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Slate includes 50 new and returning series; ‘Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These’ Season 3 and ‘Estab Life: Great Escape’ now available Headline News

Crunchyroll Reveals Massively Huge Spring 2022 Anime Lineup

Expansive slate includes 50 new and returning series; ‘Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These’ Season 3 and ‘Estab Life: Great Escape’ now available, with new titles dropping throughout April.

Machines Rule! ANIMATIONWorld

Who Knew the Robot Apocalypse Would Be Such a Crowd Pleaser?

As Sony Pictures Animation’s ‘The Mitchells vs. the Machines’ continues its seemingly inexorable march toward the Oscars, director and co-writer Mike Rianda reflects on what it all means.

Animated Features Headline News

‘Charlotte’ Trailer and Poster Released

The 2D animated drama tells the tale of a young German-Jewish artist who comes of age on the eve of the Second World War; from Good Deed Entertainment and starring Keira Knightley, the film hits theaters April 22.

Business Headline News

Toonz Teams with Tunche on ‘Kayara’ CG Animated Feature

César Zelada helming film that follows a young Incan woman who dreams of breaking into the elite, male-only group of Chasqui messengers; release set for 2024.

Your Opportunity Starts Now ANIMATIONWorld

How to Dominate the Animation Industry in 2022

Animators in the $32B 3D & VFX industry are always working; with over 62,000 animation jobs in the US alone and continued growth expected for the foreseeable future, there’s never been a better time to start a career.

Lucha Libre! Headline News

Jorge Gutierrez Tees Up ‘I, Chihuahua’ Feature at Netflix

From the creator of ‘Maya and the Three’ comes an animated film about Chacho, a scrappy, masked luchador chihuahua; Gabriel ‘Fluffy’ Iglesias stars and produces. 

Business Headline News

35 Projects Selected for Animation Production Days 2022

The curated business platform, a joint venture between ITFS and FMX, provides producers an opportunity to present projects to industry co-production and financing partners; event runs May 4-6.

Animation Festivals Headline News

Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards Finalists Announced

Selections revealed in 9 categories including Best Feature Film, Best Short Film and Best Series; the winners will be announced May 14 at a ceremony in Madrid.

Technology Headline News

GTC Reveals Underscore Critical Expansion of NVIDIA Omniverse in M&E

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 3:06pm

NVIDIA’s Media and Entertainment GM, Richard Kerris, introduced a number of new releases, coming updates, and future plans for the growing ecosystem surrounding the company’s powerful new interactive, real-time 3D design collaboration platform.

Competitive Festivals Headline News

2022 Cardiff Animation Festival Reveals Program

The event, taking place in-person April 7-10 and online April 7-24, will include a behind-the-scenes look at the popular BBC and HBO series ‘His Dark Materials, a discussion with Aardman animator Carmen Bromfield Mason, and a live animation demonstration by Multi-award-winning animator Joanna Quinn.

GTC Headline News

BOXX to Feature New NVIDIA RTX GPUs in Workstations

Next gen technology accelerates GoBOXX SLM Laptop and APEXX Workstation performance; AI and ray-tracing enhancements optimize GPUs for media and entertainment as well as manufacturing and product design, architecture, engineering, and construction workflows.

Business Headline News

Skydance Animation Inks Licensing Deal with Spin Master

Multi-year, multi-film agreement with children’s entertainment company to become studio’s master toy licensee kicks off with upcoming animated feature ‘Spellbound.’

Events Headline News

FMX 2022 Shares More Program Highlights

Conference confirms presentations that include a behind-the-scenes look at Netflix’s anthology ‘The House,’ the blending of 2D and 3D in Marvel’s ‘What If...?’ and the future of NFTs; the event runs onsite May 3-5, online May 6 and on demand through May 31.

Adobe Substance 3D and Omniverse Headline News

Join NVIDIA Omniverse and Adobe Substance 3D Material Manipulation Session at NVIDIA GTC

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 7:33am

March 23 presentation, ‘New Approach to Fashion Design with Adobe Substance 3D and NVIDIA Omniverse,’ will showcase new tools that make it easier than ever to create and modify fabrics.

Gremlins Hit the Streets in Annecy Headline News

‘Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai’ to Premiere at Annecy 2022

Before heading to HBO Max, new animated series, a prequel to the famed 1984 movie, will debut at the festival, followed by a Q&A with director Joe Dante and EPs Tze Chun and Brendan Hay.

People Headline News

Steven Shapiro Joins Aardman as CTO

The former Walt Disney Studios exec joins the company March 28 in the newly created role; studio also announces Harry Linden came on board as head of Stop Frame Production earlier this month.

Pioneers of Animation ANIMATIONWorld

Clive Smith Looks Back on Nelvana’s Primitive Yet Wonderful Early Years

The company co-founder reflects on the salad days of his pioneering animation studio, launched with Michael Hirsh and Patrick Loubert in 1971, as it grew from a one-camera setup in the bathroom of a downtown Toronto loft into one of the leading international producers and distributors of kids and family animation.

Meow! Headline News

DreamWorks Animation Drops ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ Images and Trailer

Studio’s next animated theatrical comedy adventure stars Antonio Banderas reprising his role as PiB, along with Selma Hayek, Harvey Guillén, Florence Pugh, John Mulaney, and Wagner Moura; the movie claws its way into cinemas September 23.

Business Headline News

Warner Bros. Moves ‘Black Adam’ and Other Upcoming Movie Release Dates

Most of the delays can be chalked up to scheduling challenges visual effects and post-production houses have faced while working on VFX-heavy projects.

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