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Trolls Headline News

DreamWorks Releases Free ‘Trolls World Tour’ Virtual Activity Kit

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 2:05pm

Just in time for the film’s April 10 premiere, studio rolls out downloadable party pack and coloring book, plus a ‘How to Draw a Troll’ tutorial series. 

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Disney Brings India’s Vibrant Culture to US Preschoolers in ‘Mira, Royal Detective’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 10:15am

Showrunner Sascha Paladino and art director Dorothea Gerassimova discuss the challenges and rewards of celebrating India’s wonderful cultural diversity with an international kids’ audience.

Music Videos ANIMATIONWorld

Catchy and Cool: The Celebrity Shorts of V+ Animation

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 4:22pm

For Vitaly Nikolaev and Veronika Nikolaeva, one animated Will Smith Instagram piece opened the door to a number of promo projects that bring positive online vibes to their artist clients.

Music Videos ANIMATIONWorld

Fresh Takes: Daniel Sterlin-Altman’s LGBTQ Love Letter, ‘Reach the Sky’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 11:41am

Director’s stop-motion music video, showcasing three queer friends and lots of yarn, delivers a message of support to those struggling to be themselves.

Awards Headline News

‘A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmaggedon’ Tops British Animation Awards

Aardman Animation picks up four awards; Sally Hawkins wins Best Voice Performance for ‘Snail and the Whale’; Coldplay’s ‘Daddy’ named Best Music Video

Trolls Headline News

WATCH: All the Dogs Get Let Out in New ‘Trolls World Tour’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 6, 2020 at 3:12pm

With massive musical medleys unleashing incomparable amounts of pizazz, untold volumes of glitter, and one lone tumbleweed, DreamWorks Animation shares the latest from its upcoming animated extravaganza. 

animated short films Headline News

World Premiere of DreamWorks Animation’s ‘To: Gerard’ Set for Tribeca Film Festival

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 8:17am

Studio’s new short, directed by Taylor Meacham, with character designs by Nico Marlet, is latest entry in the DreamWorks Shorts program started back in 2017.

Awards Headline News

‘I Lost My Body,’ ‘The Night of the Plastic Bags’ Win Honors at 2020 César Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 2, 2020 at 9:34am

Jérémy Clapin’s Oscar-nominated film scores wins for best animated feature and best original score; Gabriel Harel is awarded for best animated short film.

call for entries Headline News

Submit Your Work to OIAF 2020!

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 28, 2020 at 2:12pm

44th Ottawa International Animation Festival, which runs September 23-27, 2020, is now accepting submissions.

Awards Headline News

‘Frozen 2,’ ‘Avengers: Endgame’ and ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Take Home Lumiere Awards

The Advanced Imaging Society honors outstanding achievement in immersive storytelling using advanced visual technology at their 11th annual awards ceremony held at Warner Bros. Studios.

Animation Festivals Headline News

5th Annual GLAS Animation Festival Coming March 19 - 22

Festival releases initial GLAS 2020 speaker line-up and signal film, directed by Lénaïg Le Moigne and featuring sounds by Skillbard. 

Awards Headline News

‘Toy Story 4’ and ‘3Below: Tales of Arcadia’ Win MPSE Golden Reel Awards

Disney/Pixar and DreamWorks Animation sound artists honored at 67th Annual awards ceremony; ‘Lego DC Batman: Family Matters’ and ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’ also recognized.

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‘Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts’ Shows the Bright Side of a Post-Apocalyptic World

Radford Sechrist and Bill Wolkoff discuss their unconventional new DreamWorks Animation series about an intrepid heroine going up against a bunch of deadly, but adorable, giant animals, premiering today on Netflix. 

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Trippy, Edgy and Reptilian: The Wonderful Melancholia of ‘Acid Rain’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 3:07pm

Polish director Tomek Popakul’s Annie Award-nominated short film is a jagged, hypnotic Eastern European road trip viewed through a depressing but entrancing cartoon shaded daze. 

Awards Headline News

Nominations Announced for 2020 BAFTA Awards

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 11:28am

‘A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon,’ ‘Frozen 2,’ ‘Klaus’ and ‘Toy Story 4' get nods in Animated Film category; ‘1917,’ ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘The Irishman,’ ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ nominated for Special Visual Effects.

Oscars Headline News

Academy Announces Shortlists for Nine Categories for 92nd Oscars

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 16, 2019 at 3:35pm

Voting for nominations closes January 7; VFX and Animated Short Film categories whittled down to 10 films each.

Awards Headline News

MPSE Announces Golden Reel Award Nominations

Sound artist work in ‘How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World,’ ‘Frozen 2,’ ‘Abominable,’ ‘Toy Story 4,’ ‘Missing Link,’ ‘White Snake,’ ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Spies in Disguise’ lead animation-specific category noms; 67th annual awards ceremony to be held January 19. 

Awards Headline News

Nominations Announced for 77th Golden Globe Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 9, 2019 at 9:14am

Disney’s ‘Frozen 2,’ DreamWorks Animation’s ‘How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World,’ Disney’s ‘The Lion King,’ LAIKA’s ‘Missing Link’ and Pixar’s ‘Toy Story 4’ receive nominations for best animated feature.

Music Videos Headline News

WATCH: Blue Zoo Releases Quirky New Christmas Short ‘Let’s Not Go Away’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 6, 2019 at 1:42pm

First-time director Katie Gascoyne’s 2D animated music video of the Scouting Girls’ new Christmas single is a funny, offbeat Gingerbread “Man” lament.

Festivals Headline News

LAAF Coming December 7-8

The Los Angeles Animation Festival, which includes 10 hours of shorts competition, runs this Saturday and Sunday at the Mayflower Club in North Hollywood; this year's honoree is noted historian Jerry Beck.

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