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Google Spotlight Stories Headline News

R.I.P. Google Spotlight Stories – 2013-2019

Award-winning experimental immersive storytelling studio behind the Academy Award-nominated short film ‘Pearl’ and last year’s Oscar-shortlisted ‘Age of Sail’ is no more.

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Google Spotlight Stories and Chromosphere Raise the Bar for ‘Age of Sail’

Technical art leads Cassidy Curtis and Theresa Latzko keep things shipshape in their quest to take the cinematic VR Short by Oscar-winning director John Kahrs onto the high seas.

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John Kahrs Enters the ‘Age of Sail’ with Cinematic New VR Short

Taking virtual reality onto the high seas, Oscar-winning director of Disney’s ‘Paperman’ delves into the making of Google Spotlight Stories’ longest, most visually complex virtual reality experience to date.

Google Spotlight Stories Headline News

TRAILER: Google Spotlight Stories VR Short ‘Age of Sail’ Sets Course for North America

Virtual reality short produced by GSS partner Chromosphere and helmed by Oscar-winning director John Kars to celebrate its North American premiere at the LA Film Festival’s immersive showcase, ‘The Portal.’

Paramount Headline News

Paramount Taps Patrick Osborne for ‘Monument Valley’ Feature

Hybrid CG-animation/live-action film based on the acclaimed mobile puzzle game by Ustwo Games to be produced by Akiva Goldsman and Weed Road Pictures.

Google Spotlight Stories Headline News

Google Spotlight Stories VR Short ‘Age of Sail’ to Premiere at Venice

Helmed by Oscar-winning director John Kars with production design by Celine Desrumaux, ‘Age of Sail’ is produced by GSS partner Chromosphere.

Google Spotlight Stories Headline News

‘The Art of Google Spotlight Stories’ Now Available!

GSS luminaries gather for opening night reception launching ‘The Art of Google Spotlight Stories’ book and art exhibit on display at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, CA through April 22.

Google Spotlight Stories Headline News

Gallery Nucleus to Present the Art of Google Spotlight Stories

Art exhibition & book launch spotlighting the creative forces behind Google Spotlight Stories to be held Saturday, April 7.

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Google Spotlight Stories Debuts ‘Sonaria’

New VR experience directed by Pollen’s Scot Stafford and Chromosphere’s Kevin Dart launches on Steam and Vive Port, mobile for Android and iOS via the Google Spotlight Stories app, and Google Daydream.

69th Emmy Awards Headline News

‘Bob’s Burgers,’ ‘Adventure Time’ Win Big at 69th Creative Arts Emmy Awards

Fox’s ‘Bob’s Burgers’ and Cartoon Network’s ‘Adventure Time’ receive awards for Outstanding Animated Program and Outstanding Short Form Animated Program, while Seth MacFarlane is recognized for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance for ‘Family Guy.’

69th Emmy Awards Headline News

‘Samurai Jack’ Sweeps Juried Awards at 69th Emmys

Patrick Osborne’s VR short ‘PEARL’ for Google Spotlight Stories wins award for Outstanding Innovation in Interactive Programming.

Blue Sky Studios Headline News

Patrick Osborne’s ‘Nimona’ Set for 2020 Release

Animated feature adaptation of the Harvey and Eisner Award-nominated graphic novel by ‘Lumberjanes’ creator Noelle Stevenson is currently in production at Blue Sky Studios for 20th Century Fox.

ASOS Headline News

19th Annual ASOS: Crowdfunding Campaign to Bring Short Films to Theaters Now Underway!

Kickstarter campaign seeking to raise $100,000 to help bring high-quality animated shorts from around the world to theaters runs through July 13.

FMX 2017 Headline News

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,’ ‘Ghost in the Shell’ & ‘Pearl’ Set for FMX 2017

Newly-announced production sessions to explore the VFX of Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,’ virtual production for ‘Ghost in the Shell’ and the newly-released ‘Ghost in the Shell’ VR experience, and an inside look at Google Spotlight Stories’ ‘Pearl,’ the first VR film to ever receive an Oscar nomination.

Academy Awards ANIMATIONWorld

Time Trapper: A Frank Look at the 2017 Short Animation Oscar Nominees

In which AWN’s Chris Robinson scrutinizes the Oscar-nominated animated short film contenders at the 89th Academy Awards, and reveals his pick for the gold statuette.

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2017 Oscar Voting Guide: Animation & VFX Contenders Vying for Academy Awards

With voting for the 89th Academy Awards closing on Tuesday, take a final look at AWN’s coverage of the contenders for Feature Animation, Short Animation and Visual Effects.

Virtual Reality ANIMATIONWorld

2D and VR Come Together in Patrick Osborne’s Oscar-Nominated ‘Pearl’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 6:17pm

The Oscar-winning director of ‘Feast’ and Google Spotlight Stories project group team up on a heartfelt story created specifically for leading-edge 360 mobile and VR viewing.

Music & Sound Headline News

Pollen Music Group Plays Integral Role in the Creation of Oscar-Nominated Animated Short, ‘Pearl’

Pollen partners Alexis Harte, JJ Wiesler and Scot Stafford also just won the Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music for an Animated TV/Broadcast Production and recently received an MPSE Golden Reel nomination for ‘Pearl.’

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89th Academy Awards: The Oscar Nominees React

Contenders in the animated feature, animated short and visual effects categories share their initial reactions to their nominations for Oscar gold.

Awards Headline News

Nominations Announced for 89th Academy Awards

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 6:42am

Abstract: Nominees for Best Animated Feature are ‘Kubo and the Two Strings,’ ‘Moana,’ ‘My Life as a Zucchini,’ ‘The Red Turtle,’ and ‘Zootopia.’

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