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Glen Keane Talks Believing the Impossible in ‘Over the Moon’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 23, 2020 at 12:10pm

The Oscar-winning director discusses his beautiful and charming animated musical tale about a smart young girl’s determination to prove the existence of a legendary Moon Goddess, out today on Netflix

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R.I.P. Google Spotlight Stories – 2013-2019

Award-winning experimental immersive storytelling studio behind the Academy Award-nominated short film ‘Pearl’ and last year’s Oscar-shortlisted ‘Age of Sail’ is no more.

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ILM’s Rob Bredow to Present ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 18, 2019 at 4:14pm

Studio’s head and executive creative director will share inner workings of their visual and physical effects work on Disney's BAFTA and VES-nominated sci-fi adventure.

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VIDEO: Pollen Creates Cinematic Score for Oscar-Shortlisted ‘Age of Sail’

Pollen Music Group’s Scot Stafford employs a modern, minimalist approach to creating the score for director John Kahrs’ sweeping new short film and VR experience for Google Spotlight Stories, ‘Age of Sail.’

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Blogs

Art Triumphs Over Everything

Cassidy Curtis, technical art lead at Google Spotlight Stories and one of the creative minds behind Oscar-shortlisted animated short film ‘Age of Sail,’ explains why the stylized look of Sony’s awards juggernaut, ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,’ should be a rallying cry for the animation industry.

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91st Oscars: 10 Animated Short Films Contend for Nominations

With eight of the 10 shortlisted films available to watch online, take a closer look at this year’s contenders for an Academy Award nomination for best animated short film.

FMX 2019 Headline News

FMX 2019 Releases First Trailer and Program Confirmations

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 5:57pm

Keynote by Oscar-winner and Google Spotlight Stories creative director Jan Pinkava one of initial set of events confirmed for upcoming animation and VFX conference.

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Google Spotlight Stories and Chromosphere Raise the Bar for ‘Age of Sail’

Technical art leads Cassidy Curtis and Theresa Latzko keep things shipshape in their quest to take the cinematic VR Short by Oscar-winning director John Kahrs onto the high seas.

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John Kahrs Enters the ‘Age of Sail’ with Cinematic New VR Short

Taking virtual reality onto the high seas, Oscar-winning director of Disney’s ‘Paperman’ delves into the making of Google Spotlight Stories’ longest, most visually complex virtual reality experience to date.

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TRAILER: Google Spotlight Stories VR Short ‘Age of Sail’ Sets Course for North America

Virtual reality short produced by GSS partner Chromosphere and helmed by Oscar-winning director John Kars to celebrate its North American premiere at the LA Film Festival’s immersive showcase, ‘The Portal.’

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Paramount Taps Patrick Osborne for ‘Monument Valley’ Feature

Hybrid CG-animation/live-action film based on the acclaimed mobile puzzle game by Ustwo Games to be produced by Akiva Goldsman and Weed Road Pictures.

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Google Spotlight Stories VR Short ‘Age of Sail’ to Premiere at Venice

Helmed by Oscar-winning director John Kars with production design by Celine Desrumaux, ‘Age of Sail’ is produced by GSS partner Chromosphere.

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Spain’s 2018 3D Wire Issues Call for Projects

By Dan Sarto | Monday, July 16, 2018 at 4:07pm

International animation, games and new media market now open for project submissions, with prizes to be awarded at 10th annual event running October 1-7.

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Free Download: Special Annecy 2018 Edition of ANIMATIONWorld Magazine!

Grab a café chair, order a double espresso, and enjoy AWN.com’s celebration of all things Annecy and the art, craft and industry of animation.

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WATCH: Sony Pictures Animation’s Shannon Tindle Talks Directing Challenges at FMX 2018

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 9:30pm

The creator of ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ teases his new animated feature film at SPA, shares his insights on the difficulties of the creative process, and gives advice for young artists looking for a career in the industry. 

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‘Back to the Moon’ VR Doodle Celebrates Georges Méliès

Directors Hélène Leroux and Fx Goby team up with Google Doodles, Google Spotlight Stories and Nexus Studios to deliver the first-ever interactive 360 degree/VR Doodle celebrating the father of visual effects.

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‘The Art of Google Spotlight Stories’ Now Available!

GSS luminaries gather for opening night reception launching ‘The Art of Google Spotlight Stories’ book and art exhibit on display at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, CA through April 22.

GLAS 2018 ANIMATIONWorld

GLAS Animation Festival Brings the Spirit of Independent Animation to the West Coast

GLAS Animation director Jeanette Bonds discusses the evolution of the fledgling festival as it enters its third edition with a powerhouse lineup including special guests David OReilly, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, Ruth Lingford, Réka Bucsi, Boris Labbé and more.

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Gallery Nucleus to Present the Art of Google Spotlight Stories

Art exhibition & book launch spotlighting the creative forces behind Google Spotlight Stories to be held Saturday, April 7.

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GLAS Animation Festival Unveils 2018 Trailer

Highlights of GLAS 2018 include a conversation with ‘Everything’ creator David OReilly, along with special guests Phil Lord and Chris Miller, retrospective screenings of work from Ruth Lingford, Réka Bucsi and Boris Labbé, and a closer look at director Jorge Gutierrez’s VR short for Google Spotlight Stories, ‘Son of Jaguar.’

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