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Awards Headline News

Women in Animation Name WIA Class of 2020 Showcase Best Short Film Winners

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 4:34pm

‘Ciervo,’ ‘La Vida de una Piñata,’ and ‘Meow or Never’ take top honors, selected from a pool of 409 graduate and undergraduate films from 121 schools.

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VIEW Conference 2020 Announces Full Program Line-Up

Upcoming conference, running October 18-23 both in Turin, Italy and online, will stream all sessions to a global audience; presentations by industry experts will live stream and be available for subsequent viewing through December 31. 

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Nickelodeon Pulls ‘Made by Maddie’ Over Reported ‘Hair Love’ Similarities

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 4, 2020 at 12:27pm

Move comes in response to controversy over claims that characters on Silvergate Media’s new animated kids’ series are strikingly like those in Matthew A. Cherry’s Oscar-winning short.

Technology Headline News

Sony Pictures Animation and RISE CoE Partnering on Pre-Production Innovation R&D

The studio behind Oscar-winning ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ is teaming with Cyprus-based CG research center to explore new front-end animation production technology using machine learning and advanced 3D.

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Pixelatl 2020 Goes Online September 1-5

Event has announced an ambitious program to promote Mexican and Latin American creative industries; featured activities include a focus on recruitment, women in animation, and business networking meetings.

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Doug the Pug Boards Lord and Millers’ ‘Connected’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 9:52am

Canine social media star joins cast of Sony Pictures Animation’s upcoming animated comedy about a family’s struggles as technology takes over the world, scheduled for release October 23.

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‘Women in Animation Class of 2020 Showcase’ Call for Submissions

WIA launches special online program celebrating thesis and final films from Class of 2020 students who couldn’t screen works, attend career fairs or otherwise celebrate graduation due to COVID-19.

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HBO Max Greenlights Oscar-Winner Mathew A. Cherry’s ‘Young Love’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 11:21am

New 2D animated series, based on characters from director’s Academy Award-winning short, ‘Hair Love,’ to be produced in conjunction with Sony Pictures Animation.

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Phil Lord and Chris Miller to Re-Imagine ‘Clone High’ with MTV

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 10:32am

Oscar-winning pair reuniting with series co-creator Bill Lawrence and writer Erica Rivinoja to develop new episodes based on iconic animated emo culture satire that originally aired in 2002.

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Kelly Asbury, ‘Shrek 2’ and ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’ Director, Dies at 60

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 26, 2020 at 5:40pm

The CalArts alum and well-respected animation veteran spent almost 40 years as a writer, story artist, and designer on some of the industry's most successful shows. 

Women in Animation Headline News

WIA Announces Women in Animation Virtual Summit Program for Annecy 2020 Online

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 8:48am

Summit will focus on the pandemic, the recently reinvigorated global call for social justice, and their tremendous effects on the animation industry.

#BlackLivesMatter Headline News

Statement from WIA President Marge Dean and Oscar-Winning Producer Karen Rupert Toliver

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 5:52pm

Dean shares letter from Executive VP of Creative at Sony Pictures Animation, about the peaceful protests turning to riots, #BlackLivesMatter, and painful realities we’re all facing as a community and country. 

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WATCH: First Trailer for Lord and Miller’s ‘Connected’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 10:15am

Formerly known as ‘The Mitchells vs. the Machines,’ new animated feature from Sony Pictures Animation, written and directed by ‘Gravity Falls’ writers Mike Rianda and Jeff Rowe, hits theatres September 18, 2020.

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Jenny Marchick Named Head of Feature Film Development at DreamWorks Animation

Former Sony Pictures Animation SVP will head up project and talent development, working with known books and IP as well as original ideas.

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A Father and Daughter Bond Over Hairstyling in ‘Hair Love’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 7:03am

Matthew A. Cherry’s delightful and touching ode to a dad’s brave attempt at taming his daughter’s unruly hair shows that diverse stories can resonate with the “parent” and “kid” in all of us.

Home Entertainment Headline News

EXCLUSIVE CLIP: Go Behind the Scenes with the Hatchlings of ‘The Angry Birds Movie 2’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 2:47pm

Take a peek as the feathered tykes are launched into outer space, and channel their inner Cowpoke; the sequel to Rovio’s 2016 animated hit, ‘The Angry Birds,’ is available now on Digital, and November 12 on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD.

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Women in Animation Announces 3rd Annual WIA Diversity Award Winners

Sony Pictures Animation, Netflix’s Melissa Cobb and director Brenda Lopez’s ‘Abeo’ will be honored at upcoming Spark Animation 2019, which runs October 24-27 in Vancouver. 

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Kristine Belson Adds TV and Streaming to Her Role as Sony Pictures Animation President

Studio head's contract renewal expands her responsibilities to include production of animation for series and streaming. 

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Peter Porker’s ‘Spider-Ham: Caught in a Ham’ Short Now Online

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 20, 2019 at 1:07pm

John Mulaney reprises his role as the porcine superhero, who fights both to eat a hot dog AND secure a more appropriate name for his new evil nemesis.

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Sony Pictures Imageworks Spreads More Than Its Wings in ‘The Angry Birds Movie 2’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 30, 2019 at 8:28am

For first-time VFX supervisor Stirling Duguid, animating water, lava, pig snot and millions of feathers was only part of the fun producing the sequel to Rovio’s 2016 animated hit, ‘The Angry Birds.’  

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Animated Short ‘Hair Love’ Gets Theatrical Run with ‘The Angry Birds Movie 2’

Matthew A. Cherry’s Kickstarter-funded film, about a father’s challenging quest to do his daughter’s hair, makes its North American debut in front of ‘The Angry Birds Movie’ sequel hitting theatres August 14.

Women in Animation Headline News

Women in Animation Summit Set for July 29 at SIGGRAPH 2019

Condensed version of WIA’s annual Summit to feature keynote by Dr. Stacy L. Smith, who will present landmark USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative study.

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