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WATCH: Official Trailer for Netflix’s ‘Pacific Rim: The Black’ Anime Series

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 5, 2021 at 1:57pm

Coming March 4, Legendary Television’s new series, which continues the epic battles of Guillermo del Toro’s film franchise, finds teenage siblings fighting to survive after Kaiju overrun Australia.

SVOD Headline News

Magic Light Pictures’ ‘Superworm’ Coming to BBC Christmas 2021

The producers of ‘Zog’ and ‘The Snail and the Whale’ cast Oscar winner Olivia Colman and Emmy nominee Matt Smith in their new animated adaption of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s book of the same name.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP96: Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu And Joe Wilson Share Their ‘Kapaemahu’ Creative Journey

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 5, 2021 at 11:24am

The Hawaiian filmmakers discuss their 2D animated short, which tells the story of the healing power of four mysterious stones found on Waikiki Beach in Hawaii - and the legendary dual male and female spirits within them.

Business Headline News

redknot Greenlights ‘Super Wish’ 2D Series

Production company’s new animated kids’ show follows a birthday boy and his friends in a magical dimension of birthday wishes; show is created by Nelvana’s Vanessa Esteves and Emmy Award-winning Adrian Thatcher.

I Gotta Sing! Headline News

EXCLUSIVE CLIP: Grammy Winner Macy Gray Gives Karaoke Tips on ‘Big City Greens’

In a special music-filled episode, ‘Okay Karaoke,’ the Green family gets some great Karaoke tips from the famed singer and songwriter; ‘Big City Greens: Don’t Think, Just Sing!’ digital soundtrack available on Disney Records February 5.

real-time tools Headline News

Cyber Group Studios to Receive Epic MegaGrant

Entertainment production company’s plans for new virtual production pipeline include an Unreal Engine-powered real-time rendering and motion capture studio.

Creature Features Headline News

Chloe Zhao and Karyn Kusama to Direct Competing Dracula Films

While the ‘Nomadland’ director’s creature feature is described as a ‘futuristic sci-fi western’ adaptation, the ‘Destroyer’ helmer will stick to modern day reality; both projects to be produced under the Universal banner.

Events Headline News

VFXRIO Presents Pixar Co-Founder Alvy Ray Smith February 7

To celebrate the special free upcoming online presentation VFX Rio launched an original video created by director Matteo Moriconi and XCave Studios founder Rodrigo Hurtado.

Business Headline News

WildBrain Spark Inks ‘Kiwi & Strit’ Deal with Copenhagen Bombay

Studios will co-produce 26 new episodes for popular CG-animated comedy series’ third season; agreement grants exclusive global AVOD rights to new season.

Home Entertainment Headline News

DC Universe’s ‘Justice Society: World War II’ Coming to Digital April 27

Warner Bros. Animation’s feature length animated film, the latest in the popular superhero franchise, comes to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Blu-ray on May 11, 2021.

Commercials Headline News

You Can Almost Taste It: White Castle’s ‘In These Times’

Creative production studio Ataboy and advertising agency Merkley + Partners create fun, fast-paced, collage-inspired animation to promote the hamburger chain’s comfort food lineup; created during the pandemic, all work was produced remotely.

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Goro Miyazaki Talks ‘Earwig and the Witch’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 2:45pm

Now showing in select U.S. theatres and premiering tomorrow on HBO Max, Studio Ghibli’s first fully 3D/CG feature, helmed by the iconic Oscar-winning Hayao Miyazaki’s son, pushes the venerated home of classic, hand-drawn 2D into the contemporary world of CGI.

Awards Headline News

BAFTA Releases Longlists for British Academy Film Awards 2021

New 2021 rules promote diversity in membership and voting; Pixar’s animated feature ‘Soul’ longlisted in five categories including Best Film, Animated Film, Special Visual Effects, Original Score, and Sound.

call for entries Headline News

Annecy Issues Last Call for Films and Projects

Get your work entered without delay; the film submissions deadline is February 15, with project submissions due by February 7.

People Headline News

Creative Director Dan Shefelman Launches Mud Pie Labs

Industry veteran launches New York-based animation studio to nurture entry-level talent from underrepresented communities by pairing them with seasoned industry professionals; company received Epic MegaGrant for its work with the nonprofit Musician Treatment Fund.

Love the New Look! Headline News

New Looks Revealed for Thor, Star-Lord, and Hawkeye

Paparazzi pictures show Chris Hemsworth and Chris Pratt on the set of ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ with shiny new duds, while Jeremy Renner reveals a new quiver on Instagram.

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Real-Time Gaming Tech Shines in Heartwarming ‘Windup’ Animated Short

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 4:10pm

For Chinese director Yibing Jiang, Unity’s real-time tools enabled a small global team of artists to work quickly and efficiently, in parallel rather than sequentially, to produce a beautiful and touching film about the bond between a father and his ailing daughter.

Distribution Headline News

Nippon TV’s Inks Distribution Deal for ‘TSUKIMICHI-Moonlit Fantasy-’

Crunchyroll tapped to bring new anime to platforms worldwide; series is based on the award-winning novel and manga by Kei Azumi.

Spidey Senses Activated Headline News

February’s Crunchyroll Crate Contains Exclusive Plush Creature

The ‘Fantasy World’ themed crate boasts a plush version of the dungeon spider from the ‘So I’m a Spider, So What’ anime series.

People Headline News

Hornet Promotes Eric Lane and Corey Langelotti to Creative Directors

Both artists are known for their diverse skill sets including 3D, VFX, graphic design, photography, animation, and design.

VIEW Conference 2021 Headline News

Next PreVIEW Session Set with ‘Bombay Rose’ Director Gitanjali Rao

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 10:40am

Join a conversation with the film’s director and Netflix’s Aram Yacoubian on February 12; registration for the free online event is now open.

Oopsies Headline News

An Intergalactic Battle Begins for George Clooney’s ‘Buck Rogers’ Project

Skydance and the Buck Rogers estate counter Legendary’s claim they have rights to the classic pulp hero IP, as both announce competing series.

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