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‘Attack on Titan’ Director Uses Parkour to Illustrate Love in ‘Bubble'

Tetsuro Araki, known for often violent, action-filled anime, shifts gears to tell an emotional coming-of-age story set in a mostly underwater Tokyo encased in a large bubble and cut-off from the outside world; film hits Netflix April 28.

Talent development Headline News

Lucasfilm Launches ‘Get in the Door’ Employee Initiative

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 11:41am

Studio is joined by ILM, ILMxLAB and Skywalker Sound on new documentary series and website that showcase opportunities available within the entertainment industry, specifically visual effects, to help the next, more diverse generation of filmmakers get a foot in the door.

Virtual Events Headline News

SCAD GamingFest 2022 Returns Online April 28-29

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 11:15am

Two days of streaming conversations and panels led by industry leaders and SCAD alumni include ‘Industry Insights: The ABCs of NFTs,’ ‘Building the Metaverse,’ ‘Alumni Voices,’ and ‘In Conversation: Inclusive Character Design in Gaming.’

Rescue Rangers Return! Headline News

Disney+ Drops ‘Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers’ Trailer and Poster

Our animated heroes return to real-life modern LA in the hybrid live-action/CG animated action-comedy starring John Mulaney as Chip and Andy Samberg as Dale; the crazy duo’s new outing hits the streamer May 20.

Business Headline News

LAIKA and ‘Ozark’ Creator Bill Dubuque Teaming Up on ‘The Night Gardener’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 9:22am

Studio CEO and president Travis Knight will direct the stop-motion feature, a gritty neo-noir folktale centered on a young man in rural Missouri fighting to keep his family together in the wake of a tragedy.

Anime Headline News

Studio Ghibli Fest 2022 Returns to Theaters this Spring

The animation slate features classic films including the 20th anniversary screening of ‘The Cat Returns,’ and the critically acclaimed ‘Ponyo;’ tickets are now on sale for screenings through Fall 2022.

Technology Headline News

Dell Reveals New Latitude 9330 and Precision 7000 Series Machines

Powerful new reimagined computers, designed with a small, thin form factor for hybrid workplaces, include Dell Optimizer that uses AI to automatically improve application performance, battery run-time, audio settings, and privacy.

Learn to Draw the Disney Way! Headline News

‘Aladdin’ Animator Eric Goldberg Says Disney Plans Return to 2D Features

The famed artist is one of six subjects in the upcoming documentary series ‘Sketchbook,’ which champions the process of hand-drawn character art in animation.

Cloud-based pipelines Headline News

‘Conductor’ Now on Google Cloud Marketplace

The audit-compliant cloud-based rendering solution that promotes remote collaboration across 3D graphic production pipelines is now part of the Google Cloud ecosystem.

Hmmmmmm Headline News

Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’ Takes Home 2022 BAFTA Craft Award

Episode 1, ‘A Grain of Truth,’ wins for Special, Visual & Graphic Effects; award goes to Cinesite, Hivemind, Platige Image, and Pioneer Stillking Images.

Events Headline News

Digital Gravy Announces Salt Lake Animation Expo

The in-person/virtual hybrid event features presenters, panels, and Q&A sessions with a focus on the future of animation; confirmed guests include Toon Boom wizard Matt Watts and VFX artist Ron Friedman – the event runs May 20-21.

Can You Smell What Films the Rock’s Cookin? Headline News

Dwayne Johnson Adapting Game of the Year-Winning ‘It Takes Two’

The Rock’s company, Seven Bucks Productions, has joined ‘Sonic’ co-producer dj2 Entertainment to adapt the action-adventure game’s unique story for the screen.

Beauty in the Face of Tragedy ANIMATIONWorld

‘Charlotte’: Painting Life, Love, and Loss During the Holocaust

Hitting theaters April 22, the 2D animated film tells the true story of German-Jewish artist Charlotte Salomon, who over 18 months, completed more than one thousand gouaches depicting the lives of her family, friends, and lovers, before her 1943 murder in Auschwitz.

Anyone Can Wear the Mask Headline News

‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Pushed to 2023

Sony Pictures delays – and renames - its highly anticipated ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ sequel as it revises its theatrical release calendar, which also now includes an official opening date for the third ‘Spider-Verse’ film and third ‘The Equalizer’ offering.

visualization Headline News

NVIZ Helps Visualize Sony’s ‘Morbius’ Supercreature Feature

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 22, 2022 at 4:54am

Leading visualization company stitches together carefully planned stunt action with digital takeovers to provide crucial previs for several key sequences on Daniel Espinosa’s Marvel horror thriller. 

Events Headline News

Foundry Reveals FMX 2022 Program Line-Up

Presentations will showcase creative techniques and technologies including best practices, tips and tricks, and a look at the future of VFX; topics include grading and compositing with NukeX, workflows with Mari, and using Katana in feature animation.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP 158: How Christian Haynes is Creating Indie Series ‘Zach in Time’

The artist and animator shares how he got his original series off the ground, thoughts on self-taught learning vs. animation school, and how to improve your own art.

The Future of Dragons is Here! Headline News

DreamWorks Animation Shares ‘Dragons: The Nine Realms’ Season 2 Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 3:27pm

Set 1,300 years after the events of the ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ franchise, the series follows a group of misfit kids who must protect the secret of where dragons have been hiding; all new episodes stream on Hulu and Peacock May 5.

D&D on the Big Screen Headline News

Paramount Drops ‘Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves’ Reveal Video

Based on the hugely popular role-playing game, the film stars Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, and Hugh Grant, and is slated to hit theaters March 3, 2023.

Business Headline News

Amazon Studios Honing in on Deal for ‘Voltron’ Live-Action Project

Should the streamer win the bidding war for the famed anime series’ movie adaptation, ‘Red Notice’ filmmaker Rawson Marshall Thurber is reportedly ready to direct.

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