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AnimationFest Award Winners Ted Ty and Adam Muto Talk Unwavering Passion and Animation’s Fragile Future

The Outstanding Achievement in Animation and Spotlight Award honorees, respectively, at this past weekend’s SCAD festival in Atlanta discuss their recent projects ‘Nimona’ and ‘Fionna and Cake’ and how recent industry upheaval makes it even more important to stay dedicated, flexible, and determined in pursuing your career.

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DreamWorks and DNEG Alum Archie Donato Joins Jellyfish Pictures

The industry veteran comes on board as creative director of animation as the studio expands into feature animation and high-end TV; animation division also recently welcomed Chrissy Metge as executive producer and Louis Flores as VFX supervisor. 

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ND Stevenson to Join ‘Nimona’ Directors at VIEW 2023

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 16, 2023 at 4:27pm

Author of New York Times best-selling graphic novel on which Netflix’s new 3DCG adventure is based will head to Turin along with Nick Bruno and Troy Quane to present their film in-person; the conference takes place October 15-20.

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‘Nimona’ Directors Head to VIEW 2023

Nick Bruno and Troy Quane are set to attend the upcoming conference in-person to present their new animated feature, now streaming on Netflix, based on the New York Times best-selling graphic novel by ND Stevenson; the VIEW Conference takes place October 15-20 in Turin, Italy.

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Philippe Denis Named Creative Director for DNEG Animation

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 8:34am

The VFX Supervisor on ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’ and upcoming ‘Under the Boardwalk’ will now oversee all the division’s global creative output while developing long-term strategy for its creative direction.

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DNEG Names Philippe Gluckman Creative Director – India

The former DreamWorks exec joins the studio’s growing creative leadership team that includes recent hire Angi Dyste as Senior Vice President, Episodic, and recently promoted Archie Donato as Head of VFX and Eoin Murphy as Head of CG.

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Long-Time Disney Exec Angi Dyste Joins DNEG Animation

Bringing 25+ years’ experience in animation and kids’ programming, the industry veteran assumes the newly created role of Senior Vice President, Episodic; the appointment comes as the studio increases its focus on TV and feature animation.

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‘An Unexpected Ray of Hope’: William Joyce’s New Short, ‘Mr. Spam Gets a New Hat’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 2, 2022 at 8:54am

The Oscar and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, author, and illustrator shares how a series of tragic losses – first his young daughter, then his wife – led to a prolonged period of creative withdrawal that he eventually emerged from, due to a simple twist of fate, to produce some of his career’s strongest and most innovative work.

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DNEG Announces New Sydney Studio

Slated to open in early 2023 with award-winning VFX Supervisor and Australian national Andrew Jackson at the helm, the studio will lead the visual effects production on George Miller’s highly anticipated ‘Mad Max’ prequel ‘Furiosa’ - coming in 2024.

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DNEG: Championing Employee Diversity, Inclusion, and Mental Wellbeing

For the leading VFX and animation company, senior management is all in with a new set of EDI initiatives and resources to support their talented, diverse, and expanding staff across 9 international studios.

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DNEG Nixes SPAC Business Combination Deal with Sports Ventures

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 11:35am

Due to unfavorable SPAC market conditions, the companies have terminated their pending business combination agreement that would have seen the the leading VFX and animation studio go public.

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DNEG Animation Names Erika Burton President

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 4:20pm

Focusing on production, resource management, training, and operations, she will share leadership responsibilities and title with president Tom Jacomb; she will also join the animation team on June 16 at Annecy 2022 as it presents ‘Pathways to DNEG’ and ‘DNEG Animation: A Proper Hello.’

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Locksmith Taps DNEG Animation for ‘That Christmas’

Based on the kids’ books series by Richard Curtis, the animated feature brings the companies together again following the success of Locksmith’s first film, ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong;’ DNEG Animation will host 2 sessions on June 16 at next month’s Annecy Film Festival.

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Final FMX 2022 Program Additions Update

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 3:40pm

With the conference starting next Tuesday, a final selection of new program highlights includes a showcase of an LED Wall and Unreal Engine in a virtual production stage, ‘Real vs. Unreal’ real-time graphics panel, and The World to Come - A look ahead at Metaverse.’

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Chloë Grace Moretz and Riz Ahmed Join Netflix’s ‘Nimona’

The streamer drops first look image and casting news for its upcoming animated feature, based on the award-winning graphic novel by ‘She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’ creator ND Stevenson, that had been in production at Fox Animation and then Blue Sky prior to it shutting down last year.

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DNEG Animation Names Tom Jacomb President

Previous managing director will now oversee the studio’s worldwide expansion efforts; five new senior hires include VFX supervisors Freddy Chaleur and Yancy Lindquist, animation director Jay Boose, head of look development Sonja Burchard, and producer Audrey Ford.