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Cannes XR Virtual Set for June 24-26

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 2:06pm

A free program of 55 pieces, selected by the Tribeca Film Festival, Veer VR and Positron, including 23 in the Development Showcase, will be open to VR users through the Museum of Other Realities.

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BAAA Art Auction for Racial Justice Expands for New 3-Day Event

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 19, 2020 at 10:05am

Running June 19-22, auction adds original artwork from numerous noteworthy artists; all proceeds to benefit Equal Justice Initiative.

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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.’

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BAAA Online Art Auction Supporting Equal Justice Initiative Now Open

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 1:13pm

Original works from Dice Tsutsumi, Robert Kondo, Kal Athannssov and other prominent industry creatives open for bids through June 14; all proceeds being donated to EJI.

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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.

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The Telly Awards Announce 2020 Winners

‘Bonfire,’ Baobab Studios’ interactive VR experience voiced by comedian Ali Wong, and ‘A Voice is All You Need” are among animation standouts at this year’s awards. 

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Exclusive: Baobab Studios and John Legend Release ‘When You Can Fly’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 9:59am

New lyrics music video of original song from 4-time Emmy Award-winning animated VR film to help raise awareness of Return to the Heart Foundation’s Native COVID-19 Action Fund.

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‘Bonfire’: A Revealing Look at Interactive Storytelling of the Comedic Alien Variety

Two-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning writer/director Eric Darnell talks about Baobab Studios’ Annie Award-winning immersive VR experience and the sometimes confusing world of virtual reality.

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VIEW Conference 2019: Celebrating the Best in Animation, VFX and Visual Storytelling

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 10:07pm

Grab your notepad and fashionable wool scarf; a packed roster of talent led by Brad Bird, Dean DeBlois and Rob Legato will rub elbows and share insights at the digital media conference and symposium set for October 21-25 in Turin, Italy. 

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Complete VIEW 2019 Program Released

Last minute confirmations pack an already expanded roster featuring top industry speakers; directors Jill Culton, Brad Bird, Dean DeBlois, Conrad Vernon, Sergio Pablos, Peter Ramsey and Eric Darnell lead an all-star lineup.

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Disney VFX Supervisor Steve Goldberg to Present ‘Frozen 2’ at VIEW 2019

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 1:20pm

Conference attendees get early, extended look at highly anticipated sequel to the studio’s 2013 hit musical adventure, the highest grossing animated feature film of all time. 

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Renowned Video Game Designer Brendan Greene to Speak at VIEW 2019

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 4:32pm

Creator of the battle royale game sensation, ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ (PUBG), joins impressive list of speakers confirmed for October 21-25 digital media conference in Turin, Italy.

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The 3rd Annual SCAD AnimationFest Coming September 26-28

Three-day festival features screenings, panel discussions, presentations and top talent from Pixar Animation Studios, Google Creative Lab, and DreamWorks Animation.

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Full VIEW Conference 2019 Announced

By Dan Sarto | Monday, July 22, 2019 at 12:29pm

Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Rob Legato to present ‘The Lion King;’ director Conrad Vernon to present animated ‘The Addams Family’ at October 21-25 digital media conference in Turin, Italy.

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Peter Ramsey, Siobhan Reddy and Sergio Pablos to Present at VIEW 2019

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 8:23am

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,’ ‘Dreams,’ and ‘Klaus’ presentations confirmed for upcoming animation, VFX, games and immersive storytelling conference.

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Brad Bird, Michael Giacchino and Ralph Eggleston to Keynote VIEW 2019

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 17, 2019 at 4:48pm

Oscar-winning director, composer and production designer, who teamed together on ‘Incredibles 2,’ are set to present at October 21-25 digital media conference and symposium in Turin, Italy.  

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Baobab Studios Releases ‘Bonfire’ VR Experience Starring Ali Wong

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 12:46pm

Now available, the latest interactive project from the Emmy Award-winning studio behind ‘Crow: The Legend’ is an absurd, narrative-based, animated virtual reality experience.

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Boabab Studios’ ‘Crow: The Legend’ Scores Four Daytime Emmys

Nickelodeon’s ‘The Loud House,’ Netflix’s ‘Ask the Storybots,’ Amazon’s ‘Tumble Leaf’ and Disney Channel’s ‘Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventures’ each take home two at Friday’s gala ceremony.

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TV Academy Announces 2019 Honorees for Individual Achievement In Animation

Baobab Studios’ ‘Crow: The Legend,’ Disney Channel’s ‘Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventures,’ Netflix’s ‘Spirit Riding Free’ and Amazon’s ‘Tumble Leaf’ among the honorees for outstanding achievement in animation.

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MPSE Announces Nominees for 66th Golden Reel Awards

Animation and games featured in seven outstanding achievement in sound editing categories, while VFX-driven film and TV take spots in eight others.

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How Baobab Studios Created a Storybook World for the Immersive ‘Crow: The Legend’

Created using the Unity game engine, VR experience and accompanying theatrical short film written and directed by Eric Darnell and produced by Maureen Fan pushes real-time graphics to new heights.

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Baobab Studios Short ‘Crow: The Legend’ Launches Globally

Executive produced by John Legend, animated VR experience and theatrical short from the Emmy-winning makers of ‘Asteroids!’ and ‘Invasion!’ now available online.

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TRAILER: Baobab Studios Launching New VR Short, ‘Crow: The Legend’

Featuring an original song by John Legend, new virtual reality experience and accompanying theatrical short available November 15 on YouTube and Oculus VR.

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