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Italy’s Cartoons on the Bay Animation Festival Postponed

24th annual event, set for April 2-5, has been pushed to an un-announced future 2020 date because of the worldwide coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic; their Pulcinella Awards competition will be announced next month as planned.

SVOD Headline News

Taika Waititi Taking on Two ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ Series at Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 9:32am

Academy Award-winning ‘Jojo Rabbit’ director will write, direct and executive product two original animated series based on the world and characters of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book.

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.

CARTOON MOVIE Headline News

66 Projects Chosen for 22nd Edition of CARTOON MOVIE

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 1:17pm

Family films continue to dominate, making up 55% of the project lineup being presented at this year’s conference, running now through March 5 in Bordeaux, France. 

People Headline News

Brooke Keesling and Caitlin Winiarski Join Bento Box

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 11:28am

Studio behind ‘Bob’s Burgers’ and ‘Duncanville’ announces new hires in talent and creative development as they continue move to expand output in all platforms.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

WATCH: First Trailer for Lord and Miller’s ‘Connected’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 10:15am

Formerly known as ‘The Mitchells vs. the Machines,’ new animated feature from Sony Pictures Animation, written and directed by ‘Gravity Falls’ writers Mike Rianda and Jeff Rowe, hits theatres September 18, 2020.

Zagreb School of Animation Headline News

‘From Imagination to Animation-Animation in Croatia’ Exhibition Opens

Multimedia exhibit showcases the prolific Zagreb School of Animated Film; now running through June 14 at Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb.

TV VFX Headline News

WATCH: Digital Domain’s ‘Lost in Space: Season 2’ VFX Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 2, 2020 at 12:10pm

Led by VFX supervisor Aladino Debert, the Oscar-winning studio delivered around 160 shots for the second season of Netflix’s popular reimagined sci-fi adventure series.

Festivals Headline News

‘Purpleboy’ Wins Grand Prix at 39th Anima Festival

Alexandre Siqueira’s short takes top honor along with a 2,500-euro prize; Luca Tóth’s ‘Mr. Mare’ awarded the international jury’s special prize.

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.

diversity and inclusion Headline News

Animation Guild Panel Shares Pioneering Stories That Champion Diversity

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 28, 2020 at 3:06pm

Special event for guild members brought together Floyd Norman, Willie Ito, Jane Baer and Enid Denbo-Wizig for a candid discussion about their career triumphs in the face of significant adversity.   

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.

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