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‘Zenimation’ Animated Short Film Soundscape Compilations Now Available on Disney+

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 22, 2020 at 7:28am

Iconic scenes from Disney classics, with enhanced audio and no dialogue or music, have been edited together into 10 shorts designed to help audiences unplug, relax and refresh.

Business Headline News

This Thing of Ours Launches Digital Presence with Trio of Animated Vignettes.

New London-based animation and design studio defines itself with surreal animations exploring 3D and 2D illustrated textures and places.

People Headline News

NFB Names Julie Roy Director General, Creation and Innovation

Celebrated National Film Board French Animation Studio executive producer, with more than 50 productions to her credit, brings experience and risk-taking to new post.

People Headline News

Oscar-Winning Composer Alan Menken to Score Skydance Animation’s ‘Spellbound’

Grammy Award winner Glenn Slater to write lyrics, and Grammy Award winner Chris Montan to serve as executive music producer, on Vicky Jenson’s upcoming animated feature.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Justice League Dark: Apokolips War’ Now Available on Digital and Blu-Ray

Warner Bros.’ culmination of seven-year, 15 animated film journey can also be purchased on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD. 

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Trolls World Tour’ Dance Party Edition Coming to Digital June 23

Special edition includes sing-alongs, dance moves, interactive pop ups and other features; 4K HD, Blu-ray and DVD coming July 7.  

Festivals Headline News

Annecy 2020 Reveals Work in Progress, Preview and Making Of Session Lineups

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 1:17pm

Running June 15-30, the online festival, digital market and business conference has released its list of WIP and ongoing review sessions for feature films, TV series, specials, and XR projects.

Technology Headline News

Arch Platform Technologies Launches Powerful Cloud-Based VFX Platform

New technology helps entertainment industry scale without constraints, benefiting from solution’s highly secure and scalable infrastructure.

VFX Festival Virtual Series Headline News

Escape Studios Launches Virtual VFX Festival Series

Annual celebration of visual effects moves online for ongoing series of sessions running up until 2021 edition planned in London next February.

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Even a Pandemic Can’t Stop Politics from Being Funny on ‘Tooning Out the News’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 18, 2020 at 3:59pm

Quickly retooling their production in the face of COVID-19, executive producers R.J. Fried and Tim Luecke continue bringing us a sorely needed daily animated dose of hilarious political satire.  

Home Entertainment Headline News

WATCH: Exclusive ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Behind the Scenes Clip

High-speed adventure available now on digital and May 19 on 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray combo packs that include limited-edition comic book. 

jobs and recruiting Headline News

Minnow Mountain is Hiring: Artists Can Work Safely and Start Remotely

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 11:39am

Austin, Texas-based studio has a number of job openings and is currently looking for animation, compositing, and editing talent that is local or can work remotely. 

Technology Headline News

Unity’s ‘The Heretic’ Digital Human Character Package Now Available

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 10:19am

Digital Human character and technology stack used in company’s short film project now available as a free download.

markets Headline News

Annecy 2020 Announces Online Mifa Program

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 9:25am

Running June 15-30, the digital market and business conference will feature an extensive mix of pitch sessions, meetings, press conferences, and access to the latest animated projects. 

SVOD Headline News

‘Solar Opposites’ Tops Charts as Hulu’s Most-Watched Original Comedy Premiere

Since its May 8 debut, the series has ranked as the #1 streaming title on Hulu, highlighting the recent increased popularity of adult animation titles.

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