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Taika Waititi to Harness the Force in New ‘Star Wars’ Feature

Oscar-winning ‘Jojo Rabbit’ director to co-write and direct new movie franchise entry; new ‘Star Wars’ Disney+ series also announced during May the Fourth celebrations.

Awards Headline News

Art Directors Guild Announces Noms for Excellence in Film and TV Production Design

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 9, 2019 at 10:51am

DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Abominable,' Disney’s ‘Frozen 2,’ DreamWorks Animation’s ‘How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World,’ Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ and Pixar’s ‘Toy Story 4’ are nominated in animated film category. 

SVOD Headline News

Cuteness Levels Over 9,000 with New ‘The Mandalorian’ Character

Jon Favreau’s highly anticipated Disney+ ‘Star Wars’ series features a mysterious infant fans have dubbed ‘Baby Yoda,’ and it’s the cutest thing since Ewoks.

Disney Headline News

Benioff, Weiss and Johnson Join the Rebellion Against ‘Star Wars’ Trilogies

David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, and Rian Johnson have left their respective projects, leaving no new ‘Star Wars’ films in active development.

SVOD Headline News

WATCH: Lucasfilm’s New ‘The Mandalorian’ Trailer and Character Art

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 8:11am

With Jon Favreau at the helm, the first ever ‘Star Wars’ live-action series, about a deadly gunfighter in the galaxy’s outer reaches, launches November 12 on the new Disney+ streaming service. 

SIGGRAPH Headline News

Innovators and Pioneers in Computer Graphics and Animation to Speak at SIGGRAPH Asia 2019

The conference, taking place is Brisbane, Australia from November 17 -20, will feature a wide array of sessions with industry luminaries in animation, VFX and technology.

D23 Headline News

Disney+ Reveals High-Profile Slate of Shows at D23 Expo

Splashy presentations of new series set within Star Wars, Marvel and Pixar franchise worlds teases both fans and industry with previously unannounced details about the studio’s aggressive new streaming platform programming plans. 

People Headline News

Andrew Millstein and Clark Spencer Lead Disney Animation Executive Shakeup

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 9, 2019 at 12:59pm

Management changes at Walt Disney Animation and Blue Sky Studios signal Disney’s effort to more fully integrate former Fox film and TV assets is gaining strength.

Women in Animation Headline News

Women in Animation Summit Set for July 29 at SIGGRAPH 2019

Condensed version of WIA’s annual Summit to feature keynote by Dr. Stacy L. Smith, who will present landmark USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative study.

AWN @ FMX 2019 VFXWorld

WATCH: Oscar Winner Doug Chiang Talks ‘Star Wars’ Visual Design at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 6:52am

Legendary artist shares concept design insights, George Lucas’ impact on his evolution as a designer, working through production design challenges and how he handles different opinions from strong creative voices on a film. 

Disney Headline News

‘Star Wars: Force for Change’ Expands Global Philanthropic Initiative

Disney and Lucasfilm will provide a $1.5 million donation, in-kind and mentorship resources to help expand access to worldwide K-12 nonprofit FIRST programs.

streaming Headline News

The Streaming Wars Heat Up as Disney Unveils Details for Disney+

Taking a direct shot at Netflix, The Walt Disney Company announces plans to release more than 25 original series and 10 original films, documentaries and specials in the first year of its rival streaming service.

Lucasfilm Headline News

Disney Unveils Title, Teaser & Images for the Final Installment of the ‘Star Wars’ Saga

Opening in U.S. theaters on December 20, ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ will include previously unused footage of Carrie Fisher as General Organa.

Academy Awards VFXWorld

On the Road to the 91st Oscars: The Visual Effects Nominees

Leading up to Oscar Sunday on February 24th, catch up on AWN’s coverage of the films and creative teams nominated for Best Visual Effects at the 91st Academy Awards.

Lucasfilm Animation Headline News

Disney Channel Orders Second Season of ‘Star Wars Resistance’

Season 2 of high-flying animated series set for fall 2019 premiere; Mid-Season 1 trailer debuts with first look at major villain from ‘The Force Awakens.’

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