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New Graphic Novel Presents Dino-Infused Take on Legend of Atlantis

By Dan Sarto | Monday, September 12, 2022 at 7:38am

For Bureau of Magic president Mark Warshaw, his studio’s ‘Five Nations: The Age of Atlantis’ graphic novel, animated TV series and Web3 project brings to life the legendary sunken city he’s been dreaming about since age 7.

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Native American Animation Lab now Accepting Applications

The intensive annual workshopping event, offering one-on-one mentoring and group development sessions, heads online December 5-9; early entry deadline is October 3.

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‘Scanners’ TV Series Adaptation in Development at HBO

Based on David Cronenberg’s infamous body horror film, the show will follow two women who must learn to work together to topple a vast conspiracy determined to bring them to heel.

Boo! Headline News

30+ Spooky Days of Animation Coming to Disney TV

Halloween-themed programs planned across Disney’s television platforms include special episodes of fan-favorite animated series ‘Hamster & Gretel’ and ‘PJ Masks,’ plus classic animated features ‘Tim Burton's The Corpse Bride’ and ‘Hotel Transylvania 1, 2 and 3.’

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NVIDIA ‘GET3D’ AI Model to Populate Virtual Worlds Revealed

Capping its GTC announcements, the tech giant unveils new model that using only 2D images, generates 3D shapes - with high-fidelity textures and complex geometric details - to easily populate virtual worlds with a diverse array of 3D buildings, vehicles, and characters, in the most popular software app formats.

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Exclusive Clip: ‘The Great North - A Knife to Remember Adventure’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 23, 2022 at 6:36am

In the Season 3 premiere airing this Sunday on FOX, Honeybee and Wolf discover an outback-themed restaurant they can’t stop going to, while Beef confronts his fear of small talk.

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DreamWorks and Sony Pictures Animation Executive Jennifer Kuo Baxter Dies at 62

The prolific lawyer, who specialized in special effects and animation, was closely involved in such projects as ‘Stuart Little,’ ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,’ ‘Trolls,’ and ‘Starship Troopers.’

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2022 Student Academy Award Winners Announced

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 4:58pm

‘Laika & Nemo,’ ‘An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It,’ and ‘The Seine’s Tears’ win honors in animation; all winning films now eligible for 2022 Oscars.

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Henry Selick’s ‘Wendell & Wild’ to Open Animation is Film Festival

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 10:20am

AIF reveals its 2022 event lineup of world premieres, features in competition, special screenings, and panels; fest to run October 21-23 and 29 in-person in Hollywood.

Focusing on the Business of Animation Headline News

Cartoon Forum 2022 Spotlights Animation from Spain

The 33rd edition of the TV pitching and co-production conference, running through September 22 in Toulouse, celebrates Spanish animation’s exceptional growth and international success

Giddyup! Headline News

‘Star Stable: Mistfall’ Animated YouTube Show Coming to TV

The new series draws from the world of ‘Star Stable Online,’ an equestrian-based game, and follows 14-year-old Skye Rowan, her fire horse Blaze, and other forest rangers on the island of Jorvik.

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‘Mork & Mindy’ Producer Brian Levant’s ‘My Life and Toys’ Now Available

A consummate collection of memorabilia photographed by Joe Pellegrini appears alongside the musings of the TV/Film industry veteran, who reflects on pop culture’s influence in the U.S. dating back to World War II; readers get a chance, and an excuse, to reminisce while taking a walk down memory lane. 

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Call For Entries: Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2023

Submissions for Short and Feature animated films are now being accepted for the 10th edition of TAAF running March 10-13, 2023, in Ikebukuro Tokyo.

Technology Headline News

New GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUs Announced

NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang’s GTC 2022 keynote reveals numerous performance upgrades for NVIDIA Studio users, including work with Unity and Unreal Engine 5, centered on the company’s new GPU series powered by NVIDIA Ada Lovelace architecture.

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Apple TV+ Drops ‘Wolfboy and the Everything Factory’ Season 2 Trailer

The streamer promises more whimsy with the wild, weird, and wonderfully epic adventures of Wolfboy, an imaginative oddball who discovers a strange realm at the center of the earth; the 2D animated series returns this month with all new episodes.

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‘Rabbert’ Creator Launches Smallstep Animation Studio

Finnish animator Robert Hanses and French animation art director Remy Chanfreau have teamed up to write and produce engaging original animated content for high-profile companies’ social media platforms.

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Disney Shares ‘Strange World’ Trailer

Helmed by Oscar-winning director Don Hall, the studio’s new original animated feature transports viewers to uncharted, treacherous lands alongside three generations of the Clades, a legendary family of explorers; coming to U.S. theaters in November.

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Studio Ghibli’s ‘Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered’ Now on Xbox Game Pass

The game’s classic tale follows the young boy Oliver who ventures into a magical world, featuring breathtaking cut scenes and a beautiful score by long-time Studio Ghibli composer Joe Hisaishi.

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Jetpack Scores Global Rights to ‘Viking Skool’ and ‘Once Upon a Time…Objects’

Kids content distributor ramps up acquisitions with new 2D animated kids’ series from Paris-based animation studio, Samka; other recent additions to their content collection include the BAFTA Award-winning stop-motion series ‘Clangers’ in 2021 and ‘Alice’s Diary’ earlier this year.

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Animated Holiday Special ‘Reindeer in Here’ Coming to CBS

The one-hour show, based on Adam Reed’s best selling children’s book of the same name, was also created and executive produced by the ‘Archer’ producer, and premieres on CBS this November 29.

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‘Batman: The Long Halloween’ Arrives in 4K with an Extended R-Rated Edition

Warner Bros. Animation and DC’s animated thriller is now available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, on Blu-ray+Digital, Blu-ray (in Canada), and Digital; bonus featurette, ‘Batman: The Long Halloween – The Evolution of Evil,’ takes a psychological dive into commonalities of the film’s heroes and villains.

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NVIDIA Announces Next Gen OVX Computing Systems for 3D Virtual World Building

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 10:10am

New technology provides the graphics and simulation foundation for building and operating metaverse applications, including immersive digital twin simulations, in NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise.

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NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang Reveals Slew of Omniverse Feature Releases and Updates

Omniverse's expansive new features, revealed at this morning’s GTC keynote, include Omniverse Cloud managed services, Omniverse Kit connected tools and microservices, and Omniverse Exchange, a publishing portal for industry and purpose-built third-party solutions; the online conference runs through September 22.

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