The Natural Chemistry of Disney-Pixar’s ‘Elemental’
Director Peter Sohn and producer Denise Ream talk about the hard work and incredibly supportive collaboration that produced Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios’ all-new, 3DCG feature about a fiery young woman and a fun, go-with-the-flow guy, who together couldn’t be more different – or could they (?), premiering in theaters June 16.
Exclusive Clip: ‘HouseBroken: Who’s A Scaredy Cat?’
In the all-new episode airing this Sunday on FOX, Honey helps Diablo face his fears, Chico and The Gray One follow Kevin onto a plane, and Chief faces off against the loud barking dog in the sky, aka Thunder.
Electronic Arts to Lay off Six Percent of Workforce
The gaming giant cites restructuring efforts, including workspace reductions and project refinement, for the axing of nearly 800 jobs.
Sixteen South and Nelvana Option ‘A Horse Named Steve’
Belfast-based studio teams up with kids’ content giant on an animated adaptation of Toronto author-illustrator Kelly Collier’s popular picture book about the humorous exploits of an endearingly self-absorbed horse.
Dynamic Wrinkles Arise - Character Creator 4.2 and iClone 8.2 Available Now
Reallusion’s latest release provides the tools to create powerful, groundbreaking facial realism in 3D game and cinematic characters of any gender, age, and ethnicity.
‘The Ghost and Molly McGee’ Season 2: First Loves and First Periods
Bill Motz and Bob Roth bring an honest take on issues kids face, such the emotional complexities of reaching puberty, to their 2D kids’ series about an energetic young girl and a grouchy ghost; the new season premieres April 1 on Disney Channel and Disney XD, the next day on Disney+.
Lucasfilm Drops 3 ‘Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures’ Shorts
Now available on YouTube, the films provide a sneak peek at the first animated preschool series from the ‘Star Wars’ universe, which follows Younglings as they forge their paths to becoming Jedi knights, explore the galaxy, and help citizens and creatures in need; the show hits Disney+ and Disney Junior in May.
‘Ice Merchants’ Wins Big at MONSTRA 2023
The Annie Award-winning and Oscar-nominated short by João Gonzalez took top honors in multiple categories in both the Portuguese and International short film competitions, including the Monstrinha Inatel Grand Prix and audience awards.
Netflix Reveals Ali Wong’s ‘Jentry Chau vs. the Underworld’ Cast and Teaser Art
Demons, supernatural powers, and millennia-old jiangshi inhabit this new animated action series about a Chinese American teen living in a small Texas town who finds out a demon king is hunting her – like being a teenager isn’t hard enough!
Adult Swim’s ‘Royal Crackers’ Greenlit for Season 2 Ahead of Series Premiere
The upcoming original adult animated comedy follows one Bakersfield, California family’s less than stellar efforts to save its once-successful cracker company dynasty after the family patriarch falls into a coma; series premieres April 2.
How NVIDIA’S Omniverse is Helping Shape the Future of 3D Production
The company’s General Manager of M&E, Richard Kerris, takes a deep dive into the processes and promise of NVIDIA’s groundbreaking creative platform.
Programming People of Color: Ethical Considerations for White Developers
Has Studio Ghibli Co-Founder Toshio Suzuki Been Caught Misappropriating Funds?
CBR.com reports that company president Koji Hoshino will leave in June after admonishing Suzuki for spending studio money on his girlfriend going back to 2013.
‘Abominable and the Invisible City’ Unpacks the Nitty Gritty of Co-Existence in Season 2
The DreamWorks Animation 3DCG series returns to Hulu and Peacock today, March 29, with new stories about hidden magical creatures hoping to find safe havens and peaceful lives in the human world.
New ‘Spider-Verse’ Short Coming from 'LENS' Program at Sony Pictures Animation and Sony Pictures Imageworks
The Leading and Empowering New Storytellers program’s first cohort will present their film, ‘The Spider Within: A Spider-Verse Story,’ at the Annecy Festival this June.
Disney Absorbs Marvel Entertainment, Dismisses Chairman Ike Perlmutter
As a series of 7,000 layoffs began this week at the Mouse House, cost-cutting has led to the ouster of Perlmutter, a major company shareholder, co-president Rob Steffens, and chief counsel John Turitzin.
Adult Swim Drops Genndy Tartakovsky’s ‘Unicorn: Warriors Eternal’ Trailer
The famed, Emmy Award-winning creator’s long-awaited supernatural, 2D animated-action series, about a team of heroes who reawaken to fight an evil force looming in London, is coming to Adult Swim, Toonami, and HBO Max in May!
‘Royal Crackers’: The Crumbly Grandeur of a Half-Baked Family Dynasty
Creator/executive Jason Ruiz and executive producer Seth Cohen share the recipe for their all-new 2D animated comedy series, premiering April 2 on Adult Swim and April 3 globally on HBO Max.
Paramount+ Renews ‘Star Trek’ Series ‘Lower Decks’ and ‘Strange New Worlds’
The streamer boldly goes where no one has gone before, announcing additional season pickups for both shows while setting summer premieres of Season 4 and Season 2, respectively, for the series.
Exclusive: Apple TV+ Shares ‘Eva the Owlet’ Clip
AWN readers get a special sneak peek at the all-new animated series about a creative, cheeky owlet with big ideas and an even bigger personality, who goes on high-flying adventures with her best friend who lives next door; based on the ‘Owl Diaries’ series by award-winning author Rebecca Elliott, the show hits the streamer March 31.
SCAD Alumnus Creates New 2D Lighting Tools for ‘The Pope’s Dog’ Short
Former visual effects student Noah Catan spent over a year working to improve upon the 2D ‘Klaus’ innovative 3D-styled lighting and shading in his development of Pantheon: Volumetric Lighting for 2D Animation software, created specifically for the production of SCAD Animation Studios’ CTA Emmy nominated animated short.
WildBrain to Acquire House of Cool
In a deal set to close later this year, co-founders Wes Lui and Ricardo Curtis are named Co-General Managers of the Toronto-based pre-production studio, which will maintain its distinct identity under new parent company banner.
Platige Image Shares ‘G.O.A.T. Mall – AXE’ Spot
Featuring popular rapper Lil Baby, the men’s cosmetic company’s latest global campaign goes from real to fantasy with VFX, 2D and 3D animation added in post.
Disney and Pixar Drop ‘Elemental’ Trailer and Character Posters
Ronnie del Carmen, Shila Ommi, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Catherine O’Hara join the cast of the studios’ next animated feature, which follows Ember, a fiery young woman, and Wade, a fun go-with-the-flow guy, who together define the notion that ‘opposites react;’ the movie hits theaters June 16 along with Bob Peterson’s all-new short, ‘Carl’s Date.’
Creepy Meets Cute in New Ghibli-esque ‘Resident Evil 4’ Promo
The animation style on ‘Leon and the Mysterious Village,’ a new promotional short for Capcom’s upcoming remastered horror game, feels quite familiar… and is positively adorable.