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Ella and Louis’ Famed ‘Cheek to Cheek’ Duet Gets Animated

To celebrate the legendary Ella Fitzgerald’s 104th birthday, director Wendy Cong Zhao and Verve Records have produced a whimsical 2D music video that captures the magic of the singer and Louis Armstrong’s classic recording.

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Animators Without Borders: How the Global Animation Community Came Together at ACM SIGGRAPH London

Artists from New Zealand, the Philippines, and North America could take advantage of the U.K. group’s virtual events to attend remotely and collaborate through online review tools.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

Weta Creates a Cute and Crazy Winter Wonderland in ‘The Christmas Chronicles 2’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 4:18pm

The VFX powerhouse delivers a bustling Santa’s village, both North and South Poles, and cute and quirky digital characters including Belsnickel, his Jack-a-lotes, reindeer, a Yule Cat Jola, and 641 elves, in the Netflix holiday adventure.

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Territory Studio Transports ‘Mank’ Viewers to LA’s Wilshire Blvd. in 1934

Studio’s creative recreated the iconic street for David Fincher’s new Netflix biopic; archival footage, maps, and old photos, along with new imagery, were integrated to portray the famous boulevard as it was 80 years ago.

Awards Headline News

‘The Mandalorian’ and ‘Vikings’ Take Home VFX Emmys

The Disney+ and History series took home the awards for Outstanding Special Visual Effects and Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role on the third night of the 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

MPC Film’s Digital Gorilla Delivers the Emotion in ‘The One and Only Ivan’

Studio handles 1,055 VFX shots, using virtual production tools to help produce photorealistic talking animals, full CG environments and digital set extensions in Thea Sharrock and Disney+’s tale of a gorilla who tries to piece his past together so he can hatch a plan to escape from captivity.

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WATCH: Pixomondo’s ‘Euphoria’ Rotating Hallway VFX Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 4, 2020 at 5:27pm

Overall VFX supervisor David Van Dyke and PXO VFX supervisor Nhat Phong Tran detail the production of the HBO series’ drug-induced gravity-defying spinning hall sequence from Episode 1.

Technology Headline News

Sony Pictures Animation and RISE CoE Partnering on Pre-Production Innovation R&D

The studio behind Oscar-winning ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ is teaming with Cyprus-based CG research center to explore new front-end animation production technology using machine learning and advanced 3D.

Business Headline News

VFX Legion Opens New British Columbia Division

Studio shares work-from-home reel while announcing new Canadian operations, production resources, and regional talent, as well as slate of new projects.

Business Headline News

VFX Legion Expanding Pre-production Services as Demand Grows in Wake of COVID-19

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 8, 2020 at 4:14pm

Configured for fully remote working since they launched in 2013, the visual effects company is building out its pre-production services in response to increased demand from feature film and TV producers.

TV Animation ANIMATIONWorld

Kara Vallow Tackles the Mysteries of Science in ‘Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 9, 2020 at 3:30pm

The Emmy-nominated ‘Family Guy’ executive producer returns for Season 3, delivering over 100 minutes of animation for the venerable, highly acclaimed science franchise, which debuts tonight on National Geographic.

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Amy Poehler’s ‘Duncanville’ Arrives on FOX’s Sunday Night Animation Block

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 14, 2020 at 10:24am

Four years in the making, the ‘SNL’ alum’s new comedy, created with Emmy Award winners Mike and Julie Thacker Scully, her ‘Parks and Recreation’ cohorts, premieres this Sunday.

Animated Feature Films ANIMATIONWorld

‘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.

animated short films ANIMATIONWorld

A Father and Daughter Bond Over Hairstyling in ‘Hair Love’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 7:03am

Matthew A. Cherry’s delightful and touching ode to a dad’s brave attempt at taming his daughter’s unruly hair shows that diverse stories can resonate with the “parent” and “kid” in all of us.

Books Headline News

New Edition of Liz Blazer’s ‘Animated Storytelling’ Now Available

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 3:47pm

The animator and educator’s updated guidebook on animated filmmaking includes a new section on nonlinear, experimental films; AWN readers can get 35% off their purchase through Peachpit.

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