Voice actor Alison Brie has also apologized for voicing a person of color on an animated show.
Art and animation schools are cleaning house.
Animated series are addressing the use of white actors for nonwhite roles.
“Black characters on an animated show should be played by Black people,” said Slate.
The symposium will be available to Annecy Online badgeholders from June 17.
Filmmakers Wesley Louis And Mohamed Fadera share their thoughts in a video hosted by animation studio The Line.
Industry artists are tired of pay secrecy and are sharing their salaries on social media.
Staff at the vfx titan are facing significant pay cuts. But some are now being offered “salary support,” with the help of production partner Locksmith Animation.
Top French animation directors tell the César Awards: “We wish to state, once again, that animation is not a genre.”
The group aims to see 50/50 gender parity across Austin’s expanding animation industry by 2025.
The company’s treatment of its staff is “grotesque” says a grassroots vfx workers rights organization.
Layoffs have taken place in both Florida and New Zealand.
The company says this must be done in order to retain jobs amid the crisis. Union representatives are worried about the long-term implications.
With a slowdown in live-action production, the WGA is re-igniting a turf war by trying to cover more writers on animation productions, traditionally the domain of The Animation Guild.
“Right now is the time for the utmost flexibility towards vfx artists and all practitioners,” says the society.
While other industries send their workers home, visual effects employers are dragging their feet.
A veteran industry artist shares their experience and perspective of working in the business.
Toxic behavior. Moronic executives. Dull meetings. Lies. Janet Chan wasn’t impressed with the world of Hollywood animation.
Writers and storyboarders should talk more. Animation directors should be repped by the DGA. Oh, and Western shows sound better in Japanese.
Peggy Holmes will now direct the first film from John Lasseter’s animation studio.