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Re-VIEW: ‘Love, Death + Robots’ – A Visceral Pleasure

Netflix’s animated short anthology uses every trick in the book – from disturbing grotesquery to quirky humor – to explore humanity’s overriding fear of death, ultimately shining an enriching light on our daily existence and what it means to be human.

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‘Little Nicholas-Happy as Can Be’ and ‘Amok’ Take Top Awards at Annecy 2022

By Dan Sarto | Sunday, June 19, 2022 at 8:00am

Films by Amandine Fredon & Benjamin Massoubre and Balázs Turai among 22 winners at the jam packed 46th festival edition that saw a record 13,248 badge holders from 106 countries.

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Skydance Animation Shares ‘Luck’ Work-in-Progress at Annecy 2022

Studio team, led by director Peggy Holmes, wows the appreciative festival crowd with a fun set of sneak peek sequences showcasing its ‘very first’ animated feature film, coming to Apple TV+ August 5.

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Nickelodeon Issues ‘Intergalactic Shorts Program 2.0’ Open Call

Global search initiative seeks original, comedy-driven content, with an eye towards eventual series development; inaugural program’s first show greenlit from a short, ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’ debuts at Annecy 2022, on Thursday, June 16.

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Art in the Time of War

Ukrainian sand animators and colleagues Olga Kryzhanovska and Svitlana Danylchenko left behind their homes, families, and work to escape the Russian invasion, both now hoping to reunite in Italy to continue performing their particular form of animated magic - the Ukrainian Golden Lion Sand Animation Theatre.

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Disney+ Reveals ‘I Am Groot’ Shorts Key Art and Launch Date

Van Diesel voices the mischievous toddler, Baby Groot, in Marvel Studios’ latest addition to the streamer’s summer lineup; the collection of 5 original films debuts August 10.

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Emily Dean Shares Her Thrilling ‘Artistic Experience’ in ‘Love, Death + Robots’ Volume 3

The director’s vibrant, compelling short, ‘The Very Pulse of the Machine,’ channels Mobius’ psychedelia within an ambitious, toon shaded 3D/2D hybrid animation style to tell the story of an astronaut reeling from a deadly accident, trying to get back to her ship while using mind-warping drugs to counter her injuries.

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The NFB Goes All In at Annecy 2022

Canada’s famed National Film Board is coming to this year’s festival boasting 3 short films in competition and a ‘NFB: New Spaces for Storytelling’ Studio Focus showcasing its programming vision and women creators; the event runs from June 13 to 18.

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Traveling the Tough Road to Redemption in Lee Rogers' ‘Silent Song’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 3:29pm

Animated by Bob Price, the 2D short matches the rich narrative and themes of darkness and light that suffuse the singer/songwriter’s entire ‘Gameblood’ album.  

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Lucasfilm Announces 2 New Animated ‘Star Wars’ Series

Both shows were unveiled at this past weekend’s Star Wars Celebration, amidst other splashy announcements and a surprise screening of the first two episodes of ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi.’

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Tim Miller and Jennifer Yuh Nelson Talk ‘Love, Death + Robots’ Volume 3

The hit animated anthology’s executive producer and supervising director discuss high ideas, gleeful violence, juvenile humor, and production challenges on their latest batch of provocative shorts, now streaming on Netflix.

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Mifa 2022 Reveals Expansive Program Line-up

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 8:24am

Market highlights include pitch sessions, partner screenings and Talent Acquisition Recruitment Sessions and Talks; event runs June 14-17.

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Put on Your Shorts: Annecy 2022

AWN’s Animation Pimp and Ottawa Animation Festival artistic director Chris Robinson takes a look at seven intriguing short films competing at this year’s Annecy International Animation Festival, which runs June 13-18.

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Alberto Mielgo Tells a Toxic Tale of Sensuality in ‘Love, Death + Robots’ Volume 3

The Oscar-winning ‘The Windshield Wiper’ director returns to Netflix’s iconic animated anthology with another short, ‘Jibaro,’ about a bloody, enrapturing clash between a gold-thirsty knight and a mysterious river siren; the iconic series, executive produced by Tim Miller and David Fincher, debuts today, May 20.

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Call for Submissions: SIGGRAPH Asia 2022 Computer Animation Festival

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 20, 2022 at 7:08am

Entries now being accepted in multiple categories, including shorts, visualizations, VFX sequences, game cinematics, and real-time pieces; deadline to enter is July 31, 2022.

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Netflix Shares Final ‘Love Death + Robots’ Volume 3 Trailer and Cast

Voices behind the Emmy Award-winning animated anthology’s stories include Chris Parnell, Fred Tatasciore, Joel McHale, Seth Green, Craig Ferguson, and Joe Manganiello; latest set of shorts hits the streamer May 20.

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Netflix Drops Surprise ‘Love, Death + Robots’ Episode Premiere

Ahead of the official May 20 Volume 3 release, the streamer treats fans to a full episode - ‘3 Robots: Exit Strategies’ - of the Emmy Award-winning animated anthology… watch it now!

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Adult Swim Greenlights ‘Rick and Morty: The Anime’ and ‘Ninja Kamui’

The hugely popular show gets its own series following the success of anime shorts ‘Rick and Morty vs. Genocider’ and ‘Summer Meets God (Rick Meets Evil);’ both series will premiere on Adult Swim and HBO Max.

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Hiroshima Festival 2022 Reveals Selections in Competition

Out of 2,149 entries 54 films have been selected to participate in this year’s event running August 17-21; animated short and feature films will compete in either the ‘Pan-Pacific and Asia Competition’ or the ‘World Competition.’

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‘Bob Spit,’ ‘Frankelda’s Book of Spooks,’ and ‘Bestia’ Lead 5th Quirino Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 16, 2022 at 1:06pm

Works from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Spain, Mexico, Portugal, and Venezuela are honored across nine categories at the May 14 in-person gala event and closing ceremony recognizing achievements in Ibero-American animation.

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Skydance Animation Drops ‘Luck’ Teaser Trailer

Directed by Emmy Award-winning Peggy Holmes, the Apple Original Films CG animated movie debuts globally August 5 on Apple TV+; exclusive 'First Look’ footage to debut at an Annecy 2022 ‘Work in Progress’ session on June 14.

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WildBrain’s ‘Lake Erie’ Breaks New Ground in Family-Friendly Horror

Writer/director John Vassallo and studio SVP, Creative Logan McPherson talk about their award-winning 2D animated short film, a ghostly tale of a boy who loses his dog and must face terrifying forces to get her back.

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Netflix’s Drops ‘Love, Death + Robots’ Volume 3 Official Trailer

Read the film and director list - with images - from the batch of nine news shorts in Netflix’s epic, Emmy Award-winning anthology that returns on May 20; executive producer David Fincher makes his animation directorial debut, and Oscar winner Alberto Mielgo returns with another piece.

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‘Bestia’ and ‘Flee’ Take Top Honors at ITFS 2022

The festival wrapped with its May 8 award ceremony honoring winners of the main competitions; the Trickstar Professional Awards were presented May 7, with the Tricks for Kids Awards on May 4.

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