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Monsters Unite at Home! Headline News

Is ‘Hotel Transylvania: Transformania’ Heading Straight to Amazon?

Sony is reportedly close to finalizing a deal to bypass theaters and stream the upcoming hit franchise sequel exclusively on Prime Video for a whopping $100 million.

Venom Returns! Headline News

‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ First Look Posters Released

Tom Hardy returns to the big screen as Marvel’s lethal protector in Columbia Pictures’ action thriller sequel; the highly anticipated and previously delayed movie is pushed once again, coming exclusively to theaters October 15.

Business Headline News

Wyatt Cenac Inks Deal with Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios

The Emmy Award-winning producer, writer, and performer signs exclusive development and production agreement to create original animated programming for all WarnerMedia platforms.

Business Headline News

Cartoonito Preschool Block Launch Set for September 13

WarnerMedia’s all-new kids’ animation programming, including ‘Little Ellen,’ ‘The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo,’ and ‘Bing,’ is coming to HBO Max and Cartoon Network next month.

The Small Blue Wrecking Crew is Back! Headline News

Nickelodeon Releases ‘The Smurfs’ Teaser Trailer

The iconic gang of little blue Smurf Village inhabitants – including Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Brainy, and Hefty - return in an all-new 'Smurf-tacular' CG animated series premiering Friday, September 10.

Technology Headline News

BOXX Releases New APEXX Matterhorn High-Performance Workstations

System design maximizes productivity and ROI with a platform optimized for rendering and simulations; supporting four NVIDIA RTX GPUs, it’s ready for a variety of workflows, including NVIDIA Omniverse.

The CG World Gathers in Turin Headline News

VIEW Conference 2021 Reveals New Speakers

Kirk DeMicco, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, Tim Miller, and Everett Downing Jr. join growing list of industry leaders and experts who will lead a variety of sessions at Italy’s premiere animation, VFX and CG conference, taking place online and in-person October 17-22; early bird tickets are now on sale.

Gotta Go Fast Headline News

Idris Elba to Voice Knuckles the Echidna in ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’

‘The Suicide Squad’ star joins Ben Schwartz as Sonic, James Marsden as Tom, and Jim Carrey as Dr. Ivo Robotnik in the CGI/live-action hybrid caper set to release in theaters on April 8th, 2022.

Virtual Production Tools Headline News

MELS Post and VFX Studio Awarded Epic MegaGrant

Grant will be used by Montreal-based studio to further the company’s virtual production initiatives; their technology replaces greenscreens with a virtual set, offering producers creative flexibility and freedom.

Innovative CG Showcase Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 Will Be Held in Tokyo and Online

Announcement confirms the hybrid event will take place December 14-17 at the Tokyo International Forum – selected events will also be available virtually; Sony Group Corporation’s executive deputy president and CTO Toru Katsumoto to give keynote.

TV Animation Headline News

Ánima’s New Animated Sitcom ‘El Santos’ Kicks Off Adult and YA Division Launch

Series features the brash, uncouth, over-the-top luchador formerly featured in the studio’s feature film ‘El Santos vs la Tetona Mendoza;’ based on popular comic strip by Mexican illustrators José Trinidad Camacho and José Ignacio Solórzano, the series to deliver later this year. 

The Small Blue Wrecking Crew is Back! Headline News

Nickelodeon Drops All-New ‘The Smurfs’ Trailer and Art

CG animated series featuring Belgian artist Peyo’s iconic comic characters - blue, small, only three apples tall - premieres September 10.

Technology Headline News

Animal Logic Releases Open Source USD ALab Complete Production Scene

Release includes full scene description, from global assets through to shot outputs; broad use of assets is designed to promote education, training, and demonstration by students, studios, and vendors.

The Clones Returns! Headline News

'Star Wars: The Bad Batch' Season 2 Coming in 2022

Disney+ announces Lucasfilm Animation’s fan favorite CG animated series, about a genetically mutated group of mercenaries, will be back for another season of soldiering next year.

Technology Headline News

Autodesk Launches Bifrost Update

Aimed at simplifying creation of sophisticated simulations and photoreal effects via real-time tool feedback, the updated features include virtual sliders, more expressive simulation graphs, and Aero and MPM enhancements; the platform is now available for all Maya users.

Business Headline News

Nick’s ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Universe Gets Multiple Pickups

52 new episodes have been ordered across ‘Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years,’ ‘The Patrick Star Show’ and ‘SpongeBob SquarePants.’

Films in Competition Headline News

BIAF 2021 Reveals Short Film Selections and Trailer

83 animated films will compete in six categories at the festival coming October 23-27; event unveils ‘The Eyes of Summer’ poster and trailer by director Watanabe Ayumu.

Mistress of the Night Headline News

Catherine Zeta-Jones Boards Tim Burton’s ‘Wednesday’ as Morticia Addams

The Welsh actress is cast as the sultry 'Cara Mia,' joining Luis Guzmán as her onscreen husband, Gomez, in Netflix’s upcoming supernatural, ooky-spooky coming of age series starring Jenny Ortega as the eponymous anti-heroine.

Regular People are Heroes Too! Headline News

Netflix Renews Craig McCracken’s ‘Kid Cosmic’ for Seasons 2 and 3

See just released trailer and cool art for the popular animated kids’ series from the famed ‘Powerpuff Girls’ creator; new season debuts September 7.  

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