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Come Down from the Clouds Headline News

Volinga Introduces NeRF Suite Desktop Version

The company’s Neural Radiance Fields tools for virtual production, VFX, TV, and entertainment lets users process information locally while retaining complete control without reliance on cloud services. 

More Seussian Fun is Coming! Headline News

Bill Hader to Star in Warner Bros.’ Animated ‘The Cat in the Hat’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 18, 2024 at 4:14pm

The new film, set to release in 2026, will also star Quinta Brunson, Bowen Yang, Xochitl Gomez, Matt Berry, and Paula Pell; DNEG will produce the animation.

Not the Imposter Headline News

All-Star Cast Revealed for ‘Among Us’ Animated Series

‘Infinity Train’ creator Owen Dennis and CBS Eye Animation Productions’ upcoming adaptation of the beloved multiplayer mystery game from Innersloth will feature the voice talents of Randall Park, Yvette Nicole Brown, Elijah Wood, and Ashley Johnson.

Promoting a New Generation of Animation Artists Headline News

2024 WIA Scholarship Winners Announced

17 scholarship recipients were selected from 189 worldwide applicants representing 76 schools; an additional 25 received honorable mentions.

Heading to Stuttgart Headline News

FMX 2024 Shares The Latest Program Confirmations

4-day event kicks off in Stuttgart on April 23, 2024; new program confirmations include ‘The Power of Collaboration’ a discussion of Global Inclusion, Community, and Connection and Feature VFX: A look behind the scenes of ‘The Creator;’ tickets are now on sale

Business Headline News

Guru Studio Options ‘Spot’ TV Rights

The studio’s animated series adaptation of author Eric Hill’s bestselling children’s book series will follow Spot, the beloved, rambunctious, and curious puppy; former Amazon Kids+ exec Sarah Maizes comes on board to helm the project.

Business Headline News

Multihouse Creative and Demente Animation Form Strategic Partnership

New deal expands Multihouse’s live-action production offerings, adding animation integration across its various sectors, including Multihouse Impact and Creative Agency divisions.

Mentoring New Voices in Animation Headline News

LFA's 2024 Parcours de Femmes Selections Revealed

The French association Les Femmes s’Animent’s Franco-African Initiative assists French-speaking women from Africa, Europe, and overseas territories with mentoring and resources to fine-tune project pitches for presentation at the 2024 Annecy Festival’s MIFA.

Even Better MoCap Headline News

Movella and HTC VIVE Reveal Native Virtual Production Pipeline Integration

Integration of VIVE Mars CamTrack and Xsens Animate motion-capture technology promises to elevate virtual production by converging precision, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness for a seamless, collaborative workflow and production experience; see it at GDC beginning March 18. 

Streaming Salem Headline News

New Line’s ‘Salem’s Lot’ Remake Will Debut on Max

Warner Bros.’ forthcoming feature adaptation of the Stephen King vampire novel, first pushed from a Fall 2022 to Spring 2023 release before being shelved by the SAG-AFTRA strike, will bypass cinemas and stream later this year.

Bye Bye Batty Headline News

‘The Batman Part II’ Release Pushed to 2026

And the wait goes on! Previously slated to swoop into theaters on October 3, 2025, the film will now premiere October 2, 2026; it stars Robert Pattinson as the Dark Knight alongside familiar franchise faces Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon and Andy Serkis as Alfred.

Trouble in Marvel-land Headline News

‘X-Men ’97’ Creator Beau DeMayo Fired Ahead of Series Debut

The writer / producer, known for his work on ‘Moon Knight’ and ‘Blade,’ will no longer promote the project or participate on future seasons, according to The Hollywood Reporter; Marvel had no comment on the firing.

Business Headline News

Max Nabs 2024 Oscar Winner ‘The Boy and the Heron’ Streaming Rights

Streamer and GKDS ink multiyear deal extending U.S. streaming rights of award-winning Studio Ghibli’s catalog, including Oscar-winning and -nominated films ‘Spirited Away,’ ‘Howl's Moving Castle,’ ‘The Wind Rises,’ ‘The Tale of The Princess Kaguya,’ and ‘When Marnie Was There.’

That’ll Do Donkey Headline News

'Shrek 2’ to Re-Release in Theaters for 20th Anniversary

Revisit the adventures and experience the joy of Shrek, Donkey and Princess Fiona's adventures all over again when the beloved 2004 3DCG animated classic returns nationwide starting April 12.

TV Animation Headline News

Toonz Media Group and Driver Studios Team for ‘The Blahs’ 3D Animated Series

The kids’ comedy series, which follows original characters ‘The Blahs,’ their rulers King Gray and Lord Blue, and their neighbor Joy, launches on the Cool School YouTube channel March 31.

Technology Headline News

NVIDIA and HP Announce GenAI and Data Science Library Integration

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 11, 2024 at 1:44pm

Coming to Z by HP AI Studio, NVIDIA CUDA-X data processing libraries will be integrated with HP AI workstation solutions to provide full-stack development solutions that speed data science workflows.

Global Gender Parity and Inclusion in Animation Headline News

UNESCO to Support WIA’s Stories x Women Program

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 11, 2024 at 12:03pm

The first official collaboration between the two groups was announced in connection with International Women’s Day; the UN organization joins Disney as a supporter of the women’s creative initiative with an emphasis on projects from Africa. 

Wahoo! Headline News

Illumination and Nintendo to Produce New ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Movie

Chris Meledandri and Shigeru Miyamoto take to YouTube to share the news - while plot details are still firmly under wraps, the new animated film project doesn’t appear to be a sequel but rather a fresh take on Mario’s world; the release is set for April 3, 2026.

Business Headline News

Ionart Studio Ltd. Rebrands as Ionart Studios as it Eyes Expansion

Budapest-based full-service animation and VFX company set sights on expanded global identity; LA-based VFX professional Mark Nazal will lead the studio’s North American efforts.

The Black Cat is Coming to Prime! Headline News

Amazon MGM Studios to Develop ‘El Gato Negro’ Series Adaptation

Based on the comic book ‘El Gato Negro’ by Richard Dominguez, the series will star Diego Boneta with a script by Frank Guerrero; Eric Carrasco is attached to executive produce and co-showrun with Turi Meyer and Alfredo Septién.

Young Vampire Love! Headline News

‘Twilight’ Animated Series in Development at Lionsgate

While the series remake may adapt each of author Stephanie Meyer’s four ‘The Twilight Saga’ novels, it could also take a different approach by adapting the ‘Twilight’ retellings ‘Midnight Sun’ or ‘Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined.’

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