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‘Dune,’ ‘The Mitchells vs the Machines,’ and ‘What If…?’ Take Home Critics Choice Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 14, 2022 at 9:28am

The two features add to their winning streaks, with the Disney+ animated series nabbing the award for Best Animated Series (TV), at last night’s ceremony.

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‘Dune’: The Inner Workings of Ornithopters, Sand Worms, and Creative Moviemaking

From functional wingspans to alien throat anatomy, DNEG animation director Robyn Luckham discusses his work on Denis Villeneuve’s masterful epic adaptation of the Frank Herbert sci-fi classic.

Holy Dancing Irish Elk! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Riverdance: The Animated Adventure’ Reimagines an Iconic Musical

Director Eammon Butler and director/co-writer Dave Rosenbaum talk about authenticity, animating dance, and the challenge of transforming a world-renowned non-narrative stage show into a CG animated feature, now streaming on Netflix.

You Think You Know Kaiju ANIMATIONWorld

‘Dawn of the Monsters’: A Smash ‘Em Up Game Honoring the Origins of Kaiju

13AM’s new 2.5D animated brawler, set to release early this year, is a story-driven, co-operative monster mashup that lets players collaborate to destroy an alien horde and save the planet.

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‘Dune,’ ‘Flee,’ and ‘Big Mouth’ Lead Critics Choice Award Nominations

Denis Villenueve’s sci-fi epic nabs 10 nominations, followed by Guillermo del Toro’s neo-noir thriller with 8, and both ‘Encanto’ and ‘Flee with two each for the upcoming 27th annual awards.

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A Trio Bands Together to Help Denis Villeneuve Make ‘Dune’

By Trevor Hogg | Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 4:10pm

Two of the director’s previous collaborators - production designer Patrice Vermette and editor Joe Walker - along with first timer, cinematographer Greig Fraser, teamed together to help him bring author Frank Herbert’s famed sci-fi novel, long thought unadaptable in cinema, to the screen.

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It’s a Wrap - VIEW 2021 Concludes its Most Successful Year Ever

The conference’s 1st hybrid edition hosted some 210,000 visitors online and 300+ attending in-person with a total of 297 speakers delivering 160 talks, panels, workshops, masterclasses, and keynote speeches; over 140 sessions are now available to stream on-demand.

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View 2021: Don’t Miss Free ‘Encanto’ Virtual Presentation

The in-person and virtual conference is off and running - highlights include SideFX’s software reveal, talks by Epic Games, educational workshops and coming Friday, a virtual making-of panel about Walt Disney Animation Studio’s latest animated feature – and registration is free.

It’s Awesome and It’s Free! ANIMATIONWorld

VIEW 2021: The Can’t Miss Animation, VFX, and Storytelling Event is Here

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 15, 2021 at 8:44am

For the second year in a row, we can’t attend the famed Turin conference in-person, but we’ll be glued to our screens, wearing dark turtlenecks and dreaming of agnolotti and chocolate pudding thicker than Bay Area fog, for a week of diverse, compelling, and inspiring presentations on the latest and greatest from the world of computer generated visuals.  

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Free VIEW Conference 2021 Registration Now Open

Renown animation, VFX, virtual production, and games conference reveals massive program of free events featuring master filmmakers and top industry professionals, including Sir Roger Deakins and the Badass Women Production Designers; event runs in person and online October 17-22 in Torino, Italy.

A Celebration of Life and Love ANIMATIONWorld

Re-VIEW: ‘Vivo’ – the Magic of the Mambo

Fueled by a cascade of original Lin-Manuel Miranda songs, Sony Pictures Animation and Netflix’s animated musical adventure is a celebration of life and love powered by energetic music and dance.  

What's a Kinkajou? ANIMATIONWorld

‘Vivo’ Brings the Sights and Sounds of Cuba to Life

With songs by Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, who also stars as the film’s titular kinkajou, Sony Pictures Animation’s latest gem blends 3D and 2D animation into a vibrant, colorful, and often wild celebration of music as a universal language of friendship, family, and love, premiering today on Netflix.

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Disney Launching New Animation Studio in Vancouver

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 3:06pm

Set to open next January, facility will focus on long-form shows and projects for Disney+, starting with the ‘Moana’ musical series; Burbank studio plans to increase staff and remain exclusive home of feature film projects and shorter form series such as recently announced ‘Zootopia+.’

Conferences Headline News

VIEW Conference 2021 Reveals Stellar Speaker Lineup

Confirmed presenters include Tom McGrath, director of ‘The Boss Baby: Family Business;’ ‘The Willoughbys’ director Kris Pearn; and legendary animator and VFX supervisor Phil Tippett; conference runs October 17-22 in Turin, Italy and online.

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TV Academy Announces 73rd Emmy Award Nominations

‘Big Mouth,’ ‘Bob's Burgers,’ ‘Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal,’ ‘The Simpsons,’ and ‘South Park: The Pandemic Special’ are nominated for Outstanding Animated Program; ceremony will be held Sunday, Sept. 19 on the CBS Television Network and streamed live and on demand on Paramount+.

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Arezou Art Podcast #12: Interview with Tuna Bora

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 21, 2021 at 1:56pm

Newest podcast in series features the award-winning L.A.-based, Turkish illustrator, animation director, and production designer, known for her distinctive storytelling style and diverse daily sketches.

A Sweater-Wearing Chicken! ANIMATIONWorld

Designing the Colorful and Wacky Worlds of ‘Archibald’s Next Big Thing’

Art director Sierra Lewis built on creator Tony Hale and director Eric Fogel’s vision to design a fantastical, sweater-wearing chicken’s world that felt sophisticated, textured, and cinematic.

Production Design ANIMATIONWorld

The Sharp, Edgy Designs of ‘Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts’

For art director Angela Sung and director Bridget Underwood, blending ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ and classic Japanese anime gave the DreamWorks Animation series a bold look and feel unique to Western TV.

Machines Rule! ANIMATIONWorld

‘The Mitchells vs. The Machines’: A Scrapbook of Art, Nostalgia, and Killer Robots

Distinctively styled 2D, 3DCG, and live-action, integrated with a highly personal and relatable story, give Mike Rianda and Jeff Rowe’s new apocalyptic comedy adventure a uniquely ‘human’ touch.

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2021 Kidscreen Award Winners Announced

Winning projects include ‘Madagascar: A Little Wild’ for Preschool - Best New Series, ‘Forky Asks a Question,’ Kids’ Best Animated Series, and ‘Baba Yaga,’ Digital Kids Best Game App and Best Alternative Game.

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BAFTA Releases Longlists for British Academy Film Awards 2021

New 2021 rules promote diversity in membership and voting; Pixar’s animated feature ‘Soul’ longlisted in five categories including Best Film, Animated Film, Special Visual Effects, Original Score, and Sound.

Animated Feature Films ANIMATIONWorld

Glen Keane Talks Believing the Impossible in ‘Over the Moon’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 23, 2020 at 12:10pm

The Oscar-winning director discusses his beautiful and charming animated musical tale about a smart young girl’s determination to prove the existence of a legendary Moon Goddess, out today on Netflix

Virtual Conferences Headline News

VIEW Conference 2020 Announces Full Program Line-Up

Upcoming conference, running October 18-23 both in Turin, Italy and online, will stream all sessions to a global audience; presentations by industry experts will live stream and be available for subsequent viewing through December 31. 

Awards ANIMATIONWorld

Breaking Down the 72nd Emmy Award Nominations

This year’s animated and VFX-driven shows represent continuing excellence in animation and VFX production for TV, much done remotely from home in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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