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Trippy, Edgy and Reptilian: The Wonderful Melancholia of ‘Acid Rain’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 3:07pm

Polish director Tomek Popakul’s Annie Award-nominated short film is a jagged, hypnotic Eastern European road trip viewed through a depressing but entrancing cartoon shaded daze. 

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FIAF’s 2020 Animation First Festival Coming to New York February 7 - 9

French animation festival to feature 15 premieres, animated shorts, features and discussions with acclaimed filmmakers.

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The Life of a Sibling That Never Was: Siqi Song’s ‘Sister’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 1:49pm

An intimate, sober and thoughtful animated short that imagines what a Chinese man’s family life might have been had his mother not been forced to terminate her second pregnancy.

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Nominations Announced for 2020 BAFTA Awards

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 11:28am

‘A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon,’ ‘Frozen 2,’ ‘Klaus’ and ‘Toy Story 4' get nods in Animated Film category; ‘1917,’ ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘The Irishman,’ ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ nominated for Special Visual Effects.

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Producers Guild Announces 2020 Nominations

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 10:05am

‘Abominable,’ ‘Frozen 2,’ ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,’ ‘Missing Link’ and ‘Toy Story 4’ to contend in animated movie category; ‘1917,’ ‘Ford v Ferrari’ and ‘The Irishman’ among top producer award nominees.

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A Father and Daughter Bond Over Hairstyling in ‘Hair Love’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 7:03am

Matthew A. Cherry’s delightful and touching ode to a dad’s brave attempt at taming his daughter’s unruly hair shows that diverse stories can resonate with the “parent” and “kid” in all of us.

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Pixar’s ‘Kitbull’: Hand-Drawn 2D at its Most Engaging

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 3, 2020 at 11:42am

Rosana Sullivan and Kathryn Hendrickson’s heartwarming short, about an unlikely connection between a stray kitten and pit bull, deftly illustrates the inherent beauty and power of 2D animated storytelling.

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New Edition of Liz Blazer’s ‘Animated Storytelling’ Now Available

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 3:47pm

The animator and educator’s updated guidebook on animated filmmaking includes a new section on nonlinear, experimental films; AWN readers can get 35% off their purchase through Peachpit.

SVOD Headline News

The LEGO Channel to Launch Across U.S. and Canada

Coming to major OTT platforms, content app will include over 1000 videos aimed at a broad audience, including popular franchises such as ‘LEGO Jurassic World’ and ‘LEGO Marvel.’

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WATCH: HEROmation's ‘The Wrong Rock’ Animated Short

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 16, 2019 at 4:46pm

Michael Cawood’s just released award-winning story of equality, told through the adventures of a mushroom, was an international collaboration of hundreds of artists using the Artella online virtual platform.

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Academy Announces Shortlists for Nine Categories for 92nd Oscars

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 16, 2019 at 3:35pm

Voting for nominations closes January 7; VFX and Animated Short Film categories whittled down to 10 films each.

FMX 2020 Headline News

FMX 2020 Announces ‘Imagine Tomorrow’ Theme, First Program Confirmations

25th Anniversary Edition will focus on visions of the future for media & entertainment; Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Volker Engel and Annecy Cristal-winning animation director Regina Pessoa among first confirmed speakers.

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‘Mind My Mind’: Exploring the Complex Inner World of Autism Through Animation

Dutch filmmaker Floor Adams talks about her award-winning short film filled with the heartbreak and humor of living with Asperger’s syndrome.

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A Son’s Compelling Tribute to his Fabled Father, Ub Iwerks

Don Iwerks talks about his new book, Walt Disney’s Ultimate Inventor: The Genius of Ub Iwerks, which celebrates the singular achievements of the irrepressible innovator.

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‘Uncle Thomas: Accounting for the Days’ - An Award-Winning Tribute to a Beloved Uncle

Regina Pessoa talks about her moving short film, which won the Jury Award at Annecy and just received an Annie Award nomination.

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