Ben Kenobi performing at Jabba's birthday party with, Droopy McCool, Max Rebo and Sy Snootles in LEGO® STAR WARS SUMMER VACATION exclusively on Disney+. ©2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.
Ben Kenobi performing at Jabba's birthday party with, Droopy McCool, Max Rebo and Sy Snootles in LEGO® STAR WARS SUMMER VACATION exclusively on Disney+. ©2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.

LEGO STAR WARS: SOMMERURLAUB – Offizieller Trailer | Disney+

München, 21. Juni 2022 – Endlich ist der Sommer da und mit dem neuen Trailer zu „LEGO® Star Wars: Sommerurlaub“ wird es gleich noch heißer! Das brandneue animierte Special von Lucasfilm und der LEGO® Group und der neueste Teil der beliebten, sagaübergreifenden Serie, die mit „LEGO® Star Wars Holiday Special“ begonnen hat und mit „LEGO® Star Wars Gruselgeschichten“ weitergeführt wurde, feiert am 5. August 2022 exklusiv Premiere auf Disney+.

Die „LEGO® Star Wars: Sommerurlaub“ Geschichte, die kurz nach den Ereignissen von „Star Wars: Der Aufstieg Skywalkers“ spielt, enthält im englischen Original die Stimmen von „Weird Al“ Yankovic, Yvette Nicole Brown, Kelly Marie Tran, Anthony Daniels und Billy Dee Williams, sowie der wiederkehrenden Darsteller aus früheren „LEGO® Star Wars“ Specials, und bietet den neuen Originalsong „Scarif Beach Party“ von „Weird Al“ Yankovic.

Auf der Suche nach einer dringend benötigten Verschnaufpause von den Sturmtrupplern und TIE-Jägern, arrangiert Finn einen Überraschungsurlaub für seine Freunde Rey, Poe, Rose, Chewie, BB-8, R2-D2 und C-3PO an Bord des ultra-luxuriösen Galactic Starcruiser, der Halcyon. Doch Finns Plan, eine letzte große Party zu feiern, scheitert schon bald, als Finn von der Gruppe getrennt wird. Auf der Suche nach seinen Freunden, trifft er auf drei Machtgeister: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker und Leia Organa, die alle ihre eigenen unerwarteten Geschichten über schiefgelaufene Ferien erzählen und Finn dabei helfen, zu verstehen, dass es im Urlaub um mehr geht als nur um Spaß. „LEGO® Star Wars: Sommerurlaub“ wird im Original gesprochen von: „Weird Al“ Yankovic als Vic Vanko; Yvette Nicole Brown als Colvett Valeria; Thomas Lennon als Wick Cooper; Paul F. Tompkins als Rad; Dee Bradley Baker als Boba Fett; Ashly Burch als Tour-Droide; Kyliegh Curran als Sidero; Anthony Daniels als C-3PO; Trevor Devall als Imperator Palpatine; Allie Feder als Sy Snootles; Jake Green als Poe Dameron; Matt Lanter als Anakin Skywalker; Ross Marquand als Han Solo; Omar Miller als Finn; Kevin Michael Richardson als Jabba der Hutt, Matt Sloan als Darth Vader; James Arnold Taylor als Obi-Wan Kenobi; Kelly Marie Tran als Rose; Helen Sadler als Rey Skywalker; Billy Dee Williams als Lando (Holovid); Matthew Wood als Ben Solo; und Shelby Young als Leia Organa.

David Shayne ist Drehbuchautor und ausführender Produzent, als Regisseur zeichnet Ken Cunningham verantwortlich. Ausführende Produzenten sind James Waugh, Josh Rimes, Jacqui Lopez, Jill Wilfert, Jason Cosler, Keith Malone und Jennifer Twiner Mccarron. Produziert in Zusammenarbit mit Atomic Cartoons.

https://atomiccartoons.com/

The Sandman | Date Announcement | Netflix

There is another world that waits for all of us when we close our eyes and sleep — a place called the Dreaming, where The Sandman, Master of Dreams (Tom Sturridge), gives shape to all of our deepest fears and fantasies. But when Dream is unexpectedly captured and held prisoner for a century, his absence sets off a series of events that will change both the dreaming and waking worlds forever. To restore order, Dream must journey across different worlds and timelines to mend the mistakes he’s made during his vast existence, revisiting old friends and foes, and meeting new entities — both cosmic and human — along the way.

Based on the beloved award-winning DC comic series written by Neil Gaiman, THE SANDMAN is a rich, character-driven blend of myth and dark fantasy woven together over the course of ten epic chapters following Dream’s many adventures. Developed and executive produced by Gaiman, showrunner Allan Heinberg, and David S. Goyer.

Watch The Sandman, only on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/81157473

Wenn wir unsere Augen schließen und schlafen, wartet eine andere Welt auf uns – das Traumreich. Hier verleiht der Herr der Träume Dream (Tom Sturridge) als „Sandman“ unseren tiefsten Ängsten und Fantasien Form. Doch als Dream unerwartet ein Jahrhundert lang gefangen gehalten wird, setzt seine Abwesenheit eine Reihe von Ereignissen in Gang, die sowohl die Traum- als auch die Wachwelt für immer verändern werden. Um wieder Ordnung herzustellen, muss Dream nun durch verschiedene Welten und Zeiten reisen und die Fehler berichtigen, die er in seinem langen Dasein begangen hat. Dabei wird er alte Freunde und Feinde wiedersehen und neuen Individuen begegnen, die sowohl kosmischer als auch menschlicher Natur sind.

Die auf der beliebten und preisgekrönten DC-Comicreihe des Autors Neil Gaiman basierende Serie „Sandman“ ist eine gekonnte Mischung aus Mythos und dunkler Fantasy mit zahlreichen Details und interessanten Figuren. Erzählt werden die vielen Abenteuer von Dream über zehn spannende Kapitel, die sich zu einem faszinierenden Epos verweben. Entwickelt wurde das Projekt von Neil Gaiman, der auch als ausführender Produzent fungiert, Showrunner Allan Heinberg und David S. Goyer.

Wednesday Addams Revealed | Netflix | Tim Burton

From the imagination of Tim Burton comes WEDNESDAY — a twisted new series coming soon to Netflix. WEDNESDAY — starring Jenna Ortega in the title role, alongside Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzman, Gwendoline Christie, Christina Ricci and more — is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams‘ years as a student at Nevermore Academy. Snap snap.

WOMEN IN ANIMATION ANNOUNCES PROGRAM FOR THE 2022 “WOMEN IN ANIMATION WORLD SUMMIT” IN COLLABORATION WITH ANNECY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL

June 6, 2022 – Los Angeles — Women in Animation (WIA) is pleased to announce the program for the sixth annual WOMEN IN ANIMATION WORLD SUMMIT, in conjunction with this year’s Annecy International Animation Festival and Mifa 2022. The theme of this year’s Summit is “Gender Justice: A Global Call for Inclusion in Animation.”

 

The WOMEN IN ANIMATION WORLD SUMMIT will take place on Monday, June 13th at the Impérial Palace Hotel (Allée de l’Impérial, 74000 Annecy) and will feature a day-long symposium of panels and focused conversations spotlighting key thought leaders, filmmakers and executives from around the world discussing gender justice — a system of equity and fairness for people of all genders and gender identities, including men, women, transgender, and nonbinary people. As with every summit since the beginning, this year’s event will be livestreamed and available to the general public via the WIA website from 9:30am -4:30pm CEST/12:30am-7:30am PST, with a lunch break from 12:20-2:30pm PST. The Summit will also be recorded and posted subsequently on the WIA website.

„Over the last six years, WIA has led critical conversations on the global stage surrounding diversity, inclusion, and equity through our Women in Animation World Summits,” WIA President Marge Dean said. „We are extremely proud of the work we’ve put in but we are not done. I’m thrilled that our sixth World Summit theme will look at how gender justice can be a solution to some of the issues plaguing the industry including a very real labor shortage. We want to ensure that people of all gender identities have the power and access to opportunities to improve their lives. I look forward to several thought-provoking and action-inducing conversations at this year’s Summit.”

„We are at an inflection point in our industry and world where looking more inclusively at the concept of gender, questioning traditional power dynamics, and seeking to build a globally equitable creative community is urgent and necessary. In doing so, we widen the talent pool, create environments where all artists thrive, and tell the best, most exciting stories, said Julie Ann Crommett, WIA Secretary/DEI Chair, Founder and CEO, Collective Moxie; Equity and Inclusion Strategist. The theme of the WIA World Summit will reflect on exactly that – what is gender justice, why is it so urgent, and how does creating equity and inclusion across gender identities truly help solve our industry’s global labor needs and push us into the next great creative renaissance.“

Added Mickaël Marin, CEO of CITIA, on behalf of the Annecy International Animation Festival, „After three long years, we are very happy to once again host an event that has become essential to accompany the changes in our industry. Working with WIA — an organization whose mission is to bring real equity to all people in our industry — is always inspiring. I warmly thank all the associations (including Les Femmes s’Animent, MIA, FIAPF…) that work every day for change and have contributed to the success of this edition. Annecy will always be by your side.”

 

The official program for the day will be as follows:

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Strange World | Teaser Trailer | Walt Disney Animation Studios

Travel past space and time to a place of infinite mystery. 🌋👾🏔 

Watch the new trailer for Disney’s #StrangeWorld and see the movie this November. Check out the teaser trailer from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ all-new feature film “Strange World.” Jake Gyllenhaal (“The Guilty,” “Spider-Man: Far from Home”) lends his voice to Searcher Clade, the son of a steadfast explorer. The original action-adventure journeys deep into an uncharted and treacherous land where fantastical creatures await the legendary Clades, a family of explorers whose differences threaten to topple their latest—and by far— most crucial mission. Helmed by Don Hall (Oscar®-winning “Big Hero 6,” “Raya and the Last Dragon”) and co-director/writer Qui Nguyen (co-writer “Raya and the Last Dragon”), and produced by Roy Conli (Oscar®-winning “Big Hero 6,” “Tangled”),

“Strange World” releases November 23, 2022.

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Keep Festive: animation festivals commit to make their attendees feel easy

During the last six months, several festivals and professionals teamed up to form a new collective called “Keep Festive”. The launch of this initiative was first announced publicly at Animateka December 2021 by Luce Grosjean (Miyu Distribution) and Clemence Bragard (AFCA).
Animation festivals are places where misconducts can unfortunately happen – such as racism, sexism or sexual harassment. „Keep Festive“ has been created to prevent the participants from these situations by offering reliable tools and contacts that attendees or organizers can reach out to while continuing to celebrate animation. The collective will focus on issues related to events gathering
amateurs and professionals of all ages, genres, cultures and nationalities. It is also meant to follow other remarkable initiatives that have been actively working for several years.

To do so, the collective seeks to reach several milestones within the next two years, that will be revealed and used progressively, such as :
● Online resources on festivals’ websites available for attendees and organizers
● Common communication material to be used by the participating festivals
● A guest welcome kit
● Festivals’ team training program
● A code of conduct to be signed by the organizers

The following professionals are already committed to “Keep Festive”, representing major events:
Clémence Bragard, programmer | AFCA – France
Raphael Cahuzac, project manager | CITIA/Annecy international animation film festival – France
Waltraud Grausgruber, director | Tricky Women – Austria
Luce Grosjean, director | Miyu Distribution – France
Arba Hatashi, Festival director | Anibar – Kosovo
Katja Hohler, executive producer | Animateka – Slovenia
Pavel Horáček, director | Anifilm – Tchek republic
Ivana Kvesić, director | Fantoche – Switzerland
Jane Lyngbye Hvid Jensen, director | VAF – Denmark
Joni Männistö, director | TAFF – Finland
Matea Milic, festival producer | Zagreb World Festival of Animated Film – Croatia
Kelly Neall, managing director | OIAF – Canada
Aneta Ozorek, artistic director | Kaboom – The Netherlands
Annette Schindler, independent consultant – Switzerland

Any participation request from festivals, organizations or independents related to the animation
industry are welcome at : contact@keepfestive.org

PIXAR CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT HEAD MARY COLEMAN JOINS LOCKSMITH ANIMATION AS CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER

Coleman Joins UK-Based Animation Studio as It Expands Slate Following Success of Debut Feature Film Ron’s Gone Wrong

[London and Los Angeles; June 1, 2022] – Mary Coleman has been named Chief Creative Officer at  Locksmith Animation, the premier CG animation studio located in London.  Coleman joins LSA from Pixar Animation Studios, where she was Head of Creative Development.  Locksmith CEO Natalie Fischer announced the news today and confirmed that Coleman officially will join the studio in July.

Coleman came to Pixar from San Francisco’s renowned Magic Theatre, where she was the Associate Artistic Director. Pixar Co-founder Ed Catmull brought her into the Pixar fold in 1999 to help create its development department.

Photo: Courtesy of Debby Coleman

Coleman worked closely with Pixar’s directors from original concept through final draft, supporting their   vision.  During her tenure, Pixar created a legacy of modern classics including Monsters, Inc, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, WALL-E, Up, Toy Story 3, Cars 2, Brave, Monsters University, Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur, Finding Dory, Cars 3, Coco, Incredibles 2, Toy Story 4, Onward, Soul, Luca, and Turning Red.

She is also known for helping launch the screenwriting careers of Dan Fogelman (Cars), Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3), Meg Le Fauve (Inside Out), and Kemp Powers (Soul).  She was the first woman to participate on Pixar’s Brain Trust, providing creative feedback on films in production.  In her 23 years at Pixar, Coleman is most proud of co-founding (with producer Nicole Grindle) The Story Artistas, Animation Artistas and Art Artistas. These successful Pixar programs empowered the studio’s female artists and paved the way for women directors and creative leaders.  Coleman holds a BA from Amherst and an MFA in Theater Directing from the University of California at San Diego.

“Having someone of Mary Coleman’s professional stature come on board Locksmith as Chief Creative Officer is a milestone in our company’s journey,” said Locksmith CEO Fischer.  “Her keen eye for material and her strong relationships with filmmakers were top of mind as we searched for the perfect CCO.  We feel honored for her to join Locksmith Animation as we bolster our development slate, widen our artistic vision and expand our appetite for success in the animation space.”

 

“Ultimately, what drew me most to Locksmith is that between Julie Lockhart’s two decades working with Aardman Animations and Natalie Fischer having helped launch and then worked with Illumination for a decade and my two decades at Pixar, the three of us have helped to build wildly successful studios.  Locksmith’s vision is ambitious and its slate is already full of potential.   I’m thrilled that they have asked me to help them deliver on their promise of creating compelling entertainment for families around the world.”

Locksmith Co-Founder and President of Production Julie Lockhart, whose producing credits include the award-winning Ron’s Gone Wrong, Shaun the Sheep Movie and Pirates! Band of Misfits, said “Few individuals are equally adept at story development and filmmaker collaboration.  Mary is a respected industry veteran and we feel incredibly lucky for her to join our stellar team.”

Locksmith recently announced it has awarded the digital production of its second animated movie That Christmas to DNEG Animation.  The film is based on the successful series of children’s books by British filmmaker Richard Curtis (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually, Yesterday) and marks the feature film directorial debut of renowned character animation and story artist veteran Simon Otto (How to Train Your Dragon trilogy).

LSA also recently optioned Marissa Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles, the bestselling series of novels published by Feiwel & Friends.  The series, which focuses on a reimagining of classic fairy tale heroines, has been a sensation since the first volume was published.

 

About Locksmith Animation

Championing authentic voices and fresh perspectives to tackle themes and stories that matter to today’s families, Locksmith Animation (LSA) was founded in 2014.  With production headquartered in London and offices in Los Angeles, Locksmith produces exciting visual films that earn audience loyalty through humor, adventure and heart.   Ron’s Gone Wrong, its debut feature film, was released theatrically worldwide by The Walt Disney Company in 2021 and is currently streaming on both Disney+ and HBO Max.  The film earned an A CinemaScore, a 94% Audience Rating on Rotten Tomatoes and took the top prize at the British Animation Awards.  LSA is in production on the holiday feature film That Christmas, based on writer/director Richard Curtis’ (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually) series of Christmas children’s books.  The studio recently optioned Marissa Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles, the bestselling series of novels published that focus on a reimagining of classic fairy tale heroines.  Locksmith Animation is part of the Sister group of companies.  locksmithanimation.com

 

Photo:  Courtesy of Debby Coleman

Stuttgart: Mackevision VFX is working under a new brand – „Accenture Song“

Heiko Burkardsmaier wrote on LinkedIn

The #Mackevsion VFX is happy to announce it will now be working under a new Brand – Accenture Song. Of course it is not easy to change a name but if you are working with an amazing team, with amazing clients and friends on fantastic projects it is not that hard. We are thrilled to announce that our first credit under the new brand is for Stranger Things, Season 4 – more to come in the big finale in July.

Thanks to #Netflix, Jabbar Raisani, Terron Pratt, Marion Spates, Digvijay Singh, Eddie Bonin, Patrick Hurd, Greg Anderson, Jake Allen, – and of course our AWESOME VFX Team!!!

Webseite: Accenture Song

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Frankfurt/Darmstadt, Ausschreibung: Professur für Game Design

Die 1996 gegründete Wilhelm Büchner Hochschule ist heute mit über 7000 Studierenden Deutschlands größte private Hochschule für Technik. In den Fachbereichen Informatik, Ingenieurwissenschaften, Energie-, Umwelt- und Verfahrenstechnik sowie Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen und Technologiemanagement bieten wir eine Vielzahl an interdisziplinären Studiengängen. Mit dem Beginn des Wintersemesters 2022 wird das Angebot durch den neuen Fachbereich Design weiter ausgebaut. Die am Standort in Darmstadt ansässige Hochschule ist staatlich anerkannt, gehört zur Klett Gruppe und ist führend auf dem Gebiet der innovativen Studienkonzepte im Fernstudium. Im Oktober dieses Jahres eröffnet die Hochschule einen Präsenzcampus in Frankfurt.

Vor dem Hintergrund unseres dynamischen Wachstums besetzen wir zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt die nachfolgend ausgeschriebene Professur (m/w/d):

PROFESSUR FÜR Game Design in Frankfurt VZ/TZ

https://www.academics.de/jobs/professur-fuer-game-design-wilhelm-buechner-hochschule-private-fernhochschule-darmstadt-frankfurt-1058740?fbclid=IwAR0YZ92xdbS_eLbO0SzwwgLbPc8Ek5ekb9AfgUQqInEMzWJfFDEtXsb2Acs

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