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Netflix Betting Big on Anime, Reveals 5 New Projects at Tokyo Event

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 9:12am

Last night’s Netflix Anime Festival 2020 announcements bring current slate of upcoming anime projects to 16; check out complete roster with new artwork.

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Epic Games Presents ‘Unreal Build: Virtual Production’ Open for Registration

Free online event to showcase innovations in virtual production, including a panel of industry executives discussing game changing technology; the use of Unreal Engine to bring new creatures to life in film;  real-time workflow for episodic animation; and a sneak peek of production tools coming later this year to Unreal Engine 4.26.

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‘South Park’ Returns to Mile High Stadium October 25

Socially distanced and wearing masks, the gang from the popular animated series’ ‘Pandemic Special’ hits the stands Sunday for the Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs football game.

Festivals Headline News

The Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival Coming Online October 24-25

Celebrating the festival’s 10th anniversary, the event will include four short film programs featuring award-winning and emerging talent in Japanese animation; highlights include Koji Yamamura’s ‘Water Dreams/Dreams into Drawing.’

Awards Headline News

2020 CEE Animation Forum Announces Winners

28 animated projects in 4 categories were considered in the 2020 pitching event; ‘The Garden of Heart’ wins in animated shorts with a special mention to ‘The Pet Named Stress;’ ‘Igi’ wins in feature films, ‘No Happy Ever After’ takes the TV award.

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ILM’s Dennis Muren to Receive VIEW 2020 Visionary Award

By Dan Sarto | Monday, October 19, 2020 at 12:34pm

Legendary nine-time Oscar-winning senior VFX supervisor to be honored at this week’s conference; ‘Tenet’ VFX supervisor Andrew Jackson to deliver closing keynote Friday, October 23.

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VIEW 2020: Excellence in Animation, VFX and Visual Storytelling Now Free to Attend

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 16, 2020 at 2:07pm

Though we’ll miss out annual trip to Turin, Italy, we’ll pretend our stale pop tart is a pistachio biscotti as we sit back and gush over the stellar roster of talent set to teach, talk, and share over the next seven days; starting tomorrow, VIEW 2020 runs through October 23.

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Final Season of DreamWorks' ‘Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts’ Now Streaming on Netflix

Watch special clips and NYCC X Metaverse cast and crew panel presentation; the 10-episode third and final season of the studio’s whimsical animated series tells the story of a young girl thrust into an adventure on the surface of a fantastical post-apocalyptic Earth.

Holy Animated Short Film Anthologies! Headline News

‘DC Showcase - Batman: Death in The Family’ Coming to Blu-Ray and Digital October 13

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC’s compilation of 2019-2020 animated shorts includes acclaimed titles ‘Sgt. Rock,’ ‘Adam Strange,’ ‘Death,’ and ‘The Phantom Stranger;’ interactive film spotlight panel set for NY Comic Con October 10

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Kate Mulgrew Returns as Captain Janeway in Animated ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’

In surprise New York Comic Con announcement, Nickelodeon and CBS Studios shared the casting news for their upcoming CG-animated series, coming in 2021.

Festival Headline News

‘Over the Moon’ Roundtable with Glen Keane Coming to Montclair Film Festival Oct 17

Festival’s Storyteller series will feature conversation between animated film’s director, stars Cathy Ang and Phillipa Soo, and producers Gennie Rim and Peilin Chou, as well as talks with Aaron Sorkin, Sienna Miller, Kingsley Ben-Adir, and Lee Isaac Chung; event runs October 16-25 with programs available online.

Newly Honored VFX Titans! Headline News

VES Announces Additional Special 2020 Honorees

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 1:19pm

This year’s group of distinguished VFX practitioners will be recognized this fall in a soon to be announced online event.

People Headline News

Upcoming VIEW 2020 Conference Now Free with Registration

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 12:03pm

Star-studded 21st edition of Italy’s premier digital media conference, with 125 planned talks, workshops, and panels, as well as special Business Innovation Summit, will be presented free of charge, coming October 18-23, online and on-site in Torino, Italy.

Events

DreamWorks Hosting Live Panels at New York Comic Con x MCM Comic Con's Metaverse

Get a behind the scense look at DreamWorks’s popular animated series ‘Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous,’ and ‘Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts: The Final Season’ with live panels featuring the shows’ executive producers, writers, showrunners, and voice talent.

Virtual Events Headline News

CTN - LIVE ‘Revive and Thrive,’ a Virtual Event November 16-22 – Register Now

Free online event offers an immersive week-long retreat for artists to reboot, recharge and reset, featuring talks, demos, scholarships, and interactive experiences.

The Future of AI Headline News

WATCH: Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang’s ‘I AM AI’ #GTC20 Keynote

NVIDIA GTC 2020 kicked off today with Huang’s presentation exploring real world implications of AI and its impact challenges the world’s faces today.

Awards Headline News

Winners Announced for Animafest Zagreb 2020

Winners for the 30th World Festival of Animated Film include, ‘Just a Guy;’ ‘Freeze Frame;’ and ‘Symbiosis;’ the 31st edition of the festival will take place takes place June 7-12, 2021.

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‘KKUM,’ ‘Kill It and Leave This Town’ Take Top OIAF 2020 Honors

Kang-min Kim awarded Nelvana Grand Prize for animated short; Mariusz Wilczynski awarded grand prize for feature animation at 44th annual Ottawa International Animation Festival.

Take the challenge Headline News

Lord, Miller, and Ramsey to Mentor The Sony Talent League by THU Challenge Winners

Oscar-winning filmmakers Phil Lord, Chris Miller, and Peter Ramsey have joined the panel of mentors for THU’s new challenge to discover the next generation of creative minds in digital entertainment; submission deadline is October 19.

Animated TV Series Headline News

Global Mechanic and Alt Animation Partner on ‘Class Clown’

New 2D animation series, about a clown and carnival family that decides to settle down in the suburbs after years of being on the road, is created by Canadian writer Ian Boothby.

Annie Awards Headline News

ASIFA-Hollywood Now Accepting Recommendations for Special Honorary Awards

Entries can now be submitted to suggest nominees for Winsor McCay Award, June Foray Award, Ub Iwerks Award, Special Achievement Award, and the Certificate of Merit at the upcoming 48th Annie Awards.

Awards Headline News

ACE Eddie Awards Adds Best Edited Animated Series for 2021

American Cinema Editors organization announces key upcoming awards dates and new category award for 72nd ceremony set for next April.

Drive-In Movies Headline News

Disney+ Drive-In Festival Comes to Santa Monica October 5-12

Outdoor screening series features Disney+ Originals world premieres of ‘The Right Stuff,’ and ‘Clouds;’ screenings of fan favorites will include ‘The Simpsons,’ ‘Hocus Pocus,’ ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back,’ ‘The Sound of Music.’

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2nd Annual Native American Animation Lab Open for Applications

Intensive multi-day workshop is designed to offer new opportunities for Native American writers, filmmakers and artists interested in breaking into animation; early entry deadline is October 9.

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