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Wacky Mayhem is Back in ‘Despicable Me 4’

Director Chris Renaud talks about Illumination’s latest entry in the biggest global animated franchise in history – and its storied brand of silly cartoon fun – as the first ‘Despicable Me’ film in 7 years hits theaters today, July 3.

The Mill Headline News

Layered Reality Partners with The Mill for ‘Elvis Evolution’

Technicolor Group-owned VFX house The Mill will use AI technology to create what’s being billed as ‘the most realistic and authentic version of Elvis’ alongside Layered Reality’s newly expanded in-house creative team.

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Prime Video Announces Lineup for 2024 San Diego Comic-Con

Panels include “Adapting Fan Favorites: A Conversation with Prime Video’s Adult Animation Creators,” featuring the creators behind ‘Invincible,’ ‘Hazbin Hotel,’ ‘The Legend of Vox Machina’ and ‘Sausage Party: Foodtopia.’

The Future is Now Headline News

Cast Announced for ‘Blade Runner 2099’ Series

Prime Video’s new installment of the beloved sci-fi franchise, set 50 years after the events of ‘Blade Runner 2049,’ stars Dimitri Abold and Lewis Gribben as series regulars alongside Katelyn Rose Downey, Daniel Rigby, Johnny Harris, Amy Lennox, Sheila Atim, and Matthew Needham in recurring roles.

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‘Beyblade X’ Animated Series to Premiere Outside Asia

The series, previously only released in Asia, will premiere in the U.S. July 13 on Disney XD, and will stream on Hulu in the U.S. and Disney+ internationally, with batches of multi-language episodes slated for later this year.

Business Headline News

Digital Domain, Plaza Premium Team on AI-Powered Hospitality Services

The joint venture, setup as a separate business, aims to redefine the global hospitality and airport services landscape with digital human technology and AI; the virtual assistant has made its global debut at the Plaza Premium Lounge at Taoyuan International Airport.

The Cap is Back Headline News

Marvel Drops ‘Captain America: Brave New World’ Teaser Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 12, 2024 at 7:31am

Anthony Mackie returns to ‘wield the shield’ as Cap himself, landing in the middle of an international incident – of course – and a nefarious global plot, hitting theaters February 14, 2025.

virtual production Headline News

Impossible Objects Announces New Culver City Facility for Virtual Production

World-building lab and creative studio’s new facility features a 30-foot-wide by 10-foot-high LED wall built with AOTO 2.3mm pixel pitch panels and Brompton SX40 Tessera processors.

Motion Graphics Headline News

Duolingo Doubles Bolsters Design and Animation with Acquisition of Hobbes

Detroit-based animation and motion design studio gives mobile learning platform world-class motion design capabilities.

Adult Swim Headline News

Adult Swim Sets Premiere Date, Drops New Trailer for ‘Rick And Morty: The Anime’

English-language version of the 10-episode anime series premieres August 15 at midnight and will be available the next day to stream on Max and for purchase on digital platforms.

Hypothetically Speaking Headline News

Will Marvel Studios’ ‘What If…?’ End After Season 3?

Brad Winderbaum, Head of Streaming, Television and Animation, seemingly confirmed in a recent interview on the ‘Official Marvel Podcast’ that the series will end after its third season, as the ‘completion of a trilogy.’

Different Day Different Doomsday Headline News

Netflix Shares ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Season 4 Official Trailer

Stripped of their powers, the Hargreeves siblings must fend for themselves… in the fourth and final season, members of the Umbrella Academy must come together one last time, risking the shaky peace they’ve secured… to finally set things right; streaming August 8.

We Want More Rorschach Headline News

Redband Trailer Drops for ‘Watchmen Chapter 1’ Animated Feature

DC’s adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ graphic novel debuts August 13 for digital purchase, and August 27 on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray.

People Headline News

Method Studios Announces New Hires in New York and Los Angeles

Trio of strategic talent acquisitions — Robert Mulligan, Blake Rice and Josh Hamilton — bolsters the company’s creative leadership across key studios.

2D Headline News

Elmo Gets a 2D Minimalist Makeover for YouTube

Racking up more than two million views and counting, Boston studio Hero4Hire Creative gives the iconic character a makeover for the “Sesame Street Animated Songs” series.

Love Those Reindeer Antics Headline News

Proof Shares ‘Dashing Through the Snow’ Postvis Reel

Leading visualization studio helps create balance between magical wonder, grounded, convincing behaviors, and funny antics for Disney’s holiday adventure film, contributing to several sequences including the final reindeer battle.

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May Day! Getting Laid Off or Fired Sucks… But Change Can Be for the Better

Creative Career Coach Pamela Kleibrink Thompson shares how though our industry is suffering through tumultuous, post pandemic times… if you’re out of work, use the time to recharge, reconnect, refocus… even transform.

Keep it Short! Headline News

69 Shorts to Compete at OIAF 2024

Out of 2,308 entries from 93 countries, shorts in competition were selected in the Commissioned, Narrative, Non-Narrative, Student and Canadian Student categories; the festival runs September 25-29 in Ottawa.

25 Years of SpongeBob SquarePants! Headline News

Nick Shares Big Comic-Con Plans for 25 Years of ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’

The iconic series celebrates a quarter century of Bikini Bottom hijinks with a larger-than-life tribute, panels, daily booth activities and outdoor activations; the San Diego event runs July 25-28.

Dept. of Had to Happen Headline News

AI-Generated Animated Feature ‘DreadClub: Vampire's Verdict’ Streams in July

From indie creator Hooroo Jackson and made for $405, the film follows a college scandal and a vampire on trial, premieres this July on major streaming platforms.

It’s Anime-zing! Headline News

Crunchyroll Reveals Summer 2024 Anime Calendar

Newly added titles include ‘The Magical Girl and the Evil Lieutenant Used to Be Archenemies,’ ‘Theatre of Darkness: Yamishibai 13’ and ‘True Beauty;’ popular series continue with new episodes dropping weekly.

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