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Short Circuit Revealed: 14 Diverse New Animated Shorts Now Playing on Disney+

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 24, 2020 at 6:46pm

Disney’s innovative experimental short film program that began in 2016 has just premiered its inaugural set of distinctly different films from 14 first-time directors. 

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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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‘Frozen 2,’ ‘Avengers: Endgame’ and ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Take Home Lumiere Awards

The Advanced Imaging Society honors outstanding achievement in immersive storytelling using advanced visual technology at their 11th annual awards ceremony held at Warner Bros. Studios.

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Cinesite Fills ‘The Witcher’ with Dangerous Monsters, Epic Battles and a Magical Fire

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 5:09pm

The company’s London studio creates a nasty arachnoid, Golden Dragon, zombie-like Striga and wicked battle scenes for the hit Netflix fantasy series starring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia.

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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.

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WATCH: Pixomondo Showcases Previs and VFX Work on Jason Momoa and Apple TV’s ‘See’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 20, 2020 at 5:42pm

VES Award nominee Matt Welford describes ‘supporting visual effects,’ including previs and techvis, on the inaugural episode of the ‘Aquaman’ star’s hit post-apocalyptic action-adventure series.

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‘Toy Story 4’ and Axel Geddes Win Eddie Award for Best Edited Animated Feature Film

Pixar film editor recognized at ACE’s gala awards ceremony honoring the best editing of 2019; ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ ‘Chernobyl’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ also honored. 

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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.

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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.

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92nd Academy Awards: Animated Feature, Short Film and VFX Oscar Nominees React

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 4:20pm

Contenders in the animated feature, animated short film and visual effects categories share their initial reactions to their nominations for Oscar gold.

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‘Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts’ Shows the Bright Side of a Post-Apocalyptic World

Radford Sechrist and Bill Wolkoff discuss their unconventional new DreamWorks Animation series about an intrepid heroine going up against a bunch of deadly, but adorable, giant animals, premiering today on Netflix. 

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