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Visual Effects Society Headline News

VES Issues Best Practices Guide, Urges Employers to Let Staff Work at Home

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 23, 2020 at 10:37am

Organization calls on businesses to let employees work remotely as the fight against the coronavirus rages on; best practices guide designed to help VFX community adapt to at home workflows.

Adult Animation ANIMATIONWorld

What Future Lies in Store for Non-Comedy Adult Animation?

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 1:56pm

According to a just released industry white paper from producer John Evershed, TV animation finally seems poised to capture sizable new audiences outside its traditional comedy fan base.

TV Animation ANIMATIONWorld

Disney Brings India’s Vibrant Culture to US Preschoolers in ‘Mira, Royal Detective’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 10:15am

Showrunner Sascha Paladino and art director Dorothea Gerassimova discuss the challenges and rewards of celebrating India’s wonderful cultural diversity with an international kids’ audience.

Awards Headline News

Royal Television Society Honors ‘Zog’ with Children’s Programme Award

Magic Light Picture’s hugely popular animated TV special receives recognition for positive contributions, earning accolades from the industry and UK viewers.

Community Outreach Headline News

Nickelodeon Launches #KIDSTOGETHER Initiative to Keep Kids Informed

Studio reaching out with multiplatform prosocial initiative, using their most popular characters and free access to Noggin, to engage kids and families on staying healthy while at home. 

Music Videos ANIMATIONWorld

Catchy and Cool: The Celebrity Shorts of V+ Animation

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 4:22pm

For Vitaly Nikolaev and Veronika Nikolaeva, one animated Will Smith Instagram piece opened the door to a number of promo projects that bring positive online vibes to their artist clients.

SVOD Headline News

Final Season of DreamWorks ‘She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’ Premieres on Netflix May 15

Hit animated series has put women in the forefront with all-female writer’s room and empowered, complex heroes; show expands what sci-fi-fantasy can be.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Birds of Prey and the Fabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn,’ Coming to Digital March 24

Margot Robbie is back in the title role of Warner Bros.’ latest DC comic book-inspired action-adventure, also hitting Video On Demand services April 7.

Netflix Headline News

WATCH: DreamWorks Releases ‘Archibald’s Next Big Thing’ Season 2 Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 4:24pm

Emmy Award winner Tony Hale’s animated comedy about the misadventures of a curious, loveable chicken returns to Netflix on March 20.

Technology Headline News

Glue Collaboration Announces Next Generation VR-Collaboration Platform

New features, including compatibility with Oculus Quest headsets, provide business with innovative ways to achieve remote communication. 

TV VFX Headline News

WATCH: Cinesite’s ‘The Witcher’ Season 1 VFX Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 16, 2020 at 2:36pm

Led by VFX supervisor Aleksadar Pejic, the studio’s London team delivered digital demons and more in more than 250 shots across all eight first season episodes.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Universal Releasing ‘Trolls World Tour’ On-Demand Same Day it Hits Theatres

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 16, 2020 at 12:25pm

Film will be made available April 10 on home entertainment platforms; some Universal films now at theatres will be available as early as March 20.

People Headline News

DreamWorks Animation Issues Statement Regarding Coronavirus Pandemic

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 13, 2020 at 11:25am

DWA president Margie Cohn follows up Universal CEO’s memo with a note announcing phased move toward employees working from home, and immediate closure of studio offices to visitors. 

Awards Headline News

‘A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmaggedon’ Tops British Animation Awards

Aardman Animation picks up four awards; Sally Hawkins wins Best Voice Performance for ‘Snail and the Whale’; Coldplay’s ‘Daddy’ named Best Music Video

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