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Madeline Sharafian ‘Digs’ Her 2D World in Pixar’s ‘Burrow’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 24, 2020 at 7:56am

The studio’s new SparkShorts film director forgoes 3D/CG, choosing instead a charming, hand-drawn, classic children’s book design to tell a young rabbit’s story of learning it’s OK to ask others for help.

Anime Headline News

Fan Voting Opens for Fifth Annual Crunchyroll Anime Awards

With nominations announced, fans can now vote on all their favorites - every day in every category - through January 22; winners to be revealed on February 19.

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Tickets on Sale for Studio Ghibli’s ‘Earwig and The Witch’ in U.S. Theaters February 3

Fathom Event screenings will feature special interviews with director Goro Miyazaki and producer Toshio Suzuki; studio’s first entirely 3D/CG animated film also begins streaming February 5 on HBO Max.

Cutting Edge VFX Headline News

WATCH: ‘Stick Figure War’ Showcases Blackmagic Cameras and Unreal Engine

SoKrispyMedia’s hilarious and slickly produced ‘Stick Figure Battle’ sequel skillfully displays their innovative and cost-effective use of virtual production, 3D tools, CGI, and real-time rendering.

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Cartoon Network’s ‘Drawn to Change’ Premieres January 16

Martin Luther King Jr. Day episode features King’s granddaughter discussing her goals to continue her grandfather’s legacy; new monthly vignettes featuring inspirational stories from real-life kids to be released throughout the year.

What the Hell? Headline News

‘Devil May Care’ Premieres on SYFY’s TZGZ February 6

Even Hell needs a social media manager; new animated series features a millennial whose Earthly job lands him the task of creating online ‘buzz’ for the devil.

People Headline News

Adobe Names Pixar Veteran Guido Quaroni Senior Director of Engineering on 3D & Immersive Team

Tech giant taps animation industry veteran to drive innovation across 3D and immersive tools; ‘Substance & 3D News’ livestream to offer glimpse of upcoming releases on Tuesday, January 28.

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John Agbaje Joins Bad Robot as Senior VP, Animation

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 4:54pm

Former FX executive, who helped launch network’s ‘Cake’ animation and live-action anthology series, will oversee animated feature and short film slate for J. J. Abrams' production company, including Dr. Seuss’ ‘Oh, the Places You’ll Go!’

Business Headline News

Post-Production Shake-Up: Streamland Media to Acquire Technicolor Post

Acquisition will expand global talent base throughout company’s diverse global business units; deal will bolster its service offerings in regions including U.S., Canada, Europe and the U.K.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Scooby-Doo! and Guess Who?: The Complete First Season’ Available On DVD January 19

Scooby-Doo and the gang teams up with celebrities and pop culture icons to solve some of their toughest mysteries yet; special appearances include NBA superstar Chris Paul, recording artist Halsey, George Takei, Christian Slater, and Kenan Thompson.

Wear a Mask! Headline News

UK Screen Alliance Issues Post-Production and VFX Pandemic Safety Updates

Organization strengthens recommendations based on new government regulations issued in response to the more infectious coronavirus strain recently discovered in the UK.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Rick and Morty: Seasons 1-4’ Boxed Set Coming March2

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release all 41 episodes of Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon’s hit Emmy Award-winning animated adult comedy on Blu-ray and DVD; special features include featurettes, ‘Inside the Episode’ segments, animatic sketches and more.

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Cinesite Adds VFX Supervisor Artemis Oikonomopoulou

The 20-year industry veteran comes full circle as she returns to the studio where she began her career armed with an impressive list of film credits.

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‘Octonauts’ Family Entertainment Experience Opens in China

Silvergate Media and Merlin Entertainment launch themed attraction at Changfeng Ocean World in Shanghai; ‘Octonauts: Above & Beyond’ spin-off series coming in fall of 2021.

Animated TV Series Headline News

Nickelodeon and iQIYI’s ‘Deer Squad’ Premieres January 25 in the U.S.

New CG-animated series, a collaboration between the leading Chinese entertainment service and VIS Kids, marks Nick’s first time partnering on a Chinese original from the concept phase.

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