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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.

Technology Headline News

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.

Music Videos Headline News

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.

Animated Short Film Grants Headline News

First-Ever LXiA Spark Animation Grant Recipients Announced

The inaugural program’s fellows, Cecilia De Jesus and Anthony Gallego, will receive a $10k grant, professional development sessions, and mentoring by an industry professional; the program is supported by Netflix in partnership with the Latino Film Institute.

Harriet Tubman Time Traveler! Headline News

Donald Faison’s Crazy ‘Alabama Jackson’ Digital Shorts Premiere on Adult Swim

Watch the first episode of the hilarious new, action-packed series featuring the 'Scrubs' star as the show's namesake hustler, alongside an irreverent, cursing, time traveling Harriet Tubman, voiced by Wanda Sykes, and evil President Woodrow Wilson, voiced by Seth Green, on a collision course to save Black history; animated by Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, the show kicks off today on Adult Swim’s YouTube channel.

Consume Responsibly Headline News

WATCH: Jennifer Yuh Nelson’s Storyboards on ‘Pop Squad’ from ‘Love, Death + Robots’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 14, 2022 at 11:29am

Netflix shares a new video featuring side-by-side storyboards and corresponding animation from the Annie Award-nominated episode, helmed by the ‘Kung Fu Panda 2’ and ‘3’ director, who also supervised the animation on Volume 2 of the streamer’s Emmy Award-winning animated anthology.

In-Passing ANIMATIONWorld

Iconic Zagreb Animator Borivoj Dovnikovic Passes at 92

The global animation community mourns the loss of the great Croatian animation director, author, founder of the Zagreb School of Animation, and former ASIFA Secretary General.

And the Winner Is! Headline News

Finalists Announced for British Animation Awards 2022

‘Ron’s Gone Wrong,’ ‘Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas,’ and ‘Robin Robin’ among the animated shows chosen; winners to be announced at the awards ceremony on March 10.

Games Headline News

Puppetworks Creates Cinematic for EA’s ‘Stories from the Outlands: Gridiron’

Studio collaborates with Psyop on CG short taking fans into the unknown lore of the latest chapter in the hugely popular ‘Apex Legends’ game franchise.

Gumby and Pokey are In The House! Headline News

FOX Snags All Rights to ‘Gumby’

To think he was once a little green slab of clay! The iconic green star kicks off a new career, with the studio planning to showcase his classic series, movies, and specials across its linear, AVOD, blockchain-based and other platforms.

Awards Headline News

Nominations Announced for the 94th Academy Awards

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 7:06am

‘Dune’ receives 10 nominations including Best Visual Effects and Best Picture; ‘Encanto,’ ‘Flee,’ ‘Luca,’ ‘The Mitchells vs. the Machines,’ and ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ are nominated for Best Animated Feature; ‘Affairs of the Art,’ ‘Bestia,’ ‘Boxballet,’ ‘Robin Robin,’ and ‘The Windshield Wiper’ are nominated for Best Animated Short.

Festivals Events

OIAF 2022 Happening this Fall in Person

Begins: September 21, 2022

Scheduled for September 21 – September 25, the event will feature screenings, virtual artist talks, workshops, and meetings with schools and recruiters.

Events Headline News

SPARK FX 2022 Online Set for March 17-27

The visual effects conference highlights artistic and technology advances in VFX; programs will include a look at artificial intelligence, sessions focused on the industry’s business and people, production sessions, and presentations of concept art.

game cinematics Headline News

Rebellion Drops ‘Sniper Elite 5’ Game Trailer

Featuring action-packed assets produced by company’s VFX studio, the cinematic hints at new ‘Invasion Mode’ which promises to bring a new dimension to the gaming experience; latest installment of the franchise will release on multiple platforms later this year.

Live Talks Headline News

Next PreView Set: A Conversation with the Filmmakers Behind ‘Namoo’

Join a virtual live screening, presentation, and conversation with the creative team behind Erick Oh's Annie Award-nominated animated short film; the free February 11 event is offered in partnership with Baobab Studios and OGR. 

Awards Headline News

Nominations Announced for 2022 BAFTA Awards

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 10:00am

‘Encanto,’ ‘Flee,’ ‘Luca,’ and ‘The Mitchells vs The Machines’ get nods in the Animated Film category; ‘Dune,’ ‘Free Guy,’ ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife,’ ‘The Matrix Resurrections,’ and ‘No Time To Die’ nominated for Special Visual Effects.

Showcasing the Elements ANIMATIONWorld

‘Automaton’: The Beauty and Fury of the Elements Explored

Led by director Krzysztof Rost, a team of Pixar effects artists worked on their own time to produce an abstract, experimental CG short film depicting a field of grass destroyed by a brushfire, only to be reborn.

The Boys Will Be The Boys Headline News

Prime Video Drops ‘The Boys Presents: Diabolical’ Teaser and Cast Additions

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 9:34am

New anthology series, premiering March 4, delves into untold stories of the Emmy-Nominated ‘The Boys’ with 8 uniquely animated episodes brought to life by creatives including Awkwafina, Evan Goldberg & Seth Rogan, Andy Samberg, and Aisha Tyler.

Artist in Residence Headline News

Hiroshima Artist-in-Residence Now Open for Applications

Hiroshima Animation Season 2022 will host 3 animation professionals from May 1- October 31; second application period kicked off February 1 with applications accepted until all positions are filled.

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