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Autodesk Congratulates the 2020 VFX and Animated Feature Oscar Nominees

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 5:05pm

Tech giant’s Media & Entertainment software powers the studios behind Academy Award, BAFTA, Annie, VES and Golden Globe-nominated films.

Diversity Headline News

Producers Jinko Gotoh and Marisa Román Talk ‘Klaus’ Crew Diversity

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 4:17pm

New featurette highlights how the filmmakers prioritized inclusion in building one of the most diverse crews in animation history.

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‘I Lost My Body’ Pushes the Creative Boundaries of Feature Animation

Director and co-writer Jérémy Clapin talks about the narrative and technical challenges in making his Oscar-nominated, Annie Award-winning film.

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Warner Bros. Animation Celebrates Annie Award Nominees at 3rd Annual Bugs Ball

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 10:50am

Notable industry figures join nominated artists for evening of classic cartoon-themed music, refreshments and activities.

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‘Bonfire’: A Revealing Look at Interactive Storytelling of the Comedic Alien Variety

Two-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning writer/director Eric Darnell talks about Baobab Studios’ Annie Award-winning immersive VR experience and the sometimes confusing world of virtual reality.

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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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A Tomboy and Her Yeti: ‘Abominable’ Charms Audiences Across the East-West Divide

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 1:48pm

The Annie and Critics’ Choice Award-nominated feature from DreamWorks Animation and Pearl Studio shows that in the right hands, a U.S. / China co-production can resonate with all audiences and find international success.

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47th Annie Awards Now Open for Submissions

ASIFA-Hollywood issues call for entries; excellence in 10 production categories, 22 achievement categories and up to 5 honorary awards will be recognized at January 25, 2020 ceremony.

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Rich Moore Exits Disney for Sony Pictures Animation

Oscar-winning director of Disney’s ‘Zootopia,’ ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ and ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ to develop, produce and direct original animated features for Sony Pictures Animation.

Duncan Studio Headline News

‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Animation Studio Duncan Launches ‘Duncan Originals’

Inaugural development slate includes the fantasy/sci-fi adventure ‘Nature’s End’ and ‘R.E.D.,’ a science fiction anthology series inspired by the pulp novels of the 1950s.

Awards Headline News

ASIFA-Hollywood Announces Key Dates for 47th Annie Awards

The 47th Annie Awards ceremony honoring overall excellence as well as individual achievement in 36 categories is set for Saturday, January 25, 2020 at UCLA’s Royce Hall.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Tito and the Birds’ Flies to Blu-ray, DVD & Digital April 23

From Shout! Studios, home entertainment release of the Annie Award-nominated Brazilian animated feature includes an interview with filmmakers Gustavo Steinberg and Gabriel Bitar.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Anyone Can Wear the Mask in New Featurette & Concept Art for ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’

Now available on Digital, Oscar-winning animated feature arrives on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on March 19 with more than 90 minutes of special features including the bonus Spider-Ham short.

Licensing Headline News

GUND Appointed First Licensing Partner for Netflix Series ‘Hilda’

Award-winning 2D animated series co-produced by Silvergate Media and Mercury Films signs top plush toy manufacturer as first licensing partner.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Swings onto Digital February 26

Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee arrives on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on March 19 with more than 90 minutes of special features including a never-before-seen short film featuring Spider-Ham.

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VIDEO: Delve Into the Artistic Process Behind Oscar-Nominated Short ‘Weekends’

Director Trevor Jimenez and production designer Chris Sasaki discuss their artistic process for bringing the Annie Award-winning hand-painted animated short film to the screen.

Warner Bros. Animation Headline News

Warner Bos. Animation Celebrates Annie Award Nominees at 2nd Annual Bugs Ball

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 1:02pm

Top industry figures join nominated artists for evening of classic cartoon-themed music, refreshments and activities.

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‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Wins Best Animated Feature at 46th Annie Awards

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 10:46pm

Studio Chizu’s ‘Mirai’ takes Best Independent Animated Feature; Past Lives Productions’ ‘Weekends’ wins Best Animated Short.

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Watch the 46th Annual Annie Awards LIVE on February 2!

This Saturday’s black-tie ceremony recognizing the year’s best in the field of animation to be streamed live on the Annie Awards website.

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Merging Hand-Drawn Tradition with CG Artistry for Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘Mirai’

The acclaimed director of ‘Wolf Children’ and ‘The Boy and the Beast’ paints an intimate portrait of a young boy’s vivid imagination and how it helps him accept the arrival of his baby sister in one of the last Japanese animated features to employ hand-drawn animation.

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On the Road to the 91st Oscars: The Animated Short Film Nominees

Leading up to Oscar Sunday on February 24th, catch up on AWN’s coverage of the films and creative teams nominated for Best Animated Short Film at the 91st Academy Awards.

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On the Road to the 91st Oscars: The Animated Feature Nominees

Leading up to Oscar Sunday on February 24th, catch up on AWN’s coverage of the films and creative teams nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 91st Academy Awards.

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