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Home for the Holidays! Headline News

‘Dragons Rescue Riders Huttsgalor Holiday’ Premieres on Netflix November 24

The 3D animated preschool series, based on the ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ franchise, celebrates the holiday season with a brand-new special.

SVOD Headline News

Tubi Kids Announce New LEGO Programming

Free streaming platform adds fan-favorite LEGO movies and series to their robust library of kids’ content including: ‘LEGO Friends,’ ‘LEGO NINJAGO: Decoded,’ and ‘LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload.’

We Love Dragons! Headline News

Millie Bobby Brown to Produce and Star in Netflix’s ‘Damsel’

The ‘Stranger Things’ darling returns to the streaming giant as a princess confronting a dastardly dragon in their upcoming fantasy film, which she will also executive produce.

Girls of the High Seas! Headline News

Margot Robbie Joining ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Reboot

While the return of Captain Jack Sparrow is yet unknown, the ‘Suicide Squad’ star confirms there will be ‘lots of girl power’ in the hit Disney swashbuckling franchise reboot… or spinoff?

Home for the Holidays! ANIMATIONWorld

Chiodo Bros’ ‘Alien Xmas’ Joins the Pantheon of Stop-Motion Holiday Classics

For Stephen, Edward, and Charles Chiodo, their love of 1960s-style stop-motion animation transformed a children’s book about kleptomaniacal aliens trying to steal Christmas into a heartwarming, cocoa-sipping, and warm blanket-snuggling special, available today on Netflix.

We’re all in this together! Headline News

Epic MegaGrants Passes $60 Million in Support, New Recipients Announced

By supporting nearly 1,000 teams and individuals so far, Epic Games cements commitment to furthering the progress of a range of creators to do outstanding work with Unreal Engine or contributing to open source capabilities for the 3D graphics community.

call for entries Headline News

Call for Entries: Annecy 2021 is Now Accepting Submissions

Festival plans celebration of animation both virtually and in Annecy June 14-19, 2021; films and animation projects are now being accepting.

Dancin to the Beat! ANIMATIONWorld

‘TrollsTopia’ Celebrates Comedy and Candor with Refreshing 2D Animation

Executive producer Matthew Beans rethinks the entire ‘Trolls’ world, bringing all the tribes together with a new visual style in DreamWorks Animation’s new series, now available on Hulu and Peacock.

Holy Curveball Batman! Headline News

Jared Leto’s Joker Will Return in Snyder’s ‘Justice League’ Cut

A ‘road weary Joker’ will make an appearance in the HBO Max ‘Justice League’ miniseries despite audience panning of the actor’s ‘Suicide Squad’ performance.

Merry Christmas Indeed! Headline News

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Getting Simultaneous HBO Max and Theatrical Release

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 5:03pm

Warner Bros. will be bringing Christmas cheer to its U.S. streaming platform subscribers as well as theatregoers who brave the pandemic, as it announces its highly anticipated kick-ass superhero film, directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot, will open both in cinemas and living rooms December 25.

This Could be Great! Headline News

WATCH: Smashingly Fun New ‘Tom and Jerry’ Trailer

The ultimate “cat and mouse” duo return with all the expected mayhem in an eye-popping blend of classic animation-styled CG and live-action, slated for release on March 5, 2021

People Headline News

VIEW 2020 Debuts Meet the Masters: Nora Twomey–Kris Pearn in Conversation

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 1:23pm

Leading international animation, VFX, and computer graphics conference continues its innovative virtual programming with new free industry leader talk series.

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Annecy International Animation Festival 2021 Film and Project Registrations are Open

The Festival will celebrate its 60th anniversary and will also pay tribute to animation from the African continent

Disney Headline News

Chadwick Boseman’s Likeness Will Not Return in ‘Black Panther 2’

Marvel Studios EVP Victoria Alonso squashes rumors that the late actor will reprise his T’Challa role as a digital double, opening up the possibilities for a replacement.

Technology Headline News

Epic Acquires Hyprsense Technology to Optimize Player’s Immersive Experience

Innovative real-time facial animation will allow Unreal Engine creators to develop the most advanced character assets on any platform.

hand-drawn animation Headline News

Mariusz Wilczyński’s 2D ‘Kill It and Leave This Town’ Gets December 3 Virtual Premiere

Polish artist’s first feature-length hand-drawn animated film is an intimate portrayal of aging, mortality, and loss; Anthology Film Archives will host a special two-week virtual engagement in North America accompanied by a program of the director’s earlier short films.

My Heart’s Ablaze! Headline News

Animated 1920s ‘Fireheart’ Feature Blazes Towards Completion

Kenneth Branagh and Olivia Cooke lend their voices to the animated tale of a young girl vying to become the first female firefighter in 1920s New York, scheduled for completion in 2021.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Weathering With You, Collector’s Edition’ Now Available

Makoto Shinkai’s highly acclaimed anime special edition release, from Shout! Factory, includes bonus features CD soundtrack; feature length documentary; interview with the director; ‘Weather Front’ featurette; and more. 

Technology Headline News

Autodesk Shotgun Taps New Tech for the Future of Production Management

Machine learning-generative scheduling and asset lifecycle management will to be built into Autodesk’s cloud-based Forge platform, driving creativity while meeting ever evolving workflow challenges.

Fantastic Beasts 3 Headline News

Johnny Depp Will Still Pocket Big for Lost Grindelwald Role

The beleaguered actor will still be paid an eight-figure salary for his portrayal of Gellert Grindelwald in ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ due to pay-or-play contract, despite being fired from the role.

Business Headline News

WebToon Launches WebToon Studios

Digital comic publisher announces new partnerships with Vertigo Entertainment, Bound Entertainment, and Rooster Teeth Studios; studio will also leverage existing relationships with their pool of writers and artists to build franchises across all media platforms.

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