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WATCH: HEROmation's ‘The Wrong Rock’ Animated Short

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 16, 2019 at 4:46pm

Michael Cawood’s just released award-winning story of equality, told through the adventures of a mushroom, was an international collaboration of hundreds of artists using the Artella online virtual platform.

Oscars Headline News

Academy Announces Shortlists for Nine Categories for 92nd Oscars

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 16, 2019 at 3:35pm

Voting for nominations closes January 7; VFX and Animated Short Film categories whittled down to 10 films each.

FMX 2020 Headline News

FMX 2020 Announces ‘Imagine Tomorrow’ Theme, First Program Confirmations

25th Anniversary Edition will focus on visions of the future for media & entertainment; Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Volker Engel and Annecy Cristal-winning animation director Regina Pessoa among first confirmed speakers.

SVOD Headline News

Magic Light Pictures’ ‘Zog’ Launches Today on Amazon Prime

Latest animated short from the studio behind Oscar-nominated ‘The Gruffalo,’ ‘Room on the Broom,’ ‘Revolting Rhymes’ and ‘Chico & Rita’ is now available to stream or download.

Awards Headline News

MPSE Announces Golden Reel Award Nominations

Sound artist work in ‘How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World,’ ‘Frozen 2,’ ‘Abominable,’ ‘Toy Story 4,’ ‘Missing Link,’ ‘White Snake,’ ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Spies in Disguise’ lead animation-specific category noms; 67th annual awards ceremony to be held January 19. 

Events Headline News

Livestream Event: Disney Legend Don Iwerks Discusses New Ub Iwerks Book December 11

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 3:08pm

Presented by D23, the free livestream from Walt Disney Imagineering’s Glendate campus includes panel led by Leonard Maltin, with Bob Weis, Linda Folsom and Leslie Iwerks.

Awards Headline News

Art Directors Guild Announces Noms for Excellence in Film and TV Production Design

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 9, 2019 at 10:51am

DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Abominable,' Disney’s ‘Frozen 2,’ DreamWorks Animation’s ‘How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World,’ Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ and Pixar’s ‘Toy Story 4’ are nominated in animated film category. 

Awards Headline News

Nominations Announced for 77th Golden Globe Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 9, 2019 at 9:14am

Disney’s ‘Frozen 2,’ DreamWorks Animation’s ‘How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World,’ Disney’s ‘The Lion King,’ LAIKA’s ‘Missing Link’ and Pixar’s ‘Toy Story 4’ receive nominations for best animated feature.

SVOD Headline News

DreamWorks ‘Spirit Riding Free: Spirit of Christmas’ Launches Today on Netflix

Emmy-winning series’ new animated holiday special finds Lucky and her friends’ plans for a Christmas Eve adventure derailed by an avalanche; watch the trailer and three special clips!

Events Headline News

Call for Submissions: Animation Production Days 2020

Deadline for entries to the 14th APD co-production and financing platform event is February 20, 2020.

People Headline News

Animation Guild’s Annual Holiday Market Set for December 6

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 4:53pm

Spectacular crafts, jewelry and treats from some of the industry’s most talented artists on sale tomorrow from 6 – 9 p.m.; holiday gift guide now available in latest Keyframe Magazine issue.

SVOD ANIMATIONWorld

How ‘Klaus’ Uniquely Combines CG Lighting Techniques with Traditional 2D Animation

Production designers Szymon Biernacki and Marcin Jakubowski helped create an innovative, distinctive 2D aesthetic for Sergio Pablos’ delightful new Christmas film, now showing on Netflix.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘The Addams Family’ Coming to Digital December 24 and Blu-ray January 21

Hilarious animated feature about Charles Addams’s iconic and subversively comedic family gets its home entertainment release on multiple platforms including On Demand.

Home Entertainment Headline News

DreamWorks Animation and Pearl Studio’s ‘Abominable’ Now Available on Digital

 

Nominated for four Annie Awards, the film about a young city girl who helps a mysterious Yeti elude captors and travel 2,000 miles to reach his Himalayan home, will also be released on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on December 17.

Disney Channel ANIMATIONWorld

The Houghton Brothers Return with Disney Channel’s ‘Big City Greens’ Season 2

New season of animated comedy dives in headfirst, making funny, funnier; silly, sillier; and weird just a touch weirder, but always with a heart.

SVOD Headline News

‘Lord of the Rings’ Spin-off Series Gets Second Season to Rule Them All

Amazon Prime’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ prequel has already been renewed for a second season, ahead of its 2021 Season One release.

SVOD Headline News

Cuteness Levels Over 9,000 with New ‘The Mandalorian’ Character

Jon Favreau’s highly anticipated Disney+ ‘Star Wars’ series features a mysterious infant fans have dubbed ‘Baby Yoda,’ and it’s the cutest thing since Ewoks.

SVOD ANIMATIONWorld

Sergio Pablos Talks His 2D Masterpiece, ‘Klaus’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, November 15, 2019 at 7:03am

Debuting today on Netflix, the ‘Despicable Me’ co-creator’s passion project, almost 10 years in the making, shows that with hard work, patience and a bit of new technology, 2D animated filmmaking is as compelling, and spellbinding, as ever.

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