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The Friday Round-Up (from Angry Birds to a Zynga Animation Company)

Claude Harrington 05.20.2016

If for some reason your alarm failed to go off on Monday morning, and you accidentally slept through this entire week, then here’s a round-up of some things you might have missed:


Monday: 7 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Animation Provider

Tuesday: Interviews with Animators: Hanna Cho (Animated Short)

Wednesday: PICK OF THE WEEK: Flattr Plus (Animated Teaser)

Thursday: The Best of Virtual Reality Animated Videos

ICYMI: 6 Tips to Help Tighten Your Explainer Video

ICYMI: 10 Incredible Digital Marketing Stats from the Past Month


FROM THE VAULT: You Need an Explainer Video and Don’t Even Know it [A Quiz]

“Here’s Our Elevator Pitch for animated video: Find what makes your product unique – the hook that sells – and explain that to your clients in a short animated video that converts.

So much of what we see today – like this 3D printer that prints actual make-up – is exceedingly complex, and requires knowledge of how it works to understand its value.

Many of our clients make technical products – like banking software or analytical tools – and some of it is mind-boggling complicated. As an animation company, we aim to bridge the comprehension gap between your product and your customer.”


Animation News:

Angry Birds Comes for Captain America (via Entertainment Weekly)

Sony Pictures Classics Acquires U.S. Rights To The Red Turtle (via Cartoon Brew)

DreamWorks Animation Veterans Create Startup with $3 Million Funding (via VentureBeat)



The Business of Too Much TV (via Vulture)

The Man Who Put Marvel in the Black (via The Undefeated)

Meet Justin Lin, the Most Important Blockbuster Director You’ve Never Heard Of (via WIRED)



The Cyberattack that Changed the World (via Daily Dot)

Google is Building It’s Own Consumer Android Phone (via The Verge)

Zuckerberg’s GOP Meeting Shows a Master Politician in the Making (via WIRED)



Inside National Geographic‘s Murdoch Makeover (via Bloomberg)

Hail to the Computer (via Popular Mechanics)

Former Zynga VP Starts an Animation VR Company (via ValueWalk)

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