Search form

All AWN Content

Academy Museum Headline News

Academy Museum to Screen Rare Restoration of ‘The Thief and the Cobbler’

Dubbed ‘A Moment in Time,’ 2013 restoration represents the original vision legendary animator Richard Williams intended for his film before it was taken from his control and altered.

Let’s All Meet in 3D ANIMATIONWorld

Bent Image Lab Relocates to the Metaverse, Offers Tours to Annecy Attendees

Trever Stewart is taking over the commercial division of the venerable Portland animation studio, and has moved its half-acre facility completely to the metaverse, and is letting festival attendees – with priority on portfolio reviews – don headsets and tour the 3D digital world and creative universe his prolific team now calls home.  

Festivals Headline News

Nouns Fest 2024 Bringing Global Animation Talent to Los Angeles

Nouns Fest 2024 will feature 50 new animated shorts from global creators, funded by a $1 million grant pool, and highlight three premieres from award-winning Stoopid Buddy Stoodios.

We Want More Bluey and Bingo Headline News

Disney Drops ‘Bluey Minisodes’ First Look Clip

Coming to Disney Jr. and Disney+ July 3, the collection of 1–3-minute shorts written by series creator Joe Brumm highlights funny and sweet moments featuring Bluey and Bingo.

Annecy 2024 is Here! ANIMATIONWorld

Memories, Hooves, and War - Exploring Annecy’s Short Film Competitions

Ottawa Animation Festival artistic director Chris Robinson shares some of his under the radar picks competing at the Annecy Festival, now in full swing, running through June 15.

The Animation World Converges in Annecy ANIMATIONWorld

Annecy 2024 Feature Films in Official Competition Roundup

AWN breaks down the stellar lineup of 12 animated features competing at this year's festival, including ‘Memoir of a Snail’ by Adam Elliot, ‘Rock Bottom' by María Trénor,’ and ‘Savages’ by Claude Barras; the 48th edition of the festival runs June 9-15.

F**k S**t up! Headline News

Prime Video Teases ‘The Legend of Vox Machina’ Season 3 Release

Check out the new title sequence for the popular adult animated fantasy-adventure; everything is at stake as Chroma Conclave’s path of destruction spreads like wildfire while the Cinder King hunts down Vox Machina – coming October 2024

From Pakistan to Annecy ANIMATIONWorld

Mano Animation Makes History with ‘The Glassworker,’ Pakistan’s First 2D Feature

Karachi-based director Usman Riaz talks about his hand-drawn film that tells the story of a young man and his father, a glass blower, whose relationship is tested after war breaks out and an army colonel and his violinist daughter arrive in their town; film screens in Annecy’s Contrechamp on June 10.

It’s Anime-zing Headline News

Crunchyroll Celebrates ‘The World of Anime’ at Annecy 2024

The leading anime destination’s ‘Blue Lock the Movie -Episode Nagi-‘ feature gets its world premiere, and ‘Zom 100’ animated series screens as an official selection in TV competition; the festival runs June 9-15.

Netflix Headline News

Netflix Previews Massive Upcoming 2024-2025 Animation Slate

The streamer unveils a diverse slate of upcoming animated films and series at its ‘Next on Netflix: Animation’ preview event, promising fresh content for all ages.

Business Headline News

‘The Angry Birds Movie 3’ Kicks Off Production

Jason Sudeikis and Josh Gad will reprise their roles as Red and Chuck in the 3rd entry in the popular animated film franchise; Rovio Entertainment Corporation, SEGA, and Prime Focus Studios produce with animation partner DNEG.

New Voices in Animation Headline News

WIA Announces 2024 ‘Stories x Women’ Program Participants

5 selected delegates will receive mentoring and coaching sessions from industry experts to prep to pitch projects next week at Annecy 2024; initiative supports women animators from emerging animation communities in Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America.

Annecy 2024 Headline News

Miyu Productions Bringing 10 Films to Annecy 2024

The French studio is set to captivate audiences at Annecy 2024 with 10 auteur-driven animated films, spanning thought-provoking shorts, visually stunning features and innovative works in progress.

What ‘IF’ They Were Real? VFXWorld

The Stellar Visuals in ‘IF’ Are Anything but Imaginary

From an enormous blue guy to talking bananas and slime balls, VFX Supervisor Chris Lawrence and Animation Supervisor Arslan Elver break down their work on John Krasinski and Paramount Pictures’ live-action/3DCG hybrid comedy adventure.

On the road to Annecy Headline News

Xilam Heads to Annecy 2024 with Expansive Project Slate

French animation studio's growing portfolio of family and adult titles, including ‘The Doomies,’ ‘Twilight of the Gods,’ ‘My Life in Versailles,’ and ‘Athleticus’ Season 4, take the stage at a variety of screenings, panels and talks; the festival runs June 9-15.

Farm Fresh to Your Door ANIMATIONWorld

The Houghton Brothers Blast Off in ‘Big City Greens the Movie: Spacecation’

Chris and Shane Houghton talk about JPL, a jar of peanuts, real Easter eggs, and heading into animated space in the first movie adapted from their Emmy Award-winning hit TV show, ‘Big City Greens,’ debuting June 6 on Disney Channel and June 7 on Disney Plus.

Annecy 2024 is Coming! Headline News

Annecy 2024 Official Short Film Selections Revealed

Out of 1,505 short film submissions from 108 countries, 31 films will compete in the ‘Official’ category, 12 films in the ‘Off-Limits’ category, 16 in the ‘Perspectives’ section, and 8 in the ‘Young Audience’ section, with an additional 40 films competing in the ‘Graduation Films’ categories; the festival runs June 9-15.

No Screaming in Space Headline News

‘Alien: Romulus’ Promises Chest-Bursting Terror in New Trailer

Produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Fede Alvarez, the ninth entry in the immensely popular and enduring ‘Alien’ franchise hits theaters August 16, 2024. 

Heading to Annecy 2024 Headline News

AWN Exclusive: Torill Kove’s ‘Maybe Elephants’ Trailer

The new animated short from the Oscar-winning ‘The Danish Poet’ director gets its world premiere June 11 at Annecy 2024 in the official short film competition; the film explores the many ripples flowing from a mother’s restlessness and its impact on her family.

Business Headline News

Studio Unagi Launches in Montreal: A New Animation Powerhouse with Anime Flair

With a strong artistic vein inspired by Japanese animation, the independent studio already has two ambitious projects in production for Ankama, ‘Bestiale’ and ‘Sacré-Coeur.’

2D Headline News

Copernicus Studios Heads to ‘Death Castle’ with ‘SpongeBob’ Writer Mr. Lawrence

Comedy-horror short is being developed into a new adult animation series with art direction from Primetime Emmy winner Craig Kellman.

The Road to Turin Headline News

VIEW 2024 Shares Latest Program Updates

Confirmed in-person speakers include Emmy Award-winning director Shannon Tindle with ‘Ultraman: Rising,’ Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Paul Lambert, and ILM Senior VP and CCO Rob Bredow; Italy’s premier animation and VFX event runs October 14-19 in the beautiful baroque city of Turin.