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VIEW 2021 in Turin, Italy and Online October 17-22

Begins: October 17, 2021

The VIEW Conference is the premiere international event in Italy on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, VR and AR, Gaming and VFX.

Interactive MR Storytelling Headline News

Wallace & Gromit’s ‘The Big Fix Up’ AR/MR App Released Today

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 18, 2021 at 1:40pm

Aardman and Fictioneers’ new story-driven interactive experience gets up close with the comedic duo, taking users on an urgent fixit job in Bristol as employees of their odd job company, Spick & Spanners; the free app is available on iOS and Android devices in the UK, US, and Canada.

VR experience Headline News

Baobab Studios’ ‘Baba Yaga’ Now Available on Oculus Quest

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 8:41am

Leading interactive studio’s latest VR experience is released today; first-ever live virtual reality red carpet premiere for the short was the ultimate socially distanced event, with attendees using Oculus Quest headsets to interact in real-time as avatars.

VR Headline News

2020 Raindance Immersive Winners Announced

Festival recognizes creators and game developers in XR; ‘The Devouring’ awarded ‘Best Immersive Game’ and ‘Best Immersive World;’ ‘Dr. Crumb’s School for Disobedient Pets’ awarded ‘Best Multiplayer Experience’ and ‘Outstanding Achievement In Design;’ and ‘The Under Presents: Tempest’ for wins for ‘Best Narrative Experience.’

Awards Headline News

‘Forky Asks a Question,’ ‘Big Mouth’s Maya Rudolph Take Home Animation Emmys

Awards for short form animated program, character voice-over and derivative interactive program, as well as previously announced individual achievement in animation and motion design, were presented last night on the fourth evening of the 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

Animated Movie Headline News

Ado Ato Pictures Joins ‘ANOUSCHKA’ with Resonate Entertainment

Mixed reality XR experience will immerse audiences into the magical journey of Amara, a Black teenager in Amsterdam, a fictional story inspired by the Black Girl Magic ethos.

Technology Headline News

Hardware Spending to Take Off with ‘Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020’

Processing capabilities needed to support simulation games expected to push PC hardware sales into the billions.  

People Headline News

Unanico Group Names Leanne Preston CEO and Producer

LA-based industry veteran will lead production, global partnership strategies and IP development as company expands in US market.

Stop-Motion Headline News

Online Festival Stop Motion Montreal Coming September 14-20

‘Home Sweet Home’ 12th edition will connect the international stop-motion animation community virtually.

Business Headline News

Moonbug Acquires YouTube’s ‘Blippi’ and ‘CoComelon’

Entertainment company boosts subscriptions to over 235M across 100+ digital platforms, harnessing the increasing call for widely accessible kids’ content.

Keywords: COVID-19 Headline News

One Animation Launches Free ‘Oddbods’ Books on Google’s Rivet

Studio uses popular preschool brand to promote literacy while helping kids and families adjust to life changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Festivals Events

Cartoons on the Bay: December 3-5 in Pescara, Italy

Begins: December 3, 2020

International Cross-media Animation and Children’s Television Festival rescheduled due to COVID-19 postponement; The Pulicinella Awards remains unchanged.

Games Headline News

Manticore Games Launches $1 Million Creator Pilot Program

Company’s free ‘Core’ platform for making, playing and sharing games encourages and supports a new generation of creators.

Festivals Events

ITFS 2021 Returns May 4–9

Begins: May 4, 2021

The first hybrid edition of Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film will take place both onsite at various venues and feature an extensive oneline program.

Festival Events

VIEW 2020 Set for October 18 – 23 in Turin, Italy

Begins: October 18, 2020

The VIEW Conference is the premiere international event in Italy on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, VR and AR, Gaming and VFX.

SIGGRAPH Events

SIGGRAPH 2020 Goes Virtual

Begins: August 17, 2020

Scheduled for August 17 – August 28, the online event will include both on-demand presentations and scheduled sessions, an exciting mix of the high-level cutting-edge research and education, as well as experiential content and events.

Animated TV Series Headline News

‘Blue’s Sing-Along Spectacular’ All-New Musical Special Premieres Today

‘Story Time with Josh & Blue,’ podcast, narrated by Josh Dela Cruz, will bring sleep-time adventures to listeners this August.

Business Headline News

Sony Acquires Minority Stake in Epic Games

Company makes $250 Million strategic investment in game industry leader to broaden their collaboration developing state of the art technology, entertainment, and socially connected online services.

ACM SIGGRAPH Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Goes Virtual

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 8:07am

Annual computer graphics conference and exhibition, originally scheduled November 17-20 in Daegu, South Korea, moves online due to COVID-19 pandemic.

SIGGRAPH Headline News

SIGGRAPH 2020 Canceled; Event Moving to Virtual Conference Format

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 24, 2020 at 1:19pm

Organizers of the premiere conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques have canceled the 2020 edition, set for July 19-23 in Washington, D.C., due to the COVID-19 pandemic; details of move to virtual conference format will be released in near future.

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