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VIEW Visionary Award Headline News

VIEW Conference 2021 to Honor Sir Roger Deakins

The Oscar-Winning cinematographer, best known for ‘The Shawshank Redemption,’ ‘Blade Runner 2049,’ and ‘1917’ has been named the 2021 VIEW Visionary Award recipient; a special interview with Deakins and ‘How to Trail Your Dragon’ writer, director and producer Dean DeBlois is set for October 20.

Home Entertainment Headline News

EXCLUSIVE Clip: Liberty Joins the Paw Patrol

Arriving September 21 on Digital, ‘PAW Patrol: The Movie’ finds the savvy dachshund and newest team member helping the heroic pups save the citizens of Adventure City; Blu-ray and DVD coming November 2, from Paramount Home Entertainment.

Festivals Headline News

Dome Fest West Coming to Costa Mesa October 8-10

Inaugural 360-degree film festival and conference will feature 32 immersive films screened in a ‘fulldome’ venue; event features new technology presentations, industry panels, and interactive workshops.

Anime Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Bright: Samurai Soul’ First Look Trailer and Art

New reimagined animated feature and spinoff of the live-action movie ‘Bright’ is directed by Kyohei Ishiguro, who fused the characteristics of Japanese woodblock print art with 3DCG technology; movie streams October 12 on Netflix.

TUDUM…. Headline News

‘TUDUM: A Netflix Global Fan Event’ Trailer and Line-up Revealed

The streamer’s inaugural epic virtual fan event, coming September 25, will host 145 of its biggest stars and creators, with first looks and exclusives from over 70 series, films, and specials.

The Woods are Dark and Deep Headline News

LAIKA Announces ‘Wildwood’ as Next Animated Feature

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 7:58am

Currently in production with studio CEO Travis Knight directing, film tells a tale of love, loss, sacrifice, and secrets set in an enchanted forest beyond Portland’s city limits.

TV Animation ANIMATIONWorld

Patrick Osborne Takes Billie Eilish on a Dreamy Iconic LA Tour

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 4:42pm

Given only three months, the Oscar-winning animation director worked quickly to capture the Grammy-winning artist’s signature moves, weaving a hazy, noirish 80s journey through her hometown into ‘Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles,’ her cinematic concert experience performed on stage at the Hollywood Bowl, now streaming on Disney+.

Trick or Treat! Headline News

Spooky Animated Treats Coming to Disney Channel and Disney Junior

Network’s October line-up of Halloween-themed animation includes a brand-new short-form series inspired by Disney's popular ZOMBIES franchise, and special episodes of ‘Marvel's Spidey and his Amazing Friends,’ ‘Big City Greens,’ ‘The Chicken Squad,’ ‘Puppy Dog Pals,’ ‘Muppet Babies’ and the new supernatural animated series ‘The Ghost and Molly McGee.’ 

Who’s the Boss? Headline News

‘The Boss Baby: Family Business’ Now Available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray and DVD

Hit sequel to DreamWorks Animation’s 2017 blockbuster, ‘The Boss Baby,’ reunites the now adult Templeton brothers, who uncover the dark secrets of a prestigious grade school while rediscovering the meaning of family; bonus materials include all new ‘Precious Templeton: A Pony TALE’ short.

Anime Headline News

7 New ‘Anpanman’ Films Debut Exclusively on Tubi

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 10, 2021 at 4:28pm

New titles from TMS Entertainment’s hugely successful anime franchise, featuring the beloved superhero whose head is a popular Japanese pastry (an anpan), are now available on FOX Entertainment’s free streaming service.

The Ring Awaits! Headline News

‘Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms’ Now on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD

The fate of the universe again hangs in the balance in the new animated feature based on the hit videogame franchise; now available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

Crushing is Not Fun! Headline News

Disney Releases ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’ Final Trailer and Images

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 2:00pm

New CG animated comedy about a socially awkward middle-schooler and his faulty robot, starring Zach Galifianakis and Jack Dylan Grazer, opens in theaters this October.

Business Headline News

Pixomondo Taps Alex Webster to Head New London Virtual Production Division

The award-winning studio announces UK operations will launch this month; former Framestore managing director will be joined in London by CEO Jonny Slow to directly support company’s VP services expansion in Europe.

I Live My Life A Quarter Mile At A Time VFXWorld

Defying the Laws – or Mere Suggestions – of Physics in ‘F9’

VFX supervisor Daniel Rauchwerger and his DNEG teams in London, Montreal, and Mumbai delivered 2,200 gravity defying visual effects shots, from flipping multiple trailers to shooting rocket car into space, in Justin Lin and Universal Pictures’ latest ‘Fast & Furious’ feature film franchise outing.

Road Trip! Headline News

MGM Drops New ‘The Addams Family 2’ Trailer

Any positively awful trips planned? Check out the Summer Vacation Greetings from everyone’s favorite mysterious, spooky, and uniquely odd road warrors; the highly anticipated ‘The Addams Family’ sequel hits both cinemas and VOD rental channels this coming October 1.

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6th Annual Imagine This Women's Film Festival

By Patrice | Monday, September 6, 2021 at 8:38am
Begins: September 24, 2021

#ITWIFF21 Film Guide is Live! 160+ films. 30+ countries - Made by Women & Non-Binary Filmmakers, for Everyone; the 6th Annual Imagine This Women’s Film Festival returns this month from Sept 24 - Oct 3rd with both online and in-person programming, featuring 163 films made by women and non-binary filmmakers and 17 screenplays by women storytellers.

Jobs Headline News

ScreenSkills Animation Skills Council Launches Animation Trainee Finder

Program provides production placements for candidates who have up to 12 months paid work experience in animation; program aims to increase the pool of qualified talent by providing a range of training opportunities – application deadline is September 27.

Animation Festivals Headline News

OIAF 2021 Drops Official Trailer and New Program Highlights

Get a glimpse of what’s in store at the upcoming virtual event set for September 22 – October 3; in addition to a host of screenings, sessions will include a discussion about WIA Vancouver’s ACE Program, an introduction to the Black Write Talent Incubator, and a conversation with storyboard artists José Pou and Bradley Cayford.

animated shorts ANIMATIONWorld

Carl and Dug Return: ‘Up’s Beloved Canine Gets His Own Miniseries

Writer/director/voice actor Bob Peterson and producer Kim Collins talk Pixar’s ‘Dug Days’ and the joys and challenges of reviving two legendary characters.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Coraline’ and ‘The Boxtrolls’ Available Now as Blu-ray+DVD Combos

High-definition studio editions of LAIKA’s acclaimed animated films include interviews, behind-the-scenes looks, feature-length storyboards, and featurettes;ParaNorman’ and ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Blu-ray+DVD release follows on September 14.

online events Headline News

Festival Stop Motion Montréal Returns with Spotlight on Indigenous Artists

The 13th edition runs September 10-19, and features the panel discussion, ‘Indigenous Stop-Motion Productions—Voices and Images,’ and a stop-motion character workshop by Jean-François Lévesque.

People Headline News

Frank Zhu Named Managing Director Riot Games' China Entertainment

Former CEO of Pearl Studio and executive producer of Netflix’s ‘Over the Moon’ will head up new division to develop and expand existing IP, building on relationships with key Chinese partners to launch entertainment products targeting Chinese audiences.

Community Outreach and Support Headline News

ASIFA-Hollywood Announces New AEF Grants

Nine educators from the UK, US, India, Ireland, Brazil and the Netherlands receive faculty grants, awarded annually to individuals or groups, providing support for research, scholarly activity, or creative projects in the field of animation.

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