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Celebrating The Best in Animation! Headline News

Call for Entries: 50th Annie Awards

ASIFA-Hollywood’s celebration honors excellence in animation and returns in-person to UCLA’s Royce Hall in February 2023; entry deadline is December 13.

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Streamland Media Nabs Ingenuity Studios

Joining Picture Shop, Ghost VFX, Formosa Group, and Picture Head, the newly acquired VFX studio expands the post company’s stable of top creative service providers.

Get Up and Go! Headline News

ROOF Fills it Up with Whimsy for Conoco’s ‘Choose Go’ Campaign

Incorporating elements from stop-motion to classic video games, the studio created 6 3D animated spots featuring unique ‘Goer’ characters who embark on whimsical adventures that start and end after gassing up.

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Watch: Blinkink’s Singing Sour Burstin Crawlers in Trolli’s ‘Gooniverse’ Spot

Renee Zhan creates a gory, gooey, tasty CG spot with realistic stop-motion textures in a terrifying factory setting that doesn’t seem to faze the colorful, happy, edible worms.

Celebrating The Best in Animation! Headline News

2023 Annie Awards Set for February 25

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 11:21am

50th Annual ceremony, recognizing the best in the field of animation, returns in-person to UCLA’s Royce Hall; Deadlines, Rules, and Categories to be announced September 12.

And the Annie Goes To! Headline News

‘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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Nice Shoes Names John Koltai Creative Director

Experienced art director and multidisciplinary visual media expert will focus on the studio’s innovative motion graphic design for film, television, advertising, and other media.

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From Games to Series: How Entertainment Agency MOCEAN Helps Makes It Happen

Executive Creative Director Elaine Cantwell, EVP Strategy Allan Gungormez, and Creative Director Norn Jordan talk about the marketing campaigns for ‘Arcane’ and ‘Halo’ and the strategies that turn gamers into viewers.

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Smile + Wave Names Shenny Jaffer Executive Producer

Agency and animation production veteran joins post-production collective to support strategic and creative planning from conception through execution.

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Taylor James Bolsters Creative Team with Key New Hires

Following a year of rapid growth, the studio gears up for 2022’s continued success by adding award-winning creative director Luciano Tapia, and CG leads Bill Mata and Fola Akinola.

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Woodblock Names Luiza Cruz-Flade and Crystal Campbell Executive Producers

Based in London and Berlin, respectively, new hires will bolster the studio’s growth in direct-to brand offerings, build the studio’s reputation in the UK and Europe, and develop and secure new projects.

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The Mill and MPC Advertising Unite Under The Mill Brand

Technicolor Creative Studios merges the 2 companies, creating the world’s largest VFX studio for the advertising and brand experience industries.

The Annies are Coming! Headline News

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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Nexus Studios Creates Stop-Motion Gift Cards for Airbnb

Four charming vignettes depict real places and experiences available on the platform; featured characters had pre-shoot journeys from pencil sketch through to 3D modelling and printing before coming to life with stop-frame 'replacement animation' technique.

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The-Artery’s David Yurman Holiday Collection Spot Takes Flight

Design company sends an owl soaring through Central Park in ‘Magical Menagerie,’ using wintery 2D and 3D animation to showcase the park’s iconic statues as well as the brand’s latest collection.

40 Years of Pixel Pushing Headline News

Alkemy X Spoofs its 'Cutting Edge' 80's Work to Celebrate 40th Anniversary

VFX house creates campaign and 3-minute anthem film that showcases its ‘sales reel’ from 1981 complete with fictional relics from the past.

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Post Office Studios Tapped for Hershey’s Promo Video

Tempting spot for iconic confectioners ‘Cocoa’ and ‘Cocoa with Almond’ spreads introduces the brands’ new packaging; Cinema 4D with Octane Render used for authentic animation, with the mouthwatering chocolate swirl created through fluid simulations in Houdini.

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Ataboy Names Cameron Gray Executive Producer

The long-time studio collaborator brings extensive experience in broadcast production and post-production advertising; will focus on strategic partnerships and expanding the company’s reach across local and new global territories.

Commercials Headline News

Blinkink and Whiskas Explore a Cat’s Mind Using Stop-Motion and Puppetry

Studio teams with creative agency AMV BBDO to conceptualize a feline dream in ‘Purr More’ cat food commercial, directed by expert cat whisperer Nina Gantz.

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Hornet Adds Director Sarah Beth Morgan

Known for her bold but nuanced work, the Portland-based illustrator employs a narrative-first conceptual storytelling style; her ‘Between the Lines’ animated short, currently in progress, deals with the scarring experience of schoolgirl bullying – check out the trailer.

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