1. Oscars 2020: Hair Love wins for Best Animated Short Film
Hair Love took home the Best Animated Short Film prize at last Sunday’s 92nd Academy Awards (and was animated in Toon Boom Harmony). Creator and co-director Matthew A. Cherry was joined on stage by producer Karen Rupert Toliver, and said in his acceptance speech, “Hair Love was done because we wanted to see more representation in animation.” In the Best Animated Feature category, Toy Story 4 beat out Missing Link, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World and Netflix’s two 2D-animated nominees, Klaus and I Lost My Body.
Read all about Hair Love at the Oscars on CNN, and untangle the short’s incredible journey from crowdfunding to cinematic glory on Animation From Every Angle.
2. And the winners of the 2020 Kidscreen Awards are…
The world of children’s television and digital media came together in Miami this week at the Kidscreen Summit 2020, including the Toon Boom team. The event culminates in the Kidscreen Awards, with this year’s big winners including Netflix’s Hilda (produced by Mercury Filmworks using Toon Boom Storyboard Pro and Harmony) for Kids’ Best Animated Series, and 20th Century Fox and Bento Box’s Bob’s Burgers taking Tweens/Teens’ Best Animated Series and Best Writing.
See the full list of 2020 Kidscreen Award winners on Animation World Network.
3. Titmouse expands with 95,000-square-foot Burbank studio
Fresh off announcing a multiyear production deal with Netflix, Hollywood-based animation studio Titmouse has expanded into Burbank with a new 95,000-square-foot office space in Burbank, California. This is its fourth North American outpost and will allow it to accommodate 250 more staff members — joining its current 700-person team. Titmouse is best known for its animated comedy series Big Mouth and Metalocalypse.
Explore Titmouse’s Burbank animation studio further on Los Angeles Times.