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On the Road to the 92nd Oscars: The Animated Feature Film 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 Animated Feature Film.

Awards ANIMATIONWorld

On the Road to the 92nd Oscars: The Animated Short Film 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 Animated Short Film.

Business Headline News

Design Collective Mighty Oak Joins Alkemy X’s Rep Roster

All-women boutique design and animation studio brings expertise in handmade animation techniques fused with live-action to campaigns for numerous high-end clients. 

Oscars Headline News

Autodesk Congratulates the 2020 VFX and Animated Feature Oscar Nominees

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 5:05pm

Tech giant’s Media & Entertainment software powers the studios behind Academy Award, BAFTA, Annie, VES and Golden Globe-nominated films.

Business Headline News

‘Family Guy’ Writer-Producer Wellesley Wild Inks Warner Bros. Animation Deal

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 12:30pm

Emmy-nominated showrunner of WBA/Amblin TV’s upcoming ‘Animaniacs’ series for Hulu signs exclusive, multi-year agreement for both animated and live-action projects.

Diversity Headline News

Producers Jinko Gotoh and Marisa Román Talk ‘Klaus’ Crew Diversity

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 4:17pm

New featurette highlights how the filmmakers prioritized inclusion in building one of the most diverse crews in animation history.

People Headline News

Digital Domain Names Kevin Lau Executive Creative Director of Advertising, Games and New Media.

New hire will oversee all studio’s short-form projects; brings over 18 years of ad-based VFX and commercial production experience to the role.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Light Chaser’s ‘White Snake’ Now Available on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital

Engaging tale of a young woman’s quest for her lost identity, with bonus footage including interview with co-director Ji Zhao, is released today by GKIDS and Shout! Factory.  

FMX 2020 Headline News

BAFTA and Annie Award-Winning Sergio Pablos to Present ‘Klaus’ at FMX 2020

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 3, 2020 at 2:35pm

Writer-director will present his Oscar-nominated film, Netflix’s first original animated feature; ‘Mulm,’ the first 2020 conference trailer, is released. 

VOD Headline News

‘FLCL: Progressive’ and ‘FLCL: Alternative’ Available on Blu-ray February 4

Combo pack includes all 12 episodes and features an in-depth behind the scenes look at the making of the series, including interviews with the cast and crew.

Animated Feature Films ANIMATIONWorld

‘I Lost My Body’ Pushes the Creative Boundaries of Feature Animation

Director and co-writer Jérémy Clapin talks about the narrative and technical challenges in making his Oscar-nominated, Annie Award-winning film.

SVOD Headline News

Kabillion Promotes Stevan Levy to President of Programming and Operations

Company veteran to continue streaming network’s expansion by securing quality programming and cementing strategic partnerships.

Festivals Headline News

Call for Entries: The Bang Awards Festival – International Film Animation 2020

Submissions are now being accepted for the event’s 5th edition taking place September 2 - October 4; deadline for entries is August 31, 2020.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

‘The Irishman:’ Solving an Age-Old Problem

VFX supervisor Pablo Helman discusses the sophisticated digital de-aging process, sans markers, used to depict Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino over a four-decade span.

Awards Headline News

‘The Lion King,’ ‘Missing Link’ & ‘The Mandalorian’ Top 18th Annual VES Awards

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 11:25am

‘The Lion King’ tops all photoreal features with three awards; ‘Missing Link’ is top animated feature film; ‘The Mandalorian’ leads broadcast wins. 

Virtual Reality ANIMATIONWorld

‘Bonfire’: A Revealing Look at Interactive Storytelling of the Comedic Alien Variety

Two-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning writer/director Eric Darnell talks about Baobab Studios’ Annie Award-winning immersive VR experience and the sometimes confusing world of virtual reality.

SVOD Headline News

Netflix Signs Multi-Year Deal with ‘Big Mouth’ Producer Titmouse

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 27, 2020 at 1:10pm

Deal includes development of multiple adult animated series plus first look rights to any adult shows the Emmy Award-winning studio creates.

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