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‘Cops and Robbers’: Contrasting Childhood Play with Racial Hatred

Premiering today on Netflix, Timothy Ware-Hill and Arnon Manor’s powerful new spoken-word animated short harkens back to simpler days when hands up was for blocking shots on the court, not in the streets.

Careful What You Wish For Headline News

‘Wish Dragon’ Opens with $7.15 Million at China Box Office

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 22, 2021 at 2:49pm

The Sony Pictures Animation animated adventure, set to premiere later this year on Netflix, is Chinese studio Base Animation’s first original feature; movie tells the story of a working-class student and a cynical dragon in pursuit of a long-lost friend.

Animated TV Series Headline News

‘Beyblade Burst Surge’ Season 5 Premieres February 20 on Disney XD

New episodes include new characters as well as fan favorites; season’s opening theme song ‘We Got the Spin’ now on the series official YouTube channel.

People Headline News

Augenblick Studios Appoints Carrie Miller COO

Industry veteran brings expertise in digital production and original IP development; will be tasked with advancing the studio’s vision and distinct approach to animation.

Santa GOT My Letter! Headline News

New ‘GOT’ Project ‘Tales of Dunk and Egg’ in Development at HBO

The series will chronicle a sequence of novellas set about 90 years before the events of Game of Thrones, and will follow the exploits of Ser Duncan the Tall (Dunk) and a young Aegon V Targaryen (Egg).

Life finds a way Headline News

‘Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous’ Season 2 Now Streaming on Netflix

All-new episodes of the hit DreamWorks Animation adventure series find the kids forced deep into the jungle when T.Rex takes over Main Street; watch some teaser clips from the new season.

Virtual Events Headline News

Toei’s ‘World Trigger’ Global Livestream Watch Party January 30

Studio invites fans to join a special online event celebrating the popular sci-fi series featuring video and messages from the Japanese cast, screenings of episodes 1 & 2 of the new season, and post-episode discussions and giveaways.

People Headline News

The Visual Effects Society Announces 2021 Board of Directors’ Officers

Lisa Cooke was named board chair and is the first woman elected to lead the organization; other officers include Emma Clifton Perry, David Tanka, Jeffrey Okun, and Gavin Graham.

Animation Festivals Headline News

Rémi Chayé’s ‘Calamity Jane’ Kicks Off FIAF’s 2021 Animation First Festival

February 5 opening night will feature the Annecy Crystal winning film’s US premiere; the festival will also feature two recently announced special programs highlighting animation from Africa.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Jiang Ziya’ Coming to Digital, Blu-ray and DVD February 9

The action-packed second chapter in the Fengshen Cinematic Universe follows a celestial army commander trying to earn his place amongst the gods.

VFX breakdowns Headline News

VFX Legion Brings on the Nightmares in Amazon Prime’s ‘Black Box’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 11:18am

Studio delivers over 200 shots on the latest entry in the ‘Welcome to the Blumhouse’ psychological thriller film anthology; dark story centers on an amnesiac desperate to regain his memory.

People Headline News

Millimages Names Marina Narishkin Director General

New appointment will spearhead strategic studio transformation through diversification, development of new IP for TV and film, and creation of new global licensing network.

Machines Rule! Headline News

Netflix Buys Lord and Miller’s ‘The Mitchells vs. The Machines’ from Sony Pictures Animation

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 9:11am

Previously titled ‘Connected’ and slated for an October 23, 2020 theatrical release before being unset, the animated comedy from the Oscar-winning ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ producers will be released later in 2021.

animation essays Blogs

Call For Submissions: The Animattikon Project organizes the journal “Animation in Times of Plague”.

The Animattikon Project, the international animation festival of Paphos, Cyprus, produced annually since 2017 by Kimonos Art Center, is organizing the edition of a collection of articles on the subject of “Animation in Times of Plague”.

Virtual Events Headline News

Next VIEW Conference PreVIEW - Baobab Studios at 5: Innovations in Animated Storytelling

Join the January 30 free online conversation with Baobab Studios founders and creative leads when they discuss insights and challenges of the studio’s first five years; team will also discuss ‘Baba Yaga,’ a VR exploration of the Eastern European legend.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP94: How Henry Bonsu Successfully Pitched ‘Lazor Wulf’ To Adult Swim

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 11:19am

The series creator discusses his show’s rollercoaster journey from humble webcomic to fan favorite and Season 2 renewal.

Business Headline News

Pink Parrot Media and Sky bring ‘Snowsnaps’ to the UK

The popular preschool animated comedy-adventure series is a spinoff of the animated movie ‘Snowtime;’ the show encourages kids to use their imaginations to create their own games of make-believe in the outdoor world.

Redo! Headline News

James Gunn Reveals ‘Suicide Squad’ is Almost Finished

After David Ayer’s lackluster 2016 effort,’ the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ director has taken it upon himself to reboot the franchise, which will get a trailer ‘in due time.’

comic books Headline News

DC UNIVERSE INFINITE Launches January 21

The premium digital comic book service will feature over 25,000 comic books and graphic novels with new content being continuously added; fans will have access to DC fan events to connect with other DC enthusiasts.

cloud Computing Headline News

Teradici Software Support for macOS Coming Mid-2021

High performance technology will include remote access to Cloud Access Software for Macs with PCoIP Ultra performance.

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