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Netflix Reveals European Slate of Animated Films and Series

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 9:12am

Ahead of next week’s Annecy 2022 festival, the streamer announces a set of new projects including Sergio Pablos’ ‘Klaus’ follow-up, ‘Ember,’ and the animated musical, ‘Scrooge: A Christmas Carol.’

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Locksmith Taps DNEG Animation for ‘That Christmas’

Based on the kids’ books series by Richard Curtis, the animated feature brings the companies together again following the success of Locksmith’s first film, ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong;’ DNEG Animation will host 2 sessions on June 16 at next month’s Annecy Film Festival.

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Hansel and Gretel Search for Better Parents in ‘A Tale Dark & Grimm’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, October 11, 2021 at 3:08pm

Executive producer and supervising director Simon Otto talks about Netflix’s new series that weaves together famously dark tales in a fun, entertaining way to help kids understand they can take control of their own destinies.

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Axis Delivers Unique, Painterly Horror in ‘Love, Death + Robots’ ‘The Tall Grass’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, September 13, 2021 at 2:30pm

Under veteran DreamWorks Animation alum Simon Otto’s direction, the short film adaptation of Joe. R. Lansdale Lovecraftian story treats every frame as a painting in a living, breathing illustration.  

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Netflix Drops Animated Comedy ‘A Tale Dark & Grimm’ Trailer and Images

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 9:16am

New series, based on Adam Gidwitz’s best-selling books, follows Hansel and Gretel as they run away from home searching for better parents who won’t chop off their heads.

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Simon Otto to Helm Locksmith Animation’s ‘That Christmas’

Renowned ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ head of character animation makes his animated feature film directorial debut on CG animated adaptation of Richard Curtis’ children’s book series.

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GIVEAWAY: Win ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ on Blu-ray!

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 2:51pm

Now available on Digital, the final quest of the ‘Dragon’ trilogy arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand May 21 with a never-before-seen alternate opening & DreamWorks Animation shorts ‘Bilby’ and ‘Bird Karma.’

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EXCLUSIVE CLIP: Dean DeBlois and Simon Otto Discuss ‘Hidden World’ Light Fury Design

By Dan Sarto | Monday, April 29, 2019 at 9:34am

April 30 'How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World' digital release on Movies Anywhere features never-before-seen alternate opening, DreamWorks shorts ‘Bilby’ and ‘Bird Karma’ and scores of special features; 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand coming May 21.

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How To Design an Infinite Number of Dragons in DreamWorks Animation’s ‘The Hidden World’

Head of character animation Simon Otto helps bring more than 65,000 fantastical dragons to life for one of the biggest sequences in the culmination of the studio’s ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ trilogy.

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WATCH: DreamWorks Animation Releases ‘Bird Karma,’ ‘Bilby’ Shorts Online

The first two projects to emerge from DWA’s shorts program, Oscar-shortlisted films showcase the breadth and depth of talent and technology the studio wields.

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Bringing a 2D Touch to DreamWorks Animation Short ‘Bird Karma’

Dive into enlightenment with the first project to emerge from the studio’s newly-launched shorts program in AWN’s exclusive video and accompanying interview with director William Salazar.

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Fantoche 2016 Boasts Star-Studded Program

Switzerland’s largest animation festival to host a raft of luminaries at its 2016 edition, including voice artist Peter Krause, filmmakers Georges Schwizgebel, Konstantin Bronzit and Kaspar Jancis, and DreamWorks Animation director and story artist Simon Otto.

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SIGGRAPH 2014 to Host Panel & Screening of ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’

DreamWorks Animation to present a behind-the-scenes discussion on ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ at SIGGRAPH 2014 with writer/director Dean DeBlois, head of layout Gil Zimmerman, head of character animation Simon Otto and VFX supervisor Dave Walvoord.