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Watch 2 New ‘Baymax Dreams’ Shorts Made with Unity Real-Time Game Engine Tools

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 10:37am

Disney Television Animation continues their groundbreaking production work with just launched season of new short films based on their Emmy Award-nominated ‘Big Hero 6 The Series.’

Technology Headline News

V-Ray 5 for Maya Now Available

Updated production renderer allows users to composite renders, incorporate light path expressions, and interactively relight scenes in the new V-Ray Frame Buffer. 

#SIGGRAPHAsia2020 Headline News

August 15 Entry Deadline Almost Here for SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Computer Animation Festival

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 3, 2020 at 11:32am

Submit your animated shorts, commercials, game cinematics, trailers, motion graphics, VFX sequences and reels now; if computers played a key role in production, CAF wants to see your work!

Business Headline News

Moonbug Acquires YouTube’s ‘Blippi’ and ‘CoComelon’

Entertainment company boosts subscriptions to over 235M across 100+ digital platforms, harnessing the increasing call for widely accessible kids’ content.

SVOD Headline News

Crunchyroll Reaches 3 Million Paid Global Subscribers

Platform hits new milestone as it expands brands to include Anime Digital Network, Anime on Demand, KAZÉ and Eye See Movies while extending reach with HBO MAX, Adult Swim, and TNT Germany distribution deals.

SVOD Headline News

Ubisoft’s ‘Splinter Cell’ Getting Anime Adaptation from ‘John Wick’ Scribe

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 31, 2020 at 10:10am

Derek Kolstad and Netflix are teaming up on new animated series based on the massively popular game first released in 2002.

Trailers Headline News

‘Cuphead’ Goes Stop-Motion in PS4 Announcement Trailer

To support surprise game launch, Studio MDHR and Stop Motion Department collaborate on creepy-cool trailer, inspired by the 1933 experimental animated short, ‘The Peanut Vendor.’

Keywords: COVID-19 Headline News

One Animation Launches Free ‘Oddbods’ Books on Google’s Rivet

Studio uses popular preschool brand to promote literacy while helping kids and families adjust to life changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Technology Headline News

Adobe Releases Substance Painter Update

New 3D paint tools optimize creative workflow allowing users to paint across UV Tiles, import UDIM images from existing sources and export easily to renderers or engines that supports UDIMs.

SVOD Headline News

Netflix Picks Up Four More Seasons of ‘The Dragon Prince’

Comic-Con panel reveals four-season renewal for animated adventure series as well as expansion of IP universe with announcement of ‘Tales of Xadia,’ a role-playing game set within the animated series’ fantasy word. 

SVOD Headline News

DreamWorks Drops Trailer and Images for Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Wizards’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 11:51am

The battle for the fate of existence begins in the final chapter of the eight-time Emmy Award-winning ‘Tales of Arcadia’ trilogy, debuting August 7 on Netflix.

Education Headline News

6 Free Curated Digital Arts Online Courses from HP Now Open

HP, Intel and Movidiam’s #PowerYourBreakthrough is an artist-led initiative designed to inspire new and upcoming creative artists in the VFX and film industry.

SVOD Headline News

New Episodes of ‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood’ Premiere August 17 on PBS KIDS

Season 5 of the popular animated series kicks off with a musical special to help kids and their families address challenges and disappointments due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Business Headline News

Kid’s Media Execs Launch Epic Storyworlds

Québec-based creative media company secures first commission from Radio Canada for original 2D animated series, ‘Dex and the Humanimals.’ 

Games Headline News

Manticore Games Launches $1 Million Creator Pilot Program

Company’s free ‘Core’ platform for making, playing and sharing games encourages and supports a new generation of creators.

Festivals Events

ITFS 2021 Returns May 4–9

Begins: May 4, 2021

After hosting an online edition for 2020, Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film 2021 looks forward to a post-pandemic gathering.

Festival Events

VIEW 2020 Set for October 18 – 23 in Turin, Italy

Begins: October 18, 2020

The VIEW Conference is the premiere international event in Italy on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, VR and AR, Gaming and VFX.

SIGGRAPH Events

SIGGRAPH 2020 Goes Virtual

Begins: August 17, 2020

Scheduled for August 17 – August 28, the online event will include both on-demand presentations and scheduled sessions, an exciting mix of the high-level cutting-edge research and education, as well as experiential content and events.

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Top Executives Resign as Ubisoft Rocked by Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

By Dan Sarto | Monday, July 13, 2020 at 2:57pm

‘Assassins Creed’ and ‘Tom Clancy’s’ game franchise publisher announces a series of senior management resignations amidst CEO pledge for fundamental change in workplace culture.

Business Headline News

BRON Launches Virtual Production Services Company

With live-action productions on hold due to the pandemic, BRON expands with new division using Unreal Engine technology to transform digital content creation workflows and produce high-quality content faster.

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