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The Mesmerizing and Surreal Animation of Erick Oh’s ‘OPERA’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 21, 2020 at 2:19pm

A stunning and provocative new short film by the Annecy Cristal-winning ‘PIG: The Dam Keeper Poems’ director examines diverse issues like racism, terrorism, religion, war, and class struggle within our society.

Virtual Event Headline News

AWS Hosts Free Digital Content Creation Webcasts August 26-27

Series will illustrate how creative studios, teams, and freelancers can leverage the cloud to enable remote setups, scale production pipelines, and empower artists.

Animated TV Series Headline News

‘My Better World’ Helps to Educate Kids in Sub-Sahara Africa

Fully African-produced animation project garners upwards of 2 million viewers a week while addressing the challenges for African teens navigating school, family, and friendship. 

Xena Returns Headline News

Exclusive Clip: Lucy Lawless Guest Stars on ‘Big City Greens’

Season 2 of the Disney Channel hit show continues with a new episode premiering this Saturday, August 22, as the ‘Xena: Warrior Princess’ star flies into action as pirate Mimi O’Malley.

Awards Headline News

WATCH: ‘BoJack Horseman’ Creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg Talks Emmy-Nominated Episode

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 4:08pm

Take a deep look inside several pivotal scenes from ‘The View from Halfway Down,’ as the showrunner shares insights and behind-the-scenes notes.

Virtual Reality Headline News

‘Jojo Rabbit’s Archie Yates Joins Cast of Baobab Studios and Oculus’ ‘Paper Birds’

Lead in Disney’s upcoming ‘Home Alone’ reboot cast as young musician whose music inspires a flock of mysterious paper birds, in new immersive film set to debut at the 2020 Venice International Film Festival.

SVOD Headline News

Take First Look at Henson's ‘Earth to Ned,’ Debuting on Disney+ September 4

In the hybrid live-action/animated series from The Jim Henson Company, aliens sent to destroy the planet decide to host a talk show instead.

Historical Wartime Recreations Headline News

Smeared Image Animation Vividly Dramatizes Witness Accounts in ‘Coup 53’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 3:54pm

Fine artist Martyn Pick’s unique, striking technique recreates traumatic events from the CIA and MI6-engineered 1953 Iranian coup in Taghi Amirani and Walter Murch’s riveting documentary.

Events Headline News

NVIDIA GTC to Run Online October 5-9

Program will be available continuously in all time zones and feature the latest in AI, data science, HPC, graphics, networking, live and on demand talks, and keynote featuring NVIDIA CEO and founder, Jensen Huang.

People Headline News

Unanico Group Names Leanne Preston CEO and Producer

LA-based industry veteran will lead production, global partnership strategies and IP development as company expands in US market.

TV VFX Headline News

WATCH: Pixomondo’s ‘Westworld’ Season 3 Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 12:32pm

The studio, and VFX supervisor Nhat Phong Tran, garner an Emmy nomination for their VFX work, delivering over 400 shots on Season 3 of HBO’s futuristic sci-fi thriller.

Stop-Motion Animation Headline News

All Star Cast Revealed for Guillermo del Toro’s Stop-Motion ‘Pinocchio’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 11:04am

Ewan McGregor, David Bradley, Cate Blanchett and newcomer Gregory Mann top a stellar voice acting lineup in Netflix’s upcoming animated musical, based on Carlo Collodi’s classic story, written and directed by the Oscar-winning ‘The Shape of Water’ director.

SVOD Headline News

Dick Vitale Shreds Coach Hopkins, Baby, in New ‘Hoops’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 10:05am

Can the team’s star stay out of trouble? Is this year’s team filled with losers? These and other questions will be asked, and answered, when Ben Hoffman’s new adult animated comedy launches on Netflix August 21.

Technology Headline News

Unity Publishes 2021 Product Roadmap

Company focus for next year is on providing creators with production-ready features, workflows, and components, and changing their approach to how these new tools will be delivered.

Festival Headline News

4th Annual SCAD AnimaFest Going Virtual

Two-day event running September 25-26 promises innovative and insightful content with screenings, presentations, panels and industry guests.

Technology Headline News

Register for Free Adobe MAX: The Creativity Conference Coming October 20–22

Virtual digital event features speakers, keynotes and a glimpse of Adobes Creative Cloud’s latest innovations as well as professional networking and on-demand learning sessions.

SVOD Headline News

Watch: Climb the Ranks at Baby Corp in ‘The Boss Baby: Get That Baby!’ Interactive Special Trailer

In the new DreamWorks Animation and Netflix special, coming September 1, a series of missions will test whether you have what it takes to make it to the top at Baby Corp.

Anime ANIMATIONWorld

‘Promare’: Hiroyuki Imaishi and Hiromi Wakabayashi’s Vivid Depiction of Racism and Unity

The director and producer of the electrifying, high energy anime feature tackle segregation, cruelty, and protest against injustice in a future society forged by the collision of fire and ice.  

Music Video Headline News

Journey Through the Cosmos with Thomas Lynch III’s ‘When I Was at Peace’

Watch, and get ready to vibe, as psychedelic band ‘Circles Around the Sun’ teams up with the galactic ‘The Midnight Gospel’ animator to create this summer’s funkiest music video.

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