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TV VFX Headline News

VFX Legion Shares ‘Just Beyond’ VFX Before & After Reel

VFX house tackles complex mix of shots to create feats of digital sorcery for the Disney+ supernatural anthology, inspired by R.L. Stine’s graphic novels, now streaming.

Music Videos Headline News

Guru Studio Drops ‘Big Blue’ First Look Music Video

Featuring a theme song produced by Grammy-winning music producer Timbaland and his Beatclub team, the all-new animated sci-fi comedy premieres on CBC Kids Canada December 4.

Anime ANIMATIONWorld

Mark Millar and Motonobu Hori Talk ‘Super Crooks’

The creator and director of Netflix’s first superhuman heist anime series discuss their comic-inspired show that follows a small-time, superpowered crook, Johnny Bolt, and what he hopes will be his biggest - and final - score.

Technology Headline News

Cinesite Renders ‘The Addams Family 2’ in the Cloud

Morticia, Gomez and crew give ‘Road Trip’ a new meaning; in showcasing iconic North American locales, the studio turned to AWS to manage the extensive assets and complex visual effects needed to coordinate the largely remote work.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Gintama THE VERY FINAL’ Coming Home January 25

Releasing in North American for the first time, the conclusion of the popular manga franchise drops on digital January 25 and Blu-ray + DVD combo pack on February 8; preorder now from Shout! Factory to receive an exclusive poster.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Seek the Spice as ‘Dune’ Comes to Digital and Blu-Ray

Denis Villeneuve’s hit sci-fi epic, based on the seminal Frank Herbert books, arrives for digital ownership on December 3 and 4K, Blu-ray and DVD on January 11, 2022, complete with special bonus features.

The Oscar-qualified ‘I Am a Pebble (Je suis un Caillou) ANIMATIONWorld

A Lonely Otter Finds Unusual Companionship in ‘I am a Pebble’

Maxime Le Chapelain, one of six creators of the multi-award-winning 3D/CG student short, discusses the genesis of the project and the collaborative process that brought it to fruition.

animated films Headline News

OnOff Studio Releases ‘Zako’ Teaser

The innovative animated film follows the story of Soviet Armenian painter Sargis Mangasaryan, who used his skills, drawing portraits of his captors, to survive a Nazi POW Camp; based on a graphic novel ‘Zako - Crude Fruit,’ the film is slated for release by 2025.

Mixing Music with Melodies Headline News

Hype Animation Awarded Epic Mega Grant

The Brazilian animation studio will use Unreal Engine and AI to animate and generate music for the upcoming preschool series ‘Kaia's Discoveries;’ the show promotes diversity, empathy, technology and science with music and melodies.

animated short films Headline News

Exclusive Premiere: ‘Nuevo Rico’ Explores Latinx Futurism

Kristian Mercado Figueroa’s multi-award-winning short boldly explores Puerto Rican identity in a new way, a defiant gesture of representation that looks at the island’s commercialization and colonial status.

Commercials Headline News

Nexus Studios ‘A Future Begins’ Gets Thanksgiving Kick-Off

The charming stop-motion spot, created by award-winning animator John Kelly, focuses on Chipotle’s commitment to sustainable farming and human welfare; with a soundtrack by Grammy-award winning singer Kacey Musgraves, the commercial is a patchwork quilted love letter to the restaurants’ supply chain and the people behind it.

Can You Remember the 60s? Headline News

‘Cryptozoo’s Legendary Cryptids Now Available on Blu-Ray and VOD

Dash Shaw’s visually stunning Sundance award-winning animated film follows the hallucinatory world of cryptozookeepers as they struggle to capture a legendary dream-eating baku.  

I’ve Never Felt this Way About Stop-Motion! ANIMATIONWorld

The Stop-Motion Wonderland of ‘Robin Robin,’ Aardman’s First Musical

The renowned studio’s charming new holiday special stars a sweet, clumsy, and rather noisy little bird who desperately wants to be as sneaky - and quiet - as her adoptive mouse family, now streaming on Netflix.

Who Climbed Everest First? ANIMATIONWorld

Capturing Everest’s Compelling Beauty and Danger in ‘The Summit of the Gods’

Patrick Imbert and Jean-Charles Ostorero’s breathtaking 2D animated feature deftly wraps a historical mystery inside a recluse’s obsessive need to climb the most treacherous mountain on Earth; film releases today in theaters, and hits Netflix November 30.

People Headline News

Elizabeth Waybright Taylor Named VP, Development, Disney Television Animation

Long-time Disney exec promoted to oversee team steering new Disney Channel animated content for kids and families; previous projects include ‘The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse’ cartoon shorts, ‘Amphibia,’ ‘Kiff,’ and the upcoming ‘Primos.’

40 Years of Pixel Pushing Headline News

Alkemy X Spoofs its 'Cutting Edge' 80's Work to Celebrate 40th Anniversary

VFX house creates campaign and 3-minute anthem film that showcases its ‘sales reel’ from 1981 complete with fictional relics from the past.

Buckle Up! Headline News

DreamWorks Shares ‘Fast & Furious: Spy Racers Homecoming’ Final Season Trailer

Buckle up as the Spy Racers set out on one last mission; all-new Season 6 episodes of the popular animated show, based on the live-action ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise, hit Netflix December 17.

An Even Merrier Christmas 2021 Headline News

Illumination Drops Final ‘Sing 2’ Trailer

Buster Moon and his all-star cast of performers are ready to unleash their biggest extravaganza yet… but there’s one small hitch; sequel to 2016 hit ‘Sing’ comes to theaters December 22.

animated short films ANIMATIONWorld

‘Far From the Tree’: A Harried Raccoon Confronts the Challenges of Parenting

Writer/director Natalie Nourigat and producer Ruth Strother talk about their all-new animated short screening with Disney’s animated musical, ‘Encanto,’ which opens today in theaters.

Home for the Holidays! Headline News

PBS KIDS Announces Animated Holiday Line-Up

Celebrate December with new specials and fan-favorite classics; ‘Alma’s Way’ helps viewers celebrate Nochebuena and Three Kings Day; ‘Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas’ reveals the true holiday spirit; and ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ returns with a special presentation on December 19.

Home for the Holidays! Headline News

Celebrate with Disney Channel and Disney Junior’s Holiday Line-Up

Beginning November 27, catch five new festive episodes from popular animated series including ‘Muppet Babies,’ ‘The Ghost and Molly McGee,’ ‘Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends,’ and a new Mickey Mouse holiday special.

I’ve Never Felt this Way About Stop-Motion! Headline News

EXCLUSIVE: Listen to ‘The Sneak Song’ From Aardman’s ‘Robin Robin’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 12:43pm

Along with Netflix’s November 24 global premiere of the venerable stop-motion studio’s charming musical holiday special comes Lakeshore Records’ original soundtrack release, featuring music by The Bookshop Band.

Animated Features ANIMATIONWorld

How Choreography and Color Helped Shape the Vibrant Characters of ‘Encanto’

For Renato do Anjos, Kira Lehtomaki, and Lorelay Bové, early attention to culturally authentic details in design and movement made for a unique, magically expressive family, and house, in Disney’s enchanting, animated musical, coming to theaters Wednesday, November 24.

Technology Headline News

Foundry Releases Nuke 13.1

Artist-focused update enhances productivity with improvements in workflows; new 3D manipulators and hotkeys make work faster and easier while new Unreal Reader allows users to request Unreal data from within the NukeX environment.

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