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DreamWorks Animation Production Workers Vote to Unionize

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 5, 2024 at 8:00am

After almost four years of organizing, 160 TV and feature productions workers join The Animation Guild (TAG), IATSE Local 839, and The Editors Guild, IATSE Local 700, in a NLRB election.

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LAIKA Pledges $60K to PCC to Promote Equity in the Arts

The award-winning animation studio’s transformative partnership with Portland Community College establishes scholarship and program funds supporting the creation of an ‘Animation & Motion Graphics’ associate degree.

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Superprod Group Acquires Studio 352 and Mélusine Productions

Acquisition of the two Luxembourg-based studios bolsters the company’s development, production and financing capabilities for premium feature and TV animation.

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Podcast EP 245: Exit 73 Studios Indie Game Dev Journey With '#Blud'

Animation studio co-founders Chris Burns and Bob Fox discuss breaking into the game industry, getting a producer, and the upcoming release of their indie game, coming later this year.  

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Nickelodeon Animation Workers Ratify TAG Union Contract

After nearly 1 year of negotiations, the studio’s animation production workers ratified a new contract prioritizing their well-being and professional development. 

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Podcast EP 240: Rachel Larson and How She Made ‘The Tiny Chef Show’

The animator, director, and writer shares her journey that led from a shed rental in New Zealand to partnering with Kristen Bell and ultimately scoring a deal with Nickelodeon.

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Podcast EP 239: Andrew Chesworth Gives a Budget Breakdown Of ‘The Brave Locomotive’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 26, 2024 at 4:09pm

The Oscar-nominated director discusses the production of his most recent short, which has been viewed more than 7 million times on YouTube.

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CoreWeave Releases New Native Blender Plug-In for Conductor

Plug-In offers CoreWeave users faster and easier rendering within creative environments, streamlining Conductor’s use with the open-source 3D software.

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Alkemy X’s Creative Studio Adds Remade to U.S. Commercial Roster

The design-based animation studio specializes in hand-drawn and cell animation and boasts notable clients including Google, Indeed, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Hermès.

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Podcast EP 238: How Alistair Nicholls Turned Claymation into a Beautiful Career

The U.K.-based Moon Studios founder shares his professional journey from launching his own studio to landing work with clients like Nickelodeon, Felix the 1st, and Far Caspian.

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Podcast EP 237: How 3D Studio Yonk Uses VR Sculpting to Get Big Name Clients

The Netherlands-based animation studio’s Niels van der Donk and Victoria Young discuss VR creative tools, working hard to earn big-name clients, and what it took to make the studio a full-time gig.

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Podcast EP 236: Danny Robashkin & Creating ‘MAKE’ Originals Micro Shorts

The Minnesota-based animation studio founder discusses his company’s success with commercial projects and its new path creating original micro short series for social media. 

Education Headline News

Titmouse Foundation Launches ‘Future Art Directors Program’

Created in partnership with Warrior Art Camp, the 20-week online course aims to provide equitable training to animators looking to advance their careers; the application deadline is December 22.  

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Bejuba! Entertainment Picks Up ‘Bjorn the Last Unicorn’ and ‘JuJu Brain’

The two new kids’ series, from animation veteran Tom Bancroft’s crowd-funded Pencilish Studios, promise to ‘bring much-needed fun and edification back to screens.’  

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Claynosaurz Releases ‘Claynos’ Teaser Trailer

The 3DCG short tells the origin story of the colorful stylized dinosaurs inhabiting the studio’s IP; following 2 months of concept development, the team tapped Autodesk Maya and Arnold, using the Conductor cloud-based rendering service, to complete the film.

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LAIKA Adds ‘Gorillaz’ Music Video Director and ‘Headless’ Directing Duo

Studio brings on Pete Candeland along with the Annie Award-winning pair Victor Maldonado and Alfredo Torres, respectively, bolstering the animation division’s creative roster. 

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Framestore Adds Gary Brozenich as International Production Supervisor

22-year VFX veteran bolsters studio’s supervisory team; studio’s recent project deliveries include ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3,’ ‘Barbie,’ ‘The Little Mermaid’ and ‘Loki’ Season 2.

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Crunchyroll Shares Loads of New Anime at New York Comic Con

‘Crunchyroll Industry Panel’ reveals first looks, and new 2024 titles; pre-orders now open for upcoming Crunchyroll Games and Perfect World game ‘One Punch Man: World.’

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