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Festivals Headline News

Ottawa International Animation Festival Announces 2020 Jury

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 5:16pm

The now virtual event, scheduled for September 23 – October 4, will feature screenings, virtual artist talks, workshops, and meetings with schools and recruiters.

Business Headline News

HBO Max Greenlights Oscar-Winner Mathew A. Cherry’s ‘Young Love’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 11:21am

New 2D animated series, based on characters from director’s Academy Award-winning short, ‘Hair Love,’ to be produced in conjunction with Sony Pictures Animation.

VIEW Conference Headline News

2nd Free Online PreVIEW Session Set with Directors Kris Pearn and Jorge Gutierrez

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 10:34am

On July 11, the award-winning directors of ‘The Willoughbys’ and ‘The Book of Life’ will discuss each other’s approaches to developing and directing animated features.

Awards Headline News

Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School Named Best Animation School at Animafest Zagreb 2020

Three films from the school were selected for the student films competition including ‘Marbles,’ ‘Portrait of a Woman,’ and ‘The Little Soul.’

Covid-19 Headline News

New Short Reveals a Young Boy’s Imaginary Battle Against the Covid-Dragon

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 3, 2020 at 1:21pm

In Joey Jones’ charming CG animated film, ‘How the Covid-dragon Disappears,’ a kid’s imagination serves as the battleground for a knight’s valiant fight against the coronavirus, honoring the brave essential workers of the 2020 pandemic.

Music Videos Headline News

Magic.Mountain Brings Chaos to the City in KILLBOY’s ‘That’s Okay I’ll Just Fuck Myself’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 3, 2020 at 11:34am

In new music video, animator and designer Josh Burke portrays the singer’s harrowing journey through an urban inferno raging against the backdrop of a neon-infused game-styled cityscape.

Business Headline News

Mike Judge Bringing Re-Imagined ‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ to Comedy Central

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 1:00pm

Creator of iconic animated duo that defined a generation of disaffected, head-banging youth, signs deal for two new seasons and related spin-offs.

ACM SIGGRAPH Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Goes Virtual

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 8:07am

Annual computer graphics conference and exhibition, originally scheduled November 17-20 in Daegu, South Korea, moves online due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Events Headline News

Brooke Keesling, Jorge Gutierrez to Host Academy’s Virtual ‘Art of Animation’ Workshop

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 11:46am

July 6 family-friendly online event includes special guests Pete Docter, Kendal Cronkhite-Shaindlin, Peter Ramsey, Pierre Coffin and Hyun-min Lee.

Quirino Awards Headline News

‘Klaus’ Named Best Animated Feature at Third Annual Quirino Awards

‘Tainá and the Amazon's Guardians’ wins best animated series; ‘The Cubicbird’ wins best animated short film at the virtual ceremony closing out the online Ibero-American Animation ‘Quirino month.’

Music ANIMATIONWorld

Composer Carl Johnson Comes Home to ‘Looney Tunes Cartoons’

Musician picks up where Carl Stalling left off, returning to Warner Bros. more than 25 years after composing on ‘Animaniacs’ and ‘Pinky and the Brain.’ 

Annecy 2020 Headline News

Animation UK and BFI Promote British Animation at Annecy 2020

Lupus Film’s ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’ was honored as best TV Special at the YouTube livestream of the official Annecy Awards. 

SIGGRAPH Headline News

SIGGRAPH 2020 Announces Virtual Conference Dates and Program

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 3:08pm

After shifting to a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic and conference center unavailability, organizers reveal online conference dates and additional details. 

Festivals Headline News

Cannes XR Virtual Set for June 24-26

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 2:06pm

A free program of 55 pieces, selected by the Tribeca Film Festival, Veer VR and Positron, including 23 in the Development Showcase, will be open to VR users through the Museum of Other Realities.

SVOD Headline News

First Look: Netflix Releases Trailer for Glen Keane’s ‘Over the Moon’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 6:29am

Oscar-winning ‘Dear Basketball’ director’s new animated musical adventure, co-directed by Oscar-winner John Kahrs and produced at China’s Pearl Studios, will be released this fall.

Awards Headline News

‘Calamity, a Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary,’ ‘The Physics of Sorrow’ Win Cristal Awards at Annecy 2020

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 10:01am

Films by Rémi Chayé and Theodor Ushev among 21 winning projects awarded at the 44th festival edition, held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Awards Headline News

‘Empty Places,’ ‘Catgot,’ and ‘To: Gerard’ Lead Group of Annecy 2020 Special Award Winners

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 19, 2020 at 11:28am

Festival announces 13 films receiving special recognition, partner awards, or additional honors bestowed outside the Official competition.

Community Outreach Headline News

BAAA Art Auction for Racial Justice Expands for New 3-Day Event

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 19, 2020 at 10:05am

Running June 19-22, auction adds original artwork from numerous noteworthy artists; all proceeds to benefit Equal Justice Initiative.

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