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Animation Festival Headline News

Animayo 2020: Virtual Event Continues May 16-17

Sign-ups still open for upcoming masterclasses, featuring both Spanish and international industry experts; registration deadline is Friday, May 15.

Careers Headline News

WIA Virtual Q+A - Creating Your Career in Production Design Coming May 15

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 4:01pm

‘Trolls World Tour’ production designer Kendal Cronkhite Shaindlin, joined by the film’s producer Gina Shay as moderator, will discuss her career path and share insights of a 25-year journey through the animation industry.

Dreamworks Animation Headline News

WATCH: New VFX Breakdown Reel from ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 9:33am

DreamWorks Animation shares never-before posted online video revealing some of the digital magic behind a number of the Oscar-nominated film’s signature shots.

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Dean DeBlois Talks the Care and Feeding of Flying Reptiles

The writer-director of DreamWorks Animation’s Oscar-nominated ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ reflects on his long and loving journey creating the epic animated trilogy.

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Pixar’s ‘Kitbull’: Hand-Drawn 2D at its Most Engaging

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 3, 2020 at 11:42am

Rosana Sullivan and Kathryn Hendrickson’s heartwarming short, about an unlikely connection between a stray kitten and pit bull, deftly illustrates the inherent beauty and power of 2D animated storytelling.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘The Addams Family’ Coming to Digital December 24 and Blu-ray January 21

Hilarious animated feature about Charles Addams’s iconic and subversively comedic family gets its home entertainment release on multiple platforms including On Demand.

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Directors Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan Talk ‘The Addams Family’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 11, 2019 at 11:46am

Charles Addams’s iconic, subversively comedic family is back in MGM’s new animated feature, from the creative duo that brought us the raunchy, R-Rated romp, ‘Sausage Party.’

VIEW Conference 2019 Headline News

Pixar’s Ralph Eggleston to Receive VIEW 2019 Visionary Award

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 1:33pm

Prolific production designer and Oscar-winning director of animated short, ‘For the Birds,’ to be honored at upcoming October 21-25 conference.

71st Emmy Awards Headline News

‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Chernobyl’ Take Home VFX Emmy Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, September 16, 2019 at 11:22am

HBO garners multiple wins including Outstanding Special Visual Effects, Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role, Main Title Design and Production Design.

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Sony Pictures Imageworks Spreads More Than Its Wings in ‘The Angry Birds Movie 2’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 30, 2019 at 8:28am

For first-time VFX supervisor Stirling Duguid, animating water, lava, pig snot and millions of feathers was only part of the fun producing the sequel to Rovio’s 2016 animated hit, ‘The Angry Birds.’  

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Frenemies Unite Against an Icy Foe in ‘The Angry Birds Movie 2’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 6:20am

Production designer Pete Oswald discusses the challenge of creating Zeta, an engaging new villain, and her sub-zero Eagle Island lair in Sony Pictures Animation and Rovio’s ‘Angry Birds’ animated comedy sequel. 

Awards Headline News

TV Academy Announces 71st Primetime Emmy Award Nominations

‘Big Mouth,’ ‘Bob’s Burgers,’ ‘BoJack Horseman,’ ‘Adventure Time’ and ‘The Simpsons’ receive nominations for Outstanding Animated Program.

Concept Art Headline News

First Annual Concept Art Awards Show Set for September 7

Submissions now being accepted through July 7 for inaugural awards, celebrating the role of concept artists, being presented at upcoming LightBox Expo in Pasadena.

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. 

Awards Events

2019 Primetime Emmy Awards Coming September 22

Begins: September 22, 2019

The biggest night in television will air live (8-11pm ET / 5-8pm PT) at the Microsoft Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles.

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.

Dreamworks Animation ANIMATIONWorld

Where Have All the Dragons Gone? Dean DeBlois Concludes His Spectacular Trilogy with ‘The Hidden World’

‘How To Train Your Dragon’ series writer and director Dean DeBlois reflects on his ten years with the beloved franchise, detailing how new technologies helped bring ‘The Hidden World’ to the screen.

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Designing the Spectacular Realm of the Dragons for DreamWorks Animation’s ‘The Hidden World’

From concept art to finished frames, production designer Pierre-Olivier Vincent brings a singular touch to the final film in the blockbuster ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ trilogy.

Oscars Headline News

91st Oscars: Disney Earns Best Picture Nomination for ‘Black Panther’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 4:50pm

Blockbuster Marvel feature that almost launched its own Popular Film category at the Oscars racks up seven Academy nods, including a groundbreaking nomination for production designer Hannah Beachler.

Visual Effects Headline News

WATCH: In-Camera Effects Redefined for Oscar-Shortlisted ‘First Man’

Alongside a new featurette produced by primary visual effects vendor DNEG, Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Paul Lambert details the hybrid of practical and digital techniques employed for the cinematic adaptation of ‘First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong.’

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One Small Step: Recreating the Historic Lunar Landing for ‘First Man’

Alongside primary visual effects vendor DNEG, Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Paul Lambert and production designer Nathan Crowley employ a hybrid of practical and digital techniques for the cinematic adaptation of ‘First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong.’

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Bringing Cartoons Back for ‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 13, 2018 at 6:34pm

A longtime collaborator with director Genndy Tartakovsky, production designer Scott Wills helps bring a 2D sensibility to CG production in Sony’s latest animated comedy feature.

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