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Heading to 1600 Edo Japan VFXWorld

Creating an Authentic Feudal Japan for ‘Shōgun’

Co-creators and EPs Justin Marks and Rachel Kondo, along with their production team on FX and Hulu’s 10-episode limited series - based on James Clavell’s famous 1975 novel - always strove for authenticity in their depiction of Japan in 1600, from its ships to the city of Osaka, even the oil lamps and wicks used to light rooms.

Gotta Stream Fast Headline News

Cast Featurette Drops for ‘Sonic’ Spinoff Series ‘Knuckles’

The live-action / CGI mini-series, which centers on Idris Elba’s dastardly, coffee drinking red Echidna as he teaches his protege Wade Whipple the ways of the warrior, hits Paramount+ April 26.

Even More Good Times ANIMATIONWorld

Ranada Shepard Talks the Re-Imagined ‘Good Times’ Animated Series

The showrunner and executive producer of Netflix’s controversial, all-new adult animated show, based on the ground-breaking 1974 CBS sitcom, discusses how her upbringing and identity as an adopted Cuban child to Black parents on Chicago’s south side informs her creative decision-making and inspires the show’s loud animation style and edgy comedy.

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Comedy Central Orders ‘Golden Axe’ Animated Series

Mike McMahan (‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’, ‘Solar Opposites’) co-writes/executive produces the homage to the popular 1989 Sega video game; all-star voice cast includes Matthew Rhys, Danny Pudi, Lisa Gilroy, Liam McIntyre and Carl Tart.

Only if we Help Can They be Saved Headline News

Exclusive: Apple TV+ Shares ‘Jane - Shrunk Us Too Small’ Clip

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 10:00am

Pint-sized Jane and Dave contend with some not-so-pint-sized ants in Season 2 of Emmy Award winner J.J. Johnson’s live-action/CGI animated hybrid series, inspired by the life and work of Dr. Jane Goodall, premiering globally on April 19.

Heading to Stuttgart Headline News

It’s Next Week! FMX 2024 Shares More Updates

Attendees can explore the sound design of ‘Dune Part 2,’ the visual effects of ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender,’ and the invisible VFX of Ridley Scott's ‘Napoleon;’ 4-day event kicks off in Stuttgart on April 23, 2024.

We Finally Get Our Dunk and Egg Headline News

‘GoT’ Prequel ‘A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight’ Finds its Dunk and Egg

Peter Claffey to play the naïve but courageous Ser Duncan the Tall (Dunk), while Dexter Sol Ansell takes the role of his young, diminutive squire Aegon V Targaryen (Egg) in Max’s ‘Game of Thrones’ spinoff series.

It’s Anime-zing Headline News

Crunchyroll’s ‘Spy x Family Code: White’ Hitting Theaters April 19

The anime destination also revealed theatrical release dates for ‘Haikyu!! The Dumpster Battle’ and ‘Blue Lock the Movie -Episode Nagi-.’

How Cute! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Puffin Rock’ Returns with A New Movie, New Friends, and More to Come

Director Jeremy Purcell and Assistant Director / Sequence Director Lorraine Lordan talk about their animated feature, ‘Puffin Rock and the New Friends,’ from Cartoon Saloon and Shout! Studios, based on the award-winning preschool series, that follows puffins Oona, Baba, May and Mossy, with new friends Isabelle, Phoenix and Marvin, in a race to save a lost egg before a storm hits their rock island home; available today, April 16, on Google TV, Prime Video and Apple TV+.

careers in animation Headline News

Podcast EP 250: Rand Fishkin and How He's Funding Snackbar Indie Game Studio

Studio co-founder and CEO discusses his jump to the world of video games, how he’s funding the endeavor and 3 critical things that will lead to a video game’s success.

Just a Small-Time Pony Headline News

Netflix Shares ‘Thelma the Unicorn’ Trailer

Musician and solo artist Brittany Howard stars as Thelma, a small-time pony who dreams of becoming a glamorous music star; the 3DCG musical, based on the books of Aaron Blabey, hits the streamer May 17.

Skadoosh! Headline News

‘Kung Fu Panda 4’ Now on Digital

Jack Black is back as everyone’s favorite, skadooshiest panda in the latest chapter of DreamWorks Animation’s popular franchise; all-new never-before-released animated short ‘Dueling Dumplings’ included on select digital platforms.

In Space No One Can Hear You Underachieve Headline News

‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ to End with Season 5, ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ Renewed

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 12, 2024 at 1:52pm

Paramount+ has just announced the upcoming season of Mike McMahan’s 2D animated comedy will be its last, while a fourth season of the Anson Mount and Rebecca Romijn live-action starrer has been ordered ahead of its 2025 third season premiere.

GoT To Be Kidding Headline News

Jon Snow ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel No Longer in Development

The series never gained traction after being shelved during the WGA strike, with actor Kit Harrington revealing, ‘it’s off the table,’ because the team, ‘couldn’t find the right story to tell.’

The Joy of Public Libraries Headline News

Watch: PBS KIDS’ Drops ‘Arthur Meets Mychal the Librarian’ Short

In celebration of National Library Day and ahead of National Library Week, the new film features the TikTok personality and librarian who helps out ‘Arthur’ when he loses his library card.

Have Your Cake and Blast it Too Headline News

Supercell Celebrates ‘Boom Beach’ 10th Anniversary with ‘#Boomiversary’ Campaign

The Finnish gaming giant, with Waste Creative and in-house production studio This Thing of Ours, create a 60-sec animation that showcases a miniature diorama and a scene from the game brought to life on a 1-meter high cake with help from Emma Jayne Cake Design.

Not Onions! ANIMATIONWorld

‘The Tiny Chef Show’ Serves up a Second Season Helping of Plant-Based Fun

Creators Rachel Larsen and Ozlem ‘Ozi’ Akturk talk about their Emmy Award-winning stop-motion preschool series where their titular character cooks up delightful, herbivorous ‘weshipees’ and bite-sized meals alongside a lineup of top celebrity guest stars and his enthusiastic robot buddy, Olly; new Season 2 episodes now airing on Nickelodeon.

It’s Looking Like Fire Headline News

Showrunner Albert Kim Steps Down from ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’

Christine Boylan and Jabbar Raisani will now executive producer the Netflix series through its second and third seasons, while Kim will remain as an executive producer.

We Like Rifts in Space and Time Headline News

HaZimation Sets ‘Max Beyond’ Digital Release

The animated action-thriller, created entirely in Unreal Engine, follows Max, a boy held captive who tries to use his ability to create rifts in space and time to escape; available in the U.K. April 22 and the U.S. April 23 with spin-off video game coming mid-2025.

Combining All the Elements VFXWorld

Mastering the Elements: Integrating Live-Action and CGI in ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’

VFX supervisor, director, and executive producer Jabbar Raisani led a monumental effort to deliver almost 3,400 visual effects shots on the live-action adaptation of Nickelodeon’s famed animated series, recreating the magical world of benders, who control the natural elements of fire, water, wind, and earth, and the mediator known as the Avatar.

Living Art Headline News

Cartoon Network Studios Launches ‘Artist Stairwell’ Digital Experience

New interactive website invites fans to experience CNS’s Burbank building stairwell, a literal canvas of imagination and innovation, boasting a living history of original drawings, doodles, and sketches by the artists and talent that worked there from 2000-2023.

Can’t Humans and Monsters Just Get Along? Headline News

Crunchyroll Shares ‘That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime’ Season 3 Trailer

The popular anime series picks up with Rimuru and their nation of Jura Tempest Federation facing new threats and challenges while navigating the complexities of diplomacy, conflict, and growth.

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