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AR Headline News

Wallace & Gromit Join the AR World with ‘The Big Fix Up’

Augmented reality experience from Aardman and Fictioneers consortium introduces their innovative new storytelling technology platform, using Unity tools, backed by UK government funding.

SVOD Headline News

WATCH: Studio Ghibli Co-founder Toshio Suzuki Shares His Favorite Films

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 22, 2020 at 3:39pm

Famed animation director Hayao Miyazaki’s producing partner reveals the studio’s future plans as well as his most memorable Ghibli film moments.

Covid-19 Headline News

KEPYR Announces ‘Kindred Spirits 2020’ UNICEF Fundraiser

Running May 20 – June 20, in support of UNICEF’s COVID-19 emergency and relief campaign, organization seeks to raise $50,000 in donations from the international children’s entertainment industry.

animated short films Headline News

‘Zenimation’ Animated Short Film Soundscape Compilations Now Available on Disney+

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 22, 2020 at 7:28am

Iconic scenes from Disney classics, with enhanced audio and no dialogue or music, have been edited together into 10 shorts designed to help audiences unplug, relax and refresh.

Business Headline News

This Thing of Ours Launches Digital Presence with Trio of Animated Vignettes.

New London-based animation and design studio defines itself with surreal animations exploring 3D and 2D illustrated textures and places.

TV Animation ANIMATIONWorld

How Proof’s Fully Animated Previs Helped Save the ‘The Blacklist’ Season Finale

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 1:57pm

With production shutdown due to COVID-19, the hit NBC series finished its final Season 7 episode by integrating 20+ minutes of toon-shaded animation with live-action.

TV Animation Headline News

‘The Loud House & The Casagrandes Hangin’ At Home’ Virtual Animated Special Airs May 23

Using Adobe Character Animator and voice actors recording from home, Nickelodeon creates animated half-hour special hosted by Lincoln and Ronnie Anne; ‘The Loud House SmartyPants Challenge trivia competition follows beginning May 25.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Justice League Dark: Apokolips War’ Now Available on Digital and Blu-Ray

Warner Bros.’ culmination of seven-year, 15 animated film journey can also be purchased on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD. 

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Trolls World Tour’ Dance Party Edition Coming to Digital June 23

Special edition includes sing-alongs, dance moves, interactive pop ups and other features; 4K HD, Blu-ray and DVD coming July 7.  

Festivals Headline News

Annecy 2020 Reveals Work in Progress, Preview and Making Of Session Lineups

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 1:17pm

Running June 15-30, the online festival, digital market and business conference has released its list of WIP and ongoing review sessions for feature films, TV series, specials, and XR projects.

Technology Headline News

Arch Platform Technologies Launches Powerful Cloud-Based VFX Platform

New technology helps entertainment industry scale without constraints, benefiting from solution’s highly secure and scalable infrastructure.

Voice Acting Headline News

Watch an ‘Animation Under Lockdown’ Zoom Script Reading to Ease Your Stir-Crazy Day

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 2:47pm

Animation / comedy writing duo Greg Hahn and Alan Denton team up with voice over pros Colleen O’Shaughnessey, Mike Pollock, Cindy Robinson, and Pete Capella for a bit of lighthearted animated quarantine distraction.

VFX Festival Virtual Series Headline News

Escape Studios Launches Virtual VFX Festival Series

Annual celebration of visual effects moves online for ongoing series of sessions running up until 2021 edition planned in London next February.

Animated TV Series ANIMATIONWorld

Even a Pandemic Can’t Stop Politics from Being Funny on ‘Tooning Out the News’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 18, 2020 at 3:59pm

Quickly retooling their production in the face of COVID-19, executive producers R.J. Fried and Tim Luecke continue bringing us a sorely needed daily animated dose of hilarious political satire.  

Home Entertainment Headline News

WATCH: Exclusive ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Behind the Scenes Clip

High-speed adventure available now on digital and May 19 on 4K Ultra HD & Blu-ray combo packs that include limited-edition comic book. 

SVOD Headline News

Andy Richter’s ‘Anidom Beyond Show’ Finale Airs Tonight

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 18, 2020 at 11:50am

Executive producers Matt Selmen, Holly Schlesinger, Andy Bobrow, and John Viener guest in a live discussion of all five FOX Animation Domination shows, as real-time series concludes its season May 18 on CaffeineTV.

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