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Alkemy X’s Creative Studio Adds Remade to U.S. Commercial Roster

The design-based animation studio specializes in hand-drawn and cell animation and boasts notable clients including Google, Indeed, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Hermès.

Business Headline News

Xilam’s Popular ‘Zig & Sharko’ and ‘Karate Sheep’ Go Global with New Deals

New broadcast partners extend animated comedies to audiences across Europe, Africa, China and the UAE; Netflix reports millions of hours of accrued viewing across the streaming platform.

Meow! Headline News

Paramount+ Drops ‘The Tiger’s Apprentice’ Official Trailer

Boasting an all-star voice line-up that includes Lucy Liu, Bowen Yang, Sandra Oh, and Michelle Yeoh, the new original 3DCG film about a Chinese-American teenager who discovers he’s part of a long line of magical protectors known as the Guardians hits Paramount+ on February 2.

Boom Boom! VFXWorld

MPC Visual Effects March in Step on ‘Napoleon’

VFX supervisor Luc-Ewen Martin-Fenouillet and his team jumped headfirst into the famous battles of Toulon and Waterloo, delivering warring armies of French and British soldiers, their encampments and tents, the smoke from their muskets and cannons, as well as the iconic moment when the infamous general’s horse gets shredded by a cannonball. 

careers in animation Headline News

Podcast EP 238: How Alistair Nicholls Turned Claymation into a Beautiful Career

The U.K.-based Moon Studios founder shares his professional journey from launching his own studio to landing work with clients like Nickelodeon, Felix the 1st, and Far Caspian.

Teens on Ice Headline News

Max Drops ‘Clone High’ Season 2 Trailer and Art

Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Bill Lawrence’s original 2002 animated series refresh follows the teenage clones of the greatest minds in history who must tackle modern-day high school challenges and drama; 10-episode sophomore season streams February 1.

A New 3D Movie Experience Headline News

3D Movie Experiences with Apple Vision Pro Coming to Disney+ Subscribers

Viewer’s in-home spaces will be transformed into landscapes from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars via the wonders of OpenUSD, with 3D formats of popular films including ‘Avatar: The Way of Water,’ ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ ‘Elemental,’ ‘Encanto,’ and dozens more starting February 2.

Isn’t Every Day Winnie the Pooh Day? Headline News

Oh Bother - It’s National Winnie the Pooh Day!

Disney celebrates everyone’s favorite bear with a new episode of ‘Playdate with Winnie the Pooh’ on Disney Junior and Disney Channel and an all-new ‘Me & Winnie the Pooh’ short on Disney Junior YouTube; check out the flipbook retrospective of ‘Winnie the Pooh’ through the years.

Awards Headline News

Nominations Announced for 2024 BAFTA Awards

‘The Boy and The Heron,’ ‘Chicken Run: Dawn of The Nugget,’ ‘Elemental,’ and ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ get the nod for Animated Film with ‘The Creator,’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,’ ‘Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part,’ ‘Napoleon,’ and ‘Poor Things’ selected for Special Visual Effects. 

It’s Anime-zing! Headline News

‘Ninja Kamui’ Coming to Adult Swim

Director Sunghoo Park’s new anime series, an ‘explosive story of revenge,’ debuts in February on the action/anime programming block Toonami; episodes stream the next day on Max.

The Cordyceps Will Soon Return Headline News

‘The Last of Us’ Rounds Out Season 2 Cast

‘Beef’ star Young Mazino will star as Jesse, with Kaitlyn Dever as Abby and Isabella Merced as Dina, in HBO’s live-action series adaptation of the fan favorite zombie shooter.

Creative King Headline News

Chad Stahelski to Oversee ‘Highlander,’ ‘John Wick’ Franchises

Lionsgate has named the director/stunt master as the creative overseer of its two action franchises across film, TV and all multimedia platforms.

Awards Headline News

71st Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards Nominees Revealed

Sound editing work on Pixar’s ‘Elemental,’ Illumination’s ‘Migration,’ Sony Pictures Animation’s ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ and Universal’s ‘The Super Mario Bros Movie’ nabs animated feature noms; the annual awards ceremony to be held March 3.

call for entries Headline News

Digital Art Collective Nouns Announces $1M Funding for Indie Animated Shorts

The global community, which funds art, technology, and public goods projects, is now accepting submissions of short film project ideas; top 50 completed films will participate in the Fall 2024 Nouns Fest celebration.

Commercials Headline News

Shotopop Ushers In Riot Games’ TFT Vegas With Animated Show Open

Along with U.S. rep Psyop, the London-based studio collaborated on the short that welcomes VIP players and hosts arriving at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, ready for a supreme eSports event.

All You Need is Glitter! Headline News

Watch: Exclusive ‘Trolls Band Together’ ‘Clay and Floyd’ Clip

Meet BroZone Bros Clay and Floyd, performed by Grammy winners Kid Cudi and Troye Sivan, as the ‘Sing-Along-Edition’ of the hit 3DCG comedy releases today on Digital, 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD, from Universal Home Entertainment.

Professional Animation Tools Even Beginners Can Master Headline News

Flying Solo with Vector Graphic Animation and Motion Pilot

For digital content creator Daniel Pojda, new features in Cartoon Animator 5.2 have improved his standard animation workflow significantly, letting him focus more time on details and secondary animations on projects like his spaceship rocketing through outer space.

Awards Headline News

‘The Creator’ and ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse' Lead VES Award Nominations

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 7:22am

Gareth Edwards' sci-fi thriller tops all feature film contenders, while the 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' sequel leads all animation contenders and 'The Last of Us' tops all TV contenders as nominees are announced in 25 categories across film, television, real-time, and special venue projects; ceremony set for February 21 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in LA.

Boom Boom! VFXWorld

ILM Wages VFX War on Ridley Scott’s ‘Napoleon’

VFX supervisor Simone Coco’s team took on the French general’s famous Battle of Austerlitz, stitching together three different locations, as well as creating thousands of unique, accurately outfitted CG soldiers and horses.

Awards Headline News

‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ and ‘Oppenheimer’ Win at Critics Choice Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 15, 2024 at 12:02pm

The two heavily favored features took home coveted Best Animated Feature and Best Visual Effects awards, respectively, with Christopher Nolan’s hit biopic taking home 8 awards in all, and Greta Gerwig’s ‘Barbie’ taking home 6, at last night’ 29th Annual awards ceremony.

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