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Such a Cute Little Critter… Doing What? ANIMATIONWorld

‘Natural Habitat Shorts’: Like ‘Ranger Rick,’ But for Adults

Brennan Brinkley, Nicole Low, and Tyler Kula’s series of 3D shorts, all under 1 minute, throw various anthropomorphic animals - always cute, sometimes quite naughty - into contemporary human situations that play off fun facts about that specific animal, now playing on YouTube and other socials.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Mickey & Minnie’ Animated Short Collection Celebrates 100 Years of Disney

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ new compilation, including ‘Steamboat Willie,’ which first introduced Mickey Mouse, along with ‘Brave Little Tailor,’ ‘Mickey’s Delayed Date,’ ‘Hawaiian Holiday,’ ‘On Ice,’ and 5 others, comes to Blu-ray and DVD February 7.

Meeting a True Master ANIMATIONWorld

Animated Characters: The Art of Babbitt – Part 1

Animator, director, character designer, teacher, and writer Nancy Beiman shares Part 1 of her extensive, 2-part, 1979 interview with famed animator Art Babbitt, whom she met as a 21-year-old Cal Arts student after visiting Richard Williams’ L.A. studio on a dare.

Heading to Stuttgart this April Headline News

FMX 2023 Tickets Now on Sale

The hybrid edition, focusing on the art, technology, and business of animation, visual effects, and interactive and immersive media, returns to Stuttgart April 25-27 with an exclusive online day April 28.

WTF? ANIMATIONWorld

F is for Flake: The (Not So) Great Animation Robbery?

The indie animation community is confronted by scandal, of sorts, involving a short film, recently submitted to animation festivals, that appears to be a copy of a short made a decade ago.

Awards Headline News

Nominations Announced for the 95th Academy Awards

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 7:01am

No real surprises, at least in the animation-related categories, with ‘Avatar: The Way of Water,’ ‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,’ ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,’ ‘The Sea Beast,’ and ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ among the best animated feature and best visual effects nominees for this year’s 95th Oscars, coming March 12.

Call for Submissions Headline News

Submissions Now Open: 2023 LXiA Spark Animation Grant

Supported by Netflix, the community outreach program awards 3 emerging independent Latinx animation filmmakers with money, mentorship, and support for production of an animated short film; the submission deadline is February 3.

Vegetables Oppressed by Big Meat Headline News

A Studio Digital’s ‘BurgerWorld’ to Debut at Sundance 2023

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 12:26pm

Maddie Brewer's 2D animated short, from Bento Box and FOX Digital, tells the story of two fast-food workers who accidentally discover a portal to another realm… a ‘burger’ world where big meat oppresses the vegetable populace.

They’re Certainly Looney! Headline News

Looney Tunes Share ‘Bugs Bunny Builders’ Lunar New Year Short

The new year ushers in more Looney hijinks with new episodes of Cartoonito’s ‘Bugs Bunny Builders’ and HBO Max’s ‘Looney Tunes Cartoons;’ more fun launches later this year with ‘Tiny Toons Looniversity.’

The Annies are Coming! Headline News

50th Annual Annie Award Nominations Announced

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 9:45am

Best Animated Feature nominees ‘Turning Red,’ ‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,’ ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,’ ‘The Sea Beast,’ and ‘Wendell & Wild’ top the expansive list of category nominations; animation’s biggest awards ceremony is scheduled to return live on Saturday, February 25 at UCLA’s Royce Hall.

Awards Headline News

‘Wendell & Wild,’ ‘New Moon’ Take Animation Honors at 14th Annual AAFCA Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 16, 2023 at 10:52am

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ takes home two awards as well as two Special Achievement honors; winners will be celebrated at a March 1 ceremony.

Daydreaming and I’m Thinking of You! ANIMATIONWorld

In ‘New Moon,’ a Celebrated Actor Recalls a Magical Moment in a Troubled Childhood

Emmy Award winner Colman Domingo and co-writer and co-director Raúl Domingo talk about their animated short film, dedicated to Black mothers and sons and the love that sustains them through numerous hardships, which has been shortlisted for an Oscar.

On the Road to the Oscars ANIMATIONWorld

Oscar Shortlisted ‘Save Ralph’ Delivers an Emotional Punch About Animal Testing

Spencer Susser’s stop-motion short, featuring the voice talents of Taika Waititi, Ricky Gervais, and Zac Efron, features a compelling and relatable bunny who delivers a genuinely impactful performance, part of the Humane Society International’s global campaign to ban animal testing for cosmetics.

I’d Like to Report a Dead Body ANIMATIONWorld

Animated Characters: Sequence 2 – My New York Times Part 2

Animator, director, character designer, teacher, and writer Nancy Beiman concludes her 2-part story – complete with dead body - on her introduction to 'commercial' animation, when she snagged her first job, at Jack Zander’s Animation Parlour in NYC, while still managing to graduate Cal Arts, in the third of an ongoing series of articles - and eventual blog - she’s penning for AWN.

FMX 2023 Goes Green Headline News

FMX 2023 Shares ‘The Beauty’ Conference Trailer

Returning in April as ‘climate-friendly’ certified, the event will feature discussions on sustainability in film and media production; programming announcements include a look at animated shorts ‘A Flammable Planet’ and ‘Can’t Negotiate the Melting Point of Ice,’ and advancements of AI Rotoscoping.

Professional Animation Tools Even Beginners Can Master ANIMATIONWorld

Adapting Character Creator and iClone’s Procedural Tools for Virtual Productions

Piera Varda explains how he and his team at Peru-based La Escena Virtual designed and produced their ambitious animated short, ‘The Within,’ after upgrading their workflow to integrate new real-time tools that enabled much greater creative control and artistic freedom.

Short and Sweet Headline News

‘Santiago of the Seas’ Creator Niki López Completes Short for Nickelodeon

The Puerto Rico native, one of ‘Variety’s 10 Animators to Watch,’ made the film as part of Nick’s Intergalactic Shorts Program initiative to develop original comedy-driven content with an eye towards eventual series development.

Gimme Groot! ANIMATIONWorld

Luma Pictures Helps Grow a ‘Groot’

Marvel Studios’ 5-episode collection of ‘I Am Groot’ animated shorts finds the mischievous toddler sprouting his childhood wings, produced through a close collaboration between director Kristen Lepore and the VFX studio’s animation director, Raphael Pimentel; the series is now streaming on Disney+.

The ASOS Returns! ANIMATIONWorld

Review: The 22nd Annual 'Animation Show of Shows'

This year’s selection of 10 shorts, including films by Patrick Smith, Gil Alkabetz, and Oscar winner Frederic Back, showcases a variety of techniques and tones in a celebration of unconventional approaches to the medium.

Short Films Blogs

Madi Piller’s ‘My Elliot:’ 24 Hours in the Life of Elliot Yarmon

Alice Walker once wrote, ‘Time moves slowly, but passes quickly.’ How do you pack a 24-hour narrative into a 3-minute film? By animating time. In conversation with the filmmaker.

On the Road to the Oscars Headline News

Academy Announces Shortlists in 10 Categories for 95th Oscars

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at 12:27pm

VFX category narrowed down to 10 films, while animated short category narrowed to 15; voting for nominations runs next month, January 12-17, with nomination announcements set for January 24.

Animated Shorts of the Month ANIMATIONWorld

The Animation Pimp Presents - Binocular Briefs HO HO HO HO HO HO Edition

AWN’s monthly survey of under the radar animated shorts currently – or in this case, previously - traveling the festival circuit – that this month should put everyone in the holiday spirit!

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