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Wacom Launches the Cintiq Pro 27 Pen Display

Developed in concert with the art and design community, the new display boasts performance improvements, standard multi-touch, faster refresh rates, vivid and accurate color, and added customizable options.

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Netflix Drops ‘My Father’s Dragon’ Trailer

Inspired by Ruth Stiles Gannett’s Newbery-honored children’s book and directed by Academy Award nominated Nora Twomey, the film tells the tale of a young boy’s adventures of discovery - ferocious beasts, a mysterious island, and the friendship of a lifetime – coming to the streamer in November.

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Startup Visualization Company OPSIS Finds Success with RFX’s Virtual Studio

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 6:00am

Co-founder and CEO Henrik Fett talks about starting a new studio in the midst of a pandemic, and how the RFX Virtual Studio, powered by solutions from NVIDIA and Supermicro, made it all possible.

Ripping Fast Workstations Headline News

BOXX APPEXX A3 Workstations Now Feature AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs

New series processors allow for simultaneous multitasking without sacrificing efficiency on an array of applications for 3D modeling, rendering, simulations, and VR.

Stop Motion at the Academy Headline News

The Academy Museum Celebrates LAIKA Throughout October

‘The Magical Films of LAIKA’ program features remastered versions of the studio’s award-winning animated films that will be screened as part of the museum’s Family Matinees series.

Getting Raucous in Wollongong Headline News

Adult Swim Sets ‘YOLO: Silver Destiny’ Debut

Australia’s rowdy party girls are back looking for fun times, new experiences, positive vibes, and hot guys in the bizarre town of Wollongong; created by ‘Smiling Friends’ Michael Cusack, ‘YOLO’ Season 2 is coming in January 2023.

Business Headline News

Technicolor Creative Studios Public Spin-Off Now Official

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 6:59am

Previous division of Technicolor SA is now an independent, publicly traded company under TCHCS on Euronext Paris, while Technicolor, comprised of the Connected Home and Vantiva Supply Chain Services divisions, will remain listed on Euronext Paris under its new name of Vantiva.

Animation Festivals Headline News

Manchester Animation Festival Announces 2022 Program

The event returns in-person in Manchester this November with screenings, panels, workshops, masterclasses, and studio talks across citywide venues.

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Wendy and Lizzie Molyneux Talk ‘The Great North’ Season 3

For the co-creators, showrunners, and executive producers of the hit FOX animated comedy, humor can be found even in serious topics like global warming - the sisters consider themselves like the dance band on the Titanic, ‘keeping spirits high as the ship goes down.’

careers in animation Headline News

Podcast EP 179: Stop-Motion and CG Animator Justin Rasch

The artist shares how he got his start in stop-motion and CG, worked his way up in the animation world, and is now making a name for himself on social media.

People Headline News

Digital Domain Ups Lala Gavgavian to Global President of Visual Effects Studios

The company’s chief operating officer succeeds John Fragmeni, assuming new role overseeing and expanding company’s VFX services, offerings, and continued development of proprietary digital human capabilities.

Destination Torino! Headline News

Henry Selick to Receive 2022 VIEW Visionary Award

By Dan Sarto | Monday, September 26, 2022 at 5:54am

The Oscar-nominated director of Netflix’s upcoming ‘Wendell & Wild’ stop-motion animated feature will lift the lid on his new film, about two demons who team up with a teenage punk rocker and abandon the Underworld for the Land of the Living, in a special presentation as he is honored at this year’s VIEW Conference, running October 16-21 in Torino, Italy.

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Netflix Drops Adorable Trailer for ‘Gudetama: An Eggcellent Adventure’

Inspired by the beloved Sanrio uncooked egg character, the series will see Gudetama team up with the chick Shakipiyo as they leave the refrigerator and head out into the world in search of their mother.

Awards Headline News

‘Bird in the Peninsula,’ ‘Dozens of Norths’ Take Top OIAF 2022 Honors

By Dan Sarto | Sunday, September 25, 2022 at 7:07am

Atsushi Wada is awarded the Grand Prize for animated short, while Koji Yamamura takes home the Grand Prize for animated feature, at the 46th annual Ottawa International Animation Festival.

Get Cronenberg’d Headline News

‘Scanners’ TV Series Adaptation in Development at HBO

Based on David Cronenberg’s infamous body horror film, the show will follow two women who must learn to work together to topple a vast conspiracy determined to bring them to heel.

Boo! Headline News

30+ Spooky Days of Animation Coming to Disney TV

Halloween-themed programs planned across Disney’s television platforms include special episodes of fan-favorite animated series ‘Hamster & Gretel’ and ‘PJ Masks,’ plus classic animated features ‘Tim Burton's The Corpse Bride’ and ‘Hotel Transylvania 1, 2 and 3.’

The Future of AI Headline News

NVIDIA ‘GET3D’ AI Model to Populate Virtual Worlds Revealed

Capping its GTC announcements, the tech giant unveils new model that using only 2D images, generates 3D shapes - with high-fidelity textures and complex geometric details - to easily populate virtual worlds with a diverse array of 3D buildings, vehicles, and characters, in the most popular software app formats.

Season 3 Arrives! Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘The Great North - A Knife to Remember Adventure’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 23, 2022 at 6:36am

In the Season 3 premiere airing this Sunday on FOX, Honeybee and Wolf discover an outback-themed restaurant they can’t stop going to, while Beef confronts his fear of small talk.

And the Winner Is… Headline News

2022 Student Academy Award Winners Announced

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 4:58pm

‘Laika & Nemo,’ ‘An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It,’ and ‘The Seine’s Tears’ win honors in animation; all winning films now eligible for 2022 Oscars.

Celebrating the Best in Animation Headline News

Henry Selick’s ‘Wendell & Wild’ to Open Animation is Film Festival

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 10:20am

AIF reveals its 2022 event lineup of world premieres, features in competition, special screenings, and panels; fest to run October 21-23 and 29 in-person in Hollywood.

Focusing on the Business of Animation Headline News

Cartoon Forum 2022 Spotlights Animation from Spain

The 33rd edition of the TV pitching and co-production conference, running through September 22 in Toulouse, celebrates Spanish animation’s exceptional growth and international success

Giddyup! Headline News

‘Star Stable: Mistfall’ Animated YouTube Show Coming to TV

The new series draws from the world of ‘Star Stable Online,’ an equestrian-based game, and follows 14-year-old Skye Rowan, her fire horse Blaze, and other forest rangers on the island of Jorvik.

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