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The Weeknd Animates His Dark Past in ‘Snowchild’

Canadian artist Abel Tesfaaye illustrates his journey to fame in an anime-style music video for his new single, produced by D’ART Shtajio, the first Black-owned anime studio in Japan.

#SIGGRAPHAsia2020 Headline News

August 15 Entry Deadline Almost Here for SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Computer Animation Festival

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 3, 2020 at 11:32am

Submit your animated shorts, commercials, game cinematics, trailers, motion graphics, VFX sequences and reels now; if computers played a key role in production, CAF wants to see your work!

BAFTA Awards Headline News

‘Sous La Glace,’ Wins 2020 GSA BAFTA Film Award in Animation

Other notable short-listed films in the animation category included ‘Daughter,’ by Daria Kashcheev, and ‘The Sugarcane Man,’ by Tina Obo and Leroy Le Roux.

People Headline News

VIEW 2020 Announces Ed Catmull to Deliver Keynote

Pixar co-founder and CG pioneer will speak at the 21st edition of annual conference, being held October 18-23, online and on-site in Torino, Italy.

Virtual Event Headline News

GUNDAM ONLINE EXPO Begins August 20

12-day digital event to feature exclusive figures never before available in the US, AR tour of THE GUNDAM BASE TOKYO, and special video content including instructional painting sessions with professional modeler Katsumi ‘Meijin’ Kawaguchi.

TV Animation Series Headline News

New ‘Story Time with Josh & Blue’ Podcast Help Tuck Kids in at Night

10-episode podcast series is now available; Season 2 of ‘Blue’s Clues & You!’ airs weekdays on Nickelodeon beginning August 19.

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.

Virtual Event Headline News

Crunchyroll Announces V-CRX Programming and Free Registration

Virtual Crunchyroll Expo, streaming from September 4-6, brings together the anime community to celebrate the best and brightest in Japanese animation

Technology Headline News

Katana 4.0 Reveal Shows Major New Features Coming Fall 2020

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 12:51pm

At the recent Foundry Live event, the Katana team shared a sneak peek at their ground-breaking new lookdev and lighting software release slated for later this year.

Studio Headline News

LAIKA Animation Celebrates 15 Years of Stop-Motion Animation

Studio’s award-winning features, ‘Coraline,’ ‘ParaNorman,’ ‘The Boxtrolls,’ ‘Kubo and the Two Strings,’ and ‘Missing Link’ now available on demand, with special anniversary pricing, to rent or own. 

animated short films Headline News

Watch 2 New ‘Baymax Dreams’ Shorts Made with Unity Real-Time Game Engine Tools

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 10:37am

Disney Television Animation continues their groundbreaking production work with just launched season of new short films based on their Emmy Award-nominated ‘Big Hero 6 The Series.’

Technology Headline News

V-Ray 5 for Maya Now Available

Updated production renderer allows users to composite renders, incorporate light path expressions, and interactively relight scenes in the new V-Ray Frame Buffer. 

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP77: How Ian Boone Got 2 Internships at Laika and Worked on ’Tumble Leaf’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 10:56am

The animator shares his story of interning, twice, at the famed Portland studio, tricks he learned on the Amazon Prime kid’s show, and whether it’s worth pursuing a career in stop-motion.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

Doug the Pug Boards Lord and Millers’ ‘Connected’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 9:52am

Canine social media star joins cast of Sony Pictures Animation’s upcoming animated comedy about a family’s struggles as technology takes over the world, scheduled for release October 23.

Music Videos Headline News

RALPH Returns to her Pre-Teen Y2K Bedroom in ‘Crush’ Animated Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 2:13pm

Multi-disciplinary artist Amika Cooper, AKA blackpowerbarbie, channels ‘Lizzie McGuire,’ ‘Degrassi,’ and boomboxes for the singer’s new video, a reimagining of Jennifer Paige’s 1998 dance-pop hit.

SVOD Headline News

‘Sea Level 2: Magic Arch’ Animated Feature Trailer Released

Lionsgate’s family “double feature” release of ‘Sea Level’ and ‘Sea Level 2: Magic Arch,’ will be available on DVD, Digital, and On Demand September 29.

Webinars Headline News

CTN Webinar with Vani Balgam Coming August 4

Former Rhythm & Hues executive, noted director and producer joins Mindy Johnson for new ‘Primary Sources’ interview, one of the many online events hosted by the professional network offering creatives a place to learn and connect. 

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