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It’s Wicked Cool! Headline News

Universal Moves Up ‘Wicked’ Release Date

Based on the bestselling novel by Gregory Maguire and the hugely successful stage musical, Jon M. Chu’s upcoming musical fantasy adventure tells the untold story of the witches of Oz, Elphaba and Glinda; the film now hits theaters November 22. 

The Third Coming Headline News

New Baddie Sabretooth Revealed in ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ Teaser Trailer

Tyler Mane snarls into action alongside Ryan Reynolds’ fourth wall breaking ‘Merc with a Mouth’ and Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine in the third installment of the scandalous Marvel Studios franchise; the film hits theaters July 26. 

All Eyes Turn to Ottawa Headline News

OIAF 2024 Reveals Official Selections for Young & Teen Audiences, Animated Series

Newest competition category consists of 10 animated works that bridge the gap between adult and child audiences, including the latest from Pixar Animation Studio’s SparkShorts program.

It’s Anime-zing ANIMATIONWorld

Bryson Baugus and Kamen Casey Talk ‘Blue Lock The Movie -Episode Nagi’

The voice actors, who portray Seishiro Nagi and Reo Mikage in the English dub of the first movie to come from Taku Kishimoto’s award-winning ‘Blue Lock’ soccer anime, based on Muneyuki Kaneshiro’s manga, discuss how difficult it is embrace a role when you can’t access the entire film, with enough prep time, to dig into and capture a character’s full depth, drive, and complexity; the film releases June 28, 2024 in the U.S.

AI Lovebots Oh My! Headline News

Atomic Monster, Blumhouse Expand ‘M3GAN’ Universe with ‘SOULM8TE’

Kate Dolan is set to direct the erotic thriller, which follows a man who inadvertently turns a harmless lovebot into a deadly soulmate; the franchise installment arrives January 2, 2026.

It’s Tough Being a Kid… of a Famous Monster Headline News

Universal, Mattel Team for ‘Monster High’ Feature

Akiva Goldsman is set to produce the film based on the spooky franchise, which centers on the high school-aged children of famous monsters.

SIGGRAPH Events

SIGGRAPH 2024

Begins: July 28, 2024

The premier conference and exhibition on computer graphics and interactive techniques returns to Denver, home of the event’s inaugural 1974 edition, running July 28 – August 1.

Will a Strike be Averted? Headline News

IATSE and AMPTP Reach Tentative Deal on Area Standards Agreement

The agreement comes after a tentative deal was also struck on the parent contract, the Basic Agreement, on Tuesday, which should mean no strike this summer.

Laika Headline News

BFI Announces New LAIKA Exhibit and Screening Series

LAIKA: FRAME x FRAME runs August 12 through October 1 at BFI Southbank alongside a screening series of the studio’s five Oscar-nominated stop-motion animated feature films.

jobs & training Headline News

Dimension/DNEG 360 Launch ‘Rise Up’ Virtual Production Training Initiative

Partnership with Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively’s Group Effort Initiative on U.K.-based program is aimed at providing training opportunities to under-represented talent in a cutting-edge production environment.

We’re Free Fallin… in Space Headline News

VFX Breakdown Reel Highlights MPC’s ‘Atlas’ Free Fall from Space

Leading visual effects studio delivered 266 shots for director Brad Peyton’s sci-fi adventure; film stills and concept art help illustrate the work on full CG environments, set extensions, spaceships, digital doubles, and FX simulations for epic battle sequences.

Where is Santa? Headline News

Santa Goes Missing in Amazon MGM’s ‘Red One’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 3:24pm

Dwayne Johnson and Chris Evans star in the upcoming comedy adventure where after Santa Claus – Code Name: RED ONE – is kidnapped, the North Pole's Head of Security must team up with the world’s most infamous bounty hunter in a globe-trotting, action-packed mission to save Christmas.

virtual production Headline News

Meptik’s ‘Studio in a Box’ Accelerates Virtual Production

Pre-configured Disguise studio control stacks for projects of all sizes include ROE LEDs, camera tracking, comprehensive creative and technical support, and training in one seamless solution.

Hopefully No More Problems Headline News

Zhang Yimou to Direct ‘The Three-Body Problem’ Film Adaptation

The project was announced by Wang Changtian, founder and CEO of Enlight Media, at a forum organized within the Shanghai International Film Festival. 

Another Revamp Headline News

Director Yann Demange Departs ‘Blade’ Reboot

The ‘Lovecraft Country’ director parts ways with the Marvel Studios film about the half-human, half-vampire Eric Brooks, who seeks revenge for the death of his mother; the movies is still supposedly slicing into theaters November 7, 2025. 

Awards Headline News

Finalists Announced for Inaugural Collision Awards

Finalists for excellence in animation and motion design include ‘Elemental,’ ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem,’ ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,’ ‘Nimona,’ ‘Suzume,’ and more.

Awards Headline News

SIGGRAPH Announces 2024 Electronic Theater Winners

Produced at Carnegie Mellon University, Moshe Mahler’s animated short documentary ‘The Art of Weightlessness’ awarded Best in Show at the Oscar-qualifying Computer Animation Festival.

Essays from the Master Animation Historian ANIMATIONWorld

Insights from People in the Animation Community

The third and final essay written by noted historian, author, and educator Karl Cohen to bring awareness to the present state of indie animated shorts and to stimulate a discussion that might lead to improvements; we conclude with a collection of well-thought-out comments from members of the animation community.

It’s Anime-zing Headline News

‘Dan Da Dan: First Encounter’ Rolls Out Globally

Worldwide theatrical release kicks off in Asia on August 31 featuring episodes 1-3 of the highly anticipated TV series launch; an ode to genre film, B-movies, and retro sci-fi works, the show follows the story of a high school girl from a family of spirit mediums.

Monstrous News Headline News

Grant Sputore to Direct Legendary's Next ‘Monsterverse’ Film

The ‘I Am Mother’ helmer joins writer Dave Callaham on the upcoming franchise installment, set to continue the story of Godzilla, Kong, and the remaining pantheon of infamous Titans

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