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Carl Reed Launches Composition Media Animation Studio

Producer of Oscar-winning animated short ‘Hair Love’ opens new shingle with 2 animated features and an animated series; content creation to highlight minority and underrepresented communities.

Submit Your Films! Headline News

Call for Entries: OIAF 2023 Open for Submissions

The annual five-day event returns September 20-24; there are no entry fees, and artists worldwide are invited to submit through May 31.

Festivals Blogs

ANIMASYROS 2023 returns in September! Open call for submissions of animated films until 30.06.2023

ANIMASYROS 2023 returns in September with a main focus on Animation and Ancient Greece, a tribute to the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America and a focus on female creativity.

Perfectly Pastel Headline News

Sanrio Short Anime Series to Premiere in April 2023

The perfectly pastel series following the everyday lives of the bunny Sakura, the cat Cathy, and the hamster Ran will hit the small screen this April on Fuji Television’s "Nonstop" programming block.

Children Displaced by Violence Headline News

Watch: Aardman and Save the Children’s Short Film ‘Home’

The Oscar-winning studio and international children’s charity mark the 1-year anniversary of the war in Ukraine with an animated film that sheds light on the plight of refugee children around the world.

Man This is Deep! ANIMATIONWorld

Converting ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ to Stereo 3-D

Stereographer Jeremy Carroll discusses the careful, creative decisions needed to convert animation, including the depth of a scene and how exaggerated the action can be so audience’s eyes don’t become fatigued and ruin their experience.

Education Headline News

The Rookies Announces its 2023 Global School Rankings

Based on 63,000+ digital media submissions created by 4000+ students, the downloadable report names New3edge in France as #1 in the 50 top international schools list, with Savannah College of Art and Design in the U.S. ranking #2.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal: The Complete Second Season’ Coming Home

Season 2 of Adult Swim’s Emmy Award-winning prehistoric animated series, now available for online purchase, follows Spear and Fang as they journey to a new world; Blu-ray and DVD arrive April 25.

Humans and Robots Living in Peace Headline News

Netflix Drops New Anime Series ‘Pluto’ Sneak Peek

The animated drama, based on the award-winning manga series by Naoki Urasaw and Takashi Nagasaki, takes place in a future where humans and robots peacefully coexist; Japanese voice cast also announced.

Events Headline News

The Animation Guild’s Black Artists Group Presents ‘Colorful Characters’ Exhibit

Opening March 2 at Gallery 839 in Burbank, the mixed-media exhibition will showcase original art, prints, designer vinyl toys, resin collectibles, and 3D wall art.

New Innovations in Distributed Entertainment Content Production ANIMATIONWorld

Supermicro Heralds the Future of Animation and VFX Production

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 27, 2023 at 2:38pm

Marketing Consultant Robert Moore shares his insights on how new high-performance, high-efficiency, NVIDIA GPU-based Supermicro servers optimized for NVIDIA Omniverse™ Enterprise, are enabling new paradigms of distributed, collaborative entertainment content production. 

The Streaming Wars Really Begin Headline News

Warner Bros. Discovery Sues Paramount for ‘South Park’ Licensing Infringement

The suit alleges that special content for the adult animated series was created for Paramount+ using ‘grammatical sleight of hand’ despite a $500 million licensing deal granting streaming rights of all new and historic episodes to HBO Max.

Business Headline News

Toonz Media Group Launches Feature Film Division

Icon Entertainment International exec Ariel Veneziano tapped to helm group’s latest expansion; the division kicks off with ‘Little Emma,’ an animated feature in co-production with Gold Valley Entertainment.  

It’s Gonna Be Anime-zing! Headline News

2023 Crunchyroll Anime Awards Reveals Celebrity Line-Up

The leading anime platform boasts a-list slate of presenters participating in this year’s award ceremony taking place Mach 4; returning to the genre’s birthplace, the event streams live from Tokyo, honoring creators, musicians, and performances across streaming and theatrical.

And the Awards Goes To! Headline News

‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,’ ‘The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse’ Win Big at 50th Annie Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 27, 2023 at 7:55am

Netflix’s hit stop-motion tale takes home five awards, while the Apple TV+ and BBC short takes home four; 'Love, Death + Robots’ also snags four awards, while ‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On’ wins 3 at the 50th annual celebration, held Saturday night at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus.

Too Cute and Too Spot On! ANIMATIONWorld

How Stop-Motion Masters the Chiodo Bros. Tackled ‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On’

Brothers Stephen, Edward, and Charles are pleased director Dean Fleischer Camp didn’t listen to their ideas about making the Oscar-nominated film; changing their approach to stop-motion ultimately helped them capture the director’s unique vision and deliver his special brand of storytelling magic. 

Studio Milestones Headline News

Mainframe Studios Celebrates 30 Years of Animation

Studio milestones include creating and producing the first fully-CG TV series ‘Reboot’ and the first large-scale toon shaded CG series ‘Spider-Man: The New Animated Series.’

Business Headline News

Harry Butt to Lead Nexus Studios’ New Motion Design Studio

The division will offer 'disruptive design-first campaigns for brands' based on typographic-led motion design, CG product films and bespoke motion brand identities.

Mentoring the New Animation Filmmakers Headline News

HBO Max to Stream Animated Shorts From 12 Underrepresented Artists

The final 8 shorts from the HBO Max x Warner Bros. Discovery Access Animated Shorts Program will stream March 23 as episodes in the Max original series ‘Only You: An Animated Shorts Collection.’

careers in animation Headline News

Podcast EP 197: Asli Bulut's Journey from Turkey to Canada to Pursue Animation Development

The now Toronto-based development production manager shares what her job really entails, as well as insights into the ‘business’ side of animation and what trends development execs are looking for in pitches.

Will Beef Say I Do! Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘The Great North: Sister Pact Too Adventure’

In the all-new episode airing this Sunday on FOX, Judy and Honeybee encounter a strange group in the woods, and Beef must face up to a promise from his past.

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