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Doors will close sometime in April; 450 employees will lose their jobs as the studio behind the hugely successful ‘Ice Age’ franchise falls victim to the pandemic’s continuing economic impact.
Former Blue Sky and Disney veteran named Group Head of CG for Feature Animation; Holger Voss upped to Group Head of CG for Visual Effects, Alexander Savenko to Group Head of Production Technology, and Danny Smith to Group Head of Infrastructure Technology.
The Motion Design Department’s trained students qualify for fully featured EDU licenses of Houdini FX for home use and a one-year Core or six-month FX license upon graduation.
Student teams of 5 have 24 hours to produce a 30-second animated film; deadline to submit YouTube link is Saturday, October 3 at 4PM PST.
Summit will focus on the pandemic, the recently reinvigorated global call for social justice, and their tremendous effects on the animation industry.
Sound artist work in ‘How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World,’ ‘Frozen 2,’ ‘Abominable,’ ‘Toy Story 4,’ ‘Missing Link,’ ‘White Snake,’ ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Spies in Disguise’ lead animation-specific category noms; 67th annual awards ceremony to be held January 19.
Management changes at Walt Disney Animation and Blue Sky Studios signal Disney’s effort to more fully integrate former Fox film and TV assets is gaining strength.
Veteran designer and modeler Heather Shepherd used nuanced facial animation to bring joy and life to a 3D model.
Condensed version of WIA’s annual Summit to feature keynote by Dr. Stacy L. Smith, who will present landmark USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative study.
Veteran executive, who oversaw Blue Sky Studios’ production of ‘Ice Age’ and ‘Rio’ franchise films, steps down after 21 months at helm.
Founding donors contribute more than $500,000 to support organization’s programs and international outreach initiatives.
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.
In its 46th year, the conference is set for July 28 – August 1, 2019 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
‘Endgame’ screening, in cooperation with Trickfilm Festival, will cap four packed conference days starting April 30 in Stuttgart, Germany.
First look at 20th Century Fox’s animated comedy set in the high-octane globe-trotting world of international espionage features the futuristic Audi RSQ e-tron self-driving concept car.
Ben Mendelsohn, Karen Gillan, Rashida Jones, DJ Khaled and Masi Oka join Will Smith and Tom Holland in Blue Sky’s forthcoming animated spy caper.
Founding members include Animal Logic, Autodesk, Blue Sky Studios, Cisco, DNEG, DreamWorks Animation, Epic Games, Foundry, Google Cloud, Intel, SideFX, The Walt Disney Studios and Weta Digital.
‘Women in Technology’ spotlight series to include presentations from Janelle Croshaw Ralla, Kelsey Hurley and Renee Tam.
Move clears the way for Disney’s $71 billion cash and stock offer, which was approved in June by the Department of Justice.
Seventy-five employees laid off and productions shut down, effective immediately, as Disney closes down the Glendale production facility.
Settlement in the class-action lawsuit filed in December 2014 on behalf of animation and VFX workers to be paid out in July and August.