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Awards Headline News

‘Frozen 2,’ ‘Avengers: Endgame’ and ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Take Home Lumiere Awards

The Advanced Imaging Society honors outstanding achievement in immersive storytelling using advanced visual technology at their 11th annual awards ceremony held at Warner Bros. Studios.

Animation Festivals Headline News

5th Annual GLAS Animation Festival Coming March 19 - 22

Festival releases initial GLAS 2020 speaker line-up and signal film, directed by Lénaïg Le Moigne and featuring sounds by Skillbard. 

SVOD Headline News

Netflix Signs Deal to Stream Studio Ghibli Library Outside North America and Japan

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 20, 2020 at 8:57am

The famed studio’s classic animated tales like Oscar-winning ‘Spirited Away,’ ‘Princess Mononoke’ and ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ will soon stream worldwide for the very first time.

animated short films Headline News

WATCH: Aardman and Greenpeace’s ‘Turtle Journey’ Highlights Oceans’ Plight

Through humorous storytelling and CGI/stop-motion animation mix, short conveys the urgent message of climate change, pollution, oil drilling and overfishing perils. 

Annecy Headline News

Annecy Plans New Venues and 26% Seat Increase for 2020 Festival

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 12:28pm

In response to 2019’s capacity and ticketing problems, the festival is making needed changes to accommodate screening capacity for the record numbers of attendees expected this summer.

Awards Headline News

Adobe Character Animator Receives Emmy Award for Breaking New Ground in TV Animation

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honors pioneering software system used for live performance-based animation.

SVOD Headline News

Netflix Greenlights Stop-Motion ‘The House’ from Nexus Studios

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 3:40pm

Emma de Swaef & Marc James Roles, Niki Lindroth von Bahr and Paloma Baeza will each direct a chapter in dark comedy about a house and three generations of families who lived in it.

Awards Headline News

92nd Academy Awards: Animated Feature, Short Film and VFX Oscar Nominees React

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 4:20pm

Contenders in the animated feature, animated short film and visual effects categories share their initial reactions to their nominations for Oscar gold.

SVOD ANIMATIONWorld

‘Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts’ Shows the Bright Side of a Post-Apocalyptic World

Radford Sechrist and Bill Wolkoff discuss their unconventional new DreamWorks Animation series about an intrepid heroine going up against a bunch of deadly, but adorable, giant animals, premiering today on Netflix. 

Film Festival Events

NYC's 9th Annual Winter Film Awards International Film Festival - Feb 20-29 2020

Begins: February 20, 2020

9th Annual Winter Film Awards International Film Festival - awesome film screenings, cool discussion panels, career-building workshops and super-fun parties! Check out our 79 outstanding films from 27 countries -- we have something for everyone! 

Animated TV Series Headline News

Stephen Colbert’s Animated ‘Tooning Out the News’ Greenlit at CBS All Access

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 13, 2020 at 4:55pm

Variety show from team behind Showtime’s ‘Our Cartoon President’ will feature daily and weekly segments mocking news of the day.

Awards Headline News

‘Toy Story 4,’ ‘BoJack HorseMan’ and ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Take Home Critics' Choice Awards

Winners of the Critics Choice Association’s 25th annual awards were announced last night at their Barker Hangar gala ceremony in Santa Monica, California.  

Awards Headline News

Nominations Announced for 92nd Academy Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 13, 2020 at 7:19am

Dean DeBlois’ ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,’ Jérémy Clapin’s ‘I Lost My Body,’ Sergio Pablos’ ‘Klaus,’ Chris Butler’s ‘Missing Link,’ and Josh Cooley’s ‘Toy Story 4’ receive nominations for Best Animated Feature.

Technology Headline News

BOXX Workstations Now Featuring 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processor

Technology leader’s APEXX T3 workstation one of first in industry to ship with new processor, with performance enhancements built to accelerate and optimize creative workflows. 

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