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OnOff Studio Releases ‘Zako’ Teaser

The innovative animated film follows the story of Soviet Armenian painter Sargis Mangasaryan, who used his skills, drawing portraits of his captors, to survive a Nazi POW Camp; based on a graphic novel ‘Zako - Crude Fruit,’ the film is slated for release by 2025.

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‘Masha and the Bear’ Season 5 Debuts in UK

New season of studio’s popular flagship animated series now airing in 2 time slots on Tiny Pop with broadcaster extending series rights on multiple Animacord properties; ‘Masha and the Bear: Nursery Rhymes’ now available to watch on demand on the POP Player app.  

streaming entertainment Headline News

Turkish Animated Series ‘Limon and Oli’ Snags News Media Deals

Based on Salih Memecan’s daily comic strip that has run in Turkish newspapers since 1991, the popular show is now available on Türk Telekom Tivibu and Vodafone TV.

Now On-Demand Headline News

It’s a Wrap - VIEW 2021 Concludes its Most Successful Year Ever

The conference’s 1st hybrid edition hosted some 210,000 visitors online and 300+ attending in-person with a total of 297 speakers delivering 160 talks, panels, workshops, masterclasses, and keynote speeches; over 140 sessions are now available to stream on-demand.

call for entries Headline News

Annecy 2022 Now Accepting Submissions

Festival, which runs June 13-18, 2022, issues call for entries in short film, TV film, commissioned film and graduation film categories; submission deadline set for February 15, 2022.

Funny Animation from Italy Headline News

Netflix Releases Italian Comedy ‘Tear Along the Dotted Line’ Trailer and Key Art

Written and directed by comic book author Zerocalcare, the series dives into the creator’s existential narrative reminding the viewer, ‘There’s always something worse;’ show debuts November 17.

It’s Awesome and It’s Free! Headline News

View 2021: Don’t Miss Free ‘Encanto’ Virtual Presentation

The in-person and virtual conference is off and running - highlights include SideFX’s software reveal, talks by Epic Games, educational workshops and coming Friday, a virtual making-of panel about Walt Disney Animation Studio’s latest animated feature – and registration is free.

It’s Awesome and It’s Free! ANIMATIONWorld

VIEW 2021: The Can’t Miss Animation, VFX, and Storytelling Event is Here

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 15, 2021 at 8:44am

For the second year in a row, we can’t attend the famed Turin conference in-person, but we’ll be glued to our screens, wearing dark turtlenecks and dreaming of agnolotti and chocolate pudding thicker than Bay Area fog, for a week of diverse, compelling, and inspiring presentations on the latest and greatest from the world of computer generated visuals.  

Fly the Unfriendly Skies! VFXWorld

Scanline Delivers an Abrupt Change in Travel Plans for ‘Blood Red Sky’

Visual Effects studio produces 527 shots on Peter Thorwarth’s harrowing tale of an airplane hijacking gone astray because of one passenger with an unnatural thirst for blood.

Conferences Headline News

FMX Returns to Stuttgart for In-Person 2022 Conference

Centered on the theme ‘Changing the Game,’ storied event heads back to Haus der Wirtschaft this coming May 3-5, with a virtual program following on May 6; director and producer Hasraf 'HaZ' Dullul joins as first ever program chair.

It’s Free! Headline News

Free VIEW Conference 2021 Registration Now Open

Renown animation, VFX, virtual production, and games conference reveals massive program of free events featuring master filmmakers and top industry professionals, including Sir Roger Deakins and the Badass Women Production Designers; event runs in person and online October 17-22 in Torino, Italy.

Business Headline News

Cinesite Welcomes New London HQ GM and VFX Supervisor Hires

Joce Capper will oversee London studio, working in tandem with her Montreal colleagues; Rebecca Manning joins visual effects team following tenure at FuseFX as digital effects supervisor & head of 2D.

Education Headline News

ScreenSkills Select Endorses 18 UK Animation and VFX Courses

Government-sponsored group identifies educational programs that promote diversity while producing ‘industry ready’ talent; Nottingham Trent University and Bournemouth University have been designated as having strong industry ties while featuring high-quality course content.

People Headline News

Lighthouse Promotes Gilly Fogg to Head Creative

Studio’s new ‘creative guardian’ will oversee all original IP development and service project slates; credits include series director on Amazon Prime Original ‘Bug Diaries,’ ‘Wishenpoof,’ and ‘Space Ranger Roger.’

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Blinkink Signs Directors Andy Biddle and Adeena Grub

The directorial duo joins the agency’s stop-motion team; a collaboration born out of the COVID shutdown in March 2020, the pair has created several amusing animated shorts featuring loveable characters with handcrafted techniques.

Festivals Headline News

Manchester Animation Festival Reveals Program Line-Up

The 7th edition returns as a hybrid event offering content online and in person November 14-30; new events include a keynote by the BBC’s Patricia Hidalgo and a feature film competition showcasing 4 international filmmakers.

Theme Park Fun! Headline News

Gardaland’s ‘Jumanji – The Adventure’ Ride Launching in 2022

Sony Pictures’ blockbuster franchise’s first fully themed ride will open in early 2022 at the Ronchi, Italy park; hugely popular in the region, the movie franchise grossed over $26.7 million at the Italian box office.

Make a World of Difference Headline News

Cartoon Network Teams Up with Climate Action Project to Combat Climate Change

The annual student-focused initiative encourages students and educators to participate in a six-week climate change program; it sets out to inspire kids with daily challenges that can collectively make a difference in the health of our planet.

Women Artists Headline News

Animated Women UK’s Virtual ‘Limitless V-Exhibition’ Launches September 23

Online gallery celebrates female artists from the VFX and animation industries; the Kunstmatrix presentation platform allows visitors to enjoy the exhibit at their leisure, in a 3D environment.

Business Headline News

The Nuttery Inks Deal with Storytel to Help Develop Animated Titles

Indie studio will seek production partners for projects based on streamer’s original audio and e-books; popular titles include kids’ book series ‘The Glitch in the Code,’ as well as adult action thrillers ‘Black Dophin,’ and ‘RAM.’

Animation Festivals Headline News

Call for Entries: Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film 2022

Films are now being accepted for competition in five categories – International Competition, Young Animation, Tricks for Kids, Trickstar Nature Award, and AniMovie; submission deadline is December 1.

VIEW Visionary Award Headline News

VIEW Conference 2021 to Honor Sir Roger Deakins

The Oscar-Winning cinematographer, best known for ‘The Shawshank Redemption,’ ‘Blade Runner 2049,’ and ‘1917’ has been named the 2021 VIEW Visionary Award recipient; a special interview with Deakins and ‘How to Trail Your Dragon’ writer, director and producer Dean DeBlois is set for October 20.

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