2018 Student Academy Awards

Academy Invites 928 New Members for 2018

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has announced the film industry individuals who have been invited by one or more branches to join in 2018. The list comes to 928 new ... Continue Reading →
Snow Queen: Mirrorlands

Wizart Enchants Cannes Buyers with ‘Snow Queen 4,’ ‘Sheep & Wolves 2’

Leading Russian animation co. Wizart has been shopping its new CG sequels at the Marche du Film in Cannes over the past week and change. And the new installments The Snow Queen: Mirrorlands ... Continue Reading →
Darla K. Anderson

Coco’ Producer Darla Anderson Exits Pixar

Darla K. Anderson, one of the top and few women producers at Pixar is leaving the company. Anderson, who just won an Oscar for Coco last week, is pursuing other creative and philanthropic ... Continue Reading →
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Daniela Leitner’s ‘Late Season’ Takes Top VIEW Award

Another edition of Italy’s renowned VFX, CG, animation and gaming gathering VIEW Conference has come to a close in scenic Turin, attracting more than 10,000 attendees to the confab, ... Continue Reading →
Dusty Film Animation Festival

SVA’s Dusty Awards Presenters Announced

Reeves Lehman, chair of the Film and Animation BFA programs at New York’s School of Visual Arts, and award-winning producer Annie Flocco — director of SVA’s 28th Dusty Film ... Continue Reading →
Monsters

Method Studios Crafts 3D Impressionism in ‘Monsters’ Motion Poem

Deluxe’s Method Studios has delivered a new short animated piece that is as technologically innovative as it is visually enchanting, putting a painterly spin on 3D CG. The project, ... Continue Reading →
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Depth of Feeling

Pete Docter Pete Docter tests Pixar’s creative limits with Inside Out’s journey ... Continue Reading →
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Building a Better Godzilla

Effects crew emphasizes the drama in the classic monster ... Continue Reading →
David Kracov

Kracov’s Toons: A Career with Legs

I’ve interviewed a lot of people over the past quarter-century and have heard a lot of stories about how individuals found their ways into the Toon Trenches, but none have been ... Continue Reading →
John Kahrs

‘Paperman’ Director John Kahrs Departs from Disney

John Kahrs, the Oscar-winning director of the 2012 animated short Paperman has left Walt Disney Animation Studios. Rumors about his departure began circulating earlier this week after ... Continue Reading →