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Academy Announces Shortlists for Nine Categories for 92nd Oscars

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 16, 2019 at 3:35pm

Voting for nominations closes January 7; VFX and Animated Short Film categories whittled down to 10 films each.

Baobab Studios Headline News

Boabab Studios’ ‘Crow: The Legend’ Scores Four Daytime Emmys

Nickelodeon’s ‘The Loud House,’ Netflix’s ‘Ask the Storybots,’ Amazon’s ‘Tumble Leaf’ and Disney Channel’s ‘Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventures’ each take home two at Friday’s gala ceremony.

Nexus Studios Headline News

Nexus Studios Launches Animated Short Featuring Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page

Nexus directorial duo Smith & Foulkes collaborates with legendary guitar maker Fender on ‘The Mystical Journey of Jimmy Page’s ‘59 Telecaster.’

Short Films ANIMATIONWorld

Q&A: Réka Bucsi’s ‘Solar Walk’ Now Available Via Vimeo On Demand!

Following 70 festivals and 13 awards for her short film ‘Solar Walk,’ the award-winning independent animator talks about distribution and monetization.

Television Headline News

Carl Jones & Brian Ash’s New Series, ‘Sugar and Toys,’ Premieres June 9

New series from the producers of ‘Black Dynamite’ and ‘The Boondocks’ marks the Fuse network’s first foray into adult animation.

Netflix Headline News

Netflix Adapting Graphic Novel ‘Pashmina’ into CG-Animated Musical Feature

‘Bend It Like Beckham’ filmmaker Gurinder Chadha and producer Ashok Amritraj’s Hyde Park Entertainment adapting the bestselling fantasy-adventure graphic novel by Nidhi Chanani.

Home Entertainment ANIMATIONWorld

Ron Clements and Mark Henn Reminisce About ‘The Little Mermaid’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 25, 2019 at 3:00pm

30 years after its initial release, the film’s co-writer/director and supervising animator discuss the groundbreaking musical’s unique spot in Disney’s pantheon of classic animated features.

Short Films Headline News

WATCH: Jonatan Schwenk’s ‘Sog’ Makes Online Debut as Vimeo Staff Pick

Dystopian drama employing 2D, 3D and stop-motion animation has screened at more than 120 festivals around the world, winning 31 awards including the Cristal for a graduation film at Annecy 2017.

Oscars Headline News

91st Oscars: ‘Into the Spider-Verse,’ ‘Bao’ Win Academy Awards

‘First Man’ wins Oscar for Best Visual Effects; ‘Black Panther’ wins three awards including Costume Design, Production Design & Original Score.

Animal Logic ANIMATIONWorld

From Story to Screen: Trisha Gum Tackles ‘The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 4:23pm

Everything is awesome with animation director Trisha Gum’s collaboration on the long-awaited sequel with director Mike Mitchell, creative duo Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, and animation studio Animal Logic.

Awards Headline News

‘Next Gen,’ ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Win Accolades at MPSE’s 66th Golden Reel Awards

Blizzard’s ‘Overwatch’ tops short form category for ‘Reunion’; Google Spotlight Stories VR short ‘Age of Sail’ awarded for special venue project.

Home Entertainment Headline News

EXCLUSIVE: Watch Alan Menken and Jodi Benson Talk ‘The Little Mermaid’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 10:47am

Pair share memories honoring film’s 30th anniversary as part of new Disney Signature Collection digital and DVD release rolling out February 12. 

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘The Little Mermaid’ Joins Disney’s Signature Collection

New release in honor of the film’s 30th anniversary with bonus sing-along mode arrives on Digital, 4K Ultra HD and Movies Anywhere on February 12 and 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray on February 26.

ReelFX Headline News

China’s Alibaba to Partner with STX Entertainment on UglyDolls Franchise

New deal includes previously announced ‘UglyDolls’ animated feature film directed by Kelly Asbury along with an animated TV series, digital and print publishing, mobile and educational games, soundtrack and music, and merchandising and licensing programs.

Netflix Headline News

Netflix Unveils New Title Sequence & Theme Song for ‘Carmen Sandiego’ Reboot

New theme song for the upcoming Netflix reboot of the classic animated series was written by Jared Lee Gosselin and sung by Raquel Castro.

Short Films Headline News

How Collaboration Helped Bring Oscar-Shortlisted ‘Weekends’ to Life

Director Trevor Jimenez and production designer Chris Sasaki discuss their collaboration on the hand-animated, dialogue-free short film created as part of the Pixar co-op program.

Google Spotlight Stories Headline News

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.’

Short Films Headline News

WATCH: Trevor Jimenez’s Oscar-Shortlisted ‘Weekends’ Returns Online

Annie Award-nominated and Oscar-shortlisted short film produced as part of Pixar’s co-op program now available to watch online through January 7 as a Short of the Week.

Oscars Headline News

Academy Announces Shortlists in Nine Categories for 91st Oscars

With 10 films each remaining in the running in the Visual Effects and Animated Short Film categories, voting for Oscar nominations closes January 14.

Baobab ANIMATIONWorld

How Baobab Studios Created a Storybook World for the Immersive ‘Crow: The Legend’

Created using the Unity game engine, VR experience and accompanying theatrical short film written and directed by Eric Darnell and produced by Maureen Fan pushes real-time graphics to new heights.

Disney Headline News

Disney Junior Travels to India with New Animated Series ‘Mira, Royal Detective’

Inspired by the cultures and customs of India, new animated series developed by Becca Topol and executive produced by Sascha Paladino in production at Wild Canary.

Baobab Headline News

Baobab Studios Short ‘Crow: The Legend’ Launches Globally

Executive produced by John Legend, animated VR experience and theatrical short from the Emmy-winning makers of ‘Asteroids!’ and ‘Invasion!’ now available online.

Baobab Headline News

TRAILER: Baobab Studios Launching New VR Short, ‘Crow: The Legend’

Featuring an original song by John Legend, new virtual reality experience and accompanying theatrical short available November 15 on YouTube and Oculus VR.

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