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8th Annual VFX Festival Set for March 16-18

Hosted by Escape Studios, the celebration of visual effects, animation, games and motion graphics returns to London’s Southbank Centre with panels, talks and recruiting sessions.

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Edinburgh 's MOVE Summit announced for 19-21 February 2020

Scotland’s largest animation festival MOVE Summit is launching a dedicated business strand to match independent studios and producers with UK-wide commissioning agencies and industry representatives.

SVOD Headline News

Netflix Sets Global Release of ‘Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution’

Pokémon Day, February 27, will mark the streamer’s exclusive release of the popular franchise’s newest CGI animated movie.

VFX Headline News

DNEG Hires David Prescott to Lead Feature Animation Expansion

Former Skydance SVP joins LA office; will build creative team that provides range of services including pitching and development support, creative supervision and production management. 

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State of California Intervenes to Stop Riot Games Gender Discrimination Settlement

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 2:43pm

Two state agencies are trying to vastly increase the payout and address alleged inadequacies in the non-monetary terms of the proposed $10 million settlement.

SVOD Headline News

Netflix Signs Deal to Stream Studio Ghibli Library Outside North America and Japan

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 20, 2020 at 8:57am

The famed studio’s classic animated tales like Oscar-winning ‘Spirited Away,’ ‘Princess Mononoke’ and ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ will soon stream worldwide for the very first time.

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Annecy Plans New Venues and 26% Seat Increase for 2020 Festival

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 12:28pm

In response to 2019’s capacity and ticketing problems, the festival is making needed changes to accommodate screening capacity for the record numbers of attendees expected this summer.

Awards Headline News

Adobe Character Animator Receives Emmy Award for Breaking New Ground in TV Animation

National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honors pioneering software system used for live performance-based animation.

SVOD Headline News

Netflix Greenlights Stop-Motion ‘The House’ from Nexus Studios

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 3:40pm

Emma de Swaef & Marc James Roles, Niki Lindroth von Bahr and Paloma Baeza will each direct a chapter in dark comedy about a house and three generations of families who lived in it.

Animated TV Series Headline News

Stephen Colbert’s Animated ‘Tooning Out the News’ Greenlit at CBS All Access

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 13, 2020 at 4:55pm

Variety show from team behind Showtime’s ‘Our Cartoon President’ will feature daily and weekly segments mocking news of the day.

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