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Festivals Headline News

Jennifer Lee, Henry Selick and Dean DeBlois Headline Annecy 2020 Masterclass Program

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 11:09am

Bruno Coulais, Chris Buck, Ron Clements, John Musker, Nick Park and Eric Darnell join a host of industry leaders headlining online festival’s selection of WIP, PREVIEW and Making Of presentations, running June 15-30.

Awards ANIMATIONWorld

On the Road to the 92nd Oscars: The Animated Feature Film Nominees

Heading into this coming Oscar Sunday on February 9th, catchup on AWN’s coverage of the films and creative teams nominated for this year’s Best Animated Feature Film.

Dreamworks Animation Headline News

WATCH: New VFX Breakdown Reel from ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 9:33am

DreamWorks Animation shares never-before posted online video revealing some of the digital magic behind a number of the Oscar-nominated film’s signature shots.

Dreamworks Animation ANIMATIONWorld

Dean DeBlois Talks the Care and Feeding of Flying Reptiles

The writer-director of DreamWorks Animation’s Oscar-nominated ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ reflects on his long and loving journey creating the epic animated trilogy.

Awards Headline News

92nd Academy Awards: Animated Feature, Short Film and VFX Oscar Nominees React

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 4:20pm

Contenders in the animated feature, animated short film and visual effects categories share their initial reactions to their nominations for Oscar gold.

Awards Headline News

Nominations Announced for 92nd Academy Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 13, 2020 at 7:19am

Dean DeBlois’ ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,’ Jérémy Clapin’s ‘I Lost My Body,’ Sergio Pablos’ ‘Klaus,’ Chris Butler’s ‘Missing Link,’ and Josh Cooley’s ‘Toy Story 4’ receive nominations for Best Animated Feature.

Voice Acting Headline News

‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ Takes Home Two Top VoiceArts Awards

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 7:22am

F. Murray Abraham awarded Best Voiceover – Best Animation Character, while the film’s all-star cast, led by Jay Baruchel and America Ferrera, awarded Outstanding Voiceover for a cast/ensemble, at the 6th annual Society of Voice Arts & Sciences event.

Books ANIMATIONWorld

Book Review: On Animation: The Director’s Perspective Volumes 1 and 2

By Andy Klein | Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 10:26am

Bill Kroyer, Tom Sito and Ron Diamond’s expansive anthology is an intimate and comprehensive record of firsthand experiences from a ‘Who’s Who’ of top industry directors.

VIEW Conference 2019 Blogs

VIEW Conference 2019: Celebrating the Best in Animation, VFX and Visual Storytelling

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 10:07pm

Grab your notepad and fashionable wool scarf; a packed roster of talent led by Brad Bird, Dean DeBlois and Rob Legato will rub elbows and share insights at the digital media conference and symposium set for October 21-25 in Turin, Italy. 

VIEW Conference 2019 Headline News

Complete VIEW 2019 Program Released

Last minute confirmations pack an already expanded roster featuring top industry speakers; directors Jill Culton, Brad Bird, Dean DeBlois, Conrad Vernon, Sergio Pablos, Peter Ramsey and Eric Darnell lead an all-star lineup.

People Headline News

Dean DeBlois to Produce and Direct ‘Treasure Island’ for Universal

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 11:13am

News comes on heels of ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ trilogy director’s deal to write and direct live-action ‘Micronauts’ for Paramount / Hasbro.

People Headline News

Dean DeBlois to Write and Direct ‘Micronauts’ for Paramount / Hasbro

By Dan Sarto | Monday, September 23, 2019 at 2:08pm

Creative force behind DreamWorks Animation’s hit ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ film trilogy takes on the live-action action figure-inspired film project previously under development with J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot.

VIEW Conference 2019 Headline News

Renowned Video Game Designer Brendan Greene to Speak at VIEW 2019

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 4:32pm

Creator of the battle royale game sensation, ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ (PUBG), joins impressive list of speakers confirmed for October 21-25 digital media conference in Turin, Italy.

VIEW Conference 2019 Headline News

Full VIEW Conference 2019 Announced

By Dan Sarto | Monday, July 22, 2019 at 12:29pm

Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Rob Legato to present ‘The Lion King;’ director Conrad Vernon to present animated ‘The Addams Family’ at October 21-25 digital media conference in Turin, Italy.

VIEW Conference 2019 Headline News

Peter Ramsey, Siobhan Reddy and Sergio Pablos to Present at VIEW 2019

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 8:23am

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,’ ‘Dreams,’ and ‘Klaus’ presentations confirmed for upcoming animation, VFX, games and immersive storytelling conference.

VIEW Conference 2019 Headline News

Brad Bird, Michael Giacchino and Ralph Eggleston to Keynote VIEW 2019

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 17, 2019 at 4:48pm

Oscar-winning director, composer and production designer, who teamed together on ‘Incredibles 2,’ are set to present at October 21-25 digital media conference and symposium in Turin, Italy.  

animated short films Headline News

First Look: DreamWorks Animation’s Newest Short, ‘Marooned’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 1:22pm

Andy Erekson’s stylized look at a grumpy robot, C-0R13, set in the not too distant future, will debut next month during the studio’s expansive set of sneak peeks and work-in-progress presentations during the Annecy Animation Festival. 

VIEW Conference 2019 Headline News

Dean DeBlois and CH Kim to Keynote 2019 VIEW Conference

‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ director and PUBG CEO are the first announced presenters at upcoming October 21-25 digital media conference in Turin, Italy.

Home Entertainment Headline News

GIVEAWAY: Win ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ on Blu-ray!

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 2:51pm

Now available on Digital, the final quest of the ‘Dragon’ trilogy arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand May 21 with a never-before-seen alternate opening & DreamWorks Animation shorts ‘Bilby’ and ‘Bird Karma.’

Home Entertainment Headline News

EXCLUSIVE CLIP: Dean DeBlois and Simon Otto Discuss ‘Hidden World’ Light Fury Design

By Dan Sarto | Monday, April 29, 2019 at 9:34am

April 30 'How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World' digital release on Movies Anywhere features never-before-seen alternate opening, DreamWorks shorts ‘Bilby’ and ‘Bird Karma’ and scores of special features; 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand coming May 21.

Dreamworks Animation Headline News

DreamWorks Animation to Present ‘Abominable’ Feature & More at Annecy 2019

Feature programming includes an extended preview of ‘Abominable’ and world premiere of the short film ‘Marooned’; TV studio focus to offer first look of ‘Fast & Furious’ animated series and new footage from ‘She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.’

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ Flying to Disc & Digital

Home entertainment release featuring a never-before-seen alternate opening & DreamWorks Animation shorts ‘Bilby’ and ‘Bird Karma’ available on Digital May 7, and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand May 21.

Awards Headline News

‘Hilda’ Wins Best Kids Short, Grand Prix Awards at TAAFI 2019

Guru Studio’s ‘Space Between Stars,’ directed by Samuel W. Bradley wins Best Canadian Short and Audience Award at 2019 Toronto Animation Arts Festival International.

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