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Health Care in Space! ANIMATIONWorld

‘The Second Best Hospital In the Galaxy’: Tentacle Hair, Beak Kisses and Chronic Anxiety

Creator Cirocco Dunlap and EPs/stars Maya Rudolph and Natasha Lyonne talk about their new adult animated comedy that follows Dr. Sleech and Dr. Klak - aliens, best friends, and intergalactically renowned surgeons - as they tackle anxiety-eating parasites, illegal time loops, and deep-space STIs; premieres February 23 on Prime Video.

Heading to Stuttgart Headline News

FMX 2024 Shares More Program Updates

New confirmations include a look at Yorgos Lanthimos’ ‘Poor Things’ VFX, and the crafting of animated features ‘Nimona’ and ‘Leo;’ 4-day conference returns in person April 23-26, and on demand April 27-May 31.

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‘Silhouette’ Takes Home Autodesk-Sponsored Student Project VES Award

The tech giant continues to support students and educators, providing skills, hands-on experiences, and credentials via free software; company tools were used by winning ArtFX School of Digital Arts student filmmakers and nominees for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project recognized at last night’s 22nd annual Visual Effects Society ceremony. 

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‘The Creator,’ ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ and ‘The Last of Us’ Top VES Awards

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 10:59pm

Gareth Edwards’ innovative sci-fi drama set during a future global war between mankind and AI simulants takes home 5 awards, while the hit ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ sequel takes home 4; HBO’s critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning game adaptation series also garners 4 awards. 

Do Robots Dream of Electric Dogs? ANIMATIONWorld

Pablo Berger Talks His Oscar-Nominated ‘Robot Dreams’

The director of the Annie Award-winning 2D feature, his first animated film, about a lonely dog who buys a robot companion, discusses how his live-action experience helped him focus on crafting emotionally nuanced character performances. 

VFX for Film Headline News

Union VFX Shares ‘Poor Things’ VFX Breakdown Reel

Studio creates ‘authentic artificiality’ for Yorgos Lanthimos’ BAFTA winning, Oscar-nominated feature starring Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo, Willem Dafoe and Ramy Youssef.

A New Jurassic Era Headline News

Gareth Edwards in Talks to Direct New ‘Jurassic World’ Movie

The ‘Rogue One’ and ‘The Creator’ helmer may pick up the mantle after negotiations fell through last week with original choice David Leitch; the next franchise installment, touted as the ‘new Jurassic era,’ is slated to release July 2, 2025.

Cricket Please Pass the Puck! Headline News

ESPN Goes Real-Time Again for 2nd ‘NHL Big City Greens Classic’

Cricket, Remy, and other show characters will join ESPN, Disney Branded Television, and the NHL for a live, animated game telecast of the Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Boston Bruins that will feature real-time technology recreating the action on the ice with series’ characters skating alongside animated versions of the players; telecast coming March 9.

Opposites React ANIMATIONWorld

‘Elemental’: The Little Film That Could

When director Peter Sohn and Pixar set out to create a 3DCG world in which a fiery young woman found a way to get together with a fun, ‘go-with-the-flow’ guy, they never dreamed it would take quite some time, slowly but surely, through word of mouth, to successfully find a global audience for their film.

Anyone Can Wear the Mask Headline News

Watch Just Completed ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ VFX Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 2:31pm

See how the artistic and technical innovations on the Oscar-nominated and Annie Award-winning animated masterpiece were pushed to the limit in this thrilling new video, narrated by Sony Imageworks VFX supervisor Michael Lasker.

Commercials Headline News

Nexus Help Progressive Take Flight in 3 New Animated Spots

Director Conor Finnegan taps his stop-motion roots to bring texture and personality to new feathered friends Chuck and Gina featured in the insurance company’s first 3D animated campaign. 

Business Headline News

Nelvana Developing ‘Trapped in a Video Game’ Movie Adaptation

The kids’ content producer is teaming up with Andrews McMeel Entertainment to transform the popular books into animated films; the stories follow 12-year-old Jesse Rigsby, who discovers the dangers of video games and the people that make them.

Digitally Funded Animation Headline News

Blockchain Animated Series ‘Cyko KO’ to Reunite ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ Cast

The tech-backed project, which launched its pilot on Rewarded.tv exclusively for NFT holders, reunites the iconic show’s stars, including Jon Heder, who voices Cyko KO, Tina Majorino, Jon Gries, Efren Ramirez, and Haylie Duff. 

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Pro Gamers Sue Activision for $100M Over ‘Call of Duty’ Tournament Monopoly Claims

Pro esports players Hector ‘H3cz’ Rodriguez and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner allege the company violated federal antitrust laws by coercing players and team owners to compete under ‘extortionate financial terms’ at the threat of exclusion from the Activision CoD league. 

Awards Headline News

‘The Boy and the Heron’ and ‘Poor Things’ Nab Wins at 2024 BAFTA Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 19, 2024 at 8:51am

Hayao Miyazki’s first film in 10 years, and Yorgos Langthimos’ dark comedy were two of the big winners at last night’s 2024 EE British Academy Film Awards; Christopher Nolan's 'Oppenheimer' led all films with 7 wins.

And the Winner Is... Headline News

'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse' Leads All Winners at 51st Annie Awards

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 10:50pm

In what may serve as a prelude to the Oscars, Sony Pictures Animation's hit 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' sequel, directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson, took home 7 awards, including best animated feature; Netflix's 'Blue Eye Samurai' took home six, including best TV/Media - Mature, while Pablo Berger's 'Robot Dreams' snagged best indie feature, and Dave Mullins' 'WAR IS OVER! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko' won for best animated short. 

We Want More Snoopy Presents! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Welcome Home, Franklin’: How the First Black ‘Peanuts’ Character Came to Town

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 16, 2024 at 1:17pm

Executive producer Craig Schulz, director Raymond S. Persi, and co-writer Robb Armstrong discuss the latest ‘Snoopy Presents’ special in the storied franchise, which tells the backstory of one of the most beloved members of the “gang;” the show debuts February 16 on Apple TV+.

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Magic Frame and Creation Entertainment Ink ‘Rebellious’ Distribution Deals

The film, a contemporary spin on the classic fairytale, screens February 17 at EFM; agreements with Dazzler Media and The Plot Picture will bring the 3DCG animated feature to the U.K. and MENA regions, respectively.

Flame On… Again Headline News

Marvel Sets Cast for ‘The Fantastic Four’

Marvel’s First Family is here… upcoming reboot to star Pedro Pascal as Reed Richards (aka Mister Fantastic), Vanessa Kirby as Susan Storm (aka The Invisible Woman), Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Ben Grimm (aka The Thing), and Joseph Quinn as Johnny Storm (aka The Human Torch); the film flies into theaters July 25, 2025.

No More Noggin Headline News

Paramount Shuts Down Noggin App, Lays Off Entire Team

The paid children’s entertainment streaming app for licensed content, interactive videos/games, and popular Nickelodeon titles will no longer accept new subscriptions; big name titles, such as Nick Jr.’s ‘Blue’s Clues’ and ‘Dora the Explorer,’ will now be hosted at Paramount+.

And the Winner Is… Headline News

PreView Panel Set: ‘Oscar Contenders for Best Animated Feature’

Join the free February 21 online conversation and Q&A with the directors/creatives of ‘Nimona,’ ‘Elemental,’ ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,’ ‘Robot Dreams’ and ‘The Boy and the Heron,’ hosted by the VIEW Conference in partnership with the VFX Festival.

Born of Survivor’s Guilt ANIMATIONWorld

Makoto Shinkai Talks ‘Suzume’: ‘Don’t Give Up on Living’

The ‘Your Name’ and ‘Weathering with You’ director wants his new Annie Award-nominated film, about a young woman who finds herself opening a series of doors to disaster that take her on a mysterious journey, to inspire people impacted by tragedy to not give up hope. 

And the Winner Is… Headline News

PreView Panel Set: ‘Oscar Contenders for Best Animated Short Film’

Join AWN’s own Dan Sarto on February 20 for a free online conversation and Q&A with the directors of the nominated films, ‘Letter to a Pig,’ ‘Ninety-Five Senses,’ ‘Our Uniform,’ ‘Pachyderme,’ and ‘WAR IS OVER! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko,’ hosted by the VIEW Conference in partnership with the VFX Festival.

A New Predator Arrives Headline News

Dan Trachtenberg to Direct New ‘Predator’ Film ‘Badlands’

The ‘Prey’ filmmaker returns to the sci-fi franchise for the next cinematic installment, set sometime in the future, which will star a female lead; the project begins production in July.

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