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Bento Box and Boulder Media Ink Multi-Year Agreement

The Ireland-based animation studio will provide production services to FOX Entertainment’s award-winning animation studio starting with Dan Harmon’s upcoming animated comedy ‘Krapopolis,’ executive produced and starring Jon Hamm.

Business Headline News

Foundry Acquires Peregrine Lab’s Bokeh Tool

The popular deep data defocus tool will be integrated into Nuke’s upcoming releases; customers with a current, or recently expired, Bokeh license can get a free one-time extension until December 31, 2023.

100 Years of Disney Headline News

Watch ‘Oswald the Lucky Rabbit’ Return to Celebrate ‘Disney 100 Years of Wonder’

Created by Disney Animation’s storied hand-drawn animation team, the studio’s first breakout animated star is back in a new short, after a 94-year hiatus, marking the 100th anniversary of The Walt Disney Company.

Fate Intervenes ANIMATIONWorld

‘An Unexpected Ray of Hope’: William Joyce’s New Short, ‘Mr. Spam Gets a New Hat’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 2, 2022 at 8:54am

The Oscar and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, author, and illustrator shares how a series of tragic losses – first his young daughter, then his wife – led to a prolonged period of creative withdrawal that he eventually emerged from, due to a simple twist of fate, to produce some of his career’s strongest and most innovative work.

Continuing the Lost in Oz Story ANIMATIONWorld

The Return of ‘Lost in Oz’: Q&A with the Creators

The Emmy Award-winning animated series returns with a new short, featuring its most beloved characters, that answers lingering questions about the newest Dorothy Gale: will she return to Kansas, or stay in Oz with her new magical friends?

Who You Calling a Wimp? ANIMATIONWorld

Jeff Kinney Talks ‘Diary Of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules’

Simple protagonists have always proven powerful for the author of the hugely popular book series, whose new 3DCG feature follows the ongoing riotous antics of angst-ridden, disaster-prone middle school student Greg Heffley; film premieres December 2 on Disney+.

Business Headline News

Disney Branded TV and Baobab Studios Partner on 'Intercats'

Studios team up with award-winning screenwriter Pamela Ribon (‘My Year of Dicks’) to develop an animated sitcom about the cats who produce the hysterical cat videos that go viral on the Internet.

The Best in CG Animation Headline News

‘GARRANO’ Takes Best in Show at SIGGRAPH Asia 2022 Computer Animation Festival

‘CAT and MOTH’ garners the Special Jury Award, with ‘Period Drama’ named Best Student Project; winning films will highlight this year’s Electronic Theater screenings at the conference, running next week in Daegu, South Korea.

People Headline News

Jellyfish Pictures Announces New Leadership Team

David Patton, Mark Warburg, Phil Greenlow, and Sharn Gondal join the Emmy Award-winning VFX/Animation company; Natalie Llewellyn expands her role managing all animation production.

The DCU Heads to Prime Video Headline News

Warner Bros. Television Set to Close DCU Animation Deal with Amazon

Warner TV exec Channing Dungey hints at the DC-branded Prime Video streaming content deal as well as exploring animated IP on different platforms, including HBO Max.

Technology Headline News

Epic Games Releases RealityScan Free iOS App

Capturing Reality’s app for 3D Scanning allows users to easily capture and create 3D models for use in Unreal Engine, Twinmotion, MetaHuman, or any other post-processing tool.

A Mountain of Entertainment Headline News

‘Key & Peele’ Inspired ‘Mr. Garvey's Mountain Survival Skills’ Released by Paramount+

The one-minute sketch features a delightful mix of the streamer’s live-action and animated characters, along with Keegan-Michael Key, part of its ‘A Mountain of Entertainment’ campaign.

Get Ready to LAAF in Hollywood Headline News

LAAF Returns to Hollywood December 10-11

The event offers a full weekend of programs featuring all films in competition, and an opening night party with works by and conversations with filmmakers, culminating with the LAAF Awards Ceremony.

careers in animation Headline News

Podcast EP 187: How Chris Walsh Produced the Stop-Motion Film ‘Orchid’

The filmmaker, author, and academic discusses building a home stop-motion studio, the challenges he faced self-producing his COVID lockdown film, and what teaching has taught him about storytelling.

Fun for the Howl-idays Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘Housebroken’ Holiday Specials

In back-to-back holiday episodes of the howlingly popular animated comedy airing this Sunday on FOX, Honey’s dream comes true and Chico experiences hunger for the first time, while Elsa falls in love with a robot dog.

Fully Rigged Digital Humans from the Clouds! Headline News

Epic Games Releases MetaHuman Update

New features and enhancements make it easier for users to share, collaborate and refine assets while facilitating DNA Calibration and integration into proprietary pipelines.

Portrait of Incredible Courage ANIMATIONWorld

‘Aurora’s Sunrise’ Marks a New Era in Armenian Storytelling

Inna Sahakyan’s animated documentary, integrating pieces of Aurora Mardiganian’s harrowing account – and lost 1919 film adaptation – of surviving unspeakable horrors as a teenager during the 1915 Armenian Genocide, shares one woman’s incredible courage, and how telling, and retelling, such a painful story is the strongest step forward a person can take.

Villard and Karacas Return! Headline News

‘KING STAR KING!/!/!/’ and ‘Ballmastrz: Rubicon’ Specials Coming to Adult Swim

New animated galactic adventures mark the return of fan-favorite heroes, plus their original creators JJ Villard and Christy Karacas, respectively; shows hit the network and HBO Max this coming February.

Business Headline News

Lucky ‘Krap Chicken’ NFT Owners Will Appear in ‘Krapopolis’ Season 1 Finale

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at 11:40am

Blockchain Creative Labs, FOX Entertainment’s Web3 media tech company, has announced that a ‘Key to Krapopolis’ NFT will be added to 2 of the series’ dedicated NFTs, whose owners will be added as background characters in the final first season episode.

Animated Shorts of the Month ANIMATIONWorld

The Animation Pimp Presents - Binocular Briefs November 2022

AWN’s monthly survey of animated shorts making the festival circuit rounds includes ‘A Tiny Man,’ ‘Sliver Cave,’ ‘Slow Light,’ ‘#BINARYGENDERNORM: GIRLS,’ and ‘Magical Caresses - Masturbation: A Short Story of a Great Taboo.’  

Technology Headline News

Imbalance Releases Ragdoll Dynamics 3.0

Tool that automates character physics in Maya gets update that includes click-and-drag interface, added physically based character posing, replacement rigs for interactive frame rates, and a multi-character asset library.

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