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Category: 2D

Fostering Diversity in Animation Headline News

Netflix Hosting Free ‘Asian Creatives in Animation’ Virtual Event

In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, seven top creative professionals will participate in a panel discussion on creating community and fostering diversity in the animation industry.

call for entries Headline News

Anima2021 Submissions Deadline Coming May 30

Submissions now being accepted for the 2021 Córdoba International Animation Festival, running October 6-8; held every two years since 2001, the festival promotes and celebrates the artistic and technological aspects of the art form, and is the main animation event in Argentina.

Animated Works to Watch For Headline News

Annecy 2021 Announces Work in Progress Selections

16 WIP projects will be featured at the upcoming hybrid festival edition, with all selections accessible on the festival’s online platform; feature selections include ‘The Siren’ by Sepideh Farsi, ‘Unicorn Wars’ by Alberto Vázquez Rico, and ‘Princess Dragon’ by Anthony Roux and Jean-Jacques Denis.

Resurrections Do Happen! Headline News

‘Tuca & Bertie’ Back with New Episodes on Adult Swim

Lisa Hanawalt’s critically acclaimed adult animated comedy series, starring Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong, gets a new lease on life with all new episodes debuting June 13; series centers on the friendship between two millennial bird women dealing with real life issues such as ghosts, sex buses, pottery fails, and therapy.

Moving Forward from the Past ANIMATIONWorld

How Old Ghosts Shape Our Lives in ‘Baby Blues’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 30, 2021 at 10:23am

Christine Fellows uses cut-out collage and stop-motion to animate Suzie Ungerleider's new song about releasing the hold traumatic events have on our lives.

Machines Rule! ANIMATIONWorld

‘The Mitchells vs. The Machines’: A Scrapbook of Art, Nostalgia, and Killer Robots

Distinctively styled 2D, 3DCG, and live-action, integrated with a highly personal and relatable story, give Mike Rianda and Jeff Rowe’s new apocalyptic comedy adventure a uniquely ‘human’ touch.

From Russia With Love Headline News

Exclusive: Phil Gerus’ ‘Shake Off the Jinx with Your Kiss’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 9:51am

Animated by JJ the Icon and debuting today along with the DJ/jazz pianist’s new ‘Too Close to Love’ EP, 2D short envisions a tender dialogue between a woman and nature as they eventually become one.

Taking out Tyranny Headline News

Lebanese Animated Thriller ‘Alephia 2053’ Imagines A World Without Tyranny

Pulling from events surrounding the Arab Spring uprisings, powerful new 60-minute film envisions what the Middle East could look like in 30 years.

End Malaria in a Generation Headline News

LOBO Animates ‘Draw the Line Against Malaria’ PSA

Using ‘Muundo,’ a new universal visual language created by artist Láolú Senbanjo, animation studio creates promotional spot with eye-catching lines, symbols, and patterns to inspire African youth to call on their leaders to end malaria within a generation.

Virtual Events Headline News

FMX 2021 Shares New Program Highlights

Running May 4-6, the online even has announced additional talks and highlights, including ‘From 2D to 3D: The Craft of Tom & Jerry,’ more ‘Concept Art Track’ speakers, and a panel by the Animation Media Cluster Region Stuttgart.

Fun in the Sun! ANIMATIONWorld

Creating the Stylized, 2D-Inspired Fun of Pixar’s ‘Luca’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 1:36pm

Director Enrico Casarosa used his cartoony sketches and storyboards to lead a ‘less is more’ move away from 3DCG realism in the studios’ upcoming tale about a life-changing summer for two teenage sea monsters living on the Italian Riviera.

Animation Festivals Headline News

Ottawa Animation Festival Going Online for 2021

With the pandemic still to be reckoned with, event will go virtual again this year, with an extended run set for September 22 – October 3; the best of the usual ‘in person’ activities will be featured and available from the safety and comfort of home; submissions still being accepted through May 31.

Business Headline News

Jetpack Inks Distribution Deal for ‘Clangers’

ZDF to bring the BAFTA Award-winning stop-motion animated series to Europe and Asia; other distribution deals take the series to Singapore, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, and Croatia.

Coming Soon to a Family Room Near You! Headline News

A Summer - and Spring - of Animated Films Set to Hit Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 11:32am

The streaming giants shares release dates, teaser trailers, and new images from their upcoming slate – including Lin-Manual Miranda’s ‘Vivo’ - that starts this Friday with Mike Rianda’s ‘The Mitchells vs. The Machines.’

Business Headline News

Pebbles Flintstone Animated Comedy ‘Bedrock’ in Development at Fox

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 10:01am

Elizabeth Banks to produce and star as Fred and Wilma’s now 20-something daughter in the continuing stories of everyone’s favorite modern Stone Age Family.

Honor Has A New Name! Headline News

Netflix Unveils ‘Yasuke’ Official Trailer and Key Art

By Dan Sarto | Monday, April 26, 2021 at 4:53pm

The reimagined story of the first African samurai - bound by honor, compelled to defend – debuts globally April 29; directed by LaSean Thomas, the anime series stars LaKeith Stanfield, with animation by ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ production studio MAPPA and music by Flying Lotus.  

Awards Headline News

Winners Announced for KingstOOn 2021

Martinique’s ‘TOL’ named Best Caribbean Short Film, South African ‘The Sugarcane Man’ named Best International Student Film, and Malaysian ‘Biji’ named Best International Short Film, as Jamaica’s premier animation conference and festival came to a close Sunday night.

Captivating with Chaos ANIMATIONWorld

Capturing Chaos and Unpredictability in POORSTACY’s ‘Get Out’ Visualizer

By Dan Sarto | Monday, April 26, 2021 at 2:07pm

Artist Yemi Faleti used Premiere Pro with Boris FX’s Sapphire and Red Giant’s VFX suite to produce the rapid cuts and melting colors in his CG piece for Universal Music Group’s °1824 division.

Events Headline News

ITFS’ AniMovie 2021 Competition Running Online May 4-9

Program highlights include feature film animation competition, screenings, film talks, and free live-streams; notable speakers include Oscar-nominated ‘Wolfwalkers’ director Tomm Moore and David Silverman, director of ‘Extinct.’

And the Oscar Goes to…? Headline News

‘Soul,’ ‘If Anything Happens I love You,’ and 'Tenet' Take Home Oscar Gold

By Dan Sarto | Monday, April 26, 2021 at 8:19am

‘Soul’ also wins for Best Musical Score, while ‘Mank’ wins for Best Cinematography, in the final ceremony of the 2021 awards season.

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