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Technology Advancing Art Headline News

NVIDIA Releases NVIDIA RTX 2000 Ada Generation GPU

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 12, 2024 at 3:32pm

The new GPU delivers the company’s latest AI, graphics, and compute technology to compact workstations, taking better advantage of Generative AI’s sweeping changes, such as seamless editing of high-resolution videos and images and its use for realistic visual effects and content creation.

Awards Headline News

‘Society of the Snow’ and ‘Robot Dreams’ Top 38th Goya Awards

J. A. Bayona’s harrowing 1972 Andean plane crash tale scored 13 statuettes across multiple categories, including ‘Best Film’ and ‘Best Special Effects;’ ‘Best Animation Film’ went to Pablo Berger’s ‘Robot Dreams.’

Awards Headline News

28th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards Announced

Award-winning and Oscar nominated films ‘Poor Things’ and ‘Oppenheimer’ win top ADG honors for production design in “Fantasy Feature Film” and “Period Feature Film” respectively; ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ honored in ‘Animated Feature’ category.

Is AI Coming for Our Jobs? Headline News

The Animation Guild Shares ‘Generative AI’ Economic Impact Study Results

Conducted by LA-based CVL Economics, the study surveyed 300 C-Suite leaders to better understand the entertainment industry’s growing embrace of GenAI technology and its effect on jobs.

Let the Manic Mayhem Begin… Again! Headline News

Jon Hamm Says All Will Be OK in New 'Despicable Me 4' Big Game Spot

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 12, 2024 at 9:43am

Who are we to argue with the famous Mad Man? The biggest global animated franchise in history – and its considerably manic mayhem - returns with the first ‘Despicable Me’ film in 7 years, as stars Steve Carrell and Kristen Wiig return alongside franchise newcomers Will Ferrell, Sofia Vergara, Joey King, and Stephen Colbert; action-comedy hits theaters July 3.

We Return to the Return of the Planet of the Apes Headline News

New Trailer Drops for ‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 12, 2024 at 9:21am

‘Maze Runner’ trilogy director Wes Ball breathes new life into the venerable franchise with a story set several generations after Caesar’s reign, when a tyrannical ape leader builds his empire… but one young ape has other ideas; hitting theaters May 24, 2024.

The Third Coming Headline News

A Very 'R-Rated' First Trailer Drops for ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’

Ryan Reynolds returns as the fourth wall breaking ‘Merc with a Mouth’ in the third installment of the scandalous Marvel Studios franchise, alongside Hugh Jackman as Wolverine; the film hits theaters July 26.

Oscars for Geeks Headline News

'Oppenheimer,' 'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse' Nab 2024 Lumiere Awards Wins

The two films take home top honors for Best Feature Film, live-action and animated, respectively; annual event recognizes distinguished creative and technical achievement in motion pictures, television, and emerging media.

The Anvil Drops Again Headline News

Hopes for a ‘Coyote vs. Acme’ Resurrection May Soon Be Dashed

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 9, 2024 at 1:24pm

According to ‘The Wrap,’ barring a big offer in the next few days, it may be the end of the line for the #SaveCoyoteVsAcme campaign, as Warner Bros.’ claim the filmmakers could shop the film were ‘dubious at best.’

Cowabunga! Headline News

Paramount+ Drops ‘Tales of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Series Teaser

Micah Abbey, Shamon Brown Jr., Nicolas Cantu, and Brady Noon reprise their ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem’ roles in the new original 2D animated series that explores the adventures of everyone's favorite pizza-loving heroes; streaming summer 2024. 

Hayao’s Last Hurrah Headline News

Watch: Studio Ghibli Co-founder Toshio Suzuki Talks ‘The Boy and The Heron’

The famed producer reflects on Hayao Miyazaki, the legendary director’s Oscar-nominated feature, and the future of animation. 

Call for Submissions Headline News

SIGGRAPH 2024 Heads to Denver

The premier conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques invites artists, researchers, educators, and practitioners to submit conference content; the event runs July 28 – August 1.

More Moana Adventures Headline News

Walt Disney Company Drops ‘Moana 2’ First Look Teaser

CEO Bob Iger announced a November 27, 2024 release date for the upcoming sequel to Disney’s 2016 Oscar-nominated feature; the animated musical promises a new voyage with Moana, Maui, and a brand-new crew of unlikely seafarers.

Go Go Gojira! VFXWorld

‘Godzilla Minus One’ Breathes New Life into the Iconic Kaiju

Shirogumi VFX supervisor Kiyoko Shibuya helped deliver 620 shots, including the giant beast crushing the heavy cruiser Takao, all on a shoestring budget, in Takashi Yamazaki’s hit sci-fi thriller, nominated for a best VFX Oscar at this year’s Academy Awards.

Mark your Calendars! Headline News

Annecy Festival 2024 Accreditation Now Open

Register before February 28 for early bird rates to ensure you get your spot at the upcoming Annecy International Animation Festival and film market, Mifa; it’s all happening by the lake June 9-15!

The Road to Turin Headline News

View Conference 2024 Early Bird Registration Now Open

Italy’s premiere animation and visual effects event will run in-person October 14-19 in Torino, Italy featuring a program of talks, presentations, workshops, and masterclasses presented by a stellar lineup of top industry professionals.

Heading to Stuttgart Headline News

FMX 2024 Shares Conference Programming Updates

Attendees can explore ‘Loki’ Season 2 timeline mayhem and get insight into the making of the 60th anniversary ‘Doctor Who’ special episode; 4-day event kicks off in Stuttgart on April 23, 2024.

Animation Hall of Fame Headline News

ASIFA-Hollywood’s AEF Announces 2024 Hall of Fame Inductees

The non-profit association of teachers and scholars honors artists and scholars whose teachings have influenced the history of animation. 

The Best in Kids’ Entertainment Headline News

2024 Kidscreen Awards Winners Announced

The annual awards recognize the best in children’s TV and digital media; Disney nabs 20 trophies including three for ‘Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur.’

More Dark DC Stories Coming Headline News

Milly Alcock is DC’s ‘Supergirl’

The ‘House of the Dragon’ actress joins Peter Safran and James Gunn’s new DCU as Kara in ‘Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow,’ based on the series of comics by Tom King and Bilquis Evely, with the possibility of debuting the character in ‘Superman: Legacy,’ out July 11, 2025. 

Another Bolt Bites the Dust Headline News

Geraldine Viswanathan Replaces Ayo Edebiri in Marvel’s ‘Thunderbolts’

‘The Bear’ actress has stepped down from her mystery role due to scheduling conflicts, after the project was delayed multiple times during last year’s strikes; film hits theaters July 25, 2025.

Meow! ANIMATIONWorld

Raman Hui Talks ‘The Tiger’s Apprentice’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 5, 2024 at 1:30pm

The ‘Monster Hunt’ director’s all-new, original 3DCG animated adventure, based on Laurence Yep’s children’s book of the same name, follows Chinese American teenager Tom Lee, whose life changes forever when he discovers he is part of a long lineage of magical protectors known as the Guardians; now streaming on Paramount+.

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