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Erick Oh and Baobab Studios’ ‘Namoo’ to Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 3, 2021 at 12:21pm

The Oscar-nominated ‘Opera’ director teams with the Emmy-winning studio behind ‘Baba Yaga,’ ‘Bonfire,’ and ‘Crow: The Legend’ on new theatrical short, created with Quill, about the meaningful moments of one man’s life, symbolized by the positive and painful memories within the branches of a growing tree.

Virtual Events Headline News

Next VIEW Conference PreVIEW - Baobab Studios at 5: Innovations in Animated Storytelling

Join the January 30 free online conversation with Baobab Studios founders and creative leads when they discuss insights and challenges of the studio’s first five years; team will also discuss ‘Baba Yaga,’ a VR exploration of the Eastern European legend.

VR experience Headline News

Baobab Studios’ ‘Baba Yaga’ Now Available on Oculus Quest

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 8:41am

Leading interactive studio’s latest VR experience is released today; first-ever live virtual reality red carpet premiere for the short was the ultimate socially distanced event, with attendees using Oculus Quest headsets to interact in real-time as avatars.

Virtual Events Headline News

3 New Free VIEW Conference PreVIEW Online Talks Announced

Go behind the scenes with filmmakers discussing their animation projects; scheduled sessions include the production of Netflix’s first three animated shorts ‘Canvas,’ ‘If Anything Happens I Love You,’ and ‘Cops and Robbers;’ Baobab Studios’ VR Exploration Baba Yaga; and PaperBoat Animation Studio’s ‘Bombay Rose.’

Books Headline News

Baobab Studio Announces ‘The Art of Baobab: The Beginning’

Coming in December, the book compiles production designs, visual development artwork, and character designs from the studio’s award-winning titles including ‘Invasion!,’ ‘Asteroids!,’ ‘Crow: The Legend,’ ‘Jack,’ and ‘Bonfire’ and the upcoming ‘Baba Yaga;’ now available for preorder on Amazon.

Virtual Reality Headline News

Baobab Studios Drops ‘Baba Yaga’ Teaser Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 8:59am

Leading interactive studio’s newest work, starring Kate Winslet, Daisy Ridley, Jennifer Hudson, and Glenn Close, blends theater, cinema, and animation for an immersive experience that allows viewers to be the main character in a haunting, reimagined fairytale world.

People Headline News

Kate Winslet, Jennifer Hudson and Glenn Close Join Baobab’s ‘Baba Yaga’

Trio will star along with Daisy Ridley in new animated immersive experience premiering September 2 at Venice International Film Festival.

Virtual Reality Headline News

Baobab’s ‘Baba Yaga’ to Premiere at Venice VR Expanded

Leading interactive studio’s newest work blends theater, cinema, and animation for an immersive experience that allows viewers to be the main character. 

Festivals Headline News

Cannes XR Virtual Set for June 24-26

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 2:06pm

A free program of 55 pieces, selected by the Tribeca Film Festival, Veer VR and Positron, including 23 in the Development Showcase, will be open to VR users through the Museum of Other Realities.

Community Outreach Headline News

BAAA Art Auction for Racial Justice Expands for New 3-Day Event

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 19, 2020 at 10:05am

Running June 19-22, auction adds original artwork from numerous noteworthy artists; all proceeds to benefit Equal Justice Initiative.

Virtual Reality Headline News

Daisy Ridley Joins Baobab Studios’ ‘Baba Yaga’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 15, 2020 at 8:01am

‘Star Wars’ sequel trilogy star is cast in lead role of Magda in newest immersive experience from the Emmy Award-winning studio behind ‘Bonfire’ and ‘Crow: The Legend.’

Community Outreach Headline News

BAAA Online Art Auction Supporting Equal Justice Initiative Now Open

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 1:13pm

Original works from Dice Tsutsumi, Robert Kondo, Kal Athannssov and other prominent industry creatives open for bids through June 14; all proceeds being donated to EJI.

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.

Virtual Reality Headline News

Baobab Studios Shares First Look at ‘Baba Yaga’ Immersive Experience

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 8:37am

Special ‘Work in Progress’ presentation from the Emmy Award-winning studio behind ‘Bonfire’ and ‘Crow: The Legend’ will debut June 15 at Annecy 2020 online.

Awards Headline News

The Telly Awards Announce 2020 Winners

‘Bonfire,’ Baobab Studios’ interactive VR experience voiced by comedian Ali Wong, and ‘A Voice is All You Need” are among animation standouts at this year’s awards. 

Community Outreach Headline News

Exclusive: Baobab Studios and John Legend Release ‘When You Can Fly’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 9:59am

New lyrics music video of original song from 4-time Emmy Award-winning animated VR film to help raise awareness of Return to the Heart Foundation’s Native COVID-19 Action Fund.

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‘Bonfire’: A Revealing Look at Interactive Storytelling of the Comedic Alien Variety

Two-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning writer/director Eric Darnell talks about Baobab Studios’ Annie Award-winning immersive VR experience and the sometimes confusing world of virtual reality.

Awards Headline News

Sam Gainsborough’s ‘Facing It’ Takes Home 2019 VIEW Award

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 3:14pm

Francesco Filippi’s ‘Red Hands’ wins the Italianmix for best short; ‘Trois Francs, Six Sous,’ and ‘Blieschow’ also take top honors.

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.

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.

Virtual Reality Headline News

Baobab Studios Releases ‘Bonfire’ VR Experience Starring Ali Wong

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 12:46pm

Now available, the latest interactive project from the Emmy Award-winning studio behind ‘Crow: The Legend’ is an absurd, narrative-based, animated virtual reality experience.

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