Category Archives: The Industry

CONGRATULATIONS, Hanna Abi-Hanna for your nomination!

Congratulations AAU Traditional Animation MFA Alum, Hanna Abi-Hanna for your Annie Awards nomination on Cuphead! Click here for more details.

Tonko House will be at the Castro Theater on December 10th

Tonko House will be screening their new short series, PIG: The Dam Keeper Poems at the Castro Theater on Sunday, December 10th for FREE 10:00 am – PIG: The Dam Keeper Poems (46 min) 10:46 am – Onstage Q & A with director & writer Erick Oh and production manager Courtney Lockwood. Including live drawing […]

Animators play it old school with Cuphead

Inspired by the cartoons of the 1930s, Studio MDHR Entertainment released their new video game this year, Cuphead. Within the first two weeks of its release, it has sold over one million copies. Academy of Art University alumni from the Traditional Animation MFA program, Hanna Abi-Hanna, Joseph Coleman, and Danielle Johnson, have worked on the development of the game […]

Freelance 2D Animation Clean Up/Assistant Animators in Los Angeles!

From Fringe Talent: Attention 2D animators! Fringe Talent has a client here in Los Angeles looking for a couple of seasoned animation cleanup/Assistant Animators who work preferably in Harmony for a TV series. This is a short term freelance job starting soon and going about 6 weeks, and we are okay with working from home. […]

Blue Sky Studios Internships (DEADLINE: MARCH 17)

Our summer internship program is a fun, exciting and educationally-packed 10 weeks. Each intern is specially selected and placed in a department that best fits their skills and interests. Throughout the 10 weeks they will be mentored and supervised by a Blue Sky professional in that field. We have 2 types of internships – Artistic/Production and Technical. […]

DreamWorks 2017 Recent Grad Television Art Trainee Program

A Visit from BlueSky Studios on March 1st

Jorge Ruiz coming to AAU on November 1st

Please join us in welcoming back, Jorge Ruiz, animator on Disney’s new movie, Moana. Hear from Jorge about his journey, from Academy of Art into the industry working on these amazing films. Teatime Animation Club will be hosting this event. #Moana #JorgeRuiz #AAU #AcademyofArtAnimationandVisualEffects#Anm #VFX #TeatimeAnimationClub #Teatime

Get It Right: Disney Is Doing An Animated—Not Live-Action—Remake of ‘The Lion King’

From Cartoon Brew. For the full article, click here. By Amid Amidi | 09/28/2016 1:52 pm Following the successful remake of The Jungle Book, Disney announced this morning that it is putting a “new reimagining of The Lion King on the fast track to production.” The entertainment conglomerate has enlisted Jungle Book director Jon Favreau […]

Github- We have wift off!

A cool project that some of our alumni have been working on! An adventurous octokitten has dreams of orbiting the moon.  Despite her failed attempts, she finds new octokitten friends to jump on board and lend a hand to successfully launch the rocket of their dreams into The Universe. CREDITS: DIRECTED BY Tony Jaramillo João […]