Renee Zhan’s short ‘Snake’ won the Share Her Journey Award, and ‘The Boy And The Heron’ was second runner-up among features.
According to Ghibli VP Junichi Nishioka, the director is still at the studio every day working on ideas for his next film.
Standouts from this year’s lineup include Annecy titles ’27,’ ‘Electra,’ ‘La Perra,’ ‘Nun or Never!’ and ‘Baigal Nuur – Lake Baikal.’
The Toronto-based company cancelled or prematurely closed the touring Disney exhibit in a number of cities last month.
The September 7 opening night screening will mark the film’s international debut.
House of Cool co-founders Wes Lui and Ricardo Curtis will join Wildbrain’s senior management as co-general managers of House of Cool.
The touring experience will launch in Toronto later this year, followed by many other cities in 2023.
The new location, set up as a hybrid in-person/work-from-home facility, is currently staffing up.
Two animated features will also screen at the prestigious Toronto film festival.
The conference’s organizer says that it is “immediately suspending business relations with Russian-based companies.”
Multiple Canadian government agencies have ordered the studio to pay what it owes to its former workers.
The new Toronto base will work on vfx for film and episodic projects, feature animation, and technology.
The Vancouver-based studio is capitalizing on rapid growth in the pandemic.
The studio was working on multiple feature animation projects for Netflix at the time of shutdown.
France’s TeamTO is partnering with Toronto’s House of Cool to teach storyboard classes.
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Carroll joins the company as it rapidly grows its production capacity and develops its slate of original content.
So the Toronto scene continues to blossom — but does it have the same lure it once did for aspiring animators?
“[It’s] kind of like the designs you remember them looking like, not so much what they actually look like,” says “Animaniacs” co-executive producer Gabe Swarr.
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An official statement says: “Covid-19 is changing the entertainment industry … The merger is a direct and necessary response.”
Toronto’s Guru Studio is crewing up an additional 80 people for “Mecha Builders” — without any face-to-face contact.
Eighty episodes will launch on HBO Max next week.
The robot-themed show will air on the forthcoming streaming service HBO Max.
The company sees a big opportunity in the current crisis.
In a guest piece, industry executive Aaron Simpson explains how the animation industry had been preparing for this disaster for decades without even knowing it.
The winners of the awards, which range across film, tv, and digital media, will be announced on March 23-29.
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