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More Witchcraft Afoot? Headline News

‘WandaVision’ Spin-Off with Kathryn Hahn Reportedly in Development

The nosy neighbor Agnes / diabolical, incorrigible witch Agatha Harkness may be getting her own Marvel Studios series on Disney+.

We Want More Marvel! VFXWorld

Digital Domain Pulls Off Great ‘Fortress’ Escape in ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’

Leading VFX studio delivers almost 250 shots, including digital doubles, CG cars, and an unforgettable race to elude capture in Marvel Studios’ thrilling new MCU adventure.

Business Headline News

mCube, Xsens and Kinduct Rebrand as Movella

With a new name and a new mission, the service provider in sensing, capturing, and analyzing motion data seeks to bringing meaning to movement and to accelerate innovation in entertainment, sports, health, and industrial market.

Home Entertainment Headline News

GKIDS and Cartoon Saloon Announce ‘Irish Folklore Trilogy’ Box Set

Coming December 14, the famed animation studio’s three critically-acclaimed Oscar-nominated animated films, ‘The Secret of Kells,’ ‘Song of The Sea,’ and ‘Wolfwalkers’ will be released as the ‘Irish Folklore Trilogy,’ a 4-Disc Blu-ray pack loaded with special features.

Spend the Holidays with Mickey ANIMATIONWorld

Disney Embraces Themes of Family, Optimism and Love in 2 New Holiday Films

‘Mickey's Tale of Two Witches,’ premiering today on Disney Junior and tomorrow on Disney+, and ‘Mickey and Minnie Wish Upon a Christmas,’ coming later this year, continue the company’s tradition of fun, festive, and heartwarming animated holiday offerings.

Business Headline News

Aardman’s ‘Interstellar Ella’ Nabs Multiple International Deals

New CG animated kids’ series, co-produced with Fabrique Fantastique and Apartment 11, blasts off with several distribution agreements; show scheduled to premiere Summer 2022.

Anime Headline News

Funimation Drops ‘My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission’ Official Trailer

Special manga booklet created for opening weekend; the highly anticipated animated movie hits theaters in the U.S. and Canada on October 29; tickets are on sale now.

Education Headline News

ScreenSkills Select Endorses 18 UK Animation and VFX Courses

Government-sponsored group identifies educational programs that promote diversity while producing ‘industry ready’ talent; Nottingham Trent University and Bournemouth University have been designated as having strong industry ties while featuring high-quality course content.

Community Outreach Headline News

Triggerfish Teams with E4D on African Animation Industry Job Development

The three-year partnership with German government-funded program aims to foster local job growth through initiatives including free online courses on editing for animation and the launch of a 10-second animation competition for aspiring creators ages 18-35; entry deadline set for November 14.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

Halon Gets its Previs Game On for ‘Free Guy’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 3:56pm

Led by Ryan McCoy, the studio’s team provided previs, techvis, and postvis on Shawn Levy’s sci-fi comedy starring Ryan Reynolds as a bank teller who discovers he’s a character in an open-world video game.

Parking’s a Bitch Headline News

Lexus Taps Framestore and ‘Eternals’ Kingo for New Lexus Commercial

Kumail Nanjiani gets the keys in the 2-minute ‘Parking Spot’ advert, as the superhero from the upcoming MCU feature faces a real-life problem: safely parking his brand-new car when he heads downtown for work.

I Got a Rock! Headline News

All-New ‘Peanuts’ Holiday Special ‘For Auld Lang Syne’ Coming to Apple TV+

The Apple Original, produced in partnership with WildBrain, premieres globally December 10; Apple and PBS teaming up to offer classic ‘Peanuts’ specials ‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,’ ‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,’ and ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ for ad-free viewing on PBS and PBS KIDS.

Coming in Hot Headline News

HBO Releases First Official ‘House of the Dragon’ Teaser

The Dragon has finally taken off, as the network officially drops the first sneak peek of its ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel that follows the Targaryen’s rise to power in Westeros.

Community Outreach Headline News

Sesame Workshop Expands Autism Initiative, Releases ‘Backyard Camping’ Video with Exceptional Minds

‘See Amazing in All Children’ effort helps families build new routines, increase flexibility, and cope with the challenges of change during turbulent times; new animated short features Julia, Sesame Street’s 4-year-old Muppet with autism, written, produced and animated by artists on the spectrum.

TV Animation ANIMATIONWorld

‘Wolfboy and the Everything Factory’ Celebrates Wild, Weird and Whimsical

A young boy bullied at school for wearing a wolf mask discovers the power of being different in Toff Mazery’s all-new 2D animated series, now streaming on Apple TV+.

People Headline News

Pixotope Adds 3 Key Hires to Global Leadership Team

Mixed reality software company taps broadcast and media industry veterans Ben Davenport, David Cheng and Travis Sims as VP for global marketing, VP sales & marketing EMEA, and strategic account manager for North America, respectively.

The Drac Pack is Back! Headline News

‘Hotel Transylvania: Transformania’ Heads Exclusively to Prime Video

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 7:27am

The fourth film in Sony Pictures Animation’s successful ‘Hotel T’ franchise will bypass theaters, opting instead for a January 14, 2022 premiere in an exclusive global streaming deal with Amazon.

Festivals Headline News

SCAD Savannah Film Festival 2021 Schedule Announced

Phil Lord and Chris Miller to be honored for Outstanding Achievement in Animation for ‘The Mitchells vs. The Machines;’ hybrid event runs in-person and virtually October 23-30

Unlocking the Future Headline News

Autodesk Shares Vision of Cloud-Based M&E Workflows

Announcements made today, as Autodesk University 2021 begins, outline an industry forward look at Cloud production, open standards, and machine learning; shift to the cloud in response to global pandemic means opportunities to build a more resilient future, unlocking new levels of creator collaboration and efficiency to meet growing content demand.

Narration Rules... Sometimes! ANIMATIONWorld

How ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Crafts its Message Through the Power of Narration

Narration in film doesn't need to be a context dump; LAIKA’s hit film exemplifies how narration can elevate storytelling in animation and beyond.

People Headline News

Lighthouse Promotes Gilly Fogg to Head Creative

Studio’s new ‘creative guardian’ will oversee all original IP development and service project slates; credits include series director on Amazon Prime Original ‘Bug Diaries,’ ‘Wishenpoof,’ and ‘Space Ranger Roger.’

Boo! Business Headline News

See Exclusive Images from ‘The Simpsons’ ‘Treehouse of Horror XXXII’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 10:48am

In the ‘Dead Ringer’ segment from the October 10 episode, Lisa finds out about a party she wasn’t invited to attend, where all the kids who watched a video on their phones die in seven days; also Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite,’ Bambi’s revenge and more in the first of four all-new Halloween-themed episodes.

People Headline News

Blinkink Signs Directors Andy Biddle and Adeena Grub

The directorial duo joins the agency’s stop-motion team; a collaboration born out of the COVID shutdown in March 2020, the pair has created several amusing animated shorts featuring loveable characters with handcrafted techniques.

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