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Submit Your Film! Headline News

Call for Entries: Fest Anča International Animation Festival 2021

2021 edition, taking place July 1-4 in Slovakia, is now accepting submissions for animated short films, student films, music videos, and films for children.

Brilliant! Headline News

Sophie Turner Joins HBO Max Animated Comedy ‘The Prince’

Series creator Gary Janetti (‘Family Guy’) announces the ‘Game of Thrones’ star’s addition to his A-List cast on the upcoming satirical comedy series based on the British royal family.

Pitching Forum Blogs

Apply to the CEE Animation Workshop - Deadline for Submissions 23 November!

We are inviting you to apply to the CEE Animation Workshop, a year-long project, designed to boost creativity and story development, to build a stable financing structure for projects, to facilitate access to markets, and to provide a basis for efficient circulation of the finished works.

Business Headline News

The Mill New York Alumni Launch Preymaker Creative Collective

Angus Kneale, Melanie Wickham, and Verity Grantham form new studio; advanced, custom AWS cloud-based platform will remotely integrate a global group of collaborating artists, producers, and technologists.

Anime Headline News

Chinese Anime ‘Heaven Official’s Blessing’ Now Streaming

Funimation joins forces with China’s entertainment platform Bilibili to bring first-ever Chinese anime to the world; the series is based on a series of popular fantasy novels by Mo Xiang Xiu.

Awards Headline News

‘To the Dusty Sea' and ‘To: Gerard’ Takes Top Honors at Austin Film Festival

Héloïse Ferlay's stop-motion short scores Jury Award for best animated short at AFF 2020; DreamWorks Animation and Taylor Meacham’s animated short, the latest entry in the studio’s shorts program, awarded Audience Award for best animated short; 

Technology Headline News

Innovative Virtual Production Helps The Third Floor Deliver Ambitious ‘The Mandalorian’ Visuals

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 2, 2020 at 2:23pm

With Disney+’s long-awaited October 30th Season 2 premiere of Lucasfilm’s Emmy Award-winning ‘Star Wars’ series, Lucasfilm and ILM again team with the leading visualization company to create cinematic quality visuals on a tight TV series schedule; watch the phenomenal previs showreel!

Commercials Headline News

Guy Fieri Saves Flavortown in Animated ‘NERF House X’ Celebrity Series

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 2, 2020 at 12:44pm

The noted chef is joined by athletes Julian Edelman, Klay Thompson, Sky Brown, and musician Diplo in new 2D short promo series from Hasbro, Superdigital, and Alkemy X.

People Headline News

Titmouse Adds 2 Senior Hires to Vancouver Studio

Kramer Hoehn and Jody Jessop join Emmy Award-winning animation studio as head of production, Titmouse Canada, and the studio’s first recruiter, respectively; Jen Ray returns to LA as a director of series production.

People Headline News

Jellyfish Pictures Promotes Matthew Bristowe and Sarah Tanner

Newly named managing director and director of operations, respectively, bolster company’s leadership during period of rapid global growth; new head of infrastructure, Martin Weaver and HR manager, Eva Kilikitas, will support the directors in their new roles.

Wear a Mask! Headline News

Monsta’s PSA Goes Viral - Reminds Viewers to Practice CAPP to Defeat COVID-19

Popular animated superhero ‘BoBoiBoy’ costars with a 3D-animated version of Malaysia's Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah, in ‘CAPP: The Power to Fight COVID-19;’ the video has garnered almost 700,000 views across various platforms.

SVOD Headline News

Guru Studio’s ‘Pikwik Pack’ Hits Disney Junior and DisneyNOW November 7

New animated series follows four adorable animal friends who deliver magical surprises to the citizens of their town; series teaches young viewers simple life lessons including community, responsibility, and teamwork.

Animated Music Video Headline News

FINKEL and UK Grime Artist Kamakaze Release ‘Bleach Vial’ Music Video

New short film, animated in Photoshop, aims to lighten the lyrics’ serious commentary about ongoing chaos by drawing inspiration from John Dilworth’s animated horror comedy ‘Courage the Cowardly Dog.’

Virtual Events Headline News

Animated Women UK Presents November Online Workshops – Register NOW

‘Confidence and Getting your Voice Heard’ and ‘Impact and Building the Brand You’ are aimed at helping women in UK’s VFX and animation industry achieve their goals.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart’s ‘Wolfwalkers’ Hits U.S. Theaters November 13

The Apple Original Film about a young girl confronting something mysterious and unexpected in the wolfpack she and her father are hunting down, is being distributed domestically by GKIDS; produced by Cartoon Saloon and Melusine Productions, the film premieres December 11 on Apple TV+.

Home for the Holidays! Headline News

‘The Jolliest Elf’: A New Holiday Tradition Coming to YouTube Thanksgiving Day

From Chad Eikhoff, director of ‘The Elf on the Shelf: An Elf's Story,’ with animation by Trick 3D, the new short/pilot features the North Pole’s creative inhabitants in a first-of-its-kind animated talent competition.

People Headline News

Spire Animation Studios Gears Up for First Feature ‘Century Goddess’ with New Hires

Studio adds top creative and technological talent it begin work on inaugural animated feature; hires include Shawn Krause, Michael Surrey, David Alexander Smith, John Kreidman, Andrea Paul, Phillip Brochu, and J.J. Blumenkranz.

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‘KKUM:’ How Kangmin Kim Created His Oscar-Qualified Short with an $80 Micro-Budget

Seoul-born, Los Angeles-based independent stop-motion filmmaker employs Styrofoam and cinematic lighting to create a moving and intimate tribute to his mother.

Virtual Event Headline News

Register NOW: Robert Zemeckis Joins ‘Unreal Build: Virtual Production’ Event Lineup

Free online conference adds a virtual fireside chat with the Academy Award-winning director and his longtime VFX supervisor Keven Baillie to the November 10 free virtual event program.

Boo! Headline News

Trick or Treat! Adult Swim Halloween Marathon Begins October 30

Starting at 9:00 PM ET/PT, your evening of creepy fun will include premiere of Jack Stauber’s ‘OPAL’ at midnight followed by ‘Smalls-O-Ween’ bite sized shorts on Adult Swim Smalls.

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