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TV Animation ANIMATIONWorld

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.

Animated Feature Films ANIMATIONWorld

A Tomboy and Her Yeti: ‘Abominable’ Charms Audiences Across the East-West Divide

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 1:48pm

The Annie and Critics’ Choice Award-nominated feature from DreamWorks Animation and Pearl Studio shows that in the right hands, a U.S. / China co-production can resonate with all audiences and find international success.

Technology ANIMATIONWorld

OLM Asia Launches New Pokémon Animation Series with the Help of Celsys’ Clip Studio Paint

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 10:37am

OLM’s 2017 Malaysian studio expansion provides a new pool of talented artists they can quickly and efficiently train on the digital paint tools used to produce their signature hand-drawn anime look. 

Awards Headline News

Sam Gainsborough’s ‘Facing It’ Takes Home 2019 VIEW Award

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 3:14pm

Francesco Filippi’s ‘Red Hands’ wins the Italianmix for best short; ‘Trois Francs, Six Sous,’ and ‘Blieschow’ also take top honors.

animated short films Headline News

‘Mei and the Kittenbus,’ the Cutest Miyazaki Sequel No One Has Ever Seen

The obscure, delightful animated short film sequel to ‘My Neighbor Totoro,’ released in 2002, chronicles the adventures of a small girl and her mystical feline vehicle friend. 

AR ANIMATIONWorld

League of Legends Warrior Akali Delights Fans with ‘Live’ AR Appearance

With support from Cubic Motion’s Persona, Riot Games’ real-time animated ‘Rogue Assassin’ performs and answers questions at Pro League Regional Finals in Shanghai.

Annecy Headline News

Annecy 2020 Now Open for Film and Project Submissions

Festival celebrates its 60th anniversary June 15-20, 2020; films and animation projects across multiple categories can now be entered for selection.  

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.

South Park Headline News

China Removes ‘South Park’ from Internet in Response to ‘Band in China’ Episode

By Dan Sarto | Monday, October 7, 2019 at 12:01pm

Clips, episodes and discussions of the show disappear from Middle Kingdom digital sites after Wednesday’s airing of episode critical of Hollywood’s appeasement of Chinese government. 

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