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Olaf Gets His Bambi Moment in ‘Once Upon a Snowman’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 23, 2020 at 3:20pm

Written and directed by Dan Abraham and Trent Correy, the new animated short confirms that behind Olaf’s bouncy silliness is a character filled with optimism, joy, and concern for others.

Animated Feature Films ANIMATIONWorld

Glen Keane Talks Believing the Impossible in ‘Over the Moon’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 23, 2020 at 12:10pm

The Oscar-winning director discusses his beautiful and charming animated musical tale about a smart young girl’s determination to prove the existence of a legendary Moon Goddess, out today on Netflix

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Three New Diverse Animated Shorts Coming Soon to Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 3:29pm

‘If Anything Happens I Love You,’ ‘Canvas,’ and ‘Cops and Robbers’ each tell a unique, socially relevant story through varied animation techniques.

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Watch: Jorja Smith x Popcaan’s Neon-Drenched ‘Come Over’ Music Video

Vividly animated cyberpunk-fueled homage to classic 90’s anime is directed by Amber Grace Johnson of Object & Animal, in collaboration with Future Power Station.

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‘KKUM,’ ‘Kill It and Leave This Town’ Take Top OIAF 2020 Honors

Kang-min Kim awarded Nelvana Grand Prize for animated short; Mariusz Wilczynski awarded grand prize for feature animation at 44th annual Ottawa International Animation Festival.

The Future of Humanity ANIMATIONWorld

‘The Last Prophecy’ Sci-Fi Short Examines AI as the Savior of Humanity

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 4:56pm

Romain Demongeot’s new CG animated film explores the role of religion in our world’s future, and whether people can exist without icons and gods.

Medical Education ANIMATIONWorld

South Africa’s Cabblow Studios Brings a Cute 2D Twist to Important Diabetes Education

Kabelo Maaka and Dr. Tshepo P. Maaka’s animated short, ‘3 Teaspoons of Sugar,’ which competed in Annecy 2020, artfully presents needed information about the dangers and difficulties faced by people with disease.

Virtual Festivals Headline News

The National Film Board Takes Center Stage at OIAF 2020

10 NFB original films/VR projects, representing unique visions and personal stories, will screen in both competitive and curated programs; the festival runs September 23-October 4.

Virtual Festivals Headline News

Cardiff Animation Festival Goes Virtual

Online offerings running October 24-November 1 to include full shorts program; a session with Welsh animator, Simon Chong, currently a director on Fox’s ‘Bob’s Burgers;’ and a behind the scenes look at, ‘Heart of Darkness,’ the world’s first sand-animated feature film.

Music Videos Headline News

Horrorshow and Ziggy Alberts Drop ‘Heaven Pt. II’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 3:34pm

Australian Hip-Hop duo and singer-songwriter collaborate on new track that takes soulful look at star-crossed lovers separated by the boundaries of heaven and hell.

Virtual Conferences Headline News

‘Pictoplasm in Isolation’ Goes Virtual September 18-19

Reimagined Berlin tradition offers free 2-day livestream broadcast featuring conversations and talks with artists, animators, designers, activists, and academics.

Virtual Festivals Headline News

Choose Your Pass for OIAF 2020 Virtual Festival – Available NOW!

Watch this year’s retrospectives featuring a celebration of Estonian animator, Elbert Tuganov; unique perspectives from Norwegian animation studio, Mikrofilm; and the work of Métis filmmaker, Terril Calder.

People Headline News

Kate Winslet, Jennifer Hudson and Glenn Close Join Baobab’s ‘Baba Yaga’

Trio will star along with Daisy Ridley in new animated immersive experience premiering September 2 at Venice International Film Festival.

Awards Headline News

ASIFA-Hollywood Announces Key Dates for Virtual or Live 48th Annie Awards

Rules, categories, and important dates and deadlines also announced for upcoming ceremony, set for April 16, 2021, as annual membership drive begins.

Indie Shorts ANIMATIONWorld

The Mesmerizing and Surreal Animation of Erick Oh’s ‘OPERA’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 21, 2020 at 2:19pm

A stunning and provocative new short film by the Annecy Cristal-winning ‘PIG: The Dam Keeper Poems’ director examines diverse issues like racism, terrorism, religion, war, and class struggle within our society.

Virtual Reality Headline News

‘Jojo Rabbit’s Archie Yates Joins Cast of Baobab Studios and Oculus’ ‘Paper Birds’

Lead in Disney’s upcoming ‘Home Alone’ reboot cast as young musician whose music inspires a flock of mysterious paper birds, in new immersive film set to debut at the 2020 Venice International Film Festival.

People Headline News

Unanico Group Names Leanne Preston CEO and Producer

LA-based industry veteran will lead production, global partnership strategies and IP development as company expands in US market.

People Headline News

Woodblock Names Conrad Ostwald Head of Production

With extensive experience in design and project management, Ostwald will oversee production at the independent animation and VFX studio.

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Watch 2 New ‘Baymax Dreams’ Shorts Made with Unity Real-Time Game Engine Tools

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 10:37am

Disney Television Animation continues their groundbreaking production work with just launched season of new short films based on their Emmy Award-nominated ‘Big Hero 6 The Series.’

Music Videos Headline News

RALPH Returns to her Pre-Teen Y2K Bedroom in ‘Crush’ Animated Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 2:13pm

Multi-disciplinary artist Amika Cooper, AKA blackpowerbarbie, channels ‘Lizzie McGuire,’ ‘Degrassi,’ and boomboxes for the singer’s new video, a reimagining of Jennifer Paige’s 1998 dance-pop hit.

Virtual Reality Headline News

Baobab’s ‘Baba Yaga’ to Premiere at Venice VR Expanded

Leading interactive studio’s newest work blends theater, cinema, and animation for an immersive experience that allows viewers to be the main character. 

Music Video ANIMATIONWorld

Moby Drops Moving ‘My Only Love’ Music Video Depicting Amazon’s Heartbreaking Destruction

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 31, 2020 at 11:19am

Celebrated musician teams with Brazilian studio Zombie on beautifully designed CG animated video chronicling rampant Amazon deforestation.

Music Videos ANIMATIONWorld

Jesse McCartney’s New Animated Music Video ‘Friends’ Premieres Today

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 24, 2020 at 11:58am

Filmmaker Nick Peterson and Velorean Productions take the platinum-selling singer and his friends on a drunken, superhero hula dancing adventure.

Festivals Events

KABOOM Animation Festival Returns Spring 2021

Begins: March 27, 2021

The festival promises nine exciting animation-filled days March 27 – April 4, 2021; Call for entries extended to October 1, 2020.

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