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Education Headline News

VFS and Pixomondo Launch 12-Week Micro-Credential Program

The Vancouver Film School teams up with the leading VFX and virtual production studio to train students for careers as VAD Technical Artists, VAD Generalists, and UE Technical Artists.

Everybody Wants to Save the World… Again Headline News

Prime Video Renews ‘Fallout’ for Season 2

Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy’s critically-acclaimed series, set in the post-apocalyptic world of the best-selling global video game franchise, gets picked up for another season; the entire first season is now streaming. 

We Want More SMALLS! Headline News

Watch: Adult Swim SMALLS’ ‘High Moon Queen 03: Apology Tour’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 19, 2024 at 6:46am

An AWN exclusive - the third and final short of creators Violaine ‘Vee’ Briat and Samantha Gray’s ‘High Moon Queen’ trilogy finds their rather quirky and outlandish titular character in need of an apology tour to win back the hearts and money of the people of Manssin City after an innocent gets killed.

Sword-swinging Summer Headline News

Netflix Greenlights ‘The Witcher’ Season 5, Kicks Off Season 4 Production

Streamer gives a go to the fifth and final chapter of the popular fantasy drama that chronicles the story of monster hunter Geralt of Rivia.

People Headline News

Ghost VFX Appoints Julian Levi EVP North America

The overall production VFX producer on Oscar-nominee/VES Award-winner ‘The Creator’ brings his 30 years of experience to new role overseeing studio’s talent, technology, and services. 

The Gaang is Aack Headline News

Dave Bautista, Eric Nam Join Cast of ‘Aang: The Last Airbender’ Animated Feature

Serving as the first of three planned standalone films, the project from Nickelodeon Animation, Paramount Animation, Avatar Studios and Flying Bark Productions will premiere October 10, 2025.

Heading to 1600 Edo Japan VFXWorld

Creating an Authentic Feudal Japan for ‘Shōgun’

Co-creators and EPs Justin Marks and Rachel Kondo, along with their production team on FX and Hulu’s 10-episode limited series - based on James Clavell’s famous 1975 novel - always strove for authenticity in their depiction of Japan in 1600, from its ships to the city of Osaka, even the oil lamps and wicks used to light rooms.

Do It in the Cloud Headline News

Former FuseFX CTO and Co-Founder Jason Fotter Launches Bind Studio

Running on AWS, the studio’s cloud-based platform services promise to streamline setup and configuration for VFX production with flexibility to scale up and down based on production needs.

Blast Off! Headline News

Paramount’s ‘Transformers One’ Trailers Blast Off

The 3DCG animated feature starring Chris Hemsworth, Brian Tyree Henry, and Scarlett Johansson tells the origin story of Orion Pax and D-16’s path from brothers-in-arms to becoming sworn enemies, Optimus Prime and Megatron; coming to theaters September 2024.

Gotta Stream Fast Headline News

Cast Featurette Drops for ‘Sonic’ Spinoff Series ‘Knuckles’

The live-action / CGI mini-series, which centers on Idris Elba’s dastardly, coffee drinking red Echidna as he teaches his protege Wade Whipple the ways of the warrior, hits Paramount+ April 26.

Even More Good Times ANIMATIONWorld

Ranada Shepard Talks the Re-Imagined ‘Good Times’ Animated Series

The showrunner and executive producer of Netflix’s controversial, all-new adult animated show, based on the ground-breaking 1974 CBS sitcom, discusses how her upbringing and identity as an adopted Cuban child to Black parents on Chicago’s south side informs her creative decision-making and inspires the show’s loud animation style and edgy comedy.

Only if we Help Can They be Saved Headline News

Exclusive: Apple TV+ Shares ‘Jane - Shrunk Us Too Small’ Clip

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 10:00am

Pint-sized Jane and Dave contend with some not-so-pint-sized ants in Season 2 of Emmy Award winner J.J. Johnson’s live-action/CGI animated hybrid series, inspired by the life and work of Dr. Jane Goodall, premiering globally on April 19.

Heading to Stuttgart Headline News

It’s Next Week! FMX 2024 Shares More Updates

Attendees can explore the sound design of ‘Dune Part 2,’ the visual effects of ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender,’ and the invisible VFX of Ridley Scott's ‘Napoleon;’ 4-day event kicks off in Stuttgart on April 23, 2024.

We Finally Get Our Dunk and Egg Headline News

‘GoT’ Prequel ‘A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight’ Finds its Dunk and Egg

Peter Claffey to play the naïve but courageous Ser Duncan the Tall (Dunk), while Dexter Sol Ansell takes the role of his young, diminutive squire Aegon V Targaryen (Egg) in Max’s ‘Game of Thrones’ spinoff series.

Not the Imposter Headline News

‘Among Us’ Animated Series Expands Voice Cast

‘Infinity Train’ creator Owen Dennis and CBS Eye Animation Productions’ upcoming adaptation of the beloved multiplayer mystery game from Innersloth has added Patton Oswalt, Debra Wilson, Phil LaMarr, and Wayne Knight.

It’s Anime-zing Headline News

Crunchyroll’s ‘Spy x Family Code: White’ Hitting Theaters April 19

The anime destination also revealed theatrical release dates for ‘Haikyu!! The Dumpster Battle’ and ‘Blue Lock the Movie -Episode Nagi-.’

How Cute! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Puffin Rock’ Returns with A New Movie, New Friends, and More to Come

Director Jeremy Purcell and Assistant Director / Sequence Director Lorraine Lordan talk about their animated feature, ‘Puffin Rock and the New Friends,’ from Cartoon Saloon and Shout! Studios, based on the award-winning preschool series, that follows puffins Oona, Baba, May and Mossy, with new friends Isabelle, Phoenix and Marvin, in a race to save a lost egg before a storm hits their rock island home; available today, April 16, on Google TV, Prime Video and Apple TV+.

Business Headline News

Seth Green and Tracy Falco to Produce ‘Meerkat Manor’ Animated Feature

Warner Bros. Pictures Animation announced the 3DCG adaptation of the hugely popular Animal Planet docu-series, taking the Whiskers family on all-new animated adventures.

What Me Worry? ANIMATIONWorld

Kelsey Mann and Mark Nielsen Talk ‘Inside Out 2’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 11:00am

The director and producer discuss their new film, the feel good / sad / angry / anxious movie of the summer, Pixar’s highly anticipated sequel to Pete Docter’s Oscar-winning 2015 ‘Inside Out;’ the emotions are back… with new digs and unexpected guests, coming to theaters June 14.

Not The Cat’s Meow Headline News

Sony Drops ‘The Garfield Movie’ Official Music Video ‘Let It Roll’

Watch the new short, as Keith Urban and Snoop Dogg let it roll… and let it ride in their ode to the Monday-hating, lasagna-loving indoor cat; the animated comedy pounces into theaters May 24.

careers in animation Headline News

Podcast EP 250: Rand Fishkin and How He's Funding Snackbar Indie Game Studio

Studio co-founder and CEO discusses his jump to the world of video games, how he’s funding the endeavor and 3 critical things that will lead to a video game’s success.

Just a Small-Time Pony Headline News

Netflix Shares ‘Thelma the Unicorn’ Trailer

Musician and solo artist Brittany Howard stars as Thelma, a small-time pony who dreams of becoming a glamorous music star; the 3DCG musical, based on the books of Aaron Blabey, hits the streamer May 17.

Skadoosh! Headline News

‘Kung Fu Panda 4’ Now on Digital

Jack Black is back as everyone’s favorite, skadooshiest panda in the latest chapter of DreamWorks Animation’s popular franchise; all-new never-before-released animated short ‘Dueling Dumplings’ included on select digital platforms.

GoT To Be Kidding Headline News

Jon Snow ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel No Longer in Development

The series never gained traction after being shelved during the WGA strike, with actor Kit Harrington revealing, ‘it’s off the table,’ because the team, ‘couldn’t find the right story to tell.’

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