Special Event: Annie Awards
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.’
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.
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.’
48th Annual Annie Award Nominations Announced
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.
Netflix Announces ‘The Witch Boy’ Animated Musical Feature
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.
ASIFA-Hollywood Announces New Officers for Executive Board of Directors
Veteran board member Sue Shakespeare named president; other appointees include Jerry Beck as VP, Brooke Keesling as 2nd VP, David Derks as 3rd VP, Jeff Wike as CFO, and Jeanette Bonds as secretary.
Genndy Tartakovsky Talks ‘Primal’ and Telling Stories Without Words
With a second season renewal now in hand, the storied creator of ‘Dexter’s Laboratory’ and ‘Samurai Jack’ discusses his viscerally gripping and beautifully animated Adult Swim series about a caveman, a T-Rex, and the bond that helps them survive.
VIEW 2020: Excellence in Animation, VFX and Visual Storytelling Now Free to Attend
Though we’ll miss out annual trip to Turin, Italy, we’ll pretend our stale pop tart is a pistachio biscotti as we sit back and gush over the stellar roster of talent set to teach, talk, and share over the next seven days; starting tomorrow, VIEW 2020 runs through October 23.
48th Annie Awards Going Virtual
ASIFA-Hollywood’s annual awards ceremony moves online; virtual ceremony set for Friday, April 16, 2021.
ASIFA-Hollywood Now Accepting Recommendations for Special Honorary Awards
Entries can now be submitted to suggest nominees for Winsor McCay Award, June Foray Award, Ub Iwerks Award, Special Achievement Award, and the Certificate of Merit at the upcoming 48th Annie Awards.
‘The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse’ Shorts Series Coming to Disney+
10 new classic-styled 2D shorts, starring Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto, will debut this November.
Autodesk Congratulates the 2020 VFX and Animated Feature Oscar Nominees
Tech giant’s Media & Entertainment software powers the studios behind Academy Award, BAFTA, Annie, VES and Golden Globe-nominated films.
Producers Jinko Gotoh and Marisa Román Talk ‘Klaus’ Crew Diversity
New featurette highlights how the filmmakers prioritized inclusion in building one of the most diverse crews in animation history.
GALLERY: 31 New Images from Oscar-Nominated ‘I Lost My Body’
Netflix has just shared with AWN an extended set of images from Jérémy Clapin and Marc du Pontavice’s Annie Award-winning animated feature film.
‘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.
Warner Bros. Animation Celebrates Annie Award Nominees at 3rd Annual Bugs Ball
Notable industry figures join nominated artists for evening of classic cartoon-themed music, refreshments and activities.
‘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.
‘Klaus,’ ‘I Lost My Body,’ and ‘Love, Death & Robots’ Big Winners at 47th Annie Awards
Regina Pessoa’s ‘Uncle Thomas: Accounting for the Days’ wins for Best Animated Short; Netflix hauls in 18 Annies.
Trippy, Edgy and Reptilian: The Wonderful Melancholia of ‘Acid Rain’
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.
A Tomboy and Her Yeti: ‘Abominable’ Charms Audiences Across the East-West Divide
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.
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.
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.
‘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.