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MPC Film Creates S’More Great VFX for ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 2:40pm

Leading visual effects studio designs new ghosts, brings Harold Ramis back as Dr. Egon Spengler, and animates a horde of mini Stay-Puft marshmallows wreaking havoc on a Walmart, in Jason Reitman and Sony’s long awaited ‘Ghostbusters’ sequel.

TV Animation Headline News

Disney Junior Sets ‘Alice’s Wonderland Bakery’ Premiere

New animated preschool series, inspired by the world of ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ will launch February 9 with simulcast on Disney Channel, with episodes streaming on Disney+ the same day; Craig Ferguson, Eden Espinosa, Bobby Moynihan, and Ana Gasteyer lead all-star cast.

Business Headline News

AMC Networks Buys Anime Distributor Sentai

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 2:38pm

Deal includes company’s HIDIVE anime-focused subscription service and other brands, as well as its library of thousands of hours of popular titles including ‘Akame ga Kill,’ ‘Food Wars!’ and ‘Made in Abyss.’

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP143: How William Allinson Gets Stop-Motion Gigs in Toronto

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 1:24pm

The artist shares how he’s built his career working on animated on projects like ‘New Math,’ ‘Dad Fight,’ Canadian Tire spots, and ‘Ultra City Smiths.’

Danger Will Robinson! VFXWorld

Digital Domain Helps Solve an Alien Mystery in ‘Lost in Space’ Final Season

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 12:10pm

The Oscar-winning VFX studio creates a hostile planet, battling robots, and a lost civilization for Netflix’s hit sci-fi series about the inter-galactic adventures of the Robinson family… that’s always in danger!

You Think You Know Kaiju ANIMATIONWorld

‘Dawn of the Monsters’: A Smash ‘Em Up Game Honoring the Origins of Kaiju

13AM’s new 2.5D animated brawler, set to release early this year, is a story-driven, co-operative monster mashup that lets players collaborate to destroy an alien horde and save the planet.

Animation Festivals Headline News

Animation First 2022 Announces Festival Slate

FIAF’s event will be held in-person February 11-13, followed by an online edition from February 14-21; highlights include film premieres, a glimpse at highly anticipated works in progress as well as panels with leading animators.

Finger Snaps Please! Headline News

Watch Cinesite’s ‘The Addams Family 2’ Breakdown Reel and Images

Sole vendor on MGM’s ‘The Addams Family’ sequel used an open-source node-based app, Gaffer, along with Arnold ray tracing renderer to deliver a rich, stylized CG world, delivering over 1248 shots across 93 minutes.

Omniverse Has Arrived Headline News

NVIDIA Releases Free Version of Omniverse for Individual Creators and Artists

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at 9:27am

The company’s real-time 3D design collaboration and simulation platform is now available to millions of NVIDIA GeForce Studio creators with RTX GPUs; new Omniverse Machinima and Omniverse Audio2Face platforms also revealed, as well as new platform features and 3D asset marketplaces.

Bond is Back VFXWorld

Framestore Lends Its Invisible Touch to ‘No Time To Die’ VFX

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at 12:29pm

Leading visual effects studio delivered nearly 400 shots, adding CG elements to everything from icy lakes to forests and high-speed car chases, in MGM’s latest action-packed James Bond spy thriller.

Animated Feature Films ANIMATIONWorld

‘Poupelle of Chimney Town’ Challenges Us to Look Up, Not Down

Akihiro Nishino’s award-winning 3D/CG film features a young chimney sweep who hides his dream of seeing the stars - and world - beyond the smoke-filled town where he lives, until he meets an odd man made of garbage; film hits U.S. theaters December 30.

Kids Will Be Kids VFXWorld

Framestore Helps ‘Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage’ Visualize a Serial Killer’s Childhood

Leading VFX studio delivers carefully crafted animation sequence where Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock and Woody Harrelson’s Cletus Kasady correspond through a series of letters depicting the notorious villain’s early memories.

The Future of Dragons is Here! ANIMATIONWorld

How to Modernize Your Dragon

Supervising Producer Beth Sleven talks about the creation of DreamWorks Animation’s new CG series ‘Dragons: The Nine Realms,’ set 1,300 years after Hiccup and Toothless’ last adventures in the land of Berk; now streaming on Peacock and Hulu.

The Dark Knight Returns! Headline News

Warner Bros. Drops ‘The Batman’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at 9:19am

Billed as ‘vengeance equals justice for both the Bat and the Cat,’ the Dark Knight – and Catwoman - return in the latest DC version of its famed Gotham City vigilante detective, with Robert Pattinson as the caped and rather moody crusader, Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle, and ‘Planet of the Apes’ franchise director Matt Reeves at the helm; film hits theaters March 4, 2022.

Road Trip! Headline News

‘The Addams Family 2’ Coming to Blu-Ray and DVD

MGM’s CG animated ‘The Addams Family’ sequel that sees the famously mysterious and spooky family set out on a miserable road trip across the U.S. trying to reclaim its oddly special bond, will be available to own for the first time January 18; also available to own the same day, ‘The Addams Family 2-Movie Collection.’

TV Animation ANIMATIONWorld

‘Lucas the Spider’ Leaps onto Cartoonito from YouTube

After Disney-Pixar animator Joshua Slice’s 40-second shorts became on overnight streaming hit in 2017, Tom McGillis and his Fresh TV partners helped turn the adorable, kind-hearted, and lovable arachnid’s adventures into a fun, new series for Cartoon Network’s preschool animation block.

Anime Headline News

Funimation Unveils Winter 2022 Line-Up of 20+ Series

Ring in the new year with a slew of new and returning shows hitting the platform in January; new simulcasts streaming next month include ‘Tokyo 24th Ward,’ ‘My Dress-Up Darling,’ and ‘Akebi's Sailor Uniform;’ and several exclusives.

Animated Movies Headline News

WarnerMedia Releases ‘Thomas & Friends: Race for the Sodor Cup’ Trailer

The one-hour movie event offers Cartoon Network’s youngest viewers an action-packed adventure with new characters and new songs; special premieres today, December 27 on Cartoonito.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘DC’s Stargirl: The Complete Second Season’ Coming Home February 8

High School sophomore Courtney Whitmore leads an unlikely group of young heroes to take on the legacy of DC’s first Superhero team, the Justice Society of America; all 13 episodes, plus a featurette and gag reel, hit the same day on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Marvel’s ‘Eternals’ Coming to Digital and Blu-Ray

See the MCU’s newest team of superheroes, immortal beings forced out from the shadows to reunite and protect humanity against their oldest enemy; film hits all major digital platforms January 12, and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD February 15, complete with gag reel and deleted scenes.

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