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Exclusive: Award-Winning ‘Starling’ Making Of Episode 1 Released

Helmed by director Mitra Shahidi and produced through Pixar’s co-op program, the Tribeca Film Fest Best Animated Short winner and 2024 Oscar contender, created by a global team of 70+ artists from 14 countries, tells the story of a mischievous star spirit that travels home to Istanbul to celebrate her birthday with family one last time.

Independent Animation Headline News

Claynosaurz Releases ‘Claynos’ Teaser Trailer

The 3DCG short tells the origin story of the colorful stylized dinosaurs inhabiting the studio’s IP; following 2 months of concept development, the team tapped Autodesk Maya and Arnold, using the Conductor cloud-based rendering service, to complete the film.

See You in Hell Headline News

A24 Music and Prime Video Share First Song from ‘Hazbin Hotel’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at 8:47am

Check out ‘Happy Day in Hell,’ a devilishly cute first listen to the soundtrack from Vivienne Medrano’s all-new animated comedy; the A24 and Bento Box series premieres on Prime Video this coming January.

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Sony Pictures Animation Names Damien de Froberville EVP, Production and Operating Strategy

The former CEO of Sergio Pablos Animation fills the role of retiring 20-year studio veteran Pam Marsden.

See You in Hell Headline News

Vivienne Medrano’s ‘Hazbin Hotel’ Gets 2 Season Prime Video Order

The animated musical comedy, from A24 and Bento Box, follows Charlie, Princess of Hell, on her mission to depopulate her homeland; series debuts this coming January. 

In-Passing Headline News

Remembering the Fabulous, Witty, and Norm-Breaking Paul Bush

The British experimental short filmmaker, known for his early scratch frame films ‘His Comedy’ and ‘The Albatross’ as well as his single frame works like ‘Five Minute Museum,’ was killed in a motorcycle accident in Wales last Thursday.

careers in animation Headline News

Podcast EP 220: How David Lauer & Ri Crawford Formed ‘Mystery Meat Media’ Stop-Motion Studio

The animators discuss how independent paths brought them together at Phil Tippet’s studio and how their mutual trust prompted them to launch their own business - together. 

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Podcast EP 219: Stop-Motion Animator Blake Derksen and His Film ‘The Other Space’

The LA-based animator discusses the challenges of running his own studio and dives into the realities of self-producing a stop-motion short inspired by his journey through cancer treatment.

Festivals Events

Seoul Indie-AniFest 2023

Begins: September 14, 2023

Organized by KIAFA (the Korean Independent Animation Filmmakers' Association), the 19th edition of the festival seeks to introduce to audiences wonderful independent animation from Asia; the festival runs September 14-19 in Seoul.

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Skwigly Launches Second Edition of ‘Independent Animation’

The book, written by Skwigly Editor-in-Chief Ben Mitchell, provides insight into the animation industry, from story development and casting to editing and distribution, as well as an exclusive look into the working processes of some of the industry’s most noteworthy indie animation talents, including Signe Baumane, Adam Elliot, Don Hertzfeldt, Kirsten Lepore, Robert Morgan, David OReilly, PES, Bill Plympton, Rosto, Chris Shepherd, and more.

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Podcast EP 212: How Spencer Moreland Quit Studio Life to Become a Full-Time Freelance Animator

The independent animator, filmmaker, and freelance storyboard artist shares his journey from studio life to freelance life – and what it took to get there.  

Feast Your Eyes and Mind ANIMATIONWorld

Binocular Briefs – Spotlight on Annecy 2023 Part 2: Shorts

Ottawa Animation Festival artistic director Chris Robinson takes a look at 5 intriguing short films competing at this year’s Annecy International Animation Festival, which runs June 11-17.

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Millimages Adds Clément Le Strat to Development Team

Animation exec joins Paris-based animation studio as Development Manager; previous roles include overseeing animated and live-action series at Disney France and developing Studio Redfrog’s kids’ series ‘Smarty Pants.’

Feast Your Eyes and Mind ANIMATIONWorld

Binocular Briefs – Spotlight on Annecy 2023 Part 1: Features

Ottawa Animation Festival artistic director Chris Robinson takes a look at 6 intriguing feature films competing at this year’s Annecy International Animation Festival, which runs June 11-17.

Animated Shorts of the Month ANIMATIONWorld

Binocular Briefs – April 2023

In this month’s survey of under-the-radar animated shorts currently travelling the festival circuit or new to online viewing, we look at 5 films competing at the 2023 Stuttgart Animation Festival, which runs April 25-30.

A New Day A New Beginning Headline News

Is a New Studio Ghibli and Lucasfilm Crossover Project in the Works?

Following last November’s thoroughly adorable animated short ‘Zen: Grogu and the Dust Bunnies,’ the Studio Ghibli Twitter account has shared yet another teaser image hinting at a new collaboration.

Animated Shorts of the Month ANIMATIONWorld

The Animation Pimp Presents - Binocular Briefs March 2023

AWN’s monthly survey of under-the-radar animated shorts currently travelling the festival circuit or new to online viewing - since we’re sorta on the border between past and future festivals, here’s a look at some recent festival works that are now available for your viewing pleasure.

Independent Animation Headline News

Watch: ‘Lords of Laggard Hill’ Season 3 Trailer

Check out a snazzy preview of the web comedy about 3 warlords who spend their twilight years clutching power and filling their time with empty disputes – new episodes roll out in March.

Top of the Charts Headline News

Nicolás P. Villarreal’s ‘ON/OFF’ Gains Guinness World Record Recognition

The 2020 animated short has apparently racked up more than 1100 awards, making it, according to the record-keeping authority, the world’s leader in most awards won by a short film; the 7-minute film, illustrated in colorful ab­stract shapes and questions, poses the question of how modern-day distractions impact artistic inspiration.

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