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Get Ready for the Tentpoles! Headline News

Disney Shares New Footage and Release Dates for Major Upcoming Films

At last week’s CinemaCon, the studio unveiled its theatrical calendar for highly anticipated features from Pixar, Marvel, and 20th Century Studios, and offered an early look at some scenes.

Business Headline News

Netflix Cancels Meghan Markle’s Animated Kids’ Series ‘Pearl’

The project was set to be the first from Markle and Prince Harry’s new content house, Archewell Productions; ‘Dino Daycare’ and ‘Boons and Curses’ also reportedly axed.

Annecy 2022 is Coming! Headline News

Annecy 2022 Official Feature Film Selections Revealed

10 animated features have been selected in competition at this year's event, including ‘Charlotte’ by Eric Warin and Tahir Rana, ‘Nayola’ by José Miguel Ribeiro and ‘The Island’ by Anca Damian; the 46th edition of the festival runs June 13-18.

Anime ANIMATIONWorld

‘Pompo the Cinephile’ Goes Deep into the Messy Minds of Filmmakers

Takayuki Hirao’s new animated film is an ode to the power of movies and the joys and heartbreak of the creative process; movie now playing in select theaters across the U.S.

Virtual Production Training Headline News

Epic Games Launches ‘Unreal Connectors’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 2, 2022 at 11:15am

Initiative extends Unreal Fellowship curriculum accessibility so more artists can take advantage of the career-changing skills training and credential opportunity.

Alice! Mickey! Pooh! and Spidey!...oh my! Headline News

Disney Junior Reveals Programming Slate Through 2024

New original series and shorts, along with returning franchises, to debut across Disney+ and Disney Junior platforms; shows include ‘Hey A.J.,’ about a curious and imaginative 7-year-old girl, and ‘Kindergarten: The Musical,’ about navigating the ‘firsts’ of kindergarten, along with returning fan favorites ‘Marvel's Spidey And His Amazing Friends’ and ‘Mickey Mouse Funhouse.’

Technology Headline News

ftrack Updates ftrack Review and cineSync 5

Company’s flagship products get updated, with focus on collaboration and efficiency; ftrack Review features all-new interface for more intuitive and efficient review sessions; cineSync 5’s new UI supports more collaborative reviews, both local and remote.

Doing the Hard Work of Casual Indifference ANIMATIONWorld

No One Said Being 15 Was Easy – ‘Duncanville’ Returns with Third Season of Angst and Hilarity

Creators Mike and Julie Scully talk about new characters, narrative world building, and shameless fan fawning that fuel Season 3 of their hit animated series, premiering on FOX Sunday, May 1.

The Scarlet Witch Returns Headline News

The Spotlight’s on Wanda in New ‘Doctor Strange’ Featurette

In ‘Wanda Returns,’ Kevin Feige, Elizabeth Olsen, Sam Raimi, and Benedict Cumberbatch discuss the Multiverse’s effect on Wanda Maximoff/The Scarlet Witch following the events of ‘Wanda Vision;’ Marvel Studios’ ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ opens in U.S. theaters May 6.

Oceans of Sand Headline News

DNEG Helps ‘Dune’ Come Alive with NVIDIA RTX Technology

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 29, 2022 at 12:40pm

VFX studio contributed to over 1,000 shots across 28 sequences on the Oscar-winning film, with artists working from multiple locations using NVIDIA’s virtual workstation software and hardware.

Autodesk at FMX 2022 Headline News

Autodesk Announces ‘Virtual Vision Series’ for FMX 2022

Industry leaders join the software giant to provide insights on modern production challenges; sessions include ‘Emerging Trends in M&E: What Students Need to Know,’ ‘Bringing the Characters of ‘Magic: The Gathering’ to Life,’ and ‘Modeling Madness: Experimenting in 3ds Max.’

Life Will Find a Way! Headline News

Universal Drops New ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 29, 2022 at 10:59am

We learn some dinosaurs don’t like people on scooters, and that Jeff Goldblum remains the master of ironic humor, in multi-billion-dollar ‘Jurassic Park’ film franchise’s epic, action-packed conclusion, hitting theaters June 10.

Is Reality Elastic? ANIMATIONWorld

‘Undone’s Wild Ride Between Time, Space, and Reality Returns for Season 2

Co-creators Kate Purdy and Raphael Bob-Waksburg’s groundbreaking, rotoscope animated drama, about a young woman trying to harness her newfound time traveling skills and unravel her father’s murder - with his help – is back with more mind-bending episodes.

He’s a Poet and Does Know It! Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘The Great North – Poetry of The Penals Adventure’

In the all-new episode airing May 1 on FOX, Wolf chaperones Ham and Judy on a school field trip to the abandoned Death Cliff Prison; meanwhile, Beef accidentally agrees to compose a poem.

A Slayer Shout-Out Headline News

Exclusive Season 3 Premiere Clip: ‘Duncanville – Gamer Vs. Gamer’

In the show’s May 1 Season 3 premiere on FOX, Duncan and his friends visit a Twitch star’s private island, only to end up hunted in a viral event for charity, while Jack and Annie look through a photo album and Annie realizes Jack spent a night in jail that she didn’t know about.

Dorky Tweens Rule! ANIMATIONWorld

Re-VIEW: ‘Turning Red’ - Embracing the Animal Spirit Within Us

Transformation lies at the heart of Pixar’s latest hit film, a coming-of-age story about a young Chinese girl in Toronto who must break away from all she has known to either accept, or reject, the actual beast inside her.

Annecy 2022 is Coming! Headline News

Annecy 2022 Looks at Immersive Realities

Official selections in VR works revealed, WIP XR 2022 line-up to showcase two VR narratives, and the Immersive Reality Conferences tackles the future of creation; festival runs June 13-18.

It’s Happening in Stuttgart! Headline News

Final FMX 2022 Program Additions Update

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 3:40pm

With the conference starting next Tuesday, a final selection of new program highlights includes a showcase of an LED Wall and Unreal Engine in a virtual production stage, ‘Real vs. Unreal’ real-time graphics panel, and The World to Come - A look ahead at Metaverse.’

That Bunny’s Dynamite! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Samurai Rabbit:’ A Futuristic Take on Bushido and Stan Sakai’s Hit Comics

Premiering today on Netflix, the new CG animated series, based on the five-time Eisner winning comic ‘Usagi Yojimbo,’ pits the cotton-tailed warrior, Yuichi, and his team of fighters against monsters, ninjas, and evil aliens threatening the city of Neo Edo.

It’s All Happening in Stuttgart Headline News

ITFS 2022 Announces More Festival Highlights

Nominees revealed for the Trickstar Business Award, the German Animation Screenplay Award, and the Animated Games Award Germany; 29th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film runs May 3-8, onsite and online.

People Headline News

‘Chernobyl’ Director to Helm First 2 Episodes of ‘Dune’ Prequel Series

Emmy Award winner Johan Renck will replace ‘Dune’ film director Denis Villeneuve, who exited the HBO Max project due to scheduling conflicts.

Business Headline News

Trioscope Greenlights ‘Takeover’ Animated Feature Starring Quavo

Studio behind ‘The Liberator’ is teaming up with Quality Films on feature-length action-thriller, to film in Atlanta, that will dive into the hotbed of street takeover car culture.

ITFS Highlights ANIMATIONWorld

A Little ‘Short’ Slice of Stuttgart

AWN’s Animation Pimp and Ottawa Animation Festival artistic director Chris Robinson takes a close look at six ‘under the radar’ animated shorts in competition at next week’s hybrid Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film – ITFS – running May 3-8.

Games to Movies Oh Boy! Headline News

Universal Pushes Animated ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Movie into 2023

Game creator Shigeru Miyamoto announced the schedule change on Twitter; DreamWorks’ ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ will take over its December 21, 2022 theatrical release date.

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