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Animade Animation Studio Celebrates 10 Years with a Rebrand

The studio’s evolution is noted with a looser, updated logo with free-form shapes and a bright color palette reflecting the energy, passion and curiosity channeled into the company’s projects. 

Awards Headline News

‘Forky Asks a Question,’ ‘Big Mouth’s Maya Rudolph Take Home Animation Emmys

Awards for short form animated program, character voice-over and derivative interactive program, as well as previously announced individual achievement in animation and motion design, were presented last night on the fourth evening of the 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

Awards Headline News

'Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal’ Takes Home 3 Juried Emmy Awards

The Adult Swim production is joined by FXX’s ‘Archer’ and National Geographic’s ‘Cosmos: Possible Worlds’ in the Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation category.

Books Headline News

Mark Simon Releases New Book ‘Start at the Top – Stories to Help You Succeed’

Author, cartoonist and story artist on productions including ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘Woody Woodpecker’ shares dozens of lessons learned from a 30-year career filled with both successes and failures.

Technology Headline News

Maxon’s Cinema 4D Release 21 Now Available

Next generation of leading 3D software program provides numerous program enhancements, better integration with other production tools and new low-cost subscription pricing.

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Bringing Hand-Drawn Comics to Life with Animation Technology

Industry veterans Seth Zeichner and Pat Mariarity discuss using Adobe Character Animator and After Effects to create their animated short, ‘The Realm Beyond Reason.’

Technology Headline News

Maxon Announces Cinema 4D Release 21 at SIGGRAPH 2019

New version of leading 3D software program includes numerous feature updates and broader integration with other production tools.

VFX production Headline News

DNEG Promotes Aaron Gilman to Vancouver Studio Head of Animation

High-profile creative hires Emile Ghorayeb, Keith Roberts and Spencer Cook join Gilman to bolster studio’s global expansion plans.

Awards Events

The 47th Annual Annie Awards Returns Saturday, January 25, 2020

Begins: January 25, 2020

ASIFA-Hollywood invites you to celebrate the best the industry has to offer at animation’s most prestigious and glamorous awards ceremony. 

MPC VFXWorld

How MPC Animated the High-Flying Elephant for Tim Burton’s ‘Dumbo’

From defying gravity to expressing emotion in a believable way, reality was key for animation supervisor Catherine Mullan and the team of artists at MPC.

IKinema Headline News

IKINEMA Launches Orion 2.0 VR Motion Capture Solution

Now available with a fully optimized core solver, popular real-time mocap solution adds technology enhancements to help create believable 3D virtual character animation for live virtual experiences.

Trixter Headline News

Trixter Delivers Purr-fect VFX for ‘Captain Marvel’

Marking the company’s tenth collaboration with Marvel Studios, Munich-based VFX house Trixter delivers CG spaceships, downtown LA environments and a CG cat named Goose for ‘Captain Marvel.’

The Mill Headline News

The Mill Launches Mill Mascot Virtual Production System

Mill Mascot combines real-time game engine technology with motion sensors so characters can be puppeteered through hand and facial gestures to enable live, broadcast-quality CG character performances.

Dreamworks Animation ANIMATIONWorld

How To Design an Infinite Number of Dragons in DreamWorks Animation’s ‘The Hidden World’

Head of character animation Simon Otto helps bring more than 65,000 fantastical dragons to life for one of the biggest sequences in the culmination of the studio’s ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ trilogy.

Feature VFX VFXWorld

Driving ‘Mortal Engines’: Weta Crafts a Dystopian World for Universal’s YA Adaptation

VFX supervisor Ken McGaugh and animation supervisor Dennis Yoo face the challenges of creating a steampunk-inflected dystopian world inhabited by giant, predator cities on wheels for Oscar-winning VFX artist-turned-director Christian Rivers’ feature adaptation.

Marvel Studios VFXWorld

Capturing Thanos: How the Ultimate ‘Avengers’ Adversary Was Brought to Life

VFX supervisors Dan DeLeeuw and Kelly Port discuss the challenges of capturing the nuanced performance of Josh Brolin as the philosophical antagonist in ‘Avengers: Infinity War.’

Disney ANIMATIONWorld

Animated Characters Abound in ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

Annie-nominated character designer James Woods details the development of a host of characters for the animated sequences in the Disney sequel, including a new look for the iconic four penguins.

Dreamworks Animation Headline News

WATCH: DreamWorks Animation Releases ‘Bird Karma,’ ‘Bilby’ Shorts Online

The first two projects to emerge from DWA’s shorts program, Oscar-shortlisted films showcase the breadth and depth of talent and technology the studio wields.

Dreamworks Animation ANIMATIONWorld

VIDEO: DreamWorks Animation Short ‘Bilby’ A Testing Ground for New Production Tools

Directors Pierre Perifel, JP Sans and Liron Topaz delve into the making of their CG-animated short ‘Bilby’ -- including the use of the studio’s new Moonray light rendering engine -- in a new exclusive video and accompanying Q&A.

Feature Film VFX Headline News

Method Studios Brings Winnie the Pooh to Life in ‘Christopher Robin’

VFX supervisor Glenn Melenhorst guides studio’s Melbourne team in crafting gentle bear’s performance in Disney’s live-action fantasy adventure.

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