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The Wooden Boy Returns ANIMATIONWorld

‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio’: The First Puppet of His Kind

For Georgina Hayns, the highly anticipated film’s puppets creative supervisor and director of character fabrication, using metal 3D printers pushed the famed wooden boy’s material boundaries in ways never done in stop-motion.

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DNEG Appoints Guillaume Rocheron as Visual Effects Supervisor

The Oscar and BAFTA-winning industry veteran’s credits include Jordon Peele’s ‘Nope,’ Sam Mendes’ ‘1917,’ and Michael Dougherty’s ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters;’ will work out of the studio’s Los Angeles office. 

Awards Headline News

Academy Announces 27 Animated Features Eligible for Oscar Consideration

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 6:17pm

Members will vote to determine five nominees for best animated feature film award at the 95th Academy Awards; films also qualify for other categories including best picture.

A Unique Descent into Madness Headline News

Phil Tippett's ‘Mad God’ Now on DVD and SteelBook DVD/Blu-ray

The legendary filmmaker's award-winning stop-motion animated horror movie takes viewers on a journey through a forbidding world of tortured souls, decrepit bunkers, and wretched monstrosities; bonus features include director commentary and a behind-the-scenes montage and video photo gallery.

careers in animation Headline News

Podcast EP 188: How Chris Bailey Worked His Way Up to Animation Director at Disney

The animator-turned-director discusses behind-the-scenes of his most recent project, “The Great Wolf Pack: A Call to Adventure,’ and shares a key tip to mastering hand-drawn animation.

Games to Movies Oh Boy! Headline News

Nintendo and Illumination Drop ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ Trailer

The long-awaited 3DCG animated film, based on the world of the hit game, ‘Super Mario Bros.,’ stars Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day, Jack Black, Keegan-Michael Key, and Seth Rogen.

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MPC Adds Key Hires to its Leadership Team

The Technicolor Creative Studio adds new leadership to increase reach across global VFX industry; Jean-Paul Burge named Global President, ex-Paramount Pictures exec Stephanie Allen joins as Executive in Charge - Client Services, and VFX industry veteran Chris Burn named Global Head of Production.

Same Shift Different Night Headline News

Disney+ Drops ‘Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again’ Trailer

The animated adventure follows Nick Daley as he takes over his father’s job as night watchman at the Museum of Natural History, including the tablet that brings everything to life after sundown; show debuts exclusively on Disney+ December 9.

Who You Calling a Wimp? ANIMATIONWorld

Jeff Kinney Talks ‘Diary Of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules’

Simple protagonists have always proven powerful for the author of the hugely popular book series, whose new 3DCG feature follows the ongoing riotous antics of angst-ridden, disaster-prone middle school student Greg Heffley; film premieres December 2 on Disney+.

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Jellyfish Pictures Announces New Leadership Team

David Patton, Mark Warburg, Phil Greenlow, and Sharn Gondal join the Emmy Award-winning VFX/Animation company; Natalie Llewellyn expands her role managing all animation production.

Get Ready to LAAF in Hollywood Headline News

LAAF Returns to Hollywood December 10-11

The event offers a full weekend of programs featuring all films in competition, and an opening night party with works by and conversations with filmmakers, culminating with the LAAF Awards Ceremony.

Fully Rigged Digital Humans from the Clouds! Headline News

Epic Games Releases MetaHuman Update

New features and enhancements make it easier for users to share, collaborate and refine assets while facilitating DNA Calibration and integration into proprietary pipelines.

Portrait of Incredible Courage ANIMATIONWorld

‘Aurora’s Sunrise’ Marks a New Era in Armenian Storytelling

Inna Sahakyan’s animated documentary, integrating pieces of Aurora Mardiganian’s harrowing account – and lost 1919 film adaptation – of surviving unspeakable horrors as a teenager during the 1915 Armenian Genocide, shares one woman’s incredible courage, and how telling, and retelling, such a painful story is the strongest step forward a person can take.

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Disney Expected to Lose over $140 Million on ‘Strange World’

Released during the usually lucrative Thanksgiving weekend, the action-packed 3DCG animated adventure only garnered $28 million globally even after its projected opening was lowered to $30-$40 million.

Anyone Can Wear the Mask Headline News

New ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Image Revealed

Lead animator Nick Kondo revealed on Twitter the first look at Miles Morales since the initial film teaser was released late last year, showing an anxious looking Spidey walking away from his parents.

Sumit Your Films Headline News

Call For Entries: NIIGATA International Animation Festival

Submissions are open for the new feature animation festival coming March 2023 to Niigata, Japan, home to Toei Animation Studio; submission deadline is December 23.

A New Holiday Tradition ANIMATIONWorld

‘Reindeer in Here’ Proves Wishes Do Come True

All-new 3DCG animated holiday special, directed by Lino DiSalvo and adapted from Adam Reed’s award-winning children’s book of the same name, brings together a young boy hoping to make a friend and a clumsy reindeer with one short antler who always feels like an outcast; show premieres November 29 on Paramount+ and the CBS Television Network.   

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