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Creative Career Coach: Spring Clean Your Portfolio and Reel

Tailor your portfolio and reel to the position you hope to win, making sure to include memorable pieces that reflect your mastery and strength.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Acclaimed LAIKA Films Coming in HD on Blu-ray this Fall

Combo pack of ‘Coraline’ and ‘The Boxtrolls’ drops August 31, with ‘ParaNorman’ and ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ following September 20; bonus features include interviews, behind the scenes looks, feature-length storyboards, and featurettes.

Run Wild Run Free! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Spirit Untamed’ Recaptures the ‘Spirit’ of the Cimarron

Opening in theaters June 4, director Elaine Bogan and DreamWorks Animation’s next entry in the film and TV franchise uses CG to beautifully capture both the majestic splendor of the American frontier and the emotional bond between a headstrong girl and a wild stallion.

The Best in Ibero-American Animation Headline News

‘A Costume for Nicholas,’ ‘Homeless Home,’ and ‘Petit’ Lead 4th Quirino Awards

Works from Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Spain, Mexico, and Portugal are honored across nine categories at May 29 in-person gala event and closing ceremony recognizing achievements in Ibero-American animation.

Who Dunnit? Headline News

Suspects Outnumber Victims: New Images from ‘Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One’

Who is the Holiday Killer? It’s up to Batman, Captain Gordon, and DA Harvey Dent to decipher the clues in the upcoming DC Universe movie, coming to Blu-ray and Digital June 22.

Business Headline News

Corus Ventures into Adult Animation with ‘Psi Cops’

Production and distribution giant reveals first original series for Adult Swim, as part of its 2021/2022 programming slate; four new animated series plus fan-favorite re-up also greenlit, including ‘Agent Binky: Pets of the Universe,’ ‘Toopy and Binoo – The Movie.’

Endless Storytelling Possibilities Headline News

Adobe Debuts its First Premiere Pro Commercial

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 2:42pm

Produced with 72andSunny Los Angeles, ‘Fantastic Voyage | Premiere Pro’ follows a creator’s escapist adventures spotlighting endless possibilities in storytelling.

Business Headline News

Lion Forge and BRON Team Up on ‘Heiress’ Animated Series and Games

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 1:41pm

Studios behind ‘Hair Love’ and ‘The Willoughbys’ will produce a kids’ series, interactive titles, and online community based on the story of a young prince determined to step out from the shadows of her brothers.

Happy Father’s Day! Headline News

‘Teen Titans Go! See Space Jam’ Movie Coming to Cartoon Network

This Father’s Day, the Teen Titans share commentary and hilarity at a ‘Space Jam’ watch party in their all-new 80-minute original movie; May 29 kicks off the ‘Teen Titans Go!’ weekend with ‘New Teen Titans’ creative team and DC Super Hero Girls crossover episode.

Submit Your Films! Headline News

Last Call for Ottawa International Animation Festival Submissions

Don’t forget to enter your film by May 31st; North America’s leading animation festival runs online September 22 – October 3.

The Academy Awards Get Pushed Headline News

Academy Announces Date Change for 94th Oscars

Ceremony moves to March 27, 2022; film eligibility window returns to standard December 31 deadline, though requirements remain unchanged from 2021 awards.

Let’s Talk Luca! Headline News

Next PreVIEW Set: A Conversation with ‘Luca’ Director Enrico Casarosa

Join a conversation with the director and creative team behind Disney and Pixar’s upcoming animated feature; the free June 21 event is offered in partnership with OGR and Pixar Animation Studios.

The Push for a Diverse Academy Headline News

Academy Cuts 2021 New Member Expansion in Half

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 8:32am

Noting the need to ensure proper staffing and infrastructure to support ongoing growth, the Academy announces invitee limits while reaffirming goals to cultivate membership that reflects the diverse film community.

People Headline News

Freefolk Reveals New Division Name, Hires, and Promotions

Soho VFX studio renames longform team Freefolk Film & Episodic, promoting Steve Murgatroyd and Meg Guidon to lead the new group.

Fun in the Sun! ANIMATIONWorld

Dialing In the Stylized Italian Riviera Waters of Pixar’s ‘Luca’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 11:38am

Effects supervisor Jon Reisch drew on his experience as a guitarist to develop ocean wave simulation controls, much like sliders on an equalizer, to hit director Enrico Casarosa’s mark for an expressive, lyrical Japanese woodblock look, in the studio’s upcoming animated feature.

Annecy 2021 is Coming! Headline News

Special Events Set for Annecy Festival’s 60th Celebration

At Annecy 2021, first time screenings, masterclasses, and keynotes include a look back with ‘Mémoire d’une minute,’ a shorts collection for Annecy award-winning directors; a masterclass presented by Walt Disney and Kugali animation studios; and a keynote by Terrence Malick about VR ‘Evolver – Prologue.’

Baby Got Boss! Headline News

‘The Boss Baby: Family Business’ Gets Simultaneous Peacock and Theatrical Release

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 24, 2021 at 4:13pm

Sequel to DreamWorks Animation’s 2017 blockbuster comedy moves up more than two months; film now set to hit streamer and U.S. theaters, as well as select international markets, on July 2.

markets Headline News

Hybrid Mifa 2021 Revealed: Connect Online or In-Person

Industry leading market’s new, flexible format encourages attendee participation from anywhere; extensive program line-up includes pitches, on-line targeted meetings, and career recruitment; Annecy 2021 runs June 14-19.

Injustice League Headline News

DC's Animated ‘Injustice: Gods Among Us’ Adaptation in Development

The announcement appears inconspicuously in a list of bonus features on the upcoming animated ‘Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two’ home entertainment release.

Get Geeked! Headline News

Netflix’s ‘Geeked Week’ Celebrates Fandom and Their Favs

Five-day free virtual event running June7-11 treats fans to exclusive news, trailers, art, and drop-ins from stars of popular shows including ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Castlevania,’ and ‘The Old Guard.’

The Dark Knight Returns Headline News

New Trailer Released for ‘Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two’

Action-packed conclusion to the two-part animated DC Universe Movies thriller sees the Dark Knight battle a unified front of super villains and solve a murder mystery; feature-length film comes to Digital July 27, and August 10 on Blu-ray.

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