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Aardman Greenlights New Seasons for ‘Shaun the Sheep’ and ‘Very Small Creatures’

The award-winning animation studio announces a new 20-episode Season 7 and Season 3, respectively, for its 2 most popular stop-motion shows.

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Technicolor Group Announces Launch and Strategic Framework

The new holding company housing MPC, Mikros Animation, The Mill, and Technicolor Games plans a gradual transformation from VFX and animation businesses to a singular ‘visual experiences’ company delivering cutting-edge technology in visual storytelling.

Drama on the High Seas Headline News

Jerry Bruckheimer to Reboot ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Franchise

Potential projects include a currently shelved ‘girl power’ film headlined by Margot Robbie, and a project written by Craig Mazin and Ted Elliot, both sans the iconic franchise lead Johnny Depp.

More AI Tools to Check Out; NVIDIA Headline News

NVIDIA AI Enterprise 5.0 Now Available

The end-to-end, cloud-native software platform brings generative AI within reach of every business; now includes NVIDIA NIM to speed generative AI application deployment, NVIDIA AI Workbench and the widely used Red Hat OpenStack Platform.

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SAG-AFTRA Ratifies Animated TV Contracts Limiting Use of AI Voices

The 2023 Television Animation Agreement and the 2023 Basic Cable Animation Agreement will last three years and provide strong protections around the use of AI as well as a 7% wage increase that applies retroactively to July 1, 2023.

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‘Looney Tunes’ Goes for the Gold with Olympic Consumer Products Deal

Warner Bros. Discovery and the International Olympic Committee will put beloved classic cartoon characters center stage on Olympics-themed products, rolling out now through 2026.

The Sims in Real Life Headline News

LuckyChap, Vertigo to Develop ‘The Sims’ Live-Action Feature

Kate Herron will direct and co-write the screenplay with Briony Redman; the project will adapt the beloved life simulation video game released in 2000, which offers ever-expanding content spanning over two decades.

Did You Eets Yur Spinach? Popeye Headline News

Chernin, King Features to Develop ‘Popeye the Sailor Man’ Live-Action Feature

Producers are in the process of attaching a studio partner for the latest adaptation of the iconic, spinach-loving 1920s comic book character. 

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Brighton International Animation Festival 2024

Begins: April 5, 2024

The 3-day international animation festival, running April 5-7 in Brighton, England encompasses a global perspective and provides an accessible venue for everyone to learn about animation.  

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GKIDS Acquires Distribution Rights to Mamoru Hosoda’s Films

The distributor gains North American rights for the Oscar-nominated director’s entire catalog including ‘Belle,’ ‘Mirai,’ ‘The Girl Who Leapt Through Time,’ and ‘Wolf Children;’ new theatrical and home entertainment releases will highlight Hosoda’s unique artistry.

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Autodesk Closes PIX Acquisition

With the addition of the production management solution, the tech giant’s industry cloud for M&E, Flow, will link previously disparate workflows of pre-and post-production, fostering broader collaboration and efficiency.

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

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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.

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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.

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