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Shield Your Eyes! Headline News

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ ‘Unplayable’ on Xbox One and PS4

The highly anticipated futuristic-RPG doesn’t play well with older consoles, and fans are already coming out in droves to post unhappy updates with less-than-pretty screenshots.

SVOD Headline News

DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Madagascar: A Little Wild’ Season 2 Now Streaming

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 11, 2020 at 2:59pm

Celebrate six brand-new episodes on Peacock and Hulu with three short clips and a trailer featuring the series’ lovable friends! 

People Headline News

Scanline VFX Appoints New Execs for European Expansion

Jasmin Hasel promoted to executive producer, Europe, and Lauren McCallum appointed head of production, Europe; key appointments will focus on company’s growth in the European market and management of decentralized production pipeline.

animated series Headline News

‘Angry Birds Bubble Trouble’ Animated Series Released on YouTube

Newly established Latin American animation collective, The Los Amigos Group, created the show with real-time production integration of members in Brazil, Chile, and Peru.

Business Headline News

Disney and Comic Book Publisher Kugali Team Up on ‘Iwájú’ Animated Series

Premiering on Disney+ in 2022, the original sci-fi series, set in Lagos, explores themes of class, innocence, and challenging the status quo.

Don’t Be Racist Even if it Rhymes Headline News

Paul W.S. Anderson’s ‘Monster Hunter’ Vanishes from Chinese Theaters

Constantin Film apologizes for overt racist dialogue in new action-adventure which alienated the entire Chinese audience and is getting review-bombed to hell.

Home for the Holidays! Headline News

‘Baby Shark’s Big Fishmas Special’ Joins Nickmas Holiday Lineup

Nickelodeon’s holiday-themed episode kicks off ‘Baby Shark’s Big Show!’ the all-new animated series that premieres December 11.

Business Headline News

Disney Animation Unleashes Aggressive New Project Slate

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 11, 2020 at 6:14am

Investor meeting announcements by CCO and 'Frozen' film franchise director Jennifer Lee reveal both original and spin-off projects releasing in theatres and on Disney+ through 2023.

10 + 10! Headline News

20 New Series Coming to Disney+ in ‘Next Few Years’

Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy reveals plans for 10 ‘Star Wars’ and 10 Marvel series to stream on Disney+ in the next few years, along with other enticing programming tidbits.

Business Headline News

‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ Getting Simultaneous Disney+ and Theatrical Release

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 3:16pm

Disney Animation’s upcoming animated fantasy-adventure will be available to subscribers of the streaming platform for a premium fee on March 5, 2021, the same day it hits cinemas.

real-time rendering Headline News

Epic Games Releases Weta’s ‘Meerkat’ Hair and Fur Sample Project

VFX powerhouse has worked closely with Epic to fine-tune Unreal Engine’s strand-based Hair and Fur system; downloadable scene gives users a firsthand look at the production tool in action.

Business Headline News

AT&T Selling Crunchyroll to Sony’s Funimation for $1.175 billion

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 4:42pm

Deal brings leading anime content platform’s 3 million+ SVOD subscribers and 90 million registered users into the Sony entertainment fold.  

SVOD Headline News

New ‘Alma’s Way’ 2D Animated Series Coming to PBS Kids in Fall 2021

Produced by Fred Rogers Productions and created by children’s TV icon Sonia Manzano, the new show helps foster self-awareness, responsible decision-making, and empathy among today’s young viewers

Pilkey Returns! Headline News

Dav Pilkey’s ‘Dog Man’ Feature Greenlit at DreamWorks Animation

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 12:46pm

Peter Hastings to direct, as studio begins development on new movie based on prolific ‘Captain Underpants’ author and illustrator’s #1 global bestselling series about a loveable canine superhero and his friends.

Animated TV Series Headline News

Guru Studio's ‘Pikwik Pack’ Heads to Canada Starting December 26

New 2D animated preschool series features four animal friends who deliver surprises to their neighbors; kids learn gentle life lessons about community, responsibility, and teamwork.

working remotely Headline News

Teradici Releases ‘The Separation of Work and Place’ Report

Leading tech company’s findings, gathered from nearly 700 IT professionals, focus on lessons learned by organizations forced to face a ‘new normal’ amid the global pandemic.

People Headline News

CBS Studios Inks Two-Year Deal with Mike McMahan

Emmy Award-winning TV animation writer/producer is known for top animated adult comedy series including CBS All Access’ ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks,’ Adult Swim’s ‘Rick and Morty,’ and Hulu’s ‘Solar Opposites.’

Interactive TV Headline News

Netflix Greenlights ‘We Lost Our Human’ Animated Interactive Comedy

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 10:08am

‘Pinky Malinky’ creators’ new special lets viewers choose story perspective of self-involved cat or loving, hyperactive dog, who wake one day to find humans have disappeared.

Business Headline News

Brazil’s Loading Signs Crunchyroll Anime Content TV Deal

More than 50 titles, including Crunchyroll Originals such as ‘The God of High School’ and ‘Tower of God,’ will air in primetime on free linear television network.

Virtual Reality Headline News

WATCH: 3DAR and Baobab Studios' ‘Paper Birds: Part 1’ Trailer

Studios team with Facebook’s Oculus on VR film that pushes the boundaries of animation; available on Oculus Quest December 10, the 20-minute immersive experience includes moments of interactivity via virtual reality hand tracking.

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