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Watch: ‘Empire of the Ants’ Trailer with Cutting-Edge Photoreal Visuals Using UE5

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 15, 2024 at 12:02pm

Ahead of its GDC showcase next week, Microids and Tower Five have dropped a gameplay trailer for their upcoming photorealistic real-time strategy game that immerses players in a magnificently microscopic forest ecosystem as an ant sworn to protect the colony at all costs.

It’s Anime-zing! Headline News

Crunchyroll Reveals April 2024 Anime Lineup

The leading anime destination shares next month’s absolutely massive slate, kicking off April 1 with ‘Spice and Wolf: Merchant Meets the Wise Wolf’ and ‘Gods' Games We Play;’ new episodes also announced for ‘One Piece’ and ‘TSUKIMICHI -Moonlit Fantasy.’

Streaming Salem Headline News

New Line’s ‘Salem’s Lot’ Remake Will Debut on Max

Warner Bros.’ forthcoming feature adaptation of the Stephen King vampire novel, first pushed from a Fall 2022 to Spring 2023 release before being shelved by the SAG-AFTRA strike, will bypass cinemas and stream later this year.

careers in animation Headline News

Podcast EP 245: Exit 73 Studios Indie Game Dev Journey With '#Blud'

Animation studio co-founders Chris Burns and Bob Fox discuss breaking into the game industry, getting a producer, and the upcoming release of their indie game, coming later this year.  

Trouble in Marvel-land Headline News

‘X-Men ’97’ Creator Beau DeMayo Fired Ahead of Series Debut

The writer / producer, known for his work on ‘Moon Knight’ and ‘Blade,’ will no longer promote the project or participate on future seasons, according to The Hollywood Reporter; Marvel had no comment on the firing.

Business Headline News

Max Nabs 2024 Oscar Winner ‘The Boy and the Heron’ Streaming Rights

Streamer and GKDS ink multiyear deal extending U.S. streaming rights of award-winning Studio Ghibli’s catalog, including Oscar-winning and -nominated films ‘Spirited Away,’ ‘Howl's Moving Castle,’ ‘The Wind Rises,’ ‘The Tale of The Princess Kaguya,’ and ‘When Marnie Was There.’

VFX for TV Headline News

Cinesite Chills Out with ‘True Detective: Night Country’ VFX

Check out the breakdown reel - as main visual effects vendor, the studio enhanced the series’ haunting atmosphere, mysterious disappearances and weird phenomena, adding to its chilling backdrop both literally and figuratively. 

TV Animation Headline News

Toonz Media Group and Driver Studios Team for ‘The Blahs’ 3D Animated Series

The kids’ comedy series, which follows original characters ‘The Blahs,’ their rulers King Gray and Lord Blue, and their neighbor Joy, launches on the Cool School YouTube channel March 31.

Not Quite Farm to Table Headline News

What’s Cooking U.K.? Biscuit and Grey London Team for PETA Pork Campaign

The promo project includes the hard-hitting film ‘Pig Farm,’ which highlights British pig farming practices and calls for the public to go vegan; gory merchandise such as a calendar measured in pig years will also be available for purchase.

Awards Headline News

‘The Boy and the Heron,’ ‘Godzilla Minus One’ Take Home Oscar Gold

By Dan Sarto | Sunday, March 10, 2024 at 9:03pm

The two films finish out the 2024 awards season with wins for Best Animated Feature and Best Visual Effects, respectively, on a night that also saw ‘WAR IS OVER! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko’ win for Best Animated Short Film and ‘Oppenheimer’ take home 7 statues, including Best Picture and Best Cinematography. 

Everybody Wants to Save the World Headline News

Prime Video and Kilter Films Unveil Official ‘Fallout’ Series Trailer

Walton Goggins is positively ghoulish; set in the post-apocalyptic world of the best-selling global video game franchise, the series adaptation will exclusively premiere all episodes April 11 on Prime Video.

VR Headline News

Watch: Immersive ‘The Imaginary Friend’ Animation and Development Sneak Peek

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 8, 2024 at 1:33pm

In their SXSW in-person XR Spotlight section experiences set for March 9, the Studio Biarritz team, led by VR director Steve Hallema, producer Corine Meijers, and lead designer Koen Koopman, will showcase their latest project about a grieving child struggling to separate reality from fantasy, who creates ‘You’ – his imaginary friend, to fight the monsters in his mind. 

The Black Cat is Coming to Prime! Headline News

Amazon MGM Studios to Develop ‘El Gato Negro’ Series Adaptation

Based on the comic book ‘El Gato Negro’ by Richard Dominguez, the series will star Diego Boneta with a script by Frank Guerrero; Eric Carrasco is attached to executive produce and co-showrun with Turi Meyer and Alfredo Septién.

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Javadoodles Goes Full-Time with Plans to Take Over the Internet

From a fun Tumblr side-project posting simple drawings on coffee cups to collaborating on stop-motion shorts and creating a YouTube series with 2D blobs sharing awkward silences and thoughts on life, the artist and animator has taken the big career leap and launched full speed into an expansive slate of projects. 

Mikey and Sulley Return! Headline News

Billy Crystal and John Goodman Return in ‘Monsters at Work’ Season 2 Teaser

Inspired by the popular movie franchise, the series features the ‘Monsters, Inc.’ stars reprising their fan-favorite roles; new season kicks off April 5 with a special 2-episode premiere, coming to Disney+ in May.

Oscar Contenders Headline News

Hulu Drops ‘Poor Things’ Trailer Ahead of March 7 Streaming Debut

The BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated film from Yorgos Lanthimos, starring producer Emma Stone, follows a young Victorian woman brought back to life by the unorthodox Dr. Godwin Baxter; stream it before the 96th Academy Awards on March 10.

Women in VFX Headline News

VFX Industry Talk Set for International Women's Day

World VFX Day and UpliftHER are teaming up on an online event that examines women’s issues and developments within and beyond the visual effects industry; a diverse lineup of industry speakers will join the March 8 presentation on the World VFX Day YouTube channel.  

Say it Ain’t So! Headline News

Rooster Teeth Shutting its Doors After 21 Years

Parent company Warner Bros. Discovery will sell off the Austin-based studio’s content and intellectual property and lay off 150 full-time employees as well as dozens of contractors and content creators.

Flex Those Casting Cordyceps Headline News

‘The Last of Us’ Season 2 Adds Four New Cast Members

HBO’s award-winning live-action adaptation of the hit Naughty Dog videogame brings on Danny Ramirez as loyal soldier Manny; Ariela Barer as young doctor Mel; Tati Gabrielle as military medic Nora; and Spencer Lord as gentle soul Owen.

It’s Looking Like Fire Headline News

Netflix Picks Up ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ for Seasons 2 and 3

Based on Nickelodeon’s animated series, the live-action adaptation has rapidly hit the top in global viewership, triggering a 2-season renewal less than a month after its February streaming debut.

Bye Bye Jodie Headline News

MTVE Studios Drops ‘Daria’ Spin-off Feature ‘Jodie’

The animated film, which began as a series, had a complete voice cast attached, and had been in development since 2020; no word yet if the project will be shopped to other networks.

Cowabunga Forever Headline News

Jeff Rowe Signs Multi-Year First-Look Deal with Paramount Animation

The ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem’ director and co-writer’s agreement includes the development, directing, producing, and executive producing work on both animated and live-action projects, including the upcoming ‘Mutant Mayhem’ sequel.

careers in animation Headline News

Podcast EP 244: Lachlan Pendragon and How His Stop-Motion Film Scored an Oscar Nom

The Australian animator discusses making his short ‘An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It’ and his journey to the Academy Awards. 

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