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Bring on the Gore! Headline News

New Trailer Drops for Dark Crunchyroll Original Series ‘Onyx Equinox’

The seriously adult show, in terms of bloodshed, about an Aztec boy named Izel, who finds himself caught in the middle of the Gods’ war for the future of humanity, premieres November 21.

Virtual Reality Headline News

Baobab Studios Drops ‘Baba Yaga’ Teaser Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 8:59am

Leading interactive studio’s newest work, starring Kate Winslet, Daisy Ridley, Jennifer Hudson, and Glenn Close, blends theater, cinema, and animation for an immersive experience that allows viewers to be the main character in a haunting, reimagined fairytale world.

Feast Your Eyes! Headline News

You Might Get Bitten by New ‘Wolfwalkers’ Legendary Prologue

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 8:02am

Anything wild must be the work of the devil, and the wolves of the forest have mysterious, magical powers to heal… and turn humans into wolves with their bite, in Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart’s beautiful new animated feature, coming soon to U.S. theatres and Apple TV+.

Technology Headline News

DeepMotion Launches ‘Animate 3D’ AI-Powered Platform

3D animation cloud service gives users the ability to capture human motion by converting 2D video files to 3D animations; the platform accepts .MP4 .MOV or .AVI files and generates high fidelity .FBX or .BVH animations.

Home for the Holidays! Headline News

Sneak a Peek at Netflix’s Stop-Motion ‘Alien Xmas’ Holiday Special Trailer

Get ready to snuggle up with some hot cocoa, because on November 20, a new holiday special will warm your heart; only the gift-giving spirit of Christmas and a small alien can save the world from a race of kleptomaniac aliens determined to take over the planet.

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A Digital Woman Discusses Society’s Perception of Femininity in ‘I.D.A’ CG Short

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 4:45pm

VFX studio Nu Boyana FX’s first inhouse animated short, based on a spoken word poem, started as an R&D project before blossoming into a film asking fundamental questions about what makes a girl real; the fully keyframed film’s production toolkit included Zbrush, Mari, Maya, and Nuke.

Bring on the Creepy! Headline News

WATCH: Ghastly Creatures and Terrifying Encounters - Zoic Studios' Halloween Reel!

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 3:30pm

Emmy Award-winning studio scares up a compilation of some of their most grotesque and horrifying VFX creations from films like ‘The Haunting of Bly Manor,’ ‘Legion,’ and ‘N0S4A2.’

Business Headline News

Toonz Media and SMF Studio to Co-Produce ‘Aliens in My Backpack’

Studios enter strategic partnership to produce, distribute, and license a new CGI series that follows a family of aliens who share their ecological secrets to help make earth a greener planet.

animated series Headline News

‘Mistfall’ Animated Series Coming to YouTube in December

Ferly and Star Stable Entertainment producing short-form series featuring all-new storylines, narratives and characters that parallel those in the original game; long form scripted series is also in development.

Animation Festivals Headline News

1st Edition of Animatex Festival Coming to Cairo November 11-14

The go-to destination for the Egyptian animation community will feature four days of screenings, workshops, and discussions suitable for all audiences.

People Headline News

9 Story Media Group Announces Strategic Hires to Bolster Senior Leadership

Additions across distribution, development, legal, and technology include veteran executives Joss Duffield; Gráinne McNamara; Jennifer Bol; and Boris Beaubien.

Business Headline News

Genndy Tartakovsky’s ‘Unicorn: Warriors Eternal’ Gets HBO Max and Cartoon Network Greenlight

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 11:01am

On the heels of his ‘Primal’ Season 2 Adult Swim pickup, director returns to his ‘Dexter’s Laboratory’ home with new series inspired by myths and lore from around the world.

Business Headline News

Spielberg’s ‘Tiny Toon Looniversity’ Gets 2 Season HBO Max and Cartoon Network Pickup

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 10:23am

Amblin Television and Warner Bros. Animation to produce new half hour animated comedy series featuring characters from the Emmy Award-winning ‘Tiny Toons Adventures.’

Business Headline News

HBO Max and Cartoon Network Greenlight 3 New Mo Willems Projects

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 10:03am

Award-winning author and playwright expands his existing deal with new animated series ‘Unlimited Squirrels!,’ animated special ‘Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Special,’ and live-action immersive series ‘Cat the Cat’s Show the Show Show with YOU the YOU!’

Awards Headline News

Women in Animation Announces WIA Diversity Award Honorees

In a Spark Animation 2020 virtual ceremony, Kyoto Animation, Laurence Ralph’s ‘The Torture Letters,’ and Maria Trénor’s ‘Where Were You?’ are recognized for making a significant impact in expanding diversity of voices in animation.

Awards Headline News

‘Calamity, A Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary’ Wins Top Honor at CineKid 2020

Rémi Chayé’s feature takes the award for Best Children’s Film; other animated film winners include ‘Matilda and the Spare Head;’ ‘Human Nature;’ and ‘INKT.’

#FlyLikeThem Headline News

Lucasfilm Celebrates the Tuskegee Airmen with Educational Initiative #FlyLikeThem

‘Double Victory: The Tuskegee Airmen at War’ now available online in run up to Veterans Day, November 11; the film is accompanied by all new educational curriculum guide for grades 6-12.

Let the Games Begin! Headline News

T-Pain and DragonForce guitarist Herman Li Compete in Animated ‘Art of the Duo’ Campaign

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 4:38pm

Kingdom of Something and artist Rafael Varona team up with the musicians, competing head to head, using ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 laptops to produce music and animation for four 30-second videos being judged by fans on Republic of Gamers.

Festivals Headline News

Winners Announced for Fredrikstad Animation Festival 2020

‘Freeze Frame’ by Soetkin Verstegen; ‘Yes-People’ by Gísli Darri Halldórsson; and ‘Pearl Driver’ by Margrethe Danielsen take home awards.

Technology Headline News

Secret Weapons Announces EbSynth Rotoscopy Automation Tool Beta

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 2:34pm

Prague tech company’s new tool creates all in-between frames in any artistic style – oil paint, watercolor, pastel, and others.

Small But Fierce! Headline News

DreamWorks Animation’s Offbeat ‘The Mighty Ones’ Coming to Hulu and Peacock

Sunil Hall and Lynne Naylor’s new series, about a secret backyard world of tiny creatures involved in never-ending adventures, premieres November 9.

Technology Headline News

Adobe Releases Substance Alchemist Update

New features include a game changing AI-powered scan workflow tool that turns photographic data into usable material; recent updates to Substance Designer included Substance Engine V8 for improved workflow and performance.

Mysterious and Spooky! Headline News

Tim Burton to Produce Ooky Spooky ‘The Addams Family’ Series

Multiple networks are reportedly bidding to acquire the new Burton-produced live-action TV show that follows the perspective of Wednesday Addams in 2020.

Business Headline News

Netflix Betting Big on Anime, Reveals 5 New Projects at Tokyo Event

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 9:12am

Last night’s Netflix Anime Festival 2020 announcements bring current slate of upcoming anime projects to 16; check out complete roster with new artwork.

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