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Zareh Nalbandian Talks Animal Logic’s Sale to Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 22, 2022 at 2:49pm

The animation production company’s CEO and co-founder discusses the ‘Why now?’ and ‘What’s next?’ of the streaming giant’s surprise acquisition earlier this week of the studio he started more than 30 years ago.

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‘The Sea Beast’ Delivers a ‘Monster’ of an Adventure

Creators of the new CG-animated tale, including Oscar winner Chris Williams, talk about how a commitment to visual realism and nuanced storytelling helped shape their epic, seafaring tale, now screening in selected theaters and streaming on Netflix.

When Monsters and Ropes Roamed the Seas! ANIMATIONWorld

‘The Sea Beast’ Animators Talk the Devils in the Details

For head character animator Joshua Beveridge and animation director Zach Parrish, it was ropes, not undersea creatures, that proved most daunting in Oscar-winning director Chris Williams’ highly anticipated, all-new CG animated adventure, debuting today on Netflix.

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Netflix Shares Slew of Sneak Peeks at Annecy 2022

Guillermo del Toro, David Fincher, Henry Selick, and more joined the streamer’s Animation Showcase to rev the crowd, discuss their upcoming animated projects, and champion the power of the medium.

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Netflix Drops ‘The Sea Beast’ Trailer and Images

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 9:05am

Geeked Week 2022 Day 3 treats fans to a look at Oscar-winning director Chris Williams’ highly anticipated all-new animated feature starring Karl Urban, Zaris-Angel Hator, Jared Harris, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Dan Stevens, and Kathy Burke, set to stream July 8.

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Netflix Axes More Animated Projects Amid Company Layoffs

The streamer has cancelled its plans to produce Ava DuVernay’s ‘Wings of Fire,’ as well as two children’s titles based on the works of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, while also laying off 150 staff primarily in its U.S. operations.

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Netflix Reveals ‘My Father’s Dragon’ Cast and First Look Image

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 8:02am

An all-star acting lineup joins Oscar-nominated director Nora Twomey’s upcoming animated feature about a young boy who runs away to rescue a young dragon.

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Netflix Releases First ‘The Sea Beast’ Trailer and Cast List

Directed by Oscar winner Chris Williams, the all-new animated feature starring Karl Urban, Zaris-Angel Hator, Jared Harris, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Dan Stevens, and Kathy Burke hits the streamer July 8.

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Netflix Teams with Lupita Nyong’o on New Animated Musical ‘Sulwe’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 19, 2021 at 3:10pm

Based on the Oscar-winning ‘12 Years a Slave’ actress’ #1 New York Times bestselling children’s book of the same name, the film will tell a story about colorism, self-esteem, and learning that true beauty comes from within.

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Innovative Virtual Production Helps The Third Floor Deliver Ambitious ‘The Mandalorian’ Visuals

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 2, 2020 at 2:23pm

With Disney+’s long-awaited October 30th Season 2 premiere of Lucasfilm’s Emmy Award-winning ‘Star Wars’ series, Lucasfilm and ILM again team with the leading visualization company to create cinematic quality visuals on a tight TV series schedule; watch the phenomenal previs showreel!

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Netflix Unveils Robust Slate of Animated Event Programming

Six all-new animated feature films and series -- including projects from Jorge Gutierrez, Craig McCracken and Nora Twomey -- join previously announced production slate.

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‘How Far I’ll Go’: The Incredible Journey Behind Disney’s ‘Moana’

‘Moana’ producer Osnat Shurer details the meticulous process of bringing Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Oscar-nominated Polynesian adventure to the big screen.

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‘Moana’ Sails Home on Digital HD February 21 and Blu-ray March 7

Continue the journey of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ epic comedy-adventure with hours of fun-filled extras showcasing an all-new mini-movie, the charismatic cast, famed filmmakers, dynamic musical team, the beautiful people and cultures of the Pacific Islands, a deleted song, deleted scenes, and more.

Academy Awards Headline News

Academy Announces Oscar Week 2016 Events

‘Kung Fu Panda’ 2 & 3 director Jennifer Yuh Nelson to host shorts program; ‘Big Hero 6’ producer Roy Conli and directors Don Hall and Chris Williams to host feature animation program.

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John Lasseter, ‘Big Hero 6’ Filmmakers to Present at 2015 Student Academy Awards

Oscar-winning director John Lasseter, along with ‘Big Hero 6’ filmmakers Roy Conli, Don Hall and Chris Williams, will be presenters at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 42nd Student Academy Awards on Thursday, September 17.

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The Academy to Host ‘Deconstructing Big Hero 6’ April 23

Special guests to include Disney directors Don Hall and Chris Williams, producer Roy Conli, visual effects supervisor Kyle Odermatt, head of animation Zach Parrish, and director of cinematography lighting Adolph Lusinsky.

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‘Big Hero 6’ Becomes 2014’s Biggest Animation Release

Oscar-winning feature surpasses ‘Tangled’ to become the third biggest Walt Disney Animation Studios release ever globally, behind only ‘Frozen’ and ‘The Lion King.’

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Box Office: Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6’ Makes $10.5 Million on Veteran’s Day

With kids out of school for Veterans Day, the Marvel-inspired ‘Big Hero 6’ earns a massive $10.5 million, pushing the animated feature’s domestic total to $71.9 million.

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