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Crafting the ‘Ridiculously Charming’ and ‘Far-Fetched’ ‘Dogs in Space'

Jeremiah Cortez and Adam Henry’s new animated comedy turns our faithful, furry friends into cosmic ‘retrievers,’ though the two creators want viewers to never forget that dogs are not meant to be in space; premieres today, November 18, on Netflix.

Business Headline News

Autodesk Acquires Tangent Labs’ LoUPE Cloud-Based Pipeline

Acquisition furthers company’s mission to empower animators and studios to work more easily and efficiently in a cloud-based ecosystem; Tangent Labs founder Jeff Bell and team come onboard to further drive the future of production in the cloud.

Hand-Crafted Animation Headline News

Baobab Studios Releases Trailer and Images for Erick Oh’s ‘NAMOO’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 9:13am

The Oscar-nominated director’s new animated short, a narrative poem inspired by the passing of his grandfather, follows the beautiful and heartbreaking moments of a man’s life; special presentations and screenings, with Baobab founders and Oh, are set for November 18-20 at the CTN Animation eXpo, in-person and online.

People Headline News

Ataboy Names Cameron Gray Executive Producer

The long-time studio collaborator brings extensive experience in broadcast production and post-production advertising; will focus on strategic partnerships and expanding the company’s reach across local and new global territories.

We Like Spice! VFXWorld

A Trio Bands Together to Help Denis Villeneuve Make ‘Dune’

By Trevor Hogg | Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 4:10pm

Two of the director’s previous collaborators - production designer Patrice Vermette and editor Joe Walker - along with first timer, cinematographer Greig Fraser, teamed together to help him bring author Frank Herbert’s famed sci-fi novel, long thought unadaptable in cinema, to the screen.

NFTS Headline News

Animated NFT ‘Blockchain Buddies’ Launches

Confidential Creative and NC Labs have partnered on a first of its kind interactive animation project; NFT holding community members will be able to shape the project’s creative universe.

streaming entertainment Headline News

Turkish Animated Series ‘Limon and Oli’ Snags News Media Deals

Based on Salih Memecan’s daily comic strip that has run in Turkish newspapers since 1991, the popular show is now available on Türk Telekom Tivibu and Vodafone TV.

Technology Headline News

K-POP Meets the Metaverse in aespa’s ‘Savage’ Music Video

Giantstep creates 3D animated characters with photogrammetry, real-time rendering, and motion capture for group’s first mini album, which surpassed 100 million views in 17 days.

A New Kind of Monkey Business Headline News

Hulu Releases ‘Marvel’s Hit-Monkey’ Official Trailer

Premiering November 17, the Hulu Original series features a Japanese snow monkey who joins forces with the ghost of an American assassin, voiced by Jason Sudeikis; together, they embark on a mission of vengeance against the Yakuza. 

Adult Animation Headline News

Katie Rich Talks Writing Raunchy, but Real Women in ‘Chicago Party Aunt’

For the former ‘SNL’ writer and only woman among six executive producers on the new Netflix adult animated comedy, crass and rowdy humor must be much more than just a male voice coming out of a female character.

F-that! Headline News

Netflix Shares ‘F is for Family’ Official Trailer

It’s time for Bill to come to terms with the past… F-that! See what’s coming in the fifth and final season of comedian Bill Burr’s raunchy, hilarious look at the 70s; Season 5 premieres November 25. 

Home Sweet Home! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘The House’ Stop-Motion Anthology Series First Look Images

Nexus Studios’ dark comedy about a house and the surreal tales surrounding people who lived there premieres on the streamer January 14.     

We Like Spice! VFXWorld

Practical and Digital Effects Expertly Join Forces on ‘Dune’

For Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Paul Lambert and SFX supervisor Gerd Nefzer, the seamless blending of live-action and CG on Denis Villeneuve’s stunning, epic adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal sci-fi tome grounded the film in a believable reality, fully immersing audiences in Paul Atreides’ hero’s journey to the dark, foreboding conflict on the universe’s most dangerous planet.

A New Take on Cyberpunk ANIMATIONWorld

‘Blade Runner: Black Lotus’ Revisits the Iconic City of Neon Lights

The fifth project, but first series, in the epic ‘Blade Runner’ franchise tackles the grimy, gritty futuristic world of bioengineering with a female protagonist, Elle, who awakens in Los Angeles with no clue to her identity, now airing on Adult Swim’s Toonami and streaming on Crunchyroll.

Stretch Those Programming Muscles Headline News

Disney+ Unveils Extensive New Project Slate as it Celebrates 2 Years of Streaming

Streamer debuts dozens of first looks, new trailers, and exclusive clips from projects across The Walt Disney Company’s studios as it marks its first two years of operations; new animated series coming include ‘Frozen’ spin-off ‘Olaf Presents,’ ‘The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild,’ ‘The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder,’ and Pixar’s ‘Win or Lose.’

Business Headline News

Stella Meghie to Write and Direct Disney’s Animated ‘Tiana’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 15, 2021 at 8:45am

‘The Photograph’ writer/director to helm upcoming musical series about the life and adventures of the first Black Disney princess, coming to Disney+ in 2023.

Innovations in Real-time 3D Design Headline News

NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise Now Available Through PNY

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 15, 2021 at 8:00am

PNY is partnering with NVIDIA to bring their revolutionary real-time 3D collaboration and simulation platform to reinvent workflows for dispersed creative teams across the animation and VFX space. Join the free ‘Revolutionizing 3D Workflows with NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise,’ webinar set for November 17.

It’s Simply Marvel-ous! Headline News

Marvel Goes Big with Major Disney+ Day Show Announcements

The episodic MCU continues to expand, as learn of the studios’ expansive slate of series renewals and new series coming in 2022/2023 series, including ‘Moon Knight,’ ‘Ms. Marvel,’ and ‘She-Hulk’ as well as the first ever ‘X-Men’ under the Disney banner.

High Quality VFX on a Budget VFXWorld

Bridging into VFX Education with ‘Acting: The First Six Lessons’

Beau Bridges and his daughter Emily, working with David Shapiro and Semkhor Productions, turn Richard Boleslavsky’s seminal book on acting into a film - complete with a recreated 1930s New York - and teaching materials used to show students how to produce high quality, low-cost visual effects.

Snoopy Blasts Off! Headline News

‘Snoopy in Space’ Season 2 Blasts Off on Apple TV+

In all-new episodes premiering today, Snoopy heads to Mars on NASA’s Artemis I mission; in plush form, the famous canine astronaut will serve as the zero-gravity indicator on the uncrewed journey – STEM-based curriculum supporting the launch is available for grades K-6 on multiple platforms.

Commercials Headline News

Nexus Creates ‘Tiptoe & The Flying Machine’ Holiday Tale

Studio and director Conor Finnegan teamed up with BBDO NYC to create Macy’s new holiday campaign starring a little blue reindeer who discovers she can fly; the 60-second stop-motion commercial will air across television and online video during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Fit for a Princess Headline News

Celebrate Disney+ Day with All-New ‘The Simpsons’ Short

Party down in Springfield with ‘The Simpsons in Plusaversary!,’ as part of the global celebration of new content and fan experiences headed to the streamer.

Traditions! Headline News

‘Rugrats’ Holiday Special Hits Paramount+ December 2

Calling all ‘Rugrats’ fans… celebrate Nickelodeon’s ‘Traditions;’ the 30-minute special holiday episode, where the Pickles family juggles family traditions when Chanukah falls on Christmas Eve, will also air December 10 on Nick.

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