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Stuttgart Animation Festival Going Digital, Announces OnlineFestival.ITFS.de

By Dan Sarto | Monday, April 6, 2020 at 3:51pm

After canceling their 27th ITFS edition scheduled for May 5-10, organizers will instead hold a digital festival during those same dates.

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Netflix Pushes Anime’s Visual Boundaries in Akira Saitoh’s ‘Sol Levante’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 3, 2020 at 11:22am

Breathtakingly beautiful new experimental short from Production I.G., one of world’s first hand-drawn 4K HDR projects, is now available for viewing.

Awards Headline News

Adrien Mérigeau’s ‘Genius Loci’ Takes GLAS 2020 Grand Prix and FXX Elevation Award

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 11:02am

Director of film about a young loner’s exploration and celebration of urban chaos will receive a $25,000 grant to develop an original animated project with FXX.

Livestream Headline News

Titmouse ‘5 Second Day’ Screening Livestreaming on Twitch March 27

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 12:13pm

90-minute showcase of studio’s famed in-house animated shorts program will stream online for first time following postponement of planned Vancouver screening. 

public service announcements Headline News

Jennifer Garner and Warren Buffett Voice COVID-19 Prevention PSAs for Kids

First three of seven animated spots released, using ‘Llama Llama,’ ‘Secret Millionaires Club,’ and other Genius Brands International properties to help kids learn safe hygiene.

Awards Headline News

‘Symbiosis’ Wins Best Animated Short at 2020 SXSW Film Festival

Though the event was canceled by the city of Austin, with its juries already in place and a majority of filmmakers opting in, competitions were held and awards announced.

Awards Headline News

Royal Television Society Honors ‘Zog’ with Children’s Programme Award

Magic Light Picture’s hugely popular animated TV special receives recognition for positive contributions, earning accolades from the industry and UK viewers.

Community Outreach Headline News

Nickelodeon Launches #KIDSTOGETHER Initiative to Keep Kids Informed

Studio reaching out with multiplatform prosocial initiative, using their most popular characters and free access to Noggin, to engage kids and families on staying healthy while at home. 

Music Videos ANIMATIONWorld

Catchy and Cool: The Celebrity Shorts of V+ Animation

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 4:22pm

For Vitaly Nikolaev and Veronika Nikolaeva, one animated Will Smith Instagram piece opened the door to a number of promo projects that bring positive online vibes to their artist clients.

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Fresh Takes: Daniel Sterlin-Altman’s LGBTQ Love Letter, ‘Reach the Sky’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 11:41am

Director’s stop-motion music video, showcasing three queer friends and lots of yarn, delivers a message of support to those struggling to be themselves.

Events Headline News

Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film 2020 Canceled

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 13, 2020 at 12:34pm

27th ITFS edition, running May 5-10, and 14th Animation Production Days, set for May 6-8, in Stuttgart, Germany, have been canceled.

Awards Headline News

‘A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmaggedon’ Tops British Animation Awards

Aardman Animation picks up four awards; Sally Hawkins wins Best Voice Performance for ‘Snail and the Whale’; Coldplay’s ‘Daddy’ named Best Music Video

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World Premiere of DreamWorks Animation’s ‘To: Gerard’ Set for Tribeca Film Festival

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 8:17am

Studio’s new short, directed by Taylor Meacham, with character designs by Nico Marlet, is latest entry in the DreamWorks Shorts program started back in 2017.

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Fresh Takes: The Disturbing and Heartbreaking Tale of ‘Girl in the Hallway’

In Valerie Barnhart’s hybrid 2D stop-motion short, her first animated film, Jamie is still haunted by the guilt of ignoring the girl in the hallway.

People Headline News

Brooke Keesling and Caitlin Winiarski Join Bento Box

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 11:28am

Studio behind ‘Bob’s Burgers’ and ‘Duncanville’ announces new hires in talent and creative development as they continue move to expand output in all platforms.

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