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Stop-Motion Exhibition Headline News

‘Hidden Worlds: The Films of LAIKA’ Exhibition Opening at Seattle’s MoPOP

The multi-award-winning stop-motion studio's newest and largest exhibit features immersive displays, film artifacts, and interactives spotlighting ‘Coraline;’ ‘ParaNorman;’ ‘The Boxtrolls;’ ‘Kubo and the Two Strings;’ ‘Missing Link;’ and the upcoming ‘Wildwood;’ show kicks off in March and runs through Summer 2024.

People Headline News

Long-Time Disney Exec Angi Dyste Joins DNEG Animation

Bringing 25+ years’ experience in animation and kids’ programming, the industry veteran assumes the newly created role of Senior Vice President, Episodic; the appointment comes as the studio increases its focus on TV and feature animation.

Heading to Stuttgart this April Headline News

FMX 2023 Tickets Now on Sale

The hybrid edition, focusing on the art, technology, and business of animation, visual effects, and interactive and immersive media, returns to Stuttgart April 25-27 with an exclusive online day April 28.

Festivals Headline News

Annecy Festival 2023 Unveils Poster by Jorge R. Gutierrez

With this year’s spotlight on Mexican animation, the animator/writer/director brings Mexican culture and folklore to the festival poster for the upcoming June event; watch Gutierrez share the inspiration and process behind the poster.

The New Rick and Morty Headline News

Fans Campaign for Tiktok Impressionist to Replace Justin Roiland in ‘Rick and Morty’

The grassroots movement to hire voice actor Sean Kelly as the show’s two leads has many supporters, while other fans argue the true beauty and humor of the show came from the co-creator’s improv and can never be replicated.

In Passing Headline News

TOONZ Studio Founder Bill Dennis Passes at 80

The longtime industry leader and ASIFA India chapter founder was a key player in building the animation production industry in India, including the setup of the Toonz Academy in Kerala and The Week of the Masters Animation Festival.

Let’s All Clean Up our Messes - Together Headline News

‘HouseBroken’ Season 1 Now Available on Tubi

From ‘Veep’s Gabrielle Allan, Jennifer Crittenden, and Clea DuVall, and starring Lisa Kudrow, FOX Animation Domination’s popular animated comedy about neighborhood pets working out their issues in therapy is now streaming free on the networks’ ASVOD platform.

Serge Bromberg Blogs

SERGE BROMBERG SENTENCED IN 2020 FIRE CASE

On Tuesday 24 January 2023 Serge Bromberg, former Artistic Director of Annecy International Animation Festival and founder of Lobster Films was sentenced to a 5-year suspended prison sentence with 1 year of house arrest under electronic surveillance for his negligence in a nitrate film fire that resulted in the death of 2 people in August 2020.

An Incredible True-Life Story Headline News

‘The Flying Sailor’ Wins Sundance 2023 Animated Short Film Prize

Academy Award-nominated filmmakers Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis continue to rack up festival wins with their 2D/3D film, inspired by the 1917 Halifax Explosion, that tells the tale of the man who was hurled two kilometers by the blast and lived to tell.

Gonna Get Me Some Ghibli Gear Headline News

Studio Ghibli and LOEWE Partner for ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’ Collection

The final collaboration between the beloved animation studio and luxury designer will feature images and inspiration from Hayao Miyazaki’s favorite creation.

careers in animation Headline News

Podcast EP 193: How Turkish Set Designer Merve Çaydere Got to Work at Laika

The animation director, designer and model maker discusses her journey from Turkey to the U.S. and how she scored a spot as a set designer at the iconic stop-motion studio.

VFX for television Headline News

VFX Breakdown: BlueBolt Adds Futuristic Visuals to ‘The Peripheral’

The studio transforms London into a dilapidated landscape dwarfed by towering statues of Greek Gods, creating the backdrop for the sci-fi series starring Jack Reynor and Chloë Grace Moretz, now streaming on Prime Video.

Killing It in 2D ANIMATIONWorld

Choc Chip Animation Riffs on Pop Culture in ‘The Art of Murder’

Sisters Nirali and Anokhi Somaia channeled their lifelong love of 2D animation and 90s anime into a new animation studio and original series, about sketchbook characters that come to life at the stroke of midnight; the show's pilot debuts this summer on YouTube.

Business Headline News

Genius Brands Partners with China’s StarTimes to Launch Kartoon Channel! Africa

The channel will offer originals ‘Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten;’ ‘Rainbow Rangers;’ ‘Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab;’ and ‘Llama Llama’ as well as weekend movies such as ‘Stan Lee’s Mighty 7;’ ‘Ella Bella Bingo;’ ‘Toys and Pets;’ and ‘Boonie Bears.’

Another Two Bite the Dust Headline News

HBO Max Decision to Pull ‘Titans’, ‘Doom Patrol’ Precedes DC Studios Takeover

While the cancelation of both series after their fourth seasons came as a shock to fans, James Gunn claims he and DC Studios co-CEO Peter Safran are blameless.

Real-World Experience Headline News

Escape Studios Students Contribute VFX to ‘Borderland’ Indie Thriller

Students at the Pearson College school helped deliver more than a dozen shots on the upcoming feature about a retired Irish paramilitary who witnesses an SAS officer’s fatal shooting of his pregnant wife.

WTF? ANIMATIONWorld

F is for Flake: The (Not So) Great Animation Robbery?

The indie animation community is confronted by scandal, of sorts, involving a short film, recently submitted to animation festivals, that appears to be a copy of a short made a decade ago.

Business Headline News

FOX Renews ‘The Simpsons,’ ‘Family Guy,’ and ‘Bob’s Burgers’

The network orders two new seasons for each of the hugely popular Animation Domination series, all from 20th Television Animation, cementing the longest-running primetime animation block’s continued airing through the 2024-25 broadcast cycle.

We Want Fast Food Items as Neighbors Headline News

Adult Swim Orders ‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force’ Season 12

As a follow-up to the animated comedy ‘Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm,’ which debuts on HBO in February and Adult Swim in March – Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro, the ‘creative geniuses’ behind the franchise, will produce 5 all-new episodes. 

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