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Animation Festivals Headline News

Brooke Keesling, Gary Schwartz Among Presenters at Anibar Animation Festival

Lori Malépart-Traversy also set to present at upcoming event, running July 23-30 in Peja, Kosovo; festival will feature over 300 film screenings, talks, workshops, and presentations by a number of special guests. 

Submit Your Pitch! Headline News

Jamaican Animators Chosen to Produce Short for ‘Sesame Street’

KingstOOn Festival and Sesame Workshop announce winning pitch team; UWI animation students, Chevon Irving and Tajha Winkle chosen to animate their ‘11 Robot Reggae Band’ film for iconic show’s Season 52, with local animator George Hay set to mentor and advise.

People Headline News

Sesame Workshop Names Olexa Hewryk VP & Head of Animation

Other recently announced promotions include Sal Perez to supervising producer and VP for Sesame Street Productions, and ‘Sesame Street’ EP Ben Lehmann to senior VP & head of live-action.

Submit Your Pitch! Headline News

Submit Your Pitch to KingstOOn Virtual 2021 and Sesame Workshop

Jamaican animators are invited to submit pitches for animated and mixed media shorts for consideration on ‘Sesame Street’s Season 52; proposals must be received by March 31.

People Headline News

Level Ex Names Aharon Rabinowitz Creative Director

Medical gaming creator expands creative talent roster; industry veteran to work with recently hired design director, Jason VandenBerghe, to innovate and advance the practice of medicine through play.

Commercials Headline News

JAMM Scores a Touchdown with ‘The Neighborhood’ Spot

DoorDash’s first SuperBowl campaign featured rapper Daveed Diggs and the Sesame Street Muppets; creative studio incorporated elements including a CG train and added a bit of animation magic to make Grover fly.

People Headline News

Fred Rogers Productions Names Olubunmi Mia Olufemi Supervising Producer

Peabody Award-winning producer to supervise all phases of production for new animated series, ‘Alma’s Way;’ show will launch fall 2021 on PBS KIDS.

Podcasts Headline News

New ‘Masters of Motion’ Podcast with Emmy Winner Jo Boag

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 21, 2020 at 3:23pm

‘Creating Emmy Award-Winning Animation Series & How to be a Top Director’ episode features SLR Production’s creative director discussing topics including production pipelines and equipment; writing strong briefs; directing voice talent; handling failures; and directing for the first time.

SVOD Headline News

New ‘Alma’s Way’ 2D Animated Series Coming to PBS Kids in Fall 2021

Produced by Fred Rogers Productions and created by children’s TV icon Sonia Manzano, the new show helps foster self-awareness, responsible decision-making, and empathy among today’s young viewers

Tributes ANIMATIONWorld

Beautiful Maladies – The Uncanny World of Rosto

Ottawa Animation Festival artistic director Chris Robinson shares a previously unpublished 2015 Pimpcast interview with the iconic Dutch musician and director, who passed away at 50 on March 7.

Interview ANIMATIONWorld

Pictures from the Brainbox: A Weekly Dose of Indie Animation - 'Six God Alphabet Peter'

Every Monday or so, Chris Robinson asks an animator how they made a particular film. Today, Peter Millard answers some brand new Brainbox questions whilst sharing intimate words, thoughts and feelings about his film, 'Six God Alphabet' (2017).

Education Headline News

New York Officials Unveil ‘Made in NY Animation Project’

Young New Yorkers receive training on state-of-the-art animation software, opening doors to careers in film, gaming, advertising and more. New Animation Industry Council, comprised of professionals from New York-based animation studios, will advise the program.

Documentaries Headline News

Independent Documentary ‘Street Gang’ Explores Origins of ‘Sesame Street’

New documentary feature from Macrocosm Entertainment and Citizen Skull Productions to include archival materials from Sesame Workshop and The Jim Henson Company.

In Passing Headline News

Former UCLA Animation Workshop Head Dan McLaughlin Dead at 84

A 1958 graduate of the UCLA Theater Arts Department, McLaughlin served as head of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television’s Animation Workshop from 1970 until his retirement in 2007.

In Passing Headline News

Independent Stop-Motion Animator Jane Aaron Dies at 67

New York-based internationally recognized, award-winning animator, author and illustrator Jane Aaron designed, produced and directed more than 150 short animated films for ‘Sesame Street.’

Awards Headline News

Digital Series Win Big at Daytime Emmy Awards

Amazon’s stop-motion series ‘Tumble Leaf’ receives five Emmys, including outstanding preschool children’s animated program; Netflix wins three awards for DreamWorks Animation’s ‘All Hail King Julien,’ and Moonbot’s collaboration with Dolby, ‘Silent,’ garners two awards for YouTube.

Pre-School Headline News

Sesame Workshop Unveils Newest Muppet

Sesame Workshop unveils the newest Muppet, Raya, who will engage with children about sanitation and latrine use as part of the Cleaner, Healthier, Happier campaign in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.