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It’s All Happening in June Headline News

Mifa 2022 Reveals Expansive Program Line-up

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 8:24am

Market highlights include pitch sessions, partner screenings and Talent Acquisition Recruitment Sessions and Talks; event runs June 14-17.

Games to Movies Oh Boy! Headline News

Universal Pushes Animated ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Movie into 2023

Game creator Shigeru Miyamoto announced the schedule change on Twitter; DreamWorks’ ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ will take over its December 21, 2022 theatrical release date.

It’s Happening in Stuttgart! Headline News

‘Encanto’ and ‘Sing 2’ Talks Added to FMX 2022

More talks, presentations and screenings are confirmed for the upcoming conference, including looks behind the scenes of the recent Disney and Illumination animated features, as well as Locksmith Animation’s ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong;’ event runs onsite May 3-5, online May 6 and on demand through May 31.

You're Despicable! Headline News

Watch: ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ Official Trailer

From the minds behind the ‘Despicable Me’ franchise comes the origin story of the master of evil; starring Steve Carell as the notorious Gru, the CG animated comedy comes to theaters July 1.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

Release Dates Set for Illumination’s ‘Migration’ and ‘Despicable Me 4’

New animated comedies from Universal, directed by Benjamin Renner and Chris Renaud, are slated for worldwide theatrical releases in 2023 and 2024, respectively; 'Minions: The Rise of Gru' finally hits theaters July 1.

An Even Merrier Christmas 2021 ANIMATIONWorld

‘Sing 2’: Getting Ready for the Big Time

In Garth Jennings’s new animated musical, Buster Moon and his all-star cast of performers return, ready to unleash their biggest extravaganza yet… with one small hitch – overcoming the fear of not being good enough; sequel to Illumination's 2016 hit ‘Sing’ arrives in theaters today, December 22.

An Even Merrier Christmas 2021 Headline News

Illumination Drops Final ‘Sing 2’ Trailer

Buster Moon and his all-star cast of performers are ready to unleash their biggest extravaganza yet… but there’s one small hitch; sequel to 2016 hit ‘Sing’ comes to theaters December 22.

Awards Headline News

‘Lift While We Climb’ Themed 'Black in Animation Awards Show' Coming November 14

Black Women Animate’s initiative honors Black people in animation who are blazing a trail to the future; honorees include Disney TVA’s Jay Francis, Mounia Aram Company’s Mounia Aram, ‘Craig of the Creek’ storyboard artist Tiffany Ford, and veteran animator Dan Hasket.

An Even Merrier Christmas 2021 Headline News

Illumination Belts Out New ‘Sing 2’ Trailer

The singing animals from Calatonia are back, with warmed up pipes ready for a December 22 Christmas debut in the new trailer for the sequel to the hit animated musical ‘Sing.’

An Even Merrier Christmas 2021 Headline News

Illumination Drops ‘Sing 2’ Character Art and Posters

Sequel to studio’s popular 2016 animated musical hits theaters December 22; all-star cast features Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, and Scarlett Johansson with Bono making his animated film debut.

Animation Contests Headline News

24 HOURS 2021 Animation Contest Winners Announced

The competition challenges student teams to create a 30 second film; 208 teams submitted films, with 7 teams winning prize packs worth over $200k.  

Student Teams Wanted! Headline News

Call for Entries: 24 HOURS Animation Contest

Don’t miss this great competition where student teams create a 30 second film on a given theme in a designated 24 hours; registration deadline is October 13 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Games to Movies Oh Boy! Headline News

Illumination and Nintendo’s ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Cast Revealed

Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day, Jack Black, Keegan-Michael Key, and Seth Rogen lead an all-star cast on the long-awaited animated feature, based on the hit video game, set to hit theaters holiday season 2022.

Festivals Headline News

Animation Is Film Reveals Competition Line-Up

AIF returns October 22-24 with 12 features in competition, 20 programs overall with shorts, premieres, and Q&As; ‘Studio on the Big Screen’ program features Pixar’s ‘Luca,’ Netflix’s ‘The Mitchells vs the Machines,’ and ‘Vivo,’ and other films that didn't receive a theatrical release.

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Disney Launching New Animation Studio in Vancouver

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 3:06pm

Set to open next January, facility will focus on long-form shows and projects for Disney+, starting with the ‘Moana’ musical series; Burbank studio plans to increase staff and remain exclusive home of feature film projects and shorter form series such as recently announced ‘Zootopia+.’

Talent development Headline News

‘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.

An Even Merrier Christmas 2021 Headline News

Illumination Drops ‘Sing 2’ Trailer and First Look Character Posters

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 9:27am

An all-star cast led by Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, and Scarlett Johansson joins Buster Moon in his next, and most dazzling stage extravaganza yet; the animated musical comedy sequel to 2016’s ‘Sing’ hits theaters Christmas 2021.

Crazy Yellow Webisodes Headline News

Illumination Launches ‘Saturday Morning Minions’

Studio’s first original digital series will dop new episodes every Saturday for next 40 weeks starting June 5; ‘Minions: the Rise of Gru’ animated comedy coming Summer 2022.

People Headline News

Bono, Halsey, and Pharrell Williams Join ‘Sing 2’ Cast

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 21, 2020 at 11:26am

A host of new characters and actors board the sequel to Illumination’s 2016 hit animated musical comedy sequel, ‘Sing,’ set for a December 22, 2021 theatrical release.

Women in Animation Headline News

WIA Announces Women in Animation Virtual Summit Program for Annecy 2020 Online

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 8:48am

Summit will focus on the pandemic, the recently reinvigorated global call for social justice, and their tremendous effects on the animation industry.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

New ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ and ‘Sing 2’ Release Dates Set

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 10:44am

As part of Universal’s latest theatrical release schedule shuffle, ‘Minions’ sequel is pushed to July 2, 2021; ‘Sing’ sequel moved to December 22, 2021.

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