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Chris Appelhans Talks ‘Wish Dragon’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 11, 2021 at 3:07pm

The writer and director discusses his captivating tale of a cynical, all-powerful dragon joining forces with a humble Chinese student, and how an unforgiving budget and his own naiveté almost derailed him more than once.

Formula for Success! Business Headline News

The Formula for Success Explained in ‘The Boss Baby: Family Business’ Video

Check out the ‘Boss Baby Formula’ for getting ahead with new boss baby secret agent, Tina and her Uncle Ted; the sequel to DreamWorks Animation’s blockbuster, ‘The Boss Baby,’ hits theaters and Peacock July 2.

Home Entertainment Headline News

EXCLUSIVE: True Blue Performs ‘Beyond the Horizon’ from ‘Rock Dog 2: Rock Around the Park’

Are they out of the doghouse? The True Blue Band discovers that fame comes at a price… will they stay true to themselves? Find out! NOW on Digital – coming to Blu-ray (plus Digital) and DVD June 15.

Trolls Foodies Headline News

DreamWorks Animation's ‘TrollsTopia’ Season 3 Now Streaming

In the 'scraptacular' new trailer, the Trolls are back with nonstop fun and new friends in an all-new set of hair-raising adventures; new season premieres today on Peacock and Hulu.

Business Headline News

Technicolor Merges Animation Services Under Mikros Animation Brand

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 1:15pm

Technicolor Animation Productions, Technicolor Animation, and Mikros will integrate their businesses under Andrea Miloro’s leadership, unifying their animation brand within the recently announced Technicolor Creative Studios group.

Yes My Precious! Headline News

‘The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim’ Anime Feature Now Underway

Acclaimed filmmaker Kenji Kamiyama to direct an original film that tells the untold story of Helm’s Deep and the life and blood-soaked times of King Rohan; Sola Entertainment to animate, with New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Animation producing.

People Headline News

Cinesite Names Antony Bluff Executive Producer

Emmy Award-winning VFX producer brings over two decades experience on projects ranging from ‘Muppet Treasure Island’ to ‘A Discovery of Witches;’ in his new role, he will work directly with clients while overseeing day-to-day operations.

People Headline News

Whoopi Goldberg Joins the Cast of Apple and Skydance Animation’s ‘Luck’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 9:05am

The famed artist and EGOT winner will voice the role of ‘The Captain’ in Peggy Holmes’ tale of the unluckiest girl in the world, the first project under the animation studio's multi-year film and TV deal with Apple TV+.

People Headline News

Sarah Smith Steps Down at Locksmith Animation as Natalie Fischer Named CEO

Co-founder leaves to develop own projects; former Illumination COO takes the helm, with co-founder and ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’ producer Julie Lockhart named president of production.

Mentorships Headline News

The Chimaera Project Launches Fall 2021 Women’s Mentorship Program

SUPPORT.HER offers women filmmakers – cis, trans, and non-binary inclusive – career guidance and assistance from industry professionals; applications now being accepted through July 31.

Here Kitty Kitty! VFXWorld

Framestore's VFX is the 'Zombie Cat’s Meow’ in ‘Army of the Dead’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 2:13pm

Leading visual effects studio creates the vicious undead tiger, ‘Valentine,’ and loads of gory zombie mayhem, in Zack Snyder and Netflix’s post-apocalyptic heist adventure.

virtual production Headline News

Pixomondo Inks Deal to Build LED Volumes Across Canada

VFX house and Canadian TV/Film equipment company have already begun building new virtual production stages in Vancouver and Toronto, with more set for 2022; combined capital commitment exceeds $30 million.

Podcasts Headline News

New ‘Masters of Motion’ Podcast with VFX Supervisor Brendan Seals

‘Becoming a Top Supervisor & Creating VFX for Spider-Man, Thor & Black Panther’ episode features the Luma Pictures artist discussing topics including making better show and breakdown reels; working in commercials; pipeline technology; and advantages / disadvantages of being a 3D generalist.

Happy BFF Day! Headline News

Disney Drops Trailer for Locksmith Animation’s ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 11:21am

Just in time for ‘Best Friends Day,’ check out the trailer for the upcoming CG animated comedy about a socially awkward middle-schooler and his faulty robot; the film, which stars Zach Galifianakis and Jack Dylan Grazer, opens in theaters worldwide on October 22.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

New ‘Paw Patrol: The Movie’ Trailer and Poster

Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movie’s heroic pups get their first big screen adventure, hitting theaters and Paramount+ simultaneously this coming August 20.

People Headline News

BlueBolt Names Lucy Tait Finance Director

In new leadership role, she will continue supporting the VFX house’s on-going expansion; studio’s slate of film and TV projects includes The Northman, The Great Season 2, Becoming Elizabeth, Suspicion and The Last Kingdom Season 5. 

Run Wild Run Free! Headline News

DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Spirit Untamed’ Now in Theaters

Latest chapter in the ‘Spirit’ franchise tells the story of a headstrong girl longing for a place to belong who finds a kindred spirit in a wild Mustang.

The Dark Knight Rises Headline News

Gotham City Goes Full Noir in ‘Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One’

Warner shares new set of stylized images depicting the famed city backdrop for the soon to be released animated feature-length film, coming to Blu-ray and Digital June 22.

Crazy Yellow Webisodes Headline News

Illumination Launches ‘Saturday Morning Minions’

Studio’s first original digital series will dop new episodes every Saturday for next 40 weeks starting June 5; ‘Minions: the Rise of Gru’ animated comedy coming Summer 2022.

Animation Festivals Headline News

6 Animated Features Selected for Animafest Zagreb 2021 Competition

Films include Oscar-nominated ‘Wolfwalkers,’ ‘Archipel’ by Canadian director Félix Dufour-Laperrière, and ‘Elulu’ by Chilean artist Gabriel Verdugo Soto, showcasing an array of styles and techniques.

Fighting for Displaced Kids Headline News

KEPYR’s ‘Kindred Spirits’ Campaign - UNICEF Aid for Displaced Kids Now Underway

The month-long online fundraiser runs through June 20 - World Refugee Day; campaign supports UNICEF’s work aiding displaced children around the world.

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