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Dinosaurs are everywhere! Headline News

Universal Shares ‘Jurassic World Dominion: A Look Inside’ Featurette

We learn that life not only ‘finds a way,’ but dinosaurs are everywhere! Get up-to-date reports on dinosaur encounters and vital public information from The Department of Prehistoric Wildlife’s new Dinotracker - the epic conclusion to the Jurassic era hits theaters June 10.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP 161: How Indie Animator Jeremy Nixon Manufactures Social Media Fame

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 1:03pm

The London-based 2D animator offers up some tips for using ‘TVPaint’ for 2D animation and discusses his journey to social media fame and how he gets gigs with big clients.

Events Headline News

2022 Animation Masters Summit Reveals Legend Awards

Indian artist, writer and activist Aabid Surti and Technicolor Creative Studios India head Biren Ghose will be honored at this year’s virtual summit; the even runs May 23-27 and registration is free.

Anime Headline News

‘Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO’ Gets Global Theatrical Release

Written by franchise creator Akira Toriyama, the second ‘Dragon Ball Super’ feature is Crunchyroll's first ever international release in cinemas.

Welcome to the Metaverse Headline News

Watch: Bigger Better Meta’s ‘Welcome to the Metaverse’ Music Video

Creators set out to prove that the VR/Metaverse is a viable path for creators to engage and connect with each other and their audiences; filmed completely in Microsoft's AltspaceVR, the collaboration was built at ‘the cross-section of artistry and technology.’

TV Animation ANIMATIONWorld

Matt Braly’s ‘Amphibia’ Concludes its Annie Award-Winning Run

Disney’s ‘frog-out-of-water’ series, based on the creator’s childhood memories of sometimes awkward family visits to Thailand, was always designed to come full circle and wrap up its story of personal transformation after three seasons; 29-minute special Season 3 and show finale set for May 14 on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW.

People Headline News

Framestore Montreal Taps DNEG Exec as New Head of Studio

The company adds Melinka Thompson-Godoy to helm studio’s Canadian efforts; Chloe Grysole is upped to MD Canada, Film & Episodic, tasked with oversight of Vancouver and Montreal studios.

Where Music and Animation Merge Headline News

Watch: ‘Philharmonia Fantastique: The Making of the Orchestra‘ Trailer

An animated, multimedia symphonic integration of music and film, the event comes to the Kennedy Center this week; also coming to theaters and a major streaming platform later this year.

People Headline News

Mindshow Names Laura Hilker Creative Executive

Bringing extensive industry experience, the former Aha Media exec joins the CG animation production company that boasts cutting edge software merging video game tech with VFX and machine learning.

Dept. of Can’t Wait! Headline News

Blake Lively to Direct ‘Scott Pilgrim’ Creator’s ‘Seconds’ from Edgar Wright Script

The Searchlight-sanctioned project marks the actress’ feature film directorial debut, and the ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ helmer and writer’s second cinematic spin on a Bryan Lee O’Malley story.

Get Ready to Descend into Madness Headline News

Netflix’s Drops ‘Love, Death + Robots’ Volume 3 Official Trailer

Read the film and director list - with images - from the batch of nine news shorts in Netflix’s epic, Emmy Award-winning anthology that returns on May 20; executive producer David Fincher makes his animation directorial debut, and Oscar winner Alberto Mielgo returns with another piece.

People ANIMATIONWorld

Iconic Muppets Get Supersized in ‘Sesame Street Mecha Builders’

New CG animated series from Guru Studio reimagines Elmo, Cookie Monster, and Abby Cadabby as mecha robot superheroes-in-training who use STEM to help solve wacky, larger-than-life problems; show premieres today, May 9, on Cartoon Network’s Cartoonito and May 10 on HBO Max.

Awards Headline News

‘Bestia’ and ‘Flee’ Take Top Honors at ITFS 2022

The festival wrapped with its May 8 award ceremony honoring winners of the main competitions; the Trickstar Professional Awards were presented May 7, with the Tricks for Kids Awards on May 4.

It’s PANDA-MONIUM! Headline News

Netflix Reveals ‘Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight’ Cast

James Hong joins Jack Black in the new series, reprising his role as Mr. Ping, Po's adoptive, over-protective father, with Rita Ora as Wandering Blade in her first major voice acting role; the DreamWorks Animation CG show is coming… we just don’t know when!

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP 160: How DM Galloway Animates Action Figures for a Living

The independent stop-motion animator discusses how he grew his YouTube following, how he manages to get brand deals, and what goes into the creation of figure stop-motion animation.

This is Not Ariel’s Under the Sea VFXWorld

‘Oceanus: Act One’: Underwater Live-Action / VFX / Animation Sci-Fi on a Budget

FutureDude’s Jeffrey Morris has finally released his 30-minute short made with almost no money, a few actors, and a glass of water, fulfilling his long-time desire to tell a ‘deep sea’ story with compelling characters and hybrid filmmaking techniques that audiences relate to and enjoy.

Coming in Hot Headline News

HBO Drops ‘House of the Dragon’ Trailer and Posters

Inspired by George R. R. Martin’s 2018 book ‘Fire & Blood,’ the highly anticipated prequel to the iconic ‘Game of Throne’ series debuts Sunday, August 21 on HBO and HBO Max.

Business Headline News

Tippett Studio Opens New VFX/Animation Production Office in Toronto

The new facility will be run by company veteran Gary Mundell, and will utilize a full-service post studio to deliver for its marquee clients.

Get a Glimpse of Cool FutureTech! Headline News

SIGGRAPH 2022: NVIDIA to Present Record 16 Research Papers

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 10:50am

The global leader of cutting-edge graphics tech will showcase work from collaboration with with top academics at 14 universities on the latest advancements in content creation, VR, real-time rendering, and 3D simulation at the upcoming conference, running August 8-11 in Vancouver.

Legends of ILM Headline News

‘Light & Magic’: Doc Series on the VFX Artists of ‘Star Wars’ Hits Disney+ in July

Seasoned ‘Star Wars’ scribe Lawrence Kasdan directs an inside look at the craftspeople who played a pivotal role in cementing the series’ legacy.

Happy Star Wars Day! Headline News

Disney+ Drops Official ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Trailer and New Images

The streamer marks ‘Star Wars Day’ by more teasing of the highly anticipated series that begins 10 years after the saga of ‘Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith;’ mark your calendar for the May 27 premiere.

Animation Festivals Headline News

ASIFA Austria Announces Best Austrian Animation 2021 Online Screening

Free program of award-winning animated films runs May 2-9; Best Film category tied with awards going to ‘Crisis’ by Leopold Maurer and ‘Zakar - Überdenken des öffentlichen Raums in Zeiten von AI,’ by OUT!.

Faster Digital Asset Creation Headline News

Pixomondo Tackles Complex Worldbuilding with KitBash3D Assets

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 5:30am

Premium model kits help VFX studio quickly create new futuristic sci-fi environments for IPs such as ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ and ‘Halo;’ easily customizable assets work with Unreal, Maya, VRay, and Arnold.

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