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WildBrain’s ‘Lake Erie’ Breaks New Ground in Family-Friendly Horror

Writer/director John Vassallo and studio SVP, Creative Logan McPherson talk about their award-winning 2D animated short film, a ghostly tale of a boy who loses his dog and must face terrifying forces to get her back.

VFX is Happening in Quebec Headline News

1st Edition of CAFÉ Coming to Montreal June 7-8

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 20, 2022 at 3:12pm

The 2-day inaugural event for VFX and animation professionals will feature panels, discussions and presentations of the latest technology; tickets are now on sale.

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Matt Corman and Chris Ord to Write and Produce ‘Daredevil’ Series for Disney+

The ‘Covert Affairs’ co-creators will bring the Man Without Fear to a new streaming platform, now that his likeness is no longer exclusively bound to Netflix.

Happy Father’s Day Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘The Great North - Papa Don't Fiend Adventure’

In the Season 2 finale airing this Sunday on Fox, the Tobins spend Father’s Day weekend at an RV park and uncover the identity of the Fiend of Family Land; meanwhile Moon meets a skunk and Judy finds a new love.

Happy National Streaming Day! Headline News

Disney+ Drops ‘Baymax!’ Series Trailer and Key Art

Streamer celebrates National Streaming Day with a peek at its upcoming 6-episode animated show about an inflatable, inimitable healthcare companion robot who only wants to do good, debuting June 29.

We’re Just Work Friends Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘Duncanville – Plumbdog Millionaire’

In the show’s May 22 episode, Jack and Duncan make a local plumbing commercial in hopes of increasing their wealth and status, and most importantly to impress Annie and Mia; but newfound fame goes to their head.

Show Us Your Work! Headline News

Call for Submissions: SIGGRAPH Asia 2022 Computer Animation Festival

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 20, 2022 at 7:08am

Entries now being accepted in multiple categories, including shorts, visualizations, VFX sequences, game cinematics, and real-time pieces; deadline to enter is July 31, 2022.

Business Headline News

Crunchyroll Reveals ‘Chainsaw Man’ Trailer and Images

The streamer nabs rights to anime adaptation of Tatsuki Fujimoto’s popular manga of the same name; the animated series will simulcast from Japan, subtitled, and dubbed, and release in 200+ countries later this year.

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Ron Howard’s Debut Animated Feature ‘The Shrinking of Treehorn’ Lands at Netflix

Animal Logic to produce the animation on the project, which is based on Florence Parry Heide’s surreal 1971 children’s book illustrated by Edward Gorey.

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‘The Amazing Maurice’ Book Adaptation Heads Abroad

Animated film starring David Tennant, Hugh Laurie, and Emilia Clarke, based on Sir Terry Pratchett's ‘The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents,’ nabs numerous international sales as part of its planned 2022 release.

Different Day Different Doomsday Headline News

Netflix Teases New ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Season 3 Trailer and Images

The streamer throws fans a meaty bone with a glimpse at the upcoming season featuring the dysfunctional superhero family that returns from the future convinced they prevented an apocalypse… but The Sparrow Has Landed and things aren’t exactly how they left them.

Consume Responsibly Headline News

Netflix Shares Final ‘Love Death + Robots’ Volume 3 Trailer and Cast

Voices behind the Emmy Award-winning animated anthology’s stories include Chris Parnell, Fred Tatasciore, Joel McHale, Seth Green, Craig Ferguson, and Joe Manganiello; latest set of shorts hits the streamer May 20.

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Locksmith Taps DNEG Animation for ‘That Christmas’

Based on the kids’ books series by Richard Curtis, the animated feature brings the companies together again following the success of Locksmith’s first film, ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong;’ DNEG Animation will host 2 sessions on June 16 at next month’s Annecy Film Festival.

We love surprises! Headline News

Netflix Drops Surprise ‘Love, Death + Robots’ Episode Premiere

Ahead of the official May 20 Volume 3 release, the streamer treats fans to a full episode - ‘3 Robots: Exit Strategies’ - of the Emmy Award-winning animated anthology… watch it now!

Business Headline News

Apple TV+ Drops ‘Lovely Little Farm’ Trailer

ILM tapped to produce visuals for the new live-action / CG animated hybrid kids’ series that follows 2 sisters caring for the animals on their family farm; the show premieres globally on June 10.

A Giant in Kids’ Streaming Headline News

Moonbug Entertainment Launches ‘It’s Cody Time’

CoComelon’s first YouTube spinoff channel kicks off with 2 episodes of the popular musical preschool series; the show features diverse characters, inclusive storytelling and aspirational role modeling.

Who Doesn’t Love a Town of Fools? Headline News

Sacha Baron Cohen, Mike Judge and Greg Daniels’ Special Greenlit at HBO Max

Trio teaming with Michael Koman to develop ‘Chelm: The Smartest Place on Earth,’ a family-friendly animated comedy set in the mythical ‘Town of Fools.’

More Rick and Morty Anime Headline News

Adult Swim Greenlights ‘Rick and Morty: The Anime’ and ‘Ninja Kamui’

The hugely popular show gets its own series following the success of anime shorts ‘Rick and Morty vs. Genocider’ and ‘Summer Meets God (Rick Meets Evil);’ both series will premiere on Adult Swim and HBO Max.

Business Headline News

DNEG’s Toronto Studio Now Open

Studio’s doors opened May 13 with 150+ new hires; studio’s latest Canadian expansion comes amidst tremendous growth in worldwide demand for VFX and animation services.

Animation Festivals Headline News

Hiroshima Festival 2022 Reveals Selections in Competition

Out of 2,149 entries 54 films have been selected to participate in this year’s event running August 17-21; animated short and feature films will compete in either the ‘Pan-Pacific and Asia Competition’ or the ‘World Competition.’

Education Headline News

Applications Now Open: YAY UK 3Dami Summer Studio

2022 Summer slate of animation activities for teens includes a 10-day program in 3D-asset and animation creation – deadline to apply is July 11; YAY UK Competition and Studio Challenges accepting submissions through September 5.

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