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How to Dominate the Animation Industry in 2022

Animators in the $32B 3D & VFX industry are always working; with over 62,000 animation jobs in the US alone and continued growth expected for the foreseeable future, there’s never been a better time to start a career.

It’s not soon enough! Headline News

HBO Max Releases ‘Close Enough’ Season 3 Trailer and Art

A new season of ‘Regular Show’ creator JG Quintel’s animated comedy about a married couple, their young daughter, and divorced best friends - all living together in LA - hits the streamer April 7.

Real-time Animation ANIMATIONWorld

‘The Jolliest Elf’: Animating Fun Time in Real-Time

Chad Eikhoff, TRICK 3D’s founder and director of the Kidoodle TV and Discovery Kids animated series about Santa's North Pole reality talent show, discsses the challenges of producing episodic content – in a pandemic - with a real-time animation production pipeline using Unreal Engine and motion capture.

Jaegers and Kaijus Oh My! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Pacific Rim: The Black’ Season 2 Images

Based on Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pacific Rim’ film franchise, the epic Jaeger-Kaiju battles continue in the second and final season of Legendary Television’s popular anime series; the Netflix Original hits the streamer April 19.

Business Headline News

35 Projects Selected for Animation Production Days 2022

The curated business platform, a joint venture between ITFS and FMX, provides producers an opportunity to present projects to industry co-production and financing partners; event runs May 4-6.

Animation Festivals Headline News

Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards Finalists Announced

Selections revealed in 9 categories including Best Feature Film, Best Short Film and Best Series; the winners will be announced May 14 at a ceremony in Madrid.

Competitive Festivals Headline News

2022 Cardiff Animation Festival Reveals Program

The event, taking place in-person April 7-10 and online April 7-24, will include a behind-the-scenes look at the popular BBC and HBO series ‘His Dark Materials, a discussion with Aardman animator Carmen Bromfield Mason, and a live animation demonstration by Multi-award-winning animator Joanna Quinn.

Events Headline News

FMX 2022 Shares More Program Highlights

Conference confirms presentations that include a behind-the-scenes look at Netflix’s anthology ‘The House,’ the blending of 2D and 3D in Marvel’s ‘What If...?’ and the future of NFTs; the event runs onsite May 3-5, online May 6 and on demand through May 31.

Adobe Substance 3D and Omniverse Headline News

Join NVIDIA Omniverse and Adobe Substance 3D Material Manipulation Session at NVIDIA GTC

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 7:33am

March 23 presentation, ‘New Approach to Fashion Design with Adobe Substance 3D and NVIDIA Omniverse,’ will showcase new tools that make it easier than ever to create and modify fabrics.

Patrick gets the Greenlight! Headline News

‘The Patrick Star Show’ Renewed for Season 2

Nickelodeon greenlights an all-new season of the hugely popular ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ universe spin-off; the 2D animated family sitcom stars the famed starfish in his younger days, living at home, and hosting his own variety show for the neighborhood.

Awards Headline News

‘Tuca & Bertie’ Lands Animation Honors at 2022 Writers Guild Awards

Cartoon Network’s popular series about two millennial bird women wins out over ‘The Simpsons,’ ‘Bob’s Burgers’ and ‘Family Guy’ at Sunday’s virtual ceremony.

People Headline News

Nexus Studios Adds Alex Grigg to its Commercial Roster

Known for his 2D aesthetic and humor, the animator joins the studio’s Australian-based creative team; work includes episodes of Netflix’s ‘Headspace’ animated series and his short, ‘Phantom Limb,’ recognized for its portrayal of life and love after amputation.

Business Headline News

You Can Now Stream ‘Dragon Ball,’ ‘Dragon Ball Z,’ and ‘Dragon Ball GT’ on Crunchyroll

Fans of Akira Toriyama’s famous action anime franchise just got an early holiday gift, as the leading anime platform is now streaming episodes of the three series previously available only on Funimation.

Anime Headline News

Adult Swim’s Toonami Celebrates 25 Years

Anime programming block that kicked off in 1997 adds new seasons of ‘FLCL: Grunge’ and ‘FLCL: Shoegaze,’ and new series, ‘Housing Complex C;’ classic Toonami interstitials and specials will be showcased on air, online, and on Adult Swim’s social platforms.

People Headline News

Steven Shapiro Joins Aardman as CTO

The former Walt Disney Studios exec joins the company March 28 in the newly created role; studio also announces Harry Linden came on board as head of Stop Frame Production earlier this month.

Pioneers of Animation ANIMATIONWorld

Clive Smith Looks Back on Nelvana’s Primitive Yet Wonderful Early Years

The company co-founder reflects on the salad days of his pioneering animation studio, launched with Michael Hirsh and Patrick Loubert in 1971, as it grew from a one-camera setup in the bathroom of a downtown Toronto loft into one of the leading international producers and distributors of kids and family animation.

New Animation for Kids Headline News

Apple TV+ Releases ‘Pinecone & Pony’ Trailer

Produced by DreamWorks Animation and First Generation Films, the streamer’s all-new animated kids’ series, based on the popular book ‘The Princess and the Pony,’ premieres April 8.

Maury and Connie Get Their Own Show! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Human Resources’: Just Another Day at the Office, If You Happen to Work with Shame Wizards and Hormone Monsters

Creators Kelly Galuska and Andrew Goldberg share the joys of working on the ‘edgier and adultier’ ‘Big Mouth’ spin-off series, which premieres March 18 on Netflix.

Breaking Rika-chan’s Curse! Headline News

Crunchyroll Drops New ‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0’ Trailer and Images

TOHO’s prequel to the anime series, ‘Jujutsu Kaisen,’ based on Gege Akutami’s acclaimed dark fantasy manga of the same name, comes to theaters nationwide March 18; tickets for the U.S. and Canadian release are now on sale.

2D Events

VIEW 2022 Set for October 16-21 in Turin, Italy

Begins: October 16, 2022

The VIEW Conference is the premier international event in Italy on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, VR and AR, Gaming and VFX.

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