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call for entries Headline News

The Sustainability Animation Residency Announces ProJury Participants

Jurors consists of a talented and diverse team of professionals, ranging from the world of animation, the video game industry, contemporary art, and the sustainability and environmental sectors; deadline for SAR’s submissions is January 10.

animated short films Headline News

Hand-Drawn ‘Minor Accident of War’ Tells Harrowing Personal WWII Story

The Oscar-qualified short combines 2D animation with contemporary artistry to adapt a poem about the true-life experiences of poet and World War II veteran Edward Field.

Stay Frosty Headline News

Run the Jewels Gets Plastic in ‘Walking in the Snow’ Music Video

Rap duo El-P and Killer Mike fight a cold-as-ice enemy in a stop-motion short directed by Chris Hopewell, based on a track from the band’s latest album, ‘RTJ4.’

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP91: Arcana Founder Sean O'Reilly Reveals How He Built A 3D Film Studio from Scratch

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 12:20pm

The entertainment studio CEO discusses expanding from indie comic publishing into 3D feature film, TV series, and short film production.  

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‘Bearly’ Charms as SCAD Animation Studio’s Debut Film

The delightful 2D/3D animated musical short, about a curious bear cub’s attempt to resist hibernation, marks the start of the program’s ambitious plan to produce two new shorts each year.

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‘Cops and Robbers’: Contrasting Childhood Play with Racial Hatred

Premiering today on Netflix, Timothy Ware-Hill and Arnon Manor’s powerful new spoken-word animated short harkens back to simpler days when hands up was for blocking shots on the court, not in the streets.

Rock Around the Xmas Tree Headline News

WATCH: The White Stripes’ ‘Animated Yule Log Video’

Rock around the Christmas Tree with a crazy video featuring the band’s greatest hits, classic acoustic tracks, rarities, B-sides, and original Christmas song ‘Candy Cane Children.’

Home for the Holidays! Headline News

A Little Ingenuity Helps Dolly Parton Share Her Animated Holiday Duets

Just in time for Christmas, Ingenuity Studios brings the iconic singer and philanthropist’s likeness to life in three catchy, 2D music videos featuring Michael Bublé, Jimmy Fallon, and Willie Nelson.

We Dig this Film! ANIMATIONWorld

Madeline Sharafian ‘Digs’ Her 2D World in Pixar’s ‘Burrow’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 24, 2020 at 7:56am

The studio’s new SparkShorts film director forgoes 3D/CG, choosing instead a charming, hand-drawn, classic children’s book design to tell a young rabbit’s story of learning it’s OK to ask others for help.

Film Festival Events

Celebrate Diversity in Film! 10th Annual Winter Film Awards International Film Festival Call for Entries

Begins: September 23, 2021

INDIE FILMMAKERS … Do you have an awesome film? Celebrate Diversity in Film with New York City's WINTER FILM AWARDS, a BEST REVIEWED FEST on FilmFreeway! 

Devonian Creatures from the Deep! VFXWorld

Translating Simon Stålenhag's Art to the Screen in Duvchi's ‘Geronimo’ Music Video

The famed Swedish artist and Jens 'Duvchi' Duvsjö, with support from Staffan Linder and Goodbye Kansas Studios, discuss their collaborative creative process in depicting a mesmerizing VFX sequence that awakens prehistoric creatures.

Cartoons Headline News

‘Toon in With Me’ Premieres January 4 on the MeTV Network

Hosted one-hour series will feature sketches, guests, interviews, and games leading into some of the most iconic cartoon shorts ever, including fan favorites from the Merrie Melodies, Looney Tunes, and the MGM shorts libraries; ‘Saturday Morning Cartoon’ three-hour cartoon block debuts January 2.

Virtual Events Headline News

24th Edition of Cartoons on the Bay Announces Pulcinella Award Winners

Among 15 awards presented at online ceremony, ‘Lupin’s Tales’ and ‘Topo Gigio’ honored as best preschool and upper preschool series respectively at the first entirely digital edition of the long running Italian animation festival and conference.

Wear a Mask! Headline News

WATCH: ‘World’s First Animated COVID Face Mask’ Short

NOMINT founder Yannis Konstantinidis shares a dash of color and dose of hope with a stop-motion short using 400 unique cloth masks; watch the making of to see how the visual parade was produced.

AI Animation Restoration ANIMATIONWorld

Celebrate the Holidays with an AI-Remastered 4K Christmas

Adam Maciaszek, the mind behind ‘The Skeleton Dance’ 4K remaster, discusses his AI-assisted process as well as upcoming classic cartoon restoration projects.

In-Passing Headline News

Terrytoons and Hanna-Barbera Animator Doug Crane Dies at 85

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 21, 2020 at 9:56am

The veteran cartoonist, animator, and teacher’s career spanned 65 years and included stops at a number of well-known studios as well as New York’s School of Visual Arts.

People Headline News

ASIFA-Hollywood Announces Juried Award Recipients for 48th Annie Awards

Willie Ito, Sue Nichols, and Bruce Smith among group being honored for career achievement and exceptional contributions to animation at upcoming ceremony.

Greed is Not Good! Headline News

Leah Shore Helps Lyn Lapid Take on Industry Greed in ‘Producer Man’

Indie animator directs and produces the Tik Tok star’s breakout music video, a minimalist blend of live-action and clever hand-drawn animation.

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Magicians Perform More Than Just Magic in Taylor Meacham’s ‘To: Gerard’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 2:01pm

Premiering today on NBC’s Peacock, DreamWorks Animation’s latest animated short brings together the director’s love for animation, the art of illusion, and his father.

virtual conference Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Wraps Up First-Ever Live Digital Event

Registration remains open with all content available on-demand through March 2021; highlights included 400 talks and presentations on the latest technologies in computer graphics, visual effects, virtual reality, augmented reality, and interactive techniques.

Technology Headline News

Unity Releases Unity 2020.2 TECH Stream

Now available for download, latest release features enhancements to improve productivity; upgrades include increased stability to artist, cinematic, and programmer tools as well as faster iteration and import times for editor and team workflows.

Unreal Engine Headline News

Epic Games Releases Free City and Sculpture Asset Downloads from FILFURY Short

Watch: ‘Unreal for All Creators' project by artist/director and his team at The Mill showcases real-time production tools for creators in games, film & television, architecture, and automotive; key assets used in the short’s production now available for download.  

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