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Awards Headline News

Roger Deakins and Robert Richardson Lead 2020 ASC Award Nominations

‘1917’ and ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,’ along with ‘Ford v Ferrari,’ ‘The Irishman’ and ‘Joker,’ are nominated for achievement in feature films; winners will be announced at January 25 awards gala.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘White Snake’ Coming to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital February 4

Light Chaser’s tale of a young woman’s quest for her lost identity, with bonus footage including interview with co-director Ji Zhao, being released by GKIDS and Shout! Factory.  

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

Method Studios Helps Recreate Racing History in ‘Ford v Ferrari’

Led by VFX supervisor Dave Morley, the studio delivered more than 700 shots for James Mangold’s faithful and exciting depiction of the famous 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Books Headline News

New Edition of Liz Blazer’s ‘Animated Storytelling’ Now Available

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 3:47pm

The animator and educator’s updated guidebook on animated filmmaking includes a new section on nonlinear, experimental films; AWN readers can get 35% off their purchase through Peachpit.

SVOD Headline News

The LEGO Channel to Launch Across U.S. and Canada

Coming to major OTT platforms, content app will include over 1000 videos aimed at a broad audience, including popular franchises such as ‘LEGO Jurassic World’ and ‘LEGO Marvel.’

Disney Headline News

Pixar Releases Latest ‘Onward’ Trailer and Posters

Elf brothers Ian and Barley Lightfoot race against time, four-legged police and a dangerous curse in their race to fix their departed father’s half-completed conjuring in the new animated comedy adventure coming March 6, 2020.

Oscars Headline News

Academy Announces Shortlists for Nine Categories for 92nd Oscars

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 16, 2019 at 3:35pm

Voting for nominations closes January 7; VFX and Animated Short Film categories whittled down to 10 films each.

FMX 2020 Headline News

FMX 2020 Announces ‘Imagine Tomorrow’ Theme, First Program Confirmations

25th Anniversary Edition will focus on visions of the future for media & entertainment; Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Volker Engel and Annecy Cristal-winning animation director Regina Pessoa among first confirmed speakers.

Awards Headline News

MPSE Announces Golden Reel Award Nominations

Sound artist work in ‘How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World,’ ‘Frozen 2,’ ‘Abominable,’ ‘Toy Story 4,’ ‘Missing Link,’ ‘White Snake,’ ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Spies in Disguise’ lead animation-specific category noms; 67th annual awards ceremony to be held January 19. 

Books ANIMATIONWorld

A Son’s Compelling Tribute to his Fabled Father, Ub Iwerks

Don Iwerks talks about his new book, Walt Disney’s Ultimate Inventor: The Genius of Ub Iwerks, which celebrates the singular achievements of the irrepressible innovator.

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