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Meeting a True Master ANIMATIONWorld

Animated Characters: The Art of Babbitt – Part 1

Animator, director, character designer, teacher, and writer Nancy Beiman shares Part 1 of her extensive, 2-part, 1979 interview with famed animator Art Babbitt, whom she met as a 21-year-old Cal Arts student after visiting Richard Williams’ L.A. studio on a dare.

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.

I’d Like to Report a Dead Body ANIMATIONWorld

Animated Characters: Sequence 2 – My New York Times Part 2

Animator, director, character designer, teacher, and writer Nancy Beiman concludes her 2-part story – complete with dead body - on her introduction to 'commercial' animation, when she snagged her first job, at Jack Zander’s Animation Parlour in NYC, while still managing to graduate Cal Arts, in the third of an ongoing series of articles - and eventual blog - she’s penning for AWN.

Who Did This? ANIMATIONWorld

Animated Characters: Sequence 2 – My New York Times Part 1

Animator, director, character designer, teacher, and writer Nancy Beiman shares her introduction to 'commercial' animation, when she snagged her first job, at Jack Zander’s Animation Parlour in NYC, while still managing to graduate Cal Arts, in the second of an ongoing series of articles - and eventual blog - she’s penning for AWN.

And the Rest is History! ANIMATIONWorld

Animated Characters: Sequence 1 – What Am I Doing Here?

Animator, director, character designer, teacher, and writer Nancy Beiman shares her ‘would you believe it?’ path to the inaugural class of CalArts’ Character Animation Program back in September 1975, in the first of an ongoing series of articles – and eventual blog - she’s penning for AWN.

Submit Your Work Headline News

SPARK ANIMATION Returns to Vancouver In-Person and Online

British Columbia’s only Oscar-accredited festival is back as a hybrid event, with an expansive program of talks, presentations, screenings, and career networking events, running October 27 – November 30; submissions still being accepted through September 16.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP120: What 26 Years at Pixar Taught Shawn Krause

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 16, 2021 at 1:00pm

The creative director of animation and story at Spire Studios talks about his experience as an animator and animation supervisor at the legendary home of ‘Toy Story.’

Business Headline News

‘Looney Tunes Cartoons’ EP Inks Development and Production Deal

Under terms of agreement, Emmy-nominated Pete Browngardt will produce original animated programming across Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios, with access to both studios’ extensive IP libraries, for viewing on all WarnerMedia platforms.

Sugar Spice and Everything Nice Headline News

‘Powerpuff Girls’ Pilot Nabs its Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup

With Maggie Kiley now at the helm, Chloe Bennet, Dove Cameron Yana Perrault join the live-action adaptation of the hugely popular animated series.

People Headline News

DNEG Feature Animation Expands Leadership Team

Industry veteran Archie Donato heads to London as VFX supervisor on new studio project; Ted Ty brings 25+ years of 2D and 3D animation experience to Montreal as new global head of character animation.

Sugar Spice and Everything Nice Headline News

The CW Orders Live-Action ‘Powerpuff Girls’ Pilot

After nearly 20 years, the crime-fighting trio will return to the small screen as disillusioned twentysomethings who resent having lost their childhood to crime fighting.

VR Whimsy! Headline News

Parade Animation’s Quill-Created ‘Lifetime Achievement’ Now on Oculus TV

The new virtual reality project, created entirely with Oculus’ VR-native animation platform, is a whimsical tale about balancing work and family that immerses the viewer in a vivid and glittering wonderland.

animated short films ANIMATIONWorld

‘KKUM:’ How Kangmin Kim Created His Oscar-Qualified Short with an $80 Micro-Budget

Seoul-born, Los Angeles-based independent stop-motion filmmaker employs Styrofoam and cinematic lighting to create a moving and intimate tribute to his mother.

Music Videos ANIMATIONWorld

Jesse McCartney’s New Animated Music Video ‘Friends’ Premieres Today

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 24, 2020 at 11:58am

Filmmaker Nick Peterson and Velorean Productions take the platinum-selling singer and his friends on a drunken, superhero hula dancing adventure.

In Passing Headline News

Kelly Asbury, ‘Shrek 2’ and ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’ Director, Dies at 60

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 26, 2020 at 5:40pm

The CalArts alum and well-respected animation veteran spent almost 40 years as a writer, story artist, and designer on some of the industry's most successful shows. 

short film animation Headline News

SYFY Greenlights ‘Psycho Psalms’ Pilot for TZGZ Late-Night Animation Block

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 3:09pm

Stop-motion dark comedy project from LA’s Open The Portal follows the exploits of a 1940s D-List cartoon character suddenly transported to the present day postmodern Internet hellscape. 

Animation Educator’s Forum Headline News

ASIFA-Hollywood Announces 2020 Faculty Grants

Organization’s annual Animation Educator’s Forum grants are awarded to full and part-time teachers for research, scholarly activities or creative projects.

People Headline News

Brooke Keesling and Caitlin Winiarski Join Bento Box

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 11:28am

Studio behind ‘Bob’s Burgers’ and ‘Duncanville’ announces new hires in talent and creative development as they continue move to expand output in all platforms.

animated short films ANIMATIONWorld

The Life of a Sibling That Never Was: Siqi Song’s ‘Sister’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 1:49pm

An intimate, sober and thoughtful animated short that imagines what a Chinese man’s family life might have been had his mother not been forced to terminate her second pregnancy.

Oscars Headline News

CalArts Dominates 2019 Best Animated Feature Oscar Category

Three Oscar-nominated animated features – ‘Incredibles 2,’ ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ and ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ were directed or co-directed by CalArts alumni.

animated short films Headline News

First Four CalArts Animated Shorts for UN’s HeForShe Initiative Debut Online

Three weekly releases of student films showcase power of animation in global fight to end gender inequality and sexual harassment.

Education & Training ANIMATIONWorld

‘Breaking the Glass Frame’ Celebrates Diversity, Seeks Strategies

Three-day symposium spotlighting female contributions to the field of animation and exploring solutions to sexual harassment, bias, and lack of diversity within the industry calls for heightened awareness of and increased empowerment for women, people of color, and those in the LGBTQ+ community.

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