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ANIMATIONWorld Magazine

Animation Festival Headline News

Call for Entries: The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International

Entries are being accepted in six categories for TAAFI 2021, scheduled for February 19-21, 2021; submission deadline is November 15, 2020.

Covid-19 Headline News

UK Screen Alliance Updates Post and VFX COVID-19 Guidance

Version 2.0 sets parameters to safely manage client attendance in editing sessions while minimizing the risk of the Coronavirus transmission. 

People Headline News

Kate Winslet, Jennifer Hudson and Glenn Close Join Baobab’s ‘Baba Yaga’

Trio will star along with Daisy Ridley in new animated immersive experience premiering September 2 at Venice International Film Festival.

Technology ANIMATIONWorld

4 Heart Pumping Nike Spots Created in Just 1 Month with Unity Real-Time Tools

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 4:57pm

Zachary Dixon and IV Studio produced four video game-style versions of top athletes using game engine technology, delivering the first in just two weeks.

Business Headline News

Free Post New York Alliance Webinar on August 27

‘The Business of Animation: Past, Present and Future’ panel with Cartuna’s James Belfer, STUDIO NYC’s Mary Nittolo and PNYA chair Yana Collins Lehman will discuss how companies can survive and thrive in the shadow of the pandemic.

Virtual Events Headline News

Pixelatl 2020 Goes Online September 1-5

Event has announced an ambitious program to promote Mexican and Latin American creative industries; featured activities include a focus on recruitment, women in animation, and business networking meetings.

Virtual Events Headline News

LightBox Expo Online Coming September 11-13

Attendees will navigate a 3D virtual show floor featuring an international array of artists and exhibitors; over 200 presentations will be offered.

SVOD Headline News

WATCH: Cartoon Network’s ‘We Bare Bears: The Movie’ Trailer

New animated movie, based on the popular Cartoon Network original series, will launch September 12 simultaneously across eight WarnerMedia channels and apps in Asia Pacific.

Online Event Headline News

Register Now for Free PreVIEW Session with Director Peter Ramsey

VIEW Conference 2020 hosts the award-winning co-director of ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,’ August 29 in an online discussion.

Awards Headline News

‘The Addams Family,’ ‘His Dark Materials’ Top AEAF 2020 Awards

Projects from Cinesite, MPC, and Framestore are among animation and VFX studios to receive multiple honors at the annual Australian celebration of visual effects, animation, games, and immersive technology.

Event Headline News

Here’s a Wrap Up of Last Weekend’s DC FanDome Virtual Experience

Fans were treated to sneak peeks of games, trailers and surprise announcements; day two of DCFanDome.com is coming September 12.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP78: Voice Actor Todd Manojlovic on ‘YOLO Crystal Fantasy’

The Australian voiceover artist on Adult Swim’s new series shares his method for nailing parts, and gives his best advice for others looking to pursue voice acting for animation.
 

Voice Acting ANIMATIONWorld

The Catharsis of Voicing Donald Trump in ‘Our Cartoon President’

For veteran voice actor Jeff Bergman, voicing President Trump on Showtime’s ‘seriously ridiculously political’ animated series helps ease the stress of keeping current with our 24/7 cycle of real news.

Awards Headline News

ASIFA-Hollywood Announces Key Dates for Virtual or Live 48th Annie Awards

Rules, categories, and important dates and deadlines also announced for upcoming ceremony, set for April 16, 2021, as annual membership drive begins.

SVOD Headline News

‘Elinor Wonders Why’ Premieres on PBS Kids September 7

Multiplatform series promotes curiosity and science learning, giving families a chance to take a ‘trip’ this Labor Day weekend without leaving their living room. 

Animated Movie Headline News

Ado Ato Pictures Joins ‘ANOUSCHKA’ with Resonate Entertainment

Mixed reality XR experience will immerse audiences into the magical journey of Amara, a Black teenager in Amsterdam, a fictional story inspired by the Black Girl Magic ethos.

Indie Shorts ANIMATIONWorld

The Mesmerizing and Surreal Animation of Erick Oh’s ‘OPERA’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 21, 2020 at 2:19pm

A stunning and provocative new short film by the Annecy Cristal-winning ‘PIG: The Dam Keeper Poems’ director examines diverse issues like racism, terrorism, religion, war, and class struggle within our society.

Technology Headline News

Hardware Spending to Take Off with ‘Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020’

Processing capabilities needed to support simulation games expected to push PC hardware sales into the billions.  

Virtual Event Headline News

AWS Hosts Free Digital Content Creation Webcasts August 26-27

Series will illustrate how creative studios, teams, and freelancers can leverage the cloud to enable remote setups, scale production pipelines, and empower artists.

competition Headline News

2020 ANIMARKT Stop-Motion Forum Pitching Finalists Announced

The annual stop-motion event, being held October 6-10, will feature workshops, masterclasses, and panel discussions.

Animated TV Series Headline News

‘My Better World’ Helps to Educate Kids in Sub-Sahara Africa

Fully African-produced animation project garners upwards of 2 million viewers a week while addressing the challenges for African teens navigating school, family, and friendship. 

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