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Doug Alberts Joins Hornet’s Director Roster

Director and designer, known for his fun, playful aesthetic, employs a diverse array of creative animation techniques to tell stories; his work include projects for MTV, TED-Ed, and Lyft.

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Johannes Leonardo Animates History of Motion for VW ID.4 Electric SUV

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 11, 2021 at 1:14pm

Agency spot, ‘The Wheel,’ for the upcoming Volkswagen vehicle launch was produced in a single shot and uses real Zoetropes to beautifully illustrate progressive stages of transportation.

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48th Annual Annie Awards Now Open for Submissions

ASIFA-Hollywood issues call for entries; excellence in 10 production categories and 22 achievement categories, along with a number of honorary awards, will be recognized at April 16 virtual ceremony.

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Terrytoons and Hanna-Barbera Animator Doug Crane Dies at 85

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 21, 2020 at 9:56am

The veteran cartoonist, animator, and teacher’s career spanned 65 years and included stops at a number of well-known studios as well as New York’s School of Visual Arts.

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Stoopid Buddy Stoodios Names Rob Saunders Executive Producer of Builds Division

Master puppeteer and creature effects veteran will bolster studio’s expansion; credits include iconic productions such as ‘Spider-Man 2,’ ‘Anomalisa,’ and ‘Robot Chicken.’

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Toyotathon’s CG ‘The Journey’ Spot Delivers a Holiday Message

Conill and LOBO collaborate on animated commercial aimed at a cross-cultural audience; short promotes a unified message of family, love, and togetherness featuring a Toyota RAV4 on a road trip with a boy and his dad.

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‘Shooom’s Odyssey’ Awarded Best in Show at SIGGRAPH Asia Computer Animation Festival

‘Migrants,’ and ‘Box Assassin’ take Jury Special and Best Student Project honors; virtual festival’s annual Electronic Theatre and Animation Theatre showcase an additional 44 top CG animation projects chosen from 577 submissions.

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David Beckham Aged Without Scans in ‘Malaria Must Die – So Millions Can Live’ PSA

Digital Domain added decades to the soccer star’s face without producing any geometry using their non-invasive face-swapping technology, Charlatan.

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The-Artery Creates ‘Star Dreaming’ Holiday Campaign

Creative design company and the David Yurman Holiday Express train take viewers on a sparkling adventure through stars, a meteorite-like mountain, and a miniature city.

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SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Virtual Edition Begins!

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 4, 2020 at 12:59pm

This year’s Conference, headlined by keynotes from Oscar-winning director Glen Keane and VFX supervisor Paul Franklin, kicks off its extensive program of live and pre-recorded sessions, running through December 13.

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Explore Digital Humans, VR for Mental Health, and In-Camera VFX at SIGGRAPH Asia 2020

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 2:47pm

Conference spotlights major breakthroughs, current trends, and innovative CG projects in computer graphics, animation, visual effects and other interactive mediums; sessions begin December 4.

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Elastic Partners with Feed Me Light on ‘Valorant’ Game Reveal Promo

New reciprocal partnership promotes expansion across advertising and entertainment projects; first collaboration creates stunning teaser for Riot Games’ latest effort.

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MPC Brings Sporting Goods Items to Life in Dick’s Commercial

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 9, 2020 at 2:07pm

Studio once again teams up with Anomaly and Pacific Rim Films’ Shawn Levy to bring back animated characters for a DICK’S Sporting Goods adventure.

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‘The Torture Letters’ Takes Best in Show at SPARK Animation 2020

‘BoxsBallet,’ ‘My friend who shines in the night,’ and ‘Seoulsori,’ also take home awards in an online ceremony from the 12th annual festival, running through November 8; WIA Diversity Award winners also announced.

 

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The Mill New York Alumni Launch Preymaker Creative Collective

Angus Kneale, Melanie Wickham, and Verity Grantham form new studio; advanced, custom AWS cloud-based platform will remotely integrate a global group of collaborating artists, producers, and technologists.

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Guy Fieri Saves Flavortown in Animated ‘NERF House X’ Celebrity Series

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 2, 2020 at 12:44pm

The noted chef is joined by athletes Julian Edelman, Klay Thompson, Sky Brown, and musician Diplo in new 2D short promo series from Hasbro, Superdigital, and Alkemy X.

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A Tough-Talking CG Bronx Cat Shows His Tender Side in Cat’s Pride Spot

While sharing about ‘taking care of business,’ our NYC kitty gets a bit sentimental in a cat litter commercial that also tout’s the company’s mission to help animal shelters across the country.

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‘Stories to Obsess Over’: WebToon’s Live-Action Comic Promos

The one-minute, black and white spotsfeature well-known U.S. actors taking on comic character personas, monologuing lines from stories in a promotional tease.

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Aardman Highlights the Stigma of Autism in ‘Different Minds. One Scotland’ Spot

Award-winning animation studio teams up with the Scottish Government and The Leith Agency on a thoughtful animated commercial to provide a clearer understanding of autism to the non-autistic population.

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