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Jetpack Inks Deals to Distribute Large Animated Show Library Across Europe

Global kids and family content distributor bringing 760 half hours of character-driven, animated and mixed content to broadcast partners such as UK’s BBC Children, Norway’s NRK, IFC Media in the Czech Republic and TV Joj in Slovakia.

Entertaining Learning for Kids Headline News

VlogBox Launches Kids Room TV

Now on Roku, new kids’ channel delivers engaging, entertaining and educational animation to young viewers while increasing audiences for content creators; will hit Apple TV, Android TV, and Amazon Fire TV next month.

Technology Headline News

Chaos Releases V-Ray 6 for Maya

The award-winning renderer adds new systems and updates, including geometric tiling, procedural clouds, a new shader profiler, and USD support; numerous enhancements create a more complete toolset for monitoring and optimizing projects.

Business Headline News

Floating Rock Studios Ltd Nabs $1.5M NZ Investment

New Zealand-based creative studio secures support from new finance partner Hillfarrance Capital Venture to further its growth in high-end animaiton and VFX production.

Eggcellent News Headline News

Beloved Uncooked Egg ‘Gudetama’ Series Coming to Netflix

There’s a teaser trailer now for ‘Gudetama: An Eggcellent Adventure,’ which features the popular unmotivated character created by Sanrio in a mixed medium show with live-action and CGI elements, that’s slated to stream sometime in late 2022.

Business Headline News

Famed Studio Ghibli Library Now Available for Digital Rental

GKIDS is making ‘Spirited Away’, ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’, ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ and other classic films available for download-to-rent in North America.

Gotham’s Power Couple Of DC Villainy Returns Headline News

HBO Max Renews ‘Harley Quinn’ for Season 4

The hugely popular adult animated series got a big thumbs up from WarnerMedia ahead of next month’s Season 3 finale, promising another season of mayhem and madness with Gotham’s power couple of DC villainy - Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy.

Business Headline News

Cinesite Nabs Majority Stake in FX3X

The VFX/animation company’s latest acquisition significantly increases its talent roster and global capacity and follows recent additions of Canadian-based studios L’Atelier Animation and Squeeze Animation.

What Exactly is a Storyboard Revisionist? Headline News

Podcast EP 177: How to Get Hired as A Storyboard Revisionist with Dorsa Bidhendi

Recent Sheridan College grad Dorsa Bidhendi discusses how her portfolio landed her a job fresh out of school, the advantages of having an animation vs. fine arts degree, and what exactly she does as a storyboard revisionist.

Stop-Motion in Montreal Headline News

Festival Stop Motion Montreal Reveals 2022 Screening Calendar

Out of 75 films in 10 curated competition programs, 58 make their Montreal premiere at the in-person event coming to Concordia University next month; the NFB’s ‘Meneath: The Hidden Island of Ethics’ by Toronto-based Métis artist Terril Calder joins the lineup.

Awards Headline News

Georges Schwizgebel Takes Grand Prix at Hiroshima Animation Season 2022

Top honors at the inaugural event go to the Swiss filmmaker’s Darwin's Notebook, winner also of the category award in ‘Adventure in Storytelling.’ 

Dystopian Futures Oh My! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Cyberpunk: Edgerunners’ NSFW Trailer and Images

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at 11:10am

Produced by ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ creator CD Projekt Red and Japanese animation house Studio Trigger, the anime series about a reckless street kid turned mercenary outlaw hits the streamer next month.

Player One Has Joined the Game Headline News

Dewayne Perkins, Tim Story Join ‘Clue’ Animated Series

‘The Amber Ruffin Show’ writer and ‘Barbershop’ producer are the first names to join the upcoming adaptation of Hasbro’s classic ‘whodunnit’ board game from Fox Entertainment, eOne, and Bento Box Entertainment.

Business Headline News

GKIDS Acquires North American Rights to ‘New Gods: Yang Jian’

Hitting U.S. Cinemas in early 2023, Light Chaser’s animated feature tells the story of Chinese god Yang Jian, and his journey to thwart those who would seek the power to alter their world’s balance.

The Wait Will Soon Be Over Headline News

Netflix Sets Dates for ‘Pinocchio,’ Wendell & Wild’ and Other Feature Releases

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at 8:23am

The streamer has both changed and finalized theatrical and streaming dates for its slate of animated films coming to audiences starting this October.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Bring ‘Ainbo: Spirit of the Amazon’ Home for the Holidays

From Shout! Kids, the animated feature about a young girl determined to save her home in the rainforest's deepest jungle comes to DVD, digital download, and on-demand November 29.

Social Media Headline News

Twitch’s VTuber TAKEOvER Starts Today!

Celebrate VTubers and discover their virtual avatars, varied genres, and technical creativity, and learn how to join them during ‘Creator Camp;’ weeklong event includes the first ever ‘VTuber Tournament’ - 30 VTubers compete in a Fall Guys tournament where…” anything can happen!”

Technology Headline News

Plask Launches Namesake Cloud-Based Motion Capture Tool

Startup tech company reveals new signature animation SaaS tool designed to make 3D animation more accessible; user-friendly design allows recording, editing, and animating projects through browser-based tool’s interface.

In-Passing Headline News

Oscar Winning ‘For the Birds’ Director Ralph Eggleston Dies at 56

The versatile, multiple Annie Award-winning Pixar production designer, art director, and director designed or art directed such acclaimed films as ‘Toy Story,’ ‘Finding Nemo,’ ‘The Incredibles,’ ‘Cars,’ ‘WALL-E,’ and ‘Inside Out,’ and won an Academy Award for writing and directing the 2000 short film ‘For the Birds.’

Apple TV+ Gets Animated Headline News

Apple TV+ Reveals Fall Kids and Family Animation Slate

New and returning series coming to the streamer's lineup include ‘Sago Mini Friends,’ ‘Slumberkins’, ‘Interrupting Chicken’ and more classics with the Peanuts gang from Mendelson/Melendez Productions and Peanuts Worldwide.

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