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The New DCU Headline News

New DCU Slate Touts 10 Interconnected Film and Television Projects

The upcoming shows – almost all live-action - make up ‘Chapter 1’ of the new core, interconnected DC Universe; the first film, ‘Superman: Legacy,’ hits theaters July 11, 2025.

Meeting a True Master ANIMATIONWorld

Animated Characters: The Art of Babbitt – Part 1

Animator, director, character designer, teacher, and writer Nancy Beiman shares Part 1 of her extensive, 2-part, 1979 interview with famed animator Art Babbitt, whom she met as a 21-year-old Cal Arts student after visiting Richard Williams’ L.A. studio on a dare.

People Headline News

VisualCreatures Names Ian Unterreiner President

Former Zoic exec to helm AGBO’s recently acquired virtual production studio, specializing in real-time applications in visual effects and animation, to be housed at its downtown Los Angeles creative campus.  

Stop-Motion Exhibition Headline News

‘Hidden Worlds: The Films of LAIKA’ Exhibition Opening at Seattle’s MoPOP

The multi-award-winning stop-motion studio's newest and largest exhibit features immersive displays, film artifacts, and interactives spotlighting ‘Coraline;’ ‘ParaNorman;’ ‘The Boxtrolls;’ ‘Kubo and the Two Strings;’ ‘Missing Link;’ and the upcoming ‘Wildwood;’ show kicks off in March and runs through Summer 2024.

People Headline News

Long-Time Disney Exec Angi Dyste Joins DNEG Animation

Bringing 25+ years’ experience in animation and kids’ programming, the industry veteran assumes the newly created role of Senior Vice President, Episodic; the appointment comes as the studio increases its focus on TV and feature animation.

Heading to Stuttgart this April Headline News

FMX 2023 Tickets Now on Sale

The hybrid edition, focusing on the art, technology, and business of animation, visual effects, and interactive and immersive media, returns to Stuttgart April 25-27 with an exclusive online day April 28.

Gonna Get Me Some Ghibli Gear Headline News

Studio Ghibli and LOEWE Partner for ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’ Collection

The final collaboration between the beloved animation studio and luxury designer will feature images and inspiration from Hayao Miyazaki’s favorite creation.

careers in animation Headline News

Podcast EP 193: How Turkish Set Designer Merve Çaydere Got to Work at Laika

The animation director, designer and model maker discusses her journey from Turkey to the U.S. and how she scored a spot as a set designer at the iconic stop-motion studio.

Real-World Experience Headline News

Escape Studios Students Contribute VFX to ‘Borderland’ Indie Thriller

Students at the Pearson College school helped deliver more than a dozen shots on the upcoming feature about a retired Irish paramilitary who witnesses an SAS officer’s fatal shooting of his pregnant wife.

We Want Fast Food Items as Neighbors Headline News

Adult Swim Orders ‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force’ Season 12

As a follow-up to the animated comedy ‘Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm,’ which debuts on HBO in February and Adult Swim in March – Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro, the ‘creative geniuses’ behind the franchise, will produce 5 all-new episodes. 

A Visually Stunning Return to Pandora! VFXWorld

Re-VIEW: ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ – A Miraculous Vision

In his triumphant return to the exotic world of Pandora, director James Cameron once again employs the most vibrant and stunning visual artistry to share with audiences his central theme of diversity.

Couple Billionaire’s Club Headline News

‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ and Zoe Saldaña Hit Major Box Office Milestone

The visually stunning sequel from James Cameron becomes the sixth film in history to earn over $2 billion in global sales, his third, and the star’s fourth.

It’s Pawsome! Headline News

‘PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie’ Snags Star-Studded Cast

Kristen Bell, Christian Convery, Mckenna Grace, Lil Rel Howery, James Marsden, and Serena Williams join previously announced Taraji P. Henson and returning cast members Kim Kardashian, Marsai Martin, and Ron Pardo on the animated film from Nick, Spin Master, and Paramount, hitting theaters this October 13.

Cats Can Talk! Headline News

Watch an Exclusive Movie Clip - ‘The Amazing Maurice’

Following its North American premiere at Sundance, the animated adventure about a sassy, street-smart talking cat inspired by the award-winning novel by the late Sir Terry Pratchett - starring Hugh Laurie, Emilia Clarke, David Tennant, and Ariyon Bakareon – hits U.S. theaters next month.

Awards Headline News

Nominations Announced for the 95th Academy Awards

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 7:01am

No real surprises, at least in the animation-related categories, with ‘Avatar: The Way of Water,’ ‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,’ ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,’ ‘The Sea Beast,’ and ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ among the best animated feature and best visual effects nominees for this year’s 95th Oscars, coming March 12.

Gimme More Clancy! Headline News

‘John Wick’ Director Chad Stahelski to Helm ‘Rainbow Six’

Michael B. Jordan reprises his role as Navy SEAL-turned-CIA operative John Clark from ‘Without Remorse in Paramount’s adaptation of the Tom Clancy novel, this time with a hoped-for theatrical release.  

D&D on the Big Screen Headline News

Paramount Drops ‘Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves’ Trailer, Pushes Release Date

Based on the genre-defining roleplaying game, the action-adventure film starring Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, and Hugh Grant now hits theaters March 31, 2023.

It’s Anime-zing! Headline News

Vote Now for the Seventh Annual Crunchyroll Anime Awards

Anime of the Year nominees include ‘Attack on Titan Final’ Season Part 2, ‘Cyberpunk: Edgerunners,’ ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc,’ ‘Lycoris Recoil,’ ‘Ranking of Kings’ Cour 2, and ‘SPY x FAMILY;’ fans can vote every day, in every category, through January 25 – winners will be announced March 4.

Education Headline News

Stage 03 VFX Releases Online VFX101 Class Sampler

Featuring 6 hours of curated training material covering VFX filmmaking, Compositing, Modeling, and After Effects Animation, the VFX Sampler is a superb introduction to the global education program’s comprehensive, degreed, and accredited visual effects instruction.

People Headline News

Visual Effects Society Announces 2023 Board of Directors Officers

Newly appointed officers include Lisa Cooke as Chair; Susan O’Neal as First Vice Chair; David H. Tanaka as Second Vice Chair; Rita Cahill as VES Secretary; and Jeffrey A. Okun as VES Treasurer.

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