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‘Women in Animation Class of 2020 Showcase’ Call for Submissions

WIA launches special online program celebrating thesis and final films from Class of 2020 students who couldn’t screen works, attend career fairs or otherwise celebrate graduation due to COVID-19.

Business Headline News

Moonraker VFX Awarded £500,000 from Creative England to Create Original Immersive 3D

Funding secured by Bristal-based visual effects studio follows government’s announcement to provide 1.5 billion pounds for arts sector impacted by COVID-19 pandemic.

Business Headline News

Sony Acquires Minority Stake in Epic Games

Company makes $250 Million strategic investment in game industry leader to broaden their collaboration developing state of the art technology, entertainment, and socially connected online services.

Commercials ANIMATIONWorld

Framestore’s ‘#WombStories’ Animation Captures the Emotions of Women’s Life-Changing Moments

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 10:24am

Three-minute film for Libresse & Bodyform campaign includes six beautifully animated sequences that help dispel myths and encourage positive conversations about women.

People Headline News

Gaumont Consolidates U.S. Operation, Names Nicolas Atlan President

As part of reorganization, multiple executives are promoted, including Terry Kalagian to EVP, creative content, where she will oversee creatives across U.S. business.

Home Entertainment Headline News

WATCH: ‘Superman: Man of Tomorrow’ Trailer

Newest DC Universe Movies entry will be released August 23 on Digital, and September 8 on 4K HD, Blu-ray and DVD combo pack, from Warner Home Entertainment.

TV VFX Headline News

Imaginary Forces Crafts Layered Montage for ‘Jack Ryan’ Season 2 Title Sequence

Studio’s hybrid filmmaking merges two different storyboard concepts to illustrate composite portrait of lead character’s background.

Business Headline News

Nickelodeon Greenlights ‘Baby Shark’s Big Show!’ Animated Preschool Series

Produced with SmartStudy and based on the YouTube sensation, ‘Baby Shark,’ show will debut in December with an all-new holiday special.

Business ANIMATIONWorld

bRAND-WARD Taking Guru’s ‘True and the Rainbow Kingdom’ to the UK and Ireland

Licensing deal provides representing across all consumer products including toys, games, apparel and publishing. 

Awards Headline News

Hulu Launches Adult Animation ‘HAHA Awards’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 10:34am

‘Bob’s Burgers,’ ‘Archer,’ ‘Bless the Harts,’ ‘Duncanville,’ and ‘Solar Opposites’ receive multiple nominations in first-ever ‘Hilarious Animated Hulu Awards,’ that recognize the year’s best animated TV shows and characters currently streaming on the platform.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP73: Animator Christian Lie On How He Gets Millions Of Views On YouTube

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 9:01am

Listen to the latest installment of Terry Ibele’s in-depth interview series with guests including JJ Villard, John Musker, Tina Nowracki, and Fred Seibert, who share their stories, insights, and career advice.

Festivals Headline News

Ottawa International Animation Festival Announces 2020 Jury

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 5:16pm

The now virtual event, scheduled for September 23 – October 4, will feature screenings, virtual artist talks, workshops, and meetings with schools and recruiters.

Anime Headline News

‘Knights of Sidonia: Love Woven in the Stars’ Animated Feature Coming in 2021

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 4:48pm

Polygon Pictures announces final chapter in Tsutomu Nihei’ epic saga; view trailer and first image from upcoming film.

VIEW Conference Headline News

2nd Free Online PreVIEW Session Set with Directors Kris Pearn and Jorge Gutierrez

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 10:34am

On July 11, the award-winning directors of ‘The Willoughbys’ and ‘The Book of Life’ will discuss each other’s approaches to developing and directing animated features.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Trolls World Tour’ Dance Party Edition Now Available on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-Ray

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 9:00am

To celebrate the film’s home entertainment release, watch exclusive ‘Rocker and Classical Trolls’ behind the scenes Bonus Clip with director Walt Dohrn, producer Gina Shay and production designer Kendal Cronkhite-Shaindlin. 

Awards Headline News

Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School Named Best Animation School at Animafest Zagreb 2020

Three films from the school were selected for the student films competition including ‘Marbles,’ ‘Portrait of a Woman,’ and ‘The Little Soul.’

Business Headline News

Genius Brands Creating Stan Lee Universe with POW! Entertainment

New joint venture will assume perpetual, worldwide rights to over 100 original, previously unexploited, Stan Lee post-Marvel properties.

Business Headline News

EU Skills Report Sites Serious Lack of Gaming Talent

76% of responding game companies cite difficulties in finding skilled staff; finds that while 45% of EU gamers are women, increase in STEM studies and careers for women are essential in the training of the future workforce.  

Covid-19 Headline News

New Short Reveals a Young Boy’s Imaginary Battle Against the Covid-Dragon

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 3, 2020 at 1:21pm

In Joey Jones’ charming CG animated film, ‘How the Covid-dragon Disappears,’ a kid’s imagination serves as the battleground for a knight’s valiant fight against the coronavirus, honoring the brave essential workers of the 2020 pandemic.

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