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Awards Headline News

Women in Animation Name WIA Class of 2020 Showcase Best Short Film Winners

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 4:34pm

‘Ciervo,’ ‘La Vida de una Piñata,’ and ‘Meow or Never’ take top honors, selected from a pool of 409 graduate and undergraduate films from 121 schools.

Business Headline News

AMC Greenlights Stoopid Buddy Stoodios’ ‘Mega City Smiths’ Stop-Motion Series

Creator Steve Conrad will serve as showrunner on new show, which uses baby dolls as grown up characters investigating a famous magnate’s mysterious disappearance.

Vote Safe Headline News

Watch NOW: 'Dream of Poll Workers' Animated Call to Action!

The #WorkThePolls nonpartisan campaign goes live with its first animated PSA, encouraging young people to become poll workers for the upcoming election.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP80: Kat Alioshin's Work on Some of the Biggest Stopmo Films of All Time

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 4:15pm

The talented producer, who’s worked on films like Coraline, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Monkey Bone, talks about her career focused on bringing stop-motion projects to life.

People Headline News

Six Point Harness Names Musa Brooker Creative Director

With a distinguished career in both stop-motion and 2D animation, the veteran USC professor of animation and digital arts continues to provide indispensable artistic leadership for the animation studio.

Festival Headline News

Supernova Digital Animation Festival Lights Up Denver

Month long festival will kick off September 3 with a focus on digital animation and motion-art; events will also be available via live stream. 

competition Headline News

2020 ANIMARKT Stop-Motion Forum Pitching Finalists Announced

The annual stop-motion event, being held October 6-10, will feature workshops, masterclasses, and panel discussions.

Stop-Motion Animation Headline News

All Star Cast Revealed for Guillermo del Toro’s Stop-Motion ‘Pinocchio’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 11:04am

Ewan McGregor, David Bradley, Cate Blanchett and newcomer Gregory Mann top a stellar voice acting lineup in Netflix’s upcoming animated musical, based on Carlo Collodi’s classic story, written and directed by the Oscar-winning ‘The Shape of Water’ director.

Stop-Motion Headline News

Online Festival Stop Motion Montreal Coming September 14-20

‘Home Sweet Home’ 12th edition will connect the international stop-motion animation community virtually.

Studio Headline News

LAIKA Animation Celebrates 15 Years of Stop-Motion Animation

Studio’s award-winning features, ‘Coraline,’ ‘ParaNorman,’ ‘The Boxtrolls,’ ‘Kubo and the Two Strings,’ and ‘Missing Link’ now available on demand, with special anniversary pricing, to rent or own. 

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP77: How Ian Boone Got 2 Internships at Laika and Worked on ’Tumble Leaf’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 10:56am

The animator shares his story of interning, twice, at the famed Portland studio, tricks he learned on the Amazon Prime kid’s show, and whether it’s worth pursuing a career in stop-motion.

Animated Feature Films ANIMATIONWorld

Using Puppets, ‘Dollhouse’ Lays Bare the Pop World’s Sleazy Misogyny

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 9:14am

Nicole Brending discusses her savage animated satire, ‘Dollhouse: The Eradication of Female Subjectivity from American Popular Culture,’ which hits digital platforms August 11.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP75: Matthew Senreich on ‘Robot Chicken’s Amazing Longevity

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 3:09pm

The multiple Emmy and Annie Award-winning director, producer, and co-creator of the famed Adult Swim series shares a behind-the-scenes look of the upcoming 200th episode.

Festivals Events

Animateka 2020 is Happening November 30 – December 6

Begins: November 30, 2020

The 17th edition of Slovenia’s weeklong animation festival promises to deliver the best and latest productions from the Eastern and Central European film scene.

Sick & Twisted Animation ANIMATIONWorld

‘Animation Outlaws’ Shows How Spike & Mike Made ‘Sick & Twisted’ a Household Name

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 17, 2020 at 3:16pm

Craig ‘Spike’ Decker and Kat Alioshin discuss her new documentary that skillfully captures the raucous energy and infectious spirit of the infamous, riotous, and hugely influential ‘Sick & Twisted Animation Festival.’

Festival Events

VIEW 2020 Set for October 18 – 23 in Turin, Italy

Begins: October 18, 2020

The VIEW Conference is the premiere international event in Italy on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, VR and AR, Gaming and VFX.

Festivals Events

44th Ottawa International Animation Festival Goes Virtual

Begins: September 23, 2020

Scheduled for September 23 – October 4, the event will feature screenings, virtual artist talks, workshops, and meetings with schools and recruiters.

call for entries Headline News

ANIMARKT Stop-Motion Forum Pitching Competition Now Open

Submissions now being accepted for the event, which will be held October 6-10, offering awards, support, and professional access to finalists.

Commercials ANIMATIONWorld

Framestore’s ‘#WombStories’ Animation Captures the Emotions of Women’s Life-Changing Moments

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 10:24am

Three-minute film for Libresse & Bodyform campaign includes six beautifully animated sequences that help dispel myths and encourage positive conversations about women.

Business Headline News

3BLACKDOT and Starburns Teaming on ‘Alpha Betas’ Animation Series

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 26, 2020 at 11:52am

Gaming culture entertainment studio and production house behind ‘Rick and Morty’ to develop animated comedy starring gaming influencers VanossGaming, BasicallyIDoWrk, I AM WILDCAT and Terroriser.

SVOD ANIMATIONWorld

John Harvatine IV and Tom Root Get Medieval in ‘Crossing Swords’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 3:31pm

The Emmy Award-winning ‘Robot Chicken’ executive producers bring their signature fast-paced, raucous and violence-driven humor to a stop-motion world of evil kings, insatiable queens, and peasants caught in the crossfire.

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