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WIA Online Summit Headline News

2020 Women in Animation Virtual Summit Now Streaming Online

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 2:58pm

A selection of presentations from the first-ever WIA online summit, held in conjunction with this year’s Annecy 2020 Online edition, is now available for free viewing.

Awards Headline News

‘Calamity, a Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary,’ ‘The Physics of Sorrow’ Win Cristal Awards at Annecy 2020

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 10:01am

Films by Rémi Chayé and Theodor Ushev among 21 winning projects awarded at the 44th festival edition, held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virtual Reality Headline News

Daisy Ridley Joins Baobab Studios’ ‘Baba Yaga’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 15, 2020 at 8:01am

‘Star Wars’ sequel trilogy star is cast in lead role of Magda in newest immersive experience from the Emmy Award-winning studio behind ‘Bonfire’ and ‘Crow: The Legend.’

Women in Animation Headline News

WIA Announces Women in Animation Virtual Summit Program for Annecy 2020 Online

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 8:48am

Summit will focus on the pandemic, the recently reinvigorated global call for social justice, and their tremendous effects on the animation industry.

Virtual Reality Headline News

Baobab Studios Shares First Look at ‘Baba Yaga’ Immersive Experience

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 8:37am

Special ‘Work in Progress’ presentation from the Emmy Award-winning studio behind ‘Bonfire’ and ‘Crow: The Legend’ will debut June 15 at Annecy 2020 online.

Women in Animation Headline News

Women in Animation Summit Set for July 29 at SIGGRAPH 2019

Condensed version of WIA’s annual Summit to feature keynote by Dr. Stacy L. Smith, who will present landmark USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative study.

real-time graphics Headline News

Unity Technologies Announces Unity Learn Premium

New learning platform gives Unity developers exclusive access to gaming and industry-specific resources, live access to tech experts and advanced content.

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Unity Releases CG Short ‘Sherman’ to Showcase Real-Time Production Template

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 4:59pm

Emmy Award-winning team behind the ‘Baymax Dreams’ shorts for Disney shares funny new film, the free tools and best practices used in its production. 

Annecy 2019 Headline News

Disney Premieres 3 New Experimental Animated Shorts at Annecy

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 14, 2019 at 7:15am

Festival presentation spotlights Short Circuit program’s ‘Just A Thought,’ ’Exchange Student,’ and ‘Jing Hua’ along with special inside look at ‘Frozen 2,’ the highly anticipated upcoming ‘Frozen’ sequel. 

SPA Headline News

Sony Pictures Animation Reveals Bold, Expanded Production Slate at Annecy 2019

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 9:04am

Two Genndy Tartakovsky films, including ‘Fixed,’ the studio’s first R-Rated film, plus a new ‘Boondocks’ TV series and anthology based on Anthony Bourdain graphic novel, among new projects just announced. 

Women in Animation Headline News

USC Annenberg Releases Groundbreaking Animation Industry Gender Study

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 10, 2019 at 6:26am

‘Inclusion Initiative’ study results, presented at 3rd Annual Women in Animation World Summit in Annecy, reveal some positive industry gains, but mostly areas of startling gender inequality and bias.

Annecy 2019 Headline News

Mifa Announces Big Expansion and Special Slate of Events

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 2:07pm

Upcoming market during Annecy is set to break all previous attendance and size records with over 700 exhibitors inside a bigger exhibition platform, VR area, Buyer’s Club and new conference room.  

Women in Animation Headline News

Speakers Announced for Women in Animation World Summit at Annecy

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 24, 2019 at 9:13am

Program lineup and initial list of presenters for third annual symposium, taking place June 10, highlight important focus on “Belonging” and critical topics affecting women working in the animation industry.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

Tom McGrath Returns to Direct ‘The Boss Baby 2’ for DreamWorks Animation

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 7:02pm

‘Bird Karma’ and ‘Bilby’ producer Jeff Hermann will produce the ‘Boss Baby’ sequel, scheduled for a March 26, 2021 release by Universal.

Annecy 2019 Headline News

Disney Returns to Annecy with World Premiere of 3 New Shorts, ‘Frozen 2’ Presentation

Studio to debut Short Circuit experimental program’s ‘Just A Thought,’ ’Exchange Student,’ and ‘Jing Hua’ along with special inside look at highly anticipated upcoming ‘Frozen’ sequel. 

Annecy 2019 Headline News

Nine VR Works Selected to Compete at Annecy 2019

Organizers of the 43rd annual animation festival have announced their competitive virtual reality lineup chosen from 90 projects submitted from 30 countries.

Netflix Headline News

Netflix Announces ‘Klaus’ and ‘The Willoughbys’ Sneak Peeks at Annecy Festival

By Dan Sarto | Monday, April 15, 2019 at 4:55pm

Directors Sergio Pablos and Kris Pearn will share inside looks at their upcoming films, Netflix’s first two original animated features.

Festivals Headline News

‘Ruben Brandt, Collector,’ ‘Seder-Masochism’ Among 11 Features to Compete at ANIMATION IS FILM

Initial feature competition lineup and jury announced for second annual edition running October 19-21 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

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The Past and Future Torment the Present in Theodore Ushev’s ‘Blind Vaysha’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 3, 2017 at 4:00pm

The acclaimed director’s Oscar-nominated short warns that humanity's constant fear of the future and obsession with the past imperils our ability to live in the present.

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