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Shout! Studios Acquires North American Distribution Rights for ‘Coppelia’

Combing animation with ballet, the live-action hybrid film is a modern retelling of a love story between Swan and Franz; ballerina Michaela DePrince leads an impressive ensemble of international dancers.

The Imp is Back! Headline News

Peter Dinklage to Play ‘Toxic’ Hero in Upcoming Reboot

Original creators Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz are set to remake their cult classic film ‘Toxic Avenger,’ an exploration of ‘environmental themes’ mixed with the vibes of ‘Deadpool.’

#SIGGRAPHAsia2020 Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Virtual Edition Begins!

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 4, 2020 at 12:59pm

This year’s Conference, headlined by keynotes from Oscar-winning director Glen Keane and VFX supervisor Paul Franklin, kicks off its extensive program of live and pre-recorded sessions, running through December 13.

Drama on the High Seas Headline News

Amber Heard Reportedly in Talks for ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Reboot

While the hits keep coming for Johnny Depp in his continuing estrangement battles against his ex-wife, this time she’s coming for his most iconic role.

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Explore Digital Humans, VR for Mental Health, and In-Camera VFX at SIGGRAPH Asia 2020

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 2:47pm

Conference spotlights major breakthroughs, current trends, and innovative CG projects in computer graphics, animation, visual effects and other interactive mediums; sessions begin December 4.

Business Headline News

Warner Films to Hit Theaters AND HBO Max The Same Day in 2021

Warner Bros. Pictures Group announces new hybrid distribution model for next year’s feature film slate in a nod to the realities and impact on theatrical releases of the ongoing global pandemic.

Technology Headline News

Autodesk Releases 3ds Max 2021.3 Update

New release speeds modeling efficiency for artists, introduces viewport improvements, new remeshing algorithms, enhanced materials and shaders, and Arnold Renderer 6.1 for faster GPU rendering.

cloud Computing Headline News

Teradici Releases PCoIP Ultra Auto-Offload 2020.10 Cloud Access Software

New feature optimizes network efficiency, overcoming bandwidth or latency constraints for employees working from home or other remote locations.

Events Headline News

Register NOW! Sublime Jalisco 2020 Virtual Edition Runs December 8-10

Free registration is available for talks, conferences, and masterclasses on animation, video games, visual effects, and new media industries; guest speakers range from independent animators such as Jorge Gutiérrez (Book of Life, Maya and the Three) to strategic and creative managers from DreamWorks Animation TV and Sony Pictures Animation.

Technology Headline News

Epic Games Releases Unreal Engine 4.26

Update includes new creative tools to for more convincing characters and real-time environments; users will also see usability and performance improvements in the Collaborative Viewer template enabling multi-user design reviews on VR/AR/Desktop enhancing the collaborative design review process.

Happy Birthday Chadwick Headline News

Disney Honors Chadwick Boseman’s Birthday in Touching Tribute

In celebration of the late actor’s 44th birthday, the studio has replaced the Marvel opening on ‘Black Panther’ with a montage featuring his most memorable moments from the MCU films.

SVOD Headline News

WATCH: New Season 3 ‘Fast & Furious: Spy Racers’ Trailer

Based on the live-action ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise, the Netflix Original Series journeys to the Sahara when it returns with all new episodes December 26.

A New Film from the Indie Legend! Headline News

Bill Plympton Launches Kickstarter for ‘Slide’

Indie legend looking to speed up his production on new animated feature about a guitar-playing cowboy who finds himself in a shady Oregon logging town run by a pair of evil twins.

Merc with a Mouth Headline News

‘Deadpool 3’ May Introduce New Disney-fied ‘X-Men’ Team

With 21st Century Fox now under the Disney roof, sitting alongside Marvel, the ‘X-Men’ franchise is ripe for a reboot, and ‘Deadpool 3’ may just be the best place for a surprise introduction.

People Headline News

Go Behind the Scenes on Glen Keane’s ‘Over the Moon’ December 4

Latest View 2020 free online event features a conversation with the Netflix animated musical’s production designer Celine Desrumaux; CG supervisor Clara Chan; animation supervisor Sacha Kapijimpanga; and VFX supervisor David Smith.

Yay Another Pete Docter Film! ANIMATIONWorld

Designing the Illusory: Souls, Counselors, and The Great Before of ‘Soul’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 9:21am

Pete Docter and Pixar make simple, bold, and beautiful look easy in the gorgeous and fantastical ethereal realm of their upcoming animated feature, premiering December 25 on Disney+.

Home for the Holidays! Headline News

Cartoon Network Kicks off December with New Episodes, Holiday Shows, and Movies

Festive month-long slate includes episodes of ‘Apple & Onion,’ ‘Total Dramarama,’ ‘Thundercats Roar!’ and a not to be missed airing of ‘Wonder Woman’ with exclusive content in the lead up to HBO Max’s Christmas day premiere of ‘Wonder Woman 1984.’

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Cinesite Adds Hank Driskill, Promotes 3 Others to Senior Production Roles

Former Blue Sky and Disney veteran named Group Head of CG for Feature Animation; Holger Voss upped to Group Head of CG for Visual Effects, Alexander Savenko to Group Head of Production Technology, and Danny Smith to Group Head of Infrastructure Technology.

Children of War ANIMATIONWorld

Cinzia Angelini's 'Mila' Gives an Animated Voice to Children of War

10 years in the making, and completed with the help of ‘The Addams Family’ production studio Cinesite, the powerful CG short, about a young girl’s witness to the WWII bombings of Trento, Italy, offers a compelling message about hope and perseverance.

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