Ink & Paint: The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation

Academy Sets Panelists for Evening with Women Animators

As previously announced, the Academy will be spotlighting female animators with a special event on Monday, August 7: “An Invisible History: Trailblazing Women of Animation.” The ... Continue Reading →
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Virtual Reality Toons Steal the Spotlight at SIGGRAPH

“Working in VR is like jumping out of a plane,” said acclaimed animation director Jorge Gutierrez (The Book of Life, El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera). “Then, when ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: Rob Paulsen Returns, Remembering June, Fresh Clips & More

’Animaniacs’ Star Plots His Comeback After Cancer While the animation community was sad to hear of Andrea Romano’s retirement due to illness this week, her old colleague Rob Paulsen ... Continue Reading →
SIGGRAPH 2017

SIGGRAPH: Winners & Wrap-Up, Pixar Peeks RenderMan 22 & Giraffe-gate

SIGGRAPH 2017 has come to a close, having attracted more than 16,500 attendees to the Los Angeles CGI confab. The conference covered over 600 papers, courses, lectures, panels, installations, ... Continue Reading →
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Fantasia Announces 2017 Winners

Montreal’s Fantasia Film Festival (fantasiafestival.com) wrapped up its three-week event on Wednesday, toasting its 21st and most successful edition ever with nearly 100,000 attendees ... Continue Reading →
The Deep

‘The Deep’ Season 2 Sells Across Seven Seas

DHX Media, Technicolor and A Stark Production announce a raft of international broadcast deals for season 2 of CG-animated underwater adventure series, The Deep. The fresh catch of ... Continue Reading →
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Hasbro, Netflix Limber Up for ‘Stretch Armstrong’ Series

Hasbro is flexing its classic brand muscles with new original animated series Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters set to premiere on Netflix worldwide later this year. Produced ... Continue Reading →
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‘Sunny Day’ Lights Up Nickelodeon Aug. 21

Nickelodeon is launching a brand-new, 40-episode animated series, Sunny Day, on Monday, August 21 at 10 a.m. ET/PT. The brightly colored and bubbly show from Silvergate Media promises ... Continue Reading →
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Encounters Fest Reveals 2017 Program

Encounters Film Festival has issued the program lineup for the 2017 edition, taking place in Bristol from September 19-24. Over 3,000 submissions have been narrowed down to 247 films ... Continue Reading →
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NBCU EVP Duccio Donati Takes on DreamWorks Channel

NBCUniversal has added the DreamWorks TV channel to the purview of Duccio Donati, whose title will now be Executive Vice President, Lifestyle and Kids. The branded channel has been ... Continue Reading →
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Jorge Gutierrez Clicks with LEGO ‘Billion Brick Race’ Flick

Warner Bros. has signed on The Book of Life helmer Jorge Gutierrez to build up its LEGO movie project The Billion Brick Race through development, and take over in the director’s chair. The ... Continue Reading →
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Director Kariem Saleh Talks About the Making of ‘Song of a Toad’

Director Kariem Saleh’s inventive and poignant CG-animated short Song of a Toad was picked as the 2017 SIGGRAPH festival’s Best of Show. The talented animator and vfx artist, ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH: Facial Animation Advances, Fabric Engine & the French Contingent

Adobe Research has built on its Project StyLit experiments to develop a new project called “Stylized Facial Animation” — a tool for automating rotoscopy which can apply any ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH: Shotgun Announces Pipeline Awards Winners

At SIGGRAPH 2017 in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Shotgun Software announced the winners of its fourth annual Pipeline Awards, recognizing outstanding achievement in pipeline tool development. ... Continue Reading →
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Viacom, iQIYI & Zhejiang Unite for Chinese Original ‘Deer Run’

Viacom International Media Networks Asia has entered a partnership with iQIYI — China’s leading streaming service — and Zhejiang TV’s Zhejiang Blue Star Media to develop ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network Goes Local for African Competition Shorts

Cartoon Network is boosting the future of African-produced animation content with the Imagination Studios initiative — created to inspire, motivate and celebrate the imaginations ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Block Party Announces 2017 Winners

Brooklyn’s 14th annual Animation Block Party wrapped up over the weekend, revealing the must-see shorts that earned awards. The 2017 Best in Show winner is My Man (Octopus) from French ... Continue Reading →
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Blumhouse Teams with DreamWorks for ‘Spooky Jack’

Jason Blum’s horror hit factory Blumhouse Productions (Get Out, The Purge) will make its first foray into animation, taking advantage of its connection to DreamWorks Animation through ... Continue Reading →
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Netflix Plans 13-Title Anime Slate for Japan & Abroad

At a press event in Tokyo on Wednesday, Netflix made its clear that it is throwing its chips in with the global craving for anime content. Already home to titles like Knights of Sidonia, ... Continue Reading →
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31st Cinekid Festival Opens with ‘Next Door Spy’

The 31st Cinekid Festival is not long off, with the start date set for Wednesday, October 18. For two weeks over the fall holiday break, the largest film, TV and media event for children ... Continue Reading →