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Virtual Events Headline News

Next PreVIEW Set: ‘Animated Features Oscar Contenders – A Directors’ Discussion’

Join the free March 5 online conversation with leading animated feature film directors sharing insights into this year’s possible Oscar nomination line-up.

Defeat the Dragon Clan Headline News

Netflix Nabs Rights to Light Chaser’s ‘New Gods: Nezha Reborn’

Produced by the studio behind ‘White Snake’ and set to stream April 9, 2021, the animated, modernized take on the Chinese mythological text ‘The Romance of the Gods’ follows Yunxiang on his journey to battle the Dragon Clan.

Go Behind the Scenes Headline News

Disney Drops ‘Crafting Raya’ Featurette

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 3:22pm

Go behind-the-scenes of the making of the highly anticipated new animated adventure, ‘Raya and the Last Dragon,’ about a lone warrior who must track down the legendary last dragon to save her world; film releases March 5, 2021 simultaneously in theatres and on Disney+.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road! Headline News

Nicole Kassell to Helm 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' Reboot

‘The Woodsman’ director boards a fresh take on the classic L. Frank Baum novel, while Animal Logic gears up for an animated musical adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s ‘Toto’ book.

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Animal Logic Begins Work on Animated Musical ‘Toto’ for Warner Bros.

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 1:20pm

Pre-production begins at studio’s Vancouver facility on adaptation of Michael Morpurgo and Emma Chichester Clark’s 2017 book, ‘Toto: The Dog-Gone Amazing Story of the Wizard of Oz.’

Studio Closures Headline News

Disney Shutting Blue Sky Studios

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 12:02pm

Doors will close sometime in April; 450 employees will lose their jobs as the studio behind the hugely successful ‘Ice Age’ franchise falls victim to the pandemic’s continuing economic impact.    

Business Headline News

WATCH: Official Trailer for Netflix’s ‘Pacific Rim: The Black’ Anime Series

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 5, 2021 at 1:57pm

Coming March 4, Legendary Television’s new series, which continues the epic battles of Guillermo del Toro’s film franchise, finds teenage siblings fighting to survive after Kaiju overrun Australia.

A New Studio Ghibli Film! ANIMATIONWorld

Goro Miyazaki Talks ‘Earwig and the Witch’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 2:45pm

Now showing in select U.S. theatres and premiering tomorrow on HBO Max, Studio Ghibli’s first fully 3D/CG feature, helmed by the iconic Oscar-winning Hayao Miyazaki’s son, pushes the venerated home of classic, hand-drawn 2D into the contemporary world of CGI.

Awards Headline News

BAFTA Releases Longlists for British Academy Film Awards 2021

New 2021 rules promote diversity in membership and voting; Pixar’s animated feature ‘Soul’ longlisted in five categories including Best Film, Animated Film, Special Visual Effects, Original Score, and Sound.

Awards Headline News

Nominations Announced for 78th Golden Globe Awards

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 7:22am

DreamWorks’ ‘The Croods: A New Age,’ Pixar’s ‘Onward’ and ‘Soul,’ Netflix’s ‘Over the Moon,’ and Cartoon Saloon’s ‘Wolfwalkers’ snag nominations for best animated feature.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

Ishan Shukla’s ‘Schirkoa’ Set to Begin Production

Animated feature, based on the director’s award-winning short, will blend 2D and 3D cinema, animation, and video game development techniques; production begins Spring 2021 with the premiere planned for 2023.  

Business Headline News

Animated Documentary ‘Flee’ Sells for $1 Million at Sundance

The moving film, revealing a painful 20-year-old secret from a gay academic’s journey to Denmark as an Afghan child refugee, sold to Oscar award-winning studio Neon for seven figures as the film festival got underway.

Surprise! Headline News

Watch: Opening Scene of Studio Ghibli’s ‘Earwig and the Witch’

The famed Japanese animation studio recently took to Twitter to debut the opening 2 ½ minutes of their upcoming 3D/CG animated movie, directed by Goro Miyazaki and featuring the voice of Kacey Musgraves.

SVOD Headline News

Walt Disney Studios Drops New Trailer and Images for ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’

Highly anticipated new animated adventure about a lone warrior who must track down the legendary last dragon to save her world releases March 5, 2021 simultaneously in theaters and on Disney+; all-star voice cast includes Awkwafina, Gemma Chan, and Daniel Dae Kim.

People Headline News

Listen: ‘Soul’ Co-Director Kemp Powers Talks Insights, Clarity, and Setbacks

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 12:17pm

In a Spark & Fire podcast about his work on Pixar’s new film, the writer/director discusses the challenge and discipline of writing, and his commitment to working out the wonderful barbershop scene.

call for entries Headline News

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.

Business Headline News

Lost Marble Acquires Moho 2D Animation Software

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 9:37am

Company founded by the software program’s original creator and Cartoon Saloon’s supervisor of Moho animation will continue developing the technology used on films like ‘Wolfwalkers’ and ‘The Breadwinner.’

Yay Another Pete Docter Film! ANIMATIONWorld

Pixar’s ‘Soul’ Skillfully and Honestly Embraces Ethnic and Cultural Diversity

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 24, 2020 at 10:09am

Pete Docter and Kemp Powers’ animated gem, about a Black jazz musician’s reflection on his own life and what makes it worth living, premieres tomorrow, Christmas day, on Disney+.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Scooby-Doo the Sword and the Scoob’ Available February 23

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s new original animated film takes our fearless canine and the whole gang on a journey back in time to Medieval England; watch the trailer NOW!

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