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Prego! Headline News

House of Panic’s ‘Michelangelo Code’ Animates an Art History Debate

Directed and animated by Federica D’Urzo, the film uses simple shapes and mixed media to portray the mystery behind Michelangelo Buonarroti’s XVI Century work.

Books Headline News

Baobab Studio Announces ‘The Art of Baobab: The Beginning’

Coming in December, the book compiles production designs, visual development artwork, and character designs from the studio’s award-winning titles including ‘Invasion!,’ ‘Asteroids!,’ ‘Crow: The Legend,’ ‘Jack,’ and ‘Bonfire’ and the upcoming ‘Baba Yaga;’ now available for preorder on Amazon.

TV VFX VFXWorld

Brad Minnich Explores New Animation Territory with ‘The Good Lord Bird’ and ‘2150’

The veteran VFX editor and supervisor talks about his two latest projects, Ethan Hawke’s Civil War-era period Showtime series, and a fully animated feature inspired by ‘Love, Death & Robots.’

Books Headline News

‘The Art of WolfWalkers’ Behind-the-Scenes Book Available November 10

Showcasing the craft and skill behind the Apple Original Film, ‘WolfWalkers,’ Charles Solomon and James Baxter’s new book features an afterword by the movie’s director Tomm Moore and co-director Ross Stewart.

Anime Headline News

Kitaro Kosaka’s ‘Okko’s Inn’ Celebrates 2nd Anniversary with E-SAKUGA eBook.

Interactive format allows readers to flip through keyframes and access archives of popular Japanese animation with only a touch; available in Apple’s ‘Book Store.’

Events Headline News

Celsys Hosting Panels at Wacom’s ‘Connected Ink’ November 18 Event

As part of ‘Creative Chaos’ theme, discussion with Samsung and Wacom will focus on ‘Clip Studio Paint’ for Galaxy; second panel with Wacom and Oiso will discuss how to encourage kids’ love of drawing.

SVOD ANIMATIONWorld

Glen Keane’s ‘Over the Moon’ Artfully Illustrates Healing from Grief Through Play

With vibrant colors, gelatinous creatures and an unreal Lunarian moonscape, Sony Pictures Imageworks helps visualize a young girl’s emotional journey to a whole new world, in Pearl Studios’ new animated musical, now showing on Netflix.

Technology Headline News

Secret Weapons Announces EbSynth Rotoscopy Automation Tool Beta

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 2:34pm

Prague tech company’s new tool creates all in-between frames in any artistic style – oil paint, watercolor, pastel, and others.

Business Headline News

Netflix Betting Big on Anime, Reveals 5 New Projects at Tokyo Event

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 9:12am

Last night’s Netflix Anime Festival 2020 announcements bring current slate of upcoming anime projects to 16; check out complete roster with new artwork.

animated short films Headline News

WATCH: ‘Outlander’ Star Sam Heughan Narrates ‘The Gille Dubh’ 2D Short

Winner of the 2020 Art Fund Museum of the Year award, Gairloch Museum presents the Scottish fairy tale ‘The Gille Dubh: The Last of the Fairies,’ inspired by the art of Abe Locke.

GRRRRRRAWRRR! ANIMATIONWorld

Genndy Tartakovsky Talks ‘Primal’ and Telling Stories Without Words

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 12:06pm

With a second season renewal now in hand, the storied creator of ‘Dexter’s Laboratory’ and ‘Samurai Jack’ discusses his viscerally gripping and beautifully animated Adult Swim series about a caveman, a T-Rex, and the bond that helps them survive.  

workshops Headline News

Black N’ Animated and WIA Announce Free Storyboarding Class Nov 7

In collaboration with independent animation studios Oddbot, Powerhouse, Renegade, Six Point Harness and Titmouse, the two organizations are hosting an all-day virtual class headlined by award-winning director Matt Danner’s ‘Storyboarding 101;’ other lectures include ‘Storyboarding for Action’ and ‘Storyboarding for Adult Comedy.’

Business Headline News

Animade Animation Studio Celebrates 10 Years with a Rebrand

The studio’s evolution is noted with a looser, updated logo with free-form shapes and a bright color palette reflecting the energy, passion and curiosity channeled into the company’s projects. 

Hayao Miyazaki Headline News

Studio Ghibli Releases 400 Free Movie Images

The famed Japanese studio home of venerated director Hayao Miyazaki has posted online a set of 50 high resolution stills from eight of their beloved films, most notably ‘Ponyo’ and ‘Spirited Away,’ with more to come, for fans to use ‘freely within the scope of common sense.’

New Archers Have Arrived! ANIMATIONWorld

A Welcome Return to Dysfunctional Spy Craft in ‘Archer’ Season 11

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 18, 2020 at 8:43am

Justin Wagner and Chi Duong Sato share artwork and creative insights as FXX’s hit animated comedy awakens from a 3-season coma and returns to the good old fashion, sexually charged, bickering filled, often drunkenly performed business of espionage.

Virtual Conferences Headline News

‘Pictoplasm in Isolation’ Goes Virtual September 18-19

Reimagined Berlin tradition offers free 2-day livestream broadcast featuring conversations and talks with artists, animators, designers, activists, and academics.

Miyazaki in L.A. Headline News

Miyazaki Exhibition to Open New Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 2:09pm

More than 300 works have been curated into seven gallery sections that explore each of the legendary, Oscar-winning director’s films; the museum is scheduled to open April 30, 2021. 

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.

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.

Historical Wartime Recreations Headline News

Smeared Image Animation Vividly Dramatizes Witness Accounts in ‘Coup 53’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 3:54pm

Fine artist Martyn Pick’s unique, striking technique recreates traumatic events from the CIA and MI6-engineered 1953 Iranian coup in Taghi Amirani and Walter Murch’s riveting documentary.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Marona’s Fantastic Tale’ on Blu-ray DVD and Digital November 10

Cartoonist Brecht Evens, and background artists Gine Thortensin and Sara Mazetti, along with a team of animators in France, Romania and Belgium, help director Anca Damian create a bold and moving viewing experience.   

BAFTA Awards Headline News

‘Sous La Glace,’ Wins 2020 GSA BAFTA Film Award in Animation

Other notable short-listed films in the animation category included ‘Daughter,’ by Daria Kashcheev, and ‘The Sugarcane Man,’ by Tina Obo and Leroy Le Roux.

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