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Animated Features Headline News

New Directors, First Look and Release Date for Disney’s ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’

Don Hall and Carlos López Estrada take the helm, sans Dean Wellins, with Paul Briggs now co-directing on the highly anticipated animated feature set for March 12, 2021 theatrical release. 

call for entries Headline News

Animal Logic Launches Australia-Based Screenplay Competition

Submissions will be accepted from September 1 – November 15; in addition to a cash prize, the winner will receive professional guidance from studio development and production executives.

More Zombies on TV! Headline News

Live-Action ‘Resident Evil’ Series Ordered at Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 9:14am

Show inspired by Capcom’s hugely popular horror-video game franchise gets the greenlight; brand-new storyline will span two different timelines.

SVOD Headline News

New Trailer for ‘Barbie Princess Adventure’ Coming to Netflix September 1

Mattel’s timeless, iconic character is back again with a message that helps kids focus on empowerment, self-discovery and finding their voice in the age of social media. 

Covid-19 Headline News

UK Screen Alliance Updates Post and VFX COVID-19 Guidance

Version 2.0 sets parameters to safely manage client attendance in editing sessions while minimizing the risk of the Coronavirus transmission. 

Business Headline News

Free Post New York Alliance Webinar on August 27

‘The Business of Animation: Past, Present and Future’ panel with Cartuna’s James Belfer, STUDIO NYC’s Mary Nittolo and PNYA chair Yana Collins Lehman will discuss how companies can survive and thrive in the shadow of the pandemic.

Virtual Events Headline News

Pixelatl 2020 Goes Online September 1-5

Event has announced an ambitious program to promote Mexican and Latin American creative industries; featured activities include a focus on recruitment, women in animation, and business networking meetings.

SVOD Headline News

WATCH: Cartoon Network’s ‘We Bare Bears: The Movie’ Trailer

New animated movie, based on the popular Cartoon Network original series, will launch September 12 simultaneously across eight WarnerMedia channels and apps in Asia Pacific.

How They Make It Headline News

WATCH: New Behind-the-Scenes ‘Mulan’ Featurette

Director Niki Caro shares how she found the perfect actor to play Mulan, with commentary from Yifei Liu, Tzi Ma and Yoson An; film will be available as a premium purchase starting September 4 on Disney+.

Business Headline News

VFX Legion Opens New British Columbia Division

Studio shares work-from-home reel while announcing new Canadian operations, production resources, and regional talent, as well as slate of new projects.

Indie Shorts ANIMATIONWorld

The Mesmerizing and Surreal Animation of Erick Oh’s ‘OPERA’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 21, 2020 at 2:19pm

A stunning and provocative new short film by the Annecy Cristal-winning ‘PIG: The Dam Keeper Poems’ director examines diverse issues like racism, terrorism, religion, war, and class struggle within our society.

Technology Headline News

Hardware Spending to Take Off with ‘Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020’

Processing capabilities needed to support simulation games expected to push PC hardware sales into the billions.  

Virtual Event Headline News

AWS Hosts Free Digital Content Creation Webcasts August 26-27

Series will illustrate how creative studios, teams, and freelancers can leverage the cloud to enable remote setups, scale production pipelines, and empower artists.

competition Headline News

2020 ANIMARKT Stop-Motion Forum Pitching Finalists Announced

The annual stop-motion event, being held October 6-10, will feature workshops, masterclasses, and panel discussions.

Xena Returns Headline News

Exclusive Clip: Lucy Lawless Guest Stars on ‘Big City Greens’

Season 2 of the Disney Channel hit show continues with a new episode premiering this Saturday, August 22, as the ‘Xena: Warrior Princess’ star flies into action as pirate Mimi O’Malley.

Virtual Reality Headline News

‘Jojo Rabbit’s Archie Yates Joins Cast of Baobab Studios and Oculus’ ‘Paper Birds’

Lead in Disney’s upcoming ‘Home Alone’ reboot cast as young musician whose music inspires a flock of mysterious paper birds, in new immersive film set to debut at the 2020 Venice International Film Festival.

Events Headline News

NVIDIA GTC to Run Online October 5-9

Program will be available continuously in all time zones and feature the latest in AI, data science, HPC, graphics, networking, live and on demand talks, and keynote featuring NVIDIA CEO and founder, Jensen Huang.

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