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Destination Torino! Headline News

VIEW Conference 2022 Reveals In-Person Recruitment Fair

Representatives from industry-leading companies such as ILM, Framestore, Trixter, Rotomaker, Technicolor Creative Studios and Escape Studios will be on-hand to review portfolios and meet potential hires; event runs October 16-21 in Torino, Italy.

In Passing Headline News

DreamWorks and Sony Pictures Animation Executive Jennifer Kuo Baxter Dies at 62

The prolific lawyer, who specialized in special effects and animation, was closely involved in such projects as ‘Stuart Little,’ ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,’ ‘Trolls,’ and ‘Starship Troopers.’

Destination Torino! Headline News

Robert Zemeckis Joins VIEW 2022 Lineup

Italy’s premiere animation event adds the famed director to its packed program of industry speakers, including ILM’s Rob Bredow, Paramount’s Ramsey Naito, and Sony Pictures Animation’s Kristine Belson; the event runs October 16-21 in Torino, Italy.

Destination Torino! Headline News

VIEW Conference 2022 Reveals More Speakers

Paramount’s Ramsey Naito, Sony Pictures Animation’s Kristine Belson, and Cartoon Saloon co-founder Nora Twomey lead the ever-expanding speaker line-up at the 23rd edition of Italy’s premiere animation, VFX, games, and computer graphics conference coming October 16-21; more speaker announcements are coming soon!

Awards Headline News

Hiroshima Animation Season Coming August 17-21

The Hiroshima International Animation Festival gets new August run, reveals inaugural ‘Golden Carpster’ Award honorees for contributions to animation in Pan-Pacific and Asian regions, and shares The World Competition: Category Award winners.

Anyone Can Wear the Mask Headline News

New Nemesis ‘Spot’ Debuts in ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Reveal

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 13, 2022 at 9:17am

At Sony Pictures Animation’s big Annecy 2022 presentation, directors Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson shared stunning work-in-process visual development, finished animation, previously untold story lines, and cool new characters from one of the most anticipated sequels in modern animation history… to the raucous festival crowd’s delight!

Who Ya Gonna Call Headline News

‘Ghostbusters’ Animated Film Confirmed, Setting of ‘Afterlife’ Sequel Revealed

More big news from Jason Reitman and Gil Kenan, who shared the announcements during yesterday’s ‘Ghostbusters Day’ celebration; new animated series based on the IP also in the works.

Who Ya Gonna Call Headline News

‘Ghostbusters’ Animated Series in the Works at Netflix

‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ co-writers Jason Reitman and Gil Kenan are the first two names attached to the project, from Sony Pictures Animation, which will mark the third animated show spawned by the franchise.

Anyone Can Wear the Mask Headline News

‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Pushed to 2023

Sony Pictures delays – and renames - its highly anticipated ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ sequel as it revises its theatrical release calendar, which also now includes an official opening date for the third ‘Spider-Verse’ film and third ‘The Equalizer’ offering.

Machines Rule! ANIMATIONWorld

Who Knew the Robot Apocalypse Would Be Such a Crowd Pleaser?

As Sony Pictures Animation’s ‘The Mitchells vs. the Machines’ continues its seemingly inexorable march toward the Oscars, director and co-writer Mike Rianda reflects on what it all means.

The Drac Pack is Back! ANIMATIONWorld

Checking in with the Creative Team Behind ‘Hotel Transylvania: Transformania’

Directors Derek Drymon and Jennifer Kluska, VFX Supervisor Seth Maury, and Head of Character Animation Alan Hawkins discuss the making of the valedictory installment of Sony Pictures Animation’s beloved monster comedy franchise.

Go Behind the Scenes Headline News

WATCH: ‘Vivo’ and ‘The Mitchells vs. the Machines’ Making of Videos

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 11, 2022 at 8:18am

Sony Pictures Imageworks shares some of their great work on the two Netflix CG animated films; MVM was just nominated for a Best Animated Feature Oscar, and both have garnered multiple Annie Award noms.

Machines Rule! Headline News

Mike Rianda Shares Manifesto for Making 'The Greatest Animated Movie of All Time'

‘The Mitchells vs. The Machines’ writer/director says he was ‘terrified’ of making his first feature, and writing these creative rules helped bring his vision into focus.

Diversity and Inclusion in Animation Headline News

4th Annual BRIC Virtual Summit Line-Up Announced

Featuring an opening keynote by KidNation founder Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, the February 11-12 event will feature an executive workshop as well as speakers from NBCUniversal, ViacomCBS, Disney, and DreamWorks.

Machines Rule! Headline News

Netflix Releases Free ‘The Art of The Mitchells vs. The Machines’ Digital Book

The streamer offers an inside look at the art behind the multi award-nominated CG animated movie about a chaotic family road trip that turns into an apocalyptic adventure… with robots!

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘The Mitchells vs. The Machines’ Now on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD

A family road trip evolves into a quest to save the world from a machine apocalypse in the hit CG animated comedy adventure; bonus features include Katie Mitchell’s hilarious sock puppet parody short, ‘Dog Cop 7: The Final Chapter,’ a look into her filmmaking process, a look behind the making of the movie, as well as tutorials on how to make sock puppets and Katie face cupcakes.

Machines Rule! ANIMATIONWorld

Katie Mitchell Hits Her Stride in ‘Dog Cop 7: The Final Chapter’

In the parody short directed by Caitlin VanArsdale, ‘The Mitchells vs. The Machines’ filmmaker heroine creates a sock-puppet action film featuring a redoubtable canine; short releases today as an exclusive bonus feature on the film’s Blu-ray release.

Anyone Can Wear the Mask Headline News

Sony Drops ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One)’ Teaser

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 6, 2021 at 7:07am

We finally get our first real look at the sequel to Sony Pictures Animation’s 2018 Oscar-winning animated feature; highly anticipated follow-up set to hit theaters October 7, 2022.

Animation Contests Headline News

24 HOURS 2021 Animation Contest Winners Announced

The competition challenges student teams to create a 30 second film; 208 teams submitted films, with 7 teams winning prize packs worth over $200k.  

Student Teams Wanted! Headline News

Call for Entries: 24 HOURS Animation Contest

Don’t miss this great competition where student teams create a 30 second film on a given theme in a designated 24 hours; registration deadline is October 13 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Happy 30th! Headline News

Cinesite Releases Showreel Celebrating 30 Year Anniversary

The VFX and animation studio credits the dedication of talented artists, engineers, and support staff as its highlights some of the company’s most memorable work.

The Drac Pack is Back! Headline News

‘Hotel Transylvania: Transformania’ Heads Exclusively to Prime Video

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 7:27am

The fourth film in Sony Pictures Animation’s successful ‘Hotel T’ franchise will bypass theaters, opting instead for a January 14, 2022 premiere in an exclusive global streaming deal with Amazon.

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