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Problems with Cousins Effing Cousins Explained in Hulu’s ‘Crossing Swords’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 2:32pm

From the warped recesses of two Emmy Award-winning ‘Robot Chicken’ executive producers comes stop-motion medieval mayhem of the most bloody and hilarious kind; 10-episode Season 1 drops June 12.

People Headline News

Ava DuVernay, Rob Bredow Join Motion Picture Academy Board of Governors

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 12:14pm

‘Selma’ director and Head of ILM, along with newcomers Debra Zane, Stephen Rivkin, Linda Flowers, and Lynette Howell Taylor, are part of newly elected 2020-2021 board.  

Animated Feature Films Headline News

EXCLUSIVE: The Vision Behind ‘Jungle Beat: The Movie’ Featurette

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 11:06am

Premiering June 15 as one of Annecy 2020’s 10 feature films in competition, Brent Dawes and Sandcastle Studios’ charming new animated family adventure will be released worldwide on VOD June 26. 

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Executive Producer Mike Rubiner Talks ‘The Loud House’ 100th Episode

With a 2020 Daytime Emmy nomination in tow, as well as two GLAAD Media Award nominations, the hit Nickelodeon show celebrates diverse characters, realistic storylines, and a centennial milestone as it heads into Season 5.

Business Headline News

VFX Legion Expanding Pre-production Services as Demand Grows in Wake of COVID-19

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 8, 2020 at 4:14pm

Configured for fully remote working since they launched in 2013, the visual effects company is building out its pre-production services in response to increased demand from feature film and TV producers.

Covid-19 Headline News

New ‘COVID-19 The Series’ Episode Shows There’s a Little ‘Captain Quarantine’ In All of Us

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 8, 2020 at 2:58pm

Alvaro Garcia Gonzalez’s latest short captures the animated hopes and dreams of the coronavirus fighter in all of us, especially those who play flamenco guitar.  

Online Festivals Headline News

2020 Quirino Awards Best School Short Film Finalists Now Online

Through June 14, Retina Latina and Filmin platforms are streaming the three contending animated shorts, along with past category winners from the first two festival editions.

People Headline News

Genius Brands Appoints Margaret Loesch as New Kartoon Channel! Executive Chairman

Fox Kids founding president and CEO joins company on eve of June 15 launch; David Neuman, former Walt Disney Television president, is named chief creative officer.

Music Video ANIMATIONWorld

George Moir Drops Quirky 80s-Styled ‘Big Boy Cruising’ Animated Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 5, 2020 at 9:52am

Artist releases new single and meticulously crafted short, an odd and amusing blend of miniatures, collage, and live-action inspired by Fischer Price toys and Fireman Sam.

Festivals Headline News

Jennifer Lee, Henry Selick and Dean DeBlois Headline Annecy 2020 Masterclass Program

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 11:09am

Bruno Coulais, Chris Buck, Ron Clements, John Musker, Nick Park and Eric Darnell join a host of industry leaders headlining online festival’s selection of WIP, PREVIEW and Making Of presentations, running June 15-30.

Virtual Reality Headline News

Baobab Studios Shares First Look at ‘Baba Yaga’ Immersive Experience

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 8:37am

Special ‘Work in Progress’ presentation from the Emmy Award-winning studio behind ‘Bonfire’ and ‘Crow: The Legend’ will debut June 15 at Annecy 2020 online.

Business Headline News

Huge ‘Peter Pan’ Artwork Collection Being Auctioned June 19-21

73 lots of featured art includes collections of rare production cels, animation drawings, and concept artwork, David Hall and Mary Blair pieces, and a variety of memorabilia signed by Walt Disney.

Cartoons ANIMATIONWorld

Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Porky Pig Return in HBO Max’s New ‘Looney Tunes Cartoons’

Peter Browngardt and Alex Kirwan are lovingly producing 1,000 minutes of brand-new gag-driven shorts featuring treasured Warner Bros. characters at their slap-sticky best.

#BlackLivesMatter Headline News

Statement from WIA President Marge Dean and Oscar-Winning Producer Karen Rupert Toliver

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 5:52pm

Dean shares letter from Executive VP of Creative at Sony Pictures Animation, about the peaceful protests turning to riots, #BlackLivesMatter, and painful realities we’re all facing as a community and country. 

Technology Headline News

Jellyfish Pictures Expands Global Operations with New Cloud-Based Technology

Bafta-winning animation and VFX studio using Teradici Cloud Access Software and Microsoft Azure to enable safe, secure workflow for artists around the world that are joining the company.

Technology Headline News

How The Molecule VFX Artists Stay Remotely Connected with Virtual Workstations on AWS

Bicoastal boutique VFX studio turns to cloud-based resources that enable artists to continue working on high-end projects safely at home. 

Motion-Capture Headline News

Method Studios Brings Mocap into the Work from Home Pipeline with Xsens

CG supervisor Han Yang has transitioned his game cinematic and trailer production efforts to a work from home studio, allowing him to continue delivering high-level content on a host of projects.

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