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Let’s Dance – After the Apocalypse ANIMATIONWorld

Adult Swim SMALL’s ‘Hot Future’: ‘Step Up’ Meets ‘Mad Max’ in Bollywood

Animation duo Mike Anderson and Ryan Dickie’s 10-minute animated short taps Unreal Engine 5 for a post-apocalyptic adventure set 1,000 years in the future, where dance is violent, everything is hot… and no one is safe when the beat drops; film joins the network’s other original short-form content commissioned from emerging animators and comedic voices from around the world.

Awards Headline News

Nominations Announced for 2023 BAFTA Awards

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 9:57am

‘Guillermo deo Toro’s Pinocchio,’ ‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On,’ ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,’ and ‘Turning Red’ get nods for Animated Film, while ‘All Quiet on the Western Front,’ ‘Avatar: The Way of Water,’ ‘The Batman,’ ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once,’ and ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ garner noms for Special Visual Effects.

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.

careers in animation Headline News

Podcast EP 191: How Robert-Jonathan Koeyers Made an Oscar-Shortlisted Film Right Out of School

The filmmaker discusses how he funded his animation team for ‘It’s Nice in Here,’ the key to his captivating storytelling, and what it’s like to work in the industry in the Netherlands.

Climate Change Cheer! Headline News

Bill Plympton Returns… With Some Holiday Cheer!

The Academy Award-nominated animator’s School of Animation relaunches next month; meanwhile, check out his store for his latest artwork, a personalized caricature, or check out his upbeat short ‘No Snow for Christmas’ for a climate change Xmas celebration. 

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!

Christmas Comes Early! Headline News

Disney+ to Stream ‘The Simpsons meet the Bocellis in ‘Feliz Navidad’’ Holiday Short

Marge gets the best gift ever when Homer surprises her with a performance from Italian opera superstar Andrea Bocelli and family; the Christmas short streams December 15, kicking off the series’ 33-year anniversary celebration.

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‘GARRANO’ Takes Best in Show at SIGGRAPH Asia 2022 Computer Animation Festival

‘CAT and MOTH’ garners the Special Jury Award, with ‘Period Drama’ named Best Student Project; winning films will highlight this year’s Electronic Theater screenings at the conference, running next week in Daegu, South Korea.

Animated Shorts of the Month ANIMATIONWorld

The Animation Pimp Presents - Binocular Briefs November 2022

AWN’s monthly survey of animated shorts making the festival circuit rounds includes ‘A Tiny Man,’ ‘Sliver Cave,’ ‘Slow Light,’ ‘#BINARYGENDERNORM: GIRLS,’ and ‘Magical Caresses - Masturbation: A Short Story of a Great Taboo.’  

Technology ANIMATIONWorld

Animal Logic Gets ‘Unhinged’ with ALab Phase 2, Unreal Engine, and a Sock Puppet Scientist

Art director Grant Freckelton and director David Peers talk about the studio’s groundbreaking open-source USD ALab, its expansion into ALab Phase 2, and the Unreal Engine-created short film that grew out of their R&D efforts.

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‘The Record’ Takes Grand Prix at Warsaw Animated Film Festival

Swiss director Jonathan Lasker’s film wins the international competition; ‘Slow Light’ by Kijek/Adamski garnered both the Platige Image Award and Polish Filmmakers Association for Best Polish Film.

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Xilam Animation Announces ‘Lupin’s Tales’ Season 2

The French animation studio continues its partnership with Youku on a new season of the popular series about the impetuous wolf-cub Lupin, who dreams of being like his storybook heroes; coming to the streamer and France Télévisions in early 2024.

Let’s Dance – After the Apocalypse Headline News

Groove to a Post-Apocalyptic Dance Adventure - Adult Swim SMALL’s ‘Hot Future’ Short

Watch Mike Anderson and Ryan Dickie’s latest animated collaboration - created with real-time tools including Unreal Engine - set 1,000 years in the future; their film joins the network’s other original short-form content commissioned from emerging animators and comedic voices from around the world.

Animated Shorts of the Month ANIMATIONWorld

The Animation Pimp Presents - Binocular Briefs October 2022

Sorry we’re late – publisher lameness to blame – AWN’s monthly animated shorts survey includes ‘Cash In, Cash Out,’ ‘Dog Apartment,’ ‘Luce and the Rock,’ ‘Safe Mode: Lana Among the Lilies,’ and ‘Scale.’

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‘Bird in the Peninsula,’ ‘Dozens of Norths’ Take Top OIAF 2022 Honors

By Dan Sarto | Sunday, September 25, 2022 at 7:07am

Atsushi Wada is awarded the Grand Prize for animated short, while Koji Yamamura takes home the Grand Prize for animated feature, at the 46th annual Ottawa International Animation Festival.

Submit Your Anime Headline News

Call For Entries: Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2023

Submissions for Short and Feature animated films are now being accepted for the 10th edition of TAAF running March 10-13, 2023, in Ikebukuro Tokyo.

Animated Shorts of the Month ANIMATIONWorld

The Animation Pimp Presents - Binocular Briefs September 2022

This month’s animated shorts survey includes ‘IIzuna Fair,’ ‘My Year of Dicks,’ ‘The Pattern,’ ‘The Record,’ and ‘Vampire,’ all in competition at the Ottawa International Animation Festival, running September 21-25.

The Flying Sailor ANIMATIONWorld

Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis Talk ‘The Flying Sailor’

The Oscar-nominated ‘When the Day Breaks’ and ‘Wild Life’ filmmakers use a mashup of 2D, 3D, and live-action techniques to contemplate the nature of existence in their new animated short, based on a horrific, true-life disaster.

My God Such a Shower Headline News

Framestore Summons the God of the Sea for Kohler Spot

Poseidon is summoned from his hyper-realistic CG underwater kingdom to confront an unassuming man taking a shower who appears to have mastery over water in a manner reserved only for the gods.

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