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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. 

Lucasfilm Headline News

Disney Unveils Title, Teaser & Images for the Final Installment of the ‘Star Wars’ Saga

Opening in U.S. theaters on December 20, ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ will include previously unused footage of Carrie Fisher as General Organa.

MPC VFXWorld

How MPC Animated the High-Flying Elephant for Tim Burton’s ‘Dumbo’

From defying gravity to expressing emotion in a believable way, reality was key for animation supervisor Catherine Mullan and the team of artists at MPC.

Netflix Headline News

Netflix Announces Initial Cast for Live-Action Reboot of ‘Cowboy Bebop’

John Cho, Mustafa Shakir, Daniella Pineda and Alex Hassell join cast of the all-new live-action series based on the original Japanese anime series directed by Shinichiro Watanabe.

Disney Blogs

REVIEW: Disney’s ‘Dumbo’ Remake is ‘Pure Burton’

By Joe Strike | Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 4:25pm

In the absence of talking animals, director Tim Burton’s ‘Dumbo’ works in plot points and references to the original film in very clever ways that fans of the original will recognize without feeling forced.

Awards Headline News

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ and ‘Black Panther’ Take Home Critics’ Choice Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 14, 2019 at 11:11am

Marvel superhero films awarded for both Best Animated Feature and Best Visual Effects; Netflix’s ‘BoJack Horseman’ wins for Best Animated Series.

Eleven Arts Headline News

VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes of ‘Laws of the Universe - Part I’ with New Voice Dub Featurette

Tom Kenny, Zehra Fazal, Josh Keaton and Yuri Lowenthal discuss their characters and share insights into Isamu Imakake’s action-packed sci-fi anime adventure.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

Travis Knight Takes Flight with ‘Bumblebee’ -- Part 2

In the second part of AWN’s two-part interview, the director of Paramount’s new ‘Transformers’ sci-fi action adventure discusses the magic behind a compelling and emotional digital character performance. 

Marvel Studios VFXWorld

Capturing Thanos: How the Ultimate ‘Avengers’ Adversary Was Brought to Life

VFX supervisors Dan DeLeeuw and Kelly Port discuss the challenges of capturing the nuanced performance of Josh Brolin as the philosophical antagonist in ‘Avengers: Infinity War.’

SVOD Headline News

Netflix Releases Behind-the-Scenes Featurette for ‘MOWGLI: Legend of the Jungle’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 14, 2018 at 3:47pm

Watch famed actor and first-time director Andy Serkis, Christian Bale and Benedict Cumberbatch don performance capture gear to recreate Rudyard Kipling’s famous tale of a young boy caught between the world of man and jungle. 

Legendary Headline News

WATCH: Ryan Reynolds is Uncannily Adorable in First ‘Detective Pikachu’ Trailer

With VFX provided by MPC and Framestore, first-ever live-action movie based on the iconic face of the global Pokémon brand arrives in theaters on May 10, 2019.

Awards Headline News

British Academy Announces 2018 Children’s Awards Nominees

Winners of the British Academy Children’s Awards celebrating the best in global children’s media to be unveiled on Sunday, November 25.

animated short films Headline News

Whoopi Goldberg and Alison Pill Join Nelvana’s ‘The Most Magnificent Thing’

Animated short, directed by Arna Selznick and based on Ashley Spire’s best-selling picture book, is set for film festival debut in early 2019. 

Animated TV Special Headline News

Sir Lenny Henry Joins ‘The Gruffalo’ Creators’ Animated Christmas Special, ‘Zog’

Oscar-nominated Max Lang and Daniel Snaddon to direct from book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler about a mischievous, accident-prone dragon.

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