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Skydance Animation’s ‘Luck’ Gets Release Date and Additional Voice Cast

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 9:32am

Eva Noblezada, Simon Pegg, and Lil Rel Howery join Whoopi Goldberg and Jane Fonda on the Peggy Holmes-helmed CG feature about Sam Greenfield, the unluckiest person in the world, who must unite with magical creatures to turn her luck around; an Apple Original Films and Skydance parnership, the film hits Apple TV+ August 5.

Re-Forging the Bonds that Connect Us ANIMATIONWorld

Re-VIEW: ‘Encanto’ - Seeking Beauty in Truth

Experiencing life as the underdog - an outsider - teaches us empathy and a greater understanding of ourselves, our loved ones, and the critical connections that bind us together.

Storytelling with Unreal Headline News

Epic’s Virtual Production Week Showcases Unreal Engine’s Use Across the Industry

With highlights including production insights on Reel FX and Netflix’s ‘Super Giant Robot Brothers!’ series, event provides aspiring independents and industry vets alike with free online discussions all this week on the evolving influence of the real-time technology.

We Want More Marvel! VFXWorld

WetaFX Delivers a Monstrous 3rd Act for ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’

Leading VFX studio creates the mythical Great Protector dragon, demonic Dweller-in-Darkness, and an army of little demons for Marvel Studios’ first film to feature an Asian super hero. 

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

Luma Pictures is Well Suited to ‘Eternals’ VFX Production

The VFX studio delivers over 400 shots, including each character’s elaborate CG suit formation effects, as well as Phastos’ holographic printing press used to create all manner of items.

Stop-Motion Animation Headline News

Netflix Unveils First Teaser for Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pinocchio’

First look at new footage from the Oscar-winning director’s stop-motion musical introduces us to the humble abode of Sebastian J. Cricket; film set to hit Netflix this December.

Technology Headline News

Chaos Player Now Part of V-Ray Collection

The fast-loading sequence player allows artists to quickly review animation and supports all industry standard image formats; new features also include floating-point compositing, A/B wipes, and OpenColorIO (OCIO) v2 support.

Let the Voting Begin ANIMATIONWorld

Plague Diversions: Gazing at the Shortlist for the Best Animated Short Oscar

AWN’s Animation Pimp and Ottawa Animation Festival artistic director Chris Robinson shares his takes on this year’s set of 15 films shortlisted for a spot as one of five nominated for the upcoming Academy Awards.

Engage! Headline News

Paramount+ Drops ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 2 Trailer

Also announced, Whoopi Goldberg guest stars, reprising her role as Guinan from ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation;’ the all-new season premieres March 3 exclusively on Paramount+.

Animators Unite Headline News

The Animation Guild Celebrates 70th Anniversary

A collective voice to members across the animation industry, TAG has a storied history of advocacy and representation; early accomplishments include organizing Hanna-Barbera productions in 1958, followed in 1980 with the establishment of the American Animation Institute, and most recently extending its reach outside of LA with the organization of workers at Titmouse NY.

The Goji World Smiles Again! Headline News

Godzilla and the Titans Will Wreak More Havoc in Apple TV+ Monsterverse Series

In the freshly ordered kaiju show, humans will come to grips with the reality that monsters exist and uncover the secrets of the shadowy organization known as Monarch.

Stop-Motion at its Best! Headline News

Aardman and Netflix Reveal New ‘Wallace & Gromit’ Film, ‘Chicken Run’ Sequel Details

The multiple Oscar-winning studio is collaborating with the streamer on two stop-motion comedies, each from a storied franchise; films to premiere in 2024 and 2023 respectively.

Standardizing Production Vocabulary Headline News

Virtual Production Glossary Now Live

A collaboration between the VES, ASC, and a host of industry experts, with industry support from Epic Games and Netflix, the new database standardizes common vocabulary for virtual production professionals across departments.  

Onward to the Metaverse! Headline News

Second Life Founder Phil Rosedale Is Positioning Platform for a Comeback

Now that metaverse-minded tech companies are catching up with his original idea, the virtual world pioneer believes it’s time to give his groundbreaking platform a second chance.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP145: Adam Rosenberg and the Most Ambitious Pixilation Project Ever

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 2:49pm

The indie filmmaker, director, editor, and animator discusses his current production, ‘Alphabetical Athleticalz,’ which just might be the most ambitious pixilation project ever.

Anime Headline News

Vote Now for the Sixth Annual Crunchyroll Anime Awards

Anime of the Year nominees include ‘86 Eighty-Six,’ ‘Attack on Titan Final’ Season Part 1, ‘Jujutsu Kaisen,’ ‘Oddtaxi,’ ‘Ranking of Kings’ and ‘Sonny Boy;’ fans can vote now, every day, in every category, through January 25 – winners will be announced February 9.

Vikings and Dragons Oh My! Headline News

‘Dragons Rescue Riders: Heroes of the Sky’ Season 2 Trailer and Key Art Revealed

New episodes of the DreamWorks Animation original CG animated series, about Viking twins Dak and Leyla and their exciting adventures, stream February 3 exclusively on Peacock.

I Want My LOTR! Headline News

It Finally Gets a Name: ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 12:23pm

Watch the fiery, slow-motion molten metal ‘title birth’ of Prime Video’s highly anticipated, $500 million, 2-season at least series, set thousands of years before the events of ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ premiering September 2.

A Best Friend Out of the Box! ANIMATIONWorld

Producing Animation the Right Way on ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’

By Trevor Hogg | Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 10:37am

DNEG’s feature animation division drew on years of cutting-edge VFX production experience to build the pipeline needed to help Locksmith Animation bring Barney and Ron the B*Bot to life.

Feature Film VFX Headline News

Watch East Side Effects’ Noir-Inspired Visuals on ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’

The New York-based VFX studio produced matte paintings, smoke and fog, and other digital elements to give Joel Coen’s new film its stark, minimalist look and feel.

Business Headline News

New Year, New Look – Aardman Announces New Visual Identity

The renowned independent animation studio launches new website and new logo to reflect its legacy and growth while paying tribute to its clay animation roots.

Technology Headline News

AMD Reveals New Radeon PRO W6000 Series Graphics Card Lineup

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 7:54am

New energy efficient desktop and mobile workstation additions deliver up to three times higher performance and are optimized for both design and office productivity applications, and can easily be added to modern small form-factor desktops.

Home Sweet Home! ANIMATIONWorld

The Surreal, Stop-Motion World of ‘The House,’ Part 3

In the third and final linked article, director Paloma Baeza discusses how her acting career and being a cat lover helped in creating her apocalyptic story for Nexus Studios’ animated anthology, now streaming on Netflix.

Home Sweet Home! ANIMATIONWorld

The Surreal, Stop-Motion World of ‘The House,’ Part 2

In the second of three linked articles, director Niki Lindroth von Bahr talks about her affinity for rodents and experience creating her chapter of Nexus Studios’ animated anthology, now streaming on Netflix.

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