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TV VFX Headline News

Ingenuity Studios Shares ‘Let the Right One In’ VFX Breakdown Reel

The visual effects studio delivered 1,522 shots on the Showtime vampire/horror series, including fully CG chimps that morphed into vicious vampire chimps.

Business Headline News

Territory Studio Gets New London HQ Digs

Following studio launches in Munich and Barcelona, the new facility will accommodate company’s growing team and project roster while increasing its capacity and production capabilities.

Ready for an Adaptation… Boy? Headline News

Will Prime Video’s ‘God of War’ Series Follow Video Game Lore?

Amazon Studios head Vernon Sanders assures fans the first season is ‘incredibly true to the source material,’ despite the synopsis seemingly omitting game events preceding 2018’s ‘God of War’ soft reboot. 

It’s the Little Things in Life Headline News

A Great ‘Thing’ Revealed in ‘Wednesday’ Behind-the-Scenes Photos

Images show the disembodied hand actor Victor Dorobantu doing his ‘thang’ on set, though his role required a surprising full-body contorting performance.

Give Us Our Dragons Headline News

‘Game of Thrones’ Projects Shelved in Wake of HBO Max Shakeup

According to the famed franchise’s creator, while crowd favorite ‘House of the Dragon’ will move forward to its second season, all other spinoffs not yet greenlit have been ‘shelved.’

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Luma Pictures Helps Grow a ‘Groot’

Marvel Studios’ 5-episode collection of ‘I Am Groot’ animated shorts finds the mischievous toddler sprouting his childhood wings, produced through a close collaboration between director Kristen Lepore and the VFX studio’s animation director, Raphael Pimentel; the series is now streaming on Disney+.

Going Knowhere for the Holidays Headline News

Framestore Adds Festive Flair to Marvel’s 'The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special’

The award-winning studio delivers 271 shots for the Disney+ special, including a newly built and decorated Knowhere, Cosmo the (digital) dog, and a dancing adolescent Groot.

The ASOS Returns! ANIMATIONWorld

Review: The 22nd Annual 'Animation Show of Shows'

This year’s selection of 10 shorts, including films by Patrick Smith, Gil Alkabetz, and Oscar winner Frederic Back, showcases a variety of techniques and tones in a celebration of unconventional approaches to the medium.

A Lovecraftian Dark Knight? Headline News

New Images Revealed for ‘Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham’

Three exciting first-look character images have been released for upcoming Lovecraftian animated film, including glimpses of Batman (David Giuntoli), Harvey Dent, (Patrick Fabian), Oliver Queen (Christopher Gorham), and Talia al Ghul (Emily O’Brien).

It’s Anime-zing! Headline News

Crunchyroll Drops New Trailer, Release Date for ‘NieR: Automata Ver1.1a’

The anime series based on Square Enix and Platinum Games’ role-playing game, featuring the battle between androids and machines in a post-apocalyptic Earth, is set to release January 7.

Kids Are Ready for the Tough Conversations ANIMATIONWorld

‘Karma’s World’: An Invaluable Education in Black Character Animation

Series head writer Halcyon Person shares how Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges’ hit children’s show pushes boundaries and tell stories never told before in animation, representing both the Black experience and Black culture of a true Brooklyn neighborhood; Season 4 now streaming on Netflix.

Business Headline News

Milk VFX Launching Bordeaux Studio in 2023

The award-winning visual effects house to kick off the new year with a new French-based facility helmed by Creative Director/Head of Studio Andy Morley; continued studio expansion follows the recent acquisition of Lola Post Production.

Technology Advancing Art Headline News

NVIDIA Studio Highlights ‘I Am Not Afraid!’ Animated Short

Creative studio Fabian&Fred harnessed Adobe Creative Cloud, Blender, and DaVinci Resolve, bolstered by GeForce RTX 3090 GPUs, creating an authentic reflection of a little girl’s fear and her discovery of the true meaning of bravery.

Happy New Year! Headline News

Stoopid Buddy Stoodios Transports ‘Nouns’ into the 134th Annual Rose Parade

The Emmy Award-winning animation studio teams up with the Nouns DAO digital art community to usher in 2023, designing and building a 65-foot-long float manned by greater than life-sized memes Cone, Pickle, and Shark – some of the digital figures sold in daily NFT auctions.

A New Avatar Era Headline News

Is Another ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Project on the Way?

Avatar News reveals an original animated series following the next ‘earth cycle’ Avatar, set after the events of ‘The Legend of Korra,’ may be coming to Paramount+ in 2025.

In Passing Headline News

Famed ‘Naruto’ Producer and Studio Pierrot Founder Yuji Nunokawa Dies at 75

In addition to the illustrious anime icon’s achievements in entertainment, he was responsible for establishing initiatives to aid the anime industry, such as The Association of Japanese Animations collective and NUROANI Juku.

Short Films Blogs

Madi Piller’s ‘My Elliot:’ 24 Hours in the Life of Elliot Yarmon

Alice Walker once wrote, ‘Time moves slowly, but passes quickly.’ How do you pack a 24-hour narrative into a 3-minute film? By animating time. In conversation with the filmmaker.

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‘Goodbye, Don Glees!’ Artfully Captures Teenage Insecurity and Invincibility

Atsuko Ishizuka’ highly personal 2D animated feature tells the story of 3 childhood friends who, over a summer, find that life is leading them onto very different paths of self-discovery, now available on DVD and Blu-ray.

Sorry to See You Go! VFXWorld

The Many Visual Worlds of ‘Westworld’

Visual Effects Supervisor Jay Worth talks about the HBO sci-fi thriller’s fourth – and final – season, and his long tenure on the show, which set a new high production value bar for streaming series.

It’s Anime-zing Headline News

‘That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bond’ Release Dates Set

Crunchyroll announces that the film, based on the popular anime series ‘That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime,’ will hit theaters in English speaking territories and Mexico beginning January 18.

Something Special Streaming on Xmas ANIMATIONWorld

‘The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse’: An Animated Tale of Love, Friendship, and Kindness

The beautiful and compelling new hand-drawn Apple Original Film, based on the bestselling illustrated book by Charlie Mackesy, debuts on Apple TV+ December 25.

streaming entertainment Headline News

LINE FRIENDS Mobile Messenger Stickers Inspire ‘BROWN AND FRIENDS’ Netflix Series

The new animated children’s series from IPX follows the adventures and friendships of the LINE original characters; show debuts on the streamer December 29.

Climate Change Cheer! Headline News

Bill Plympton Returns… With Some Holiday Cheer!

The Academy Award-nominated animator’s School of Animation relaunches next month; meanwhile, check out his store for his latest artwork, a personalized caricature, or check out his upbeat short ‘No Snow for Christmas’ for a climate change Xmas celebration. 

All Eyes on Torino! Headline News

2022 VIEW Award Winners Announced

Top honors went go ‘BusLine35A,’ directed by Elena Felici, winner of the Grand Prize, with special jury awards going toCanary’ and ‘Code Rose;’ save the date for VIEW Conference 2023, October 15-20 – see you in Turino!

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