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Composer Carl Johnson Comes Home to ‘Looney Tunes Cartoons’

Musician picks up where Carl Stalling left off, returning to Warner Bros. more than 25 years after composing on ‘Animaniacs’ and ‘Pinky and the Brain.’ 

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New ‘COVID-19 The Series’ Episode Shows There’s a Little ‘Captain Quarantine’ In All of Us

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 8, 2020 at 2:58pm

Alvaro Garcia Gonzalez’s latest short captures the animated hopes and dreams of the coronavirus fighter in all of us, especially those who play flamenco guitar.  

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‘Zenimation’ Animated Short Film Soundscape Compilations Now Available on Disney+

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 22, 2020 at 7:28am

Iconic scenes from Disney classics, with enhanced audio and no dialogue or music, have been edited together into 10 shorts designed to help audiences unplug, relax and refresh.

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Oscars Amid COVID-19: Streamed Films Eligible This Year

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 2:21pm

Films initially streamed commercially after theatrical release was postponed or canceled can be submitted for Academy Awards consideration; sound mixing and sound editing awards being combined into one category.

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‘Toy Story 4’ and ‘3Below: Tales of Arcadia’ Win MPSE Golden Reel Awards

Disney/Pixar and DreamWorks Animation sound artists honored at 67th Annual awards ceremony; ‘Lego DC Batman: Family Matters’ and ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’ also recognized.

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The Life of a Sibling That Never Was: Siqi Song’s ‘Sister’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 1:49pm

An intimate, sober and thoughtful animated short that imagines what a Chinese man’s family life might have been had his mother not been forced to terminate her second pregnancy.

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MPSE Announces Golden Reel Award Nominations

Sound artist work in ‘How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World,’ ‘Frozen 2,’ ‘Abominable,’ ‘Toy Story 4,’ ‘Missing Link,’ ‘White Snake,’ ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Spies in Disguise’ lead animation-specific category noms; 67th annual awards ceremony to be held January 19. 

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Fresh Takes: The Stylized Vision of Giovanni Bucci’s ‘Disobey’ and ‘Sugar’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 5:55pm

In his latest projects, the LA-based Dutch-Italian director and musician integrates edgy design, provocative imagery and pulsating sound to produce two viscerally intense and distinct music videos.

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The Dizzying Animated Thought Puzzle of ‘Albatross Soup’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 3, 2019 at 3:31pm

Winnie Cheung’s fascinating hybrid short film documentary is based on 50 people’s answers to an entertaining but disturbing riddle solved asking only ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ questions.

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WATCH: Oscar-Winner Nina Hartstone Talks ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Sound Editing at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 13, 2019 at 2:56pm

Supervising sound editor discusses ADR work, Rami Malek voice integration and how she handles challenges specific to recording audio for fully digital characters.

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WATCH: Jonatan Schwenk’s ‘Sog’ Makes Online Debut as Vimeo Staff Pick

Dystopian drama employing 2D, 3D and stop-motion animation has screened at more than 120 festivals around the world, winning 31 awards including the Cristal for a graduation film at Annecy 2017.

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Finalists Revealed for 2nd Annual Quirino Awards

25 animation projects from seven countries will vie for honors in nine categories at the April 6 ceremony, being held on the island of Tenerife, Spain.  

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Pixomondo Integrates VFX and Sound for Explosive ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Finale

To produce believable looking and sounding fireworks for director Jon Chu’s final shot, VFX supervisor Nhat Phong Tran broke new ground with his ‘Crazy Niche Equations.’   

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MPSE Announces Nominees for 66th Golden Reel Awards

Animation and games featured in seven outstanding achievement in sound editing categories, while VFX-driven film and TV take spots in eight others.

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‘The Breadwinner’ and ‘The Heroic Quest of the Valiant Prince Ivandoe’ Take Home Emile Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 10, 2018 at 4:48pm

Director Nora Twomey and co-directors Christian Bøving-Andersen and Eva Lee Wallberg among animation artists honored at second annual ceremony in Lille, France.  

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Spain’s Quirino Awards Issues 2019 Call for Entries

Deadline for submissions to second annual event recognizing Ibero-American animation is December 8; award ceremony to be held April 6, 2019 on the island of Tenerife.

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‘Changyou’s Journey’: Perry Chen’s Tribute to a Dad’s Determination

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 5:17pm

Starting an animated short film at age 12 forced a young director to face his grief while continuing to learn from a father who’d passed away far too soon. 

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WATCH: Paula Fairfield Talks ‘Game of Thrones’ Creature Sound Design and More at FMX 2018

The veteran designer discusses her work creating the riveting sounds of White Walkers and dragons on HBO’s hit action-adventure series.

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