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Voice Acting Headline News

‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ Takes Home Two Top VoiceArts Awards

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 7:22am

F. Murray Abraham awarded Best Voiceover – Best Animation Character, while the film’s all-star cast, led by Jay Baruchel and America Ferrera, awarded Outstanding Voiceover for a cast/ensemble, at the 6th annual Society of Voice Arts & Sciences event.

Walt Disney Animation Studios Headline News

LISTEN: ABC Audio Trailer for Upcoming ‘Inside Frozen 2’ Podcast

Six-part audio series goes behind-the-scenes of the ‘Frozen’ sequel; first episode, with Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, debuts November 20.

Trolls Headline News

New ‘Trolls World Tour’ Trailer Pinky Promises to Hit All the Right Notes

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 12:45pm

Dang! In a blistering, yet sparkly mélange of spoof, satire and ‘smooth jazz’ euphoria, DreamWorks Animation and Walt Dohrn tease us with ‘trollific’ new footage and images from their upcoming April 17, 2020 release. 

VR Headline News

New Disney VR Short ‘Myth: A Frozen Tale’ Debuts Tonight at ‘Frozen 2’ World Premiere

Immersive cinematic exploration of the ‘Frozen 2’ world, from ‘Cycles’ director Jeff Gipson, weaves music and visuals together to take viewers on a magical Arendelle forest experience. 

feature film animation Headline News

Pixar Drops Trailer and Poster for Pete Docter’s New Film, ‘Soul’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 10:56am

First ‘tease’ of two-time Oscar-winning director’s upcoming animated feature, starring Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey, begs a Jazz musician’s existential question: ‘What does it really mean to have soul?’ 

call for entries Headline News

Call for Entries: Animation Meets Classical Music – ITFS’s Bechstein Classic Animation Award

New festival award, honoring best use of music in animation, will be presented at upcoming 27th Stuttgart International Festival of Animation.

Need it Yesterday Animation Challenge ANIMATIONWorld

‘Need it Yesterday’ Halloween Animation Challenge: Hot as Hell!

By Dan Edgley | Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 10:06am

In the first of a new ‘quick and dirty’ animation production spotlight series, Ritzy Animation’s Dan Edgley and Charlie Batho allow their team a mere 32 hours to produce something deliciously sinister.

VIEW Conference 2019 Blogs

VIEW Conference 2019: Celebrating the Best in Animation, VFX and Visual Storytelling

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 10:07pm

Grab your notepad and fashionable wool scarf; a packed roster of talent led by Brad Bird, Dean DeBlois and Rob Legato will rub elbows and share insights at the digital media conference and symposium set for October 21-25 in Turin, Italy. 

Animated Feature Films ANIMATIONWorld

Writer and Director Jill Culton Talks ‘Abominable’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, October 14, 2019 at 4:58pm

DreamWorks Animation and Pearl Studio’s just released US-China co-production shows animation’s true power to cross cultural boundaries with an entertaining, relatable and emotional story.

VIEW Conference 2019 Headline News

Complete VIEW 2019 Program Released

Last minute confirmations pack an already expanded roster featuring top industry speakers; directors Jill Culton, Brad Bird, Dean DeBlois, Conrad Vernon, Sergio Pablos, Peter Ramsey and Eric Darnell lead an all-star lineup.

TV Animation Headline News

Exclusive ‘Robot Chicken’ Musical Clip: The Daily Joy of Life in Feudal France!

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 9:00am

Missing limbs and whimsical despair abound as Belle serenades her ‘beloved, disgusting town’ in this hilarious ‘Beauty and the Beast’ takeoff, from the upcoming episode airing Sunday, October 13 on Adult Swim.  

TV Animation Headline News

Exclusive Clip: Season 3 Premiere of ‘Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure’

Special one-hour episode debuts today, kicking off new season of The Disney Channel’s hit animated comedy series starring Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi.

Animated TV Series ANIMATIONWorld

Jamie Mitchell Helps Kids Embrace Their Uniqueness in Disney Junior’s ‘Fancy Nancy’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 1:43pm

With Season 2 launching October 4, and a Season 3 renewal in hand, the show’s executive producer discusses his series about an eccentric 6-year-old girl that is aspirational, relatable, and funny.

VIEW Conference 2019 Headline News

Renowned Video Game Designer Brendan Greene to Speak at VIEW 2019

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 4:32pm

Creator of the battle royale game sensation, ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ (PUBG), joins impressive list of speakers confirmed for October 21-25 digital media conference in Turin, Italy.

soundtrack Blogs

Interview: Composer Judith Gruber Stitzer Talks About Her Creative Process

By Sharon Katz | Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 11:27am

Catching up with Judith Gruber Stitzer, whose music is as varied and exciting as the many animated and live-action films and TV productions she's created soundtracks for.

Hayao Miyazaki Headline News

‘Spirited Away’ Collector’s Edition Coming November 12

Limited edition Blu-ray, book and CD include original theatrical trailers, storyboards, TV spots, and a look behind the microphone during the making of Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki's seminal, Oscar-winning animated film.

VIEW Conference 2019 Headline News

Full VIEW Conference 2019 Announced

By Dan Sarto | Monday, July 22, 2019 at 12:29pm

Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Rob Legato to present ‘The Lion King;’ director Conrad Vernon to present animated ‘The Addams Family’ at October 21-25 digital media conference in Turin, Italy.

Music Videos VFXWorld

Fresh Takes: The Stylized Vision of Giovanni Bucci’s ‘Disobey’ and ‘Sugar’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 5:55pm

In his latest projects, the LA-based Dutch-Italian director and musician integrates edgy design, provocative imagery and pulsating sound to produce two viscerally intense and distinct music videos.

VIEW Conference 2019 Headline News

Peter Ramsey, Siobhan Reddy and Sergio Pablos to Present at VIEW 2019

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 8:23am

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,’ ‘Dreams,’ and ‘Klaus’ presentations confirmed for upcoming animation, VFX, games and immersive storytelling conference.

Trolls Headline News

DreamWorks Animation Reveals First Images From ‘Trolls World Tour’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 1:53pm

Ozzy Osbourne, George Clinton, Mary J. Blige and Kelly Clarkson join Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake in the studio’s upcoming ‘Trolls’ sequel, set to hit theatres next April. 

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