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Which One’s Pink? Animation Competitions Headline News

Pink Floyd's ‘The Dark Side of The Moon’ Animation Competition Winners Announced

10 winning films will roll out daily through April 7; ‘Brain Damage’ takes 1st place and £100,000 prize, while ‘Time’ takes 2nd place and £25,000.

The Best in Ibero-American Animation Headline News

2024 Quirino Awards Finalists Announced

The Oscar-nominated animated feature ‘Robot Dreams’ leads the competition in 3 categories for the Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards 2024 Edition; winners to be announced May 11 in ceremony on the island of Tenerife.

Animated Features Headline News

Lupus Films Drops ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ Trailer

The 3-time BAA Award-winning animated film directed by Neil Boyle and Kirk Hendry follows the saga of a young boy swept overboard on a family sailing trip who washes ashore on a remote island; the feature will screen at Marche du Film/Festival des Cannes in May.

DreamZzz Do Come True Headline News

Tongal and LEGO Announce Winner of 'LEGO DreamZzz' Episode Project

Shawn Boyd, one of over 100 hopeful brick enthusiasts, will have his ‘writer’s block’ concept made into a bottle episode for the third season of the series, which will stream on Netflix in 2025.

Awards Headline News

‘Chicken for Linda!’ ‘Almost Forgotten’ Lead MONSTRA 2024 Winners

‘La Saison Pourpre’ and ‘It’s Just a Whole’ also take home awards at the Lisbon Animation Festival’s 23rd edition that wrapped up last week.  

Awards Headline News

Sony Future Filmmaker Awards Adds Animation Category

A jury of industry experts will select winners in 6 categories from over 8,400 film submissions received from more than 5,000 filmmakers across 148 countries and territories; awards to be presented May 30.

Awards Headline News

‘The Boy and the Heron,’ ‘Godzilla Minus One’ Take Home Oscar Gold

By Dan Sarto | Sunday, March 10, 2024 at 9:03pm

The two films finish out the 2024 awards season with wins for Best Animated Feature and Best Visual Effects, respectively, on a night that also saw ‘WAR IS OVER! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko’ win for Best Animated Short Film and ‘Oppenheimer’ take home 7 statues, including Best Picture and Best Cinematography. 

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71st Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards Announced

Sony’s ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ nabs Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Feature Animation, while ‘Oppenheimer’ takes home 2 awards and ‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ and ‘The Mandalorian’ each grab 1, as 19 professional awards were presented recognizing the best in sound and music editing across feature film, television, animation, and computer entertainment.

It’s Anime-mazing Headline News

'Jujutsu Kaisen' Season 2 Tops Crunchyroll's 2024 Anime Awards

‘Jujutsu Kaisen: Hidden Inventory / Premature Death’ scores 7 awards, including the coveted ‘Anime of the Year;’ 34 million fans worldwide voted on their favorites.

All Eyes on Torino! Headline News

VIEW 2023 Award Winners Announced

Grand Prize awarded to ‘Return to Hairy Hill,’ with ‘Au 8ème Jour’ picking up the Jury Award; registration for View Conference 2024, running October 14-19, is now open.

On the Road to the Oscars ANIMATIONWorld

On the Road to the 96th Oscars: The Animated Shorts Nominees

Take a deeper look at ‘Letter to a Pig,’ ‘Ninety-Five Senses,’ ‘Our Uniform,’ ‘Pachyderme,’ and ‘War Is Over! Inspired by the Music of John and Yoko,’ all vying for the Best Animated Short Film Oscar at the 96th Academy Awards coming March 10, 2024.

On the Road to the Oscars VFXWorld

On the Road to the 96th Oscars: The Visual Effects Nominees

Take a deeper look at ‘The Creator,’ ‘Godzilla Minus One,’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,’ ‘Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One,’ and ‘Napoleon,’ all vying for the Best Visual Effects Oscar at the 96th Academy Awards coming March 10, 2024.

Animation Gets Its Do Headline News

The Academy to Split Short Films and Feature Animation Branch

Short Films and Feature Animation part ways; Board of Governors votes to create 2 new distinct branches: the Animation Branch and Short Films Branch.

Awards Headline News

‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Producers Guild Award

Avi Arad, Amy Pascal, Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, and Christina Steinberg were honored for their work on Sony Pictures Animation’s Oscar-nominated hit film.

Pushing the Filmmaking Envelope VFXWorld

ILM’s Ian Comley and Charmaine Chan Talk ‘The Creator’ VFX

By Dan Sarto | Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 4:51pm

The VFX supervisors explain director Gareth Edward’s innovative, slightly radical new approach to filmmaking, a type of ‘reverse engineering,’ including the integration of visual effects, when during the process they’re created, and when it’s best not to use them, on his multiple VES Award-winning sci-fi thriller that’s been nominated for a Best Visual Effects Oscar. 

On the Road to the Oscars ANIMATIONWorld

On the Road to the 96th Oscars: The Animated Feature Nominees

Take a deeper look at ‘The Boy and the Heron,’ ‘Elemental,’ ‘Nimona,’ ‘Robot Dreams,’ and ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,’ all vying for the Best Animated Feature Oscar at the 96th Academy Awards coming March 10, 2024.

Anyone Can Wear the Mask VFXWorld

Mike Lasker Breaks Down the Breakdown of ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ VFX

The visual effects supervisor on Sony Pictures Animation’s Oscar-nominated, VES and Annie Award-winning animated masterpiece discusses how artistic and technical innovations were pushed to the limit to take audiences into visual storytelling realms they’ve never experienced before.

Awards Headline News

‘Silhouette’ Takes Home Autodesk-Sponsored Student Project VES Award

The tech giant continues to support students and educators, providing skills, hands-on experiences, and credentials via free software; company tools were used by winning ArtFX School of Digital Arts student filmmakers and nominees for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project recognized at last night’s 22nd annual Visual Effects Society ceremony. 

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‘The Creator,’ ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ and ‘The Last of Us’ Top VES Awards

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 10:59pm

Gareth Edwards’ innovative sci-fi drama set during a future global war between mankind and AI simulants takes home 5 awards, while the hit ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ sequel takes home 4; HBO’s critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning game adaptation series also garners 4 awards. 

VFX for Film Headline News

Union VFX Shares ‘Poor Things’ VFX Breakdown Reel

Studio creates ‘authentic artificiality’ for Yorgos Lanthimos’ BAFTA winning, Oscar-nominated feature starring Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo, Willem Dafoe and Ramy Youssef.

Opposites React ANIMATIONWorld

‘Elemental’: The Little Film That Could

When director Peter Sohn and Pixar set out to create a 3DCG world in which a fiery young woman found a way to get together with a fun, ‘go-with-the-flow’ guy, they never dreamed it would take quite some time, slowly but surely, through word of mouth, to successfully find a global audience for their film.

Awards Headline News

‘The Boy and the Heron’ and ‘Poor Things’ Nab Wins at 2024 BAFTA Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 19, 2024 at 8:51am

Hayao Miyazki’s first film in 10 years, and Yorgos Langthimos’ dark comedy were two of the big winners at last night’s 2024 EE British Academy Film Awards; Christopher Nolan's 'Oppenheimer' led all films with 7 wins.

And the Winner Is... Headline News

'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse' Leads All Winners at 51st Annie Awards

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 10:50pm

In what may serve as a prelude to the Oscars, Sony Pictures Animation's hit 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' sequel, directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson, took home 7 awards, including best animated feature; Netflix's 'Blue Eye Samurai' took home six, including best TV/Media - Mature, while Pablo Berger's 'Robot Dreams' snagged best indie feature, and Dave Mullins' 'WAR IS OVER! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko' won for best animated short. 

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