‘Dog Apartment,’ ‘Nayola’ Take Top Honors at ITFS 2023

The 30th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film came to an end after six days full of highlights from the world of animation. The festival culminated April 30 with the ITFS awards ceremony and the announcement of winners of the competition program, which was preceded by the Animated Games Award Germany,[…]

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WATCH Final Trailer for ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’

The final trailer for The Super Mario Bros. Movie is here! Based on the world of Nintendo’s Mario games, the film from Illumination and Nintendo invites audiences into a vibrant, thrilling new universe unlike any created before in an action-packed, exuberant cinematic comedy event. While working underground to fix a[…]

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Mainframe Studios Celebrates 30 Years of Animation

Mainframe Studios celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.  The industry pioneer has grown into a global animation powerhouse, producing both premium original content and top quality shows for many of the industry’s biggest names, including Mattel; Sony Pictures; Spin Master; Hasbro; DreamWorks; Netflix; and YouTube. Founded in 1993, Mainframe created[…]

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GKIDS Scores ‘SPIRITED AWAY: Live On Stage’ Distribution Rights

GKIDS has acquired the North American audiovisual distribution rights for SPIRITED AWAY: Live On Stage, filmed during the show’s 2022 run at the Imperial Theatre in Tokyo, Japan. The play is based on Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award-winning animated feature and was adapted and directed for the stage by Tony Award-winner[…]

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Longtime Netflix Exec Matt Levin to Head LAIKA’s Live-Action Expansion

Longtime Netflix development executive Matt Levin has joined LAIKA as President Live-Action Film & Series, as the award-winning animation studio expands its efforts in live-action world. While currently in production on its sixth animated movie, Wildwood, the studio is also developing its first live-action project, a film based on acclaimed[…]

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HaZimation’s ‘RIFT’ Sci-Fi Feature Heads to TAAFI 2023

U.K.-based animation studio HaZimation’s latest film, RIFT, will screen at the 2023 Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI), running February 13-18. The festival kicks off online, followed by in-person programming. RIFT screens online on February 13, 2023, at 8:30 p.m. ET. The feature, animated entirely in Unreal Engine with support[…]

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Richard Linklater Takes on the Academy After ‘Apollo 10 ½ Rejected for Oscar Qualification

When AWN published its article, “Apollo 10 ½’: An Animated Celebration of Imagination and Creativity” about the innovative and very cool animated feature from director Richard Linklater and Netflix, Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Childhood, it noted the work as a mesmerizing visual collage of history, nostalgia, and childhood fantasies, vividly[…]

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Arcane Wins Big at The Creative Arts Emmys

This past Saturday and Sunday marked the annual The Creative Arts Emmys, two evenings of celebrations honoring outstanding artistic and technical achievement in various television program genres, guest performances in weekly series, and exceptional work in animation, reality, and documentary categories. Among numerous other categories, Emmys were awarded in Animation[…]

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‘Tom and Jerry: Snowman’s Land’ Arriving this Holiday Season

Everyone’s – well most everyone’s – favorite mischievous mouse and conniving cat return this holiday season in their new movie, Tom and Jerry: Snowman’s Land, coming to Digital and DVD November 15 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The new full-length animated holiday film, produced by Warner Bros. Animation, includes 72[…]

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