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Covid-19 Headline News

New Short Reveals a Young Boy’s Imaginary Battle Against the Covid-Dragon

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 3, 2020 at 1:21pm

In Joey Jones’ charming CG animated film, ‘How the Covid-dragon Disappears,’ a kid’s imagination serves as the battleground for a knight’s valiant fight against the coronavirus, honoring the brave essential workers of the 2020 pandemic.

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Even a Pandemic Can’t Stop Politics from Being Funny on ‘Tooning Out the News’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 18, 2020 at 3:59pm

Quickly retooling their production in the face of COVID-19, executive producers R.J. Fried and Tim Luecke continue bringing us a sorely needed daily animated dose of hilarious political satire.  

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Fresh Takes: New ‘Quarantoon’ Series ‘Gnat & Tina’ Episode 1

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 4:17pm

Brandon Martin and Eric J. Trujillo’s 100% quarantine-produced 2D animated short, about two bored houseflies looking to experience the world, is the first of a bi-weekly animated series. 

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Catchy and Cool: The Celebrity Shorts of V+ Animation

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 4:22pm

For Vitaly Nikolaev and Veronika Nikolaeva, one animated Will Smith Instagram piece opened the door to a number of promo projects that bring positive online vibes to their artist clients.

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Juan Antin’s Acclaimed Animated Feature ‘Pachamama’ Debuts on Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 7, 2019 at 11:39am

The director talks about Pre-Columbian art, character design and the 14 years it took to produce his beautiful and thoughtful homage to indigenous Andean cultures steeped in harmony with the Earth.

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Workplace Dysfunction in Zero Gravity: ‘Archer: 1999’ Has Arrived

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 4:06pm

Chad Hurd and Justin Wagner share artwork and creative insights on our favorite FXX animated misfit ensemble that has taken its incessant backbiting to the Cosmos in a new season of robots, aliens, space battles, excessive drinking and boner references.  

Awards Headline News

‘The Breadwinner’ and ‘The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe’ Take Home Emile Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 10, 2018 at 4:48pm

Director Nora Twomey and co-directors Christian Bøving-Andersen and Eva Lee Wallberg among animation artists honored at second annual ceremony in Lille, France.  

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‘Changyou’s Journey’: Perry Chen’s Tribute to a Dad’s Determination

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 5:17pm

Starting an animated short film at age 12 forced a young director to face his grief while continuing to learn from a father who’d passed away far too soon. 

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WATCH: Lynne Naylor Talks Character and Conceptual Design at FMX 2018

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 11:24pm

The DreamWorks TV Animation veteran artist talks about her different approaches to character and conceptual design projects, the dynamic of realizing a strong director’s vision, such as Genndy Tartakovsky, and challenges she faced on shows such as ‘Samurai Jack.’ 

In Passing Headline News

‘Bambi’ Artist Tyrus Wong Dead at 106

Chinese immigrant artist who created the haunting visual style of Walt Disney’s beloved animated classic overcame poverty, discrimination and a lack of recognition to become one of the most celebrated Chinese-American artists of the 20th century.

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