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No Time to Chill: Sony Imageworks Cranks It Up for ‘Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire’

VFX Supervisor Jason Greenblum talks the singular challenges and dedicated craftsmanship involved in the creation of the visual effects for the latest iteration of the beloved Sony franchise.

Animation Festivals Headline News

Hiroshima Animation Season 2024 Selections Revealed

The 2nd edition of the festival unveiled its competition lineup, with 78 films selected from 2,634 entries from 97 countries and regions; the Oscar qualifying event takes place August 14-18 in Hiroshima.

Ghost with the Most Headline News

Me Say Day-O – New ‘Beetlejuice Beetlejuice’ Trailer and Posters Drop

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 3:00pm

The iconic trickster returns to terrorize the mortal realm, as Tim Burton and Michael Keaton team up once more in the highly-awaited ‘Beetlejuice’ sequel that finds 3 generations of the Deetz family unexpectedly reunited with the mischievous demon and his particular type of mayhem.

Business Headline News

Alkemy X Launches New Independent Film Services Division

The Philadelphia-based production company expands its focused support of independent feature film production; new effort to be led by Andrew Greenblatt, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Philadelphia Film Society.

What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Headline News

Blind Pig Shares ‘Ashley Madison: Sex, Lies & Scandal’ Animated Sequences

The London-based studio and Minnow Films created the title sequence and montage graphics for Netflix’s new 3-part documentary about an online dating site gone wrong, causing worldwide chaos and divorce.

It’s Anime-zing! Headline News

‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba In Concert’ to Debut This Fall

Check out the trailer for the groundbreaking concert series, based on one of the most popular anime and Japanese manga franchises, debuting this Fall in San Francisco and New York City, featuring an 18-piece live band playing while scenes are projected onto a full-size cinema screen.

You’re the Apple of My Armature Headline News

Thatchers Cider and Aardman Team for New Campaign

The two companies once again join forces for the next chapter of their pint-sized perfection advertising campaign, which will run across the FA Cup Final and UEFA Euro 2024 tournament as well as the women’s Euro 2025 qualifiers.

Education and Training Headline News

Disguise and MARS Volume Launch Virtual Production Training Course

The Accelerator course will allow trainees in London to shoot a film on an 8,000 square-foot LED stage with the same MARS LED volume used on ‘3 Body Problem,’ ‘Culprits,’ ‘Gangs of London,’ and other projects.  

Dang that Guy Can Draw! Headline News

Sony Drops ‘Harold and the Purple Crayon’ Trailer #2

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 12:32pm

His crayon is made of pure imagination… which shouldn’t fall into the wrong hands… based on the classic children’s book by Crockett Johnson and starring Zachary Levi, the live-action / animated hybrid features a grown-up Harold, filled with wonder about everything, who doesn’t quite think things through; coming to theaters in August.

Marvel Meets XR Headline News

Marvel and ILM Drop ‘What If…? – An Immersive Story’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 10:26am

The first-ever interactive Disney+ Original Story, from the world of the animated series ‘What If…?’ will be released May 30 exclusively as a free app on Apple Vision Pro.

Here Comes the Slime Headline News

SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star to Host Nick’s Kids' Choice Awards 2024

Appearing live from Bikini Bottom, the duo will kick off the 25th anniversary celebration of the ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ series on the upcoming July 13 broadcast as the first ever animated characters to host a full-length awards show.

We Want More Peppa! Headline News

‘Peppa Pig's Play-A-Long Podcast’ to Stream Exclusively on Audible

With six episodes releasing July 11, the podcast will bring Peppa to the world of audio-first entertainment and encourages families with their preschoolers to embrace life’s adventures. 

Wicked Good New Tech Headline News

Fuzzy Door Tech Launches ViewScreen Scout Public Beta

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 4:29pm

The free iPhone app, a single-user version of the company’s ViewScreen Scout Pro production visualization tool, let’s individuals scout a scene or shot, envisioning how digital assets will blend into real-world environments before live-action shooting begins.

Business Headline News

Autodesk Acquires Wonder Dynamics

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 2:47pm

The acquisition brings Wonder Studio, a cloud-based 3D animation and VFX solution that uses AI to help streamline 3D character workflows, into Flow, the tech leader’s M&E cloud on Autodesk’s Design and Make platform.

Is There Hope for Humanity? Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Sweet Tooth’ Season 3 Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 1:26pm

The final season of the post-apocalyptic fairytale, based on Jeff Lemire’s groundbreaking DC comic, promises viewers a thrilling climax that will determine the fate of humanity; new episodes premiere globally June 6.

Business Headline News

Filmax Secures Sales Rights to Spanish Animated Film ‘The Treasure of Barracuda’

Based on the adventure novel by Llanos Camps, the movie follows a young girl who disguises herself as a boy to join a band of pirates before becoming an invaluable asset when they discover she can read.

It’s Anime-zing! Headline News

‘Dead Dead Demons Dededede Destruction’ Series to Launch on Crunchyroll

Already adapted as a two-part feature film that released in Japan, the anime will premiere worldwide on the platform later this week.

Business Headline News

Platige Image Opens Canary Islands Studio

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 20, 2024 at 3:48pm

Leading VFX and post-production studio joins more than a dozen production companies that have opened facilities in Las Palmas, taking advantage of local film production incentives.

No Do-overs This Time Headline News

Official Clip, Key Art, Images Drop for ‘Mulligan: Part 2’

The adult animated comedy series from ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ creator Robert Carlock and Sam Means returns for a second season May 24 on Netflix. 

People Headline News

Cartoon Network and Max Reveal All-Nigerian ‘Iyanu’ Cast

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 20, 2024 at 11:28am

Lion Forge Entertainment’s adaptation of Dark Horse Comics / YouNeek Studios’ popular graphic novel series ‘Iyanu: Child of Wonder,’ by award-winning Nigerian creator and producer Roye Okupe, is slated for a 2025 release.

It’s Anime-zing! Headline News

First Look Photos, Release Date Revealed for Netflix’s ‘Terminator Zero’

The anime series installment in the popular sci-fi franchise, produced by Skydance Animation and Production IG Studios, streams August 29.