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Happy Birthday Chadwick Headline News

Disney Honors Chadwick Boseman’s Birthday in Touching Tribute

In celebration of the late actor’s 44th birthday, the studio has replaced the Marvel opening on ‘Black Panther’ with a montage featuring his most memorable moments from the MCU films.

SVOD Headline News

Sneak Peek: Apple TV+ ‘Stillwater’ and ‘Never Ending Dream’ Theme Song

Watch and listen; new 3D animated preschool series based on Jon J Muth's children's book series ‘Zen Shorts’ premieres globally on Friday, December 4.

Animated TV Series Headline News

Adult Swim Picks-Up ‘Teenage Euthanasia’

New animated comedy series coming in 2021 is set in a mildly apocalyptic near-future Florida funeral home; the coming-of-age story is about second chances, death, and family.

Bye Bye Jeans Guy Headline News

Beloved ‘Jeans Guy’ of Tatooine Erased from ‘The Mandalorian’

The hit Disney+ series’ Chapter 12 background blunder, featuring half a crew member’s T-shirt and jeans, has been digitally scrubbed, and fans are disappointed.

SVOD Headline News

WATCH: New Season 3 ‘Fast & Furious: Spy Racers’ Trailer

Based on the live-action ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise, the Netflix Original Series journeys to the Sahara when it returns with all new episodes December 26.

A New Film from the Indie Legend! Headline News

Bill Plympton Launches Kickstarter for ‘Slide’

Indie legend looking to speed up his production on new animated feature about a guitar-playing cowboy who finds himself in a shady Oregon logging town run by a pair of evil twins.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘The Puppetoon Movie Volume 2’ Now Available on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack

In time for the holidays, bring home the fully restored groundbreaking stop-motion animation by George Pal, created between 1932 and 1947; new collection features 18 shorts, bonus features, and a 6-panel color booklet, ‘Liner Notes’ by producer Arnold Leibovit.

Merc with a Mouth Headline News

‘Deadpool 3’ May Introduce New Disney-fied ‘X-Men’ Team

With 21st Century Fox now under the Disney roof, sitting alongside Marvel, the ‘X-Men’ franchise is ripe for a reboot, and ‘Deadpool 3’ may just be the best place for a surprise introduction.

People Headline News

Go Behind the Scenes on Glen Keane’s ‘Over the Moon’ December 4

Latest View 2020 free online event features a conversation with the Netflix animated musical’s production designer Celine Desrumaux; CG supervisor Clara Chan; animation supervisor Sacha Kapijimpanga; and VFX supervisor David Smith.

Yay Another Pete Docter Film! ANIMATIONWorld

Designing the Illusory: Souls, Counselors, and The Great Before of ‘Soul’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 9:21am

Pete Docter and Pixar make simple, bold, and beautiful look easy in the gorgeous and fantastical ethereal realm of their upcoming animated feature, premiering December 25 on Disney+.

Checkmate! VFXWorld

Chicken Bone FX Makes All the Right Moves in ‘The Queen’s Gambit’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 30, 2020 at 5:18pm

Overall VFX supervisor John Mangia and VFX producer Arissa Blasingame’s team delivered over 750 shots, including the haunting chess piece visions, CG vehicles, set extensions and recreations of exotic Mexico, Moscow and Las Vegas locales for Netflix’s hit limited series.

Home for the Holidays! Headline News

Cartoon Network Kicks off December with New Episodes, Holiday Shows, and Movies

Festive month-long slate includes episodes of ‘Apple & Onion,’ ‘Total Dramarama,’ ‘Thundercats Roar!’ and a not to be missed airing of ‘Wonder Woman’ with exclusive content in the lead up to HBO Max’s Christmas day premiere of ‘Wonder Woman 1984.’

People Headline News

Cinesite Adds Hank Driskill, Promotes 3 Others to Senior Production Roles

Former Blue Sky and Disney veteran named Group Head of CG for Feature Animation; Holger Voss upped to Group Head of CG for Visual Effects, Alexander Savenko to Group Head of Production Technology, and Danny Smith to Group Head of Infrastructure Technology.

People Headline News

Stoopid Buddy Studios Names Jasmine Johnson Head of Studio

Former Netflix executive appointed to oversee day-to-day production of studio’s growing slate, which includes Adult Swim's Emmy Award-winning ‘Robot Chicken,’ Hulu’s ‘Crossing Swords,’ and ‘Mega City Smiths’ for AMC.

The Power of AI Headline News

DeepMotion’s Animate 3D Invites You to #Animate3DYourself

Tech startup’s new AI-powered platform kicks off targeted social media challenge; upload and transform your 2D videos into 3D animation, then post on Tik Tok or Instagram to compete for prizes and free subscriptions.

SVOD Headline News

Animated Feature ‘Back to The Outback’ Coming to Netflix Fall 2021

Comedy adventure sets out to prove just because something is different, doesn’t mean it isn’t beautiful; the all-star cast includes Isla Fisher, Grammy winner Keith Urban, and YouTuber Lachlan Ross Power.

Wear a Mask! Headline News

Drag Icon and Disney Animator Channel ‘Mary Poppins’ in ‘Quarantine Dream’

Nina West and Dan Lund team up again on an animated short inspired by their love of musicals; the made from home film asks people to ‘Mask up, Stay home, and Watch a Musical.’

VR Headline News

2020 Raindance Immersive Winners Announced

Festival recognizes creators and game developers in XR; ‘The Devouring’ awarded ‘Best Immersive Game’ and ‘Best Immersive World;’ ‘Dr. Crumb’s School for Disobedient Pets’ awarded ‘Best Multiplayer Experience’ and ‘Outstanding Achievement In Design;’ and ‘The Under Presents: Tempest’ for wins for ‘Best Narrative Experience.’

Awards Headline News

‘The Great Malaise’ Named Best Short at the Manchester Animation Festival

Top winners at yesterday’s virtual awards ceremony also included ‘Pearl Diver’ for Best Student Short, and ‘Biplane Model Kit’ for Best Commissioned Film.

I’m So Dizzy! Headline News

GRANT Embraces Dizziness and Disorientation in ‘Vertigo’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Friday, November 27, 2020 at 1:20pm

Berlin-based 3D animator Stacie Ant takes a minimalist approach to capture the Swedish alt-pop star as an avatar in a state of unbalance and overwhelming emotion.

Vampires in the Stream! Headline News

FIRST LOOK: ‘Castlevania’ Season 4 Sneak Peek

Powerhouse Animation director Samuel Deets shares two images featuring characters Trevor and Sypha from the highly anticipated upcoming season of Netflix’s hit anime series, ‘Castlevania.’

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP87: Everything You Wanted to Know About Animation Wild Card and The People Behind It

By Dan Sarto | Friday, November 27, 2020 at 11:30am

Co-creators Casey Follen, Alexis Deprey, and Cami Kwan discuss their community of animation professionals who’ve come together to highlight and share original work from artists in the industry.

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