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If You Blink You’ll Miss It Headline News

Andrew Stanton to Direct ‘In the Blink of an Eye’ Live-Action Sci-Fi Film

The Oscar-winning ‘Finding Nemo’ and ‘WALL-E’ director set to helm upcoming drama, written by Colby Day, that will span the history of Earth and focus on three intersecting storylines to explore life, love, hope, and connection.

Community Outreach Headline News

Netflix Animation Foundation Program Launches Session 3

Initiative pairs students and young professionals with Netflix Animation mentors to build equity and access for underrepresented early creatives; latest edition partners with LA-based Black N' Animated.

Let’s Talk Animation! Headline News

Podcast EP 173: Brent Forrest on How He Created ‘Samurai Frog Golf’ with Marza Animation

The studio’s technical director describes his journey from Canada to Japan and what it's like working there; he talks about pitching his project, working with the studio to get the project funded and produced, and marketing it for sale as a series. 

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP 165: Karen and Bill on Animating ‘Maxxie LaWow: The First Drag Queen Super-Hero’ Film

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 12:36pm

The animation duo discusses how they broke into the industry, what it took to launch Chubby Beagle animation studio, and how they funded their Drag Queen superhero film.

Awards Headline News

‘Tuca & Bertie’ Lands Animation Honors at 2022 Writers Guild Awards

Cartoon Network’s popular series about two millennial bird women wins out over ‘The Simpsons,’ ‘Bob’s Burgers’ and ‘Family Guy’ at Sunday’s virtual ceremony.

And the Winner Is! Headline News

‘Affairs of the Art’ and ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’ Top Winners at 2022 British Animation Awards

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 2:50pm

Joanna Quinn and Les Mills’ comedy about a larger-than-life Welsh housewife takes home three awards; Locksmith Animation’s tale of an awkward middle-schooler and his defective robot takes home Best Longform honors.

And the Winner Is! Headline News

Finalists Announced for British Animation Awards 2022

‘Ron’s Gone Wrong,’ ‘Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas,’ and ‘Robin Robin’ among the animated shows chosen; winners to be announced at the awards ceremony on March 10.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP144: Alex Plapinger Shares How to Become an Animation EP

The executive producer shares how he built his career producing projects for TV and short films including ‘Water Bear’ and ‘Desert Island,’ and the more recent FXX ‘Cake’ shorts such as ‘Swan Boy’ and ‘The Beings.’

In-Passing Headline News

Famed Historian Giannalberto Bendazzi Passes at 75

The prolific author of more than 30 books, including must-haves ‘Cartoons: One Hundred Years of Cinema Animation’ and the three-volume ‘Animation – A World History’ passed away on Monday, December 13.

The Small Blue Wrecking Crew is Back! ANIMATIONWorld

40 Years in the Making: ‘The Smurfs’ Return to TV

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 1:05pm

Head writers Peter Saisselin and Amy Serafin discuss the iconic franchise’s first all-new animated television series in nearly four decades; the ‘Smurf-tacular’ CG animated show premieres Friday, September 10 on Nickelodeon

Annie Awards Headline News

ASIFA-Hollywood Now Accepting Recommendations for Juried Awards

Suggestions now being solicited for nominations honoring career achievement and exceptional contributions to animation, to be presented at the 49th Annie Awards; submission deadline is November 16, 2021.

Women of Marvel Headline News

Chinaka Hodge Joins Marvel’s ‘Ironheart’ as Head Writer

The ‘Snowpiercer’ scribe, an accomplished author, poet, and playwright, joins a growing roster of women in creative leadership positions at the studio.

Rebels in the House! ANIMATIONWorld

Pixar’s ’22 vs. Earth’: Rebellions Have Never Been So Cute

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 2:52pm

Fresh off Soul’s double Oscar-winning performance, the studio, along with Tina Fey and a gang of five heck-raisers, returns to the enchanting and mystical world of the Great Before, in a brand new short directed by Kevin Nolting.

Screenwriting Headline News

Final Draft 12 Now Available

Upgrade is free for anyone who purchased V11 after February 15, 2021; company is donating free licenses to two non-profits that foster diversity and inclusion in the entertainment industry.

Awards Headline News

‘BoJack Horseman’ Takes Top Animation Honors at 2021 Writers Guild Awards

Raphael Bob-Waksberg’s hit Netflix tragi-comedy beats out ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Bob’s Burgers’ at Sunday’s virtual ceremony.

Artist Development Headline News

Nine Participants Chosen for Nickelodeon’s Annual Writing and Artist Programs

Programs provide an opportunity to develop and hone creative skills, focusing on cultivating talent through hands-on experience.

People Headline News

Writers Guild of America West Honors Craig Miller

TV animation writer receives career achievement award for his achievements during a 30-year career writing, developing, and producing animated shows, with over 300 credits to his name.

Annie Awards Headline News

ASIFA-Hollywood Now Accepting Recommendations for Special Honorary Awards

Entries can now be submitted to suggest nominees for Winsor McCay Award, June Foray Award, Ub Iwerks Award, Special Achievement Award, and the Certificate of Merit at the upcoming 48th Annie Awards.

call for entries Headline News

Animal Logic Launches Australia-Based Screenplay Competition

Submissions will be accepted from September 1 – November 15; in addition to a cash prize, the winner will receive professional guidance from studio development and production executives.

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