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mentorship programs Headline News

Dash Studio and Demo Duck Launch 2024 Motion Mentorship Program

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 26, 2024 at 2:33pm

Applications now being accepted for 6-month, online-only program, starting next month, that will provide tutorage, advice, and connection building for young creatives in the motion design industry who identify with underrepresented communities.  

Awards Headline News

Telly Awards Organizers Launch The Collision Awards

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 26, 2024 at 1:33pm

Entries now being accepted for new platform, the first solely dedicated to honoring all forms of animation and motion design across Marketing & Communications, Commercials, Television, Film, Experiential, Games & XR; early entry deadline set for March 8, 2024. 

indie animation Headline News

Catya Plate Brings ‘Las Nogas’ to HollyShorts

The 2023 NYC Women’s Fund Recipient, artist and filmmaker Catya Plate, brings the third short of her award-winning stop-motion animated trilogy to the festival’s monthly screening event in Los Angeles, January 31.

From the Cradle to the Screen Headline News

Hidden Gnome, Lex+Otis Team for Animated ‘Cradle’ Book Series Adaptation

A Kickstarter has been launched to fund the adaptation and give fans even greater connection to the stories, realms, and characters of Will Wight’s popular fable, with exclusive perks through donations; the grassroots fundraiser ends February 9.

Not So Invincible Headline News

‘Invincible’ Copyright Lawsuit Settles Ahead of Trial

William Crabtree, a colorist for the first 50 issues of the comic, alleged creator Robert Kirkman tricked him into surrendering his co-ownership stake in the series; the terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

More Industry Cuts Headline News

Microsoft to Layoff 1,900 Activision Blizzard, Xbox Employees

The tech giant has begun to cull workers from the newly acquired division to reduce ‘areas of overlap’ during the integration effort, with Blizzard Entertainment president Mike Ybarra also exiting the company.

That’s Not All Folks! Headline News

‘The Day the Earth Blew Up: A Looney Tunes Movie’ Headed to Theaters

The sci-fi buddy action comedy, the shorts series franchise’s first fully animated feature, follows Porky and Daffy as they uncover a secret alien mind control plot; it was previously expected to debut on HBO Max and Cartoon Network but will now hit the big screen this Fall.

Crackin Good Headline News

Adult Swim Sets ‘Royal Crackers’ Season 2 Premiere

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 25, 2024 at 3:24pm

Watch the trailer - the network’s most watched new series of 2023, greenlit for a second season prior to its Season 1 premiere, returns next month with more dysfunctional Hornsby family fighting over the legacy of their second-rate cracker company.

Business Headline News

Netflix Nabs Streaming Rights to Studio Ponoc’s Animated Film Slate

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 25, 2024 at 2:13pm

The next feature from the animation house founded by Oscar-nominated former Studio Ghibli producer Yoshiaki Nishimura, ‘The Imaginary,’ will hit the streamer later this year after its theatrical run in Japan.

Do It in the Cloud Headline News

CoreWeave Releases New Native Blender Plug-In for Conductor

Plug-In offers CoreWeave users faster and easier rendering within creative environments, streamlining Conductor’s use with the open-source 3D software.

Now We’re In the Know! ANIMATIONWorld

‘In the Know’: Zach Woods and Brian Hansen Talk Stop-Motion Comedy Magic

The new adult animated parody, co-created by Woods with Mike Judge and Brandon Gardner and produced by Oscar-winning ShadowMachine, follows NPR’s third most popular host, a well-meaning puppet - and nimrod - interviewing real celebrity guests with no knowledge of what they’ll be asked, premieres January 25 on Peacock. 

Business Headline News

Rick Mischel Acquires Yeti Farm, Launches Artists Animation Studio

The veteran animation producer and former Bardel CEO will serve as CEO of the new company, headquartered in Kelowna, British Columbia; Todd Ramsey assumes role of Head of Animation while Ashley Ramsey departs to pursue new opportunities. 

Adventures in Bikini Bottom Headline News

Gamefam and Paramount Games Drop ‘SpongeBob Simulator’ Trailer

On January 26 the nautical nonsensical universe of Nickelodeon’s ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ welcomes Roblox’s 70+ million users to adventure to the world of Bikini Bottom, free on most platforms and devices.

The Animated Future of Lagos Headline News

Six-Episode Event Series ‘Iwájú’ Headed to Disney+

The first-of-its-kind collaboration between Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pan-African entertainment company Kugali, along with a behind-the-scenes documentary, ‘Iwájú: A Day Ahead,’ debut February 28.

One Last Batch Headline News

Disney+ Drops Trailer, Teaser Poster for ‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ Final Season

The epic third and last season, which tests the limits of the Batch in the fight to reunite with Omega, kicks off with the first three episodes February 21 on Disney+.

Dept. of Far Out! Headline News

‘The Freak Brothers’ Season 2 Arrives on Digital February 26.

The fun cloud of smoke returns… Lionsgate's adult animated series, based on Gilbert Shelton’s acclaimed underground comics, stars Woody Harrelson, Pete Davidson, John Goodman, and Tiffany Haddish as four pothead time travelers from the 1960s.

Who Doesn’t Love Alien Love - Or The Wall? Headline News

Hulu Drops ‘Solar Opposites’ Valentines Day Special Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 9:05am

It’s love like you’ve never, nor ever wanted, to witness – or feel - as Korvo, Yumyulack, Terry, and Jesse get romantic AF… yes, they went there; the ‘An Earth Shatteringly Romantic Solar Valentine’s Day Opposites Special’ special debuts February 5.

It’s Looking Fire Headline News

Netflix Drops First Official Trailer for ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’

The live-action reimagining of the beloved Nickelodeon animated series, which follows Aang, the young Avatar, as he learns to master the four elements, stars Gordon Cormier, Kiawentiio, and Ian Ousely, and hits the streamer February 22.

Technology Headline News

Arcturus Announces HoloSuite Toolset Update

New Accelerated Volumetric Video Codec compresses data so creators can populate digital scenes with more volumetric characters than ever before while maintaining high data quality.

Robin Robin Returns Returns Headline News

Will Aardman Craft Another Project from the ‘Robin Robin’ Universe?

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at 1:27pm

The UK studio’s charming stop-motion holiday special, featuring puppets made from felt and starring Gillian Anderson and Richard E Grant, could be set for another installment, according to co-writers and co-directors Dan Ojari and Mikey Please.

animation installations Headline News

Cinesite Immersive Partners on ‘Forsaken’

Studio’s new division produced and animated Roland Lane’s new short film, which celebrates the world’s beauty while emphasizing its fragility, now showing in 8k on 360-degree floor-to-ceiling screens at Outernet London.

Awards Headline News

Nominations Announced for the 96th Academy Awards

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at 7:10am

‘The Boy and the Heron,’ ‘Elemental,’ ‘Nimona,’ ‘Robot Dreams,’ and ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ nab noms for best animated feature, while ‘The Creator,’ ‘Godzilla Minus One,’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,’ ‘Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One,’ and ‘Napoleon’ take the top spots for best visual effects.

The Anvil Has Been Lifted Headline News

First Look Revealed for Resurrected ‘Coyote vs. Acme’ Feature

The anvil has been lifted off the live-action/CG animation hybrid feature following a down-and-out billboard lawyer who decides to represent Wile. E. Coyote in a lawsuit against ACME Corporation, with Amazon as a rumored buyer.

Commercials Headline News

Alkemy X’s Creative Studio Adds Remade to U.S. Commercial Roster

The design-based animation studio specializes in hand-drawn and cell animation and boasts notable clients including Google, Indeed, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Hermès.

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