1. “From Doodles to Pixels: Over a Hundred Years of Spanish Animation” at MoMA
MoMA presents the special exhibition program “From Doodles to Pixels: Over a Hundred Years of Spanish Animation” from 7th to 15th September 2016. Being comprised of eight programs, it features historic work from 1908 through the end of the dictatorship in 1975: Europe’s first animated color feature, Garbancito de la Mancha (1945); and internationally celebrated 21st-century works inspired by personal cinema, music videos, and the graphic novel. Among the distinguished artists, designers, humorists, and studios represented are K-Hito, Francisco Macián, Robert Balser, José Antonio Sistiaga, Isabel Herguera, Javier Mariscal, Mercedes Gaspar, Rodrigo Blaas, Anna Solanas, César Díaz Meléndez, Nicolai Troshinky, Jossie Malis, Laura Ginès, Alberto Vázquez, Estudios Moro, Balet y Blay, and the Headless Studio.
2. Godzilla will be animated with a script written by Gen Urobuchi
Toho, a Japanese film and theatre production and film distribution company, announced to produce an animated feature film Godzilla. Polygon Pictures will be the production company of the film. Kobun Shizuno, the director of Detective Conan animated feature series, TV animation series G.I. Joe: Sigma 6, and Knights of Sidonia, and Hiroyuki Seshita, the general director of a feature film Ajin, will co-direct it. Original story and script will be written by Gen Urobuchi, who is known for Psycho-Pass and Puella Magi Madoka Magica. Its theatrical release is scheduled in 2017.
3. Australian studio Animal Logic to start postgraduate program with the University of Technology Sydney
Australian digital animation and visual effects production studio, Animal Logic, has partnered with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) to establish the UTS Animal Logic Academy (UTS ALA). It delivers an industry led postgraduate program in digital animation and visualization and offers up to fifty students the first postgraduate degree of a Master of Animation and Visualisation (MAV). The MAV program will foster the development of Australian creative talents in animation and visualisation industries.
Animal Logic has produced highly successful animated features including Happy Feet and The LEGO® Movie and VFX for blockbuster films such as The Matrix, 300 and The Great Gatsby. The UTS Animal Logic Academy will commence in 2017. You can find more about the course from the link below.