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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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SIGGRAPH Electronic Theater & New VR Program Revealed

SIGGRAPH’s prestigious Computer Animation Festival has slated its Electronic Theater screenings for the 2017 event, taking place in Los Angeles from July 30-August 3. This year, the ... Continue Reading →
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Daytime Emmys: DreamWorks’ 21 Nominations Tops Animation Competition

The nominations are in for the 2017 Daytime Emmy Awards, and DreamWorks Animation has emerged as the top toon producer with 21 nods. This includes seven for Guillermo del Toro’s Trollhunters ... Continue Reading →
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WB’s Anne Kolbe Bringing ‘King Arthur’ to FMX

FMX, the International Conference on Animation, Effects, VR, Games and Transmedia (Stuttgart, May 2-5) has announced that Warner Bros. Pictures SVP of Visual Effects Anne Kolbe will ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

More Theaters Added for ‘Sailor Moon R: The Movie’ VIZ Media has secured additional theaters and new cities to the nationwide cinematic debut of the magical girl movie! ... Continue Reading →
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Sundance Fest ‘New Frontier’ AR/VR Lineup

The Sundance Film Festival has announced the program lineup for the New Frontier exhibition, which will tackle the latest storytelling innovations during the 2017 event (Jan. 19-29). ... Continue Reading →
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Student-made ‘Small People,’ ‘Garden Wall’ Top Ottawa Awards

This year’s Grand Prizes went to Sarina Nihei’s Small People With Hats won Best Independent Short Animation, and Patrick McHale’s Over The Garden Wall took the Grand ... Continue Reading →
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Ottawa Reveals 2015 Poster, Jury

The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), which is wrapping up its submissions this month, has unveiled the poster for the 2015 edition as well as the event’s roster ... Continue Reading →
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‘Blue Umbrella’ Helmer Unseld Joins Passion

Saschka Unseld, director of the Pixar short film The Blue Umbrella, has joined Passion New York as creative director. In addition to The Blue Umbrella, which screened in front of Monsters ... Continue Reading →
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‘Monsters U’ DVD/Blu-ray Arrives for Halloween

The folks at Disney Home Ent. have prepared the perfect Halloween DVD/Blu-ray for animation fans. This past summer’s blockbuster hit Monsters University arrives on Tuesday (Oct. ... Continue Reading →