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'Memoir of a Snail,' 'Percebes' Take Top Awards at Annecy 2024

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 5:39pm

Adam Elliot's stop-motion feature and the 2D short by Alexandra Ramires and Laura GonÇalves among the 22 winners at the jam packed 48th festival edition that saw a record 17,440 accredited attendees from 103 countries.

Adult Swim Reveals Headline News

‘Ha Ha, You Clowns’ and More ‘Smiling Friends’ Coming to Adult Swim

At its ‘Defying Expectations’ Annecy 2024 panel, the network also reveals a new series order for ‘Oh My God, Yes! A Series of Extremely Relatable Circumstances’ produced by Six Point Harness.

Checkmate! Headline News

Woody Allen-Narrated Animated Short ‘Mr. Fischer’s Chair’ in Production

The four-studio co-production centers on the face-off between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky during the 1972 World Chess Championship; release set for August 2025.

Disney Does Annecy Headline News

Disney Branded Television Reveals Greenlights, First Looks at Annecy

Panel celebrates DBT’s 40 years of kids’ animation with highlights of past shows along with sneak peeks at upcoming seasons and new projects, including a ‘Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur: Moon Girl’s Lab’ animated shorts series and ‘Prep & Landing: The Snowball Protocol’ special.

Let’s All Meet in 3D ANIMATIONWorld

Bent Image Lab Relocates to the Metaverse, Offers Tours to Annecy Attendees

Trever Stewart is taking over the commercial division of the venerable Portland animation studio, and has moved its half-acre facility completely to the metaverse, and is letting festival attendees – with priority on portfolio reviews – don headsets and tour the 3D digital world and creative universe his prolific team now calls home.  

We Want More Bluey and Bingo Headline News

Disney Drops ‘Bluey Minisodes’ First Look Clip

Coming to Disney Jr. and Disney+ July 3, the collection of 1–3-minute shorts written by series creator Joe Brumm highlights funny and sweet moments featuring Bluey and Bingo.

Annecy 2024 is Here! ANIMATIONWorld

Memories, Hooves, and War - Exploring Annecy’s Short Film Competitions

Ottawa Animation Festival artistic director Chris Robinson shares some of his under the radar picks competing at the Annecy Festival, now in full swing, running through June 15.

Annecy 2024 is Coming! Headline News

Annecy 2024 Official Short Film Selections Revealed

Out of 1,505 short film submissions from 108 countries, 31 films will compete in the ‘Official’ category, 12 films in the ‘Off-Limits’ category, 16 in the ‘Perspectives’ section, and 8 in the ‘Young Audience’ section, with an additional 40 films competing in the ‘Graduation Films’ categories; the festival runs June 9-15.

On the Road to Seattle Headline News

Call for Entries: Big Fake Deep Foot Competition

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 24, 2024 at 11:17am

The mythical Bigfoot and AI-enabled deep fake technology take center stage in the inaugural competition, part of the all-new Animation District at the upcoming 51st Bumbershoot Arts and Music Festival, set for August 31-September 1 in Seattle.

On the Road to Seattle Headline News

Seattle’s Bumbershoot Returns with New Animation District

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 24, 2024 at 10:06am

Now in its 51st year, the iconic arts and music festival adds a stellar lineup of animated fare for 2024 that includes in-person presentations by ‘Nimona’ director Troy Quane, ‘Ultraman: Rising’ director Shannon Tindle, ‘Across the Spider-Verse’ VFX supervisor Mike Lasker and production designer Patrick O’Keefe, a Big Fake Deep Foot competition, and a host of installations and screenings as part of a robust Visual Arts program happening around the Seattle Center Campus.  

Animation Festivals Headline News

Hiroshima Animation Season 2024 Selections Revealed

The 2nd edition of the festival unveiled its competition lineup, with 78 films selected from 2,634 entries from 97 countries and regions; the Oscar qualifying event takes place August 14-18 in Hiroshima.

Animated Shorts of the Month ANIMATIONWorld

Binocular Briefs - Spotlight on Animafest Zagreb

The May 2024 survey of under-the-radar animated shorts currently travelling the festival circuit or new to online viewing takes a special look at five films to keep an eye on at animation’s second oldest festival.

Oh How Cool! ANIMATIONWorld

Fusing ‘Opera’ and ‘ORIGIN’: The ‘O: An Erick Oh Retrospective’ Exhibition

The Oscar-nominated director returns to Korea with a breathtaking set of seven media installations, integrating his award-winning animated short and 2022 Seoul Space K animated project, for a 2-year run at the new House of Refuse complex on Jeju Island.

Celebrating Stop-Motion Excellence Headline News

BFI and LAIKA Announce ‘Stop Motion’ Program and Exhibition Running Aug 1-Oct 9

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 12:04pm

Showcasing the art, science, and innovation of stop motion animation, the BFI Southbank ‘Season’ includes the ‘LAIKA: Frame x Frame’ exhibition, special talks with Guillermo del Toro, Henry Selick, The Brothers Quay, Suzie Templeton, and other top filmmakers, as well as screenings of films like ‘Coraline,’ ‘Street of Crocodiles,’ ‘Jason and the Argonauts,’ ‘Chicken Run,’ and the original ‘King Kong.’  

Supporting 3D Design and Collaboration Headline News

New White Paper Dives Deep into NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise in Animation and VFX

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 13, 2024 at 11:26am

Discover the future of entertainment production with the groundbreaking collaboration between NVIDIA and HPC solution provider Exxact - uncover the power of OpenUSD and NVIDIA Omniverse™ Enterprise in revolutionizing the Media & Entertainment (M&E) landscape.

Awards Headline News

Catya Plate’s ‘Las Nogas’ Wins Best Animation at Queens World Film Festival

The stop-motion short, the final film in the Brooklyn filmmaker’s ecological trilogy, comes to the NY Anthology Film Archives May 22 as part of a free public screening of shorts featuring 2023 NYC Women's Fund Grant recipients.

Commercials Headline News

Final Frontier Delivers 2024 CLIO’s ‘Forever Bold’ Campaign

The studio tapped an impressive roster of global animation talent to deliver diverse visuals, from 3DCG to 2D traditional cell animation, with each artist’s visual language reflected to create a bold message rich in design.

Imagine A Dispute Between Philosophers! Headline News

‘Wittgenstein’s Poker’ Kickstarter Launched

Starring Richard E. Grant, Brian Cox, and Karl Markovics, the animated short brings to life the ‘Cambridge Poker Incident,’ the notorious dispute between philosophers Ludwig Wittgenstein and Karl Popper.

Portrait of an Auteur ANIMATIONWorld

Hisko Hulsing Talks About His Rotoscoping Process

The ‘Undone’ director combines rotoscope and hand-drawn animation, live-action performance, and oil-painted backgrounds to capture the subtle intricacies of human emotions within a dream-like, 'unreal' aesthetic; watch the animatic of his upcoming short, ‘Resurrection,’ to be released in 2025.

Showcasing Empathy for Addiction ANIMATIONWorld

Dice Tsutsumi Talks ‘Bottle George,’ Addiction and Clinging to Hope

The Tonko House co-founder teams with popular Japanese comedian Akihiro Nishino on a compelling new short film that combines the artistry and palpable emotionality of stop-motion animation with a powerful narrative exploring themes of addiction and personal growth.

The Little Feature That Could ANIMATIONWorld

Chiara Malta and Sébastien Laudenbach Talk ‘Chicken for Linda!’

With their award-winning film now hitting select theaters across the U.S., Canada, Japan and other countries, the directors discuss the unimagined success, with both kids and parents, of a movie about a child and an animal where the animal, for once, does not become the child’s best friend.

Animated Shorts of the Month ANIMATIONWorld

Binocular Briefs - Spotlight on Stuttgart

The April 2024 survey of under-the-radar animated shorts currently travelling the festival circuit or new to online viewing takes a special look at five films to keep an eye on at the Stuttgart Animation Festival.

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