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Kissy Kissy Headline News

HBO Max Drops ‘Harley Quinn: A Very Problematic Valentine’s Day Special’ Trailer

Valentine’s Day may be destined for mayhem and madness when Gotham’s power couple of DC villainy celebrates the day of romance together - for the first time! The special hits the streamer next month.

Awards Headline News

Nominations Announced for the 95th Academy Awards

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 7:01am

No real surprises, at least in the animation-related categories, with ‘Avatar: The Way of Water,’ ‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,’ ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,’ ‘The Sea Beast,’ and ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ among the best animated feature and best visual effects nominees for this year’s 95th Oscars, coming March 12.

It’s Anime-zing! Headline News

Vote Now for the Seventh Annual Crunchyroll Anime Awards

Anime of the Year nominees include ‘Attack on Titan Final’ Season Part 2, ‘Cyberpunk: Edgerunners,’ ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc,’ ‘Lycoris Recoil,’ ‘Ranking of Kings’ Cour 2, and ‘SPY x FAMILY;’ fans can vote every day, in every category, through January 25 – winners will be announced March 4.

Coming in 2024 Headline News

PBS KIDS Announces New Animated Series ‘Lyla in the Loop’

The kids' show from Mighty Picnic and Pipeline Studios, premiering early 2024, aims to boost problem-solving skills and showcase benefits of working collaboratively.

Education Headline News

Stage 03 VFX Releases Online VFX101 Class Sampler

Featuring 6 hours of curated training material covering VFX filmmaking, Compositing, Modeling, and After Effects Animation, the VFX Sampler is a superb introduction to the global education program’s comprehensive, degreed, and accredited visual effects instruction.

careers in animation Headline News

Podcast EP 192: Liam Gilbey & the Struggles of Creating an Animation Studio - 3 Years In

Cut the Mustard Animation’s studio director reflects on where the studio started, where it’s at and where it’s going – and how he and the other studio founders found their footing and managed to stay afloat.

People Headline News

Visual Effects Society Announces 2023 Board of Directors Officers

Newly appointed officers include Lisa Cooke as Chair; Susan O’Neal as First Vice Chair; David H. Tanaka as Second Vice Chair; Rita Cahill as VES Secretary; and Jeffrey A. Okun as VES Treasurer.

But Mom! Headline News

Butters Learns Houses Also Have Back Doors in ‘South Park’ Season 26 Teaser

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 20, 2023 at 1:17pm

Don’t say you weren’t warned; Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s iconic animated series returns February 8 with all-new episodes on Comedy Central.

Technology Headline News

DNEG Releases Open-Source xSTUDIO Playback and Review Application

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 20, 2023 at 11:40am

Now available on the Academy Software Foundation GitHub, the flexible, feature rich program is designed to meet the diverse needs of a broad range of review scenarios across teams of connected users, whether on set, in office, or remote.

Call for Submissions Headline News

Submissions Now Open: 2023 LXiA Spark Animation Grant

Supported by Netflix, the community outreach program awards 3 emerging independent Latinx animation filmmakers with money, mentorship, and support for production of an animated short film; the submission deadline is February 3.

The Magical World of Online Controversy Headline News

Voice Cast Revealed for ‘Hogwarts Legacy’ and Reception is Mixed

While some ‘Harry Potter’ fans anxiously await the upcoming game, others are trepidatious given author J.K. Rowling’s loud and divisive opinions pertaining to the trans community, and lead Simon Pegg is caught in the crosshairs.

Vegetables Oppressed by Big Meat Headline News

A Studio Digital’s ‘BurgerWorld’ to Debut at Sundance 2023

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 12:26pm

Maddie Brewer's 2D animated short, from Bento Box and FOX Digital, tells the story of two fast-food workers who accidentally discover a portal to another realm… a ‘burger’ world where big meat oppresses the vegetable populace.

The Fans Have Spoken Headline News

‘Velma’ Debuts to Disappointing Audience Scores

The adult animated comedy series focusing on the origin story of ‘Scooby-Doo’s Velma Dinkley and the formation of ‘the greatest team of mystery solvers ever’ has garnered the worst audience score on IMDB as well as a 6% Rotten Tomatoes audience score.

Awards Headline News

Nominations Announced for 2023 BAFTA Awards

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 9:57am

‘Guillermo deo Toro’s Pinocchio,’ ‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On,’ ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,’ and ‘Turning Red’ get nods for Animated Film, while ‘All Quiet on the Western Front,’ ‘Avatar: The Way of Water,’ ‘The Batman,’ ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once,’ and ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ garner noms for Special Visual Effects.

Business Headline News

Genius Brands Consolidates Consumer Platforms Under Newly Created ‘Genius Networks’

Veteran Media and Entertainment executive Todd Steinman named President, Genius Networks, Uniting Kartoon Channel!, Ameba TV, and Frederator Network.

Technology Headline News

Maxon Announces Integration of Redshift in ZBrush

Key updates for Maxon One line expand Forger capabilities with modeling toolset, including subdivision surfaces and symmetry; performance upgrades in Red Giant Trapcode’s improve particle simulation creation in Adobe After Effects.

People Headline News

The-Artery Adds Nick Haynes to NYC Studio

Recent Carbon NY and former MPC executive producer brings 20+ years of industry experience, having held various production and managerial positions at companies including Absolute Post and the Mill.

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