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Manchester Animation Festival Announces 2022 Program

The event returns in-person in Manchester this November with screenings, panels, workshops, masterclasses, and studio talks across citywide venues.

And the Winner Is… Headline News

2022 Student Academy Award Winners Announced

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 4:58pm

‘Laika & Nemo,’ ‘An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It,’ and ‘The Seine’s Tears’ win honors in animation; all winning films now eligible for 2022 Oscars.

Celebrating the Best in Animation Headline News

Henry Selick’s ‘Wendell & Wild’ to Open Animation is Film Festival

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 10:20am

AIF reveals its 2022 event lineup of world premieres, features in competition, special screenings, and panels; fest to run October 21-23 and 29 in-person in Hollywood.

Business Headline News

‘Rabbert’ Creator Launches Smallstep Animation Studio

Finnish animator Robert Hanses and French animation art director Remy Chanfreau have teamed up to write and produce engaging original animated content for high-profile companies’ social media platforms.

A New Holiday Tradition Headline News

Animated Holiday Special ‘Reindeer in Here’ Coming to CBS

The one-hour show, based on Adam Reed’s best selling children’s book of the same name, was also created and executive produced by the ‘Archer’ producer, and premieres on CBS this November 29.

Animated Shorts of the Month ANIMATIONWorld

The Animation Pimp Presents - Binocular Briefs September 2022

This month’s animated shorts survey includes ‘IIzuna Fair,’ ‘My Year of Dicks,’ ‘The Pattern,’ ‘The Record,’ and ‘Vampire,’ all in competition at the Ottawa International Animation Festival, running September 21-25.

In-Passing Headline News

Award-Winning Independent Animator Gil Alkabetz Dies at 65

The acclaimed Israeli director, whose short films ‘Rubicon’ and ‘Morir de Amor’ won prizes around the world, was a longtime fixture in the independent animation and international festival universe.

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Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis Talk ‘The Flying Sailor’

The Oscar-nominated ‘When the Day Breaks’ and ‘Wild Life’ filmmakers use a mashup of 2D, 3D, and live-action techniques to contemplate the nature of existence in their new animated short, based on a horrific, true-life disaster.

Animation via NFTs Headline News

Web3 Co Woodies to Premiere NFT-Based ‘The Woodies Origin’ Animated Short

The company’s NFT collection comes to life in its first animated short, revealing the Woodie’s unique and mystical origins; the 3-minute CGI film debuts September 19.

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‘The Simpsons’ Season 33 Disney+ Streaming Debut Set, New Short Released

The streamer drops ‘Welcome to the Club’ to celebrate Disney+ Day, and announces the series’ unprecedented 33rd season will premiere on October 5.

The Road to Ottawa Headline News

NFB Brings 6 Films to OIAF 2022

Oscar-nominees Amada Forbis and Wendy Tilby’s ‘The Flying Sailor’ among 4 films selected in official competition; other films include the special presentation and world premiere of ‘Theodore Ushev: Unseen Connections’ by Borislav Kolev.

In-Passing Headline News

‘Heavy Metal’ Director Gerald Potterton Dies at 91

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 1:39pm

The famed filmmaker and Oscar-nominated animator, known for his work on projects ranging from the seminal feature, ‘Yellow Submarine,’ to shorts like ‘The Selfish Giant’ and ‘Christmas Cracker,’ passed away last night at a Quebec hospital.

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‘Love, Death + Robots’ Renewed for Volume IV

Netflix has picked up another round of David Fincher and Tim Miller’s acclaimed adult animated anthology; the next volume promises more original animated entries brimming with terror, imagination, and beauty.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

Six Point Harness Shares ‘The Great Wolf Pack: A Call to Adventure’ Trailer

Directed by Chris Bailey, the film features The Great Wolf Resorts’ furry mascots, donning their big screen makeover, adventuring out to help others in need; the movie premieres across the resorts’ North American locations Labor Day weekend.

Good Luck is Good! ANIMATIONWorld

How Animation Connects ‘Luck’s Voice Actors to Family

Stars Whoopi Goldberg, Jane Fonda, Simon Pegg, Flula Borg and Sam herself, Eva Noblezada, discuss personal connections to their characters, and what led them to join the cast of Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation’s new 3D comedy, now streaming on Apple TV+.

Good Luck is Good! ANIMATIONWorld

How ‘Luck’ Applies a ‘Less is More’ Approach to Comedy

For director of animation Yuriko Senoo and production designer Fred Warter, Peggy Holmes’ new film, now streaming on Apple TV+, draws much of its humor from the work of famous physical comedians like Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, and Buster Keaton.

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Exclusive: Apple TV+ Drops New ‘Land of Luck’ Poster Art

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 5, 2022 at 9:00am

Premiering globally today, August 5, the Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation CG animated comedy adventure, directed by Emmy Award winner Peggy Holmes, tells the story about the unluckiest person in the world who stumbles onto the never-before-seen Land of Luck.

Good Luck is Good! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Luck’ Aims to Bring Hope to Kids In and Out of Foster Care

For writer Kiel Murray, the Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation fantasy adventure is rooted in the very real struggles of kids growing up without forever families and the idea that bad luck is random, not something they somehow ‘deserve.’

Good Luck is Good! ANIMATIONWorld

The Whimsical and Grounded Dance of ‘Luck’

Director Peggy Holmes talks about the importance of family, the challenges of working with characters of wildly divergent sizes, and how her background in choreography helped her nail the physical nuances in Apple Original Films’ and Skydance Animation’s CG fantasy comedy ‘Luck,’ dropping August 5 on Apple TV+.

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Psyop Drops Clip from New 2D Short ‘Christopher at Sea’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 10:06am

Directed by Tom C J Brown and set to premiere in competition at the upcoming Venice Film Festival, the film is a queer operatic thriller set to the emotive music of Schubert’s 1823 ‘Die schöne Müllerin’ alongside contemporary music by Casey Spooner, Walt Disco, and the film’s composers Brian McOmber and Judith Berkson.

Competitive Festivals Headline News

Fantoche 2022 Reveals Competitive Program Selections

The event’s 20th edition takes place September 6-11 and will feature 8 competitive programs in International, Swiss and Kids animated film categories, plus 26 selected in three panorama screenings.

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OIAF 2022 Reveals Official Animated Shorts Competition Selections

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 12:00pm

51 shorts to compete in student, narrative, non-narrative, and commissioned categories; the upcoming festival runs September 21-25.

Boop-Oop-a-Doop ANIMATIONWorld

Honoring a Pioneer’s Memory: The Max Fleischer Cartoons Restoration Project

Max’s granddaughter Jane Fleischer and Rockin Pins CEO Mauricio Alvarado are heading to San Diego ComicCon to share their efforts at tracking down and restoring famous Fleischer Studios cartoons, starring characters like Betty Boop, Superman and Popeye, to bring them to the screen before they are lost forever.

Good Luck is Good! Headline News

Apple Original Films Drops Official ‘Luck’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 7:29am

The Skydance Animation CG animated film, directed by Emmy Award winner Peggy Holmes, about the unluckiest person in the world who stumbles onto the never-before-seen Land of Luck, premieres globally August 5 on Apple TV+.

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