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It’s Anime-zing Headline News

Crunchyroll Shares Loads of New Anime at New York Comic Con

‘Crunchyroll Industry Panel’ reveals first looks, and new 2024 titles; pre-orders now open for upcoming Crunchyroll Games and Perfect World game ‘One Punch Man: World.’

Empowering Young Women Headline News

Room to Read Shares ‘She Creates Change’ Trailer for ‘International Day of the Girl’

The global nonprofit’s 6-episode live-action/animated film series promotes gender equality using impactful vignettes to tell stories of young women worldwide while inspiring them to confront inequality and create change. 

Submit Your Latest Work Headline News

Submissions Now Open: Annecy 2024

Animation’s premier festival now accepting submissions in multiple categories, including short films, TV films, commissioned films, graduation films, feature films and VR works; registration dates for Mifa Pitch Sessions are coming next month.

Christmas Adventures Headline News

The BBC and Magic Light Pictures Share ‘Tabby McTat’ First Look

Based on Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's book, the animated Christmas adventure tells the story of a friendship between a musical cat and a talented busker called Fred - produced for BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

The Best in Short Film Animation Headline News

The Animation Showcase Launches 2023 ‘Best Animated Short Film Collection’

The company’s streaming platform for industry professionals just released its latest collection of shorts as a prelude to the upcoming awards season, including ‘27’ by Flóra Anna Buda,Electra’ by Daria Kashcheeva, and ‘The Day I Became a Bird’ by Andrew Ruhemann; program also tours animation studios in Europe and North America.

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‘Blue Giant’: The Challenge of Animating Vibrant Jazz Soloists

Director Yuzuru Tachikawa discusses the difficulty in capturing the raw power and energy of the musicians behind his new film’s young saxophonist, Dai Miyamoto, and his ambitious trio, when every solo is unique, and recording live performances picks up every little unwanted sound; film playing in U.S. theaters October 8-9.

It’s Anime-zing! Headline News

Crunchyroll Drops ‘The Concierge’ Trailer

The anime destination nabs North American rights to the new film based on Tsuchika Nishimura’s popular manga series; will compete at upcoming Animation Is Film festival in L.A. October 21 with wide release expected in 2024.

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Framestore Heads Under the Sea in ‘The Little Mermaid’ VFX Breakdown Reel

The award-winning visual effects studio delivered 550+ shots, using its trademark mix of artistry and innovation, creating a breathtaking underwater kingdom – harnessing its ‘Fibre’ groom tool, the project team ensured Ariel and the kingdom’s other inhabitants all had ‘great hair days;’ check out their magical reel.

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Magic Frame Animation and Creation Entertainment Media's ‘Rebellious’ Gets Global Premiere

The modern animated fairytale features a headstrong princess who, when kidnapped by an evil sorcerer, takes matters into her own hands and plots a daring escape; film debuts next month at AFM.

TV Animation ANIMATIONWorld

It’s ‘Jessica’s Big Little World’ and We’re All Just Living In It

On the new spin-off of Cartoon Network’s Emmy, GLAAD and NAACP Image Award-nominated ‘Craig of the Creek,’ Craig’s little sister Jessica is always on a quest to get ‘big’ and take on the world, with her friends, even if she does suck her thumb… sometimes; show debuts on CN today, October 2, streaming October 7 on Max.

Awards Headline News

‘Miserable Miracle,’ ‘When Adam Changes’ Top OIAF 2023 Winners

By Dan Sarto | Sunday, September 24, 2023 at 10:11am

Ryo Orikasa takes home the Grand Prize for short animation, while Joël Vaudreuil takes home the Grand Prize for feature animation, at the 47th annual Ottawa International Animation Festival.

Celebrating the Best in Animation Headline News

AIF 2023 Announces Line Up – Miyazaki’s ‘The Boy and The Heron’ to Kick-Off

The 5-day festival opens October 18 with GKIDS’ presentation of the legendary filmmaker and Studio Ghibli’s new film at the Hollywood landmark TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX; program includes special screenings, competitions, panels and premieres.

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Lion Forge and Penguin Young Readers Sign Development Deal

The two companies will create a slate of children’s film and TV projects based on popular Penguin children’s titles including ‘Monster Juice,’ ‘The Pathfinders Society,’ ‘North Pole Ninjas,’ and ‘Wannabe Farms.’

Don’t be Such A… Headline News

Roald Dahl’s ‘The Twits’ Heads to Netflix in 2025

Academy Award nominee Phil Johnston brings the iconic book to the screen in the streamer’s first animated project based on properties acquired in the 2021 Roald Dahl Story Company purchase; Jellyfish Pictures to handle the animation.

People Headline News

Framestore Adds 2 VFX Supervisors to Montreal Team

The studio’s Québec facility celebrates 10th anniversary and announces addition of Francois Lambert and Jeremy Robert as VFX supervisors; recent deliveries include ‘Barbie,’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ and ‘Foundation’ Season 2.

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DreamWorks and DNEG Alum Archie Donato Joins Jellyfish Pictures

The industry veteran comes on board as creative director of animation as the studio expands into feature animation and high-end TV; animation division also recently welcomed Chrissy Metge as executive producer and Louis Flores as VFX supervisor. 

Opposites React Headline News

‘Elemental’ Hits Disney+ Next Week

New spot teases September 13 streaming debut of Disney and Pixar’s original 3DCG animated comedy; releasing the same day are ‘Good Chemistry: The Story of Elemental,’ a ‘making of’ documentary, and Pixar’s short, ‘Carl’s Date’ starring Dug, the infamous talking dog.   

On the Road to Ottawa! Headline News

All Eyes on Ottawa - OIAF 2023 Schedule is Live

The 5-day festival and TV animation conference, featuring screenings, exhibits, workshops, and entertainment, is around the corner, running September 20-24.

Hayao’s Last Hurrah Headline News

GKIDS Drops Miyazaki’s ‘The Boy and the Heron’ Teaser

December North American release set for the highly anticipated new - and last - Studio Ghibli film from the famed Academy Award-winning director; premieres internationally tomorrow at the 48th Toronto International Film Festival.

Stop-Motion at its Best! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget’ Trailer and Key Art

Directed by Sam Fell, the sequel to Aardman’s hugely successful stop-motion animated ‘Chicken Run’ hits the streamer in December.

Fiery Meets Fluid ANIMATIONWorld

Re-VIEW: ‘Elemental’ – Taking Breath, Making Connection

In Disney and Pixar’s latest animated gem, the four classical elements are embodied by different kinds of beings that don’t easily mix, setting the stage for two very different youngsters to challenge societal rules while discovering hidden truths inside their own hearts and proving the inherent power of diversity.

Stop-Motion Animation Headline News

Aardman Sets ‘Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget’ World Premiere

67th BFI London Film Festival to host October 14th gala screening of the award-winning animation studio’s ‘Chicken Run’ sequel at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall.

The Road to Turin Headline News

ND Stevenson to Join ‘Nimona’ Directors at VIEW 2023

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 16, 2023 at 4:27pm

Author of New York Times best-selling graphic novel on which Netflix’s new 3DCG adventure is based will head to Turin along with Nick Bruno and Troy Quane to present their film in-person; the conference takes place October 15-20.

Hayao’s Last Hurrah Headline News

First Images Revealed for Miyazaki’s ‘The Boy and the Heron’

The highly anticipated new - and last - Studio Ghibli film from the famed Academy Award-winning director hit Japanese theaters last month and will open in North America later this year.

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