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Technology Headline News

Chaos V-Ray Awarded Engineering Emmy

Technology is honored for elevating photorealistic VFX to new heights in episodic productions; the award will be presented by the Television Academy Engineering Committee live at their annual event on October 21

Conferences Headline News

FMX Returns to Stuttgart for In-Person 2022 Conference

Centered on the theme ‘Changing the Game,’ storied event heads back to Haus der Wirtschaft this coming May 3-5, with a virtual program following on May 6; director and producer Hasraf 'HaZ' Dullul joins as first ever program chair.

Business Headline News

‘A Bear Named Wojtek’ Animated Special Secures Funding

Filmograf and The Illuminated Film Company ink co-production deal on project about the fantastic journey of an orphaned Syrian brown bear; Iain Gardner will direct, drawing inspiration from Frédéric Back’s ‘The Man Who Planted Trees.’

The Future of Dragons is Here! Headline News

DreamWorks Animation Drops ‘Dragons: The Nine Realms’ Teaser

The future of dragons is here in the all-new animated series, inspired by and set 1,300 years after the events of the ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ franchise; show hits Hulu and Peacock on December 23.

People Headline News

Hornet Adds Director Sarah Beth Morgan

Known for her bold but nuanced work, the Portland-based illustrator employs a narrative-first conceptual storytelling style; her ‘Between the Lines’ animated short, currently in progress, deals with the scarring experience of schoolgirl bullying – check out the trailer.

By the Power of Grayskull! Headline News

Netflix Sets ‘Masters of the Universe: Revelation Part 2’ Premiere

Streamer makes it official, announcing its epic conclusion to Kevin Smith and Mattel’s two-part animated series is coming next month.  

Anime ANIMATIONWorld

‘Bright: Samurai Soul’: A Hardened Ronin’s Fight to Trust Amidst Betrayal

Director Kyohei Ishiguro beautifully fuses Japanese woodblock print art with 3DCG in the emotional story of a melancholy, one-eyed masterless samurai who must suddenly protect a fiery ‘special’ elf child with immense powers, in the all-new ‘Bright’ spin-off premiering today on Netflix.

Happy 30th! Headline News

Cinesite Releases Showreel Celebrating 30 Year Anniversary

The VFX and animation studio credits the dedication of talented artists, engineers, and support staff as its highlights some of the company’s most memorable work.

My Kingdom for a Trident! Headline News

Catch the First 4 Minutes of HBO Max’s ‘Aquaman: King of Atlantis’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 10:42am

Streamer drops a sneak peek of their upcoming animated mini-series, a tongue-in-cheek look at the iconic DC super hero’s first days on the job, premiering October 14.

Business Headline News

Kartoon Channel! Begins Streaming on Pluto TV

Genius Brand’s kids’ channel now available on the free TV streaming platform; shows include animated TV series ‘Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten,’ ‘Shaq’s Garage,’ and fan favorites ‘Baby Genius’ and ‘Pac-Man.’

With Parents Like These…! ANIMATIONWorld

Hansel and Gretel Search for Better Parents in ‘A Tale Dark & Grimm’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, October 11, 2021 at 3:08pm

Executive producer and supervising director Simon Otto talks about Netflix’s new series that weaves together famously dark tales in a fun, entertaining way to help kids understand they can take control of their own destinies.

It’s Anime-zing! Headline News

Crunchyroll Drops First-Look Images, Trailers, and Series Updates

At NY Comic Con, premiere dates were announced for Crunchyroll Originals ‘High Guardian Spice’ and ‘Blade Runner: Black Lotus,’ while various new show materials were revealed for the first time.

To Boldly Go Where No Kids Have Gone Before Headline News

Paramount+ Shares First-Look ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ Clip

Streamer’s NY Comic Con panels reveals the highly anticipated new CG series’ Kathryn Janeway hologram and just added voice cast members; show premieres October 28 with a one-hour special episode, ‘Lost & Found.’

Yakko Headline News

Hulu Reveals ‘Animaniacs’ Season 2 First Look Clip and Images

Yakko, Wakko and Dot return November 5 in a brand-new season featuring big laughs and the occasional epic takedown of authority figures in serious need of an ego check.

Business Headline News

Saturday Animation Begins Development on ‘Aiko and the Masters of Time’

Studio starts work on its second original animated project, a serialized sci-fi action adventure, being produced with DDEG’s proprietary real-time technology; Cookbook Media to manage global franchise.

Truly DC Fan-Tastic! Headline News

Virtual DC ‘Fandome’ Coming October 16

DC’s free, virtual fan-first experience will be filled with epic content from the studio’s biggest movies, games, shows and comics; just released teaser trailers give fans a sneak peak of what’s in store for kids, families, and audiences of all ages.  

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

Netflix Drops ‘Robin Robin’ Official Trailer and Poster

By Dan Sarto | Monday, October 11, 2021 at 8:43am

Aardman’s charming stop-motion holiday special, featuring puppets made from felt and starring Gillian Anderson and Richard E Grant, hits the streamer November 24.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

Rising Sun Pictures Recreates Chicago’s Cabrini-Green Projects for ‘Candyman’

Studio delivers more than 100 VFX shots, focusing on the photorealistic rebuild of Chicago’s notorious public housing complex circa 1992, as well as the ghostly killer’s prosthetic hand, Nia DaCosta and Jordan Peele’s spiritual sequel to the 1992 cult horror classic.

Animation Festivals Headline News

Animation Is Film Reveals Jurors and Special Events

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 8, 2021 at 1:02pm

Taking place October 22-24, the festival kicks-off with the North American premiere of Netflix’s feature, ‘The Summit of The Gods;’ virtual program will be free to view during the event – tickets are now available.

It’s Free! Headline News

Free VIEW Conference 2021 Registration Now Open

Renown animation, VFX, virtual production, and games conference reveals massive program of free events featuring master filmmakers and top industry professionals, including Sir Roger Deakins and the Badass Women Production Designers; event runs in person and online October 17-22 in Torino, Italy.

Danger Will Robinson! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Lost in Space’ Season 3 Trailer

Big rocks, wrecked ships, and at least one unfortunate person careen through space in the streamer’s first official glimpse of their acclaimed sci-fi series’ third and final season, premiering December 1.

Business Headline News

Cinesite Welcomes New London HQ GM and VFX Supervisor Hires

Joce Capper will oversee London studio, working in tandem with her Montreal colleagues; Rebecca Manning joins visual effects team following tenure at FuseFX as digital effects supervisor & head of 2D.

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