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Interactive Shorts Headline News

Disney’s Immersive, Interactive ‘Baymax Dreams’ Short Premieres at Sundance

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 3:38pm

Studio’s first interactive episode, part of the festival’s New Frontier Gallery, uses interactive cloud streaming technology to enable seamless interaction and high-end graphics on mobile platforms.

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Madeline Sharafian ‘Digs’ Her 2D World in Pixar’s ‘Burrow’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 24, 2020 at 7:56am

The studio’s new SparkShorts film director forgoes 3D/CG, choosing instead a charming, hand-drawn, classic children’s book design to tell a young rabbit’s story of learning it’s OK to ask others for help.

In-Passing Headline News

Terrytoons and Hanna-Barbera Animator Doug Crane Dies at 85

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 21, 2020 at 9:56am

The veteran cartoonist, animator, and teacher’s career spanned 65 years and included stops at a number of well-known studios as well as New York’s School of Visual Arts.

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Paul Rudish Talks the All-New ‘The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 11:42am

Mickey, Donald, Goofy, and a slew of their friends, and a few villains, are back in a brand-new series of animated shorts, premiering today, Mickey’s birthday, on Disney+.

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Watch 2 New ‘Baymax Dreams’ Shorts Made with Unity Real-Time Game Engine Tools

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 10:37am

Disney Television Animation continues their groundbreaking production work with just launched season of new short films based on their Emmy Award-nominated ‘Big Hero 6 The Series.’

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Gina Shay Talks ‘Trolls World Tour’ Diversity and Dance Parties

The producer of both ‘Trolls’ films helps DreamWorks Animation create a masterful celebration of how art and music can bring people together.

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Walt Dohrn Talks ‘Trolls World Tour’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 4:34pm

With his sequel to DreamWorks Animation’s 2016 hit, ‘Trolls,’ releasing straight to digital home viewing this Friday, the director shares his thoughts on the joyful experience of creating six new musically-themed ‘lands’ of fuzzily immersive charm.

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‘I Lost My Body’ Pushes the Creative Boundaries of Feature Animation

Director and co-writer Jérémy Clapin talks about the narrative and technical challenges in making his Oscar-nominated, Annie Award-winning film.

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Pixar’s ‘Kitbull’: Hand-Drawn 2D at its Most Engaging

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 3, 2020 at 11:42am

Rosana Sullivan and Kathryn Hendrickson’s heartwarming short, about an unlikely connection between a stray kitten and pit bull, deftly illustrates the inherent beauty and power of 2D animated storytelling.

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Unity Technologies Announces Unity Learn Premium

New learning platform gives Unity developers exclusive access to gaming and industry-specific resources, live access to tech experts and advanced content.

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Unity Releases CG Short ‘Sherman’ to Showcase Real-Time Production Template

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 4:59pm

Emmy Award-winning team behind the ‘Baymax Dreams’ shorts for Disney shares funny new film, the free tools and best practices used in its production. 

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Every Day Was a Snow Day for Sony Pictures Imageworks and ‘Smallfoot’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 12, 2018 at 5:14pm

VFX supervisor Karl Herbst shares his insights on how his team tackled lots of snow, and a bit of fur, on Warner Bros’ new animated musical comedy adventure.

Awards Events

45th Annual Annie Awards

Begins: February 3, 2018

The 45th Annual Annie Awards will take place on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at UCLA's Royce Hall in Los Angeles, California.

VIEW Conference Blogs

WATCH: Pixar’s John Halstead Talks Hank and ‘Finding Dory’ Production at VIEW

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 11:50am

The supervising technical director discusses production on Disney and Pixar’s long-awaited hit animated sequel, Finding Dory, including the design and animation of the film’s eight-legged heroic cephalopod. 

FMX Blogs

WATCH: Patrick Lin Talks ‘Inside Out’ Cinematography at FMX 2016

By Dan Sarto | Monday, April 24, 2017 at 2:32pm

The director of photography goes in-depth about virtual cameras, layout, scene composition choices and workflow on Pixar’s Oscar-winning animated feature film.

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2D Animating the VFX Way on ‘Son of Zorn’

Lead Titmouse creatives explain the fast-paced production pipeline behind the scenes of FOX’s groundbreaking live-action/animation hybrid TV comedy from executive producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

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