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Isn’t Every Day Winnie the Pooh Day? Headline News

Oh Bother - It’s National Winnie the Pooh Day!

Disney celebrates everyone’s favorite bear with a new episode of ‘Playdate with Winnie the Pooh’ on Disney Junior and Disney Channel and an all-new ‘Me & Winnie the Pooh’ short on Disney Junior YouTube; check out the flipbook retrospective of ‘Winnie the Pooh’ through the years.

Awards Headline News

Nominations Announced for 2024 BAFTA Awards

‘The Boy and The Heron,’ ‘Chicken Run: Dawn of The Nugget,’ ‘Elemental,’ and ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ get the nod for Animated Film with ‘The Creator,’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,’ ‘Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part,’ ‘Napoleon,’ and ‘Poor Things’ selected for Special Visual Effects. 

A Century of Entertainment Headline News

Columbia Pictures’ Centennial Logo Debuts with ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Re-Release

Studio celebrates 100-year legacy with theatrical release of Sony Pictures Animation’s highest-grossing film, coming to theaters January 19.

call for entries Headline News

Digital Art Collective Nouns Announces $1M Funding for Indie Animated Shorts

The global community, which funds art, technology, and public goods projects, is now accepting submissions of short film project ideas; top 50 completed films will participate in the Fall 2024 Nouns Fest celebration.

Commercials Headline News

Shotopop Ushers In Riot Games’ TFT Vegas With Animated Show Open

Along with U.S. rep Psyop, the London-based studio collaborated on the short that welcomes VIP players and hosts arriving at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, ready for a supreme eSports event.

Give Peace A Chance ANIMATIONWorld

‘War is Over’ Highlights Brotherhood and Brutality in Protest for Peace

Dave Mullins and Brad Booker’s Oscar-shortlisted animated short, inspired by John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s 1971 song, ‘Happy X-Mas (War is Over), and animated in Unreal Engine at Wētā FX, showcases a game of chess, set on a battlefield, with a carrier pigeon delivering instructions on next moves - on the board and in the trenches - leading to a forgone conclusion: there are no winners in war.

All You Need is Glitter! Headline News

Watch: Exclusive ‘Trolls Band Together’ ‘Clay and Floyd’ Clip

Meet BroZone Bros Clay and Floyd, performed by Grammy winners Kid Cudi and Troye Sivan, as the ‘Sing-Along-Edition’ of the hit 3DCG comedy releases today on Digital, 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD, from Universal Home Entertainment.

Professional Animation Tools Even Beginners Can Master Headline News

Flying Solo with Vector Graphic Animation and Motion Pilot

For digital content creator Daniel Pojda, new features in Cartoon Animator 5.2 have improved his standard animation workflow significantly, letting him focus more time on details and secondary animations on projects like his spaceship rocketing through outer space.

Boosting Innovation in Animation Headline News

4th Edition of Next Lab Generation Selections Announced

20 projects are chosen from 91 submissions from 26 countries; the annual initiative seeks to discover new talent and boost advanced animation production from a technical and narrative perspective. 

Animation First Festival 2024 Events

Animation First Festival 2024

Begins: January 23, 2024

FIAF presents the seventh edition of its annual festival dedicated to showcasing the enduring legacy of and innovation of French and Francophone animation, January 23 – January 28.

The Annies are Coming! Headline News

51st Annual Annie Award Nominations Announced

Best Animated Feature nominees ‘Nimona,’ ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,’ ‘Suzume,’ ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem,’ and ‘The Boy and the Heron’ top the expansive list of category nominations; animation’s biggest awards ceremony is scheduled to return live on Saturday, February 17 at UCLA’s Royce Hall.

Heading to Stuttgart Headline News

FMX Drops 2024 Trailer

Originating from the ‘World of Gra’ universe created by graduates of the Animationsinstitut, the trailer illustrates this year’s event theme, ‘Connecting Ideas;’ the 28th edition of FMX – Film & Media Exchange returns to Stuttgart April 23 to 26. 

Who Doesn’t Love Between the Lions ANIMATIONWorld

Richard O’Connor Talks the Good, the Bad, and the Amusing

For the Ace & Son studio founder, finding projects that matter, that focus on the complexities of living in a flawed world, brings purpose and sustainability despite the financial challenges, like the pro bono music video for The Exbats’ ‘Doorman,’ inspired by 'Superjail’s Christy Karacas, about a girl who wants to beat up a bar bouncer.

Awards Headline News

2024 BAFTA Longlists Revealed

Aardman’s ‘Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget’ makes the cut in 2 categories - Outstanding British Film and Animated Film - while ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ is selected in Animated Film and Special Visual Effects. 

96th Oscars Short List Headline News

Disney Animation Shares ‘Once Upon A Studio’ Oscar Shortlisted Film

Highlighting an animation legacy like no other, the animated short pays tribute to over 10 decades of artists and artistry; watch the film and check out the behind-the-scenes clips.

On the Road to the Oscars Headline News

Watch: Oscar Shortlisted ‘Letter to a Pig’

The award-winning animated short uses live-action and hand-drawn animation to tackle the complex story of a Holocaust survivor who addresses a classroom full of students and one young schoolgirl’s reaction; streams on YouTube for 2-days only – beginning January 4.

What Can Dreams Tell Us? Return of the Kings ANIMATIONWorld

Em Cooper Talks John Lennon and Her ‘I’m Only Sleeping’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 3, 2024 at 4:05pm

In the Grammy Award-nominated short film, the artist explores the space between ‘dreaming and wakefulness,’ creating and morphing 1,300 oil paintings by hand to honor the re-release of The Beatles’ seminal 1966 album, ‘Revolver.’ 

indie animation Headline News

Watch: Adult Swim SMALLS’ ‘Casino of Earthly Delights’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 29, 2023 at 8:58am

Mark Zamlinsky’s animated short, inspired by Stephen Vincent Benét’s poetry, about a North Georgian casino run by the devil, captures the ‘loneliness and ennui of being in a car, driving north on GA 400, escaping into fantasy.’

The Best of French Animation Headline News

FIAF’s Animation First Festival Announces Program Lineup

The event celebrates the legacy and innovation of Francophone animation with U.S. and NYC feature film premieres, ‘First Look’ presentations, filmmaker talks and a Student Short Film competition; event runs January 23-28 in NYC.

Music Videos Headline News

Watch the Dark and Chaotic ‘NOIR’ Animated Music Video

Powerful 2D and 3D images meld with musician adiiilya’s vocals to delve into themes of jealousy, obsession, and toxic masculinity while portraying the characters’ fragmented minds and distorted perceptions of reality.

silhouette animation ANIMATIONWorld

‘The Esteemed Priority’ Unpacks Unconditional Love While Honoring Animation’s Early Roots

Animator, illustrator, and teacher Al Bohl uses paper cut-out silhouette animation, pioneered a century ago by German filmmaker Lotte Reiniger, to tell the timeless – and timely - story of a stranger who helps a man laying beaten and bleeding on the side of the road.

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