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How to Create Engaging Interactive Learning Materials with Cartoon Animator

By Zez Vaz | Thursday, September 14, 2023 at 9:31am

Zez Vaz, founder of Toma Creators Studio, shares how to use the dynamic content pack ‘Make Me Actor’ and ‘Instructional Tools’ to transform objects and images into speaking actors for use in talk shows, e-learning animations, and teaching resources. 

Awards Headline News

‘Miserable Miracle,’ ‘When Adam Changes’ Top OIAF 2023 Winners

By Dan Sarto | Sunday, September 24, 2023 at 10:11am

Ryo Orikasa takes home the Grand Prize for short animation, while Joël Vaudreuil takes home the Grand Prize for feature animation, at the 47th annual Ottawa International Animation Festival.

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Manchester Animation Festival Reveals 2023 Poster and Sting

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at 2:07pm

Returning for its 9th year, the U.K.’s largest animation festival will offer audiences a unique engagement with some of the world’s best animated content; event runs November 12-17 in-person, 18-30 online.

The Biggest Gaming Deal Ever Headline News

Is the CMA Set to Approve Microsoft’s Acquisition of Activision Blizzard?

The U.K. authority acknowledged that the restructured deal ‘makes important changes that substantially address concerns,’ in a statement last Friday, and will announce a final decision by October 6.

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‘Hellboy Artists Collection: Richard Corben’ First Look Revealed

The Dark Horse Comics collection, an oversized deluxe format hardcover containing over 300 pages of essential ‘Hellboy’ stories, celebrates the legacy of the iconic horror artist; goes on sale in 2024.

WUBBA LUBBA DUB-DUB! Headline News

Adult Swim Drops ‘Rick and Morty’ Season 7 Trailer

The dysfunctional duo is back sounding more like themselves than ever, and the possibilities are endless; discover what’s up with EVIL summer, Rick’s spaghetti, and more when the new season premieres October 15.

It’s Anime-zing Headline News

Adult Swim Drops Trailer for Toonami Original Series ‘FLCL: Shoegaze’

The fifth season begins where the third season left off, following two teenagers as they plot to destroy the Tsuganei tower; premieres September 30.

Let’s Get Freaky Headline News

Remaining Season 2 Episodes of ‘The Freak Brothers’ Now Streaming on Tubi

The Freaks’ Mary Jane-fueled misadventures take them from their high school reunion to matching wits with Mark Zuckerberg, settling old scores with Mitch McConnell, and battling Seth Rogen in a Pot Brownie Bake-Off contest in the final half of the second season. 

Video Games Are Next Headline News

SAG-AFTRA Authorizes Strike Against Major Video Game Companies

The union can now use the threat of a strike as a bargaining chip to increase wages and protect against AI when talks resume September 26 with companies such as Electronic Arts and Activision.

An End in Sight Headline News

WGA, AMPTP Set to End Strike with Historic Contract Agreement

After 146 days on strike and five consecutive days of negotiations, both parties have tentatively agreed on a new three-year contract, with guild leaders expected to vote on the final pact and strike lift on Tuesday.

Can’t Get Too Much Seth MacFarlane! Headline News

TBS Shares Exclusive ‘American Dad!: Productive Panic’ Clip

By Dan Sarto | Monday, September 25, 2023 at 9:12am

In the all-new episode airing Monday, September 25, Francine becomes an overnight sensation when a famous art dealer discovers her homemade pottery. 

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Cartoon Animator Unveils Game-Changing 5.2 Updates

By Dan Sarto | Monday, September 25, 2023 at 7:17am

Reallusion’s latest release automates 2D production with cursor-led movement, integrating an intuitive interface and seamless keyframe editing to generate animations in mere seconds.

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PBS KIDS Announces New Series ‘Super Why’s Comic Book Adventures’

The collection of animated musical shorts inspired by the original ‘Super Why!’ series aims to help grow the literacy skills of young readers; show premieres October 18.

Who let the Dogs Out? Headline News

MPC’s VFX Goes to the Dogs in ‘Strays’

Leading creative studio delivers 720 shots for Universal’s comedy adventure, starring Jamie Foxx and Will Ferrel, about an abandoned dog who forms a gang of misfit ‘strays’ dogs; CG magic used to create a fully digital eagle and replace dogs’ muzzles and heads.

The End of an Era Headline News

Studio Ghibli Sells Controlling Stake to Nippon Television

After almost three decades of partnership, the famed studio will become a subsidiary of the Japanese broadcaster in a move that should solve the issue of succession after Hayao Miyazaki’s son Goro declined to take over.

Technology Advancing Art Headline News

Epic Games Shares ‘Blue Dot’ Short Production Effort

Look behind-the-scenes of how the Serbia-based 3Lateral team harnessed MetaHuman Animator to make the high-fidelity cinematic short.

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Podcast EP 225: Caroline Foley on How to Actually Sell an Original Animated Show Idea

The animator, writer, story editor, set designer and founder of Tiny Lion animation studio shares how to polish your pitch, connect with studios to deliver it – and what it’s like when you succeed.

Heavy Metal for Kids and Families Headline News

Lil Thrasher Universe Drops ‘No Weenies Allowed!’

Created by Jesse Korman, Jimmy Lazer and Richard Nardo, the cartoon universe filled with heavy metal monsters, mutants, and misfits gets its first animated short about DJJ, the youngest son of the Grim Reaper, as he attempts to start a band for all the wrong reasons.

Let’s go to CAMP Headline News

CAMP and BBC Studios Bring ‘Bluey’ Immersive Experience to the U.S.

Fans can step inside Bluey's House at Bluey x CAMP, the first immersive adventure in the U.S. featuring games, animation, and exclusive merchandise based on the Emmy Award-winning kids’ series, opening November 6th in Los Angeles.

Business Headline News

Digital Domain and PRG Announce Co-Branded Partnership

The entertainment leaders are teaming up to provide an all-in-one solution for high-end visual effects, holograms, virtual production, and content creation services.

Monitor of the Future Headline News

IQH3D Announces Groundbreaking Glasses-Free 3D Monitor

The 4k lenticular screen is specifically designed for gaming, Metaverse 3D modeling, design platforms, and film and special effects animation with AI-driven optical eye-tracking capabilities and an embedded dedicated FPGA board for better 3D image quality and faster visual response.

Kick Some Brass Headline News

Live-Action ‘Knuckle Girl’ Webtoon Adaptation Coming to Prime Video

The new film, directed by Chang (‘The Target’), stars Japanese actress Miyoshi Iyaka as Ran, a boxer who must break into the underworld to save her sister; debuts on streamer November 2.

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