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Eric Demeusy’s Indie Sci-Fi Thriller ‘PROXIMITY’ Launching May 15 on VOD

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 4:16pm

The Emmy Award-winning VFX artist leverages his animation and visual effects experience to craft a suspenseful film about a young NASA scientist obsessed with proving he was abducted by aliens. 

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Minnow Mountain is Hiring: Artists Can Work Safely and Start Remotely

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 11:39am

Austin, Texas-based studio has a number of job openings and is currently looking for animation, compositing, and editing talent that is local or can work remotely. 

Technology Headline News

Unity’s ‘The Heretic’ Digital Human Character Package Now Available

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 10:19am

Digital Human character and technology stack used in company’s short film project now available as a free download.

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Annecy 2020 Announces Online Mifa Program

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 9:25am

Running June 15-30, the digital market and business conference will feature an extensive mix of pitch sessions, meetings, press conferences, and access to the latest animated projects. 

Careers Headline News

WIA Virtual Q+A - Creating Your Career in Production Design Coming May 15

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 4:01pm

‘Trolls World Tour’ production designer Kendal Cronkhite Shaindlin, joined by the film’s producer Gina Shay as moderator, will discuss her career path and share insights of a 25-year journey through the animation industry.

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Gina Shay Talks ‘Trolls World Tour’ Diversity and Dance Parties

The producer of both ‘Trolls’ films helps DreamWorks Animation create a masterful celebration of how art and music can bring people together.

Technology Headline News

First Look: Unreal Engine 5 Moving Towards High-End Photorealism

Slated for release in 2021, Epic Game’s next generation game engine looks to achieve photorealism on par with movie CG.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

EXCLUSIVE: Download Your ‘SCOOB!’ Zoom Backgrounds!

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 9:23am

Zoinks! With Scooby, Shaggy and the whole gang returning May 15 in an all new animated feature releasing on digital, get a jump on the celebration with these two digital Zoom backgrounds.

Business Headline News

Animation Accounted for 50% of Irish Production Spending in 2019

Last year, 39 Irish animation projects received a value of €372 million Section 481 tax relief, reflecting industry’s rapid growth.

Business Headline News

Rising Sun Pictures Celebrates 25th Anniversary

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 11, 2020 at 12:19pm

Adelaide, South Australia-based VFX production house today marks 25 years creating visual effects for some of Hollywood’s biggest films.  

Awards Headline News

‘Acid Rain,’ ‘The Prince’s Voyage’ Take Top Prizes at First Digital ITFS Edition

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 11, 2020 at 10:35am

27th International Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film first OnlineFestival + concludes six days of live streaming of more than 250 shorts and features with a live awards ceremony.

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From the Fiendishly Creative Mind of JJ Villard Comes ‘JJ Villard’s Fairy Tales’

The notoriously outrageous Emmy Award-winning creator of ‘King Star King’ is back, expletives and all, with a new Adult Swim series that takes a bloody axe to some of your favorite kids’ stories.

TV VFX VFXWorld

FuseFX Gives Us the ‘Upload’ on Amazon’s New Sci-Fi Comedy Series

Production VFX supervisor Marshall Krasser walks through some of the 1,400 visual effects shots his team produced on Greg Daniel’s new Amazon Original series just released May 1. 

SVOD Headline News

Crunchyroll Curating Big Anime Slate for HBO Max Launch

Upcoming May 27 streaming platform launch will feature 17 fan favorites including 'Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood,' 'Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World,' and 'Keep Your Hands off Eizouken.'

Animation Festivals Headline News

15th International Summit Animayo Virtual Edition Coming May 15 -17

Oscar qualifying Spanish animation festival embarks on virtual journey, offering free masterclasses with an international line-up of artists and creators.

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BIAF 2020 Reveals Official Poster by ‘Marona’s Fantastic Tale’ Director Anca Damian

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 3:43pm

The festival’s 2019 Grand Prize winner creates signature materials for upcoming 2020 edition, taking place October 23-27, 2020 in Bucheon, just outside of Seoul, South Korea.

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