April Animation News Round Up!

Can you believe April is almost already over? You know what that means, another monthly round up of Animation News. Let's get to it!

1. Oscar Rule Changes could Impact Best Animated Feature Category

The Academy has announced that they will now include more academy members to take part in choosing the best animated nominees. Many fear that this could mean it would be harder and more expensive for indie animated films to compete with the larger studio animated features.  Eric Beckman, GKIDS founder/CEO, tells The Hollywood Reporter."I don’t see this rule change as dramatic, but it might be harder and more expensive for a smaller film to get attention,".

Read more HERE.

2. Frozen 2 is Announced

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Disney announced that Frozen 2 would be released in November 2019. The original frozen, which earned more than $1.2 Billion at the box office, making it one of the highest grossing animated films. Idina Menzel and Kristin Bell who were cast as the lead heroines in Frozen are both signed on for the sequel.

Read more HERE.

3. Disney Producers claim to be left out of $100 Million Settlement

Two producers at Disney are claiming that they were not paid out in the $100 million dollar settlement Disney agreed to pay in January. The original lawsuit claimed that Disney conspired with its competitors to suppress animators’ wages.

Read more HERE.

4. Carmen Sandiego to stream on Netflix

Netflix has announced that Carmen Sandiego will be coming to the small screens in 2019. The Animated Series will feature Gina Rodriguez as the voice of Carmen.

Read more HERE.

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5. Island Zero Continues its Film Festival Tour

We are extremely excited and proud that a film we did VFX work on will be screening at its second film festival this weekend. It premiered at the Boston International Film Festival a few weeks ago, and will be screening at Emerge Film Festival this weekend in Maine!

Learn more about Island Zero HERE.

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