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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.

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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.

Festivals Headline News

Animation Is Film Reveals Competition Line-Up

AIF returns October 22-24 with 12 features in competition, 20 programs overall with shorts, premieres, and Q&As; ‘Studio on the Big Screen’ program features Pixar’s ‘Luca,’ Netflix’s ‘The Mitchells vs the Machines,’ and ‘Vivo,’ and other films that didn't receive a theatrical release.

Music Videos Headline News

Watch ‘My Own Drum Remix’ Video with Missy Elliott from ‘Vivo’ Soundtrack

Atlantic Records, Netflix, and Sony Pictures Animation drop vibrant remixed dance video of ‘My Own Drum’ from the just released ‘Vivo’ official soundtrack; the animated musical adventure feature all-new songs written and performed by the award-winning Lin-Manuel Miranda.

A Celebration of Life and Love ANIMATIONWorld

Re-VIEW: ‘Vivo’ – the Magic of the Mambo

Fueled by a cascade of original Lin-Manuel Miranda songs, Sony Pictures Animation and Netflix’s animated musical adventure is a celebration of life and love powered by energetic music and dance.  

Monsters Unite at Home! Headline News

Is ‘Hotel Transylvania: Transformania’ Heading Straight to Amazon?

Sony is reportedly close to finalizing a deal to bypass theaters and stream the upcoming hit franchise sequel exclusively on Prime Video for a whopping $100 million.

What's a Kinkajou? ANIMATIONWorld

‘Vivo’ Brings the Sights and Sounds of Cuba to Life

With songs by Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, who also stars as the film’s titular kinkajou, Sony Pictures Animation’s latest gem blends 3D and 2D animation into a vibrant, colorful, and often wild celebration of music as a universal language of friendship, family, and love, premiering today on Netflix.

What's a Kinkajou? Headline News

Netflix Shares New ‘Vivo’ Trailer and Images

Sony Pictures Animation’s new musical adventure stars Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda as Vivo, a musically gifted kinkajou who must find his way from Havana to Miami to deliver a song to his cherished owner’s long-lost love; film hits the streamer August 6.

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Netflix Drops New Clip, Sets ‘Vivo’ Release Date

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 6:33am

Sony Pictures Animation’s new musical adventure, which follows a musically gifted kinkajou who must find his way from Havana to Miami to deliver a song to his cherished owner’s long-lost love, hits the streamer August 6.

Monsters Unite! Headline News

See ‘Hotel Transylvania: Transformania’ First Look Images and Trailer

Drac and the pack are back in the final ‘Hotel T’ franchise chapter; Selena Gomez and Andy Samberg reprise their roles as Mavis and Johnny in Sony Pictures Animation’s animated comedy coming to theatres October 1.

Festivals Headline News

Animation Is Film Returning to Hollywood October 22-24

AIF is back this Fall as a hybrid on-site / virtual festival after 2020 was canceled due to the pandemic; produced by GKIDS in partnership with the Annecy Festival, event embraces the highest aspirations of animation as a cinematic art form.

Careful What You Wish For ANIMATIONWorld

Producers Chris Bremble and Aron Warner Unpack Their ‘Wish Dragon’ Journey

For the BASE Media CEO and Oscar-winning ‘Shrek’ franchise producer, nothing was accidental about their critically acclaimed new animated feature, now streaming on Netflix, other than the fact they actually got it made.

Finding Talent in the Middle Kingdom Headline News

Fred Seibert’s FredFilms and DeZerlin Joins Forces to Find Chinese Talent

Company’s new China-based animation incubator project, Hot Pot! Cartoons, seeks innovative creatives and content from the Middle Kingdom to develop for global markets.

Careful What You Wish For ANIMATIONWorld

Chris Appelhans Talks ‘Wish Dragon’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 11, 2021 at 3:07pm

The writer and director discusses his captivating tale of a cynical, all-powerful dragon joining forces with a humble Chinese student, and how an unforgiving budget and his own naiveté almost derailed him more than once.

Animation Festivals Headline News

LALIFF Animation Day Short Film Slate Revealed

8 shorts will be featured at the LA Latino International Film Festival’s debut day-long animation event, set for June 4, which includes premieres, panel discussions, an animated shorts contest, and masterclasses; festival runs June 2-6.

The Superpowers of Ordinary People ANIMATIONWorld

Re-VIEW: ‘The Mitchells vs. The Machines’ - Using Art to Save the World

Knowing ourselves and understanding reality through art, where we often express our weirdness, is what gives all of us ordinary people our superpowers. 

Are you Man or Monster? Headline News

Drac and Pack are Back in ‘Hotel Transylvania: Transformania’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 17, 2021 at 9:00am

In the final ‘Hotel T’ franchise chapter, Van Helsing’s ‘Monsterfication Ray’ goes awry, monsters become humans and Johnny… you know what’s coming! Sony Pictures Animation’s animated comedy hits theatres July 23.

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