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GKIDS’ Animation Is Film Festival Sets Dates for 2018

GKIDS has announced the date for this year’s Animation Is Film festival in Los Angeles. The second annual event will take place Oct. 19 thru 21st at the TCL Chinese 6 Theater in Hollywood. ... Continue Reading →
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Pinkava and Oftedal Reveal Secrets of VR ‘Piggy’

Show biz folks know that comedy is hard, and timing is everything. But when you try to make people laugh in the world of virtual reality, everything is a million times more difficult. ... 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 →
The Snow Queen: Mirrorlands

Wizart Presents New ‘Snow Queen’, ‘Sheep & Wolves’ Sequels at Cannes

Wizart Animation is heading to Cannes next month to present two new animated feature projects to buyers during the Marché du Film (May 8-17). The globally successful Russian studio ... Continue Reading →
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Nimble Collective Unites with Talent Site Zerply

Nimble Collective, the cloud-based animation platform and community which aims to democratize the $13 billion animation technology industry, has teamed up with Zerply, an online matchmaking ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Magazine’s Rising Stars of 2018

***These profiles were written by Ellen Wolff and Ramin Zahed for the April 2018 issue of Animation Magazine No. 279*** We are so proud to highlight this year’s talented, diverse ... Continue Reading →
Nightmare in the Morning

Disney XD Slates First Student Short Premiere from Animag Rising Star Yonatan Tal

This Saturday, March 24, Disney XD will premiere music-driven short Nightmare in the Morning from Yonatan Tal during his third year at CalArts in the Character Animation program. Airing ... Continue Reading →
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Animator & Voice Actor Bud Luckey Dies Age 83

William “Bud” Luckey, a multitalented artist and performer who touched many facets of animation, has died at age 83. Among his many credits, Luckey earned an Annie Award ... Continue Reading →
Sheep & Wolves: Pig Deal

Berlinale: Wizart Conjures New Poster for ‘Sheep & Wolves’ Sequel

Russian animation studio Wizart has revealed a new poster for its upcoming sequel to internationally successful animated feature Sheep & Wolves at the Berlin International Film ... Continue Reading →
John Lasseter

Pixar’s Lasseter Takes Leave of Absence as Sexual Misconduct Allegations Surface

John Lasseter, the Chief Creative Officer at Pixar and Disney Animation Studios, has taken a leave of absence from Pixar due to unspecified “missteps” that made some of ... Continue Reading →