Disney's Big Night At The Annies: Moana and Zootopia Win 8 Awards
Coming into the 44th Annies with a leading 11 nominations, Zootopia also won for Directing (Bryon Howard and Rich Moore) and a tie for star Jason Bateman with Auli’i Cravalho in fellow Disney release Moana for best Voice Acting in an Animated Feature. Adding to the Golden Globe win Zootopia scored last month and the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Animated Feature it won late last year, the pic about a rabbit cop and con man fox has more than $1 billion at the global box office since its spring 2016 release.
Source:Disneyanimation.com

November 27-30, 2017 • Bangkok Join Avneet Kaur, Technical Director at Walt Disney Animation Studios, as she dives in to the creative and technical challenges on Moana.
Moana,” is an epic adventure about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. Inspired by the people of Pacific Islands from a long time ago, the creation of the characters of “Moana” was driven by research and team collaboration across the character asset and technology departments. Natural clothing, accessories and hair created challenging simulation needs where new tools and workflows were developed to achieve the art direction goals. Avneet will share the creative and technical challenges that were met, to bring some these amazing characters to life. Click here for details

Defiance Dominates at OIAF 17 Ottawa International Animation Festival Competition Selections Announced


The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), North America’s leading animation film festival, is pleased to announce the Official Competition for 2017. There were 92 films selected from 1992 entries featuring a diverse collection of films, ranging from experimental abstract shorts to more commercial offerings. The selected films come from 20 countries including Sweden, Turkey, India, China, Norway, Australia and Mexico.
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Source:www.animationfestival.ca