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MozFest Premieres ‘Alfro Algorithms’ Animated Short

Set in an Afro-futurist dystopia, the film explores topics of AI and bias through the story of Aero; produced by Mozilla’s Creative Media Awards recipient Anatola Araba, the film aims to entertain, enlighten, inspire, and educate.

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Wild Capture Launches ‘Digital Human Platform’ Production Pipeline

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 7, 2022 at 5:11pm

New integrated platform translates human essence into volumetric video with high-quality performance capture, creating digital humans, immersive crowds, and digital fashion for media produciton, software, and web-based delivery.

And the Oscar Goes To… ANIMATIONWorld

National Film Board of Canada’s Julie Roy Talks Women in Animation and the NFB’s 76th Oscar Nomination

With director Joanna Quinn’s ‘Affairs of the Art’ up for an Oscar in the Best Animated Short Film category, the DG of Creation and Innovation at the National Film Board of Canada reflects on the long history of female filmmakers at the NFB and its history of success. The NFB has garnered more Academy Award nominations than any other film organization based outside of Hollywood.

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Titmouse’s Famed 5 Second Day Screenings Return to Vancouver, NY and LA

Not to be missed showcase of studio’s in-house animated shorts program will screen live in theaters once again; coming March 22 in Vancouver and March 25 in Los Angeles and New York.

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Scrat Returns in Disney+’s ‘Ice Age: Scrat Tales’ Shorts

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 9:19am

Oscar-winning director Chris Wedge once again voices the chronically hapless saber-toothed squirrel, now joined by the mischievous Baby Scrat; see key art and images from the new series, hitting the streamer on April 13.

Your Attention Please ANIMATIONWorld

Black Women Animate Helps Hulu Celebrate Two Inspirational Women of Color

Taylor K. Shaw, CEO and founder of the visionary studio dedicated to providing opportunities for women of color, and Arts & Animation Director Buki Bodunrin talk about their contributions to the Black History Month series ‘Your Attention Please,’ now streaming on Hulu.

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Cardiff Animation Festival 2022 Announces Shorts Selections

102 animated shorts representing 22 countries have been chosen for official competition; the hybrid event takes place in person from April 7-10 in Cardiff with online events held throughout the month.

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First-Ever LXiA Spark Animation Grant Recipients Announced

The inaugural program’s fellows, Cecilia De Jesus and Anthony Gallego, will receive a $10k grant, professional development sessions, and mentoring by an industry professional; the program is supported by Netflix in partnership with the Latino Film Institute.

Chip 'n' Dale are Back Again! Headline News

John Mulaney and Andy Samberg Take on ‘Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 1:42pm

The famed pair stars alongside Keegan-Michael Key, Seth Rogen, and Chris Parnell in the all-new hybrid live-action / CG animated comedy about the two former Disney Afternoon stars, living among cartoons and humans in LA, 30 years after their show was canceled; movie hits Disney+ on May 20.

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WATCH: Jennifer Yuh Nelson’s Storyboards on ‘Pop Squad’ from ‘Love, Death + Robots’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 14, 2022 at 11:29am

Netflix shares a new video featuring side-by-side storyboards and corresponding animation from the Annie Award-nominated episode, helmed by the ‘Kung Fu Panda 2’ and ‘3’ director, who also supervised the animation on Volume 2 of the streamer’s Emmy Award-winning animated anthology.

In-Passing ANIMATIONWorld

Iconic Zagreb Animator Borivoj Dovnikovic Passes at 92

The global animation community mourns the loss of the great Croatian animation director, author, founder of the Zagreb School of Animation, and former ASIFA Secretary General.

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Finalists Announced for British Animation Awards 2022

‘Ron’s Gone Wrong,’ ‘Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas,’ and ‘Robin Robin’ among the animated shows chosen; winners to be announced at the awards ceremony on March 10.

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Puppetworks Creates Cinematic for EA’s ‘Stories from the Outlands: Gridiron’

Studio collaborates with Psyop on CG short taking fans into the unknown lore of the latest chapter in the hugely popular ‘Apex Legends’ game franchise.

Festivals Events

OIAF 2022 Happening this Fall in Person

Begins: September 21, 2022

Scheduled for September 21 – September 25, the event will feature screenings, virtual artist talks, workshops, and meetings with schools and recruiters.

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Next PreView Set: A Conversation with the Filmmakers Behind ‘Namoo’

Join a virtual live screening, presentation, and conversation with the creative team behind Erick Oh's Annie Award-nominated animated short film; the free February 11 event is offered in partnership with Baobab Studios and OGR. 

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‘Automaton’: The Beauty and Fury of the Elements Explored

Led by director Krzysztof Rost, a team of Pixar effects artists worked on their own time to produce an abstract, experimental CG short film depicting a field of grass destroyed by a brushfire, only to be reborn.

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‘Only a Child’: Powerful Reflections on Three Decades of Environmental Inaction

Director Simone Giampaolo discusses how 12-year-old Severn Cullis-Suzuki’s 1992 UN Summit speech, almost 3 decades later, led to the creation of a compelling animated short film involving more than 20 artists employing a dozen techniques, which has been shortlisted for an Oscar.

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‘Night Bus’ Wins Sundance Short Film Jury Animation Award

The macabre short from writer-director Joe Hsieh continues its festival circuit success since qualifying for this year’s Oscars and scoring an Annie nomination for best short subject.

They’re Certainly Looney! Headline News

HBO Max Drops ‘Looney Tunes Cartoons Valentine’s Extwavaganza!’ Trailer

Crazy antics turn romantic when Porky pines over Petunia and Bugs has a secret admirer; the Looney Tunes’ characters continue their special type of mayhem in the all-new special debuting on February 3.

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Special Event: ‘Only a Child’ Virtual Screening and Q&A

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 8:57am

Go behind-the-scenes of the Oscar shortlisted animated short with director Simone Giampaolo and producer Gabriella de Gara, moderated by ‘The Willoughbys’ director Kris Pearn, with special guest Severn Cullis-Suzuki, on Friday, January 28 at 11 am PST.

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WarnerMedia OneFifty Acquires Baobab Studios’ ‘Namoo’ for HBO Max

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 10:30am

Oscar-nominated director Erick Oh’s poignant animated short, about the beautiful and heartbreaking moments of a man’s life, to premiere on the streamer January 27.

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Skydance Animation’s ‘Luck’ Gets Release Date and Additional Voice Cast

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 9:32am

Eva Noblezada, Simon Pegg, and Lil Rel Howery join Whoopi Goldberg and Jane Fonda on the Peggy Holmes-helmed CG feature about Sam Greenfield, the unluckiest person in the world, who must unite with magical creatures to turn her luck around; an Apple Original Films and Skydance parnership, the film hits Apple TV+ August 5.

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