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SPARK ANIMATION Returns to Vancouver In-Person and Online

British Columbia’s only Oscar-accredited festival is back as a hybrid event, with an expansive program of talks, presentations, screenings, and career networking events, running October 27 – November 30; submissions still being accepted through September 16.

Celebrating The Best in Animation! Headline News

Call for Entries: 50th Annie Awards

ASIFA-Hollywood’s celebration honors excellence in animation and returns in-person to UCLA’s Royce Hall in February 2023; entry deadline is December 13.

Business Headline News

‘The Simpsons’ Season 33 Disney+ Streaming Debut Set, New Short Released

The streamer drops ‘Welcome to the Club’ to celebrate Disney+ Day, and announces the series’ unprecedented 33rd season will premiere on October 5.

D23 Highlights Abound! Headline News

Lucasfilm Unveils Upcoming Project Slate at D23

An embarrassment of riches - trailers, film stills, key art, and imagery were shared for ‘Andor,’ ‘Willow,’ ‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch,’ ‘Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi,’ ‘Ahsoka,’ ‘Star Wars: Skeleton Crew,’ ‘The Mandalorian,’ and ‘Indiana Jones.’

The Road to Ottawa Headline News

NFB Brings 6 Films to OIAF 2022

Oscar-nominees Amada Forbis and Wendy Tilby’s ‘The Flying Sailor’ among 4 films selected in official competition; other films include the special presentation and world premiere of ‘Theodore Ushev: Unseen Connections’ by Borislav Kolev.

Kid Power! Headline News

DreamWorks and UNICEF USA Launch ‘Gabby’s Kid Power Challenge’

New program gives kids a chance to make a difference while learning important social-emotional lessons; by watching ‘Gabby’s’ challenge videos kids bank kitty hearts in support of UNICEF’s work and help target the animation studio’s $400K donation.

Gigs in Space! Headline News

Web Series ‘Bee and PuppyCat’ Lands New Season on Netflix

Created by ‘Adventure Time’ artist Natasha Allegri, the animated series, reimagined from the original ‘Season 1’ series of short episodes, premieres today; the show follows a 20-something temp worker named Bee, her companion PuppyCat, and their adventures in space.

Schmooze it up at TAC Headline News

OIAF and TAC Are Back!

Connect with industry contacts and meet new ones at OAIF’s The Animation Conference coming to Ottawa September 21-23; the festival runs September 21-25.

Stop-Motion in Montreal Headline News

Festival Stop Motion Montreal Reveals 2022 Screening Calendar

Out of 75 films in 10 curated competition programs, 58 make their Montreal premiere at the in-person event coming to Concordia University next month; the NFB’s ‘Meneath: The Hidden Island of Ethics’ by Toronto-based Métis artist Terril Calder joins the lineup.

Awards Headline News

Georges Schwizgebel Takes Grand Prix at Hiroshima Animation Season 2022

Top honors at the inaugural event go to the Swiss filmmaker’s Darwin's Notebook, winner also of the category award in ‘Adventure in Storytelling.’ 

In-Passing Headline News

Oscar Winning ‘For the Birds’ Director Ralph Eggleston Dies at 56

The versatile, multiple Annie Award-winning Pixar production designer, art director, and director designed or art directed such acclaimed films as ‘Toy Story,’ ‘Finding Nemo,’ ‘The Incredibles,’ ‘Cars,’ ‘WALL-E,’ and ‘Inside Out,’ and won an Academy Award for writing and directing the 2000 short film ‘For the Birds.’

exhibitions Headline News

Telematic Media Arts Announces ‘Works on Paper’ Animation Exhibition

The free show features animated films by artists who work with paint, paper, drawing, cut-out collage, and sculpture, producing time-based, moving image works; exhibit runs September 17-October 22 in San Francisco, California.

Honoring the VES’ Best Headline News

Visual Effects Society Announces 2022 Hall of Fame Inductees

Honorees represent artists and innovators who have significantly influenced the field of visual effects; 2022 class will be celebrated at a ceremony this Fall.

In-Passing Headline News

‘Heavy Metal’ Director Gerald Potterton Dies at 91

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 1:39pm

The famed filmmaker and Oscar-nominated animator, known for his work on projects ranging from the seminal feature, ‘Yellow Submarine,’ to shorts like ‘The Selfish Giant’ and ‘Christmas Cracker,’ passed away last night at a Quebec hospital.

Competitive Festivals Headline News

Winners Announced for Animafest Cyprus 2022

Michalis Papanicolaou’s ‘Crocodrilo-Ta oneira tou tempeli drakou' takes top honors with both the Cypriot Professional Film and Audience Awards; Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis' 'Flying Sailer' wins for Best Narrative Film.

animated shorts Headline News

Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis’ ‘The Flying Sailor’ to Premiere at TIFF

Inspired by the true and tragic 1917 Halifax Explosion, the NFB-produced short contemplates the journey of a sailor who survived the blast and his ensuing sudden and unexpected voyage; film makes its North American debut next month at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival.

Showcasing Animation History ANIMATIONWorld

Z is for Zagreb: The Animafest Zagreb Exhbition 1972-2022

Running through August 28, the special exhibit, taking on entire floor of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, celebrates the festival’s 50th anniversary with collections of memorabilia and animation art.

Open Source Software Headline News

Academy Software Foundation Launches Digital Production Example Library

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 8, 2022 at 10:31am

The ASWF kicks off the ‘Open Source Days’ event at SIGGRAPH 2022 with the announcement of its new DPEL, which encourages, curates, and publishes production-grade sample assets with a vendor-neutral platform.

Terror Below Deck! Headline News

How Blur Used Light to Create Darkness in David Fincher’s 'Bad Travelling'

Tim Miller’s animation and VFX studio bridged the gap between live-action and CG using V-Ray's Light Selects and Physical Camera Exposure controls to realize the famed director's aesthetic on his first computer-animated film, part of 'Love, Death + Robots' Volume 3 now streaming on Netflix.

Documentaries Headline News

‘Claydream’ Documentary Explores Will Vinton’s Claymation Heyday

Watch the trailer for director Marq Evans’ intimate portrait of the stop-motion animation pioneer’s highs and lows; the film opens in theaters today, August 5.

Let’s Talk Animation! Headline News

Podcast EP 173: Brent Forrest on How He Created ‘Samurai Frog Golf’ with Marza Animation

The studio’s technical director describes his journey from Canada to Japan and what it's like working there; he talks about pitching his project, working with the studio to get the project funded and produced, and marketing it for sale as a series. 

People Headline News

DNEG Promotes Chas Jarrett to Creative Director

VFX veteran takes the reins from current creative director and two-time Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Paul Franklin, who will continue providing visual effects consulting to the company on features as well as develop and direct new projects.

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