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‘The Mitchells vs. the Machines’ and 'Arcane' Big Winners at 49th Annie Awards

By Dan Sarto | Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 7:37am

Sony Pictures Animation’s feature honored in eight categories, while Riot Games and Netflix’s series takes honors in nine; 'Encanto' nabs three awards, with ‘Flee,’ ‘Namoo,’ and ‘Bestia’ also scoring wins at Saturday night’s virtual ceremony.

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Vicious Places and Punished Faces: The Best Short Subject Annie Award Nominees

Five outstanding animated works, widely awarded and loved at festivals worldwide, all worthy of taking the top prize at ASIFA-Hollywood’s 49th annual celebration of the best in animation, coming March 12.

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WATCH: ‘Vivo’ and ‘The Mitchells vs. the Machines’ Making of Videos

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 11, 2022 at 8:18am

Sony Pictures Imageworks shares some of their great work on the two Netflix CG animated films; MVM was just nominated for a Best Animated Feature Oscar, and both have garnered multiple Annie Award noms.

Where Exactly is Arcadia? ANIMATIONWorld

Scaling the Visual Heights of ‘Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans’

Visual Effects Supervisor Greg Lev and Additional VFX Supervisor Brandon Tyra talk about the challenges and triumphs of working on the Annie Award-nominated concluding chapter of Guillermo del Toro’s epic ‘Tales of Arcadia’ franchise and reflect on the end of a five-year adventure. 

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Finding Humor in Fruit/Bird Intimacy Snags ‘The Mighty Ones’ an Annie Nom

DreamWorks Animation’s 2D kids’ series, about the hilarious hijinks of a twig, strawberry, rock, and leaf living in the chaos of an unkept group of humans’ unkept backyard, has been nominated for Best Writing – TV/Media… with good reason.

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‘Night Bus’ Wins Sundance Short Film Jury Animation Award

The macabre short from writer-director Joe Hsieh continues its festival circuit success since qualifying for this year’s Oscars and scoring an Annie nomination for best short subject.

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49th Annual Annie Award Nominations Announced

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 9:09am

Best Animated Feature nominees ‘Encanto,’ ‘Luca,’ ‘Raya and the Last Dragon,’ ‘Sing 2,’ and ‘The Mitchells vs. The Machines’ top the expansive list of category nominations; animation’s biggest awards ceremony is scheduled to return live on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at UCLA’s Royce Hall.

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ASIFA-Hollywood Now Accepting Recommendations for Juried Awards

Suggestions now being solicited for nominations honoring career achievement and exceptional contributions to animation, to be presented at the 49th Annie Awards; submission deadline is November 16, 2021.

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DreamWorks Drops ‘Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous’ Season 3 Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 9:09am

Our six campers remain stranded on Isla Nublar, where they uncover a lethal threat the imperils their escape; new episodes hit Netflix on May 21.

Honoring the Best in Animation! Headline News

‘Soul,’ ‘Wolfwalkers’ Big Winners at 48th Annie Awards

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 8:23am

Pixar leads evening with wins in seven categories; Bastien Dubois’ ‘Souvenir Souvenir’ wins for Best Animated Short.

Nominated for an Annie! ANIMATIONWorld

Breaking Down DreamWorks Animation’s Annie Nominations

The studio’s exceptional talent is recognized in 14 different categories, 20 noms in all, for nine different shows, including their latest franchise efforts with the ‘The Croods,’ ‘Trolls,’ ‘She-Ra,’ Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Tales of Arcadia,’ and the dinosaurs of ‘Jurassic World.’

Nominated for an Annie! VFXWorld

Pushing the FX Pedal to the Metal in ‘Fast & Furious: Spy Racers’

Smoking wheels and burning rubber barely scratch the visual effects surface of DreamWorks Animation and Netflix’s high-horsepower street racing thriller, nominated for a Best FX for TV/Media Annie Award for the third season ‘Sirocco Fire Explosion’ finale.

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FX Artists Put the Dinosaur Spittle into ‘Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous’

Whether its dramatic water splashes, dino drool, or bioluminescent beasts, DreamWorks Animation and Netflix’s adventure series, nominated for a Best FX for TV/Media Annie Award, strives for realistic visual effects that push the story forward through color and lighting.

Nominated for an Annie! VFXWorld

Creating the ‘Smokin’ FX Magic of ‘DreamWorks Wizards’

By using distinctive visual effects as a core series element, almost as a ‘character’ itself, Guillermo del Toro and Netflix’s Emmy Award-winning animated series has garnered an Annie Award nomination for Best FX for TV/Media.   

The Finale We’ve Been Waiting For! ANIMATIONWorld

‘She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’s Big, Beautiful Lesbian Love Finale

Nominated for two Annie Awards, Noelle Stevenson and DreamWorks Animation’s hit series may have ended its five-season Netflix run, but it’s unflinching support for lifestyle diversity, and message that love and friendship will conquer the fear of failure, will continue to positively impact audiences well into the future.

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WATCH: First Trailer for Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu’s ‘Belle’

The music-driven and reality-bending animated film from the Oscar-nominated ‘Mirai’ director boasts a talented Japanese and international crew that includes ‘Frozen’ and ‘Tangled’ concept artist Jin Kim.

Running with the Pack! ANIMATIONWorld

Re-VIEW: Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart’s ‘Wolfwalkers’

This beautifully designed film, a story of conflict between civilization and nature, stands in defiance of individualism, reminding us that despite our own strength and resolve, we still need the energy and healing power of the community.

The Annies are Coming! Headline News

Josh Gad, Matthew Rhys, and Philippa Soo to Present at 48th Virtual Annie Awards

Streaming live on April 16, the event honors overall excellence and achievement in 36 animation categories; presenters announced also include Eva Whittaker; composer Michael Giacchino; director Sergio Pablos; DreamWorks director Jill Culton; producer Nora Twomey; and the cast of the web series, ‘Critical Role.’

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Jon Batiste to Host ‘Soul’ Virtual Jazz Concert Celebrating Film’s Retail Release

Fans are invited to a special event featuring the music of ‘Soul’ hosted by the famed Jazz composer and musician, marking today’s home entertainment release on Digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD; Disney and Pixar’s virtual concert premieres March 25.

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Kevin and Dan Hageman Ink Multi-Year Production Deal with CBS Studios

Studio gets exclusive rights to all TV content from the Emmy Award-winning creative duo behind the animated TV series, ‘Star Trek: Prodigy;’ the brothers co-wrote ‘The Croods: A New Age,’ co-created ‘The LEGO Movie, and created the story for ‘Hotel Transylvania.’

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48th Annual Annie Award Nominations Announced

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 9:29am

Best Animated Feature nominees ‘Onward,’ ‘Soul,’ ‘The Croods: A New Age,’ ‘The Willoughbys,’ and ‘Trolls World Tour’ top the huge list of category nominations; animation’s biggest awards ceremony set to stream live on Friday, April 16.

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48th Annual Annie Awards Now Open for Submissions

ASIFA-Hollywood issues call for entries; excellence in 10 production categories and 22 achievement categories, along with a number of honorary awards, will be recognized at April 16 virtual ceremony.

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