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SVOD Headline News

WATCH: Final Trailer and New Stills from Glen Keane’s ‘Over the Moon’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 7:54am

Netflix shares new materials from Oscar-winning ‘Dear Basketball’ director’s new animated musical adventure, co-directed by Oscar-winner John Kahrs and produced at China’s Pearl Studios, coming October 23.

Awards Headline News

‘Forky Asks a Question,’ ‘Big Mouth’s Maya Rudolph Take Home Animation Emmys

Awards for short form animated program, character voice-over and derivative interactive program, as well as previously announced individual achievement in animation and motion design, were presented last night on the fourth evening of the 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

Animated Shorts Competition Headline News

Wacom’s Cartoon Crunch Adventures Continue!

Tune in to the 5-part reality-like mini-series to see the challenges facing eight young animators as they create their shows; final projects will debut at the Popcorn Premiere Party September 26.

Lots to See Here Headline News

‘It’s Fall on Disney+’ Lineup Announced

Disney originals premiering this season include ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,’ ‘Once Upon a Snowman,’ and the highly anticipated ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2.

Festivals Headline News

Virtual SCAD AnimationFest 2020 Coming September 25-26

The acclaimed two-day event, being held online for the first time, will feature exclusive screenings, panels, and presentations from top talent like ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ creator Mike McMahan and ‘Undone’ co-creators Raphael Bob-Waksberg & Kate Purdy.

Animation Festivals Headline News

Call for Entries: ITFS 2021 Now Open for Submissions

Entries are being accepted for competition in five categories; submission deadline is December 1, 2020.

Virtual Conferences Headline News

VIEW Conference 2020 Announces Full Program Line-Up

Upcoming conference, running October 18-23 both in Turin, Italy and online, will stream all sessions to a global audience; presentations by industry experts will live stream and be available for subsequent viewing through December 31. 

Awards Headline News

47th Student Academy Awards Winners Announced

18 student winners were chosen from 1,474 entries; medal placements in the seven award categories will be announced in a virtual program on Wednesday, October 21. 

Music Videos Headline News

Horrorshow and Ziggy Alberts Drop ‘Heaven Pt. II’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 3:34pm

Australian Hip-Hop duo and singer-songwriter collaborate on new track that takes soulful look at star-crossed lovers separated by the boundaries of heaven and hell.

Josh Gad Returns Headline News

Olaf Stars in ‘Once Upon A Snowman’ Short Coming to Disney+

New animated video reveals the origins of the playful, summer-loving snowman from Disney’s award-winning ‘Frozen’ franchise.

Virtual Conferences Headline News

‘Pictoplasm in Isolation’ Goes Virtual September 18-19

Reimagined Berlin tradition offers free 2-day livestream broadcast featuring conversations and talks with artists, animators, designers, activists, and academics.

Mickey and Pals Return Headline News

‘The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse’ Shorts Series Coming to Disney+

By Dan Sarto | Monday, September 14, 2020 at 11:22am

10 new classic-styled 2D shorts, starring Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto, will debut this November.

Awards Headline News

‘Something to Remember’ Named Best Film at Fantoche 2020

Festival confirms its commitment to parity and inclusion with women filmmakers accounting for more than half the films screened. 

Covid-19 Headline News

Cartoon Network Launches ‘In This Together’ Family Initiative

Global initiative begins rolling out September 7, featuring on-air spots with kids and their favorite CN characters, providing information and reassurance as people worldwide band together to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Copyright Controversy Headline News

Nickelodeon Pulls ‘Made by Maddie’ Over Reported ‘Hair Love’ Similarities

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 4, 2020 at 12:27pm

Move comes in response to controversy over claims that characters on Silvergate Media’s new animated kids’ series are strikingly like those in Matthew A. Cherry’s Oscar-winning short.

Virtual Festivals Headline News

Choose Your Pass for OIAF 2020 Virtual Festival – Available NOW!

Watch this year’s retrospectives featuring a celebration of Estonian animator, Elbert Tuganov; unique perspectives from Norwegian animation studio, Mikrofilm; and the work of Métis filmmaker, Terril Calder.

People Headline News

Osnat Shurer to Present Disney’s ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ at VIEW 2020

The Oscar-nominated ‘Moana’ producer will discuss Don Hall and Carlos López Estrada’s upcoming animated feature at the 21st edition of annual conference, being held October 18-23, online and on-site in Torino, Italy.

In-Passing Headline News

Famed ‘Kikoriki’ Creator and Producer Anatoly Prokhorov Passes at 72

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 9:49am

The influential co-founder of both Pilot and Petersburg Animation Studio and a guiding creative force in Russian independent animation died this past Sunday from Leukemia.

Education Headline News

VFS Enables Remote Student Learning with Help from Nvidia

School provides students with NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 powered workstations that allowed them to continue using production-level technology in their remote studies.

SVOD Headline News

Bite-Sized 3D ‘Angry Birds Bubble Trouble’ Series Released on Amazon FreeTime Unlimited

South American studio collective Los Amigos produces first season of 1-minute episodes featuring the young Angry Birds flock - Red, Bomb, Chuck, Stella and Silver – inspired by the ‘Angry Birds Dream Blast’ mobile game.

People Headline News

Six Point Harness Names Musa Brooker Creative Director

With a distinguished career in both stop-motion and 2D animation, the veteran USC professor of animation and digital arts continues to provide indispensable artistic leadership for the animation studio.

Virtual Events Headline News

SIGGRAPH 2020 Concludes Virtual Conference: Content Available Until October 27

The latest innovations in art, science and technology are showcased both in implementation and presentations during a two-week virtual gathering of the global graphics community.

Music Videos Headline News

The Living Tombstone’s Blistering ‘Chosen’ CG Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 31, 2020 at 1:08pm

Produced during the COVID-19 pandemic, creative studio The-Artery uses remotely produced motion capture to show the anonymous band emerge from stasis and blast onstage for an all CG neon-flooded performance.

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