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Vicon Introduces Shōgun 1.2 at GDC 2018 with a Virtual Escape Room

Daily presentations with new Unreal Engine 4 content project and a multi-person virtual escape room take center stage at Vicon’s GDC booth.

Virtual Reality

Netflix Adapts ‘Winx Club’ to Live Action

Streaming service looks to build on the success of animated versions of the show about a group of fairies at a magical boarding school.

Los Angeles

Disney Creates Direct-to-Consumer Unit to Oversee Streaming

Kevin Mayer, who oversaw the acquisitions of Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox, will lead the new division.


Annecy Announces 130 Shorts in Five Categories

Women directed or co-directed 46 percent of films that will screen in the festival.

United Kingdom

Keep it in Motion - Classic Animation Revisited: 'The Black Dog's Progress'

With whispers of Phil Mulloy, this mesmeric, nihilistic portrait - from Stephen Irwin (<i>Moxie</i>, <i>The Obvious Child</i>) - of a small black dog who is …


GKIDS, Fathom Events Kick Off STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2018

Nine film monthly series of anime classics kicks off with the 10th anniversary of the heartwarming family adventure ‘Ponyo’ for three days only on …


Gallery Nucleus to Present the Art of Google Spotlight Stories

Art exhibition & book launch spotlighting the creative forces behind Google Spotlight Stories to be held Saturday, April 7.


Theodore Ushev Exhibits Mixed Reality Installation, ‘In a Mirror, Dimly’

Collaboration with Danish studio NVRMIND blends animation with virtual and mixed reality to immerse viewers inside the fantasies of the …

Modern Art

Dublin-based Pink Kong Premieres VR Animated Film 'Aurora'

Ireland’s first original animated VR film made its debut at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival’s Immersive Stories program.

Emerging Technology

Giveaway: Blue Sky’s ‘Ferdinand’ Now on Disc!

<i>Ferdinand</i>, the animated family comedy from Blue Sky Studios and director Carlos Saldanha is now available from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment on …


TAIS Opens Animation Showcase Entries

<b>TORONTO --</b> The Toronto Animated Image Society has announced that entries are open for the 12th annual TAIS Animation Showcase.<p>Deadline for entries is …


Substance Designer Adds UDIM Support for Feature Film Artists

<b>CLERMONT-FERRAND, FRANCE --</b> Allegorithmic has released a new update to Substance Designer engineered to take on the high-res workflows of …

Los Angeles

Hiroshima Festival Sets April 1 Submission Deadline

The 17th Hiroshima International Animation Festival is open for competition submissions for the 2018 edition, set for Aug. 23-27.<p>Organized by the …

Los Angeles

'Breadwinner' Takes Home Four Canadian Screen Awards

<b>TORONTO --</b> The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television recognized the animated feature <i>The Breadwinner</i> with four Canadian Screen Awards for the …

Los Angeles

The Burden of Dreams

<i>“When the danger is so great that death becomes the hope, then despair is the hopelessness of not even being able to die.”</i><br>— Kobe Bryant, overheard …


Fiona Chilton Joins Method Studios as Head of Production, Sydney

<b>LOS ANGELES --</b> Method Studios has brought on veteran VFX and animation production executive Fiona Chilton as head of production in Sydney.<p>In this new …


WATCH: Aardman's New Anti-Malaria PSA

<b>LONDON --</b> Award-winning studio Aardman has teamed up with the global campaign Malaria Must Die So Millions Can Live to raise awareness of the deadly …

Los Angeles

Bouchard's 'Central Park' Lands at Apple

Apple has ordered <i>Central Park</i>, a new animated series from <i>Bob’s Burgers</i> creator Loren Bouchard and 20th Century Fox TV, <i>Variety</i> reports.<p>The tech …

Josh Gad

Cartoon Tributes Winners Announced

<b>BORDEAUX, FRANCE --</b> Organizers of the 20thCartoon Movie announced March 9 the winners of the Cartoon Tributes awards for outstanding contribution to …


Box Office: 'Black Panther' Holds Up Over 'Time'

Marvel Studios’ smash hit hangs on to title for the fourth weekend in a row and passes the $1 billion mark in worldwide ticket sales.


Pictures from the Brainbox: A Weekly Dose of Indie Animation - 'Doxology'

Michael Langan's films and music videos (e.g. <i>Choros</i>, <i>Another Love</i>, <i>Butler, Woman, Man)</i> have been called "confounding and fascinating" by <i>The New York</i> …

New York Times

All Competition Categories Now Complete for Anifilm 2018 in Třeboň, Czech Republic

Anifilm 2018 - the International festival of animated films - Třeboň, Czech Republic; May 1st - 6th 2018, announces that All Competition Categories …


Animafest Zagreb Sets Slates for Shorts, Croatian, Student Competitions

Festival received more than 1,800 submissions from 76 countries for the festival, set for June 4-9 in Zagreb, Croatia.

Los Angeles

Epic Games Goes Big at GDC 2018

<b>CARY, N.C. --</b> Epic Games will be at GDC 2018 to support the explosive growth of the Unreal Engine community with more content and learning material …

Game Development

Watanabe, Bones Prep Anime Series 'Carol & Tuesday' for 2019

The original anime series <i>Carol & Tuesday</i>, the most-recent collaboration between director Shinichiro Watanabe and anime production studio Bones, will …


Celebrate Latin American Animation March 24 at ELAC

Event will include screenings, a look at the making of the short film ‘Inner Workings’ and a tribute to the late Bill Melendez.


I Have a Question Jerry Beck

In which Chris Robinson asks animation professionals profoundly inane questions about the inner workings of their existence. Today's guest is the …


Darla K. Anderson Departs Pixar After 25 Years

Producer of Oscar-winning hits ‘Toy Story 3’ and ‘Coco’ plans to pursue other creative and philanthropic endeavors.


Tribeca Film Festival Unveils Immersive Program

<b>NEW YORK --</b> The Tribeca Film Festival announced the lineup for the 2018 Tribeca Immersive program, which showcases works by artists who are pushing …

Tribeca Film Festival

WATCH: Teaser for Illumination's 'Grinch' Feature

Benedict Cumberbatch provides the voice of the iconic character for the most-recent take on the classic Christmas tale.