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Exclusive: New Trailer for Ryo Orikasa’s ‘Miserable Miracle’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at 8:28am

The award-winning ‘Datum Point’ director returns to the Ottawa festival with his latest experimental film, produced by Miyu Productions, the NFB, and New Deer, screening in Short Competition 5; OIAF 2023 runs September 20-24.  

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Dora the Explorer Makes Theatrical Debut in New Animated Short

‘Dora and the Fantastical Creatures,’ which follows Dora and Boots on their journey through the rainforest to save the alebrijes, to premiere ahead of ‘PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie’ starting September 29.

Let Me Help You Explain ANIMATIONWorld

Quality Schnallity: Using ‘Crazy’ Animation to Break Down Big Ideas

The veteran animator has built a long, successful career using various 2D techniques to produce ‘explainer videos’ that help companies unpack their product’s messages in fun ways that aren’t boring.

Professional Animation Tools Even Beginners Can Master ANIMATIONWorld

How to Create Engaging Interactive Learning Materials with Cartoon Animator

By Zez Vaz | Thursday, September 14, 2023 at 9:31am

Zez Vaz, founder of Toma Creators Studio, shares how to use the dynamic content pack ‘Make Me Actor’ and ‘Instructional Tools’ to transform objects and images into speaking actors for use in talk shows, e-learning animations, and teaching resources. 

The Traveling Extravaganza Headline News

‘Disney100: The Exhibition’ Opens November 18 in Chicago

Rarely seen treasures from the Walt Disney Archives to be showcased with visual, audio, and interactive elements at the 35,000-square-foot Exhibition Hub Art Center, debuting in the Windy City on Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse's birthday.

TV Animation Headline News

Max Drops ‘Young Love’ Official Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at 10:10am

Based on Matthew A. Cherry’s Oscar-winning ‘Hair Love’ short, the new series stars Kid Cudi, Issa Rae, and Brooke Monroe Conaway as a tight-knit Chicago family juggling careers, parenthood, social issues and multi-generational dynamics while working to make a better life for themselves; show debuts September 21.

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Podcast EP 223: Senior Art Manager Kaye Vassey on Coming Out Trans in the Gaming Industry

Vassey shares her journeys, including how she crossed the bridge from TV and feature animation to CG gaming and what skill level is needed to be a technical artist; also learn about the short she’s currently producing.   

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Exclusive: Trailer Drops for Trans-Positive ‘Pacemaker’ Musical Short

By Dan Sarto | Monday, September 11, 2023 at 12:13pm

Starring 2023 Tony Award winner Alex Newell, the first-ever non-binary actor to win a Tony, multi-Grammy Award winner Philip Lawrence, and executive produced by ‘Nimona’s ND Stevenson, the 3DCG film, about a grandfather’s hopeful acceptance of his trans grandson, begins a week-long Oscar-qualifying run September 15 at the Cinelounge Sunset in Hollywood. 

Celebrating The Best in Animation! Headline News

Call for Entries: 51st Annie Awards

ASIFA-Hollywood’s annual celebration of excellence in animation is set for February 17, 2024 at UCLA’s Royce Hall; the early submission deadline is October 16, with final entries accepted through December 8.

A Creative Force for Change ANIMATIONWorld

Saraswathi Buyyala Balgam: An ‘Unreal Engine’ Paving the Way for Women Creators

The former Rhythm & Hues and DreamWorks Animation senior exec switched gears and jumped headfirst into animated film and series development, creating her own shows while mentoring and collaborating with Epic Games and ASIFA India to start the Women Creators Program.

The Road to Ottawa Headline News

19 NFB Films Heading to OIAF 2023

Official competition selections include ‘The Girl with the Red Beret’ by Janet Perlman, ‘Miserable Miracle’ by Ryo Orikasa, ‘HARVEY’ by Janice Nadeau and ‘Boat People’ by Thao Lam and Kjell Boersma; NFB programs include NFB HOTHOUSE@20 and Show-and-tell with the NFB Animation & Interactive Studio.

Rockin on the Strip Headline News

Black Kite Rocks VFX for the Rolling Stones ‘Angry’ Single

The legendary rockers are back with their 78th music video - tapping Riff Raff’s Francois Rousselet to direct, the VFX studio returned 60s-style rock billboards to the Sunset Strip, using vintage footage and 2D and 3D roto in a drive through the iconic bands’ legendary career.

The Road to Turin Headline News

Stellar Speaker Lineup Set for VIEW 2023

Italy’s premier international event boasts a roster of award-winning guests, including ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ co-director Joaquim Dos Santos, BAFTA Award winner and Oscar nominee Henry Selick, and Netflix’s ‘Nimona’ directors Nick Bruno and Troy Quane; event runs October 15-20.

On the Road to Ottawa! Headline News

All Eyes on Ottawa - OIAF 2023 Schedule is Live

The 5-day festival and TV animation conference, featuring screenings, exhibits, workshops, and entertainment, is around the corner, running September 20-24.

Technology Headline News

Vu Reveals Vu One ‘All-in-One’ Virtual Production System

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at 2:47pm

Innovative new platform combines state-of-the-art hardware and creative tools including the ‘Virtual Studio by Vu’ to make the latest storytelling possibilities accessible to everyone regardless of budget and technical experience.

It’s Unreal Headline News

Epic Games Releases Unreal Engine 5.3

Update boasts new experimental features, including Orthographic Rendering and cinematic-quality volumetric rendering using SVT, refined workflows and capabilities across Lumen, Nanite, Path, Tracing and new standards suite for the next-generation virtual production - within nDisplay.

Gimme More Björk Headline News

Björk Debuts ‘Victimhood’ Animated Music Video

The short, with art by Gabríela Friðriksdóttir and animation by Pierre-Alain Giraud, features unsettling yet organic visuals, with an interesting ‘paper-like,’ canvas texture mixed with AI generation.

Live Long and Prosper! ANIMATIONWorld

Casper Kelly Talks ‘Star Trek: very Short Treks’: A Funny Celebration of Humanity

The Adult Swim veteran discusses his use of slightly weird, experimental comedy on five new 2D shorts that honor ‘Star Trek: The Animated Series’ 50th anniversary, kicking off this Friday with ‘Skin a Cat.’ 

Computer Graphics Conference Events

PIXELvienna

Begins: November 17, 2023

PIXELvienna 16, an immersive conference and festival, brings a range of presentations, workshops, and screenings to Vienna from November 17 to 19.

 

Live Long and Prosper! Headline News

CBS Studios Teases ‘Star Trek: very Short Treks’ Trailer

New series of animated promotional shorts honors ‘Star Trek: The Animated Series’ 50th anniversary, kicking off Friday with ‘Skin a Cat;’ also coming Friday - new comic book, ‘Star Trek: The Animated Celebration Presents The Scheimer Barrier,’ chapter 1.

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