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Business Headline News

‘Looney Tunes’ Goes for the Gold with Olympic Consumer Products Deal

Warner Bros. Discovery and the International Olympic Committee will put beloved classic cartoon characters center stage on Olympics-themed products, rolling out now through 2026.

DreamZzz Do Come True Headline News

Tongal and LEGO Announce Winner of 'LEGO DreamZzz' Episode Project

Shawn Boyd, one of over 100 hopeful brick enthusiasts, will have his ‘writer’s block’ concept made into a bottle episode for the third season of the series, which will stream on Netflix in 2025.

Fan Events Headline News

ASIFA-Hollywood Heads to WonderCon

The event runs March 29-31 and features 900+ exhibitors and movie and TV programming exclusives; ASIFA panels include ‘Animation Superstars: Movers and Shakers,’ ‘The Greatest Cartoons Ever!’ and ‘Monsters of Adult Animation.’

Awards Headline News

‘Chicken for Linda!’ ‘Almost Forgotten’ Lead MONSTRA 2024 Winners

‘La Saison Pourpre’ and ‘It’s Just a Whole’ also take home awards at the Lisbon Animation Festival’s 23rd edition that wrapped up last week.  

careers in animation Headline News

Podcast EP 247: How Emmy Robinson Gained 100K Followers by Making Stopmo Animations in Her Bedroom

The amateur animator shares how she used Instagram’s algorithms to her advantage, the niche she discovered and how she capitalized on it.

Events Events

Brighton International Animation Festival 2024

Begins: April 5, 2024

The 3-day international animation festival, running April 5-7 in Brighton, England encompasses a global perspective and provides an accessible venue for everyone to learn about animation.  

Professional Animation Tools Even Beginners Can Master Headline News

Audio to Animation AI-Integration Now Available in iClone with Audio2Face

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at 8:15am

The new, seamless solution leverages Reallusion’s iClone, Character Creator, and NVIDIA’s Audio2Face to revolutionize multi-lingual facial lip-sync animation production.

NFB Heads to Annecy 2024 Headline News

Torill Kove’s ‘Maybe Elephants’ Among NFB Films Set for Annecy 2024

Four National Film Board of Canada animated shorts are headed to the festival, with the Oscar-winning animator’s latest, along with Michèle Lemieux’s pinscreen film, ‘Le tableau (The Painting)’ among the films selected for the official short film competition. 

Heading to Stuttgart Headline News

FMX 2024 Shares The Latest Program Confirmations

4-day event kicks off in Stuttgart on April 23, 2024; new program confirmations include ‘The Power of Collaboration’ a discussion of Global Inclusion, Community, and Connection and Feature VFX: A look behind the scenes of ‘The Creator;’ tickets are now on sale

Technology Advancing Art Headline News

Milky Chance’s ‘Synchronize’ Music Video Visualized by Z by HP Ambassadors

Orlando Arocena, Bradley G Munkowitz (aka GMUNK), Nidia Dias, Jody MacDonald, and Rik Oostenbroek tapped HP technology to create an otherworldly journey inspired by the sounds of alt-pop German rock duo Clemens Rehbein and Phillipp Dausch, aka Milky Chance; go behind-the-scenes and watch the final piece. 

game trailers Headline News

Watch: ‘Empire of the Ants’ Trailer with Cutting-Edge Photoreal Visuals Using UE5

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 15, 2024 at 12:02pm

Ahead of its GDC showcase next week, Microids and Tower Five have dropped a gameplay trailer for their upcoming photorealistic real-time strategy game that immerses players in a magnificently microscopic forest ecosystem as an ant sworn to protect the colony at all costs.

Awards Headline News

Sony Future Filmmaker Awards Adds Animation Category

A jury of industry experts will select winners in 6 categories from over 8,400 film submissions received from more than 5,000 filmmakers across 148 countries and territories; awards to be presented May 30.

Mentoring New Voices in Animation Headline News

LFA's 2024 Parcours de Femmes Selections Revealed

The French association Les Femmes s’Animent’s Franco-African Initiative assists French-speaking women from Africa, Europe, and overseas territories with mentoring and resources to fine-tune project pitches for presentation at the 2024 Annecy Festival’s MIFA.

careers in animation Headline News

Podcast EP 245: Exit 73 Studios Indie Game Dev Journey With '#Blud'

Animation studio co-founders Chris Burns and Bob Fox discuss breaking into the game industry, getting a producer, and the upcoming release of their indie game, coming later this year.  

XR as SXSW Headline News

Taiwan Creative Content Agency Showcases 15 Animation, VR Projects at SXSW

Among these productions, ‘Madame Pirate: Code of Conduct’ was selected for the 2024 SXSW XR Competition, while ‘Sister Lin-Tou’ was part of the XR Spotlight section; SXSW runs in Austin, Texas from March 8-16.

Not Quite Farm to Table Headline News

What’s Cooking U.K.? Biscuit and Grey London Team for PETA Pork Campaign

The promo project includes the hard-hitting film ‘Pig Farm,’ which highlights British pig farming practices and calls for the public to go vegan; gory merchandise such as a calendar measured in pig years will also be available for purchase.

Awards Headline News

‘The Boy and the Heron,’ ‘Godzilla Minus One’ Take Home Oscar Gold

By Dan Sarto | Sunday, March 10, 2024 at 9:03pm

The two films finish out the 2024 awards season with wins for Best Animated Feature and Best Visual Effects, respectively, on a night that also saw ‘WAR IS OVER! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko’ win for Best Animated Short Film and ‘Oppenheimer’ take home 7 statues, including Best Picture and Best Cinematography. 

Simple-y Inspiring! ANIMATIONWorld

Javadoodles Goes Full-Time with Plans to Take Over the Internet

From a fun Tumblr side-project posting simple drawings on coffee cups to collaborating on stop-motion shorts and creating a YouTube series with 2D blobs sharing awkward silences and thoughts on life, the artist and animator has taken the big career leap and launched full speed into an expansive slate of projects. 

careers in animation Headline News

Podcast EP 244: Lachlan Pendragon and How His Stop-Motion Film Scored an Oscar Nom

The Australian animator discusses making his short ‘An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It’ and his journey to the Academy Awards. 

Animation Promoting Gender Equality Headline News

Room to Read Announces ‘She Creates Change’ Animated Shorts Premiere Dates

Produced In partnership with Warner Bros. Discovery, the 6-episode live-action/animated film series shares the stories of 6 young women courageously meeting unique challenges encountered living in low-income communities in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, and Vietnam; premieres in Asia March 8.