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The Best in Ibero-American Animation Headline News

2024 Quirino Awards Finalists Announced

The Oscar-nominated animated feature ‘Robot Dreams’ leads the competition in 3 categories for the Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards 2024 Edition; winners to be announced May 11 in ceremony on the island of Tenerife.

Preserving Film and TV History Headline News

UCLA Festival of Preservation Runs April 5-7

UCLA Film & Television Archive’s free biannual event showcases the latest restoration projects, featuring a line-up of films reflecting the breadth of moving image history; April 6 screening of restored animated classics includes ‘French Fried,’ ‘Musical Memories,’ ‘Japanese Lanterns,’ and ‘Red Riding Hood.’

Diversity in Animation Headline News

TNBFC XPO Debuts FLAMIN Animation Artist Projects

The shorts premiered at TNBFC’s XPO in London, showcasing Black creatives; applications now open through May 27 for program’s 4th round.

Back to the Spider-Verse ANIMATIONWorld

‘The Spider Within: A Spider-Verse Story’ Allows New Talent to Shine

The creators of the new animated short, produced under the auspices of Sony Pictures Animation and Sony Pictures Imageworks’ LENS training program, talk about their unusual collaboration and the intricacies of the Spider-Verse.

Best of the 80’s Headline News

Apple TV+ Launches ‘Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock’ Season 2

Watch an exclusive clip, ‘A New Look,’ featuring guest star Adam Lambert voicing The Great Glitterini! and get into the 80’s groove! 13 all-new episodes stream today, March 29.

Back to the Spider-Verse Headline News

Sony Pictures Animation Releases ‘The Spider Within: A Spider-Verse Story’ Short

The studio teams with the Kevin Love Fund on the film, now part of a new ‘The Hero Within’ mental health-focused school lesson plan; produced within SPA and SPI’s LENS leadership and training program for underrepresented groups, the short follows Miles Morales as he struggles to balance his responsibilities as a teenager, friend, student, and superhero.

Awards Headline News

‘Chicken for Linda!’ ‘Almost Forgotten’ Lead MONSTRA 2024 Winners

‘La Saison Pourpre’ and ‘It’s Just a Whole’ also take home awards at the Lisbon Animation Festival’s 23rd edition that wrapped up last week.  

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Brighton International Animation Festival 2024

Begins: April 5, 2024

The 3-day international animation festival, running April 5-7 in Brighton, England encompasses a global perspective and provides an accessible venue for everyone to learn about animation.  

Best of the 80’s Headline News

Apple TV+ Drops ‘Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock’ Season 2 Trailer

Ariana DeBose, Brett Goldstein, and Catherine O’Hara join as special guest stars when Jim Henson’s fun-loving and musical Fraggles returns with more epic, fun and zany adventures; all 13 new episodes premiere March 29.

Awards Headline News

‘The Boy and the Heron’ and ‘Poor Things’ Nab Wins at 2024 BAFTA Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 19, 2024 at 8:51am

Hayao Miyazki’s first film in 10 years, and Yorgos Langthimos’ dark comedy were two of the big winners at last night’s 2024 EE British Academy Film Awards; Christopher Nolan's 'Oppenheimer' led all films with 7 wins.

And the Winner Is... Headline News

'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse' Leads All Winners at 51st Annie Awards

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 10:50pm

In what may serve as a prelude to the Oscars, Sony Pictures Animation's hit 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' sequel, directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson, took home 7 awards, including best animated feature; Netflix's 'Blue Eye Samurai' took home six, including best TV/Media - Mature, while Pablo Berger's 'Robot Dreams' snagged best indie feature, and Dave Mullins' 'WAR IS OVER! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko' won for best animated short. 

Diversity in Animation Headline News

4th Annual AfroAnimation Summit Returns to Burbank

The conference, running April 10-12, promotes diversity and inclusion throughout the entertainment industry, welcoming a coalition of industry speakers, studio execs, students, creatives and young professionals.

indie animation Headline News

Catya Plate Brings ‘Las Nogas’ to HollyShorts

The 2023 NYC Women’s Fund Recipient, artist and filmmaker Catya Plate, brings the third short of her award-winning stop-motion animated trilogy to the festival’s monthly screening event in Los Angeles, January 31.

Awards Headline News

Nominations Announced for 2024 BAFTA Awards

‘The Boy and The Heron,’ ‘Chicken Run: Dawn of The Nugget,’ ‘Elemental,’ and ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ get the nod for Animated Film with ‘The Creator,’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,’ ‘Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part,’ ‘Napoleon,’ and ‘Poor Things’ selected for Special Visual Effects. 

Give Peace A Chance ANIMATIONWorld

‘War is Over’ Highlights Brotherhood and Brutality in Protest for Peace

Dave Mullins and Brad Booker’s Oscar-shortlisted animated short, inspired by John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s 1971 song, ‘Happy X-Mas (War is Over), and animated in Unreal Engine at Wētā FX, showcases a game of chess, set on a battlefield, with a carrier pigeon delivering instructions on next moves - on the board and in the trenches - leading to a forgone conclusion: there are no winners in war.

The Annies are Coming! Headline News

51st Annual Annie Award Nominations Announced

Best Animated Feature nominees ‘Nimona,’ ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,’ ‘Suzume,’ ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem,’ and ‘The Boy and the Heron’ top the expansive list of category nominations; animation’s biggest awards ceremony is scheduled to return live on Saturday, February 17 at UCLA’s Royce Hall.

Heading to Stuttgart Headline News

FMX Drops 2024 Trailer

Originating from the ‘World of Gra’ universe created by graduates of the Animationsinstitut, the trailer illustrates this year’s event theme, ‘Connecting Ideas;’ the 28th edition of FMX – Film & Media Exchange returns to Stuttgart April 23 to 26. 

On the Road to the Oscars Headline News

Academy Announces Shortlists in 10 Categories for 96th Oscars

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 21, 2023 at 11:44am

VFX category narrowed down to 10 films; voting for nominations runs next month, January 11-16, with nomination announcements set for January 23.

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