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Gimme More SpongeBob! ANIMATIONWorld

‘SpongeBob SquarePants Presents The Tidal Zone’: a Hilarious First-Time Crossover

EPs Marc Ceccarelli and Vincent Waller discuss the long awaited, multidimensional tale of comedy and caution, satire and stupidity, premiering January 13 on Nickelodeon with encores through the weekend.

Commercials Headline News

LOBO and Ground Control Climb Higher on ‘You’ll Totally Get There’ Spot

Created for TotallyMoney, the advert melds 2D, and 3D animation, capturing a hand-painted feel, making every frame look like an individual painting; the short conveys the client’s customers’ determination to climb towards their goals.

Move over Jack Skellington! VFXWorld

FuseFX Helps ‘Extend’ the Hijinks in Henry Selick’s ‘Wendell & Wild’

VFX supervisor Paul Santagada’s team used CG to build out and assemble the film’s physical Rust Bank Cemetery and Underworld sets, integrating plate elements, performance passes, secondary bits, and a bunch of fluid, smoke, breaths, and bubbles - delivering 275-300 shots across around 12 sequences on the stop-motion comedy horror film, now streaming on Netflix.

Technology Advancing Art Headline News

NVIDIA Studio Launches Creative ‘5-9’ Resource Hub

To support artistic ‘side hustles,’ new initiative features key technology and resources, helping artists up their game; the platform lets artist share their creative journeys - such as CG Geek, who built an intricate 3D world with the help of NVIDIA Studio technologies.

Awards Headline News

2023 Producers Guild Awards Nominees Announced

‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,’ ‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On,’ ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru,’ ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,’ and ‘Turning Red’ selected in the animated movie category; ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ and ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ among Outstanding Producer award nominees.

hybrid animation Headline News

Apple TV+ Reveals ‘Jane’ Cast and Release Date

Inspired by the work of Dr. Jane Goodall, the live-action/CG animated hybrid series follows a budding young environmentalist on a quest to save endangered animals; the show comes to the streamer in April.

It’s PANDA-MONIUM! Headline News

Jack Black's Magical Po is Back in ‘Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight’ Season 2

In the new 12-episode season debuting today on Netflix, our intrepid Kung Fu master and Wandering Blade, alongside their motley crew of warriors, journey outside China for the first time in pursuit of villainous weasels Klaus and Veruca to unravel important secrets of the powerful Tianshiang weapons... and more!

Wait Until Mom Finds Out! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘My Dad the Bounty Hunter’ Official Trailer

The secret’s out! The kids hitch a ride with Dad and are in for a big surprise; from Academy Award winner Everett Downing and Patrick Harpin, the new 3DCG animated comedy series hits the streamer next month.

Awards Headline News

‘The Simpsons’ Leads 2023 WGA Awards Nominations for Animation

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 12:25pm

FOX’s iconic series once again nabs multiple noms, with ‘Bob’s Burgers,’ last year's winner ‘Tuca & Bertie,’ and ‘Undone’ rounding out the list; winners to be honored at March 5 WGA awards ceremony.

It’s PANDA-MONIUM! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight’: Averting ‘Baditude,’ Achieving ‘Awesomeness’

Showrunner and executive producer Peter Hastings talks about the exciting new season of DreamWorks Animation’s hit series that finds our reluctant kung fu master, his noodle-making dad, a chivalrous warrior, and a master thief leaving China for the first time, traveling the world in pursuit of two evil weasels bent on revenge; new episodes premiere January 12 on Netflix.

Games to Movies Oh Boy! Headline News

Is Illumination Developing a ‘Legend of Zelda’ Feature?

The studio behind the upcoming ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ may also be hard at work on an animated movie adaptation of the franchise touting the best video game ever made.

Awards Headline News

'Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio’ Named Best Animated Feature at 80th Golden Globes

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 7:40am

The Oscar-winning director’s stop-motion passion project, 15 years in the making, beats out ‘Inu-Oh,’ ‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On,' ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,’ and ‘Turning Red’ to win the season’s first big animation award.

On the Road to the Oscars ANIMATIONWorld

Oscar Shortlisted ‘Save Ralph’ Delivers an Emotional Punch About Animal Testing

Spencer Susser’s stop-motion short, featuring the voice talents of Taika Waititi, Ricky Gervais, and Zac Efron, features a compelling and relatable bunny who delivers a genuinely impactful performance, part of the Humane Society International’s global campaign to ban animal testing for cosmetics.

Philanthropy in Art Education Headline News

RISD Welcomes New Donors for Recently Launched Movement Lab

The Maxwell/Hanrahan Foundation will fund two fellows at new center based in the Film / Animation / Video department; Cheryl Henson will support a visiting puppeteer.

It's About TIME! Headline News

Marvel Drops New Trailer for ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania’

The MCU Phase 5 kicks off this February with the third installment of the ‘Ant-Man’ franchise; Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly reprise their titular roles.

3D Design Headline News

PixCap Launches Browser-Based 3D Design Platform Update

More intuitive interface, extensive 3D template library, and collaboration tools make content creation faster and easier for use across social media, games, graphic design, and the metaverse.

Helping Kids Build Friendships Headline News

Apple TV+ Drops ‘Shape Island’ Trailer

The stop-motion animated series teaches kids that people and friendships take many different shapes; based on the best-selling trilogy of ‘Shapes’ picture books by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen, the show kicks off January 20.

Meow! ANIMATIONWorld

‘SuperKitties’: Problem-Solving Felines Making the World More 'Pawesome’

Premiering January 11, the new animated preschool series blends campy humor, feel-good themes, and vibrant colors to bring two popular character-types together: cats and superheroes.

Wakanda’s Return Headline News

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Hits Digital February 1 and Blu-ray February 7

Ryan Coogler and Marvel Studios’ action-adventure will soon be available all major digital platforms before coming home on disc; two exclusive Best Buy SteelBook designs showcase Wakanda and Talokan; Walmart exclusive includes a Black Panther enamel pin

Humans and Fae Collide! Headline News

Prime Video Drops ‘Carnival Row’ Season 2 Trailer

The long awaited second and final season has finally arrived, rolling out 2 episodes per week starting next month; Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne return to the fantasy world where humans and fae collide.

Stopmo with CG? Headline News

‘Retour à Hairy Hill’ Short Showcases Stop-Motion-Styled CG

Inspired by a ‘Frozen’ documentary, director Daniel Gies digitally created the film’s folded paper styled stop-motion-like animation with tools such as Maya, Houdini, and Unreal Engine; his animated short debuts later this year.

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