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Taika Waititi Taking on Two ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ Series at Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 9:32am

Academy Award-winning ‘Jojo Rabbit’ director will write, direct and executive product two original animated series based on the world and characters of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book.

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Fresh Takes: The Disturbing and Heartbreaking Tale of ‘Girl in the Hallway’

In Valerie Barnhart’s hybrid 2D stop-motion short, her first animated film, Jamie is still haunted by the guilt of ignoring the girl in the hallway.

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66 Projects Chosen for 22nd Edition of CARTOON MOVIE

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 1:17pm

Family films continue to dominate, making up 55% of the project lineup being presented at this year’s conference, running now through March 5 in Bordeaux, France. 

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WATCH: Digital Domain’s ‘Lost in Space: Season 2’ VFX Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 2, 2020 at 12:10pm

Led by VFX supervisor Aladino Debert, the Oscar-winning studio delivered around 160 shots for the second season of Netflix’s popular reimagined sci-fi adventure series.

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‘Purpleboy’ Wins Grand Prix at 39th Anima Festival

Alexandre Siqueira’s short takes top honor along with a 2,500-euro prize; Luca Tóth’s ‘Mr. Mare’ awarded the international jury’s special prize.

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Submit Your Work to OIAF 2020!

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 28, 2020 at 2:12pm

44th Ottawa International Animation Festival, which runs September 23-27, 2020, is now accepting submissions.

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Moonraker VFX Tackles Netflix’s ‘Night on Earth’ Nature Series

Bristol-based studio continues its work as the ‘go-to’ natural history visual effects provider on streaming giant’s new documentary series showcasing the wonders of our nocturnal world. 

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Netflix Greenlights ‘A Winter’s Tale from Shaun the Sheep’ Christmas Special

Shooting on 30-minute show begins late this year; special will debut in U.K. on BBC and selected Netflix markets late next year. 

Anime Headline News

Crunchyroll Announces Inaugural 2020 Slate of Original Programming

Eight ‘Crunchyroll Originals’ coming to leading global anime platform, from diverse group of creators, include adventure, fantasy, romance and historical fiction series. 

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Quibi Greenlights Stoopid Buddy Stoodios’ ‘Micro Mayhem’ Stop-Motion Series

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 24, 2020 at 2:25pm

Seth Green and Jon Favreau to executive produce new show based on creators Eric Towner and John Harvatine IV’s over-the-top short featuring a car, a truck and a deer. 

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‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba’ and ‘Mob Psycho 100 II’ Take Top Crunchyroll Anime Award Honors

Over 11 million global votes cast for favorite characters, series and creators, with winners announced during live ceremony at Crunchyroll HQ in San Francisco.

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One Giant Leap for Sheepkind: ‘A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 14, 2020 at 1:56pm

Launching today on Netflix, Aardman’s woolly pranksters go interstellar in a cheeky sci-fi sequel to the studio’s 2015 stop-motion hit, ‘Shaun the Sheep Movie.’

Awards Headline News

2020 Kidscreen Award Winners Announced

The year’s best work in children’s television and digital media was recognized by the global kids entertainment industry at the annual Kidscreen Summit in Miami.

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Netflix Announces CG-Animated ‘Mighty Express’ Series from ‘PAW Patrol’ Creative Team

Season 1 of Spin Master Entertainment’s new preschool series, produced by Atomic Cartoons, will be available worldwide on streaming giant in September 2020.

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2020 Annecy Festival Accreditation Now Open

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 7, 2020 at 4:15pm

Take advantage of the early bird registration specials to ensure a spot at 60th anniversary edition, taking place in Annecy from June 15 - 20.    

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‘Avengers: Endgame’ and ‘The Irishman’: AI-Powered Visual Effects Come of Age

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 7, 2020 at 2:39pm

VFX studios on both films, Oscar nominees for Best Visual Effects, successfully used artificial intelligence in GPU-accelerated effects: ILM for character de-aging and Digital Domain for digital humans.  

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On the Road to the 92nd Oscars: The Visual Effects Nominees

Heading into this coming Oscar Sunday on February 9th, catchup on AWN’s coverage of the films and creative teams nominated for this year’s Best Visual Effects.

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