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Virtual Festivals Headline News

OIAF 2021 Official Selections Announced

A diverse group of 114 animated shorts, feature films, and series will compete at upcoming Ottawa International Animation Festival, running online September 22 – October 3; 48 films additionally chosen for Panorama screenings, with the VR selections coming in August.

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Rodney Rothman and Adam Rosenberg Launch Modern Magic

The Oscar-winning ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ writer/director and former MGM co-president’s new company will focus on event animation and live-action; 20 projects underway including feature films and series in various stages of development.

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‘Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans’ Now Streaming on Netflix

Guillermo del Toro and DreamWorks Animation’s 3DCG feature unites the heroes from the ‘Trollhunters,’ ‘3Below,’ and ‘Wizards’ series as they team-up to fight the Arcane Order for control over the magic that binds them all; soundtrack and game also now available.

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Watch ‘The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf’ First Look Teaser

In Netflix’s latest ‘The Witcher’ world effort, before Geralt, there was Vesemir slaying monsters for coin; see a clip, new images and the global voice cast list for the 2D anime film, premiering globally on August 23. 

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Netflix Drops New Clip, Sets ‘Vivo’ Release Date

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 6:33am

Sony Pictures Animation’s new musical adventure, which follows a musically gifted kinkajou who must find his way from Havana to Miami to deliver a song to his cherished owner’s long-lost love, hits the streamer August 6.

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Netflix Drops ‘Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans’ Clip

Guillermo del Toro and DreamWorks Animation’s 3DCG feature, premiering July 21, unites the heroes from the ‘Trollhunters,’ ‘3Below,’ and ‘Wizards’ series as they team-up in their most epic adventure yet.

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‘Baby Shark’ Movie in Development at Nickelodeon

The network and SmartStudy are co-producing the brand-new original animated film; the popular ‘Baby Shark’s Big Show!’ series also gets a Season 2 greenlight.

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‘Spirit Untamed’ Co-Director Ennio Torresan Presenting at VFXRIO LIVE

Noted animator and storyboard artist will deliver the keynote, ‘Creativity and Storytelling in Animation, at upcoming free virtual event, set for July 24 in both English and Portugeuse.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP120: What 26 Years at Pixar Taught Shawn Krause

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 16, 2021 at 1:00pm

The creative director of animation and story at Spire Studios talks about his experience as an animator and animation supervisor at the legendary home of ‘Toy Story.’

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DreamWorks Animation Names Bill Ballew CTO

25-year studio veteran and previous VP of R & D steps up to role previously held by Jeff Wike, who is retiring; new responsibilities include technology-related strategic and creative planning as well as operations of the studio's animation production platforms. 

Who’s the Boss? ANIMATIONWorld

Pushing Comedy and Emotion in ‘The Boss Baby: Family Business’

While leaning into the humor and taking action to the extreme, director Tom McGrath’s production team also developed layers where the characters connect, and reconnect, to give the film its heart and soul.

You Had Us At Gelato! Headline News

‘Luca’ Comes Home August 3

Disney and Pixar bring a coming-of-age story about one young boy/sea monster experiencing an unforgettable summer, set on the beautiful Italian Riviera, to Digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD; release features never-before-seen featurettes, deleted scenes and two alternate openings.

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‘Universal Animation Writers Program’ 2021 Selections Revealed

5 participants chosen for first-of-its-kind paid one-year program, in partnership with DreamWorks and Illumination, to develop underrepresented voices in film and TV animation through workshops, seminars, sponsorship, and roundtable discussions.

The Dark Knight Returns Headline News

New Clip Drops for ‘Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two’

The two-part animated DC Universe Movies thriller concludes as the Dark Knight battles a unified front of super villains while solving a murder mystery; feature-length film comes to Digital July 27, and Blu-ray August 10.

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Guillermo del Toro Shares First Minutes of ‘Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 9:06am

The DreamWorks Animation adventure, coming to Netflix July 21, pits heroes from ‘Trollhunters,’ ‘3Below,’ and ‘Wizards’ against the Arcane Order in the franchise’s final battle for control over the magic that binds them all.

Animated Features Headline News

‘Coraline’ and ‘ParaNorman’ Return to the Big Screen

Fathom Events, LAIKA, Shout! Factory and Park Circus team up to bring the highly acclaimed stop-motion movies back to theaters; screenings will also feature exclusive bonus 'making of' content.

Barbie Heads to the Big Apple! Headline News

Watch ‘Barbie: Big City, Big Dreams’ Teaser Trailer

The next chapter in Mattel’s storied franchise finds Barbie embarking on a musical summer adventure in the Big Apple, where she meets her new best friend, Barbie!; coming to Netflix in September.

Red Panda Go Poof! Headline News

Pixar Drops ‘Turning Red’ Trailer and Poster

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 7:25am

Growing up can be a beast, amply demonstrated in Oscar-winning ‘Bao’ director Domee Shi’s new comedy about an overbearing mom and her young daughter who ‘poofs’ into a red panda whenever she gets too excited; film releases March 11, 2022.

Animation Festivals Headline News

OIAF 2021 Announces Retrospectives and Screenings

The upcoming festival reveals special retrospectives on animators Mariusz Wilczyński and Jodie Mack; the 2021 Ottawa International Animation Festival runs online September 22 - October 3.

Get Geeked! Headline News

Netflix Plans to Get Geeky at COMIC-CON@HOME

The streaming giant’s ‘Geeked’ sessions feature sneak peaks of ‘Masters of The Universe: Revelation,’ ‘Fear Street Trilogy,’ ‘The Last Mercenary,’ ‘Lucifer,’ and ‘Army of Thieves;’ the official line-up runs from July 23–25.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

Disney Drops ‘Encanto’ Teaser Trailer and Images

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ upcoming animated feature stars Stephanie Beatriz as the voice of Mirabel, a 15-year-old girl living in a magical Columbian town; film hits theaters November 24, 2021.

A Star is Born! Headline News

‘The Patrick Star Show’ Table Read Set for Comic-Con@Home

Bill Fagerbakke, Tom Wilson, Cree Summer, Jill Talley, and Dana Snyder will treat viewers to an exclusive conversation and performance on July 24 from an original episode of Nickelodeon’s upcoming ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ spin-off; new series premieres July 9.

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Studio Chizu Drops New Teaser for Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘Belle’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 1:39pm

Highly anticipated animated musical fantasy will debut as an official selection in upcoming Cannes Premiere section July 15 before hitting Japanese theaters July 16; GKIDS to release theatrically in North America this winter, both in Japanese and English dubbed versions.

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