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Consume Responsibly ANIMATIONWorld

Tim Miller and Jennifer Yuh Nelson Talk ‘Love, Death + Robots’ Volume 3

The hit animated anthology’s executive producer and supervising director discuss high ideas, gleeful violence, juvenile humor, and production challenges on their latest batch of provocative shorts, now streaming on Netflix.

It’s All Happening in June Headline News

Mifa 2022 Reveals Expansive Program Line-up

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 8:24am

Market highlights include pitch sessions, partner screenings and Talent Acquisition Recruitment Sessions and Talks; event runs June 14-17.

Shorts to Watch at Annecy ANIMATIONWorld

Put on Your Shorts: Annecy 2022

AWN’s Animation Pimp and Ottawa Animation Festival artistic director Chris Robinson takes a look at seven intriguing short films competing at this year’s Annecy International Animation Festival, which runs June 13-18.

Ready set go! Headline News

‘Sonic The Hedgehog 2’ Now Streaming

The hit live-action/animated hybrid starring the infamous Blue Blur is now streaming on Paramount+ and available for rent or purchase across Paramount Home Entertainment’s digital platforms; coming to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD August 9.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP 162: How Jace Wertz Quit His Retail Job to Get into Stop-Motion

The stop-motion animator discusses the change in mindset that allowed him to leave his job after 15 years to pursue his dreams of becoming a professional filmmaker.

Consume Responsibly ANIMATIONWorld

Alberto Mielgo Tells a Toxic Tale of Sensuality in ‘Love, Death + Robots’ Volume 3

The Oscar-winning ‘The Windshield Wiper’ director returns to Netflix’s iconic animated anthology with another short, ‘Jibaro,’ about a bloody, enrapturing clash between a gold-thirsty knight and a mysterious river siren; the iconic series, executive produced by Tim Miller and David Fincher, debuts today, May 20.

Show Us Your Work! Headline News

Call for Submissions: SIGGRAPH Asia 2022 Computer Animation Festival

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 20, 2022 at 7:08am

Entries now being accepted in multiple categories, including shorts, visualizations, VFX sequences, game cinematics, and real-time pieces; deadline to enter is July 31, 2022.

Fighting for Climate Change One Animation at a Time! ANIMATIONWorld

The Climate Ad Project Fights for Change with Tongue-in-Cheek Animation

Longtime social activist Harold Moss has teamed his studio, FlickerLab, with NASA climate expert Peter Kalmus and a group of volunteer artists and scientists to create funny, meaningful 2D animated shorts addressing issues like Amazon deforestation, fossil fuel pollution, and rising ocean temperatures.

We love surprises! Headline News

Netflix Drops Surprise ‘Love, Death + Robots’ Episode Premiere

Ahead of the official May 20 Volume 3 release, the streamer treats fans to a full episode - ‘3 Robots: Exit Strategies’ - of the Emmy Award-winning animated anthology… watch it now!

Animation Festivals Headline News

Hiroshima Festival 2022 Reveals Selections in Competition

Out of 2,149 entries 54 films have been selected to participate in this year’s event running August 17-21; animated short and feature films will compete in either the ‘Pan-Pacific and Asia Competition’ or the ‘World Competition.’

Education Headline News

Applications Now Open: YAY UK 3Dami Summer Studio

2022 Summer slate of animation activities for teens includes a 10-day program in 3D-asset and animation creation – deadline to apply is July 11; YAY UK Competition and Studio Challenges accepting submissions through September 5.

virtual production Headline News

Impossible Objects Corrals NVIDIA RTX and Unreal Engine on ‘Diablo Immortal’ Cinematic

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 12:10pm

Harnessing enhanced virtual production workflows based on real-time rendering, the studio blends live-action and VFX in an epic battle set on the surface of a Google Pixel phone in a live actor’s living room.

We’re Heading to Turin in October! Headline News

View Conference 2022 Now Open for Early Bird Registration

Italy’s premiere event runs in-person October 16-21 in Torino, Italy with a complete program of talks, presentations, workshops, and masterclasses available to livestream worldwide; entries for the VIEW Award contest are being accepted now through September 15.

The Best in Ibero-American Animation Headline News

‘Bob Spit,’ ‘Frankelda’s Book of Spooks,’ and ‘Bestia’ Lead 5th Quirino Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 16, 2022 at 1:06pm

Works from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Spain, Mexico, Portugal, and Venezuela are honored across nine categories at the May 14 in-person gala event and closing ceremony recognizing achievements in Ibero-American animation.

We Like Spooky! ANIMATIONWorld

WildBrain’s ‘Lake Erie’ Breaks New Ground in Family-Friendly Horror

Writer/director John Vassallo and studio SVP, Creative Logan McPherson talk about their award-winning 2D animated short film, a ghostly tale of a boy who loses his dog and must face terrifying forces to get her back.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP 161: How Indie Animator Jeremy Nixon Manufactures Social Media Fame

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 1:03pm

The London-based 2D animator offers up some tips for using ‘TVPaint’ for 2D animation and discusses his journey to social media fame and how he gets gigs with big clients.

Events Headline News

2022 Animation Masters Summit Reveals Legend Awards

Indian artist, writer and activist Aabid Surti and Technicolor Creative Studios India head Biren Ghose will be honored at this year’s virtual summit; the even runs May 23-27 and registration is free.

Welcome to the Metaverse Headline News

Watch: Bigger Better Meta’s ‘Welcome to the Metaverse’ Music Video

Creators set out to prove that the VR/Metaverse is a viable path for creators to engage and connect with each other and their audiences; filmed completely in Microsoft's AltspaceVR, the collaboration was built at ‘the cross-section of artistry and technology.’

Where Music and Animation Merge Headline News

Watch: ‘Philharmonia Fantastique: The Making of the Orchestra‘ Trailer

An animated, multimedia symphonic integration of music and film, the event comes to the Kennedy Center this week; also coming to theaters and a major streaming platform later this year.

Get Ready to Descend into Madness Headline News

Netflix’s Drops ‘Love, Death + Robots’ Volume 3 Official Trailer

Read the film and director list - with images - from the batch of nine news shorts in Netflix’s epic, Emmy Award-winning anthology that returns on May 20; executive producer David Fincher makes his animation directorial debut, and Oscar winner Alberto Mielgo returns with another piece.

Short Films Headline News

Watch: Smith & Foulkes’ ‘Dreaming Together’ Celebrates Emirati Culture

The Nexus Studios directorial duo’s film was the centerpiece of the UAE Pavilion at Expo 2020; inspired by Al Sadu, a Bedouin artform, the 2D animation blends colors of the nation’s landscape to create wishful scenes of a future with greater equality and inclusion.

Awards Headline News

‘Bestia’ and ‘Flee’ Take Top Honors at ITFS 2022

The festival wrapped with its May 8 award ceremony honoring winners of the main competitions; the Trickstar Professional Awards were presented May 7, with the Tricks for Kids Awards on May 4.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP 160: How DM Galloway Animates Action Figures for a Living

The independent stop-motion animator discusses how he grew his YouTube following, how he manages to get brand deals, and what goes into the creation of figure stop-motion animation.

Judgment Day is Coming Headline News

Annecy 2022 Juries Announced

Judging at this year’s festival will be handled by 18 notable industry experts from 13 countries; awards will be revealed at the event’s June 18 closing ceremony.

This is Not Ariel’s Under the Sea VFXWorld

‘Oceanus: Act One’: Underwater Live-Action / VFX / Animation Sci-Fi on a Budget

FutureDude’s Jeffrey Morris has finally released his 30-minute short made with almost no money, a few actors, and a glass of water, fulfilling his long-time desire to tell a ‘deep sea’ story with compelling characters and hybrid filmmaking techniques that audiences relate to and enjoy.

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