood Announces 43rd Annie Award Nominations

This year’s Best Animated Feature nominations include Starburns Industry’s ‘Anomalisa,’ Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ and ‘The Good Dinosaur,’ Aardman’s ‘Shaun the Sheep the Movie,’ and Blue Sky’s ‘The Peanuts Movie.’

Awards Headline News

‘Family Guy’ Creator Seth Macfarlane Receives WGAW Lifetime Achievement Award

Acclaimed writer-producer is honored with the Writers Guild of America, West Animation Writers Caucus’ 2015 Animation Writing Award for lifetime achievement in recognition of his outstanding contributions to animation writing.

Dreamworks Animation Headline News

Dreamworks Animation Enlists Edgar Wright for Untitled Feature

Multi-talented filmmaker to direct and co-write original animated feature centered on the concept of shadows; Wright to co-write the film with comedian and author David Walliams.

Communication Blogs

OUR BUSINESS IS COMMUNICATING. SO WHY ARE SOME SO BAD AT IT?

There's nothing more frustrating than getting an email from a producer asking if I’m interested in writing a screenplay and then, when I email back and convey my interest, all I hear are—

Star Wars ANIMATIONWorld

Andrew Lauretta and Charles Boyd talk ‘Star Wars: Knights of the Fallen Empire’ Expansion

Bioware’s lead animator and lead writer on the new ‘Star Wars: The Old Republic’ MMORPG digital expansion discuss their biggest and most narrative-driven content addition to date.

Sony Pictures Entertainment Headline News

‘Robot Chicken’ Writers Board ‘Rabbids’ Feature for Sony, Ubisoft

‘Robot Chicken’ writers Matthew Senreich, Tom Sheppard and Zeb Wells team up to write the screenplay for the hybrid live-action/stop-motion animated ‘Rabbids’ feature from Sony and Ubisoft.

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