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Awards Headline News

Academy Announces 26 Animated Features Eligible for Oscar Consideration

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 6, 2021 at 12:28pm

Members will vote to determine five nominees for best animated feature film award; films also qualify for other categories including best picture.

game cinematics Headline News

Digital Extremes Drops Blur Studio’s ‘The New War’ Trailer

CG cinematic uses bold visuals, strong emotion, and intense action to preview the newest expansion of the popular ‘Warframe’ action game; release is slated for December 15.

Technology Headline News

Keanu Hints in ‘The Matrix Awakens: An Unreal Engine 5 Experience' Teaser

In the lead up to The Game Awards coming December 9, Epic Games and the original movie team, led by director Lana Wachowski, offer a glimpse into the future of storytelling created with UE5.

Business Headline News

Genius Brands Takes Stake in YFE

With Canada’s WOW! Unlimited Media Inc. firmly in the company’s stable, media company moves to increase European and global streaming foothold by acquiring 28.6% of Your Family Entertainment AG; former Disney executive Paul Robinson tapped to guide and oversee international growth of Kartoon Channel!

Technology ANIMATIONWorld

How Your Animation Studio’s Review Process Could be More Efficient

A rock-solid review process is essential for a smooth-running production pipeline, especially with typically lengthy render times; using Nuke alongside Hiero and HieroPlayer helps ensure projects meet deadlines and client demands.

Hand-Crafted Animation ANIMATIONWorld

‘Namoo’: An Artist Reflects on Life, Death, and Everything In-between

Using frames hand-painted with Quill and VR headsets, Oscar-nominated director Erick Oh and his production team at Emmy Award-winning Baobab Studios expertly crafted a thought-provoking and emotional 3D animated short that follows the beautiful and heartbreaking moments of a man’s life.

game cinematics ANIMATIONWorld

Look Inside Development on Riot Games’ ‘Teamfight Tactics: Gizmos and Gadgets’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 3, 2021 at 3:45pm

Jonathan Santoro and Ashley Samour share exclusive visuals and insights into the design and animation of the company’s cinematic - that includes fan-favorite characters Pengu, Chroncc, and Jinx - for the launch of its new ‘Battle of the Bots’ set. 

People Headline News

Mighty Coconut Staffs Up in Wake of ‘Walkabout Mini Golf’ VR Success

Entertainment studio bolsters leadership team with trio of new hires; Don Carson named Senior Art Director, Michèle Martell, Licensing & Legal Counsel and David Wyatt, Head of Communications & Business Strategy.

Otherworldly Sisters Collide Headline News

Peacock Reveals ‘Supernatural Academy’ Premiere Date and Cast

Streamer bolsters animation line-up with YA 3D/CG fantasy series about otherworldly sisters separated at birth and reunited at a school for the supernatural; series drops January 20 with all 16 episodes.

Getting Fizzy With It! Headline News

EXCLUSIVE: Listen to ‘Christmas Fizz’ From Aardman’s ‘Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas’

Give a holiday cheer for an Aardman double header featuring today’s arrival of the digital Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and animated special; the quirky fresh tracks by Tom Howe are available on Lakeshore Records, while the stop-motion winter’s tale and its all-star sheepy cast is now streaming on Netflix.

Innovative CG Showcase Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 Hybrid Conference to Continue as Planned

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 3, 2021 at 10:27am

With a comprehensive range of onsite safety and hygiene measures in place, event will welcome attendees in-person at the Tokyo International Forum from December 14-17; international attendees will join virtually from all over the world.

Life finds a way ANIMATIONWorld

‘Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous’ Balances Heavy with Heart in Season 4

Executive producer Scott Kreamer shares how the show’s resourceful campers finally escape Isla Nublar, only to shipwreck on a mysterious island filled with more genetically altered dinosaurs, plus robots… and a budding romance; the new season of DreamWorks Animation’s Annie Award-winning series premieres today, December 3, on Netflix.

Life finds a way Headline News

‘Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous’ Season 4 Now Streaming on Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 3, 2021 at 7:03am

Our six intrepid campers finally escape Isla Nublar, only to discover grave new dangers when shipwrecked on a mysterious island; all-new episodes of DreamWorks Animation’s Annie Award-winning series premiere today, December 3.

Awards Headline News

GIRAF 2021 Winners Announced

The Quickdraw Animation Society’s annual event showcases Canadian and International animation; winners include ‘My Head Aches When I Look Too Long’ named Best Canadian Short Film and ‘Boxballet’ honored as Best International Short Film.

F-that! ANIMATIONWorld

‘F’ is for ‘Family,’ ‘Forgiving’ and ‘Effing Funny’

As the fifth and final season of Netflix’s expletive-laden animated comedy series ‘F Is for Family’ finally premieres, co-creator and showrunner Michael Price reflects on what it all means to him and the Murphys.

Art Headline News

Animated Short ‘On/Off’ and Frida Kahlo Take ‘Shape’ in Paint

Writer, director, and animator Nicolás P. Villarreal brings the famed artist to San Francisco via an outdoor mural to explore the ‘shapes’ of his vision; his seven-minute award-winning 2D animated film celebrates the structure and discipline needed to achieve our dreams.

The Best in CG Animation Headline News

‘Twenty Something’ Takes Best in Show at SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 Computer Animation Festival

‘Le Retour des Vagues’ and ‘Les larmes de la Seine’ each awarded Best Student Project in first-ever tie; ‘Only a Child,’ a visual poem created by over 20 animation directors, wins Jury Special award.

Awards Headline News

‘Flee’ Named Best Animated Feature at Manchester Animation Festival

Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s film takes top honors alongside Best Short ‘Navozande, The Musician’ and Best Student Film ‘BusLine35A;’ Industry Excellence Awards also announced.

TV VFX Headline News

VFX Legion Shares ‘Just Beyond’ VFX Before & After Reel

VFX house tackles complex mix of shots to create feats of digital sorcery for the Disney+ supernatural anthology, inspired by R.L. Stine’s graphic novels, now streaming.

Music Videos Headline News

Guru Studio Drops ‘Big Blue’ First Look Music Video

Featuring a theme song produced by Grammy-winning music producer Timbaland and his Beatclub team, the all-new animated sci-fi comedy premieres on CBC Kids Canada December 4.

Anime ANIMATIONWorld

Mark Millar and Motonobu Hori Talk ‘Super Crooks’

The creator and director of Netflix’s first superhuman heist anime series discuss their comic-inspired show that follows a small-time, superpowered crook, Johnny Bolt, and what he hopes will be his biggest - and final - score.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Gintama THE VERY FINAL’ Coming Home January 25

Releasing in North American for the first time, the conclusion of the popular manga franchise drops on digital January 25 and Blu-ray + DVD combo pack on February 8; preorder now from Shout! Factory to receive an exclusive poster.

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