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‘Harry & Bunnie’ and ‘Chuck Chicken’ Heading to MENA

Animasia Studio inks deal with MBC Group, bringing 2 original animated series to the Middle East and North Africa; shows feature the slapstick adventures of a wannabe magician, and Chuck and the Kung Fu master with his magical egg.

The Boy Who Lived Again Headline News

Is Warner Bros. Planning a ‘Harry Potter’ Film Reboot?

Amidst studio’s ongoing upheaval, many major franchises have been affected, from the DCU to ‘Game of Thrones;’ will a reimagined magical world bring audiences back to theaters?

Technology Headline News

NVIDIA Launches ‘Omniverse Avatar Cloud Engine’ Early-Access

New suite of cloud-native AI microservices helps developers build and deploy intelligent virtual assistants and digital humans at scale, including adding animation to any avatar built on virtually any platform – such as Unreal’s MetaHuman tech and cross-platform game avatar development tools - and deployed on any cloud.

From Toy to Screen Headline News

Build-A-Bear Producing ‘Glisten and the Merry Mission’ Animated Feature

The ‘stuff it yourself’ teddy bear toy company is teaming with Foundation Media Partners on its first animated Christmas feature, complete with an all-star cast, based on the real-life Holiday plush collection star Glisten the snow deer.

Innovations in Real-time 3D Design Headline News

NVIDIA Reveals New Omniverse AI Tools for 3D Artists

As part of tech giant’s CES Special Address, company announced Blender enhancements that include Omniverse Launcher and Audio2Face, Audio2Gesture, and Audio2Emotion — generative AI tools that enable instant 3D character animation.

Innovations in Real-time 3D Design Headline News

NVIDIA Releases Major Omniverse Enterprise Updates

The latest release features new deployment options, new Omniverse connectors, and enhanced performance for optimized workflows that connect 3D pipelines to develop and operate large-scale, physically accurate virtual 3D worlds.

Professional Animation Tools Even Beginners Can Master ANIMATIONWorld

Adapting Character Creator and iClone’s Procedural Tools for Virtual Productions

Piera Varda explains how he and his team at Peru-based La Escena Virtual designed and produced their ambitious animated short, ‘The Within,’ after upgrading their workflow to integrate new real-time tools that enabled much greater creative control and artistic freedom.

Business Headline News

Territory Studio Gets New London HQ Digs

Following studio launches in Munich and Barcelona, the new facility will accommodate company’s growing team and project roster while increasing its capacity and production capabilities.

Love Lost Headline News

Possible ‘Batman Beyond’ Film Starring Michael Keaton, Michelle Pfeifer Canned

The feature, set after the events of the ‘Batman Beyond’ animated series, may have seen Michelle Pfeiffer return as Catwoman, reviving the romance between her and her ‘Batman Returns’ rival.

Short and Sweet Headline News

‘Santiago of the Seas’ Creator Niki López Completes Short for Nickelodeon

The Puerto Rico native, one of ‘Variety’s 10 Animators to Watch,’ made the film as part of Nick’s Intergalactic Shorts Program initiative to develop original comedy-driven content with an eye towards eventual series development.

Give Us Our Dragons Headline News

‘Game of Thrones’ Projects Shelved in Wake of HBO Max Shakeup

According to the famed franchise’s creator, while crowd favorite ‘House of the Dragon’ will move forward to its second season, all other spinoffs not yet greenlit have been ‘shelved.’

For Some It’s Always Christmas Headline News

‘Paul Martin and the Magic Magnifying Glass’ Getting Animated

Creation Entertainment Media and Magic Frame Animation are teaming up to develop and produce and feature film adaptation of Georges Alexander Vagan’s detective adventure book series that follows young Paul Martin as he traverses a land of perpetual Christmas and snow.

Business Headline News

Milk VFX Launching Bordeaux Studio in 2023

The award-winning visual effects house to kick off the new year with a new French-based facility helmed by Creative Director/Head of Studio Andy Morley; continued studio expansion follows the recent acquisition of Lola Post Production.

First of Her Name Headline News

Cristina Fiumara Joins Riot Games as Global Head of Animation Development

The ‘Arcane’ developer and producer tasks the former Disney exec with developing animated TV series and feature films for Riot Entertainment.

A God and His Boy Headline News

Live-Action ‘God of War’ Series Coming to Prime Video

Based on the critically acclaimed PlayStation video game franchise, the series follows God in exile Kratos, who stumbles into an epic adventure as he attempts to spread the ashes of his diseased wife with his estranged son.

careers in animation Headline News

Podcast EP 190: Laura Gonçalves’ Journey to Create ‘The Garbage Man’

In the last AIP of 2022, the 2D animator discusses animation career opportunities in Portugal, producing and financing her latest film via an artist collective, and how she achieves her unique storytelling style.

People Headline News

Longtime Warner Bros. Exec Jeff Brown Exits After Nearly Three Decades

Beginning his career as a Marketing Director in 1996, the EVP had a hand in the distribution and sales of some of the studio’s biggest franchises, including the DCU, ‘Harry Potter,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ and ‘The Matrix.’

Say it Ain’t So Totoro! Headline News

StudioCanal Sues Wild Bunch over Netflix’s Studio Ghibli Streaming Deal

French film production and distribution company claims the deal, which provided a catalogue of 21 films to the streaming giant, breached a prior VOD rights agreement between the two distributors.

Business Headline News

Oscar Winner Rodney Rothman Closes Animation Development Deal with FOX

The ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ co-director and producing partner Adam Rosenberg’s production company, Modern Magic, will create and produce new animated series for FOX Entertainment.

Dear Santa Headline News

Mindshow Powers Personalized Santa Videos on Cameo Kids

The animation company’s real-time proprietary technology delivers Santa’s holiday cheer - powered by high-speed production, automation, and integration with AI.

People Headline News

The VES Names Nancy Ward Executive Director

After a comprehensive search by the VES Board of Directors, the organization’s previous Program and Development Director and Interim Executive Director steps into the official role following the retirement of Eric Roth.

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