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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Education & Training ANIMATIONWorld

‘Breaking the Glass Frame’: Women in the Spotlight at USC Symposium

Highlights of three-day symposium presented by USC in partnership with UCLA, CalArts & WIA include keynote sessions with Academy Award-winning filmmaker Brenda Chapman and Sesame Workshop EVP Brown Johnson.

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ANNY Best of Fest 2018 Coming to NYC Seaport District October 6-7

Third annual Animation Nights New York conference offers animation screenings of top films, VR workshop presentations, industry panels and networking events.  

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Kinetic 2: Audiovisual Experience Returns to Los Angeles for Second Year

Downtown Los Angeles animation and music showcase curated by CalArts students Sam Lane and Wolf Woodcock to be held September 8.

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Academy Unveils Finalists for 2018 Student Academy Awards

Four international and seven U.S.-made animated short films named finalists for the 2018 Student Academy Awards.

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CalArts Students Create Short Films Promoting Gender Equity for HeForShe Summit

Led by Experimental Animation Program faculty Pia Borg and Character Animation Program faculty Soyeon Kim, CalArts students create a series of short films for the annual HeForShe Summit.

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USC, UCLA, CalArts & WIA Announce Women’s Animation Symposium

Breaking the Glass Frame symposium to present giants in animation and academics collaborating for the first time to celebrate historical contributions and tackle current industry issues.

Interview ANIMATIONWorld

Pictures from the Brainbox: A Weekly Dose of Indie Animation - 'Heart Chakra'

Angela Stempel talks about the making of her acclaimed graduation comedy, 'Heart Chakra' (2017) a comic take on the world of crystals and all things 'new age'.

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