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Sequin Releases Sequin.App Unreal Engine Metaverse Solution

Company’s new technology gives the power of UE to anyone – without training; release comes as Bryan Breckenridge, Head of Impact for Snyk, is elected to the company’s Board of Directors.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

Maluma Joins Disney’s ‘Encanto’ Voice Cast

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ upcoming animated feature taps the hugely popular Latin singer as the voice of Mariano, the film’s handsome heartthrob – check out his character’s image and shout-out on Twitter; film hits theaters November 24, 2021.

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The Monstrous Stop-Motion of ‘The Patrick Star Show’s Halloween Special

In ‘Terror at 20,000 Leagues,’ premiering October 22 on Nickelodeon, the zany Bikini Bottom friends provide fans a ghoulishly good time, animated in a hodge-podge of styles connected with stopmo produced by Screen Novelties.

Anime Headline News

Netflix Releases ‘Super Crooks’ Trailer and Images

The streamer also announces the Japanese and English voice cast for the upcoming action-packed anime series based on Mark Millar’s comic of the same name; all 13 episodes debut globally November 25.

9 Visionary Chapters are Here! ANIMATIONWorld

Re-VIEW: ‘Maya and the Three’ – A Rebel Fire Burning Bright

Employing a delicate balance between foreshadowing and surprise twists, director Jorge R. Gutierrez achieves a sweet clarity of storytelling in his nine-chapter series about a Mesoamerican-inspired warrior princess on an epic quest to fulfill an ancient prophecy and save humanity from the vengeful gods of the underworld.

People Headline News

Ghost VFX Names Patrick Davenport President

Company mixes it up with president Tom Kendall changing hats as new head of business development; new hires include Paul Richards as EVP of Technology, and Crys Forsyth-Smith as EVP of Global Production.

Pushing 40 Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘The Great North – Beef's Craig Beef Adventure’

In the new episode airing October 24 on FOX, Wolf discovers that Beef longs for a jet ski, and he’s determined to make it happen; Ham bonds with a novelty singing fish toy… so what else is new?

Business Headline News

Goodbye Kansas Opens Vancouver Pop-Up Studio

Set in one of the industry’s major VFX hubs, new location to play key role in recruitment while providing closer proximity to existing and potential clients; Peter Muyzers to head operations.

What’s Freezie Day? Headline News

Netflix Shares ‘Waffles + Mochi’s Holiday Feast’ First Look Clip

What’s ‘Freezie Day’ with no food? Our waffle-eared friend counts on Mochi to save the day; watch the puppet-filled live-action/animated special premiering November 23.

Day of the Dead Headline News

CN Celebrates with ‘Drawn to Dia de Muertos’

The holiday, observed November 1-2, is an important tradition-filled event for families to share memories; graphics for this installment were created by Mexico City-based illustrator Valeria Alvarez.

Aren’t You a Wee Bit Curious? Headline News

Exclusive Clip: All New ‘Curious George’ Season 14 Premieres Today

Watch the Man with the Yellow Hat help George take a closer look at the spotted friend he brings home; all-new fun-filled episodes of the Peacock Original 2D series premiere today, October 21. 

Do it in the Cloud! Headline News

PLAYSENSE Expands to the Cloud with AWS

After doubling in size over the last year, creative CG studio continues to expand its cloud-based rendering pipeline to work on projects like ‘Wargaming’ cinematic trailers, ‘Wargaming Holiday Adventure,’ and ‘World of Tanks – Soul Hunter’ as well as titles for the upcoming RPG ‘Grime’ from Clover Bite.

Commercials Headline News

Blinkink and Whiskas Explore a Cat’s Mind Using Stop-Motion and Puppetry

Studio teams with creative agency AMV BBDO to conceptualize a feline dream in ‘Purr More’ cat food commercial, directed by expert cat whisperer Nina Gantz.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

Six Point Harness Tapped for ‘The Great Wolf Pack’ Animated Feature

Chris Bailey and the L.A.-based animation studio sign on to bring Great Wolf Resort’s reimagined woodland characters to life in the company’s inaugural film set for release in Summer 2022; voice cast also announced.

Holy Hell-raising Cephalopods Headline News

Adult Swim Drops ‘Squidbillies’ Season 13 Trailer

The final season of one of the network’s longest running animated series premieres Sunday, November 7; don’t miss the creators and cast reminisce at a special panel during the virtual Adult Swim Festival running November 12 – 13.

NFTS Headline News

‘Forgotten Runes Wizard’s Cult’ NFT Universe Gets Own TV Show

Titmouse and Magic Machine team up to produce an animated project based on original IP from an NFT universe of over 10,000 unique Wizards.

virtual production Headline News

Academy’s ‘Virtual Production Filmmaking: Are You Game?’ Talk Now Live

Don’t miss the Academy’s Science and Technology Council tour of the latest virtual production technologies and innovations; Jon Favreau, Rob Bredow, Caleb Deschanel, Dana Glauberman, and Rob Legato share their experiences October 21 at 1 PM PST.

A Best Friend Out of the Box! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’ Finds the Charm in Faulty Technology

Writer/director Sarah Smith and writer Peter Baynham discuss Locksmith Animation’s debut feature film, an animated comedy about the budding friendship between a middle-school boy and his defective robot, hitting theaters October 22.

Podcasts Headline News

New ‘Masters of Motion’ Podcast with Substance Founder Scott Geersen

Industry veteran in motion design, VFX supervision and direction shares advice for mid-level creatives; topics include running your own studio, international collaboration, compositing and VFX, learning 3D, working on title sequences, and reflection on the future.

Indian Kids Animation Headline News

Nickelodeon Launches ‘Chikoo aur Bunty’ In India

Marking the 11th home grown IP for the Indian kids’ entertainment market, Nick continues to lead the way with innovative entertainment and immersive storytelling for local audiences; new series runs Monday-Friday at 10:00 a.m.

Boo-Boo! Headline News

Catch a Musical Sneak Peek of ‘Jellystone!’s Halloween-Themed Special

Halloween is in peril when helpers Augie, Yakky, and Shag cast a spell that threatens to ruin the night! Warner Bros. Animation’s ‘Spell Book’ special episode streams October 21 on HBO Max.

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