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Samurai Jack, Beetlejuice to Headline ‘MultiVersus’ Season 2

From the Cartoon Network and Adult Swim animated series of the same name, the katana wielding warrior joins the new game season launch on July 23. The troublesome ghost Beetlejuice (a.k.a. Betelgeuse) will arrive in time for the ‘Beetlejuice Beeltjuice’ release in September.

They Will Be Remembered Headline News

‘Halo’ Cancelled After Two Seasons

The fight against the Covenant ends for now; both seasons of the live-action series, which follows Pablo Schreiber’s Master Chief as he leads his team of elite Spartans against the alien threat, stream now on Paramount+.

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LightBox Expo 2024

Begins: October 25, 2024

The 3-day event returns to Pasadena to celebrate the best in live-action, animation, illustration, and gaming with panels, programs, and demos featuring industry leading artists, creators, and studios; the event runs October 25-27.

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Inaugural Collision Awards Winners Announced

The global platform celebrates creativity and technical talent in animation and motion design across Marketing & Communications, Commercials, Television, Film, Experiential, Games & XR.

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Divine Purr-suasion: ‘Exploding Kittens’ Turns Feline Deities into Comedy Stars

Matt Inman and Shane Kosakowski’s new animated series hilariously depicts God and the Devil as dueling house cats, navigating earthly chaos and dysfunctional family dynamics while atoning for their otherworldly failures; the show, adapted from a card game, premieres July 12 on Netflix.

SIGGRAPH Asia Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia Returns to Hong Kong for 2025 Edition

Conference and exhibition runs December 15-18, 2025 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

25 Years of SpongeBob SquarePants! Headline News

Nick Shares Big Comic-Con Plans for 25 Years of ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’

The iconic series celebrates a quarter century of Bikini Bottom hijinks with a larger-than-life tribute, panels, daily booth activities and outdoor activations; the San Diego event runs July 25-28.

People Headline News

The Imaginarium Studios Names Maeve Russell Head of Production

UK-based mocap and performance capture facility founded by Andy Serkis is currently at work on the forthcoming Bandai Namco release, ‘Unkown 9 ; Awakening.’

VFX for TV Headline News

Image Engine Shares ‘Halo’ Season 2 VFX Reel

The VFX studio created 158 VFX shots, 20 unique space vehicles, and digital doubles for the Spartan crew while staying true to the franchise’s lore and aesthetic; series now streaming on Paramount+.

In Passing Headline News

Legendary Producer Jon Landau Passes at 63

The Oscar-winning producer of  the hugely successful 'Titanic' and the 'Avatar' film franchise and longtime producing partner to James Cameron at Lightstorm Entertainment passed away on Friday after a battle with cancer. 

Watt We Should be Watching! ANIMATIONWorld

Augenblick Studios Celebrates 25 Years with a Musically Charged ‘City Island’ Season 2

The Brooklyn-based studio’s founder and his talented team of artists, musicians, and songwriters channel all that was memorable from the cartoons they watched as kids along with the creative skills they’ve developed on adult animated projects over the last 2+ decades for a new season of the hit PBS KIDS series, which launches today, July 5.

Mia Rosie and Buddy Oh My! ANIMATIONWorld

Angry Birds Mystery Island’: New Look, New Characters, New Fun

On the latest Rovio series, Titmouse, with help from Snipple Animation and Yearim Productions, finds the right visual bridge between the property’s 3DCG films and flat 2D games, with layered depth and lighting that makes the action pop while maintaining some cartoony plasticity and feel; now streaming on Amazon Kids+ and Prime Video.

We Want More Croft Adventures Headline News

Netflix Sets ‘Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft’ Anime Premiere

The new series, which takes place after the events of the most recent ‘Tomb Raider’ trilogy of games and follows the adventurer after she ‘has abandoned her friends to embark on increasingly more perilous solo adventures,’ debuts October 10.

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.

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.

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.

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‘Halo’ Season 2 Reflects the Wizardry of Its VFX Teams

VFX Supervisor Wojciech Zielinski talks about adding depth, breadth, and grit to the 2,596 visual effects shots produced for the second season of the hit Paramount+ sci-fi series, adapted from one of the most popular video game franchises of all time.

Platige Image Headline News

Platige Image Delivers Cinematic Trailer for ‘Stormgate’

Acclaimed Polish production and animation studio employs real-time workflow to accelerate the creation of 3D assets for animatics, previs and performance capture.

Everybody Wants to Save the World… Again VFXWorld

VFX Helps Up the Post-Apocalyptic Humor in the Genre-Shifting ‘Fallout’

Creators and co-showrunners Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Graham Wagner, and VFX supervisor Jay Worth, discuss how they integrated 50’s B-Movie Sci-Fi, Spaghetti Western, and Future War tones and designs into their darkly satirical hit series adaptation of Bethesda’s best-selling video game, now streaming on Prime Video.

Enter the Avatarverse Headline News

2 Trailers Drop for ‘Avatar Legends: Realms Collide’

Get a glimpse of the dark spirit, Father Glowworm… new multiplayer strategy game from Tilting Point and AN Games takes place in the hugely popular world of Nickelodeon’sAvatar: The Last Airbender;’ pre-orders now available on Google Play and iOS.

Arcane Headline News

GKIDS Acquires Global Video, Transactional Rights to ‘Arcane’

First season of the Emmy Award-winning series from Riot Games to be released on videogram and home entertainment platforms worldwide in 2024.

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