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Books Headline News

New Edition of Liz Blazer’s ‘Animated Storytelling’ Now Available

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 3:47pm

The animator and educator’s updated guidebook on animated filmmaking includes a new section on nonlinear, experimental films; AWN readers can get 35% off their purchase through Peachpit.

SVOD Headline News

The LEGO Channel to Launch Across U.S. and Canada

Coming to major OTT platforms, content app will include over 1000 videos aimed at a broad audience, including popular franchises such as ‘LEGO Jurassic World’ and ‘LEGO Marvel.’

Oscars Headline News

Academy Announces Shortlists for Nine Categories for 92nd Oscars

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 16, 2019 at 3:35pm

Voting for nominations closes January 7; VFX and Animated Short Film categories whittled down to 10 films each.

FMX 2020 Headline News

FMX 2020 Announces ‘Imagine Tomorrow’ Theme, First Program Confirmations

25th Anniversary Edition will focus on visions of the future for media & entertainment; Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Volker Engel and Annecy Cristal-winning animation director Regina Pessoa among first confirmed speakers.

SVOD Headline News

Magic Light Pictures’ ‘Zog’ Launches Today on Amazon Prime

Latest animated short from the studio behind Oscar-nominated ‘The Gruffalo,’ ‘Room on the Broom,’ ‘Revolting Rhymes’ and ‘Chico & Rita’ is now available to stream or download.

Awards Headline News

MPSE Announces Golden Reel Award Nominations

Sound artist work in ‘How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World,’ ‘Frozen 2,’ ‘Abominable,’ ‘Toy Story 4,’ ‘Missing Link,’ ‘White Snake,’ ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Spies in Disguise’ lead animation-specific category noms; 67th annual awards ceremony to be held January 19. 

Animated Short Film ANIMATIONWorld

‘Mind My Mind’: Exploring the Complex Inner World of Autism Through Animation

Dutch filmmaker Floor Adams talks about her award-winning short film filled with the heartbreak and humor of living with Asperger’s syndrome.

Books ANIMATIONWorld

A Son’s Compelling Tribute to his Fabled Father, Ub Iwerks

Don Iwerks talks about his new book, Walt Disney’s Ultimate Inventor: The Genius of Ub Iwerks, which celebrates the singular achievements of the irrepressible innovator.

animated short films ANIMATIONWorld

‘Uncle Thomas: Accounting for the Days’ - An Award-Winning Tribute to a Beloved Uncle

Regina Pessoa talks about her moving short film, which won the Jury Award at Annecy and just received an Annie Award nomination.

Events Headline News

Livestream Event: Disney Legend Don Iwerks Discusses New Ub Iwerks Book December 11

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 3:08pm

Presented by D23, the free livestream from Walt Disney Imagineering’s Glendate campus includes panel led by Leonard Maltin, with Bob Weis, Linda Folsom and Leslie Iwerks.

Awards Headline News

Art Directors Guild Announces Noms for Excellence in Film and TV Production Design

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 9, 2019 at 10:51am

DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Abominable,' Disney’s ‘Frozen 2,’ DreamWorks Animation’s ‘How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World,’ Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ and Pixar’s ‘Toy Story 4’ are nominated in animated film category. 

Music Videos Headline News

WATCH: Blue Zoo Releases Quirky New Christmas Short ‘Let’s Not Go Away’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 6, 2019 at 1:42pm

First-time director Katie Gascoyne’s 2D animated music video of the Scouting Girls’ new Christmas single is a funny, offbeat Gingerbread “Man” lament.

diversity and inclusion Headline News

Universal Extends Animation Writers Program Submission Deadline to January 17

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 6, 2019 at 9:42am

Entries for studio’s first-of-its-kind paid writing program, which combines both TV and film content development, now being excepted through January 17, 2020.

Events Headline News

Call for Submissions: Animation Production Days 2020

Deadline for entries to the 14th APD co-production and financing platform event is February 20, 2020.

SVOD ANIMATIONWorld

How ‘Klaus’ Uniquely Combines CG Lighting Techniques with Traditional 2D Animation

Production designers Szymon Biernacki and Marcin Jakubowski helped create an innovative, distinctive 2D aesthetic for Sergio Pablos’ delightful new Christmas film, now showing on Netflix.

Festivals Headline News

LAAF Coming December 7-8

The Los Angeles Animation Festival, which includes 10 hours of shorts competition, runs this Saturday and Sunday at the Mayflower Club in North Hollywood; this year's honoree is noted historian Jerry Beck.

documentary films Headline News

‘Hand Drawn’ Feature Documentary in Last Days of Indiegogo Campaign

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 12:05pm

Felicity Morland’s film about the history of traditional 2D animation, featuring Nora Twomey, Glen Keane, James Baxter, Floyd Norman, and Jorge Gutierrez, has 4 days to reach final fundraising goal.

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