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Gimme Groot! ANIMATIONWorld

Luma Pictures Helps Grow a ‘Groot’

Marvel Studios’ 5-episode collection of ‘I Am Groot’ animated shorts finds the mischievous toddler sprouting his childhood wings, produced through a close collaboration between director Kristen Lepore and the VFX studio’s animation director, Raphael Pimentel; the series is now streaming on Disney+.

Going Knowhere for the Holidays Headline News

Framestore Adds Festive Flair to Marvel’s 'The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special’

The award-winning studio delivers 271 shots for the Disney+ special, including a newly built and decorated Knowhere, Cosmo the (digital) dog, and a dancing adolescent Groot.

The ASOS Returns! ANIMATIONWorld

Review: The 22nd Annual 'Animation Show of Shows'

This year’s selection of 10 shorts, including films by Patrick Smith, Gil Alkabetz, and Oscar winner Frederic Back, showcases a variety of techniques and tones in a celebration of unconventional approaches to the medium.

Meow! ANIMATIONWorld

Crime and Funishment: A Feline Hero Returns in ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’

Joel Crawford, director of DreamWorks Animation’s latest adventure-comedy, talks about Kurosawa, Sergio Leone, and the making of his new film about the famous whiskered adventurer’s coming to grips with mortality, a brilliant, instant classic, now in theaters.

Kids Are Ready for the Tough Conversations ANIMATIONWorld

‘Karma’s World’: An Invaluable Education in Black Character Animation

Series head writer Halcyon Person shares how Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges’ hit children’s show pushes boundaries and tell stories never told before in animation, representing both the Black experience and Black culture of a true Brooklyn neighborhood; Season 4 now streaming on Netflix.

Business Headline News

Milk VFX Launching Bordeaux Studio in 2023

The award-winning visual effects house to kick off the new year with a new French-based facility helmed by Creative Director/Head of Studio Andy Morley; continued studio expansion follows the recent acquisition of Lola Post Production.

Unsung Heroes of a Forgotten War VFXWorld

The VFX of ‘Devotion’: Recreating Historically Accurate Korean War Heroics

By Trevor Hogg | Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at 9:19am

Working with DNEG and Distillery VFX, visual effects supervisor Brian Connor delivered almost 700 shots depicting intense aerial combat and a defining set of crash sequences in J.D. Dillard’s epic drama, based on the lives of U.S. Navy officers Jesse Brown and Tom Hudner.

A New Avatar Era Headline News

Is Another ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Project on the Way?

Avatar News reveals an original animated series following the next ‘earth cycle’ Avatar, set after the events of ‘The Legend of Korra,’ may be coming to Paramount+ in 2025.

Justice is Served! VFXWorld

Digital Domain Creates ‘Electrifying’ VFX for ‘Black Adam’

Visual effects supervisor Nikos Kalaitzidis discusses the studio’s work helping create incredible lightning effects for Dwayne Johnson’s titular Teth-Adam character, along with other powers, such as the zip effect, and an ‘electrocuted baddie,’ in the Warner Bros. DCEU action-adventure.

The Latest from Light Chaser Headline News

GKIDS Sets ‘New Gods: Yang Jian’ Theatrical Release Date

Light Chaser’s new animated feature tells the story of Chinese god Yang Jian’s journey to stop his long-lost nephew as he searches for a treasure that could bring catastrophe.

Sorry to See You Go! VFXWorld

The Many Visual Worlds of ‘Westworld’

Visual Effects Supervisor Jay Worth talks about the HBO sci-fi thriller’s fourth – and final – season, and his long tenure on the show, which set a new high production value bar for streaming series.

streaming entertainment Headline News

LINE FRIENDS Mobile Messenger Stickers Inspire ‘BROWN AND FRIENDS’ Netflix Series

The new animated children’s series from IPX follows the adventures and friendships of the LINE original characters; show debuts on the streamer December 29.

All Eyes on Torino! Headline News

2022 VIEW Award Winners Announced

Top honors went go ‘BusLine35A,’ directed by Elena Felici, winner of the Grand Prize, with special jury awards going toCanary’ and ‘Code Rose;’ save the date for VIEW Conference 2023, October 15-20 – see you in Turino!

First of Her Name Headline News

Cristina Fiumara Joins Riot Games as Global Head of Animation Development

The ‘Arcane’ developer and producer tasks the former Disney exec with developing animated TV series and feature films for Riot Entertainment.

A God and His Boy Headline News

Live-Action ‘God of War’ Series Coming to Prime Video

Based on the critically acclaimed PlayStation video game franchise, the series follows God in exile Kratos, who stumbles into an epic adventure as he attempts to spread the ashes of his diseased wife with his estranged son.

We Finally Return to Pandora! VFXWorld

Joe Letteri Talks ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’

Wētā FX’s 4-time Oscar-winning Senior Visual Effects Supervisor discusses his collaboration with director James Cameron on the highly anticipated ‘Avatar’ sequel, now in theaters.

On the Road to the Oscars Headline News

Academy Announces Shortlists in 10 Categories for 95th Oscars

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at 12:27pm

VFX category narrowed down to 10 films, while animated short category narrowed to 15; voting for nominations runs next month, January 12-17, with nomination announcements set for January 24.

Meow! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ Returns to its Fairy-Tale Illustration Roots

For Production Designer Nate Wragg, the daredevil feline star and supporting characters of DreamWorks Animation’s new 3DCG comedy adventure, launching today in theaters, sport more exciting, painterly looks that draw heavily from their illustrated origins.

Dear Santa Headline News

Mindshow Powers Personalized Santa Videos on Cameo Kids

The animation company’s real-time proprietary technology delivers Santa’s holiday cheer - powered by high-speed production, automation, and integration with AI.

South Park Goes AI? Headline News

Trey Parker and Matt Stone Deepfake Startup Gets $20 Million Investment

The ‘South Park’ creators’ new company, Deep Voodoo, will focus on accelerating AI deepfake technology with the capital secured from Connect Ventures, a partnership between CAA and New Enterprise Associates (NEA).

Can Bad Guys Be Good? Headline News

DreamWorks Shares ‘The Bad Guys: Anatomy of a Car Chase’ VFX Reel

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at 3:46pm

In an AWN exclusive, see how the studio designed and produced the signature opening chase scene, where cops and robbers careen across Los Angeles, in the studio’s 3DCG action comedy about a crackerjack criminal crew of animal outlaws attempting to become model citizens, starring Sam Rockwell, Craig Robinson, and Awkwafina.

The Ol’ Switcharoo Headline News

Is Jason Momoa Shedding the ‘Aquaman’ Mantle to Become Lobo?

Both DC Films co-CEO James Gunn and the star have hinted heavily at the introduction of the badass interstellar mercenary and bounty hunter into the new DCU, with the actor likely assuming the role.

The Great Shakeup Headline News

With Cavill Out, Are Any Actors Safe During the DCU Creative Shakeup?

Major changes are coming to the superpowered studio now run by new co-CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran; fans are worried their beloved character actors are in danger.

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