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Animated Feature Films Headline News

Peter Ramsey Joins ‘Master’ as Executive Producer

Steamroller Studios and Pop Willy Production to co-produce new 3DCG animated feature about a once promising martial arts champion on a journey to guide her family to what she believes is a better life.

Awards Headline News

‘Josep,’ ‘The Bear Hour’ Win Honors at 2021 César Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 15, 2021 at 9:05am

Aurel and Agnès Patron take home France’s highest film awards for best animated feature and short film at Friday night’s live Olympia concert hall ceremony.  

Awards Headline News

Nominations Announced for 93rd Academy Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 15, 2021 at 7:26am

‘Onward,’ ‘Over the Moon,’ ‘A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon,’ ‘Soul,’ and ‘Wolfwalkers’ receive Best Animated Feature nominations; ‘Burrow,’ ‘Genius Loci,’ ‘If Anything Happens I Love You,’ ‘Opera,’ and ‘Yes-People are nominated for Best Animated Short.

Festivals Events

Ottawa International Animation Festival September 22-26

Begins: September 22, 2021

OIAF promotes and exhibits the world’s most cutting edge and quirky animation; programs include screenings, exhibitions, and workshops.

Business Events

MIPCOM 2021 is Happening in Cannes

Begins: October 11, 2021

The world’s largest entertainment content market is coming October 11 – 14.

Festival Events

BIAF 2021 in Bucheon, Korea October 22-26

Begins: October 22, 2021

The festival seeks to promote animation and growth in the Asian animation community.

Slam into the Jam Headline News

Fans Not Happy with ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ Design Changes

Pepé Le Pew gets the axe and Lola Bunny is desexualized as director Malcolm D. Lee attempts to cure the Warner Bros. Entertainment franchise of its political incorrectness.

Run Wild Run Free! Headline News

DreamWorks Reveals Cast, Images, and Spot for ‘Spirit Untamed’

Isabela Merced, Julianne Moore, Jake Gyllenhaal, Andre Braugher and Walton Goggins lead the voice cast; animated feature about a headstrong girl longing to belong hits theatres June 4.

Business Headline News

52 Projects Selected for Animation Production Days 2021

Selected films, series, and cross media projects for the upcoming May 4-7 event represent a variety of genres and animation technique ranging from adult gothic thrillers to topics focusing on diversity and sexuality; an additional eight projects were selected to participate in the APD talent program for young creatives and producers.

Real-time workflows Headline News

Don’t Miss Halon’s ‘Virtual Backlot: Filmmaking Evolved’ WonderCon Panel

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 12, 2021 at 9:03am

Set for March 27, the leading visualization studio will share a more complete view of how virtual production and cutting-edge real-time workflows are being used to produce films and episodic series.

Festivals Events

Fredrikstad Animation Festival 2021 – October 21-24

Begins: October 21, 2021

FAF 2021 will present the best and latest within Nordic-Baltic and international animation - live and in person and online.

Animated Trailers Headline News

yU+co’s Stylized ‘Justice League’ Teaser Speaks to Diehard Fans

Brand-new fully-CG ‘Mother Box Origins’ trailer, based on Zack Snyder’s own drawings, is packed with clues and symbolic imagery chronicling the long journey to restore the director’s original vision.

Festival Events

CINANIMA 2021 Returns November 8-14

Begins: November 8, 2021

Oscar qualifying event in Espinho, Portugal promotes animation and its creators with a commitment to educating professionals and the public.

Fantasy Horror Animation Oh My! Headline News

WATCH: Trailer for ‘The Spine of Night’ Animated Fantasy Horror Feature

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 1:51pm

Years in the making, Philip Gelatt and Morgan Galen King’s hand-rotoscoped film is set in a fantasy land ripe with magic and intrigue, where a dark force is unleashed sending mankind into an age of ruin; film stars Lucy Lawless, Patton Oswalt, and Richard Grant, and has its world premiere March 18 at SXSW.

Festivals Events

Animafest Zagreb 2021 - June 7-12

Begins: June 7, 2021

The 31st World Festival of Animated Film is a celebration of animation in all forms; the event will feature competitions; retrospectives; presentations; screenings; and all things animated.

Feature Film VFX Headline News

Be Careful Who You Pray To: Screen Gems Drops ‘The Unholy’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 1:14pm

Sam Raimi produces, Evan Spiliotopoulos writes and directs, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan stars in a supernatural horror thriller about a young deaf girl who's visited by the Virgin Mary... or something much more sinister; film hits theatres this Good Friday, April 2.

Festivals Events

KABOOM 2021 is Online March 31-April 5

Begins: March 31, 2021

This year’s virtual festival promises 300 animated films from 53 different countries, live talks with filmmakers and other special programs.

Festivals Events

VIEW 2021 in Turin, Italy and Online October 17-22

Begins: October 17, 2021

The VIEW Conference is the premiere international event in Italy on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, VR and AR, Gaming and VFX.

Business Headline News

Marc Anthony Joins Sofia Vergara’s Animated Comedy ‘Koati’

Grammy Award-winning artist will executive produce the soundtrack; film follows a coati, butterfly, and glass frog as they work to stop a wicked snake from destroying their homeland.

Life finds a way Headline News

DreamWorks’ ‘Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous’ Season 3 Debuts May 21

Watch teaser trailer for hit animated series based on the ‘Jurassic World’ franchise; show returns to Netflix with 10 new episodes.

Business Headline News

Kevin and Dan Hageman Ink Multi-Year Production Deal with CBS Studios

Studio gets exclusive rights to all TV content from the Emmy Award-winning creative duo behind the animated TV series, ‘Star Trek: Prodigy;’ the brothers co-wrote ‘The Croods: A New Age,’ co-created ‘The LEGO Movie, and created the story for ‘Hotel Transylvania.’

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Zach Parrish Talks Disney's ‘Us Again’ Animated Short

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 2:53pm

For the director of the studio’s vibrant and lively new 7-minute film, now playing theatrically in front of ‘Raya and the Last Dragon,’ yearning for what you had in the past can prevent you from enjoying what you have in the present.

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