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Machines Rule! Headline News

Mike Rianda Shares Manifesto for Making “The Greatest Animated Movie of All Time”

‘The Mitchells vs. The Machines’ writer/director says he was ‘terrified’ of making his first feature, and writing these creative rules helped bring his vision into focus.

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Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘Belle’: Learning to Become Your Truest Self

The Oscar-nominated ‘Mirai’ director discusses his new film, about a shy young high school girl who comes of age as she takes a fantastical journey through the virtual world of ‘U,’ releasing today in North American theaters.

Teaching History with Animation Headline News

Why Producers of ‘The Joan of Arc Case’ are Betting Big on Animated Docudrama

French studio Program33, which just released the hugely popular ‘Building Notre Dame,’ believes that animating history is the best way to reach younger viewers.

It’s Always the Shy Ones to Look Out For Headline News

‘Belle’: GKIDS Releases Dazzling Opening Scene and More New Footage

Mamoru Hosoda’s highly anticipated new animated feature introduces its unique universe with a sweeping musical number that instantly immerses you in the digital world “U.”

Road Trip! Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘The Addams Family 2 - Courage to Be Kooky: Outsiders’

Stars Oscar Isaac, Chloë Grace Moretz, Nick Kroll, and Bill Hader talk about being ‘different’ and the movie’s message of family love and acceptance; MGM’s CG animated ‘The Addams Family’ sequel comes to Blu-ray and DVD January 18.

Dept. of Had to Be Done ANIMATIONWorld

The Absurd, Surreal, Metaphysical Creation of a No-Budget Animated Feature

Over 15 years, more than 200 volunteers, and several brave firemen, assisted in the production of Oliver Simonsen’s CG animated film, ‘The Absurd, Surreal, Metaphysical and Fractured Destiny of Cerebus the Aardvark,’ based on Dave Sim’s celebrated comic series.

Dept. of Can’t Wait! Headline News

20th Century Studios Drops ‘The Bob’s Burgers Movie’ Trailer and Images

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 7:20am

Bob, Linda, Tina, Gene, and Louise expand their comedic horizons - and our sense of joy - on May 27, as Loren Bouchard’s Emmy Award-winning hit animated comedy makes the jump to the big screen.

Machines Rule! Headline News

Netflix Releases Free ‘The Art of The Mitchells vs. The Machines’ Digital Book

The streamer offers an inside look at the art behind the multi award-nominated CG animated movie about a chaotic family road trip that turns into an apocalyptic adventure… with robots!

Awards Blogs

‘Encanto’ Wins for Best Animated Feature at 79th Golden Globe Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 10, 2022 at 11:19am

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ latest musical, which tells the story of a family where each child is blessed with a magic gift, except for one, beats out ‘Flee,’ ‘Luca,’ ‘My Sunny Maad,’ and ‘Raya and the Last Dragon,’ to win the season’s first big animation award.

Take the challenge Headline News

Sony Talent League by THU Finalists Announced

3 teams have been chosen for the 2nd edition of Sony and THU’s creative challenge, each receiving mentoring by leading industry creators, up to 10.000€ in funding and the chance to present their project at the next THU event.

Dept. of You Knew it Might Happen Headline News

COVID-19 Sends Pixar’s ‘Turning Red’ to Disney+

With cinema attendance still threatened by the ongoing pandemic, the studio’s highly anticipated new 3D/CG animated feature will skip theaters and head directly to the streamer on March 11.

Their Appeal is Timeless ANIMATIONWorld

‘Hilda and the Mountain King’: Why We Love Our Trolls

Director Andy Coyle and executive producer Kurt Mueller talk about their new 2D animated movie special, now streaming on Netflix, that picks up where the Season 2 cliff-hanger finale of the Annie, BAFTA, and Daytime Emmy Award-winning series ‘Hilda’ left off.

It’s Always the Shy Ones to Look Out For Headline News

Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘Belle’ Hits Theaters January 14

Produced by Japan’s Studio Chizu, the Annie-nominated animated feature tells the heartfelt story of a shy high school student growing up in the age of Social Media; GKIDS is releasing the film in cinemas next week, with IMAX previews beginning January 12.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP143: How William Allinson Gets Stop-Motion Gigs in Toronto

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 1:24pm

The artist shares how he’s built his career working on animated on projects like ‘New Math,’ ‘Dad Fight,’ Canadian Tire spots, and ‘Ultra City Smiths.’

Finger Snaps Please! Headline News

Watch Cinesite’s ‘The Addams Family 2’ Breakdown Reel and Images

Sole vendor on MGM’s ‘The Addams Family’ sequel used an open-source node-based app, Gaffer, along with Arnold ray tracing renderer to deliver a rich, stylized CG world, delivering over 1248 shots across 93 minutes.

Anime Headline News

Sentai Acquires ‘Teasing Master Takagi-san’ Season 3 and Upcoming Feature

Latest season of show, based on award-winning manga of the same name, will stream exclusively outside Asia on HIDIVE as part of Winter 2022 simulcast season.

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‘My Sunny Maad’ Explores Life and Love in Afghanistan

Award-winning Czech director Michaela Pavlátová discusses her first animated feature, about a Czech woman who marries an Afghan man with no idea what her life will be in post-Taliban Afghanistan, which won the Jury Award at Annecy and has been nominated for a Golden Globe.

Anime Headline News

Iconic ‘Akira’ Coming to 4K UHD Blu-Ray

Famed 1988 anime sci-fi feature, with remastered visuals and remixed audio, comes home January 18; also announced, Funimation’s home entertainment release line-up for January including ‘One Piece - Season 11 Voyage 6,’ ‘A3! - Season Autumn & Winter,’ and ‘That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime - Season 1.’

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‘Poupelle of Chimney Town’ Challenges Us to Look Up, Not Down

Akihiro Nishino’s award-winning 3D/CG film features a young chimney sweep who hides his dream of seeing the stars - and world - beyond the smoke-filled town where he lives, until he meets an odd man made of garbage; film hits U.S. theaters December 30.

Road Trip! Headline News

‘The Addams Family 2’ Coming to Blu-Ray and DVD

MGM’s CG animated ‘The Addams Family’ sequel that sees the famously mysterious and spooky family set out on a miserable road trip across the U.S. trying to reclaim its oddly special bond, will be available to own for the first time January 18; also available to own the same day, ‘The Addams Family 2-Movie Collection.’

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP142: How Isaac King Established a Stop-Motion Career in Toronto

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 27, 2021 at 9:05am

The artist shares how he built a career in Toronto, directing commercial shorts for nearly two decades while producing his own award-winning films including ‘Whatever Tree,’ ‘Fly Away,’ and ‘Sticks and Stones.’

An Even Merrier Christmas 2021 ANIMATIONWorld

‘Sing 2’: Getting Ready for the Big Time

In Garth Jennings’s new animated musical, Buster Moon and his all-star cast of performers return, ready to unleash their biggest extravaganza yet… with one small hitch – overcoming the fear of not being good enough; sequel to Illumination's 2016 hit ‘Sing’ arrives in theaters today, December 22.

Oscar Shortlists Headline News

Academy Announces Shortlists in 10 Categories for 94th Oscars

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 1:27pm

VFX category narrowed down to 10 films, while animated short category narrowed to 15; voting for nominations runs January 27 – February 1, 2022.

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