‘We Lost Our Human’: Unpacking Netflix’s Largest Ever Interactive Special
Co-creators Rikke Asbjoern and Chris Garbutt discuss their new non-linear animated film about an indoor cat and dog who wake to find all humans have disappeared, then venture into the outside world for the first time to either save - or destroy - the universe; show debuts on the streamer today.
Shutterstock Teams With NVIDIA on Generative AI 3D Artist Tools
The two companies are partnering to build custom models for creating generative 3D assets for entertainment and gaming by training the NVIDIA Picasso cloud service using simple text prompts.
NVIDIA Releases New Omniverse Connectors to Expand 3D Workflow Integration
Major Omniverse updates announced at GTC include increased access to generative AI, simulation, and the industrial metaverse.
DreamWorks Animation Shares ‘The Croods: Family Tree’ Season 6 Trailer
The Bettermans are back in six all-new episodes of the popular 3DCG animated series, inspired by the hit film, ‘The Croods: A New Age,’ coming to Peacock and Hulu this month!
NVIDIA and Getty Images Collaborate on Generative AI Tools
Just announced joint effort will focus on using NVIDIA Picasso to produce customized text-to-image and text-to-video models using fully licensed visual content.
NVIDIA and Adobe Partner on New Generative AI Tools
The tech companies will co-develop generative AI models with a focus on deep integration into Creative Cloud applications like Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and After Effects, as well as the NVIDIA Picasso cloud service, for content creators, designers, and marketers.
New NVIDIA RTX Ada GPUs to Power Next-Gen Laptop and Desktop Workstations
6 new GPUs, available this month, will be featured in computers from system builders like BOXX, HP and Lenovo, offering accelerated computing power for collaborative content creation, design, and AI-augmented applications.
Raoul Servais, Pioneering Father of Belgian Animation, Passes at 94
With a style that ‘blended expressionism and magical realism,’ the filmmaker produced 16 shorts and one feature, including the award-winning ‘Harpya’ and ‘Nocturnal Butterflies;’ he also served as ASIFA president for a decade and founded continental Europe’s first animation training course in 1960 at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent.
Flawless AI Names Peter Busch Chief Strategic Officer
The film and TV AI tech company adds AI and facial animation technology veteran to leadership roster, joining former Lionsgate COO Jen Hollingsworth and company’s co-founders and co-CEOs Scott Mann and Nick Lynes.
RAOUL SERVAIS, FATHER OF BELGIAN ANIMATION PASSES AWAY AT THE AGE OF 94
Raoul Servais, known as the wizard of Ostend, passed away on Friday 17 March in his home in Leffinge, West Flanders, Belgium.
EVP Victoria Alonso Exits Marvel Studios
The longtime studio executive, who helped grow the MCU into the most successful franchise in theatrical history over her nearly two-decade run, has left the company for reasons unknown.
Kids’ Music Must be Great Music: the ‘Sonic Sophistication’ of ‘Gabby’s Dollhouse’
For Alexandra Nickson, DreamWorks Animation’s SVP of DreamWorks TV Music, you don’t dumb down things for young audiences; music transcends all age groups, and can be both sophisticated and enjoyed by children.
The Monk Studios’ ‘The Adventures of Tumbi’ Coming to Annecy in June
The Bangkok studio’s latest original, selected as a Mifa Campus 2023 finalist, is a co-production with Hong Kong toy design and manufacturer Unbox Industries.
CAFÉ Returns May 16 for 2nd Edition
Hosted by the Quebec Film and Television Council, the Montréal-based event is now open for registration; this year's focus is technology, creativity, and industry – wellness at work and inclusion.
WATCH: Apple TV+ Drops All-New ‘Bad Luck Spot’ for St. Patrick’s Day
‘Luck’s hilarious hazmat bunnies get their own ‘spot’ in a new animated short starring Jane Fonda as ‘Babe the Dragon.’
‘RAID: Call of the Arbiter’ Animated Series Coming to YouTube
Publisher Pixel United and Plarium have teamed to create the 3DCG video game-to-series adaptation of ‘RAID: Shadow Legends,’ which will air as 10, 5-minute shorts, premiering once a week starting May 18, 2023 on YouTube.
Cyber Group Studios Expands Leadership Team
Michèle Massonnat promoted to Vice-President, Sales and Acquisition, and ex-Warner Bros. creative strategist Ben Abrass named Head of Digital.
Elvis Has Left, Secured and Detonated the Building
Creator John Eddie and executive producer/showrunner Mike Arnold discuss their foray into neo-mythmaking in Sony Pictures Animation’s first adult animated series, ‘Agent Elvis,’ premiering today, March 17, on Netflix.
‘Bugs Bunny at The Symphony’ Returning to Los Angeles
The film-and-orchestra concert comes to the Microsoft Theater this July, featuring 16 classic ‘Looney Tunes’ projected on a big screen with a live symphony orchestra conducted by Emmy Award winner George Daugherty; tickets go on sale March 17.
‘The Magician’s Elephant’: A Child, an Animal, and a Shared Sense of Hope
Based on prolific children’s book author Kate DiCamillo’s award-winning novel, the 3DCG film, directed by Wendy Rogers and produced by Julia Pistor, follows the journey of a boy in search of his long-lost sister, who must first find a mysterious elephant to help him on his quest; film premieres March 17 on Netflix.
Apple TV+ Releases 3 ‘Stillwater’ Animated Shorts
In celebration of National Panda Day, the streamer drops new films featuring mindfulness activities with the Zen panda: ‘Jasper’s Journey,’ ‘Making Waves,’ and ‘Breathing.’
FMX 2023 Program Now Online
The 4-day hybrid event returns to Stuttgart April 25-27 with an exclusive online day April 28; confirmed presentations include the creative and technical journey of Netflix’s ‘1899’ and Digital Domain’s use of Charlatan, its neural network for ‘deep fake’-like face replacements on Disney+’s ‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.’
Jeff ‘Swampy’ Marsh Boards New ‘Phineas and Ferb’
The hit series' co-creator inks deal with Disney Branded Television, joining longtime creative partner Dan Povenmire to executive produce and voice direct all-new episodes of the award-winning animated show, which premiered in 2008 and became one of DTV’s most successful animated kids’ shows.
‘Ruby Gillman: Teenage Kraken’: A Timely, Personal Tale of Wanting to Belong
Watch the first trailer for Kirk DeMicco and DreamWorks Animation’s new 3DCG film that tells the story of a shy 16-year-old, trying to fit in, who doesn’t realize she’s descended from a legendary line of royal sea Krakens… and is next in line as the Warrior Queen; catch the film in theaters on June 30.
20th ANILOGUE INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL 23 – 27 November 2022, Budapest, Hungary
Budapest is a beautiful city any time of the year; in late November with the Christmas markets in full swing and cold, crisp air, it was a magical setting for Anilogue International Animation Festival’s 20th Anniversary edition.