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The Annies are Coming! Headline News

48th Annual Annie Award Nominations Announced

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 9:29am

Best Animated Feature nominees ‘Onward,’ ‘Soul,’ ‘The Croods: A New Age,’ ‘The Willoughbys,’ and ‘Trolls World Tour’ top the huge list of category nominations; animation’s biggest awards ceremony set to stream live on Friday, April 16.

Business Headline News

Uncharted Territory and RISE Pictures Ink Production Deal

The companies will co-produce ‘Igraine The Brave Based,’ a 3D animated feature based on Cornelia Funke's magical fantasy novel; additional collaborations in the pipeline include other live-action and animated films and features.

International Women’s Day Headline News

‘Women Make Animation: Animated Shorts’ Virtual Program Coming March 13

In honor of International Women’s Day 2021, WOW Women’s Film Club is hosting a free screening curated by Eiko Meredith of the Kotatsu Festival; a free drawing workshop by Japanese animator and illustrator Chie Arai will also be offered.

I Need a Hunky Hero Headline News

‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Pic Adds ‘Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page

The breakout star joins Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, and Justice Smith in Paramount and eOne's highly anticipated fantasy table-top game adaption penned by Johnathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley.

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‘Flee’: An Animated Documentary Recounts a Harrowing Personal Trauma

Jonas Rasmussen’s intimate and powerful 2D film tells the untold story of his long-time friend Amin’s life as a gay child growing up in Kabul before his escape via Russia to Denmark.

Behind the scenes Headline News

Go Behind-the-Scenes with Kelly Marie Tran Recording ‘Raya’ at Home

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 1, 2021 at 1:50pm

Disney drops a new featurette, ‘Kelly’s Production Diaries,’ with the ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ star sharing her humorous production stories; animated epic will simultaneously hit theatres and Disney+ on March 5.

It’s Barbie! Headline News

All-New CG Animated ‘Barbie’ Specials Coming Spring and Fall 2021

TV movie ‘Barbie & Chelsea The Lost Birthday’ features Barbie’s younger sister Chelsea on a quest to save her birthday; ‘Barbie Princess Adventure’ is a musical special following Barbie and her friends on an adventure to New York City.

Virtual Events Headline News

Call for Entries: SIGGRAPH 2021 Computer Animation Festival Electronic Theater

Premier CG conference is looking for innovative works in computer graphics-based storytelling for its second-ever virtual Electronic Theater showcase; the submission deadline is March 23.

Animation Festivals Headline News

20th Countryside Animafest Cyprus Names Artist in Residence

Photographer and filmmaker Gerco de Ruijter’s residence will take place in July, prior to the festival program, which runs from August 11-14.

People Headline News

DNEG Feature Animation Expands Leadership Team

Industry veteran Archie Donato heads to London as VFX supervisor on new studio project; Ted Ty brings 25+ years of 2D and 3D animation experience to Montreal as new global head of character animation.

Awards Headline News

‘Soul’ Wins Best Animated Feature and Original Score at 78th Golden Globes

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 1, 2021 at 7:28am

Pixar took home its ninth feature film golden globe for their latest gem, featuring their first Black leading character, that skillfully embraces complex issues of religion, culture, and the struggle to answer the question, ‘What makes you…YOU?’

Events Headline News

SPARK FX 2021 – A Virtual Conference Coming March 4-14

Online platform for VFX industry to feature eight streams with programs on the creative teams behind popular productions such as ‘The Monster Hunter,’ ‘Bridgeton,’ ‘The Expanse,’ and ‘The Umbrella Academy;’ streams will also include VFX sessions on Reel-Time, AI, and the latest technologies for the visual effects community.

Latinx Oh Yes Headline News

Angel Manuel Soto to Direct 'Blue Beetle,' First Latino Superhero Film

The upcoming DC feature Jaime Reyes, a Mexican American teen who gains otherworldly powers from a mysterious scarab.

Mine that IP! Headline News

Paramount+ Orders Live-Action ‘Dora the Explorer’ and ‘The Fairly OddParents’ Series

Mining of Nickelodeon IP continues with two new shows that will be similar to the 2019 ‘Dora and the Lost City of Gold’ feature.

The Web-Slinger Returns! Headline News

‘Spider-Man 3’ Title Revealed After Some Good-Natured Fan Trolling

Sony shares ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ name after web slinging trio Tom Holland, Zendaya, and Jacob Batalon tease possible titles ‘Phone Home,’ ‘Home-Wrecker,’ and ‘Home Slice.’

SVOD Headline News

Reimagined ‘My Little Pony G5’ and ‘Transformers: BotBots’ On the Way

Netflix and eOne's rebooted CG animated ‘My Little Pony’ movie and series, along with a 20-episode animated ‘Transformers’ comedy, will hit the streamer this fall.

Business Headline News

Animated ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ Premiering This Year on Paramount+

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 9:50am

All-new CG kids’ series about a group of lawless teens who discover a derelict Starfleet ship will also run on Nickelodeon; entire ‘Star Trek’ universe will be made available on the newly rebranded platform.

Business Headline News

Nickelodeon and Hasbro Teaming on Animated ‘Transformers’ Comedy Series

Network and eOne will co-produce 26 half-hour episodes about a new species of Transformers that must find their place among Autobots and Decepticons.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

See First Look Images from ‘Blazing Saddles’-Inspired ‘Blazing Samurai’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 7:56am

Animated comedy based on Mel Brooks’ classic Western stars Michael Cera, Samuel L Jackson, and Ricky Gervais, with Rob Minkoff producing, and a planned 2022 release.

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