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Zach Parrish Talks Disney's ‘Us Again’ Animated Short

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 2:53pm

For the director of the studio’s vibrant and lively new 7-minute film, now playing theatrically in front of ‘Raya and the Last Dragon,’ yearning for what you had in the past can prevent you from enjoying what you have in the present.

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New Features Announced Across Adobe Creative Cloud

Updates to all applications include enhanced speed and flexibility allowing for seamless collaboration; updates to Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Premiere Rush increase tool functionality and accelerate workflows with an overall increase in cross-app abilities and support.

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Nominations Announced for 2021 BAFTA Awards

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 10:10am

‘Onward,’ ‘Soul,’ and ‘Wolfwalkers’ get nods in the Animated Film category; ‘Greyhound,’ ‘The Midnight Sky,’ ‘Mulan,’ ‘The One and Only Ivan,’ and ‘Tenet’ nominated for Special Visual Effects.

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‘Moana’ Director John Musker Talks Story with the ‘Kapaemahu’ Team

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 8, 2021 at 5:54pm

Watch Disney’s legendary Oscar-nominated director as he and the Oscar-shortlisted film’s producers discuss bringing Pacific stories alive through animation. 

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The Rookie Awards Launches 2021 Global Competition

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 8, 2021 at 10:14am

11th annual contest is now open for entries; all amateur creatives in film, animation, games, virtual reality, motion graphics, and 3d visualization are welcome to submit their work. 

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Linetest’s ‘Less Noise, More Life’ Short Confronts Arctic Ocean Noise Pollution

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 5, 2021 at 5:05pm

In support of World Whale Day, Vancouver studio mixes stylized, illustrative, line-based 2D and 3D animation to depict how bowhead whales are being threatened by man-made underwater noise.

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Netflix Honors International Women’s Day

The streaming giant earmarks the first $5 million of their recently announced Creative Equity Fund for programs that support and promote women in the global entertainment industry; watch the Women’s Day Netflix video, narrated by Janet Mock, honoring groundbreaking women in entertainment history.

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‘Bombay Rose’ Paints an Intimate Portrait of India’s Past and Present

For writer and director Gitanjali Rao, the ‘love’ within a simple rose inspired her compelling and beautifully hand-painted animated film about people in India living unfulfilled lives as they struggle to survive.

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Titmouse's Virtual ‘5 Second Animation Night’ Screening Begins March 5

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 4:21pm

Can’t miss 2021 virtual edition of the studio’s famed ‘5 Second Day’ annual in-house animated shorts program screening will be available through midnight on March 7.

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48th Annual Annie Award Nominations Announced

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 9:29am

Best Animated Feature nominees ‘Onward,’ ‘Soul,’ ‘The Croods: A New Age,’ ‘The Willoughbys,’ and ‘Trolls World Tour’ top the huge list of category nominations; animation’s biggest awards ceremony set to stream live on Friday, April 16.

Virtual Events Headline News

Call for Entries: SIGGRAPH 2021 Computer Animation Festival Electronic Theater

Premier CG conference is looking for innovative works in computer graphics-based storytelling for its second-ever virtual Electronic Theater showcase; the submission deadline is March 23.

Animation Festivals Headline News

20th Countryside Animafest Cyprus Names Artist in Residence

Photographer and filmmaker Gerco de Ruijter’s residence will take place in July, prior to the festival program, which runs from August 11-14.

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EXCLUSIVE: Watch New ‘DuckTales’ Chibi-Style ‘Mayan Mayhem’ Short

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 26, 2021 at 9:00am

Scrooge, Donald, and the triplets can’t catch a break while treasure hunting in the first of three new ‘Chibi Tiny Tales’ shorts Disney is releasing in the leadup to the ‘DuckTales’ series finale on March 15.

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Pixar Drops Teaser and Images for Next Feature, ‘Luca’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 7:04am

Oscar-nominated ‘La Luna’ director Enrico Casarosa is at the helm of studio’s summer 2021 release about a young boy’s unforgettable summer on the Italian Riviera, filled with scooter rides, gelato, and teenage sea monsters.

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William Joyce and DNEG Teaming on Animated ‘The Great Gatsby’ Feature

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 22, 2021 at 4:26pm

Brian Selznick to pen script for first ever animated version of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 classic American novel.

Events Headline News

Foundry Live Returns March 15-25

Virtual sessions will highlight key trends in the VFX industry while sharing the latest updates of the creative software company’s latest updates; registration is now open.

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ANNY’s ‘Monsters and Me’ VR Event

By Joe Strike | Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 1:26pm

AWN’s resident Miscweant, adorned in an Oculus Quest 2 headset, shares his report on Animation Nights New York’s cutting-edge webXR virtual animated shorts screening.

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The Carefree Claymation of Gilligan Moss’ ‘Slow Down’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 10:25am

Francesca Morea takes the Brooklyn-based electronic duo on a surreal but easygoing journey in the ocean, forest, and outer space.

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KingstOOn Animation and Film Festival Moves Online April 21-25

The virtual event plans an Expo, film festival, business forum, and Pitch Boot Camp and Competition; this year’s theme explores diversity in animation.

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DNEG and Dimension Establish Virtual Production Partnership

Deal brings together VFX company’s creative talent with XR studio’s volumetric and real-time development to enrich relationships and service offerings across film, episodic and animation projects.

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