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Technology Headline News

BOXX Releases the RAXX S1G Rack-Mounted Workstation

New scalable workstation is configurable to meet the needs of engineers, product designers, architects, VFX artists, and animators and optimized to implement remote workstation capabilities for SOLIDWORKS, Autodesk Revit, AutoCAD, 3ds Max, and Maya.

Awards Headline News

26th Annual SCAD Savannah Film Festival Winners Revealed

Out of 2,100 submissions, a selection of 99 films competed; top honors went to ‘Slow Light,’ named Best Animated Short in the professional competition, and ‘Close Your Eyes,’ named Best Student Animation.

Digital Artists Connect Headline News

Fall Edition of THU Career Camp Registration Now Open

Free online event for digital entertainment industry creators and artists everywhere focuses on career growth, recruiting and mentoring – runs November 7-9.

Promoting a New Generation of Animation Artists Headline News

CTN Launches the Andreas Deja Scholarship

The initiative, honoring the legendary Walt Disney Animation Studios animator, supports emerging talent through financial support, mentorship, and networking opportunities; open to non-professional animation students 16 years and up worldwide, the deadline to enter is October 20.

Books Headline News

Kevin Geiger’s Kids’ Book ‘Grandpa Groundhog’ Now Available

The artist, animator, and Disney veteran’s heartwarming story of a gruff grandpa and a grumpy groundhog who compete for territory but find common ground is now available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Bookshop.org.

Sometimes Asking Others for Help Takes the Courage of a Superhero Headline News

‘The Spider Within: A Spider-Verse Story’ Animated Short Debuts at Annecy 2023

Sony Pictures Animation and Sony Pictures Imageworks’ ‘LENS’ program cohort took the stage today in front of a packed Petite Salle crowd for the world premiere of their new film, set within the ‘Spider-Verse’ world; program provides candidates from underrepresented groups an opportunity to produce their own film while gaining valuable leadership experience.

Raising Funds and Awareness for UNICEF Headline News

KEPYR Kicks Off ‘Kindred Spirits 2023’ Campaign with ‘Mandalorian’-Themed Art Auction

The kids’ media charity raises funds and awareness supporting UNICEF’s continued humanitarian assistance to 850,000 children displaced by the recent devastating earthquakes in Syria and Türkiye; online and in person events include a virtual auction featuring original art – inspired by the Lucasfilm series - by renowned comics and animators.

Animation Festivals Headline News

Countryside Animafest Cyprus 2023 Shares Poster by Michael Dudok de Wit

The Oscar-winning animator drew inspiration from the village of Salamiou’s landscape, creating ‘Views of World’ for the 22nd edition of the festival returning August 9-12.

Annecy Spotlights Mexico Headline News

Annecy 2023 Spotlights Mexican Animation

Nine animation programs highlight techniques, themes, and the divergence of the country’s multi-faceted culture, with selections highlighting the beginnings of Mexican animation, its indigenous people’s influences on the art form, the emergence of Mexican television content and the untold stories of the country’s structural violence.

Pride and Diversity Headline News

Celebrate Pride and Diversity at Annecy 2023

Four short film programs highlight challenges, perspectives, and journeys of LGBTQ+ community members; the festival runs June 11-17.

People Headline News

New ‘Spider-Verse’ Short Coming from 'LENS' Program at Sony Pictures Animation and Sony Pictures Imageworks

The Leading and Empowering New Storytellers program’s first cohort will present their film, ‘The Spider Within: A Spider-Verse Story,’ at the Annecy Festival this June.

Festivals Headline News

Annecy Festival 2023 Unveils Poster by Jorge R. Gutierrez

With this year’s spotlight on Mexican animation, the animator/writer/director brings Mexican culture and folklore to the festival poster for the upcoming June event; watch Gutierrez share the inspiration and process behind the poster.

careers in animation Headline News

Podcast EP 193: How Turkish Set Designer Merve Çaydere Got to Work at Laika

The animation director, designer and model maker discusses her journey from Turkey to the U.S. and how she scored a spot as a set designer at the iconic stop-motion studio.

Climate Change Cheer! Headline News

Bill Plympton Returns… With Some Holiday Cheer!

The Academy Award-nominated animator’s School of Animation relaunches next month; meanwhile, check out his store for his latest artwork, a personalized caricature, or check out his upbeat short ‘No Snow for Christmas’ for a climate change Xmas celebration. 

Animation Hall of Fame Headline News

Animation Educators Forum Announces Inaugural Hall of Fame Group

ASIFA-Hollywood’s non-profit association of teachers and scholars names first inductees into its new Hall of Fame, honoring the most influential artists and scholars in the history of animation.

Business Headline News

Duolingo Acquires Gunner Animation Studio

The deal adds 15 designers, illustrators, and animators to the learning platform’s design teams responsible for creating animation, a key component in how the company builds brand recognition and driving user engagement.

Living the Life Headline News

Nancy Beiman’s ‘How I Finally Got to Live a Cat's Life: A Cartoon Diary 2020-2021’ On Sale Now

Dreaming of a cat’s life? The famed animator, author, and professor chronicles her pandemic-imposed feline staycation with humor and illustrations in her newest book, now available from major booksellers.

Technology Headline News

Wacom Launches the Cintiq Pro 27 Pen Display

Developed in concert with the art and design community, the new display boasts performance improvements, standard multi-touch, faster refresh rates, vivid and accurate color, and added customizable options.

Ripping Fast Workstations Headline News

BOXX Workstations Take the Stage at SIGGRAPH 2022

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 12:21pm

The Super-Fast APEXX Everest, powered by AMD’s new Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 WX Series processor, reveals its prowess for creative applications at the Blender rendering engine demonstration.

The Comics of Animators Headline News

Kings Features Announces ‘The Animator’s Attic’ Comic Collection

The project will include comic creations from the early careers of notable animators before they became well-known, celebrating the shared history of the mediums.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP 160: How DM Galloway Animates Action Figures for a Living

The independent stop-motion animator discusses how he grew his YouTube following, how he manages to get brand deals, and what goes into the creation of figure stop-motion animation.

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