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Netflix Drops ‘Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix’ Clip

Dolph Laserhawk and his partner in crime Alex take on the Niji 6 in action packed fight that’s chock-full of video game goodness; the high-octane animated series debuts on the streamer October 19. 

Business Headline News

Nelvana Inks ‘Millie Magnificent’ Distribution Deals

Based on the popular kids’ book series by Ashley Spires, the new original 3DCG preschool series heads to Canal+ in France and Treehouse in Canada in 2024 – coming to MIPCOM this month.

Vampire Messiahs Oh My! Headline News

Netflix Teaser Reveals ‘Castlevania: Nocturne’ Season 2 Renewal

On the heels of its Season 1 debut, the Vampire Messiah animated thriller scores a pickup, getting another go at enslaving humanity – the hugely popular series will return with more bloody vampiric machinations, though no release date was announced. 

The Greatest Finals in LOL history Headline News

Psyop and Riot Drop ‘League of Legends 2023’ Anthem Promo

Directed by Marie Hyon and HANZOHANZO, the 2.5D-animated music video for the World Championship, set to a new track by Riot Games, features K-Pop girl group NewJeans and places viewers at the center of the battlefield field as DRX and Deft triumph in the greatest finals in LOL history.

Digital Artists Connect Headline News

Fall Edition of THU Career Camp Registration Now Open

Free online event for digital entertainment industry creators and artists everywhere focuses on career growth, recruiting and mentoring – runs November 7-9.

The Place to Be for Designers and Artists Headline News

LightBox Expo Coming to Pasadena

Running October 27-29, the 3-day event celebrates artists and creators behind acclaimed films, animation, games, TV shows, comics, and illustrations and features panels, talks, and presentations by industry leaders, including director Sam Fell, Aardman Animation co-founder Peter Lord, directors Nick Bruno and Troy Quane, and NYT Bestselling Graphic Novel author ND Stevenson.

The Road to Turin Headline News

VIEW Conference 2023 – Be There!

Italy’s premier international event promises an exceptional in-person program of talks, presentations, in-depth workshops, and masterclasses designed to inspire, inform, and educate; join industry professionals, thought leaders, students, and enthusiasts in a celebration of the latest in animation, VFX, and games - event runs October 15-20.

Vampire Messiahs Oh My! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Castlevania: Nocturne’ Brings Together Decades of Franchise History and Nostalgia

Directors Sam & Adam Deats and EP/co-showrunner Kevin Kolde talk about their all-new series, the latest installment in the ‘Castlevania’ universe, a coming-of-age story of reckoning with trauma while destroying monsters and vampires alike… with lots of blood; now streaming on Netflix.

Spooky Squanch Headline News

Squanch Games Launches ‘High on Life’ DLC

Claymation trailer helps you lean into horror with the aptly titled ‘High on Knife’ expansion, featuring a new adventure for Knifey to shine and stab on a fully realized new planetary environment with new characters, hazards, and spooky surprises; releases October 3.

layoffs Headline News

‘Fortnite,’ Unreal Engine Studio Epic Games to Layoff 830

Announced by CEO Jim Sweeney on Thursday, the company plans a 16% workforce reduction as well as a divestiture of Bandcamp in a move towards a new ‘metaverse-inspired ecosystem’ strategy.

Representation! Headline News

Workinman Interactive Workers Unanimously Unionize in Historic Labor Board Vote

Collective bargaining negotiations will now begin with the company on behalf of the first union of dedicated video game workers under IATSE in the U.S.

People Headline News

‘Moana’ Producer Osnat Shurer Joins Baobab Studios

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at 8:05am

The multiple Oscar nominee, named Co-Chief Creative Officer alongside Chief Creative Officer Eric Darnell, will work on the studio’s ‘Momoguro’ franchise that includes games and a series in development, as well as shows in development with Disney+.

The Biggest Gaming Deal Ever Headline News

Is the CMA Set to Approve Microsoft’s Acquisition of Activision Blizzard?

The U.K. authority acknowledged that the restructured deal ‘makes important changes that substantially address concerns,’ in a statement last Friday, and will announce a final decision by October 6.

Video Games Are Next Headline News

SAG-AFTRA Authorizes Strike Against Major Video Game Companies

The union can now use the threat of a strike as a bargaining chip to increase wages and protect against AI when talks resume September 26 with companies such as Electronic Arts and Activision.

Technology ANIMATIONWorld

3Dconnexion Brings Ergonomics and Efficiency to Digital Content Creation

The company’s powerful, ergonomically designed SpaceMouse 3D, CadMouse, and Keyboard Pro are providing improved creative workflows and professional-grade comfort to artists in the animation and game industries. 

The Purrfect Quest Begins ANIMATIONWorld

Watch Next Talks ‘Dungeons & Kittens’ and the Magic of Non-Linear Storytelling

Philippe Alessandri, Clément De Ruyter and Sylvain Huchet discuss their serialized animated kids’ show – and tabletop game – filled with ‘meowgic’ and adventure, that follows four kittens banished from the ‘Kingdom of Cats’ who must learn to work together to find the treasure that will be their ticket home. 

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Watch Next Brings ‘Dungeons & Kittens’ to Cartoon Forum 2023

Inspired by role-playing game tropes, the kids’ series follows four kittens banished from the ‘Kingdom of Cats’ who must learn to work together to find the treasure that will be their ticket home. 

Here Kitty Kitty Headline News

‘Stray’ Animated Feature in Development at Annapurna Studio

Adaptation of the feline-centric post-apocalyptic adventure game, to be directed by ‘Nimona’ helmer Nick Bruno, will reflect the game’s ‘hopepunk’ themes of positivity and kindness against all odds.

careers in animation Headline News

Podcast EP 223: Senior Art Manager Kaye Vassey on Coming Out Trans in the Gaming Industry

Vassey shares her journeys, including how she crossed the bridge from TV and feature animation to CG gaming and what skill level is needed to be a technical artist; also learn about the short she’s currently producing.   

Live Long and Prosper! Headline News

Paramount Teams with Kid Cudi on ‘Star Trek: Boldly Be’ Campaign

New collaboration includes music, interactive gaming, fashion, and an invitation to fans to share their ‘boldest’ moments. 

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