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D23 Headline News

Disney+ Reveals High-Profile Slate of Shows at D23 Expo

Splashy presentations of new series set within Star Wars, Marvel and Pixar franchise worlds teases both fans and industry with previously unannounced details about the studio’s aggressive new streaming platform programming plans. 

animation software ANIMATIONWorld

Bringing Hand-Drawn Comics to Life with Animation Technology

Industry veterans Seth Zeichner and Pat Mariarity discuss using Adobe Character Animator and After Effects to create their animated short, ‘The Realm Beyond Reason.’

Conferences Headline News

Trojan Horse Was A Unicorn Reveals Expanded Recruitment Slate for THU 2019

Leading European digital entertainment conference announces extensive list of major studios that will be recruiting at the upcoming September 23-28 event in Valletta, Malta.

Visual Effects Society Headline News

18th Annual VES Awards Rules and Procedures Announced

The Visual Effects Society releases work project submissions guidelines for upcoming Awards consideration, including information on a new category, qualification changes and deadlines.

call for entries Headline News

47th Annie Awards Now Open for Submissions

ASIFA-Hollywood issues call for entries; excellence in 10 production categories, 22 achievement categories and up to 5 honorary awards will be recognized at January 25, 2020 ceremony.

Festivals Headline News

Theodore Ushev’s New Short ‘The Physics of Sorrow’ to Premiere at TIFF 2019

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 9:56am

Oscar-nominated director of ‘Blind Vaysha’ returns with harrowing tale animated using encaustic-painting technique; see the clip and breakdown of his exacting technique.

Technology Headline News

Maxon Announces Cinema 4D Release 21 at SIGGRAPH 2019

New version of leading 3D software program includes numerous feature updates and broader integration with other production tools.

SIGGRAPH 2019 ANIMATIONWorld

WATCH: SIGGRAPH 2019 Interview with Disney’s ‘a kite’s tale’ Director Bruce Wright

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 1:51pm

Filmmaker talks about his inspiration for Short Circuit program’s new VR experience and the differences between storytelling in virtual reality versus other media.

diversity and inclusion ANIMATIONWorld

Jorge Gutierrez Shares His Inspirational Path of Most Resistance

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 26, 2019 at 4:07pm

The ‘Son of Jaguar’ and ‘The Book of Life’ director takes center stage at TV Academy diversity in animation celebration to wow the crowd with his uplifting story of a career spent fighting against all odds.

Women in Animation Headline News

Women in Animation Summit Set for July 29 at SIGGRAPH 2019

Condensed version of WIA’s annual Summit to feature keynote by Dr. Stacy L. Smith, who will present landmark USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative study.

Anime Headline News

Newly Remastered ‘Millenium Actress’ Set for Theatrical Release on August 13 and 19

Fathom Events and ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio will screen their new English-dub version of Satoshi Kon’s award-winning animated feature in over 700 U.S. theatres. 

VIEW Conference 2019 Headline News

Full VIEW Conference 2019 Announced

By Dan Sarto | Monday, July 22, 2019 at 12:29pm

Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Rob Legato to present ‘The Lion King;’ director Conrad Vernon to present animated ‘The Addams Family’ at October 21-25 digital media conference in Turin, Italy.

Korean Animation ANIMATIONWorld

SPP 2019: Asian Animation Business Leaders Converge on Seoul

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 3:46pm

Now in its 19th year, the 3-day conference set for next week brings together buyers, sellers, financiers and lovers of animated entertainment from all over the world. 

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