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TV Animation ANIMATIONWorld

Disney Brings India’s Vibrant Culture to US Preschoolers in ‘Mira, Royal Detective’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 10:15am

Showrunner Sascha Paladino and art director Dorothea Gerassimova discuss the challenges and rewards of celebrating India’s wonderful cultural diversity with an international kids’ audience.

Music Videos ANIMATIONWorld

Fresh Takes: Daniel Sterlin-Altman’s LGBTQ Love Letter, ‘Reach the Sky’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 11:41am

Director’s stop-motion music video, showcasing three queer friends and lots of yarn, delivers a message of support to those struggling to be themselves.

People Headline News

Brooke Keesling and Caitlin Winiarski Join Bento Box

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 11:28am

Studio behind ‘Bob’s Burgers’ and ‘Duncanville’ announces new hires in talent and creative development as they continue move to expand output in all platforms.

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Animation Guild Panel Shares Pioneering Stories That Champion Diversity

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 28, 2020 at 3:06pm

Special event for guild members brought together Floyd Norman, Willie Ito, Jane Baer and Enid Denbo-Wizig for a candid discussion about their career triumphs in the face of significant adversity.   

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. 

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.

animated short films ANIMATIONWorld

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. 

Animation Festivals Headline News

5th Annual GLAS Animation Festival Coming March 19 - 22

Festival releases initial GLAS 2020 speaker line-up and signal film, directed by Lénaïg Le Moigne and featuring sounds by Skillbard. 

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Universal Extends Animation Writers Program Submission Deadline to January 17

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 6, 2019 at 9:42am

Entries for studio’s first-of-its-kind paid writing program, which combines both TV and film content development, now being excepted through January 17, 2020.

diversity and inclusion Headline News

Universal Launches Animation Writers Program

Submissions now being accepted for Global Talent Development & Inclusion department’s first-of-its-kind paid writing program that combines both TV and film content development.

call for entries Events

Call For Entries: Festival of Cinema NYC

Begins: August 7, 2020

Sponsored by Regal Entertainment, the festival is currently seeking films of all lengths and genres - including animation! Save 10% off your submission fee when you use code AWNFCNYC on FilmFreeway.com.

TV Animation ANIMATIONWorld

FXX’s ‘Cake’ is Serving Up a Tasty Selection of Animated Shorts

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 5:12pm

Midway through its first season, smart film selections deftly illustrate just how inspiring and entertaining animated shorts can be. 

wia Headline News

Women in Animation Announces 3rd Annual WIA Diversity Award Winners

Sony Pictures Animation, Netflix’s Melissa Cobb and director Brenda Lopez’s ‘Abeo’ will be honored at upcoming Spark Animation 2019, which runs October 24-27 in Vancouver. 

VIEW Conference 2019 Headline News

Complete VIEW 2019 Program Released

Last minute confirmations pack an already expanded roster featuring top industry speakers; directors Jill Culton, Brad Bird, Dean DeBlois, Conrad Vernon, Sergio Pablos, Peter Ramsey and Eric Darnell lead an all-star lineup.

SVOD Headline News

Hulu’s ‘The Bravest Knight’ Launching 8 New Episodes October 11

Hulu Original series, a finalist for the MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence award, breaks new ground with a message of inclusion in storytelling to young audiences.

Animated TV Series ANIMATIONWorld

Jamie Mitchell Helps Kids Embrace Their Uniqueness in Disney Junior’s ‘Fancy Nancy’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 1:43pm

With Season 2 launching October 4, and a Season 3 renewal in hand, the show’s executive producer discusses his series about an eccentric 6-year-old girl that is aspirational, relatable, and funny.

People Headline News

Walt Disney Animation Announces Four New Films and Directors

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 5:52pm

Carlos Lopez Estrada, Josie Trinidad, Suzi Yoonessi and Marc Smith will all develop new animated films as the company continues to expand its commitments to diversity and inclusion.

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