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Legendary NFB Pinscreen Animator Jacques Drouin Di

August 31, 2021, 08:50 AM

For more than 30 years, the filmmaker and editor championed use of the unique, legendary animation tool; for years, he was the only person in the world using it to animate, a skill pioneered by famed Russian animator Alexandre Alexeieff, in turn passed on by Drouin to filmmaker Michèle Lemieux.

49th Annual Annie Awards Now Open for Submissions

August 10, 2021, 09:11 AM

ASIFA-Hollywood issues call for entries; honoring excellence in the field of animation, awards will be presented in 36 categories at ceremony set for February 26, 2022.

Entry Deadline Extended for SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 Computer Animation Festival

August 3, 2021, 08:49 AM

Submissions now being accepted through August 15, 2021; coming to Tokyo December 14-17, festival showcases innovative shorts, commercials, VFX reels, simulations, visualizations, cinematics and other exciting, CG animated work.

Phil Tippett Unveils Mad God Stop Motion Film

July 28, 2021, 09:11 AM

Stop-motion animation pioneer Phil Tippett (Star Wars original trilogy, Jurassic Park, RoboCop) is ready to unleash his “nightmare 30 years in the making” on audiences, when his experimental feature Mad God premieres at the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland on Thursday, August 5. The Oscar-winning visual effects craftsman debuted the trailer Tuesday.

SIGGRAPH Revs Up Animation Program with Making of

July 20, 2021, 08:59 AM

SIGGRAPH 2021 Production Sessions and Talks boast an impressive lineup of more than 20 behind-the-scenes looks at the “making of” recent high-profile productions in film, television, virtual reality, real-time and games. Attendees will hear from the best minds in computer graphics and interactive techniques through on-demand and live virtual sessions during this year’s conference.

Oscars 2021: Animation Wins for Pixar’s ‘Soul’ and Netflix’s ‘If Anything Happens I Love You’

April 26, 2021, 08:55 AM

The 93rd Academy Awards have announced their winners with Pixar’s Soul (Pete Docter, Dana Murray) taking the award for Animated Feature and Netflix’s If Anything Happens I Love You (Will McCormack, Michael Govier) being awarded for Best Animated Short.

48th Annual Annie Award Winners Named

April 20, 2021, 08:46 AM

Soul and Wolfwalkers were the big winners during the 48th annual Annie Awards, with Soul, from Disney•Pixar, garnering seven wins, including Best Animated Feature, while Cartoon Saloon’s hand-drawn Wolfwalkers walked away with five wins, including Best Animated Independent Feature.

Pixar Leads Animation Noms at 93rd Academy Awards

March 25, 2021, 08:59 AM

After being delayed by two months due to the pandemic, the race for the Oscars has officially begun! The Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences has revealed all the nominations for the 93rd Academy Awards, honouring the best of cinema that occurred during the abnormal year of 2020.

Passion Pictures Hires Pixar Vet David Park

March 15, 2021, 08:42 AM

Park previously served as production manager on Coco and Monsters University, animation department manager on Toy Story 3, animation co-ordinator on WALL-E and art co-ordinator on Ratatouille. He most recently worked at UK animation firm Locksmith as associate producer on their upcoming feature Ron’s Gone Wrong.

The 48th Annie Awards – Nominees Announced

March 4, 2021, 01:52 PM

The nominations for this year’s Annie Awards, “ASIFA-Hollywood’s most glamorous event”, have been announced. Described as “animation’s highest honour” and now entering its 48th edition, the awards focus on the best that mainstream animation has offered up in the past year, with a series of special categories that celebrate the effort of individuals within major productions. Read the full list of nominees below:

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