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‘Frankelda’s Book of Spooks’: Cool New Stop-Motion from Mexico

Brothers Roy and Arturo Ambriz’s musical kids’ series, about an enthusiastic ‘ghost writer' and her book of scary stories, brings a modern twist to classic horror, now available on HBO Max Latin America.

The MCU Gets Augmented Headline News

Marvel Releases Free ‘Eternals: AR Story Experience'

Travel through time and space to meet the characters, and their backstories, in the studio’s first-of-its-kind iOS-exclusive mobile app, available now; latest MCU adventure hits theaters today, November 5.

Real-time Animation in Unreal Engine Headline News

Don’t Miss Epic’s ‘Animation Workflows Using Unreal Engine and Maya’ Webinar

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 12:56pm

Coming Wednesday, November 10, virtual event will show how to create stylized character-based animation using UE and Autodesk Maya, exploring open standards like Alembic and USD to quickly move work between the two platforms.

Technology Headline News

Rokoko Announces Smartsuit Pro II

Next gen mocap suite features easy use and setup, allowing real-time animation anywhere; upgrades include ready multi-level tracking, optimization for high impact, and native integration into the Rokoko Smartgloves – now available for preorder.

Technology Headline News

FOX’s ‘Alter Ego’ Series Avatars Sing and Compete in Real-Time

Silver Spoon and lulu join forces to create new real-time pipeline, from design to performance capture, with live, on-stage delivery for the network’s first-ever augmented reality singing competition.

Bringing Content to OTT Headline News

MKMG Teams With VlogBox to Explore New OTT/CTV Placements

The Ukraine-based international producer and distributor of video content has begun collaborating with the global video distribution, monetization, and advertising platform to explore new opportunities in the rapidly-developing OTT space. 

Innovations in Real-time 3D Design Headline News

Join PNY and NVIDIA’s ‘Revolutionizing 3D Workflows with NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise’ Webinar

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 9:00am

This free presentation on November 17 will showcase how companies can address remote and hybrid work challenges with NVIDIA’s new real-time collaboration and simulation platform, Omniverse Enterprise; PNY is also hosting a series of Omniverse Enterprise sessions at GTC 2021, NVIDIA’s free digital conference running November 8-11. 

Now On-Demand Headline News

It’s a Wrap - VIEW 2021 Concludes its Most Successful Year Ever

The conference’s 1st hybrid edition hosted some 210,000 visitors online and 300+ attending in-person with a total of 297 speakers delivering 160 talks, panels, workshops, masterclasses, and keynote speeches; over 140 sessions are now available to stream on-demand.

Vikings and Dragons Oh My! Headline News

Peacock Shares ‘Dragons Rescue Riders: Heroes of the Sky’ Trailer and Art

DreamWorks Animation’s all-new original CG animated series about Viking twins Dak and Leyla, rescued and raised by dragons, and their exciting adventures protecting and defending their winged friends and family, premieres on the streamer November 24.

Business Headline News

Spin Master Greenlights ‘PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie’

Production underway on second movie in the popular preschool franchise, following success of this past summer’s ‘PAW Patrol: The Movie’s theatrical release; new film set to debut October 13, 2023, with new spin-off series also slated to hit small screens in 2023.

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Cartoon Saloon’s ‘Silly Sundays’ Gets Cartoonito Greenlight

Oscar-nominated Nuria González Blanco’s heartwarming preschool comedy, about cousins Sonia, Hugo, and Mel having fun, unexpected adventures, will premiere in 2023 on HBO Max and Cartoon Network.

By the Power of Grayskull! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Masters of the Universe: Revelation Part Two’ Trailer

The 5-episode finale of Kevin Smith and Mattel Television’s He-Man vs. Skeletor saga premieres November 23, and we can’t wait to see how the epic battle for Eternia concludes.

The Mechs Return! Headline News

HBO Max Releases Heart-Pounding ‘gen:LOCK’ Season 2 Trailer

After debuting in 2018, Rooster Teeth and Michael B. Jordan’s thrilling animated sci-fi series will finally launch its second season November 4th.

TV Animation Headline News

Disney Junior Greenlights ‘Firebuds’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 29, 2021 at 12:49pm

From creator Craig Gerber, the animated comedy adventure about a team of young kids - children of first responders - and their talking vehicle sidekicks, who learn what it truly means to be a hero, will debut on the network and Disney+ in 2022.

Awards Headline News

SCAD Savannah Film Festival Announces 2021 Winners

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 29, 2021 at 12:11pm

‘The Mechanical Dancer,’ ‘A Tiny Tale,’ and ‘The Ocean Duck’ take top animated short honors at the 24th annual event; 29 films were awarded from 104 chosen to compete across a host of categories.  

Awards Headline News

5th Annual WIA Diversity Awards Announced at SPARK Animation 2021

The organization’s ongoing initiative recognizes individuals, films, and organizations working to expand diversity; Rebecca Sugar, ‘All Those Sensations in My Belly’ by Marko Dješka, and the University of Southern California  Annenberg Inclusion Initiative all honored; taped ceremony with WIA president Marge Dean now available online at the festival website.

Living LA Cool Headline News

‘Fairfax’ Creators Ink First-Look Deal with Amazon Studios

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 29, 2021 at 9:42am

Matt Hausfater, Teddy Riley, and Aaron Buchsbaum will create and produce projects to premiere exclusively on Prime Video; their new animated comedy, about four middle schoolers’ quest for trending coolness on the famous L.A. street, debuts on the streamer today.

Living LA Cool ANIMATIONWorld

‘Fairfax’ Puts a Cool 2021 Spin on Classic Teen Angst

Creators Matthew Hausfater, Teddy Riley and Aaron Buchsbaum’s debut animated comedy, about four middle school best friends and their never-ending quest for clout amidst the ‘trending’ on Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles, premieres today on Prime Video.

Living LA Cool Headline News

Twitch, Prime Video and TheBlackHokage Team on ‘Fairfax’ Livestream

Real-time animated version of the popular content creator turned Vtuber will host an interactive watch party today, October 29, featuring the first two episodes of streamer’s all-new animated comedy about four middle school best friends and their never-ending quest for clout on Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles.

Fox Hamms it Up! Headline News

John Hamm to EP and Star in New FOX Comedy ‘Grimsburg’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 29, 2021 at 6:44am

Set to air in 2023, the animated series centers on Marvin Flute, a misanthropic detective trying to redeem himself with his ex-wife and son he never bothered to pay attention to.

indie animation ANIMATIONWorld

Izabela Plucińska: Changing Fate with Your Own Hands

The Polish stop-motion animator discusses working with plasticine and her most recent, and challenging production about a bulimic and perverted man who obsessively identifies his lost love with his left foot.

Thomas is Back… With Friends! Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 10:07am

Launching October 29 on Netflix, the all-new, reimagined classic franchise series from Mattel Television follows the playful tank engine with four new engine friends learning to solve problems together.

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