ANIMATION MAGAZINE – Klaus cleans up, but Netflix is the real winner taking home 19 statues and somehow managing to win both Best Animated Feature and Best Animated Feature – Independent with Klaus and I Lost my Body respectively.
VARIETY – With this news I’m genuinely considering starting a betting pool on when the live-action remake of Steamboat Willie is released. Seriously though, Netflix is ploughing money into original hand-drawn and CGI films and constantly releases them. Disney is giving us, what, more CGI sequels and even more CGI remakes? Can you guess which company is a safer bet in the long run?
CINERUOPA – European animation continues to organise with the goal of assisting the industry compete more effectively against the American juggernauts. ALICE (Animation League for Increased Cooperation in Europe) will help small and medium businesses who work within the animation industry find funding for their projects.
THE WRAP – I haven’t seen this yet, but judging by the review, it’s hard to tell if it’s a vanity project, or a labour of love on the part of the producers. Either way, it seems like a missed opportunity.