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THU Returns to Portugal for Upcoming 8th Edition

After canceling last year because of COVID-19, Trojan Horse was a Unicorn will be back as an onsite event this year, running September 20-25 in Tróia.

Skills Development Headline News

Escape Studios Launches Virtual Work Experience Program for Teens

The free 2-day event introduces young people to career opportunities within the creative industries; program runs July 13-14 and registration is now open.

Festivals Headline News

Animation Is Film Returning to Hollywood October 22-24

AIF is back this Fall as a hybrid on-site / virtual festival after 2020 was canceled due to the pandemic; produced by GKIDS in partnership with the Annecy Festival, event embraces the highest aspirations of animation as a cinematic art form.

Jobs Headline News

Animation Guild Hosting ‘Getting Started in Animation for Grads’ Virtual Q&A

The free online event features a panel of industry leaders including ‘Steven Universe’ creator Rebecca Sugar and ‘Kung Fu Panda 2’ director Jennifer Yuh Nelson; topics range from interviewing and hiring insights to social media presence and working remotely.

50/50 by 2025 Headline News

WIA Spotlights Mentorship Successes with New Case Studies Release

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 21, 2021 at 12:49pm

Written by former AWN editor-in-chief Jennifer Wolfe, the detailed profiles share valuable and important insight into the Women in Animation initiative that continues to support and inspire the careers of numerous mentees.

Awards Headline News

‘Beast,’ ‘People in Motion’ Lead Annecy 2021 Special Award Winners

Festival announces 12 films receiving special recognition, partner awards, or additional honors bestowed outside the Official competition.

Awards Headline News

‘Flee’ and ‘Peel’ Take Top Cristal Awards at Annecy 2021

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 12:15pm

Films by Jonas Poher Rasmussen and Samuel Patthey & Silvain Monney among 20 winners at the 45th festival edition, held both on-site and virtually, finally able to celebrate its 60th anniversary postponed from 2020 when the event was forced online due to the pandemic.

Animated TV Series Headline News

‘Mush-Mush and the Mushables’ Gets Season 2 Greenlight

Season 1 rolls out in 150 territories this year including Cartoon Network and HBO Max in the U.S.; Season 2 will air on Canal+ Family, Piwi+ and MyCanal in France.

TV Animation Headline News

Disney Channel Greenlights ‘Kiff’ Buddy Comedy

The “nutty” animated series about an optimistic but prone to chaos squirrel and her best friend Barry the Bunny, from South African creators Lucy Heavens and Nic Smal, was revealed today at Annecy 2021; series set to debut in 2023.

It’s Anime-zing! Headline News

Crunchyroll and Adult Swim Reveal ‘Fena: Pirate Princess’ Trailer and Art

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 10:13am

Coming this summer from Kazuto Makazawa and Production I.G., anime series follows a young girl and her samurai crew, on the run from pirates and the English Navy, as they hunt for unimaginable treasure and adventure.

Let’s Get Civical! Headline News

Netflix Shares New Images from ‘We the People’ Music Video Series

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 9:04am

In their Annecy 2021 panel, creator Chris Nee and directors Peter Ramsey, Trisha Gum, and Jorge R. Gutiérrez harken back to ‘Schoolhouse Rock!’ as they discuss the project, executive produced by Barack and Michelle Obama, that combines music and animation to educate a new generation of young Americans about the power of the people.

Business Headline News

UK Animation Trends and Opportunities Highlighted at Annecy

During an online panel, industry agencies, including Film London, Animation UK, BFI, and Screen Scotland, renewed their sector commitment while sharing business development, investment, and government support insights and strategies in the wake of COVID-19.

Where Exactly is Arcadia? Headline News

Guillermo del Toro Shares ‘Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 8:37am

In his Annecy 2021 reveal, the Oscar-winning director and his filmmaking team talk about their upcoming animated feature, the DreamWorks’ ‘Trollhunters’ franchise finale, premiering July 21 on Netflix.

Hmmmmmm Headline News

Netflix and CD PROJEKT RED’s ‘WitcherCon’ is Coming

The free global online event streams July 9-10 on Twitch and YouTube; fans of the games and TV series get a behind-the-scenes look at the popular franchise with panels, breaking news, and a preview of the upcoming mobile game ‘The Witcher: Monster Slayer.’

A New Take on Masked Orgy Etiquette Headline News

Netflix Reveals Shion Takeuchi and Alex Hirsch's ‘Inside Job’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 14, 2021 at 12:31pm

From the ‘Gravity Falls’ writer and creator/executive producer comes the first adult animated series created in-house by Netflix Animation Studios; show delves into the daily grind of creating conspiracies for the ‘shadow government.’

Maury and Connie Get Their Own Show! Headline News

‘Big Mouth’ Spin-off ‘Human Resources’ Underway at Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 14, 2021 at 11:45am

In another Annecy 2021 reveal, the streamer announces an even edgier and ‘adult-ier’ series about the Hormone Monster, Depression Kitties, and other creatures from the highly-acclaimed series that help humans as they journey through life.

9 Chapters are Coming! Headline News

Netflix Drops Sneak Peek Images from Jorge Gutiérrez’s ‘Maya and the Three’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 11, 2021 at 7:16am

Coming this fall from ‘The Book of Life’ director, the ‘Animated Event Told in 9 Chapters,’ tells the story of a Mesoamerican-inspired warrior princess on an epic quest to fulfill an ancient prophecy and save humanity from the vengeful gods of the underworld.

Annecy 2021 Headline News

The NFB Showcases Dedication to Auteur Animation at Annecy 2021 Studio Focus

Famed Canadian animation studio forges a path for unique voices; also bringing 5 projects and a special program to the festival, including Joanna Quinn's ‘Affairs of the Art’ and Claude Cloutier's ‘Bad Seeds.’

Mentoring Headline News

LFA Launching Women’s Mentorships at Annecy 2021

French association that supports women in animation reveals its new initiative, Parcours de Femmes, which targets French speaking women from France and Africa; aspiring filmmakers will receive support in the development of short film projects to be pitch at Annecy 2022.

Immersive xR Worlds Headline News

disguise xR Powers the Virtual Worlds of Bryson Tiller’s Live-Streamed Concert

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 4:00pm

The leading extended reality tech firm and Xite Labs create a myriad of immersive worlds in Unreal Engine for the rappers’ ‘Trapsoul World Series’ performance.

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‘Un(re)solved’ AR Experience Shares Stories of Lives Taken in Hateful Racial Crimes

Filmmaker Tamara Shogaolu and PBS’ ‘FRONTLINE’ collaborate on an animated, immersive web and interactive installation that shares the lives and histories of 151 victims from unsolved civil rights-era murder cases; premieres June 9 at the Tribeca Film Festival.

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