As head of the industry’s first official studio-designated ‘Costume’ department at Skydance Animation, the former Disney visual development artist no longer jumps between outfits one day and props the next, and that welcome change allows her to bring a focused human touch and feel to designs that machines cannot match.
The coming-of-age animated musical comedy starring the noted comedian follows the eponymous 74-year-old lizard as he plans to escape his decades-long terrarium home after discovering he has only one year to live, streaming November 21.
Three presenters at NVIDIA GTC, the conference for AI and the metaverse, talked about their adoption of real-time virtual production integrated with the technology giant’s end-to-end platform for building and operating 3D virtual worlds, a growing movement supported by Exxact Corporation, a Fremont, CA-based provider of high-performance computing solutions.
Company’s ‘Indie Starter Bundle’ and ‘Indie Pro’ offer independent creators and small studios affordable access to high-quality motion-capture technology and studio-grade software; special StretchSense MoCap Pro Studio Glove available with bundles.
At Adobe MAX, the tech leader’s annual conference, big reveals showcased new generative AI models, 100+ Creative Cloud innovations, and Firefly customization for enterprises, all now available; Firefly generated images now top 3 billion with 1 billion generated in the last month.
DreamWorks Animation’s latest ‘Trolls’ film, starring Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, hugs, and glitter, dances into theaters November 17.
Based on the acclaimed 2014 short film, Universal Picture's horror-fest from the producers of ‘M3GAN’ stars Wyatt Russell as Ray Waller, former major league baseball player forced into early retirement by a degenerative illness, who discovers a dark secret tied to his new backyard swimming pool.
In celebration of Disney’s 100th anniversary, a 4K restoration of the Oscar-winning 1937 classic animated feature streams October 16.
Ingenuity founder David Lebensfeld is appointed president to helm both studios providing visual effects for motion pictures and television.
The original series, based on the Pokémon ‘Red’ and Pokémon ‘Green’ games, stars Nanase Nishino and premieres on TV Tokyo October 19.
The former CEO of Sergio Pablos Animation fills the role of retiring 20-year studio veteran Pam Marsden.
Polish video game developer CD Projekt Red will team with media company Anonymous Content to develop the project, with the search for a screenwriter already underway.
Director Yuzuru Tachikawa discusses the difficulty in capturing the raw power and energy of the musicians behind his new film’s young saxophonist, Dai Miyamoto, and his ambitious trio, when every solo is unique, and recording live performances picks up every little unwanted sound; film playing in U.S. theaters October 8-9.
The studio’s second round of staff cuts in less than six months ‘were across corporate functions, feature, television and technology departments as part of an overall cost-reduction.’
Inspired by the ‘Puffins’ series, the animated film, headed to AFM with recent key territory sales, features the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star as Johnny Puff, on a mission to save his beloved village Taigasville from the evil Otto von Walrus.
Featuring Tummy Tom, the mischievous ginger tom cat, the all-new animated series based on the bestselling children’s books by Joet Boeke is slated for a Summer 2024 release; show heads to MIP Junior running October 13-15.
The VFX veteran gets the nod as her ongoing leadership has bolstered company’s growth in innovation and ground-breaking visual effects, including its hugely successful, critically acclaimed animated feature ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.’
With his innovative and compelling sci-fi action adventure now wowing cinema audiences, the director discusses his radical new approach to filmmaking and VFX in the just released featurette, ‘Advancing AI: Creating The Creator;’ Edwards’ film was made possible by recent technological advances and a collaboration with James Knight, AMD’s Global Director of Media & Entertainment and VFX, who kept the filmmaker abreast of the rapidly changing AI landscape from script to final press junket.
Free online event for digital entertainment industry creators and artists everywhere focuses on career growth, recruiting and mentoring – runs November 7-9.
The visual effects studios recreated 1960s New York City, complete with city street and subway chases – and digital horse - and an ancient undersea trireme shipwreck dive that included digital doubles, digital creatures, and dry-for-wet effects, respectively, on James Mangold and Lucasfilm’s final ‘Indiana Jones’ cinematic franchise adventure.
The 6-time Emmy nominated entry in the ‘Predator’ franchise has arrived on 4K UHD, Blur-ray and DVD, with over 2 hours of bonus content, including deleted scenes with commentary by director Dan Trachtenberg; film’s VFX handled by MPC.
The famed Studio Ghibli co-founder and Oscar-winning director recently came out of retirement for one more film, ‘The Boy and the Heron,’ currently hitting theaters globally, but producer Toshio Suzuki claims the animation Midas won’t ever be done.
The international audiovisual market features projects in animation, documentaries, series, and films selected for presentation in the event’s Pitching Forums; the event runs October 9-13 in Rome.
The award-winning visual effects studio delivered 550+ shots, using its trademark mix of artistry and innovation, creating a breathtaking underwater kingdom – harnessing its ‘Fibre’ groom tool, the project team ensured Ariel and the kingdom’s other inhabitants all had ‘great hair days;’ check out their magical reel.
The Outstanding Achievement in Animation and Spotlight Award honorees, respectively, at this past weekend’s SCAD festival in Atlanta discuss their recent projects ‘Nimona’ and ‘Fionna and Cake’ and how recent industry upheaval makes it even more important to stay dedicated, flexible, and determined in pursuing your career.