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We Like Spooky! ANIMATIONWorld

WildBrain’s ‘Lake Erie’ Breaks New Ground in Family-Friendly Horror

Writer/director John Vassallo and studio SVP, Creative Logan McPherson talk about their award-winning 2D animated short film, a ghostly tale of a boy who loses his dog and must face terrifying forces to get her back.

Faster Digital Asset Creation Headline News

Pixomondo Tackles Complex Worldbuilding with KitBash3D Assets

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 5:30am

Premium model kits help VFX studio quickly create new futuristic sci-fi environments for IPs such as ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ and ‘Halo;’ easily customizable assets work with Unreal, Maya, VRay, and Arnold.

Frank Miller Presents! Headline News

Frank Miller Launches Publishing Company, New Comics on the Way

Under his newly formed ‘Frank Miller Presents’ banner, the widely influential creator will deliver new installments of his iconic series, as well as fresh visions from up-and-coming artists.

Learn to Draw the Disney Way! ANIMATIONWorld

Disney Artists Share Their Stories and Creative Secrets in ‘Sketchbook’

In the new six-part series premiering today on Disney+, artists who’ve helped bring some of Disney’s most iconic animated characters to the screen, such as the Genie in ‘Aladdin’ and Young Simba in ‘The Lion King,’ offer an in-depth look at how the ‘magic is drawn one line at a time.’

Learn to Draw the Disney Way! Headline News

‘Aladdin’ Animator Eric Goldberg Says Disney Plans Return to 2D Features

The famed artist is one of six subjects in the upcoming documentary series ‘Sketchbook,’ which champions the process of hand-drawn character art in animation.

Look to the Stars ANIMATIONWorld

‘Apollo 10 ½’: An Animated Celebration of Imagination and Creativity

Director Richard Linklater and Netflix’s new film is a mesmerizing visual collage of history, nostalgia, and childhood fantasies, vividly realized in a handmade pastiche of 2D, 3D, and rotoscope animation.

Honest Design of Female Characters ANIMATIONWorld

‘Maya and the Three’: The Power of Representation in Animation Character Design

For creators Jorge Gutiérrez and Sandra Equihua, today’s stories need to resonate with a modern audience, and reinterpreting mythology must include honest design of female characters.

Jaegers and Kaijus Oh My! Headline News

Netflix Teases Fans With ‘Pacific Rim: The Black’ Season 2 Key Art

Based on Legendary Entertainment and Guillermo del Toro’s popular ‘Pacific Rim’ film franchise, new episodes of Kaiju vs. Jaeger battles debut April 19; second and final season trailer hits in 2 days. 

Learn to Draw the Disney Way! Headline News

Disney+ ‘Sketchbook’ Series A One-Of-A-Kind Animation Drawing Experience

The 6-part original goes behind-the-scenes with studio artists who share their stories while teaching viewers how to draw iconic Disney characters; episodes hit the streamer April 27.

Awards Headline News

‘Dune’ and ‘Encanto’ Nab Wins at 2022 BAFTA Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 14, 2022 at 8:22am

The two hit films continue their award-winning ways; ‘Do Not Feed the Pigeons’ wins for Best Short Animation at the Sunday night 2022 EE British Academy Film Awards ceremony.

And the Annie Goes To! Headline News

‘The Mitchells vs. the Machines’ and 'Arcane' Big Winners at 49th Annie Awards

By Dan Sarto | Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 7:37am

Sony Pictures Animation’s feature honored in eight categories, while Riot Games and Netflix’s series takes honors in nine; 'Encanto' nabs three awards, with ‘Flee,’ ‘Namoo,’ and ‘Bestia’ also scoring wins at Saturday night’s virtual ceremony.

Calling All Digital Artists Headline News

The Rookie Awards Launches 2022 Competition

One of the world’s most important digital skills contests is now open to aspiring artists in VFX, Animation, Games, VR, Motion Graphics, Concept Art and Design; entries will be accepted in all categories now through June 1.

Dorky Tweens Rule! ANIMATIONWorld

Pixar Conjures Up a 2002 Tween Heaven in Domee Shi’s ‘Turning Red’

Helmed by the Oscar-winning ‘Bao’ director, the studio’s new animated comedy, filled with teenage pop idols, jean skirts, and pastel hues, is a quirky, funny, anime-influenced ode to dorky kids everywhere; film hits Disney+ March 11.

Showcasing the Elements ANIMATIONWorld

‘Automaton’: The Beauty and Fury of the Elements Explored

Led by director Krzysztof Rost, a team of Pixar effects artists worked on their own time to produce an abstract, experimental CG short film depicting a field of grass destroyed by a brushfire, only to be reborn.

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Method Studios Walks Us Through History for ‘Eternals’ End Credits

Audiences take a stunning visual tour of artwork across the ages, including Egyptian hieroglyphics, Aboriginal cave paintings, Middle Age tapestries, and Indonesian shadow puppets, in Oscar-winner Chloé Zhao and Marvel Studios’ superhero adventure.

More NFTs? Headline News

Crypto Investors Buy Jodorowsky’s Fabled ‘Dune’ Book, Plan Animated Series

Spice DAO reportedly purchased the book for 100 times its estimated value and will try to adapt its concept art into a series despite no ownership or rights to ‘Dune’ IP.

Animation Art Headline News

Heritage Brings ‘Shanghaied’ Mickey Mouse Cel to Auction

Lot coming up for sale includes portfolio containing a rare set of six studio-printed Shanghaied publicity images on 10-by-8-inch photographic paper; auction runs February 4-7.

Becoming Your Truest Version ANIMATIONWorld

Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘Belle’: Learning to Become Your Truest Self

The Oscar-nominated ‘Mirai’ director discusses his new film, about a shy young high school girl who comes of age as she takes a fantastical journey through the virtual world of ‘U,’ releasing today in North American theaters.

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MPC Film Creates S’More Great VFX for ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 2:40pm

Leading visual effects studio designs new ghosts, brings Harold Ramis back as Dr. Egon Spengler, and animates a horde of mini Stay-Puft marshmallows wreaking havoc on a Walmart, in Jason Reitman and Sony’s long awaited ‘Ghostbusters’ sequel.

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