The creative software developer renews commitment to the global mentorship program, having already supported 2,293 mentees contributing to a diverse expanding talent pool across the industry.
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Academy Award-winning ‘Hair Love’ studio gives Nick dibs on its original kids and family IP across animated series, features, short-form, and digital content.
In line with the Festival’s celebration of ‘Pride and Diversity,’ the 7th annual Summit, presented both in-person and virtually, boasted an enthusiastic and engaged crowd with a common interest in elevating diversity in animation to achieve authenticity in storytelling.
Women in Animation and GLADD join forces for an in-depth look at ‘Break the Box: Redefining Gender and Leadership’ with key industry leaders joining the conversation; the festival runs June 11-17.
LXiA reveals an expansive, exciting slate of premieres, in-person panel discussions, an animated shorts program, and virtual ‘cafecitos’ coffee chats, running June 1-3; LALIFF runs May 31-June 4.
Amazon will award $10,000 for the Best Overall Film and $5,000 for an Audience Award, plus lead a discussion panel on the future of LGBTQIA+ storytelling; the selected films will premiere at the October 2023 festival.
The five-year program will support new writers from underrepresented racial groups building their careers in children’s media; application submissions being accepted May 1-15.
The conference, running April 26-27, promotes diversity and inclusion in animation, welcoming an international coalition of industry speakers, studio execs, students, creatives and young professionals, in-person and via livestream.
The 3DCG animated series introduces 6 new Heroes, including wheel-chair user Ice Cub; show premieres on Disney Junior and Disney+ April 19.
You can also watch them here - Round 2 of the Film London and Arts Council England commissioning program wrapped up with the artist animators debuting their work at The New Black Film Collective’s event; round 3 applications now open through May 22.
The DreamWorks Animation 3DCG series returns to Hulu and Peacock today, March 29, with new stories about hidden magical creatures hoping to find safe havens and peaceful lives in the human world.
The final 8 shorts from the HBO Max x Warner Bros. Discovery Access Animated Shorts Program will stream March 23 as episodes in the Max original series ‘Only You: An Animated Shorts Collection.’
Out of 192 worldwide applicants from 74 schools around the world, 15 students were awarded scholarships, with an additional 25 receiving honorable mentions.
Everett Downing Jr. and Patrick Harpin’s new animated sci-fi series turns familiar tropes on their heads, showing the struggles of a split Black family in a warp-speed space adventure; show debuts February 9 on Netflix.
Supported by Netflix, the community outreach program awards 3 emerging independent Latinx animation filmmakers with money, mentorship, and support for production of an animated short film; the submission deadline is February 3.
The award-winning ‘Coraline’ and ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ studio’s head of animation, Brad Schiff, was on hand for the launch of the first stop-motion studio at a historically Black college and university (HBCU), as well as first at an institution of higher learning in the state of Maryland.
Netflix joins The Foundry to support new chapter helmed by Glassworks’ Chris Kiser; studio coalition aims to promote diversity within the VFX industry.
The multi-media initiative aims to close the literary gap with educational games, digital comic books, resources for grownups, and an animated series that follows the epic comic adventures of 4 Midwest kids who LOVE comic books.
To support National Bullying Prevention Month, the network’s new ‘Stop Bullying: Speak Up’ campaign uses real life kids, original animation, and Cartoon Network characters to explain how to be an ally.
At the recent SCAD AnimationFest, the streamer’s VP of Adult Animation Originals, who was honored with the festival’s Award of Excellence, shared that you must reach for the stars, take risks, dare to fail… and earn your fart joke.
The intensive annual workshopping event, offering one-on-one mentoring and group development sessions, heads online December 5-9; early entry deadline is October 3.
Watch a trailer for the quirky new animated comedy adventure that follows Lloyd B Fly, a housefly and middle child living at home with his family of 451.