Taking place August 10, Autodesk’s SIGGRAPH 2021 Vision Series includes six sessions with industry leaders who are pushing the boundaries to create new possibilities for film and TV digital artistry; programs include ‘Reimagining VFX Production in the Cloud,’ and ‘Marvel Studios: Adapting to Our New (Virtual) Normal.’
Set to open next January, facility will focus on long-form shows and projects for Disney+, starting with the ‘Moana’ musical series; Burbank studio plans to increase staff and remain exclusive home of feature film projects and shorter form series such as recently announced ‘Zootopia+.’
‘Lucifer’ executive producer and showrunner Joe Henderson is said to have already begun staffing a writers’ room as development begins on the show.
The animation, VFX, gaming, and comics virtual event will focus on ‘The Reset - Growth & Opportunity in New Era’ with multiple tracks including interactive meetings and sessions with industry leader, keynotes, and masterclasses; full program coming soon.
26 years after the post-apocalyptic film’s famous flop, a sequel series from producers John Davis and John Fox, and director Dan Trachtenberg, is poised to return us to our favorite climate change love story.
Academy Software Foundation adds two new general members as it heads into annual conference, a free virtual event running August 4-5 featuring the latest in open source tools and standards.
Newly launched NEP Virtual Studios acquires leading real-time production companies to expand its growing virtual production business; former Digital Domain CEO Cliff Plumer named group leader.
The made-for-TV comedy brothers are breaking into the film business with their own adaptation of ‘TMNT’ for Paramount Pictures alongside franchise expert Michael Bay.
Voice of beloved Muriel Bagge from John Dilworth's Cartoon Network series succombs to complications from cancer.
VFX supervisor Ben White and his team tackle a CG BMW, a nasty arm-wrestling match, and a Russian prison guard attitude adjustment, in Marvel Studios’ latest MCU adventure.
Tom Hardy returns to the big screen as Marvel’s lethal protector in Columbia Pictures’ action thriller sequel, coming exclusively to theaters this fall.
Submissions now being accepted through August 15, 2021; coming to Tokyo December 14-17, festival showcases innovative shorts, commercials, VFX reels, simulations, visualizations, cinematics and other exciting, CG animated work.
Leading Japanese animation studio known for ‘Star Wars Tesistance’ and ‘BLAME!’ launches wholly owned subsidiary, Polygon India, in Thane to specialize in rigging and serve as new business hub.
After 88 action-packed episodes spread across Guillermo del Toro and DreamWorks Animation’s Emmy Award-winning ‘Trollhunters,’ ‘3Below,’ and ‘Wizards’ series trilogy, a collection of heroes from all three team-up in a final 3DCG feature to fight the Arcane Order for control over the magic that binds them all.
Online event brings together the anime community to celebrate the best and brightest in Japanese animation; program features special guests, world premieres, panels, Crunchyroll Games showcase and special musical performances.
Shang-Chi confronts his past as he’s drawn into the mysterious Ten Rings organization – producer Keven Feige, director Destin Daniel Cretton and stars Simu Liu and Awkwafina dive into the backstory of the upcoming MCU origin story; ‘Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings’ opens in U.S. theaters on September 3.
The badass Avenger files lawsuit claiming the recent simultaneous theatrical and streaming release of her Marvel Studios’ film depressed the box office and intentionally prevented her from ‘realizing the full benefit of her bargain with Marvel.’
With a new teaser trailer and August 5 Locarno Film Festival premiere, the legendary Oscar-winning VFX and stop-motion master shares his 30-year passion project with eager audiences.
Confirmed presenters include Tom McGrath, director of ‘The Boss Baby: Family Business;’ ‘The Willoughbys’ director Kris Pearn; and legendary animator and VFX supervisor Phil Tippett; conference runs October 17-22 in Turin, Italy and online.
Writers/directors get development time, support, and mentorship to work on graphic development of feature-length animated films, living and working in Annecy April 4 - June 30, 2022; the submission deadline is September 10, 2021.
Based on Nickelodeon’s hit animated comedy series, the Loud family adventures to Loch Loud, Scotland their ancestral home, only to discover they’re descendants of Scottish Royalty; the very Loud movie drops on Netflix August 20.
Sony Pictures Animation’s new musical adventure stars Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda as Vivo, a musically gifted kinkajou who must find his way from Havana to Miami to deliver a song to his cherished owner’s long-lost love; film hits the streamer August 6.
Maybe it’s the apocalypse? Maybe it’s just the age of S’Mores. Regardless, it’s got a familiar siren, hearse, and some welcome voices from the past; movie hits theatres exclusively November 11, 2021.
Awkwafina, Oscar winner Sam Rockwell, and Emmy Award winner Alex Borstein among stars added to upcoming animated feature film adaptation of Aaron Blabey’s book series about notorious bad guys going good; movie debuts April 15, 2022.