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When Monsters and Ropes Roamed the Seas! Headline News

Chris Williams Reveals ‘The Sea Beast’ Sequel is Happening at Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 6, 2023 at 2:22pm

Oscar-winning ‘Big Hero 6’ director signs overall deal with the streamer that includes both a follow-up to his 2022 seafaring tale, the streamer’s most successful animated feature ever, and an original fantasy in the vein of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Princess Bride.’

Will Humanity Survive? Headline News

SYFY Heads to the Cosmos with New Original Series ‘The Ark’

Premiering February 1, the live-action science fiction series follows the crew of spacecraft Ark One as they battle to survive long enough to fulfill their mission to save the human race by colonizing a new planet.

Worst Boss in the World Headline News

Check Out the Bloody Hilarious ‘Renfield’ Official Trailer

In a modern retelling of the infamous 'Dracula' vampire tale, the loyal yet tortured servant Renfield tries to see if there’s a life outside the shadow of The Prince of Darkness.

animated shorts Blogs

A Look at ‘My Year of Dicks’

Created and written by Pamela Ribon, and directed by Sara Gunnarsdóttir, the Annecy Cristal winner and Oscar-shortlisted animated short, a refreshing tale of a 15-year-old girl’s discovery of sexuality and her fearless rite of passage, is now a Staff Pick on Vimeo.

The Tortuous Journey Continues Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Wednesday’ Season 2 Renewal Video Announcement

After debuting in November, the hugely popular series has been picked up for a second season, promising more mystical mayhem as the deadpan eldest daughter of the Addams Family continues her ‘tortuous journey’ at the spooky prep school, Nevermore Academy.

Middle-Age Superhero Dads Embarrassing Their Kids While Making the World A Better Place! ANIMATIONWorld

From Villainous Masterminds to Rubbish Bin Miscreants, Koala Man Is on the Job

Writers and showrunners Benji Samit and Dan Hernandez provide the low-down on ‘Koala Man,’ the new Down Under animated series, a Hulu Original from Michael Cusack, Justin Roiland, and 20th Television Animation, premieres January 9.

All Animation Roads Lead to Angoulême ANIMATIONWorld

Superprod Dreams Big with Angoulême Studio Expansion

Co-founders Clément Calvet and Jérémie Fajner went from 2 artists working in their living room to 600 artists working in Paris, Milan, and as of next month, a brand-new location – with USD pipeline - in France’s growing animation hub.

Burning Up the Screen! Headline News

CBS VFX Ignites ‘Fire County’

The visual effects team delivered 135 shots across the series’ episodes combining actual pyrotechnics with digital flames to showcase the many different and terrifying forms that fire can take; the CBS primetime series returns January 6 with all-new episodes.

Business Headline News

Kartoon Channel! Expands to Vizio Smart TVs and New Airline Partners

Genius Brands’ family-friendly channel includes kids animated series ‘Baby Genius,’ ‘Angry Birds,’ and Stan Lee’s ‘Superhero Kindergarten.’

Buckle Up! Headline News

Sony Drops ‘Gran Turismo’ Sneak Peek

Fans at CES 2023 buckled up for an exclusive look at the highly anticipated film based on the true story of a teenage player of the titular game who went on to become a pro racecar driver; starring David Harbour, Archie Madekwe, Darren Barnet, and Orlando Bloom, the film hits theaters this summer.

Things That Go Bump in the Night VFXWorld

The Grotesque Beauty of ‘Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities’

VFX Supervisor Dennis Berardi dishes on the show’s signature production of ghouls, critters, an octopus, a blob monster, a six-foot long queen rat, and a lady made out of beauty lotion – 2,000 visual effects shots all totaled - in the horror anthology series now streaming on Netflix.

indie animation Headline News

Watch: Annecy Cristal Winner and Oscar Shortlisted ‘My Year of Dicks’

Based on animator Pamela Ribon’s memoir, the film - an innovative mix of collage, rotoscope, archival footage, and drawings - chronicles a young girl’s determination to lose her virginity in the early 90s in the outskirts of Houston.

Meow! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’: So Much More Than Just a Sequel

Producer Mark Swift talks about the development of DreamWorks Animation’s blockbuster adventure-comedy now in theaters, and why the long-awaited swashbuckling feline’s return is his favorite of all the films he’s worked on.

Business Headline News

Toho Acquires 50% Stake in Key Frederator Network Shows

The Japanese media company makes multi-million-dollar investment in the animated series ‘Bee and PuppyCat’ and Frederator’s ‘Bravest Warriors;’ companies to co-produce new series’ content and develop global consumer products campaign.

Wakanda’s Return Headline News

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Hits Disney+ February 1

Streamer drops new TV spot to announce the hit Marvel Studios’ film, featuring an IMAX enhanced immersive home viewing experience, will debut next month; ‘Wakanda Forever: The Official Black Panther Podcast’ also released.

Awards Headline News

Gale Anne Hurd to Receive VES Lifetime Achievement Award

The Visual Effects Society to honor the award-winning producer's contributions in visual arts, filmed entertainment and the advancement of storytelling through cutting-edge visual effects; will be presented at the 21st Annual VES Awards next month.

VFX for television Headline News

Framestore Shares ‘Kaleidoscope’ Breakdown Reel

Studio serves as lead VFX vendor on Eric Garcia’s new nonlinear, eight-part Netflix crime series inspired by the true story of a $70 billion Manhattan bank heist during Hurricane Sandy; challenging effects-heavy shots included creating a swarm of digital bees to camouflage a character’s movements through a super-secure bank vault.

Helping Kids Build Friendships Headline News

Apple TV+ Announces ‘Shape Island’ Stop-Motion Kids’ Series

Coming January 20, the new animated show, based on the best-selling picture books by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen, follows the silly adventures of Square, Circle, and Triangle; also announced, ‘Helpsters’ Season 3 returns this Friday with all-new episodes.

More Dino Mania! Headline News

‘ARK: The Animated Series” Season One Trailer Drops

Based on the popular dinosaur survival adventure video game ‘ARK: Survival Evolved,’ the series features an all-star cast including Gerard Butler, Russell Crowe, Michelle Yeoh, and Vin Diesel, set to release on a yet-to-be-named platform later this year.

Business Headline News

‘Harry & Bunnie’ and ‘Chuck Chicken’ Heading to MENA

Animasia Studio inks deal with MBC Group, bringing 2 original animated series to the Middle East and North Africa; shows feature the slapstick adventures of a wannabe magician, and Chuck and the Kung Fu master with his magical egg.

FMX 2023 Goes Green Headline News

FMX 2023 Shares ‘The Beauty’ Conference Trailer

Returning in April as ‘climate-friendly’ certified, the event will feature discussions on sustainability in film and media production; programming announcements include a look at animated shorts ‘A Flammable Planet’ and ‘Can’t Negotiate the Melting Point of Ice,’ and advancements of AI Rotoscoping.

The Boy Who Lived Again Headline News

Is Warner Bros. Planning a ‘Harry Potter’ Film Reboot?

Amidst studio’s ongoing upheaval, many major franchises have been affected, from the DCU to ‘Game of Thrones;’ will a reimagined magical world bring audiences back to theaters?

Technology Headline News

NVIDIA Launches ‘Omniverse Avatar Cloud Engine’ Early-Access

New suite of cloud-native AI microservices helps developers build and deploy intelligent virtual assistants and digital humans at scale, including adding animation to any avatar built on virtually any platform – such as Unreal’s MetaHuman tech and cross-platform game avatar development tools - and deployed on any cloud.

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