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Vegas is Next! Headline News

‘Stranger Things’ Play to Hit London Stage

The hugely popular Netflix series’ co-executive producer Kate Trefry has penned ‘Stranger Things: The First Shadow,’ a prequel stage play that will premiere at London’s Phoenix Theatre in late 2023.

Awards Headline News

‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio’ and ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ Nab Wins at 2023 BAFTA Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 20, 2023 at 8:53am

The two hit films continue their award-winning ways; ‘The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse’ wins for Best British Short Animation at the Sunday night ceremony.

How Cute! Headline News

‘Puffin Rock and the New Friends’ Voice Cast Revealed

The animated feature, based on the Kidscreen Awards and Royal Television Award-winning preschool series ‘Puffin Rock,’ will feature the voice talents of Chris O’Dowd, Amy Huberman, Beth McCafferty, and Eva Whittaker.

Mark your Calendars! Headline News

Annecy 2023 Accreditations Now Open

Register and get ready for the Annecy International Animation Festival and film market, Mifa; it’s all happening by the lake June 12-17!

call for entries Headline News

Call for Entries: The 27th Edition of Cartoons on the Bay

Submissions are now being accepted for the International Festival of Animation coming to Pescara, Italy, with new Pulcinella Awards that look to the future and innovation, and a new competition category dedicated to ‘Youth Shows’ for kids ages 11+; deadline for entry is March 31.

Events Headline News

Stuttgart Animation Festival Celebrates 30 Years

Launched in 1982, the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film - ITFS - continues to provide a gathering place for the international animation community while acting as a career springboard for young talent; the event runs April 25-30.

Heading to Stuttgart this April Headline News

FMX 2023 Tickets Now on Sale

The hybrid edition, focusing on the art, technology, and business of animation, visual effects, and interactive and immersive media, returns to Stuttgart April 25-27 with an exclusive online day April 28.

Festivals Headline News

Annecy Festival 2023 Unveils Poster by Jorge R. Gutierrez

With this year’s spotlight on Mexican animation, the animator/writer/director brings Mexican culture and folklore to the festival poster for the upcoming June event; watch Gutierrez share the inspiration and process behind the poster.

Real-World Experience Headline News

Escape Studios Students Contribute VFX to ‘Borderland’ Indie Thriller

Students at the Pearson College school helped deliver more than a dozen shots on the upcoming feature about a retired Irish paramilitary who witnesses an SAS officer’s fatal shooting of his pregnant wife.

Awards Headline News

Nominations Announced for 2023 BAFTA Awards

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 9:57am

‘Guillermo deo Toro’s Pinocchio,’ ‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On,’ ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,’ and ‘Turning Red’ get nods for Animated Film, while ‘All Quiet on the Western Front,’ ‘Avatar: The Way of Water,’ ‘The Batman,’ ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once,’ and ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ garner noms for Special Visual Effects.

Business Headline News

Miam ! Animation Secures Deals for ‘Edmond and Lucy’ and Upcoming 2D Comedies

The Paris-based development, distribution, and production outfit has secured U.S., European, and Chinese distribution for its eco-friendly real-time CGI series as well as presales for ‘Goat Girl’ and ‘The MiniWhats.’

All Animation Roads Lead to Angoulême ANIMATIONWorld

Superprod Dreams Big with Angoulême Studio Expansion

Co-founders Clément Calvet and Jérémie Fajner went from 2 artists working in their living room to 600 artists working in Paris, Milan, and as of next month, a brand-new location – with USD pipeline - in France’s growing animation hub.

FMX 2023 Goes Green Headline News

FMX 2023 Shares ‘The Beauty’ Conference Trailer

Returning in April as ‘climate-friendly’ certified, the event will feature discussions on sustainability in film and media production; programming announcements include a look at animated shorts ‘A Flammable Planet’ and ‘Can’t Negotiate the Melting Point of Ice,’ and advancements of AI Rotoscoping.

Business Headline News

Territory Studio Gets New London HQ Digs

Following studio launches in Munich and Barcelona, the new facility will accommodate company’s growing team and project roster while increasing its capacity and production capabilities.

Business Headline News

Milk VFX Launching Bordeaux Studio in 2023

The award-winning visual effects house to kick off the new year with a new French-based facility helmed by Creative Director/Head of Studio Andy Morley; continued studio expansion follows the recent acquisition of Lola Post Production.

Technology Advancing Art Headline News

NVIDIA Studio Highlights ‘I Am Not Afraid!’ Animated Short

Creative studio Fabian&Fred harnessed Adobe Creative Cloud, Blender, and DaVinci Resolve, bolstered by GeForce RTX 3090 GPUs, creating an authentic reflection of a little girl’s fear and her discovery of the true meaning of bravery.

All Eyes on Torino! Headline News

2022 VIEW Award Winners Announced

Top honors went go ‘BusLine35A,’ directed by Elena Felici, winner of the Grand Prize, with special jury awards going toCanary’ and ‘Code Rose;’ save the date for VIEW Conference 2023, October 15-20 – see you in Turino!

It’s Anime-zing Headline News

Global Theatrical Release Dates for Makoto Shinkai’s ‘Suzume’ Announced

Crunchyroll, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Wild Bunch International, and Eurozoom will distribute the anime film in theaters internationally beginning April 12, 2023.

It’s Anime-zing! Headline News

‘Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Scherzo of Deep Night’ Release Dates Set

Sequel to the hit anime film Sword Art Online the Movie -Progressive- Aria of a Starless Night’ follows Asuna as she continues her journey through the virtual reality death game, where ‘Game Over’ means death in the real world; arriving in Crunchyroll’s English-speaking territories February 2023.

Looking For New Projects! Headline News

Project Submissions Open: Animation Production Days 2023

A joint venture of the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film and FMX, ADP runs April 25-28; deadline for submission of projects in film, TV series, mobile content, games, cross- and transmedia is February 9.

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