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Hand-Drawn Animation Masters ANIMATIONWorld

Eric Goldberg and Mark Henn Talk the Magic of Hand-Drawn Animation

The two revered, legendary Disney animators, featured in Disney+’s recent documentary series, ‘Sketchbook,’ discuss at length how 2D is very much alive and well at the studio, and how bringing life and emotion to a character through a series of drawings still excites and inspires them.

Business ANIMATIONWorld

Zareh Nalbandian Talks Animal Logic’s Sale to Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 22, 2022 at 2:49pm

The animation production company’s CEO and co-founder discusses the ‘Why now?’ and ‘What’s next?’ of the streaming giant’s surprise acquisition earlier this week of the studio he started more than 30 years ago.

Life finds a way ANIMATIONWorld

‘Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous’ Wraps its Epic Dino Adventure

After five seasons of kids versus dinosaurs, mercenaries, mad scientists, and teen angst, the intrepid ‘Camp Fam’ must now content with camper against camper as the Annie Award-winning DreamWorks Animation and Netflix series comes to a ‘gnarly’ conclusion.

Grrrrrrr! ANIMATIONWorld

Genndy Tartakovsky Talks the ‘Primal’ Pleasures of Animation

The acclaimed creator of ‘Dexter’s Laboratory’ and ‘Samurai Jack’ reflects on the unique format and surprise success of ‘Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal,’ his Emmy Award-winning animated series about the friendship between a caveman and a T-Rex, whose second season debuts today on Adult Swim.

Lance Reddick Says the F Word! ANIMATIONWorld

Unearthing the Giddy Goriness and Puerile Pleasures of ‘Farzar’

Waco O’Guin and Roger Black, the prime movers behind ‘Brickleberry’ and ‘Paradise PD,’ talk about their creative journey and particular brand of craziness on their new animated sci-fi comedy series, now streaming on Netflix.

He’s Not Just a Toy ANIMATIONWorld

Re-VIEW: ‘Lightyear’ – A Metatextual Odyssey

Angus MacLane and Pixar’s nostalgic space adventure celebrates the best of sci-fi cinema while also smartly embracing contemporary issues including representation.

Scorsese Meets Disney ANIMATIONWorld

How Six Point Harness Used 2D to Tackle Black Noir’s Trauma in ‘The Boys’

Creative director Musa Brooker and animation director AnneMarie Roberts discuss how they mixed live-action with cute, cuddly, and ultimately creepy animal characters in the final Season 3 episodes of Eric Kripke’s Emmy Award-nominated Prime Video series.

Caw Caw! ANIMATIONWorld

Lisa Hanawalt Soars to New Heights with ‘Tuca & Bertie’ Season 3

The creator and executive producer of Adult Swim’s acclaimed animated avian sitcom talks about metaphorical trees, lost ideas, generational feminism, and the making of a hit series uniquely resurrected after its one and done at Netflix.

Can’t we all just get along? ANIMATIONWorld

The Sweet-Natured, Raucous Mayhem of ‘Solar Opposites’

Showrunners Mike McMahan and Josh Bycel discuss the secrets of edgy joke writing, the specialness of family – even for Shlorpians - and what to look forward to in the third season of their alien-centric, Middle America-set animated sitcom, now streaming on Hulu.

It’s PANDA-MONIUM! ANIMATIONWorld

Jack Black Returns as Po in ‘Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight’

EPs Peter Hastings and Shaunt Nigoghossian take the Dragon Master to new lands, meeting new friends and foes, on a quest for redemption… while having even more awesome fun, in the new DreamWorks Animation series, premiering today on Netflix.

When Monsters and Ropes Roamed the Seas! ANIMATIONWorld

‘The Sea Beast’ Delivers a ‘Monster’ of an Adventure

Creators of the new CG-animated tale, including Oscar winner Chris Williams, talk about how a commitment to visual realism and nuanced storytelling helped shape their epic, seafaring tale, now screening in selected theaters and streaming on Netflix.

Can’t we all just get along? ANIMATIONWorld

The Voice Acting Trio Giving ‘Solar Opposites’ its Quirky, Disarming Charm

Thomas Middleditch, Sean Giambrone, and Mary Mack mix heartfelt emotion and unapologetic raunch in their characters, Terry, Yumyulack, and Jesse, as they deal with their manic team leader Korvo, voiced by Justin Roiland, on his and Mike McMahan’s wickedly funny animated series; the new season debuts tomorrow, July 13, on Hulu.

Boop-Oop-a-Doop ANIMATIONWorld

Honoring a Pioneer’s Memory: The Max Fleischer Cartoons Restoration Project

Max’s granddaughter Jane Fleischer and Rockin Pins CEO Mauricio Alvarado are heading to San Diego ComicCon to share their efforts at tracking down and restoring famous Fleischer Studios cartoons, starring characters like Betty Boop, Superman and Popeye, to bring them to the screen before they are lost forever.

Technology Headline News

NVIDIA Plans to Accelerate Evolution of USD

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 10:10am

The company will pursue a multi-year effort to expand USD’s capabilities beyond VFX, working with its inventor, Pixar, along with Adobe, Autodesk, and Siemens.

Technology Headline News

NVIDIA Omniverse Avatar Cloud Engine Unveiled

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 10:05am

At SIGGRAPH 2022, the company announced its new suite of cloud-native AI models and services that provide businesses of any size the power to build and deploy sophisticated avatars and virtual assistants.

Technology Headline News

NVIDIA Announces New AI-Powered Tools for the Omniverse

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 10:00am

Founder and CEO Jensen Huang kicks off SIGGRAPH 2022 with news of the Metaverse while also unveiling a range of new developer frameworks, tools, apps, and plugins to close the gap between the physical and virtual worlds.

Technology Headline News

WATCH LIVE: NVIDIA Special Address on #AI-infused Virtual Worlds at SIGGRAPH 2022

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 6:37am

At 9:00 am PST today, August 9, NVIDIA CEO Jenson Huang and senior company leaders will announce powerful new metaverse and neural graphics tools in a special presentation at the conference.

Technology Headline News

Foundry Reconnecting with Partners at SIGGRAPH 2022

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 8, 2022 at 4:39pm

The leading developer of creative software for M&E has a full slate of conference activities and talks planned, including in-booth demos of Modo, Katana, Nuke and Mari, plus meetings with the teams behind Nuke, Foundry Research, Look Development and Lighting, and Flix.

Gotta love stealthy do-gooders! Headline News

‘Team Zenko Go’ Season 2 Now Streaming

Based on the book series ‘Dojo Daycare’ by Chris Tougas, the CG animated preschool series follows a secret squad of young do-gooders determined to make their town the happiest place to live; watch all 10 new episodes now on Netflix.

Open Source Headline News

Academy Software Foundation Announces Open Review Initiative

Technical Steering Committee members from Autodesk, DNEG, and Sony Pictures Imageworks will make RV, xSTUDIO, and parts of the itView ecosystem available to the open source community.

Open Source Software Headline News

Academy Software Foundation Launches Digital Production Example Library

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 8, 2022 at 10:31am

The ASWF kicks off the ‘Open Source Days’ event at SIGGRAPH 2022 with the announcement of its new DPEL, which encourages, curates, and publishes production-grade sample assets with a vendor-neutral platform.

The Future of Dragons is Here! Headline News

DreamWorks Drops ‘Dragons: The Nine Realms’ Season 3 Trailer

The CG animated series, set 1,300 years after the events of the ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ franchise, takes place in a world that believes dragons are just legend; 7 new episodes hit Hulu and Peacock later this month!

It’s Ani-mazing! Headline News

Crunchyroll Reveals ‘Chainsaw Man’ Voice Cast and New Trailer

Based on the manga written and illustrated by Tatsuki Fujimoto, the highly anticipated series hits the anime platform in October.

Business Headline News

Streamland Media Nabs Ingenuity Studios

Joining Picture Shop, Ghost VFX, Formosa Group, and Picture Head, the newly acquired VFX studio expands the post company’s stable of top creative service providers.

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