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Transforming Digital Creativity Headline News

Coming April 14: PNY and NVIDIA’s ‘How NVIDIA Is Advancing the Future of Digital Storytelling’ Webinar

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 7:45am

This free virtual presentation will explore new means of digital storytelling using virtual sets, real-time rendering, and cinematic-quality ray tracing enhanced by the latest NVIDIA® RTX™ solutions, NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise, NVIDIA Virtual GPU (vGPU), and GPU-accelerated software applications.

Living LA Cool Headline News

Prime Video Drops ‘Fairfax’ Season 2 Clip and Images

The streamer shares first looks from the sophomore season of its irreverent adult animated comedy, which returns June 10 with 8 all-new episodes; the show follows four middle school friends in a timeless struggle to be cool in LA.

Business Headline News

Marvel’s ‘Ironheart’ Adds 2 Directors and Ryan Coogler as EP

The ‘Black Panther’ helmer’s Proximity Media boards the Disney+ series, which follows a teen prodigy first introduced in ‘Iron Man’ comics in 2016.

Hug a Tree Headline News

It's Charlie Brown v Kite Again in ‘Take Care with Peanuts: We Need Our Tree’

All-new animated short pits our lovable hero against his old nemesis - ‘the kite-eating tree;’ classic Peanuts special ‘It’s Arbor Day, Charlie Brown’ comes to Apple TV+ on April 29.

People Headline News

Baobab Studios Expands its Creative Team

New hires at the multiple Emmy Award-winning studio include Oscar nominee Erick Oh and Jony Chandra as directors, Brian Tinsman and Michael McCormick as games creative directors, and Hayley Porter as director of marketing.

Honest Design of Female Characters ANIMATIONWorld

‘Maya and the Three’: The Power of Representation in Animation Character Design

For creators Jorge Gutiérrez and Sandra Equihua, today’s stories need to resonate with a modern audience, and reinterpreting mythology must include honest design of female characters.

People Headline News

Break+Enter Adds Camille Geier as Executive Producer

Former BOT VFX exec will lead studio’s creative, production, and sales teams while setting strategic direction; plans include increasing company profile and recruiting high-level creative and production talent.

#StarTrekUnitedGives Headline News

Paramount+ Drops ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Season 3 Teaser

Streamer unveils video and poster at this past Saturday’s ‘Star Trek: Mission Chicago’ fan event, joining with CBS to support ‘First Contact Day’ with $1 donation for every Tweet sent using hashtag #StarTrekUnitedGives through April 10.

It’s Back On! Headline News

Chloë Grace Moretz and Riz Ahmed Join Netflix’s ‘Nimona’

The streamer drops first look image and casting news for its upcoming animated feature, based on the award-winning graphic novel by ‘She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’ creator ND Stevenson, that had been in production at Fox Animation and then Blue Sky prior to it shutting down last year.

Children's programming Headline News

PBS Kids Greenlights ‘Donkey Hodie’ Season 2

The popular puppet series inspired by ‘Mister Rogers' Neighborhood’s characters is slated to hit Spring 2023; show is designed to help kids learn resilience, persistence, and problem solving.

No Longer Our Teenage Superheroes ANIMATIONWorld

How ‘Young Justice: Phantoms’ Confronts Depression and PTSD in New Season

Executive producers Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti discuss how the show’s characters experience and deal with serious issues, such as survivor’s guilt, coping with death, and personal trauma, in the second half of the HBO Max series’ fourth season.  

Education and Training Headline News

Apply Now: Animated Women UK’s Helen North Achieve Program

The organization’s career development series that supports women in UK’s VFX and animation industries expands with two iterations this year; applications for Spring are due April 11 with application dates for Fall 2022 to be announced.

Commercials Headline News

Fancy VFX Gets All Emoji-nal on FedEx Spot

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 8, 2022 at 11:51am

Visual effects studio designs and produces a series of increasingly numerous and whimsical emojis to show how NFL star Derrick Henry’s tweeted mistyped hashtag makes a small kitchenware store’s business explode, requiring immediate ecommerce help to handle the surge.

Sam I Am! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Green Eggs and Ham’ Serves Up a Tasty Second Season

Executive Producer Helen Kalafatic talks about the new season of the beloved Dr. Seuss-based series, debuting April 8 on Netflix, and encourages LatinX and other underrepresented groups to find their place in the animation industry.

Transforming Digital Creativity ANIMATIONWorld

Join PNY and NVIDIA’s ‘How NVIDIA Is Advancing the Future of Digital Storytelling’ Webinar

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 1:03pm

This free presentation on April 14 will explore how the latest NVIDIA® RTX™ solutions, NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise, NVIDIA Virtual GPU (vGPU), and GPU-accelerated software applications are transforming Media & Entertainment production.

Doing it in Real-Time ANIMATIONWorld

Nexus Studios Helps ‘The Legend of Vox Machina’ Characters Go Live

Executive producer Julia Parfitt and director Patrick Osborne talk about how they brought a real-time animated Grog and Scanlan to the Season 1 Finale Watch Party for the hit Prime Video series.

Girl Power! Headline News

WarnerMedia Kids & Family EMEA Nabs ‘Jade Armor’ Broadcast Rights

TeamTO’s original series follows a teenage heroine who uncovers unexpected family secrets; show is slated for release on HBO Max and Cartoon Network in EMEA later this year.

Business Headline News

Quantum Storey and Hasbro Ink Multi-Year XR Content Deal

Company’s extended reality platform brings immersive and experiential storytelling to children’s entertainment company’s popular franchises; ‘My Little Pony-Virtual Magic’ will launch in spring 2022

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP 156: How Laurie Rowan Made His Unique Animation Style Super Sought-After

The 3D animator, artist, and director discusses how to brand yourself to get noticed, how he broke away from the mainstream industry to do his own thing, and the post that made his work go viral.

Awards Headline News

‘Stowaway’ Takes Top Honors in Animation at 41st College Television Awards

Brigham Young University student team wins for animated series about a money-grubbing pirate and his oaf of a first mate; judged by Television Academy members, winners awarded a $3,000 cash prize.

Animating History ANIMATIONWorld

Animating A Eureka Moment in History

Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts enlisted Cyprus-based Zedem Media to animate a day in the life of an ancient Greek potter whose famous, extremely rare 2500-year-old vase with red figures changed the course of history.

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