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PSAs Headline News

Animism Studios Creates Mental Health PSA During COVID-19 Shut-Down

In a move to keep their artists busy… and employed, the Vancouver-based studio produced ‘Be There for Them,’ a PSA for the Boys and Girls Club – Canada that addresses mental health and loneliness.

We Like to Move It! Headline News

Xsens Launches MotionCloud Platform – Watch Cardi B in MVN Action

Cloud-based platform makes motion capture projects achievable with multiple users working simultaneously at different locations; see it in action in Cardi B’s new mini reality series Cardi Tries where she creates a video game with the Xsens MVN Animate suit.

Positively Spotty Headline News

Disney Drops New Trailer and Poster for ‘Cruella’

Emma Stone and Emma Thompson star in the live-action adventure about the early days of fashionable villain, Cruella de Vil; film simultaneously hits theaters and Disney+ with Premier Access on May 28.

Insights into TV VFX Headline News

WATCH: AWN-FuseFX VFX Artist Interview Series Part 3

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 10:46am

In the third and final discussion, VFX supervisors Steve Meyer and Brad Kalinoski share insights into their innovative visual effects work on shows like ‘Criminal Minds’ and ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.’

Business Headline News

FuseFX Acquires Rising Sun Pictures

Leading VFX company continues its expansion efforts with purchase of Australia-based high-end visual effects studio; combined companies will have close to 800 artists in eight locations around the globe.

Events Headline News

Maxon Reveals Speakers for ‘3D & Motion Design Show’

The free virtual 3-day event running April 13-15 will feature presentations from notable creative directors, motion designers, and animation directors; live-streamed event will be available on demand following the show.

Cute but Violent Headline News

‘Gloomy the Naughty Grizzly’ Anime Series Premieres April 12

The cute, lovable, but violent characters, Gloomy and Pity, jump from the toy shelf to the screen in new animated series; set to air on Tokyo MX station in Japan, global fans can check out the episodes on Gloomy’s YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram.

Whedon’t Want Him Headline News

Joss Whedon Reportedly Threatened Gal Gadot’s Career During ‘Justice League’ Filming

While reports remain unconfirmed by the ‘Wonder Woman’ star, sources claim the disgraced director clashed with the actor after she expressed doubts about aggressive dialogue.

Business Headline News

WarnerMedia Rebrands EMEA Studio as Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe

Company resurrects legendary studio name; Sam Register and Vanessa Brookman to co-lead flagship TV animation studio formerly known as Cartoon Network Studios Europe.

Insights into TV VFX VFXWorld

WATCH: AWN-FuseFX VFX Artist Interview Series Part 2

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 3:56pm

VFX supervisors Brigitte Bourque and Marshall Krasser share insights into their innovative visual effects work on shows like ‘Upload’ and ‘9-1-1: Lone Star.’

Tesseractin’ Up Headline News

Disney+ Releases New ‘Loki’ Time-Bending Trailer and Stills

The MCU’s favorite trickster must work alongside the Time Variance Authority to fix his Tesseract-related, time-altering mistakes; series debuts June 11.

casting Headline News

Paramount+ Reveals Janeway First Look on Upcoming ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 10:12am

Kate Mulgrew reprises her role as the captain, now an emergency training hologram, in the all-new CG kids’ series about a group of lawless teens who discover a derelict Starfleet ship; show will air on Nickelodeon following run on streamer.

An Epic Canine Adventure! Headline News

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Space Dogs: Tropical Adventure’ Clip and Images

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 9:00am

Epic Pictures’ third and final installment of their ‘Space Dogs’ trilogy releases today on VOD; also playing in select theatres, the CG animated film brings astronauts Belka and Strelka back to earth in a new canine adventure.

We’re Still Boldly Going! Headline News

‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Drops Teaser and Season 2 Release Date

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 8:17am

Mike McMahan’s hit half-hour comedy about the crew of one of Starfleet’s least important ships also gets third season renewal by Paramount+.

virtual production ANIMATIONWorld

Jerome Chen Talks Real-Time Animation with Unreal Engine

The Sony Pictures Imageworks senior VFX supervisor discusses his studio’s integration of Epic’s game engine technology and real-time workflows into its animation production on a new episode of Netflix’s ‘Love, Death & Robots’ anthology series.

virtual production Headline News

Epic Games Releases Volume 2 of its Virtual Production Field Guide

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 7:00am

Free resource provides in-depth look into virtual production workflows, new methodologies, remote collaboration, in-camera VFX, animation, and what’s coming next in Unreal Engine 5.

The Dark Knight Rises Headline News

‘Supernatural’s Jensen Ackles to Voice Bruce Wayne in ‘The Long Halloween’

Actor is joined by the late Naya Rivera as Catwoman, Josh Duhamel as Harvey Dent, Troy Baker as Joker, and others as the Caped Crusader hunts down the Holiday killer.

Cartoons Headline News

‘Jonny Quest’ and Classic ‘Tom and Jerry’ Toons Not Leaving HBO Max

Fans won’t have to say good-bye on April 30 to extensive set of classic Hanna-Barbera and Looney Tunes series; HBO has extended the stay of shows including ‘The Flintstones,’ ‘Josie and the Pussycats,’ ‘The Looney Tunes Show,’ ‘The Scooby-Doo Show,’ and a host of others.

Autobots Roll Out! Headline News

Angel Manuel Soto to Direct Standalone ‘Transformers’ Feature

The ‘Charm City Kings’ director will team with ‘Marvel’s the Defenders’ writer Marco Ramirez to create a fresh take separate from the Bay-verse and ‘Bumblebee.’

Keywords: Justice is Served! Headline News

Warner Bros. Drops Another New Teaser for ‘Justice Society: World War II’

Studio shares another clip from the highly anticipated next chapter in the popular DC animated movie series - coming to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Blu-ray on May 11 and digital on April 27.

Animated TV Series Headline News

‘The Chicken Squad’ Premieres on Disney Junior May 14

Based on the children’s books series by Doreen Cronin, new CG animated series follows a trio of chicken siblings and their dog, Captain Tully, who use teamwork and critical thinking skills to solve problems; digital soundtrack, ‘Disney Junior Music: The Chicken Squad,’ featuring music from the series, also drops on May 14.

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