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Special Event: Emmy Awards

Honoring the Best in Kids and Family TV Animation Headline News

Children’s & Family Emmy Award Winners Announced

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 12, 2022 at 3:53pm

‘Maya and the Three,’ ‘Hilda and the Mountain King,’ ‘Centaurworld,’ and ‘City of Ghosts’ each take home multiple awards in NATAS’ brand-new, expanded standalone ceremony held over two nights this past weekend.

Honoring the Best in Kids and Family TV Animation Headline News

NATAS ‘Individual Achievement in Animation’ Winners Announced

Netflix’s ‘Kid Cosmic’ designers Chris Tsirgiotis and Craig McCracken honored along with five other artists for their work in a single episode or special; reveal comes ahead of the first annual Children’s & Family Emmy Awards ceremonies scheduled for this weekend.

Honoring the Best in Kids and Family TV Animation Headline News

Children’s & Family Emmy Nominees Announced

‘Maya and the Three,’ ‘Hilda and the Mountain King,’ and ‘City of Ghosts’ among top nominees in NATAS’ brand-new, standalone awards expansion; inaugural ceremonies slated for December 10-11.

Honoring Excellence in TV Animation and VFX Headline News

Arcane Wins Big at The Creative Arts Emmys

This past Saturday and Sunday evenings, artistic and technical achievements in television were honored; the Riot Games and Netflix series led the animation pack with 4 Emmy nods, while Chadwick Boseman was celebrated with a posthumous Emmy for his voice work in Disney+’s What If…?

The Emmy Goes to? Headline News

TV Academy Announces 74th Emmy Award Nominations

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at 11:19am

‘Arcane,’ ‘Bob’s Burgers,’ ‘Rick and Morty,’ ‘The Simpsons,’ and ‘What If…?’ are nominated for Outstanding Animated Program; ceremony will be held Monday, September 12 on NBC, streaming live for the first time on Peacock.

Technology Headline News

Chaos V-Ray Awarded Engineering Emmy

Technology is honored for elevating photorealistic VFX to new heights in episodic productions; the award will be presented by the Television Academy Engineering Committee live at their annual event on October 21

The Emmy Goes to? Headline News

TV Academy Announces Creative Arts Emmy Award Winners

‘Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal,’ ‘Love, Death + Robots,’ and ‘The Mandalorian’ are among the honorees at this weekend’s three separate awards ceremonies; FXX will broadcast edited highlights on Saturday, September 18, with the 73rd Emmys telecast airing September 19 on CBS.

The Best in Immersive VR Headline News

Baobab Studios’ ‘Baba Yaga’ Wins Daytime Emmy for Interactive Media

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 4:13pm

Leading independent interactive studio takes home its ninth Emmy; latest award, for immersive VR portrayal of Eastern European legend, adds to project’s previous Emmy wins for directing and character design.   

Awards Headline News

Television Academy Announces Juried Winners for 73rd Emmy Awards

‘Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal,’ ‘Love, Death + Robots,’ and ‘The Simpsons’ are honored for outstanding individual achievement in animation, to be presented at the upcoming 2021 Creative Arts Emmy Awards running September 11-12.

I’ll Stop the World and Melt with You! ANIMATIONWorld

Disney’s ‘Once Upon a Snowman’: How Olaf Became Olaf

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 1:42pm

For writers / directors Trent Correy and Dan Abraham, discovering the source of heart, humor, and empathy in the ‘Frozen’ franchise’s irascible, loveable optimist was a passion project that began almost a decade ago; nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Short Form Animated Program, the film is available on Disney+.

TV VFX VFXWorld

Weta Digital Soars with ‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’ VFX

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 1:30pm

Visual effects supervisor Charlie Tait explains the studio’s death-defying Episode 1 aerial chase and mid-air fight sequences in Marvel Studios and Disney+’s action-packed six-episode MCU outing.

Awards Headline News

‘Animaniacs,’ ‘Go! Go! Cory Carson’ Big Winners at Daytime Emmy Awards

‘Hilda,’ ‘The Adventures of Paddington,’ ‘Elena of Avalor,’ and ‘Baba Yaga’ also take home multiple awards at the 48th annual awards ceremony.

Awards Headline News

Nominees Announced for 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

The Disney Channel’s ‘Elena of Avalor’ leads all animated shows with eight nominations; awards for Children’s & Animation categories will be presented in a standalone show streaming July 17, 2021 on the Emmy OTT platform.

Rebels in the House! ANIMATIONWorld

Pixar’s ’22 vs. Earth’: Rebellions Have Never Been So Cute

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 2:52pm

Fresh off Soul’s double Oscar-winning performance, the studio, along with Tina Fey and a gang of five heck-raisers, returns to the enchanting and mystical world of the Great Before, in a brand new short directed by Kevin Nolting.

Insights into TV VFX Headline News

WATCH: AWN-FuseFX VFX Artist Interview Series Part 3

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 10:46am

In the third and final discussion, VFX supervisors Steve Meyer and Brad Kalinoski share insights into their innovative visual effects work on shows like ‘Criminal Minds’ and ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.’

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.

Business Headline News

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.’

Adult Animation ANIMATIONWorld

Douglas Goldstein Makes Things ‘Funny as Hell’ in SYFY’s ‘Devil May Care’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 12, 2021 at 2:20pm

In the Emmy Award winner’s new TZGZ animated comedy series, a millennial finds himself running the Devil’s social media effort, working to get Hell trending while navigating familial and staffing challenges.

Business Headline News

HBO Max Order 2 Season Renewal of JG Quintel’s ‘Close Enough’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 10:32am

Watch the new Season 2 trailer for the Emmy Award-winning ‘Regular Show’ creator’s animated comedy; new season starts streaming February 25.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Rick and Morty: Seasons 1-4’ Boxed Set Coming March2

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release all 41 episodes of Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon’s hit Emmy Award-winning animated adult comedy on Blu-ray and DVD; special features include featurettes, ‘Inside the Episode’ segments, animatic sketches and more.

GRRRRRRAWRRR! ANIMATIONWorld

Genndy Tartakovsky Talks ‘Primal’ and Telling Stories Without Words

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 12:06pm

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.  

Emmy Awards Headline News

Foundry’s Nuke Wins Engineering Emmy Award

Engineering team members Bill Spitzak, Jonathan Egstad, Peter Crossley, and Jerry Huxtable to be recognized for their contributions to development of their industry leading compositing tool; virtual awards ceremony scheduled for October 29.

Girl Power! Headline News

HBO Max Adapting BOOM! Studios’ ‘Lumberjanes’ into Animated Series

Series to launch with hour-long special written and directed ‘She-Ra and The Princesses of Power’ creator, Noelle Stevenson; her graphic novel ‘Nimona’ is also currently being adapted by Blue Sky Animation, set for release in 2022.

TV VFX Headline News

WATCH: Pixomondo’s ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 1 VFX Showreel

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 12:50pm

VFX supervisor Goran Backman details the studio’s creature and environment work on Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm and Disney+’s VES and Emmy Award-winning hit space-adventure series.

Animation Domination Headline News

‘Bob’s Burgers’ and ‘Family Guy’ Score 2-Season Renewals

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 2:05pm

Fox picks up both Emmy Award-winning animated comedies for two more seasons each, carrying both through 2023.

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