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Netflix Shares Interactive 3D Series ‘Battle Kitty’ Trailer

The animated show about a super powered kitten allows kids to navigate their own adventures and unlock new chapters in the story; created by the ‘Layzell Bros,’ the show hits the streamer worldwide on April 19.

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Annecy 2022 Announces Graduation, TV, and Commissioned Film Selections

99 films were chosen for competition in the festivals latest category announcements; more than 1,530 films were submitted this year from 64 countries; festival runs June 13-18 in Annecy, France.

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GLAS Animation Festival Shares Signal Film and Program

The online event, running April 6-10, announces its initial line-up and official selections in competition; it’s still not too late to enter the 2022 GIF Competition sponsored by GIPHY Arts.

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Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards Finalists Announced

Selections revealed in 9 categories including Best Feature Film, Best Short Film and Best Series; the winners will be announced May 14 at a ceremony in Madrid.

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Skydance Animation Inks Licensing Deal with Spin Master

Multi-year, multi-film agreement with children’s entertainment company to become studio’s master toy licensee kicks off with upcoming animated feature ‘Spellbound.’

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Nexus Studios Adds Alex Grigg to its Commercial Roster

Known for his 2D aesthetic and humor, the animator joins the studio’s Australian-based creative team; work includes episodes of Netflix’s ‘Headspace’ animated series and his short, ‘Phantom Limb,’ recognized for its portrayal of life and love after amputation.

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VIEW 2022 Set for October 16-21 in Turin, Italy

Begins: October 16, 2022

The VIEW Conference is the premier international event in Italy on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, VR and AR, Gaming and VFX.

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The Animation Pimp Takes the Short Road to the Oscars

AWN’s long-time resident provocateur, Ottawa Animation Festival artistic director Chris Robinson, gets the directors behind this year’s Best Animated Short nominees - ‘Affairs of the Art,’ ‘Bestia,’ ‘Boxballet,’ ‘Robin Robin,’ and ‘The Windshield Wiper’ - to share their insightful answers to his anything but standard questions.

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Annecy 2022 Official Short Film Selections Announced

Out of 1,347 short film submissions from 100 countries, 38 films were chosen to compete in the ‘Official’ category, 8 films were selected in the ‘Off-Limits’ category, 17 in the ‘Perspectives’ section, and nine in the ‘Young Audience’ section; the Annecy Festival runs June 13-18.

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‘Dune’ and ‘Encanto’ Nab Wins at 2022 BAFTA Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 14, 2022 at 8:22am

The two hit films continue their award-winning ways; ‘Do Not Feed the Pigeons’ wins for Best Short Animation at the Sunday night 2022 EE British Academy Film Awards ceremony.

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‘The Mitchells vs. the Machines’ and 'Arcane' Big Winners at 49th Annie Awards

By Dan Sarto | Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 7:37am

Sony Pictures Animation’s feature honored in eight categories, while Riot Games and Netflix’s series takes honors in nine; 'Encanto' nabs three awards, with ‘Flee,’ ‘Namoo,’ and ‘Bestia’ also scoring wins at Saturday night’s virtual ceremony.

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Vicious Places and Punished Faces: The Best Short Subject Annie Award Nominees

Five outstanding animated works, widely awarded and loved at festivals worldwide, all worthy of taking the top prize at ASIFA-Hollywood’s 49th annual celebration of the best in animation, coming March 12.

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‘Affairs of the Art’ and ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’ Top Winners at 2022 British Animation Awards

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 2:50pm

Joanna Quinn and Les Mills’ comedy about a larger-than-life Welsh housewife takes home three awards; Locksmith Animation’s tale of an awkward middle-schooler and his defective robot takes home Best Longform honors.

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MozFest Premieres ‘Alfro Algorithms’ Animated Short

Set in an Afro-futurist dystopia, the film explores topics of AI and bias through the story of Aero; produced by Mozilla’s Creative Media Awards recipient Anatola Araba, the film aims to entertain, enlighten, inspire, and educate.

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Wild Capture Launches ‘Digital Human Platform’ Production Pipeline

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 7, 2022 at 5:11pm

New integrated platform translates human essence into volumetric video with high-quality performance capture, creating digital humans, immersive crowds, and digital fashion for media produciton, software, and web-based delivery.

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National Film Board of Canada’s Julie Roy Talks Women in Animation and the NFB’s 76th Oscar Nomination

With director Joanna Quinn’s ‘Affairs of the Art’ up for an Oscar in the Best Animated Short Film category, the DG of Creation and Innovation at the National Film Board of Canada reflects on the long history of female filmmakers at the NFB and its history of success. The NFB has garnered more Academy Award nominations than any other film organization based outside of Hollywood.

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Cosm Studios and Baobab Studios Ink ‘Namoo’ Deal

The exclusive agreement will bring Erick Oh’s award-winning animated short to planetariums and fulldome theaters around the world.

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First-Ever LXiA Spark Animation Grant Recipients Announced

The inaugural program’s fellows, Cecilia De Jesus and Anthony Gallego, will receive a $10k grant, professional development sessions, and mentoring by an industry professional; the program is supported by Netflix in partnership with the Latino Film Institute.

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‘Blade Runner 2099’ Live-Action Series in Development at Amazon Studios

The spinoff, set 50 years after the events of ‘Blade Runner 2049,’ has a pilot and bible ready to go, with series stalwart Ridley Scott attached to executive produce and possibly direct.

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WATCH: Jennifer Yuh Nelson’s Storyboards on ‘Pop Squad’ from ‘Love, Death + Robots’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 14, 2022 at 11:29am

Netflix shares a new video featuring side-by-side storyboards and corresponding animation from the Annie Award-nominated episode, helmed by the ‘Kung Fu Panda 2’ and ‘3’ director, who also supervised the animation on Volume 2 of the streamer’s Emmy Award-winning animated anthology.

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Finalists Announced for British Animation Awards 2022

‘Ron’s Gone Wrong,’ ‘Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas,’ and ‘Robin Robin’ among the animated shows chosen; winners to be announced at the awards ceremony on March 10.

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