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It’s Happening in Stuttgart! Headline News

Final FMX 2022 Program Additions Update

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 3:40pm

With the conference starting next Tuesday, a final selection of new program highlights includes a showcase of an LED Wall and Unreal Engine in a virtual production stage, ‘Real vs. Unreal’ real-time graphics panel, and The World to Come - A look ahead at Metaverse.’

It’s All Happening in Stuttgart Headline News

ITFS 2022 Announces More Festival Highlights

Nominees revealed for the Trickstar Business Award, the German Animation Screenplay Award, and the Animated Games Award Germany; 29th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film runs May 3-8, onsite and online.

ITFS Highlights ANIMATIONWorld

A Little ‘Short’ Slice of Stuttgart

AWN’s Animation Pimp and Ottawa Animation Festival artistic director Chris Robinson takes a close look at six ‘under the radar’ animated shorts in competition at next week’s hybrid Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film – ITFS – running May 3-8.

Float Away! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Attack on Titan’ Director Uses Parkour to Illustrate Love in ‘Bubble'

Tetsuro Araki, known for often violent, action-filled anime, shifts gears to tell an emotional coming-of-age story set in a mostly underwater Tokyo encased in a large bubble and cut-off from the outside world; film hits Netflix April 28.

Virtual Events Headline News

SCAD GamingFest 2022 Returns Online April 28-29

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 11:15am

Two days of streaming conversations and panels led by industry leaders and SCAD alumni include ‘Industry Insights: The ABCs of NFTs,’ ‘Building the Metaverse,’ ‘Alumni Voices,’ and ‘In Conversation: Inclusive Character Design in Gaming.’

Learn to Draw the Disney Way! ANIMATIONWorld

Disney Artists Share Their Stories and Creative Secrets in ‘Sketchbook’

In the new six-part series premiering today on Disney+, artists who’ve helped bring some of Disney’s most iconic animated characters to the screen, such as the Genie in ‘Aladdin’ and Young Simba in ‘The Lion King,’ offer an in-depth look at how the ‘magic is drawn one line at a time.’

Anime Headline News

Studio Ghibli Fest 2022 Returns to Theaters this Spring

The animation slate features classic films including the 20th anniversary screening of ‘The Cat Returns,’ and the critically acclaimed ‘Ponyo;’ tickets are now on sale for screenings through Fall 2022.

Technology Headline News

Dell Reveals New Latitude 9330 and Precision 7000 Series Machines

Powerful new reimagined computers, designed with a small, thin form factor for hybrid workplaces, include Dell Optimizer that uses AI to automatically improve application performance, battery run-time, audio settings, and privacy.

Learn to Draw the Disney Way! Headline News

‘Aladdin’ Animator Eric Goldberg Says Disney Plans Return to 2D Features

The famed artist is one of six subjects in the upcoming documentary series ‘Sketchbook,’ which champions the process of hand-drawn character art in animation.

Podcasts Headline News

Watch and Listen: ‘Avatar: Braving the Elements’ Season 2 Trailer

Nickelodeon and iHeartRadio’s companion podcast continues its exploration of the Avatarverse; hosted by voice actors Janet Varney and Dante Basco, the new weekly episodes kick off May 3.

Events Headline News

Digital Gravy Announces Salt Lake Animation Expo

The in-person/virtual hybrid event features presenters, panels, and Q&A sessions with a focus on the future of animation; confirmed guests include Toon Boom wizard Matt Watts and VFX artist Ron Friedman – the event runs May 20-21.

Beauty in the Face of Tragedy ANIMATIONWorld

‘Charlotte’: Painting Life, Love, and Loss During the Holocaust

Hitting theaters April 22, the 2D animated film tells the true story of German-Jewish artist Charlotte Salomon, who over 18 months, completed more than one thousand gouaches depicting the lives of her family, friends, and lovers, before her 1943 murder in Auschwitz.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP 158: How Christian Haynes is Creating Indie Series ‘Zach in Time’

The artist and animator shares how he got his original series off the ground, thoughts on self-taught learning vs. animation school, and how to improve your own art.

Jaegers and Kaiju Oh My! ANIMATIONWorld

Greg Johnson Talks ‘Pacific Rim: The Black’ Final Season

The Netflix series’ co-creator, co-writer, and co-executive producer reflects on his show’s final set of episodes that honor Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pacific Rim’ film franchise while telling compelling stories about new characters and their adventures in the world of Jaegers and Kaiju.

New Animation for Kids Headline News

Apple TV+ Greenlights ‘Sago Mini Friends’ Original Preschool Series

Inspired by the popular kids’ app, the show features Harvey the floppy-eared dog and his friends who model optimism, kindness, and true thankfulness; Spin Master is producing, with animation by Brown Bag Films.

Anime Movie Night! Headline News

AX Cinema Nights Debuts with ‘Ryoma! The Prince of Tennis <Decide>’

Based on the Japanese Sports manga by Takeshi Konomi, the 3D animated movie hits U.S. theaters nationwide on May 12; tickets are now on sale.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

Netflix Reveals ‘My Father’s Dragon’ Cast and First Look Image

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 8:02am

An all-star acting lineup joins Oscar-nominated director Nora Twomey’s upcoming animated feature about a young boy who runs away to rescue a young dragon.

Business Headline News

Powerkids, Bonelli Entertainment and SBE Ink Deal to Adapt Comics to Animation

Partnership kicks off with comic ‘Dragonero,’ soon to be kids’ animated series, being co-produced with Rai Ragazzi and Nexus TV.

Consume Responsibly Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Love, Death + Robots’ Season 3 Teaser and First Look Images

Get ready for terror, imagination, and beauty in all-new episodes of Tim Miller and David Fincher’s animated anthology, hitting the streamer May 20.

Maury and Connie are Coming Back! SVOD Headline News

‘Big Mouth’ and ‘Human Resources’ Renewed at Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 6:54am

Award-winning animated series about the nightmare of puberty and its ‘edgier and adultier’ spin-off series both picked up for another season.

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