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2023 Annie Awards Set for February 25

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 11:21am

50th Annual ceremony, recognizing the best in the field of animation, returns in-person to UCLA’s Royce Hall; Deadlines, Rules, and Categories to be announced September 12.

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WATCH: Baobab Studio’s ‘Namoo’ Teaser Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 1:48pm

Directed by Erick Oh and inspired by his grandfather, the studio’s new immersive animated film premieres today at the Sundance Film Festival; the narrative poem thoughtfully reflects on the meaningful moments in one man’s life.

Pearl Studio Headline News

Pearl Studio Memorializes Screenwriter Audrey Wells with $100K UCLA TFT Scholarship Fund

UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television to establish ‘Say Yes!’ MFA scholarships in the name of ‘Over the Moon’ screenwriter. 

In Passing Headline News

Fred Patten, Noted Anime and Manga Historian, Dies at 77

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 4:39pm

Prolific writer and collector was a pioneer in U.S. fandom, helping introduce previously obscure Japanese animation and comics to a new generation of consumers. 

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‘Breaking the Glass Frame’ Celebrates Diversity, Seeks Strategies

Three-day symposium spotlighting female contributions to the field of animation and exploring solutions to sexual harassment, bias, and lack of diversity within the industry calls for heightened awareness of and increased empowerment for women, people of color, and those in the LGBTQ+ community.

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‘Breaking the Glass Frame’: Women in the Spotlight at USC Symposium

Highlights of three-day symposium presented by USC in partnership with UCLA, CalArts & WIA include keynote sessions with Academy Award-winning filmmaker Brenda Chapman and Sesame Workshop EVP Brown Johnson.

Education & Training Headline News

USC, UCLA, CalArts & WIA Announce Women’s Animation Symposium

Breaking the Glass Frame symposium to present giants in animation and academics collaborating for the first time to celebrate historical contributions and tackle current industry issues.

Annie Awards Headline News

'Coco's Night: Pixar Feature Dominates Annies with 11 Wins

‘The Breadwinner’ takes indie feature honor; ‘Disney Mickey Mouse’ and ‘Samurai Jack’ each score three awards in TV categories.

Annie Awards Headline News

Annies VIP Tickets on Sale Now

45th annual ceremony celebrating the best in animation will be held Feb. 3 at UCLA’s Royce Hall.

Awards Headline News

Signe Baumane, Steven Subotnick & Laura Ann Harrison Named 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship Recipients

New York independent filmmaker known for her provocative films on array of narrative themes including sex, the body, pregnancy, love, marriage, and depression, CalArts alum specializing in experimental animation, and Chicago-based painter and animator receive Fellowship grants.

Education & Training Headline News

CalArts, USC, Ringling Top U.S. Animation School Rankings

CalArts, USC and Ringling are listed as the top three ranked programs -- comprising the top 1% of schools considered -- in the country in Animation Career Review’s 2017 rankings.

In Passing Headline News

Former UCLA Animation Workshop Head Dan McLaughlin Dead at 84

A 1958 graduate of the UCLA Theater Arts Department, McLaughlin served as head of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television’s Animation Workshop from 1970 until his retirement in 2007.