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Last Call for Submissions to New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival

Short film submissions due by June 30, features by July 31, for 6th edition of Japanese festival, being held November 1-4, 2019.

VFX production Headline News

DNEG Promotes Aaron Gilman to Vancouver Studio Head of Animation

High-profile creative hires Emile Ghorayeb, Keith Roberts and Spencer Cook join Gilman to bolster studio’s global expansion plans.

SPA Headline News

Sony Pictures Animation Reveals Bold, Expanded Production Slate at Annecy 2019

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 9:04am

Two Genndy Tartakovsky films, including ‘Fixed,’ the studio’s first R-Rated film, plus a new ‘Boondocks’ TV series and anthology based on Anthony Bourdain graphic novel, among new projects just announced. 

Commercials VFXWorld

Method Studios Crashes Photoreal Train in AT&T Wild West Heist Spot

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 3:46pm

Studio provides elaborate VFX, including full CG derailment, previs, matte paintings and digital background replacements, for 90-second Western-themed “Train” commercial. 

Events Events

Spark Animation Festival Returns October 24 - 27

Begins: October 24, 2019

Spark CG hosts the 11th annual Spark Animation Festival in Vancouver, promising a window into the leading minds of GC and animation.

FxF 2019 Headline News

Phil Tippett, Julie Pott and Priit Pärn Being Honored at Frame-By-Frame Animators Conference

May 4th conference at Chicago’s DePaul University, for animators / by animators, will feature special guests, speakers, masterclasses and demos. 

Marvel Headline News

‘Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout!’ Kicks Off May 5th

Back-to-back episodes on Disney XD and DisneyNOW cross time and dimensions using different animation techniques to visually support the storytelling.

call for entries Headline News

Submissions Now Open for New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival

6th edition of Japanese festival, being held November 1-4, 2019, is now accepting short film submissions in VR, GIF animation and digital motion comics. 

Laika ANIMATIONWorld

Chris Butler Takes on Sasquatch and Indiana Jones in LAIKA’s ‘Missing Link’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 12, 2019 at 5:03pm

The writer and director of LAIKA’s new stop-motion/CG-animated epic comedy adventure shares his insights on helming the studio’s biggest, most complex and technologically innovative film yet. 

Festivals Headline News

Animafest Zagreb Unveils 2019 Selections & Program Highlights

Running June 3-8, the 29th World Festival of Animated Film will screen more than 400 films from 45 countries, including 46 short films selected for the Grand Competition.

call for entries Headline News

The Academy Launches 2019 Student Academy Awards Competition

Student Academy Award winners eligible for Oscars consideration; deadline for entries is June 1, 2019.

Aardman Headline News

WATCH: StudioCanal Drops First Full Trailer for Aardman’s ‘Farmageddon’

Aardman’s new out-of-this-world animated feature ‘Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon’ arrives in the U.S. on December 13.

Laika Blogs

Review: LAIKA Delivers its Most Complex Film Yet with ‘Missing Link’

By Joe Strike | Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 11:32am

AWN’s Miscweant examines the increasing sophistication of the technology powering the stop-motion studio’s fifth animated feature film, a globe-trotting adventure directed by Chris Butler.

Festivals Headline News

GKIDS Bringing Animation Is Film Festival to Beijing

Special animation section at the 2019 Beijing Int’l Film Festival is largest slate of international animated feature films to be shown in China.

Awards Headline News

Tomek Popakul’s ‘Acid Rain’ Wins Grand Prix at GLAS 2019

Sophie Koko Gate receives the FXX Elevation Award – which includes a $25,000 all-in development and production deal with FX Networks – for her short film ‘Slug Life.’

Awards Headline News

TV Academy Announces 2019 Honorees for Individual Achievement In Animation

Baobab Studios’ ‘Crow: The Legend,’ Disney Channel’s ‘Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventures,’ Netflix’s ‘Spirit Riding Free’ and Amazon’s ‘Tumble Leaf’ among the honorees for outstanding achievement in animation.

Laika ANIMATIONWorld

Set Visit: Go Behind the Scenes of LAIKA’s ‘Missing Link’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 18, 2019 at 2:40pm

AWN delivers a close-up look at the production for the Oregon stop-motion studio’s biggest, most sophisticated and largest-scale animated feature yet, arriving in theatres on April 12.

Festivals ANIMATIONWorld

GLAS 2019: A Conversation with Einar Baldvin, Jeanette Bonds & Sean Buckelew

With the lofty goal of transforming the cultural understanding and language of animation as an artistic medium, in its fourth year the GLAS Animation Festival continues to grow, packed with special guests, more than 20 special programs, and a new Vimeo Staff Pick Award.

Stoopid Buddy Stoodios Headline News

Stoopid Buddy Stoodios’ ‘Blark & Son’ Launches on Comedy Central Originals YouTube Channel

Live-action short-form puppet comedy created by Ben Bayouth and developed with head writer Adam Aseraf available now on the recently launched Comedy Central Originals YouTube channel.

Will Vinton Headline News

Starburns Industries, XYZ Films Producing Will Vinton Documentary

Directed by Marq Evans, documentary feature ‘Welcome To My Daydream’ will include new original Claymation scenes using characters the legendary stop-motion animator helped design prior to his death in 2018.

Festivals Headline News

GLAS Animation Festival Announces 2019 Program, Vimeo Staff Pick Award

For the first time ever, the Vimeo Staff Pick Award will be presented at the GLAS Animation Festival with a $2,500 cash prize and online launch as a Staff Pick.

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