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Me and My Memes Headline News

Riffing on Memes: Doing Things Media’s ‘Office Fire’ Now on IGTV

New animated series takes on contemporary meme culture; two employees distract themselves at work by watching and making fun of DTM’s vast library of viral video content.

Bob’s Burgers: The Movie Headline News

Belcher Family Still Headed to Theaters in 2021

Recent announcement confirms the film adaptation of FOX’s Emmy Award-winning animated comedy series ‘Bob’s Burgers’ is still set to premiere in theaters on April 9, 2021 after being delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Awards Headline News

‘The Torture Letters’ Takes Best in Show at SPARK Animation 2020

‘BoxsBallet,’ ‘My friend who shines in the night,’ and ‘Seoulsori,’ also take home awards in an online ceremony from the 12th annual festival, running through November 8; WIA Diversity Award winners also announced.

 

Micro-Shorts Headline News

Dustin Grella Posts Uplifting Special Election Day ‘Animation Hotline’ Short

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 12:23pm

Famed micro-animation series that uses crowd-sourced voicemail messages for content returns with ‘Seagulls’ (#217); hotline phone is back open for callers sharing their 2020 experiences.

A Real-Time Ray-Traced World! Headline News

WATCH: ‘Marbles at Night’ Demo Illuminates Future of Graphics in NVIDIA Omniverse

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

Physics-based demo highlights dynamic ray-traced lights, path tracing, and 100 million polygons, all running in rea- time on a single GeForce RTX 3090 GPU.

Submit Your Film! Headline News

Call for Entries: Fest Anča International Animation Festival 2021

2021 edition, taking place July 1-4 in Slovakia, is now accepting submissions for animated short films, student films, music videos, and films for children.

Business Headline News

The Mill New York Alumni Launch Preymaker Creative Collective

Angus Kneale, Melanie Wickham, and Verity Grantham form new studio; advanced, custom AWS cloud-based platform will remotely integrate a global group of collaborating artists, producers, and technologists.

Awards Headline News

‘To the Dusty Sea' and ‘To: Gerard’ Takes Top Honors at Austin Film Festival

Héloïse Ferlay's stop-motion short scores Jury Award for best animated short at AFF 2020; DreamWorks Animation and Taylor Meacham’s animated short, the latest entry in the studio’s shorts program, awarded Audience Award for best animated short; 

Commercials Headline News

Guy Fieri Saves Flavortown in Animated ‘NERF House X’ Celebrity Series

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 2, 2020 at 12:44pm

The noted chef is joined by athletes Julian Edelman, Klay Thompson, Sky Brown, and musician Diplo in new 2D short promo series from Hasbro, Superdigital, and Alkemy X.

Wear a Mask! Headline News

Monsta’s PSA Goes Viral - Reminds Viewers to Practice CAPP to Defeat COVID-19

Popular animated superhero ‘BoBoiBoy’ costars with a 3D-animated version of Malaysia's Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah, in ‘CAPP: The Power to Fight COVID-19;’ the video has garnered almost 700,000 views across various platforms.

Animated Music Video Headline News

FINKEL and UK Grime Artist Kamakaze Release ‘Bleach Vial’ Music Video

New short film, animated in Photoshop, aims to lighten the lyrics’ serious commentary about ongoing chaos by drawing inspiration from John Dilworth’s animated horror comedy ‘Courage the Cowardly Dog.’

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‘KKUM:’ How Kangmin Kim Created His Oscar-Qualified Short with an $80 Micro-Budget

Seoul-born, Los Angeles-based independent stop-motion filmmaker employs Styrofoam and cinematic lighting to create a moving and intimate tribute to his mother.

Boo! Headline News

Trick or Treat! Adult Swim Halloween Marathon Begins October 30

Starting at 9:00 PM ET/PT, your evening of creepy fun will include premiere of Jack Stauber’s ‘OPAL’ at midnight followed by ‘Smalls-O-Ween’ bite sized shorts on Adult Swim Smalls.

Virtual Reality Headline News

Baobab Studios Drops ‘Baba Yaga’ Teaser Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 8:59am

Leading interactive studio’s newest work, starring Kate Winslet, Daisy Ridley, Jennifer Hudson, and Glenn Close, blends theater, cinema, and animation for an immersive experience that allows viewers to be the main character in a haunting, reimagined fairytale world.

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A Digital Woman Discusses Society’s Perception of Femininity in ‘I.D.A’ CG Short

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 4:45pm

VFX studio Nu Boyana FX’s first inhouse animated short, based on a spoken word poem, started as an R&D project before blossoming into a film asking fundamental questions about what makes a girl real; the fully keyframed film’s production toolkit included Zbrush, Mari, Maya, and Nuke.

Animation Festivals Headline News

1st Edition of Animatex Festival Coming to Cairo November 11-14

The go-to destination for the Egyptian animation community will feature four days of screenings, workshops, and discussions suitable for all audiences.

Business Headline News

HBO Max and Cartoon Network Greenlight 3 New Mo Willems Projects

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 10:03am

Award-winning author and playwright expands his existing deal with new animated series ‘Unlimited Squirrels!,’ animated special ‘Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Special,’ and live-action immersive series ‘Cat the Cat’s Show the Show Show with YOU the YOU!’

Awards Headline News

Women in Animation Announces WIA Diversity Award Honorees

In a Spark Animation 2020 virtual ceremony, Kyoto Animation, Laurence Ralph’s ‘The Torture Letters,’ and Maria Trénor’s ‘Where Were You?’ are recognized for making a significant impact in expanding diversity of voices in animation.

Awards Headline News

‘Calamity, A Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary’ Wins Top Honor at CineKid 2020

Rémi Chayé’s feature takes the award for Best Children’s Film; other animated film winners include ‘Matilda and the Spare Head;’ ‘Human Nature;’ and ‘INKT.’

Let the Games Begin! Headline News

T-Pain and DragonForce guitarist Herman Li Compete in Animated ‘Art of the Duo’ Campaign

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 4:38pm

Kingdom of Something and artist Rafael Varona team up with the musicians, competing head to head, using ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 laptops to produce music and animation for four 30-second videos being judged by fans on Republic of Gamers.

Festivals Headline News

Winners Announced for Fredrikstad Animation Festival 2020

‘Freeze Frame’ by Soetkin Verstegen; ‘Yes-People’ by Gísli Darri Halldórsson; and ‘Pearl Driver’ by Margrethe Danielsen take home awards.

Holy Killer Nazi Skeleton Robot Police! Headline News

Run the Jewels Drops Titmouse-Produced ‘Yankee and the Brave’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Monday, October 26, 2020 at 2:30pm

Duo of El-P and Killer Mike fight a malicious killer robot police force in 2D short, directed by Sean Solomon, based on track from the band’s latest album, ‘RTJ4,’ currently #1 on the rap album chart and #4 on the Billboard Top Album Chart.

Music Videos Headline News

MorMor and Titmouse Explores Existential Dread in ‘Don’t Cry’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Monday, October 26, 2020 at 2:13pm

Based on the musician’s first 2020 musical offering, director Otto Tang’s haunting, black and white 2D/CG short examines a group of neighbors as they spiral through an abyss of repetition. 

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