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VFX is Happening in Quebec Headline News

1st Edition of CAFÉ Coming to Montreal June 7-8

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 20, 2022 at 3:12pm

The 2-day inaugural event for VFX and animation professionals will feature panels, discussions and presentations of the latest technology; tickets are now on sale.

Rescue Rangers Return! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers’ Takes a Loving Jab at Reboot Culture

Writers Doug Mand and Dan Gregor never thought their offbeat comedy mystery 'comeback' film would get made, but when Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg, and John Mulaney came aboard, the 2D/CG/live-action hybrid film suddenly didn’t seem so crazy.

Show Us Your Work! Headline News

Call for Submissions: SIGGRAPH Asia 2022 Computer Animation Festival

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 20, 2022 at 7:08am

Entries now being accepted in multiple categories, including shorts, visualizations, VFX sequences, game cinematics, and real-time pieces; deadline to enter is July 31, 2022.

Business Headline News

Ron Howard’s Debut Animated Feature ‘The Shrinking of Treehorn’ Lands at Netflix

Animal Logic to produce the animation on the project, which is based on Florence Parry Heide’s surreal 1971 children’s book illustrated by Edward Gorey.

Business Headline News

‘The Amazing Maurice’ Book Adaptation Heads Abroad

Animated film starring David Tennant, Hugh Laurie, and Emilia Clarke, based on Sir Terry Pratchett's ‘The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents,’ nabs numerous international sales as part of its planned 2022 release.

Business Headline News

Locksmith Taps DNEG Animation for ‘That Christmas’

Based on the kids’ books series by Richard Curtis, the animated feature brings the companies together again following the success of Locksmith’s first film, ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong;’ DNEG Animation will host 2 sessions on June 16 at next month’s Annecy Film Festival.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

DNEG VFX Goes Lunar on Roland Emmerich’s ‘Moonfall’

Leading VFX and animation studio delivers 225 shots on 8 sequences, including the massive Moon interior that houses a dwarf star as well as the evil celestial AI anomaly, on the disaster movie maven’s latest film.

Business Headline News

Netflix Axes More Animated Projects Amid Company Layoffs

The streamer has cancelled its plans to produce Ava DuVernay’s ‘Wings of Fire,’ as well as two children’s titles based on the works of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, while also laying off 150 staff primarily in its U.S. operations.

Who’s the Boss? ANIMATIONWorld

EP Brandon Sawyer Talks ‘The Boss Baby: Back in the Crib’

In the latest DreamWorks Animation ‘The Boss Baby’ franchise outing, hitting Netflix May 19, Theodore gets framed for embezzlement and reverts to his Boss Baby self, joining with brother Tim and nieces Tabitha and Tina to save Baby Corp from a new group of arch-nemeses.

Business Headline News

DNEG’s Toronto Studio Now Open

Studio’s doors opened May 13 with 150+ new hires; studio’s latest Canadian expansion comes amidst tremendous growth in worldwide demand for VFX and animation services.

Animation Festivals Headline News

Hiroshima Festival 2022 Reveals Selections in Competition

Out of 2,149 entries 54 films have been selected to participate in this year’s event running August 17-21; animated short and feature films will compete in either the ‘Pan-Pacific and Asia Competition’ or the ‘World Competition.’

We’re Heading to Turin in October! Headline News

View Conference 2022 Now Open for Early Bird Registration

Italy’s premiere event runs in-person October 16-21 in Torino, Italy with a complete program of talks, presentations, workshops, and masterclasses available to livestream worldwide; entries for the VIEW Award contest are being accepted now through September 15.

The Best in Ibero-American Animation Headline News

‘Bob Spit,’ ‘Frankelda’s Book of Spooks,’ and ‘Bestia’ Lead 5th Quirino Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 16, 2022 at 1:06pm

Works from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Spain, Mexico, Portugal, and Venezuela are honored across nine categories at the May 14 in-person gala event and closing ceremony recognizing achievements in Ibero-American animation.

I Want My MTV – Animation! Headline News

MTV’s ‘Daria’ Spin-off ‘Jodie’ Now a Feature - Voice Cast Revealed

Animated film spun off from the networks hugely popular series promises to satirize workplace culture, Gen Z struggles, tech, and social media; led by award-winning actress Tracee Ellis Ross, the voice cast includes Pamela Adlon, Kal Penn, William Jackson Harper, and Zosia Mamet.

First Looks! Headline News

‘Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai’ Series Characters Revealed

HBO Max’s ‘Gremlins’ prequel series, coming later this year from Warner Bros. Animation and Amblin Television, features the voices of Min-Na Wen, James Hong, BD Wong, and Izaac Wang.

That’s Really Big! Headline News

Pixomondo’s LED Stage is Biggest Ever, Says Guinness World Records

PXO and William F. White International’s Vancouver virtual production stage, at 22,000 square foot - 80 ft x 27 ft 6 in, lined with 2,500 LED wall panels and 760 LED ceiling panels – has been confirmed as the largest such facility in the world.

TV Animation Headline News

Apple TV+ Announces Summer Animation Slate

Shows coming this summer include ‘Duck & Goose,’ a preschool series based on the New York Times best-selling books by Tad Hills; new Peanuts’ special ‘Lucy’s School;’The Snoopy Show’ returning for Season 2; as well as classic Peanuts titles from Mendelson/Melendez Productions.

Good Luck is Good! Headline News

Skydance Animation Drops ‘Luck’ Teaser Trailer

Directed by Emmy Award-winning Peggy Holmes, the Apple Original Films CG animated movie debuts globally August 5 on Apple TV+; exclusive 'First Look’ footage to debut at an Annecy 2022 ‘Work in Progress’ session on June 14.

Union and Association Updates Headline News

The Post New York Alliance Adds 3 New Companies

Post houses Cadence Effects, Running Man, and Shishkin Productions sign on as members of the association of post-production facilities, labor unions, and individuals operating in New York; the organization develops and promotes public policy aimed at benefiting the overall film and TV industry.

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