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Stop Bullying! Headline News

Cartoon Network Releases ‘Redraw Your World Without Bullying’

To support National Bullying Prevention Month, the network’s new ‘Stop Bullying: Speak Up’ campaign uses real life kids, original animation, and Cartoon Network characters to explain how to be an ally.

Destination Torino! Headline News

Tonko House’s ‘ONI: Thunder God’s Tale’ Int’l Premiere Coming to VIEWFEST 2022

Only in Torino! Chapters 1 and 2 of Netflix’s highly anticipated CG and stop-motion animated series, set in a world of Japanese mythology, to screen October 15, followed by Q&A with EP Kane Lee.

Christmas Animation Headline News

Apple TV+ Nabs ‘The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse’ Short for Christmas Day Release

Starring Tom Hollander, Idris Elba, Gabriel Byrne, and Jude Coward Nicoll, produced by J.J. Abrams and Hannah Minghella, and based on the best-selling book by Charlie Mackesy, the hand-drawn Apple Original Films short, about an unlikely friendship between a boy, a mole, a fox, and a horse, journeying together to find the boy’s home, will debut the same day on the BBC in the U.K.

Take the challenge Headline News

Call for Entries: 20th Edition of ‘24 HOURS Animation Contest’

Join the challenge – student teams are invited to create a 30-second film within a designated 24 hours; the deadline to register is October 13 at 11:59 PM PST.

Language Learning with Animation ANIMATIONWorld

Duolingo: The Vital Role of Animated Characters in Language Learning

Longtime PBS Kids and Cartoon Network executive Linda Simensky brings her expertise in developing character-driven storytelling to the award-winning app that offers courses in more than 40 languages to more than 500 million registered users.

Animation Festivals Headline News

Manchester Animation Festival Announces 2022 Program

The event returns in-person in Manchester this November with screenings, panels, workshops, masterclasses, and studio talks across citywide venues.

careers in animation Headline News

Podcast EP 179: Stop-Motion and CG Animator Justin Rasch

The artist shares how he got his start in stop-motion and CG, worked his way up in the animation world, and is now making a name for himself on social media.

Awards Headline News

‘Bird in the Peninsula,’ ‘Dozens of Norths’ Take Top OIAF 2022 Honors

By Dan Sarto | Sunday, September 25, 2022 at 7:07am

Atsushi Wada is awarded the Grand Prize for animated short, while Koji Yamamura takes home the Grand Prize for animated feature, at the 46th annual Ottawa International Animation Festival.

call for entries Headline News

Native American Animation Lab now Accepting Applications

The intensive annual workshopping event, offering one-on-one mentoring and group development sessions, heads online December 5-9; early entry deadline is October 3.

And the Winner Is… Headline News

2022 Student Academy Award Winners Announced

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 4:58pm

‘Laika & Nemo,’ ‘An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It,’ and ‘The Seine’s Tears’ win honors in animation; all winning films now eligible for 2022 Oscars.

Celebrating the Best in Animation Headline News

Henry Selick’s ‘Wendell & Wild’ to Open Animation is Film Festival

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 10:20am

AIF reveals its 2022 event lineup of world premieres, features in competition, special screenings, and panels; fest to run October 21-23 and 29 in-person in Hollywood.

Submit Your Anime Headline News

Call For Entries: Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2023

Submissions for Short and Feature animated films are now being accepted for the 10th edition of TAAF running March 10-13, 2023, in Ikebukuro Tokyo.

Business Headline News

‘Rabbert’ Creator Launches Smallstep Animation Studio

Finnish animator Robert Hanses and French animation art director Remy Chanfreau have teamed up to write and produce engaging original animated content for high-profile companies’ social media platforms.

Animated Shorts of the Month ANIMATIONWorld

The Animation Pimp Presents - Binocular Briefs September 2022

This month’s animated shorts survey includes ‘IIzuna Fair,’ ‘My Year of Dicks,’ ‘The Pattern,’ ‘The Record,’ and ‘Vampire,’ all in competition at the Ottawa International Animation Festival, running September 21-25.

Festivals Headline News

Dome Fest West 2022 Set This Month in Costa Mesa

The 2nd annual 360-degree film festival and conference, running October 6-9, features full-dome, fully immersive 360-degree media shows, presentations, industry panels, interactive workshops, and keynotes by industry leaders.

In-Passing Headline News

Award-Winning Independent Animator Gil Alkabetz Dies at 65

The acclaimed Israeli director, whose short films ‘Rubicon’ and ‘Morir de Amor’ won prizes around the world, was a longtime fixture in the independent animation and international festival universe.

call for entries Headline News

Call For Entries: Animac 2023

The non-profit cultural event welcomes animation enthusiasts and artists to a non-competitive celebration of animation in Lleida, Spain - February 2023; the public selects all submission category winners – the deadline to register is October 31.

The Flying Sailor ANIMATIONWorld

Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis Talk ‘The Flying Sailor’

The Oscar-nominated ‘When the Day Breaks’ and ‘Wild Life’ filmmakers use a mashup of 2D, 3D, and live-action techniques to contemplate the nature of existence in their new animated short, based on a horrific, true-life disaster.

That’s a Lot of Views Headline News

Podcast EP 178: How Turkish Stop-Motion Animator Özgürcan Özdamar Got 4.5 Billion Views On YouTube

The self-taught animator discusses his transition from working on commercials to self-publishing his own work - creating funny stop-motion videos for kids - on YouTube.

Animation via NFTs Headline News

Web3 Co Woodies to Premiere NFT-Based ‘The Woodies Origin’ Animated Short

The company’s NFT collection comes to life in its first animated short, revealing the Woodie’s unique and mystical origins; the 3-minute CGI film debuts September 19.

Festivals Headline News

SCAD AnimationFest 2022 Returns to Atlanta

Running September 22-24, the festival will feature screenings, panel discussions, presentations, and talent from Hulu and Netflix, SCAD Alumni, as well as the debut of SCAD Atlanta’s new XR stage; passes are now on sale.

Got an Idea for a Short? Headline News

A Young Ballet Dancer Battles Her Reflection in New Disney+ Short Circuit Film

‘Reflect,’ the latest addition to Walt Disney Animation Studio’s experimental short film program, debuts today.

Submit Your Work Headline News

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.

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