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Shield Your Eyes! Headline News

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ ‘Unplayable’ on Xbox One and PS4

The highly anticipated futuristic-RPG doesn’t play well with older consoles, and fans are already coming out in droves to post unhappy updates with less-than-pretty screenshots.

Good Bye 2020 Welcome 2021! Headline News

Start 2021 Fresh with Netflix’s ‘Headspace Guide to Meditation’

Led by Headspace co-founder Andy Puddicombe, the foundations of mediation will be explored with playful animation and soothing music; new series premieres globally on January 1.

Ho Ho No Headline News

Goo Goo Dolls Release ‘You Ain’t Getting Nothin’ Animated Music Video

To support their new Christmas song release, the quintessential 90s band creates a unique Chuck Jones-style 2D short about a naughty little boy who is sure to receive coal in his stocking this year.

animated short films Headline News

‘Shooom’s Odyssey’ Awarded Best in Show at SIGGRAPH Asia Computer Animation Festival

‘Migrants,’ and ‘Box Assassin’ take Jury Special and Best Student Project honors; virtual festival’s annual Electronic Theatre and Animation Theatre showcase an additional 44 top CG animation projects chosen from 577 submissions.

SVOD Headline News

DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Madagascar: A Little Wild’ Season 2 Now Streaming

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 11, 2020 at 2:59pm

Celebrate six brand-new episodes on Peacock and Hulu with three short clips and a trailer featuring the series’ lovable friends! 

VFX Headline News

Territory Studio Transports ‘Mank’ Viewers to LA’s Wilshire Blvd. in 1934

Studio’s creative recreated the iconic street for David Fincher’s new Netflix biopic; archival footage, maps, and old photos, along with new imagery, were integrated to portray the famous boulevard as it was 80 years ago.

Bold The Child Is Headline News

Cool New Baby Yoda Short Made by Just One Person in 15 Days

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 11, 2020 at 12:27pm

Check it out!; Kite and Lightening’s Cory Strassburger produces high-quality seven-minute CG short, ‘The Child Strikes Back,’ using an iPhone, free Unreal Engine, and off-the-shelf tools and assets.

SVOD Headline News

‘Henchmen’ Animated Feature Premieres December 25 on Tubi

All-star voice cast includes Thomas Middleditch, James Marsden, Rosario Dawson, and Alfred Molina; film will stream exclusively on the free family-friendly platform that features over 1,600 movies and TV shows.

People Headline News

Scanline VFX Appoints New Execs for European Expansion

Jasmin Hasel promoted to executive producer, Europe, and Lauren McCallum appointed head of production, Europe; key appointments will focus on company’s growth in the European market and management of decentralized production pipeline.

Awards Headline News

‘Migrants’ Takes VIEW 2020 Award for Best Short Film

Other films receiving top honors at the annual animation, VFX, and games conference include ‘Latitude du Printemps,’ ‘Trésor,’ and ‘The Dead Hands of Dublin.’

animated short films Headline News

WATCH: Psyop’s ‘Lost & Crowned’ CG Animated Short

Borja Peña Gorostegui’s film, inspired by the Supercell ‘Clash’ universe, garnered over 100 million views online in the 2 months after its September 12 release.

animated series Headline News

‘Angry Birds Bubble Trouble’ Animated Series Released on YouTube

Newly established Latin American animation collective, The Los Amigos Group, created the show with real-time production integration of members in Brazil, Chile, and Peru.

Business Headline News

Disney and Comic Book Publisher Kugali Team Up on ‘Iwájú’ Animated Series

Premiering on Disney+ in 2022, the original sci-fi series, set in Lagos, explores themes of class, innocence, and challenging the status quo.

Home for the Holidays! Headline News

‘Baby Shark’s Big Fishmas Special’ Joins Nickmas Holiday Lineup

Nickelodeon’s holiday-themed episode kicks off ‘Baby Shark’s Big Show!’ the all-new animated series that premieres December 11.

Business Headline News

Disney Animation Unleashes Aggressive New Project Slate

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 11, 2020 at 6:14am

Investor meeting announcements by CCO and 'Frozen' film franchise director Jennifer Lee reveal both original and spin-off projects releasing in theatres and on Disney+ through 2023.

10 + 10! Headline News

20 New Series Coming to Disney+ in ‘Next Few Years’

Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy reveals plans for 10 ‘Star Wars’ and 10 Marvel series to stream on Disney+ in the next few years, along with other enticing programming tidbits.

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Frank Abney III’s ‘Canvas’ Paints a Story of Grief and Healing

Premiering tomorrow on Netflix, the poignant and moving animated short draws directly from the director’s childhood loss; he hopes his film encourages storytellers in the Black community to get their voices heard.   

Business Headline News

‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ Getting Simultaneous Disney+ and Theatrical Release

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 3:16pm

Disney Animation’s upcoming animated fantasy-adventure will be available to subscribers of the streaming platform for a premium fee on March 5, 2021, the same day it hits cinemas.

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Method Scares Up the Boogeyman in ‘A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting’

Led by VFX supervisor Hamish Schumacher, the Vancouver studio designs and produces three digital monsters, known as Toadies, bringing frighteningly-good fun to Netflix’s new film, based on the Joe Ballarini’s book series.

Home for the Holidays! Headline News

Kelly Clarkson and Brett Eldredge Release ‘Under the Mistletoe’ Hand-Drawn Music Video

Directed by Jay Martin and animated by Ingenuity Studios, the short depicts a budding holiday romance with a throwback melody.

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Epic Games Releases Weta’s ‘Meerkat’ Hair and Fur Sample Project

VFX powerhouse has worked closely with Epic to fine-tune Unreal Engine’s strand-based Hair and Fur system; downloadable scene gives users a firsthand look at the production tool in action.

Business Headline News

AT&T Selling Crunchyroll to Sony’s Funimation for $1.175 billion

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 4:42pm

Deal brings leading anime content platform’s 3 million+ SVOD subscribers and 90 million registered users into the Sony entertainment fold.  

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