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And the Annie Goes To…? ANIMATIONWorld

Vicious Places and Punished Faces: The Best Short Subject Annie Award Nominees

Five outstanding animated works, widely awarded and loved at festivals worldwide, all worthy of taking the top prize at ASIFA-Hollywood’s 49th annual celebration of the best in animation, coming March 12.

And the Winner Is! Headline News

‘Affairs of the Art’ and ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’ Top Winners at 2022 British Animation Awards

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 2:50pm

Joanna Quinn and Les Mills’ comedy about a larger-than-life Welsh housewife takes home three awards; Locksmith Animation’s tale of an awkward middle-schooler and his defective robot takes home Best Longform honors.

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MozFest Premieres ‘Alfro Algorithms’ Animated Short

Set in an Afro-futurist dystopia, the film explores topics of AI and bias through the story of Aero; produced by Mozilla’s Creative Media Awards recipient Anatola Araba, the film aims to entertain, enlighten, inspire, and educate.

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‘Dune’ and ‘Encanto’ Lead All Winners at 20th Annual VES Awards

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 7:30am

Both films each take home four awards; two MC cancelations notwithstanding, the visual effects community came together in force, packing the Beverly Hilton to celebrate winners in 25 categories and to honor Lynwen Brennan and Guillermo del Toro.

The Boys Will Be The Boys ANIMATIONWorld

‘Add More Blood’: How to Create a Diabolical Animated Anthology Series

Supervising Director Giancarlo Volpe talks about the fun and challenges of wrangling a multiplicity of styles in ‘The Boys’ animated spinoff series 'The Boys Presents: Diabolical,' now streaming on Amazon Prime.

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‘Flee’ Leads Anima 2022 Winners

Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s Oscar-nominated documentary takes home both the Award for Best Animated Feature and Audience Award for Best Animated Feature; Award for Best Animated Feature for Children goes to ‘Princess Dragon’ by Anthony Roux and Jean-Jacques Denis, with audience award in the same category going to ‘PIL’ by Julien Fournet.

I Never Want to Grow Up! ANIMATIONWorld

In ‘Dicktown,’ Solving Mysteries is Overgrown Child’s Play

Creators John Hodgman and David Rees spill the beans about their adult animated sitcom, whose second season is now streaming on FX and Hulu.

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Wild Capture Launches ‘Digital Human Platform’ Production Pipeline

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 7, 2022 at 5:11pm

New integrated platform translates human essence into volumetric video with high-quality performance capture, creating digital humans, immersive crowds, and digital fashion for media produciton, software, and web-based delivery.

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Latoya Raveneau Inks Overall Deal at Disney Branded Television

Under the agreement, ‘The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder’ director will develop animation and live-action content for Disney Television Animation and 20th Television Animation.

And the Oscar Goes To… ANIMATIONWorld

National Film Board of Canada’s Julie Roy Talks Women in Animation and the NFB’s 76th Oscar Nomination

With director Joanna Quinn’s ‘Affairs of the Art’ up for an Oscar in the Best Animated Short Film category, the DG of Creation and Innovation at the National Film Board of Canada reflects on the long history of female filmmakers at the NFB and its history of success. The NFB has garnered more Academy Award nominations than any other film organization based outside of Hollywood.

The Boys Will Be The Boys ANIMATIONWorld

‘The Boys Presents: Diabolical’: 8 Different Visions of Blood-Drenched Mayhem

Simon Racioppa, executive producer of Prime Video’s new ‘The Boys’ animated anthology spinoff, talks about its genesis and production, and the many A-list talents who make it so unique; show premieres on the streamer March 4.

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Cosm Studios and Baobab Studios Ink ‘Namoo’ Deal

The exclusive agreement will bring Erick Oh’s award-winning animated short to planetariums and fulldome theaters around the world.

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FMX 2022 Releases More Programming Highlights

Conference confirms presentations on the VFX behind the popular Netflix series ‘Arcane’ and the origins and creation of ‘The Adventures of Paddington,’ as well as more onsite masterclasses and partners; the event runs onsite May 3-5, online May 6 and on demand through May 31.

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Titmouse’s Famed 5 Second Day Screenings Return to Vancouver, NY and LA

Not to be missed showcase of studio’s in-house animated shorts program will screen live in theaters once again; coming March 22 in Vancouver and March 25 in Los Angeles and New York.

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ITFS 2022 Releases Program Highlights

Upcoming hybrid event runs in person and online May 3-8; event will feature ‘In Persona’ series featuring a line-up of internationally renowned animators, The Gamezone with nominated games and interactive projects, a special program dedicated to the events theme ‘Black is Back!’ and more.

Music Videos Headline News

Guru Studios Drops ‘Big Blue’ Extended Theme Song

Watch the popular series’ new animated music video featuring the catchy hip-hop tune by Anthem Entertainment’s Jingle Punks and produced by Timbaland; the song is now available across streaming services.

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‘Namoo,’ ‘Eternals: AR Story Experience’ Lead PGA Innovation Award Nominations

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 3:04pm

Award recognizes outstanding innovations in VR, AR, Experiential and other emerging media.

Celebrating Comics and Animation History ANIMATIONWorld

‘From Popeye to Persepolis - Comics and the Animated Film’ Exhibition Comes to Angouleme

Expansive and comprehensive show at France’s The Museum of the International City of Comics and Images, the Louvre for comic books and animation lovers, features rare drawings, films, and early film equipment spotlighting numerous industry pioneers.

Gone Nutty Again? Headline News

Scrat Returns in Disney+’s ‘Ice Age: Scrat Tales’ Shorts

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 9:19am

Oscar-winning director Chris Wedge once again voices the chronically hapless saber-toothed squirrel, now joined by the mischievous Baby Scrat; see key art and images from the new series, hitting the streamer on April 13.

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Unreal Engine 5 Preview Released

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 1:57pm

Users can now access the software with all features intended for final release, and are encouraged to experiment with new tools and workflows and otherwise put the program through its paces to help identify any remaining glitches.

Your Attention Please ANIMATIONWorld

Black Women Animate Helps Hulu Celebrate Two Inspirational Women of Color

Taylor K. Shaw, CEO and founder of the visionary studio dedicated to providing opportunities for women of color, and Arts & Animation Director Buki Bodunrin talk about their contributions to the Black History Month series ‘Your Attention Please,’ now streaming on Hulu.

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Mathematic Crafts the Dystopian Auto-Racing World of Pink Noise’s ‘Sky Cry’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 4:00pm

The creative studio delivers ‘Crashtag,’ the world's first robot influencer, using a variety of 3D tools to design and build the futuristic sci-fi world of director Kim Chapiron’s new short film.

Competitive Festivals Headline News

Cardiff Animation Festival 2022 Announces Shorts Selections

102 animated shorts representing 22 countries have been chosen for official competition; the hybrid event takes place in person from April 7-10 in Cardiff with online events held throughout the month.

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