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Georges Schwizgebel Takes Grand Prix at Hiroshima Animation Season 2022

Top honors at the inaugural event go to the Swiss filmmaker’s Darwin's Notebook, winner also of the category award in ‘Adventure in Storytelling.’ 

Destination Torino! Headline News

VIEW Conference 2022 Reveals More Speakers

Paramount’s Ramsey Naito, Sony Pictures Animation’s Kristine Belson, and Cartoon Saloon co-founder Nora Twomey lead the ever-expanding speaker line-up at the 23rd edition of Italy’s premiere animation, VFX, games, and computer graphics conference coming October 16-21; more speaker announcements are coming soon!

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Winners Announced for Animafest Cyprus 2022

Michalis Papanicolaou’s ‘Crocodrilo-Ta oneira tou tempeli drakou' takes top honors with both the Cypriot Professional Film and Audience Awards; Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis' 'Flying Sailer' wins for Best Narrative Film.

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Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis’ ‘The Flying Sailor’ to Premiere at TIFF

Inspired by the true and tragic 1917 Halifax Explosion, the NFB-produced short contemplates the journey of a sailor who survived the blast and his ensuing sudden and unexpected voyage; film makes its North American debut next month at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival.

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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+.

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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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How Blur Used Light to Create Darkness in David Fincher’s 'Bad Travelling'

Tim Miller’s animation and VFX studio bridged the gap between live-action and CG using V-Ray's Light Selects and Physical Camera Exposure controls to realize the famed director's aesthetic on his first computer-animated film, part of 'Love, Death + Robots' Volume 3 now streaming on Netflix.

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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.

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‘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.’

Let's Talk Animation! Headline News

Podcast EP 172: Fu Yang and Johnny Knittle on How They Created ‘The Nice Shorts’ Animation Podcast

Podcast co-hosts discuss how they got down to it and started their show’s 1st episode, how the duo met, and Yang’s plans to teach kids stop-motion animation.

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+.

Get Up and Go! Headline News

ROOF Fills it Up with Whimsy for Conoco’s ‘Choose Go’ Campaign

Incorporating elements from stop-motion to classic video games, the studio created 6 3D animated spots featuring unique ‘Goer’ characters who embark on whimsical adventures that start and end after gassing up.

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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.

Festivals Headline News

HollyShorts Film Festival Unveils Schedule and Line-Up

The Oscar-qualifying event returns August 11-20 with programs featuring both adult and family-friendly animation; films to screen at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres include ‘New Moon’ by Emmy nominee Colman Domingo, ‘Five Cents’ by Aaron Hughes, and Cannes Selection 2022 ‘Scale’ by Joseph Pierce.

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FC Barcelona Launches Animated ‘In a Way, Immortal’ NFT – Auction Set for July 29

Crafted by BCN Visuals, the 40-second animation recreates Johan Cruyff’s legendary 1973 goal against the Atlético Madrid goalkeeper; the digital artwork will be sold via live auction at Sotheby, NY.

The Best in Kids’ Entertainment Headline News

2022 Kidscreen Award Winners Announced

The annual awards strive to recognize the best in children’s TV and digital media; leading the winners was Glen Keane Productions’ ‘Trash Truck’ for Netflix, which garnered awards for best new series, best-animated series, and best holiday episode.

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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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The 21st Edition of Animafest Cyprus Reveals Official Selections

41 films from 21 countries will participate in this year’s international competition, with 19 professional and student films participating in the national competition; the festival and festivities return to the village of Salamiou August 10-13.

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‘Marvel's Spidey and his Amazing Friends’ Season 2 Coming Next Month

Disney Branded Television has announced the simulcast debut of the new season on Disney Channel and Disney Junior, along with a Season 3 renewal; 10 animated shorts precede the series release on multiple Disney platforms, introducing new friends and baddies to our superhero trio.

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Hiroshima Animation Season Coming August 17-21

The Hiroshima International Animation Festival gets new August run, reveals inaugural ‘Golden Carpster’ Award honorees for contributions to animation in Pan-Pacific and Asian regions, and shares The World Competition: Category Award winners.

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.

Wascally Wabbit! Headline News

Exclusive: MeTV Shares ‘Bugs Bunny’s Birthday Bash Week’ Promo

‘Toon in With Me’ celebrates 82 years of America’s favorite Wascally Wabbit, running July 25-29 with cartoons, stories, and insights on everything Bugs; check out July 24 ‘Collector’s Call’ profiling Looney Tunes and Bugs Bunny collector Laurence Sheinman.

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