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Nominations Announced for 80th Golden Globe Awards

‘Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio’ leads all animated films with noms for best animated feature, best original score, and best original song; ‘Inu-Oh,’ ‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On,' ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,’ and ‘Turning Red’ also vie for best animated feature.

A Unique Descent into Madness ANIMATIONWorld

Phil Tippett’s Tortured Pursuit of ‘Mad God,’ His Dystopic Stop-Motion Epic

The Oscar-winning special effects and animation legend discusses his 30-year hero’s journey to finally finish a very personal and awesomely dark descent into cinematic madness.

A Wooden Boy’s Spiritual Rite of Passage ANIMATIONWorld

Re-VIEW: ‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio’ - A Fable for the Modern Age

The Oscar-winning director’s timely masterpiece about a father and son finally united in the simple knowledge, and unconditional acceptance, that each of them is who he is, reminds us that acceptance of diversity is vitally important, perhaps more now than ever before.

Justice is Served! VFXWorld

The Fiery Magic of Wētā FX Helps ‘Black Adam’ Keep It Real

In an extensive Q&A, VFX Supervisor Sheldon Stopsack talks about the studio’s multifaceted contributions to the Warner Bros. DCEU action-adventure, starring Dwayne Johnson in the titular role, now screening in theaters and available on Blu-ray + DVD.

Do it in the Cloud! Headline News

Amazon Studios Opens Stage 15

The AWS-powered Virtual Production stage debuts alongside the new Amazon Studios Virtual Production department; ‘Candy Cane Lane’ directed by Reginald Hudlin and starring Eddy Murphy, kicks off as the stage’s inaugural feature film production. 

The New DC Headline News

‘Wonder Woman 3’ Cancelled Amidst DC Management Shakeups

Newly reigning duo James Gunn and Peter Safran have officially axed Patty Jenkins’ third foray into the adventures of Lady Diana, with more shockers sure to come as the honchos unveil their blueprint for the DCU’s future.

Discovering the World of Astras Headline News

Disney+ Drops ‘Brahmāstra Part One: Shiva’ Trailer

Inspired by ancient Indian mythology, the trilogy's first installment is a story of fantasy, adventure, and a secret society that safeguards divine and powerful weapons from the Gods; now streaming in Hindi and English.

The Closest Thing to Being There! Headline News

Now Available: VIEW Conference 2022 On-Demand Edition

All-access tickets provide 3-months streaming of all keynotes, panels, talks, workshops, and masterclasses from the October 2022 event; Also announced - VIEW Conference returns to Torino, Italy October 15-20, 2023

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.

People Headline News

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. 

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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.

People Headline News

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+.

People Headline News

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.

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