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It’s Simply Marvel-ous! Headline News

Marvel Goes Big with Major Disney+ Day Show Announcements

The episodic MCU continues to expand, as learn of the studios’ expansive slate of series renewals and new series coming in 2022/2023 series, including ‘Moon Knight,’ ‘Ms. Marvel,’ and ‘She-Hulk’ as well as the first ever ‘X-Men’ under the Disney banner.

Fit for a Princess Headline News

Celebrate Disney+ Day with All-New ‘The Simpsons’ Short

Party down in Springfield with ‘The Simpsons in Plusaversary!,’ as part of the global celebration of new content and fan experiences headed to the streamer.

They’re Certainly Looney! Headline News

HBO Max Releases ‘Looney Tunes Cartoons’ Season 3 Trailer

Arriving just in time for Thanksgiving, an all-new, antic-filled season with Bugs, Daffy, Porky, Tweety, and other famous characters hits the streamer November 25.

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‘Demi’s Panic’ Encourages Moving Past PTSD… Even in a Pandemic

For Daniel and Lorena Hernández Leonard, braving the terrifying ordeal of taking their sick daughter to the hospital during the height of COVID-19 led to their first animated short about dealing with traumatic anxiety; legendary indie animator Bill Plympton directs, providing just the right pencil sketch style to illustrate such distress.

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Animated Short ‘On/Off’ Shows the Strength of Structure in Creativity

Director Nicolás P. Villarreal’s award-winning, Oscar-qualified 2D film celebrates how discipline and focus are important qualities people usually need to achieve their dreams.

PSAs Headline News

Nomint Creates 'Chilling' Spot for WWF’s Arctic Programme

Taking a year to produce, the emotionally and technically challenging stop-motion commercial uses nothing but ice as a visual metaphor of global warming’s devastation; advert launch coincides with the start of the global COP26 summit.

Now On-Demand Headline News

It’s a Wrap - VIEW 2021 Concludes its Most Successful Year Ever

The conference’s 1st hybrid edition hosted some 210,000 visitors online and 300+ attending in-person with a total of 297 speakers delivering 160 talks, panels, workshops, masterclasses, and keynote speeches; over 140 sessions are now available to stream on-demand.

Awards Headline News

SCAD Savannah Film Festival Announces 2021 Winners

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 29, 2021 at 12:11pm

‘The Mechanical Dancer,’ ‘A Tiny Tale,’ and ‘The Ocean Duck’ take top animated short honors at the 24th annual event; 29 films were awarded from 104 chosen to compete across a host of categories.  

Awards Headline News

5th Annual WIA Diversity Awards Announced at SPARK Animation 2021

The organization’s ongoing initiative recognizes individuals, films, and organizations working to expand diversity; Rebecca Sugar, ‘All Those Sensations in My Belly’ by Marko Dješka, and the University of Southern California  Annenberg Inclusion Initiative all honored; taped ceremony with WIA president Marge Dean now available online at the festival website.

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Izabela Plucińska: Changing Fate with Your Own Hands

The Polish stop-motion animator discusses working with plasticine and her most recent, and challenging production about a bulimic and perverted man who obsessively identifies his lost love with his left foot.

Business Headline News

Genius Brands Buys Wow! Unlimited Media

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 9:31am

Leading media company scoops up Canadian animation producer and its growing list of projects for clients like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Mattel; acquisition also includes famed Channel Frederator, which boasts 2,500 channels and over 1 billion ad-supported YouTube views each month.

Adapted Works Headline News

‘Kapaemahu’ Expands with Book, Exhibition and Documentary Film

A series of projects will soon arrive based on the celebrated, award-winning 2D short about the long-suppressed, centuries-old story of Waikiki’s mysterious four-boulder monument to the gentle people, both male and female in mind and body, who brought science and healing to the island.

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Annecy 2022 Now Accepting Submissions

Festival, which runs June 13-18, 2022, issues call for entries in short film, TV film, commissioned film and graduation film categories; submission deadline set for February 15, 2022.

Boo! Headline News

Shortnitemares Festival Coming to Fortnite

Just in time for Halloween, the third edition of Fortnite’s hugely popular Short Nite film festival features 7 ‘spooktacular’ animated shorts screening continuously from October 28 - November 1; ‘The Eye’ and ‘We Will Be Monsters’ to make their world premieres.

Awards Headline News

‘Only a Child’ Named Best in Show at 2021 SPARK Animation

Simone Giampolo’s short takes the top award at the 12th Annual SPARK Animation Film Festival, which runs October 28 to November 7.

Animation Contests Headline News

24 HOURS 2021 Animation Contest Winners Announced

The competition challenges student teams to create a 30 second film; 208 teams submitted films, with 7 teams winning prize packs worth over $200k.  

Virtual Events Headline News

ASIFA India Celebrates International Animation Day 2021

The free event, running October 26-28, features masterclasses with industry leaders in animation, games and VFX; join Epic Game’s Arvind Neelakantan, DNEG, India’s Jigesh Gajjar and master of classical animation Glenn Vilppu for free online sessions.

Day of the Dead Headline News

CN Celebrates with ‘Drawn to Dia de Muertos’

The holiday, observed November 1-2, is an important tradition-filled event for families to share memories; graphics for this installment were created by Mexico City-based illustrator Valeria Alvarez.

Awards Headline News

2021 Student Academy Award Winners Announced

Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal awards were presented by Oscar-winning filmmaker and 1992 Student Academy Award winner Pete Docter at a virtual ceremony now available to view.

Do it in the Cloud! Headline News

PLAYSENSE Expands to the Cloud with AWS

After doubling in size over the last year, creative CG studio continues to expand its cloud-based rendering pipeline to work on projects like ‘Wargaming’ cinematic trailers, ‘Wargaming Holiday Adventure,’ and ‘World of Tanks – Soul Hunter’ as well as titles for the upcoming RPG ‘Grime’ from Clover Bite.

Commercials Headline News

Blinkink and Whiskas Explore a Cat’s Mind Using Stop-Motion and Puppetry

Studio teams with creative agency AMV BBDO to conceptualize a feline dream in ‘Purr More’ cat food commercial, directed by expert cat whisperer Nina Gantz.

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Festival of Cinema NYC Now Accepting Submissions

Begins: August 5, 2022

Entering it's 6th year, Festival of Cinema NYC has quickly developed a reputation for being the premiere NYC film festival for Worldwide Independent Films; event offers amazing media and press coverage, and is proven to get the work of emerging filmmakers in front of the biggest and best audience by showcasing films at the majestic Regal UA Midway in Forest Hills. 

The Best in Films for Kids Headline News

Call for Entries: New York International Children’s Film Festival

Celebrating 25 years, the Oscar-qualifying event aims to promote a more intelligent and diverse film culture for kids; submissions are now being accepted in shorts, features, animation, and live-action.

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Light and Dark Beautifully Collide in Yen Strange’s ‘Go Away’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 4:57pm

We Made A Thing Studios animates the Moruya-born artist’s new single, a story that transforms sadness and angst into a shimmering emo-anthem of hope and acceptance.

People Headline News

Nexus Studios Welcomes Kim Adams

Oculus Story Studio and Google Spotlight Stories alum brings experience in emerging production platforms; will support studio’s focus on growth in real-time animation and immersive storytelling.

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