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Business Headline News

'Daria' Spin-off 'Jodie' Lands at Comedy Central

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 19, 2020 at 4:18pm

Emmy Award-winning actress Tracee Ellis Ross to star in new series from MTV Studios, with Grace Edwards serving as creator and head writer.

People Headline News

Ava DuVernay, Rob Bredow Join Motion Picture Academy Board of Governors

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 12:14pm

‘Selma’ director and Head of ILM, along with newcomers Debra Zane, Stephen Rivkin, Linda Flowers, and Lynette Howell Taylor, are part of newly elected 2020-2021 board.  

Voice Acting Headline News

Watch an ‘Animation Under Lockdown’ Zoom Script Reading to Ease Your Stir-Crazy Day

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 2:47pm

Animation / comedy writing duo Greg Hahn and Alan Denton team up with voice over pros Colleen O’Shaughnessey, Mike Pollock, Cindy Robinson, and Pete Capella for a bit of lighthearted animated quarantine distraction.

TV series ANIMATIONWorld

Andy Richter Talks Animation Domination and Jon Benjamin’s Van

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 24, 2020 at 4:14pm

Veteran late-night comedian and voice actor, host of new ‘Anidom Beyond Show’ Animation Domination-related live recap show, brings his dry wit and love of animation to audiences in real-time.

Animation Blogs

THE IMPORTANCE OF ANIMATION CREATORS

In these trying times I started to wonder if I was contributing enough to society...

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

The Magic Behind the Magic of 'Star Wars: Episode IX’

Production VFX supervisor Roger Guyett talks creating Princess Leia, the benefits of practical shooting, and bringing the saga to a close.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

‘The Irishman:’ Solving an Age-Old Problem

VFX supervisor Pablo Helman discusses the sophisticated digital de-aging process, sans markers, used to depict Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino over a four-decade span.

Awards Headline News

Nominations Announced for 2020 BAFTA Awards

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 11:28am

‘A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon,’ ‘Frozen 2,’ ‘Klaus’ and ‘Toy Story 4' get nods in Animated Film category; ‘1917,’ ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘The Irishman,’ ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ nominated for Special Visual Effects.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

The ‘Eyes’ Have It: Stuart Adcock Talks Will Smith at 23 and 50 in ‘Gemini Man’

Weta Digital’s facial modeling and performance capture animation expert discusses the difficulties and challenges of creating one of the most convincing digital humans ever seen on film.

Feature Film VFX Headline News

WATCH: First Trailer for James Bond 25 - ‘No Time to Die’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 4:07pm

With DB5 miniguns blazing, Daniel Craig reprises his role, possibly / maybe / probably for the last time, as iconic Agent 007, in MGM’s upcoming action-adventure spy-thriller, arriving in theatres April 8, 2020.

Voice Acting Headline News

‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ Takes Home Two Top VoiceArts Awards

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 7:22am

F. Murray Abraham awarded Best Voiceover – Best Animation Character, while the film’s all-star cast, led by Jay Baruchel and America Ferrera, awarded Outstanding Voiceover for a cast/ensemble, at the 6th annual Society of Voice Arts & Sciences event.

DC Comics Headline News

McConaughey, Farrell and Serkis in Talks to Join ‘The Batman’

Two-Face, the Penguin, and Alfred Pennyworth rumored additions to Warner Bros’ newest Gotham City installment, set to swoop into theaters on June 25, 2021.

call for entries Events

Call For Entries: Festival of Cinema NYC

Begins: August 7, 2020

Sponsored by Regal Entertainment, the festival is currently seeking films of all lengths and genres - including animation! Save 10% off your submission fee when you use code AWNFCNYC on FilmFreeway.com.

In Passing Headline News

Russi Taylor, Voice of Minnie Mouse, Dies at 75

By Dan Sarto | Monday, July 29, 2019 at 7:43am

The Disney Legend lent her voice talents to hundreds of Disney film, TV and theme park projects as well as characters on ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Babe.’

Netflix VFXWorld

Caesar Begets Pogo: Weta Continues its Primate Mastery on ‘Umbrella Academy’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 10, 2019 at 4:23pm

VFX supervisor Chris White shares how New Zealand’s visual effects masters leveraged a decade of ‘Planet of the Apes’ digital character excellence for Netflix’s dysfunctional superhero family adventure series. 

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