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Anime Headline News

Toei Drops Teaser for ‘One Piece Film: Red’ Feature

New animated film, created and produced by Eiichiro Oda, features a mysterious character, Red, who wears a headset microphone and sings to the sky; Japanese release set for August 6, 2022 with, with other regional debuts to follow.

Podcasts Headline News

Bugs and Daffy Hit the Road in Turkey Day Podcast

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 22, 2021 at 10:00am

Four-part original comedy series follows the pair on a rollicking trip across the country in a quest to turn our ever-prideful duck into the official bird of Thanksgiving; from Warner Bros. Animation, the podcasts are now available on Spotify and all major podcast platforms.

Home for the Holidays! Headline News

Watch: ‘Mosley’ Exclusive Clip

The CG animated family film follows a young ‘Thoriphant,’ as he embarks on an epic journey to discover his heroic roots; featuring the voice talent of Rhys Darby, Lucy Lawless, Temuera Morrison, and John Rhys-Davies, the movie comes to theaters, digital and on demand December 10.

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Creating the VFX ‘Foundation’ for Apple TV+’s Epic Isaac Asimov Adaptation

A team of visual effects houses, led by DNEG, created 4,000 shots, complete with new worlds, the mysterious Vault artifact, and the enormous Invictus ship, in David Goyer’s expansive and enthralling new series, based on the famed author’s seminal sci-fi book series, now streaming.

Now on the Virtual Stage Headline News

Netflix’s ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Heads into Virtual Production

Live-action adaptation of Nickelodeon’s popular franchise has kicked off production using Pixomondo’s custom-built, state-of-the-art virtual production facility in Vancouver, allowing for real-time in-camera VFX, setting a new standard for immersive storytelling.

A Space Alien Holiday Celebration! Headline News

Hulu Drops ‘Solar Opposites’ ‘WTF is Christmas?’ Teaser and Images

The Solars don’t understand the holidays, but that won’t stop them from trying! The Hulu Original Special Premiere: ‘A Very Solar Holiday Opposites Special’ streams November 22.

Business Headline News

VlogBox and BeaniTV Launch Kids-Safe OTT Monetization Cooperation

Leading over-the-top app development and advertising platform teams with children’s TV brand, founded by former Disney TV head Dean Valentine and Vidstart founder Rotem Gindi, to help support fun and safe video content for kids.

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Crafting the ‘Ridiculously Charming’ and ‘Far-Fetched’ ‘Dogs in Space'

Jeremiah Cortez and Adam Henry’s new animated comedy turns our faithful, furry friends into cosmic ‘retrievers,’ though the two creators want viewers to never forget that dogs are not meant to be in space; premieres today, November 18, on Netflix.

Business Headline News

Autodesk Acquires Tangent Labs’ LoUPE Cloud-Based Pipeline

Acquisition furthers company’s mission to empower animators and studios to work more easily and efficiently in a cloud-based ecosystem; Tangent Labs founder Jeff Bell and team come onboard to further drive the future of production in the cloud.

Hand-Crafted Animation Headline News

Baobab Studios Releases Trailer and Images for Erick Oh’s ‘NAMOO’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 9:13am

The Oscar-nominated director’s new animated short, a narrative poem inspired by the passing of his grandfather, follows the beautiful and heartbreaking moments of a man’s life; special presentations and screenings, with Baobab founders and Oh, are set for November 18-20 at the CTN Animation eXpo, in-person and online.

People Headline News

Ataboy Names Cameron Gray Executive Producer

The long-time studio collaborator brings extensive experience in broadcast production and post-production advertising; will focus on strategic partnerships and expanding the company’s reach across local and new global territories.

We Like Spice! VFXWorld

A Trio Bands Together to Help Denis Villeneuve Make ‘Dune’

By Trevor Hogg | Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 4:10pm

Two of the director’s previous collaborators - production designer Patrice Vermette and editor Joe Walker - along with first timer, cinematographer Greig Fraser, teamed together to help him bring author Frank Herbert’s famed sci-fi novel, long thought unadaptable in cinema, to the screen.

NFTS Headline News

Animated NFT ‘Blockchain Buddies’ Launches

Confidential Creative and NC Labs have partnered on a first of its kind interactive animation project; NFT holding community members will be able to shape the project’s creative universe.

streaming entertainment Headline News

Turkish Animated Series ‘Limon and Oli’ Snags News Media Deals

Based on Salih Memecan’s daily comic strip that has run in Turkish newspapers since 1991, the popular show is now available on Türk Telekom Tivibu and Vodafone TV.

Technology Headline News

K-POP Meets the Metaverse in aespa’s ‘Savage’ Music Video

Giantstep creates 3D animated characters with photogrammetry, real-time rendering, and motion capture for group’s first mini album, which surpassed 100 million views in 17 days.

A New Kind of Monkey Business Headline News

Hulu Releases ‘Marvel’s Hit-Monkey’ Official Trailer

Premiering November 17, the Hulu Original series features a Japanese snow monkey who joins forces with the ghost of an American assassin, voiced by Jason Sudeikis; together, they embark on a mission of vengeance against the Yakuza. 

Adult Animation Headline News

Katie Rich Talks Writing Raunchy, but Real Women in ‘Chicago Party Aunt’

For the former ‘SNL’ writer and only woman among six executive producers on the new Netflix adult animated comedy, crass and rowdy humor must be much more than just a male voice coming out of a female character.

F-that! Headline News

Netflix Shares ‘F is for Family’ Official Trailer

It’s time for Bill to come to terms with the past… F-that! See what’s coming in the fifth and final season of comedian Bill Burr’s raunchy, hilarious look at the 70s; Season 5 premieres November 25. 

Home Sweet Home! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘The House’ Stop-Motion Anthology Series First Look Images

Nexus Studios’ dark comedy about a house and the surreal tales surrounding people who lived there premieres on the streamer January 14.     

We Like Spice! VFXWorld

Practical and Digital Effects Expertly Join Forces on ‘Dune’

For Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Paul Lambert and SFX supervisor Gerd Nefzer, the seamless blending of live-action and CG on Denis Villeneuve’s stunning, epic adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal sci-fi tome grounded the film in a believable reality, fully immersing audiences in Paul Atreides’ hero’s journey to the dark, foreboding conflict on the universe’s most dangerous planet.

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