march round up

March Animation News Round Up!

Here's your monthly round up of Animation News. Let's get to it!

1. Zootopia wins Oscar for Best Animated Feature

Zootopia took home the Oscar for best animated feature film last month. The film won over our hearts with its outstanding A list cast and comedic relief. The film is one of 28 features to make over $1 Billion dollars at the box office. This was Disney's 5th straight win in the animation feature category!

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2. Piper wins Oscar for Best Animated Short

Pixar's Piper won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short. Piper tells the story of an adorable young sandpiper who needs to learn to feed herself but is scared of waves. This was director Alan Barillaro's and producer Marc Sondheimer's first Oscar win.

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3. Turner and Warner Bros. to Launch Streaming Service

Turner and Warner Bros. will be launching a new streaming service called Boomerang this spring. For $5 dollars a month subscribers are given access to over 5,000 animated titles.  President of Warner Bros. Digital Networks, Craig Hunegs told the press "It's a whole new way to access Warner Bros.' storied legacy of laughs."

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4. Nickelodean Unveils Large Scaled Content Pipeline  

Nickelodean announced they will be adding new series and spin offs to its content plan. Nickelodeon Group president Cyma Zarghami articulately said “Today’s kids are coming of age in a revolutionary period of change, in tech, entertainment, politics and culture...It’s our job to understand everything we can about kids, and connect our audience to relevant content and characters that speak to their need for authenticity and diversity – both on our screens and beyond through on-the-ground experiences.”

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5. DreamWorks Announces Trolls sequel

DreamWorks Animation has announced that they will be releasing Trolls 2 in Spring 2020! Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake have confirmed they will star in the sequel, and we can only hope that Timberlake will release a Trolls 2 theme song just as catchy as "Can't Stop the Feeling!"

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6. New Animation Tip Blog Posts

We are happy to announce we will be beginning a new series of Animation Tips on our Blog! Let us know if you have any requests on different animation techniques you'd like us to cover.

Check out our First Post Here.

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