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Animation Festivals Headline News

ASIFA Austria Announces Best Austrian Animation 2021 Online Screening

Free program of award-winning animated films runs May 2-9; Best Film category tied with awards going to ‘Crisis’ by Leopold Maurer and ‘Zakar - Überdenken des öffentlichen Raums in Zeiten von AI,’ by OUT!.

Alice! Mickey! Pooh! and Spidey!...oh my! Headline News

Disney Junior Reveals Programming Slate Through 2024

New original series and shorts, along with returning franchises, to debut across Disney+ and Disney Junior platforms; shows include ‘Hey A.J.,’ about a curious and imaginative 7-year-old girl, and ‘Kindergarten: The Musical,’ about navigating the ‘firsts’ of kindergarten, along with returning fan favorites ‘Marvel's Spidey And His Amazing Friends’ and ‘Mickey Mouse Funhouse.’

Annecy 2022 is Coming! Headline News

Annecy 2022 Looks at Immersive Realities

Official selections in VR works revealed, WIP XR 2022 line-up to showcase two VR narratives, and the Immersive Reality Conferences tackles the future of creation; festival runs June 13-18.

It’s Happening in Stuttgart! Headline News

Final FMX 2022 Program Additions Update

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 3:40pm

With the conference starting next Tuesday, a final selection of new program highlights includes a showcase of an LED Wall and Unreal Engine in a virtual production stage, ‘Real vs. Unreal’ real-time graphics panel, and The World to Come - A look ahead at Metaverse.’

It’s All Happening in Stuttgart Headline News

ITFS 2022 Announces More Festival Highlights

Nominees revealed for the Trickstar Business Award, the German Animation Screenplay Award, and the Animated Games Award Germany; 29th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film runs May 3-8, onsite and online.

ITFS Highlights ANIMATIONWorld

A Little ‘Short’ Slice of Stuttgart

AWN’s Animation Pimp and Ottawa Animation Festival artistic director Chris Robinson takes a close look at six ‘under the radar’ animated shorts in competition at next week’s hybrid Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film – ITFS – running May 3-8.

Rescue Rangers Return! Headline News

Disney+ Drops ‘Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers’ Trailer and Poster

Our animated heroes return to real-life modern LA in the hybrid live-action/CG animated action-comedy starring John Mulaney as Chip and Andy Samberg as Dale; the crazy duo’s new outing hits the streamer May 20.

Events Headline News

Digital Gravy Announces Salt Lake Animation Expo

The in-person/virtual hybrid event features presenters, panels, and Q&A sessions with a focus on the future of animation; confirmed guests include Toon Boom wizard Matt Watts and VFX artist Ron Friedman – the event runs May 20-21.

Consume Responsibly Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Love, Death + Robots’ Season 3 Teaser and First Look Images

Get ready for terror, imagination, and beauty in all-new episodes of Tim Miller and David Fincher’s animated anthology, hitting the streamer May 20.

More Meatwad Please! Headline News

‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force's 'Aquadonk Side Pieces’ Now Streaming

Carl, Meatwad, Frylock, and Master Shake return in all-new digital one-shot shorts, taking on their adversaries including the Mooninites, the Plutonians, MC Pee Pants, The Frat Aliens and Happy Time Harry; new installments will drop every day for 10 days starting today on Adult Swim YouTube.

Home Entertainment Headline News

New Images Released for ‘DC Showcase Animated Shorts’

Warner Bros. Animation, DC, and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s new shorts compilation includes ‘Constantine – The House of Mystery,’ ‘Blue Beetle,’ ‘The Losers’ and ‘Kamandi: The Last Boy on Earth!;’ coming to Blu-ray and in 4K on Digital on May 3, 2022.

PSAs Headline News

Bill Nye Joins Coca Cola in Stop-Motion Short Explaining Recycling

Watch Mackinnon & Saunders’ new film, ‘The Coca-Cola Company and Bill Nye Demystify Recycling,’ which illustrates the circular journey of recycled plastic bottles; materials used in the film include trees made from Sprite labels, conveyor belts from recycled cardboard and Mr. Nye, personified by Coca-Cola bottles.

We Want More Peanuts! ANIMATIONWorld

'It’s the Small Things, Charlie Brown’ Celebrates Earth Day and the Schulz Legacy

Written and executive produced by Charles’ son Craig and grandson Bryan, Apple TV+ and Wildbrain’s new animated special harkens back to the original ‘Peanuts’ comic strips that prompted conversations by adults inspired by the actions of kids.

Let’s Jam! Headline News

Billie Eilish Jams with Lisa Simpson in ‘When Billie Met Lisa’

Disney+ drops key art for all-new ‘The Simpsons’ short with musical guest stars Eilish and FINNEAS; film hits the streamer April 22.

Hug a Tree Headline News

It's Charlie Brown v Kite Again in ‘Take Care with Peanuts: We Need Our Tree’

All-new animated short pits our lovable hero against his old nemesis - ‘the kite-eating tree;’ classic Peanuts special ‘It’s Arbor Day, Charlie Brown’ comes to Apple TV+ on April 29.

People Headline News

Baobab Studios Expands its Creative Team

New hires at the multiple Emmy Award-winning studio include Oscar nominee Erick Oh and Jony Chandra as directors, Brian Tinsman and Michael McCormick as games creative directors, and Hayley Porter as director of marketing.

Too Cute! Headline News

A24 Releases ‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On’ Trailer and Poster

Based on a 2010 short of the same name, the documentary style stop-motion feature marks the return of Marcel, an adorable seashell outfitted with a single googly eye and a pair of miniature shoes; the cuteness commences in theaters June 24.

Animating History ANIMATIONWorld

Animating A Eureka Moment in History

Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts enlisted Cyprus-based Zedem Media to animate a day in the life of an ancient Greek potter whose famous, extremely rare 2500-year-old vase with red figures changed the course of history.

People Headline News

Pixar Promotes ‘Turning Red’ Filmmakers Domee Shi and Lindsey Collins

The Oscar-winning director joins the studio’s Braintrust, while the producer takes a leadership position in development.

Music Videos ANIMATIONWorld

Musical Comedy Collaborators’ New Rock Band Shadow Academy Gets Animated

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 4:09pm

Music producer Jim Roach and Ninja Sex Party singer Dan Avidan’s pandemic-inspired new project, showcased in two music videos directed and animated by Simon Macko, channels the pair’s shared love for big music, big guitars, and even bigger songs.

Technology ANIMATIONWorld

The Third Floor Adds Another “Story”: Producing Final Animation

TTF Anim, the company’s new game engine-based final animation toolset and in-house animation group, is fueling its goal to move from visualization to screen-ready animated content creation; new short, ‘Skytribe,’ demonstrates the range of styles and realism possible through new means of camera movement, facial modeling, and face/body animation.

Awards Headline News

Monstra 2022 Awards Announced

Winners at the 21st edition of the Lisbon Animation Festival include ‘The Garbage Man’ for Best Portuguese Short Film, ‘Affairs of the Art’ for the Jury Special Award in the Shorts category, and ‘Kill it and Leave this Town’ taking home the MONSTRA Grand-Prix.

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