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Daily News Bytes: ‘Trolls Holiday’ in UK, David Soren Interview, YouTube Sics 10K Staff on Questionable Content, & More

Short Animation Explores Racial Oppression Neely Goniodsky’s Behind the Bars, based on a poem by Edward Smyth Jones, delves into themes of prejudice and the power of art to communicate ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Animation Launches Shorts Program with ‘Bird Karma’

Another major animation house is getting back to the medium’s theatrical cartoon roots, as NBCUniversal’s DreamWorks Animation has launched DreamWorks Shorts. Like similar ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar Race Heats Up with 26 Animated Films

Twenty-six features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 90th Academy Awards. The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are: The ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Mentor Unveils Digital Campus

Pioneering online school Animation Mentor (www.animationmentor.com) has announced its new “digital campus” — a social learning platform where students will virtually attend ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Taps Director Joel Crawford for ‘Croods 2′

Having recently returned to the DreamWorks Animation release slate, The Croods 2 has got its helmer, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The studio has selected Trolls head of story ... Continue Reading →
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Open Letter: Animation Workers Demand Changes in Harassment Response

***Content warning: This post mentions sexual harassment In the wake of The New York Times story on Harvey Weinstein and, in our own industry, the allegations against Chris Savino, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Sausage Party’ Director Conrad Vernon Conjures ‘Addams Family’ Flick

Veteran animation artist, writer, director and voice artist Conrad Vernon has signed on to direct MGM’s upcoming animated The Addams Family feature, according to Variety. Vernon, ... Continue Reading →
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Shellhut and Tiny Island Pics Sign 10-Feature MOU with WingsMedia

Shellhut and Tiny Island Pictures took a moment in Cannes to sign a hefty 10-feature film co-production MOU with WingsMedia — a member of the Oriental Pearl Group and wholly owned ... Continue Reading →
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Robin Joseph Launches New Short ‘Fox and the Whale’

As a freelance production designer and concept artist, Robin Joseph’s clients have included major studios such as Pixar, Illumination, DreamWorks, Blue Sky and Sony. But the Indian-born ... Continue Reading →
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‘Trollhunters’ S2 Recruits Mark Hamill, Lena Headey and David Bradley

Netflix has announced three stellar additions to the voice cast for season two of DreamWorks Trollhunters, from Guillermo del Toro. Accomplished voice actor and Star Wars hero Mark ... Continue Reading →