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Recognizing Messages of Environmental Awareness Headline News

2023 AIS Lumiere Awards to Honor James Cameron and Jon Landau

EARTHDAY.ORG’s ‘Voices For The Earth’ Award recognizes the message of environmental and cultural preservation in the Academy Award-winning filmmakers’ recently released ‘Avatar: The Way of Water.’

Madness of Two Headline News

Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Joker: Folie à Deux’ First Look Revealed

Director Todd Phillips revealed an image of the Oscar-winning thespian as Arthur Fleck receiving a seemingly unwanted shave in the ‘Joker’ sequel out October 4, 2024.

Wakanda vs Talokan VFXWorld

Digital Domain Gets Stealthy for ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ VFX

The studio harnessed Maya and Houdini to deliver 500 visual effects shots, creating backgrounds for the film’s finale aboard a futuristic Wakandan stealth ship; with Houdini’s crowd tools, CG digi-doubles based on live-action footage of 20 stunt performers translated to 100s of warriors on deck, on the hull, and in the water.

Marvel VFXWorld

VFX Editor Anedra Edwards Navigates the ‘Cutting’ Edge in ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’

Working directly with visual effects vendors during pre-production and communicating constantly with those houses as well as the film’s three editors during the entire production through postvis, were key to helping director Ryan Coogler get his ‘Black Panther’ sequel to the screen.

Business Headline News

Sergio Pablos’ ‘Ember’ Will Not Proceed at Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 19, 2022 at 1:40pm

The streamer reportedly is no longer moving forward with the Oscar-nominated ‘Klaus’ director and his SPA Studios on the 2D hand-drawn feature, which it announced just this past June as part of its current European slate of animated features and series.

Watch Disney Animation This Christmas! Headline News

Disney’s ‘Strange World’ Coming to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD

After hitting Disney+ and all major digital platforms on December 23, the animation studio’s newest feature, about a family of explorers as they attempt to navigate a treacherous new land, comes to home entertainment with a slew of bonus features on February 14.

The Day They Almost Caught Captain Jack Sparrow Headline News

Margot Robbie Out, Johnny Depp In for ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Spinoff?

In a wild game of musical ships, it seems as though the two fan-favorite actors are contending for the title of Captain.

It’s Anime-zing! Headline News

Crunchyroll Announces Winter Anime Season Lineup

Check out the massive list… the anime streaming platform debuts largest simulcast lineup ever, including’ TRIGUN STAMPEDE,’ ‘VINLAND SAGA,’ ‘Bungo Stray Dogs,’ and many others.

A Lovecraftian Dark Knight? Headline News

Voice Cast Revealed for ‘Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham’ Feature

David Giuntoli will star as the eponymous hero in an animated adventure of Lovecraftian proportions, set in a 1920s Gotham where the caped crusader accidentally unleashes an evil spirit.

No Cavill for You Headline News

New DCU to Focus on Young Superman, Sans Henry Cavill

Co-CEO of DC Studios James Gunn reveals the new DCU will include a ‘Young Superman’ feature penned by Gunn, with the possibility for the ‘Man of Steel’ actor to re-enter the franchise in the future.

Tiny Bubbles… Not! VFXWorld

Wētā Forever: The Esteemed VFX Studio Dives Deep on ‘Black Panther 2’

In an extensive Q & A, Senior Animation Supervisor Sidney Kombo-Kintombo and VFX Supervisor Chris White talk about water, swimming, beards, and bubbles – all part of their work on Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,’ now in theaters.

Business Headline News

‘Winnie-the-Pooh’ Feature Film Prequel in the Works at Baboon Animation

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 16, 2022 at 11:02am

The famed bear and pals from A. A. Milne’s classic book are headed to the big screen, with DreamWorks alum Mike de Seve directing and co-writing with fellow alum John Reynolds.

Who ya gonna call? Headline News

Gil Kenan to Direct ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Live-Action Sequel

Jason Reitman, ‘Afterlife’ director and son of original ‘Ghostbusters’ director Ivan Reitman, has passed the torch to co-writer Kenan while still retaining his roles as producer and co-writer alongside Jason Blumenfeld.

Innovations in Virtual Production Headline News

Watch On-Demand: PNY, Vū, NVIDIA, and Puget Systems’ ‘How Vū is Revolutionizing Virtual Production’ Webinar

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 1:05pm

Free virtual presentation explores how Vū’s virtual production environment, coupled with NVIDIA RTX™ A6000 professional GPUs, optimizes workflows, pushing the boundaries of creative possibilities.

Looking For New Projects! Headline News

Project Submissions Open: Animation Production Days 2023

A joint venture of the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film and FMX, ADP runs April 25-28; deadline for submission of projects in film, TV series, mobile content, games, cross- and transmedia is February 9.

Education Headline News

Exclusive: LAIKA and Bowie State University Celebrate Stop-Motion Studio Opening

The award-winning ‘Coraline’ and ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ studio’s head of animation, Brad Schiff, was on hand for the launch of the first stop-motion studio at a historically Black college and university (HBCU), as well as first at an institution of higher learning in the state of Maryland.

Mark your Calendars! Headline News

Annecy Festival Goes Big for 2023

Wait… we get to spend another day by the lake you say? This year’s event will kick off a day earlier, on Sunday, June 11, for 7 full days dedicated to the art of animation; Guillermo del Toro announced this year’s spotlight on Mexican Animation.

People Headline News

Freefolk Bolsters VFX Team with Key Hires

VFX Supervisor David Bowman and VFX Producer Hannah Dakin will help expand studio’s film and episodic division; company will soon move to a new facility boasting state-of-the-art production servers and workstations to streamline workflow and increase capacity.

Christmas Comes Early! Headline News

Disney+ Sets Streaming Debut Date, Tweets ‘Strange World’ Special Look

Set to hit the streamer in time for Christmas, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ original animated feature transports viewers to uncharted, treacherous lands alongside three generations of the Clades, a legendary family of explorers.

Animation Goes to Sundance Headline News

‘The Amazing Maurice’ Debuts December 16 in the U.K.

Inspired by the award-winning novel by the late Sir Terry Pratchett, the animated feature tells the story of a talking cat who teams up with a clan of ‘educated rodents;’ making its U.S. premiere as a 2023 Sundance Film Festival selection in January, the film roles out theatrically across North America in February.

Crack That Whip Headline News

Jens Andersson Boards Upcoming ‘Indiana Jones’ Game as Design Director

Bethesda’s MachineGames has hired the ‘Chronicles of Riddick’ director to handle design for the project, which touts an original storyline and will be the first game title for the franchise since 2003.

History Comes Alive! ANIMATIONWorld

Shawn Levy Gets Animated in his Return to the ‘Night at the Museum’ Franchise

‘Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again,’ now streaming on Disney+, follows long-time museum guard Larry Daley’s son Nick taking over from his dad, only to accidentally unleash the diabolical Egyptian pharaoh his first night on the job.

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