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Short Films Headline News

TRAILER: Michael Frei’s ‘KIDS’ to Screen at 69th Berlinale

Second collaboration between director and animator Michael Frei and game designer Mario von Rickenbach is from the publishers of David OReilly’s critically-acclaimed ‘Everything.’

ReelFX Headline News

China’s Alibaba to Partner with STX Entertainment on UglyDolls Franchise

New deal includes previously announced ‘UglyDolls’ animated feature film directed by Kelly Asbury along with an animated TV series, digital and print publishing, mobile and educational games, soundtrack and music, and merchandising and licensing programs.

Annie Awards Headline News

46th Annie Award Nominations Announced

Animation’s biggest night set for Saturday, February 2, 2019 at UCLA’s Royce Hall.

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How Baobab Studios Created a Storybook World for the Immersive ‘Crow: The Legend’

Created using the Unity game engine, VR experience and accompanying theatrical short film written and directed by Eric Darnell and produced by Maureen Fan pushes real-time graphics to new heights.

Awards Headline News

‘Hey Duggee’ Tops British Academy’s 2018 Children’s Awards with Three Wins

Nickelodeon’s ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ wins Children’s BAFTA for international animation; Amazon Studios’ ‘Tumble Leaf’ wins international preschool award.

Documentaries Headline News

TRAILER: Documentary Feature ‘Hand Drawn’ Explores the Art of 2D Animation

Documentary film features interviews with Jorge R. Gutierrez, Eric Goldberg, Nancy Beiman, Bill Plympton and many other hand-drawn animators from all different corners of the industry.

Unity Technologies Headline News

Unity Awarded First Emmy for ‘Baymax Dreams’ Collaboration

Unity game engine recognized with Technology and Engineering Emmy Award for ‘Big Hero 6 The Series’ short film collaboration with Disney Television Animation.

lawsuits Headline News

Lawsuit Alleges Sexual Harassment, Unequal Pay at Riot Games

Seeking class-action status, new lawsuit claims the ‘League of Legends’ developer operates under a ‘men-first’ ‘bro culture’ in which harassment and inappropriate behavior go unchecked.

Unreal Engine Headline News

Epic Games Releases Unreal Engine 4.21

New release adds increased mobile optimizations to Android and iOS, up to 60 percent speed increases when cooking content, and more power and flexibility in the industry-leading Niagara effects toolset for real-time VFX.

call for entries Headline News

Animation Ireland Announces Call for Entries for Irish Animation Awards

Biennial awards ceremony celebrating the world-class creative talent within the Irish animation, VFX and gaming industries to be held at the Animation Dingle festival on March 23, 2019.

Virtual Reality Headline News

Vicon’s Origin System Helps Power Next-Level Virtual Playgrounds at VR Arcade

Two new Origin systems will power one of the largest virtual arcades in Europe; additional locations planned throughout The Netherlands and beyond.

Awards Headline News

British Academy Announces 2018 Children’s Awards Nominees

Winners of the British Academy Children’s Awards celebrating the best in global children’s media to be unveiled on Sunday, November 25.

Awards Headline News

Advanced Imaging Society Unveils 2018 Technology Lumiere Award Honorees

DreamWorks Animation, Google VR, NVIDIA, The Mill, and the USC Institute for Creative Technologies among 15 award recipients to be honored at 9th Technology Lumiere Awards.

Animated Short Film Headline News

Reel FX and Seriously Team Again for New Animated Short, ‘Baby Slug’s Big Day Out’

All-star voice cast of Pamela Adlon, Kate Walsh, Mark Hamill, David Herman and Maurice LaMarche return in latest ‘Best Fiends’ franchise animation produced by creators of ‘The Book of Life.’

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