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GLAS Presents Georges Schwizgebel Retrospective
Swiss indie animation legend (and this year’s Annecy Honorary Cristal recipient) will be celebrated with a special screening and drinks reception on June 22 (doors at 7:30 p.m., screening begins at 8:30 p.m.) at the Downtown Independent in Los Angeles.

Animation Nights New York Presents June Flix
On the opposite coast, ANNY will present its monthly free screening on June 14 at 8 p.m., a strong line-up of shorts from across Europe and beyond including Sofya Badalova’s The Beard, Pete Kavanagh’s PNXKNF and Nicolas Bianco-Levrin’s The One Who Tamed Clouds.

Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios Draw Up Some Serious Magic at D23 Expo
The ultimate fan event will feature panels, sneak peeks and the latest announcements from the House of Mouse, July 14-16 in Anaheim, California.

VIDEO: ‘Statue’ Behind the Scenes
London creative studio Saddington Baynes’ latest R&D project through SBLabs freezes a Muay Thai fight with full-body 3D photo scans, created in partnership with FBFX. “We wanted to create a project to showcase our expertise working with complex simulations and highly detailed 3D talent, while also demonstrating our imaginative storycraft and VFX capabilities. The Statue project quickly picked up a Platinum award and we’ve entered it into others. It’s a great piece that shows off a variety of high level skills, applicable to multiple market sectors,” says Exec. Creative Director James Digby-Jones.

100M Euro Irish Animation Industry Sketches Out a Bright Future
The local biz has grown by leaps and bounds since the early days of the Sullivan-Bluth and Murakami-Wolf studios, gaining a strong economic foothold and international recognition for the artistry of projects like Cartoon Saloon’s Oscar-nominated The Secret of Kells.

Georges Schwizgebel Retrospective

Georges Schwizgebel Retrospective