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VFX is Happening in Quebec Headline News

1st Edition of CAFÉ Coming to Montreal June 7-8

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 20, 2022 at 3:12pm

The 2-day inaugural event for VFX and animation professionals will feature panels, discussions and presentations of the latest technology; tickets are now on sale.

Happy Father’s Day Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘The Great North - Papa Don't Fiend Adventure’

In the Season 2 finale airing this Sunday on Fox, the Tobins spend Father’s Day weekend at an RV park and uncover the identity of the Fiend of Family Land; meanwhile Moon meets a skunk and Judy finds a new love.

Rescue Rangers Return! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers’ Takes a Loving Jab at Reboot Culture

Writers Doug Mand and Dan Gregor never thought their offbeat comedy mystery 'comeback' film would get made, but when Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg, and John Mulaney came aboard, the 2D/CG/live-action hybrid film suddenly didn’t seem so crazy.

We’re Just Work Friends Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘Duncanville – Plumbdog Millionaire’

In the show’s May 22 episode, Jack and Duncan make a local plumbing commercial in hopes of increasing their wealth and status, and most importantly to impress Annie and Mia; but newfound fame goes to their head.

Show Us Your Work! Headline News

Call for Submissions: SIGGRAPH Asia 2022 Computer Animation Festival

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 20, 2022 at 7:08am

Entries now being accepted in multiple categories, including shorts, visualizations, VFX sequences, game cinematics, and real-time pieces; deadline to enter is July 31, 2022.

Business Headline News

Crunchyroll Reveals ‘Chainsaw Man’ Trailer and Images

The streamer nabs rights to anime adaptation of Tatsuki Fujimoto’s popular manga of the same name; the animated series will simulcast from Japan, subtitled, and dubbed, and release in 200+ countries later this year.

Fighting for Climate Change One Animation at a Time! ANIMATIONWorld

The Climate Ad Project Fights for Change with Tongue-in-Cheek Animation

Longtime social activist Harold Moss has teamed his studio, FlickerLab, with NASA climate expert Peter Kalmus and a group of volunteer artists and scientists to create funny, meaningful 2D animated shorts addressing issues like Amazon deforestation, fossil fuel pollution, and rising ocean temperatures.

Business Headline News

Netflix Axes More Animated Projects Amid Company Layoffs

The streamer has cancelled its plans to produce Ava DuVernay’s ‘Wings of Fire,’ as well as two children’s titles based on the works of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, while also laying off 150 staff primarily in its U.S. operations.

More Rick and Morty Anime Headline News

Adult Swim Greenlights ‘Rick and Morty: The Anime’ and ‘Ninja Kamui’

The hugely popular show gets its own series following the success of anime shorts ‘Rick and Morty vs. Genocider’ and ‘Summer Meets God (Rick Meets Evil);’ both series will premiere on Adult Swim and HBO Max.

Animation Festivals Headline News

Hiroshima Festival 2022 Reveals Selections in Competition

Out of 2,149 entries 54 films have been selected to participate in this year’s event running August 17-21; animated short and feature films will compete in either the ‘Pan-Pacific and Asia Competition’ or the ‘World Competition.’

Education Headline News

Applications Now Open: YAY UK 3Dami Summer Studio

2022 Summer slate of animation activities for teens includes a 10-day program in 3D-asset and animation creation – deadline to apply is July 11; YAY UK Competition and Studio Challenges accepting submissions through September 5.

virtual production Headline News

Impossible Objects Corrals NVIDIA RTX and Unreal Engine on ‘Diablo Immortal’ Cinematic

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 12:10pm

Harnessing enhanced virtual production workflows based on real-time rendering, the studio blends live-action and VFX in an epic battle set on the surface of a Google Pixel phone in a live actor’s living room.

We’re Heading to Turin in October! Headline News

View Conference 2022 Now Open for Early Bird Registration

Italy’s premiere event runs in-person October 16-21 in Torino, Italy with a complete program of talks, presentations, workshops, and masterclasses available to livestream worldwide; entries for the VIEW Award contest are being accepted now through September 15.

Business Headline News

Apple TV+ Orders ‘Eva the Owlet’

Based on the popular ‘Owl Diaries’ kids’ book series by Rebecca Elliott, and part of the Apple TV+ kids’ changemakers initiative, the show is infused with lessons encouraging kids to use writing as a tool for healthy self-expression.

The Best in Ibero-American Animation Headline News

‘Bob Spit,’ ‘Frankelda’s Book of Spooks,’ and ‘Bestia’ Lead 5th Quirino Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 16, 2022 at 1:06pm

Works from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Spain, Mexico, Portugal, and Venezuela are honored across nine categories at the May 14 in-person gala event and closing ceremony recognizing achievements in Ibero-American animation.

I Want My MTV – Animation! Headline News

MTV’s ‘Daria’ Spin-off ‘Jodie’ Now a Feature - Voice Cast Revealed

Animated film spun off from the networks hugely popular series promises to satirize workplace culture, Gen Z struggles, tech, and social media; led by award-winning actress Tracee Ellis Ross, the voice cast includes Pamela Adlon, Kal Penn, William Jackson Harper, and Zosia Mamet.

First Looks! Headline News

‘Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai’ Series Characters Revealed

HBO Max’s ‘Gremlins’ prequel series, coming later this year from Warner Bros. Animation and Amblin Television, features the voices of Min-Na Wen, James Hong, BD Wong, and Izaac Wang.

Continuing the Lost in Oz Story Headline News

Bluescape Partners with Bureau of Magic to Create ‘Passport to Oz’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 16, 2022 at 9:46am

Leading technology company’s real-time visual collaboration platform provides the magic for new innovative storytelling experience from Emmy Award-winning creators of ‘Lost in Oz’ series.

TV Animation Headline News

Apple TV+ Announces Summer Animation Slate

Shows coming this summer include ‘Duck & Goose,’ a preschool series based on the New York Times best-selling books by Tad Hills; new Peanuts’ special ‘Lucy’s School;’The Snoopy Show’ returning for Season 2; as well as classic Peanuts titles from Mendelson/Melendez Productions.

No More Villainous Midlife Crisis Headline News

‘Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.’ Canceled at Hulu

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 13, 2022 at 1:55pm

Patton Oswalt and Jordan Blum’s stop-motion comedy series – produced by Stoopid Buddy Stoodies - about a megalomaniacal supervillain who gets ousted from his own evil organization, is done after only one season at the streamer.

We’re Just Work Friends Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘Duncanville – (Work) Marriage Story’

Jack becomes jealous of Annie’s work husband and, out of spite, becomes friends with his husband - meanwhile, Mr. Mitch becomes Vice Principal and faces mandatory drug tests… uh oh!; Bowen Yang and Andrew Rannels make guest voice appearances in the new episode airing May 15 on FOX.

Keep your knickers on! Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘The Great North – Slide & Wet-Judice Adventure’

In the all-new episode airing May 15 on FOX, a new indoor water park is opening in Lone Moose and everyone wants to go…. except Wolf!

Union and Association Updates Headline News

The Post New York Alliance Adds 3 New Companies

Post houses Cadence Effects, Running Man, and Shishkin Productions sign on as members of the association of post-production facilities, labor unions, and individuals operating in New York; the organization develops and promotes public policy aimed at benefiting the overall film and TV industry.

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