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Awards Headline News

‘The Lion King,’ ‘Missing Link’ & ‘The Mandalorian’ Top 18th Annual VES Awards

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 11:25am

‘The Lion King’ tops all photoreal features with three awards; ‘Missing Link’ is top animated feature film; ‘The Mandalorian’ leads broadcast wins. 

Warner Bros. Animation Headline News

Warner Bros. Animation Celebrates Annie Award Nominees at 3rd Annual Bugs Ball

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 10:50am

Notable industry figures join nominated artists for evening of classic cartoon-themed music, refreshments and activities.

Dreamworks Animation Headline News

WATCH: New VFX Breakdown Reel from ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 9:33am

DreamWorks Animation shares never-before posted online video revealing some of the digital magic behind a number of the Oscar-nominated film’s signature shots.

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Dean DeBlois Talks the Care and Feeding of Flying Reptiles

The writer-director of DreamWorks Animation’s Oscar-nominated ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ reflects on his long and loving journey creating the epic animated trilogy.

Bambi Headline News

Disney’s Prince of the Forest to Get the ‘Live-Action’ Treatment

1942 animated classic, ‘Bambi,’ set to become the studio’s latest photorealistic remake following the wild success of ‘The Jungle Book’ and ‘The Lion King.’

SVOD Headline News

Netflix Signs Multi-Year Deal with ‘Big Mouth’ Producer Titmouse

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 27, 2020 at 1:10pm

Deal includes development of multiple adult animated series plus first look rights to any adult shows the Emmy Award-winning studio creates.

Amusement Parks Headline News

Universal Studios Hollywood Launching ‘The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!’

All-star ensemble cast of ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ and ‘The Secret Life of Pets 2’ reprise their roles for immersive state-of-the-art ride, opening Spring 2020. 

Events Headline News

8th Annual VFX Festival Set for March 16-18

Hosted by Escape Studios, the celebration of visual effects, animation, games and motion graphics returns to London’s Southbank Centre with panels, talks and recruiting sessions.

Awards Headline News

‘Frozen 2,’ ‘Avengers: Endgame’ and ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Take Home Lumiere Awards

The Advanced Imaging Society honors outstanding achievement in immersive storytelling using advanced visual technology at their 11th annual awards ceremony held at Warner Bros. Studios.

SVOD Headline News

Netflix Sets Global Release of ‘Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution’

Pokémon Day, February 27, will mark the streamer’s exclusive release of the popular franchise’s newest CGI animated movie.

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. 

VFX Headline News

DNEG Hires David Prescott to Lead Feature Animation Expansion

Former Skydance SVP joins LA office; will build creative team that provides range of services including pitching and development support, creative supervision and production management. 

Awards Headline News

‘Toy Story 4’ and ‘3Below: Tales of Arcadia’ Win MPSE Golden Reel Awards

Disney/Pixar and DreamWorks Animation sound artists honored at 67th Annual awards ceremony; ‘Lego DC Batman: Family Matters’ and ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’ also recognized.

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‘Toy Story 4’ and Axel Geddes Win Eddie Award for Best Edited Animated Feature Film

Pixar film editor recognized at ACE’s gala awards ceremony honoring the best editing of 2019; ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ ‘Chernobyl’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ also honored. 

SVOD Headline News

Netflix Signs Deal to Stream Studio Ghibli Library Outside North America and Japan

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 20, 2020 at 8:57am

The famed studio’s classic animated tales like Oscar-winning ‘Spirited Away,’ ‘Princess Mononoke’ and ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ will soon stream worldwide for the very first time.

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