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Harmon Coming to the Con Headline News

‘Rick and Morty’ Headlines Adult Swim’s Comic-Con@Home 2021 Line-Up

Go behind the scenes of Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s hit show, along with ‘Tuca & Bertie,’ ‘Blade Runner: Black Lotus,’ and ‘Teenage Euthanasia;’ program set for Friday July 23.

Virtual Reality Headline News

‘Madrid Noir’ VR Adventure Now on Oculus Quest 1 & 2

The 45-minute interactive virtual reality caper invites viewers to solve puzzles in a city lost to time, blending animation with classic noir in an immersive environment driven by Unreal Engine.

Animation Festivals Headline News

OIAF 2021 Announces Retrospectives and Screenings

The upcoming festival reveals special retrospectives on animators Mariusz Wilczyński and Jodie Mack; the 2021 Ottawa International Animation Festival runs online September 22 - October 3.

Who Doesn’t Love a Slacker Teen? Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘Duncanville – Crimes and Misters Demean Her’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 9, 2021 at 12:40pm

In the new episode airing July 12 on Fox, Jack coaches Jing’s little league soccer team, but feeling he’s too easy on the kids, gets Duncan to yell at the team; Annie takes Kimberly to work with her after having a falling out with her friends.

Get Geeked! Headline News

Netflix Plans to Get Geeky at COMIC-CON@HOME

The streaming giant’s ‘Geeked’ sessions feature sneak peaks of ‘Masters of The Universe: Revelation,’ ‘Fear Street Trilogy,’ ‘The Last Mercenary,’ ‘Lucifer,’ and ‘Army of Thieves;’ the official line-up runs from July 23–25.

call for entries Headline News

Submit Your XR Masterpiece to SIGGRAPH Asia 2021

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 9, 2021 at 11:08am

Selected innovative immersive projects in XR will be showcased at the conference, taking place in Tokyo from December 14-17; the submission deadline is July 15.

Dept. of Can’t Wait! Headline News

Marvel Drops ‘Black Widow’ Featurette

Watch stars Scarlett Johansson, Rachel Weisz, and producer Kevin Feige dive into the past and future role of Natasha Romanoff in the Marvel Cinematic Universe; MCU Phase Four action flick hits theaters and Disney+ with Premier Access today.

Online VFX Education Headline News

Amarillo College Begins Enrollment for Innovative New VFX Program

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 2:12pm

VFX certificate and A.A.S. degree students receive hands-on mentorship and learn essential skills from industry experts that prepare them for future careers in the thriving VFX industry.

3DCG Anime Zombies Arrive! ANIMATIONWorld

Bringing Live-Action Directing to 3DCG in ‘RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness’

Director Eiichiro Hasumi discusses producing his first animated project, and how a career spent outside animation helped him bring realism and drama to Capcom and Netflix’s new animated series, which premieres today.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

Disney Drops ‘Encanto’ Teaser Trailer and Images

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ upcoming animated feature stars Stephanie Beatriz as the voice of Mirabel, a 15-year-old girl living in a magical Columbian town; film hits theaters November 24, 2021.

A Star is Born! Headline News

‘The Patrick Star Show’ Table Read Set for Comic-Con@Home

Bill Fagerbakke, Tom Wilson, Cree Summer, Jill Talley, and Dana Snyder will treat viewers to an exclusive conversation and performance on July 24 from an original episode of Nickelodeon’s upcoming ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ spin-off; new series premieres July 9.

Get Tooning! Headline News

‘Tooning Out The News’ Segment and ‘The Harper House’ Panel Set for Comic-Con@Home

Paramount+ announces July 23 panel with inaugural cast of new adult animated comedy; Stephen Colbert’s animated satirical news show plans special screening on Comic-Con’s YouTube channel.

Supporting the Worldwide VFX Community Headline News

VES and Quebec’s QFTC Launch ‘Reignite Yourself’ Mental Health Support Series

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 8:30am

5-part webinar features conversations with veteran VFX and mental health professionals providing personal insights and expert guidance in support of worldwide VFX industry.

6 New Shorts! ANIMATIONWorld

The Future of Animation: Six SCAD Picks

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at 4:36pm

University’s diverse and innovative undergraduate and graduate short films were produced by teams of up to 12 students collaborating on writing, directing, animating, designing, editing, scoring and voice acting.

Comic-Con@Home 2021 Headline News

‘Blade Runner: Black Lotus’ Cast Revealed

Adult Swim and Crunchyroll set to debut first look at the highly anticipated new anime series, inspired by the ‘Blade Runner’ franchise, at the online Comic-Con@Home 2021 event on July 23.

People Headline News

Genius Brands Adds Kerry Phelan to Manage Company Licensing and Merchandising

Consumer branding pro will lead global management of the company’s existing IP across licensing, merchandising, retail, and promotions; previously spearheaded successful licensing programs for major franchises including ‘Star Wars’ for Lucasfilm Ltd. and ‘The Hunger Games’ and ‘Twilight’ for Lionsgate.

Jobs Headline News

Submissions Open for Freefolk Paid VFX Internship Competition

Studio’s Futurefolk initiative is designed to help find the next generation of visual effects talent; applicants being considered for a one month paid internship.

The God of Mischief Descends on Springfield Headline News

‘The Good, The Bart, and The Loki’ Short Debuts on Disney+

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at 12:09pm

The ‘God of Mischief’ faces his toughest opponents yet - Springfield’s mightiest and oddest heroes; the second ‘The Simpsons’ cross-over promotional short film now streaming. 

Road Trip! Headline News

MGM Drops New ‘Addams Family 2’ First Look Trailer and Poster

The famed gang of eccentrics is back, heading out on one last miserable family vacation that couldn’t possibly go wrong, in the animated comedy sequel that gives ‘Road Trip’ a whole new meaning; film hits theaters October 1.

Mikey and Sulley Return! ANIMATIONWorld

Disney Television Turns Scares into Laughs in ‘Monsters at Work’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at 10:01am

With Monstropolis now fueled by kids’ laughter, not screams, graduating scarer Tylor Tuskmon’s world turns upside down his first day at Monsters, Incorporated, in the new CG animated series, adapted from the famed Pixar films, debuting today on Disney+.

TV VFX Headline News

Goodbye Kansas Shares ‘The Irregulars’ VFX Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 4:34pm

The company’s London and Stockholm offices delivered 229 VFX shots and 20 assets for the Netflix crime drama about the Baker Street Irregulars, based on the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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