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John Agbaje Joins Bad Robot as Senior VP, Animation

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 4:54pm

Former FX executive, who helped launch network’s ‘Cake’ animation and live-action anthology series, will oversee animated feature and short film slate for J. J. Abrams' production company, including Dr. Seuss’ ‘Oh, the Places You’ll Go!’

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Post-Production Shake-Up: Streamland Media to Acquire Technicolor Post

Acquisition will expand global talent base throughout company’s diverse global business units; deal will bolster its service offerings in regions including U.S., Canada, Europe and the U.K.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Scooby-Doo! and Guess Who?: The Complete First Season’ Available On DVD January 19

Scooby-Doo and the gang teams up with celebrities and pop culture icons to solve some of their toughest mysteries yet; special appearances include NBA superstar Chris Paul, recording artist Halsey, George Takei, Christian Slater, and Kenan Thompson.

Wear a Mask! Headline News

UK Screen Alliance Issues Post-Production and VFX Pandemic Safety Updates

Organization strengthens recommendations based on new government regulations issued in response to the more infectious coronavirus strain recently discovered in the UK.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Rick and Morty: Seasons 1-4’ Boxed Set Coming March2

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release all 41 episodes of Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon’s hit Emmy Award-winning animated adult comedy on Blu-ray and DVD; special features include featurettes, ‘Inside the Episode’ segments, animatic sketches and more.

People Headline News

Cinesite Adds VFX Supervisor Artemis Oikonomopoulou

The 20-year industry veteran comes full circle as she returns to the studio where she began her career armed with an impressive list of film credits.

themed entertainment Headline News

‘Octonauts’ Family Entertainment Experience Opens in China

Silvergate Media and Merlin Entertainment launch themed attraction at Changfeng Ocean World in Shanghai; ‘Octonauts: Above & Beyond’ spin-off series coming in fall of 2021.

#animation Events

Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2021

By Paul Bruce | Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 4:59am
Begins: November 13, 2021

Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2021 Now Open For Entries! International Showcases & Animation Awards - The 10th Anniversary edition of the ESFF with more short film screenings in Edinburgh, International Film Festival showcases, trophies, cash prizes and awards for best animation shorts.

Animated TV Series Headline News

Nickelodeon and iQIYI’s ‘Deer Squad’ Premieres January 25 in the U.S.

New CG-animated series, a collaboration between the leading Chinese entertainment service and VIS Kids, marks Nick’s first time partnering on a Chinese original from the concept phase.

Business Headline News

Animaccord and Amazon Ink ‘Masha and the Bear’ European Distribution Deal

Company’s strike collaborative, multi-territory deal expanding reach on Prime Video of popular animated series and its spin-offs, ‘Masha's Spooky Stories’ and ‘Masha's Tales.’

People Headline News

Listen: ‘Soul’ Co-Director Kemp Powers Talks Insights, Clarity, and Setbacks

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 12:17pm

In a Spark & Fire podcast about his work on Pixar’s new film, the writer/director discusses the challenge and discipline of writing, and his commitment to working out the wonderful barbershop scene.

People Headline News

Doug Alberts Joins Hornet’s Director Roster

Director and designer, known for his fun, playful aesthetic, employs a diverse array of creative animation techniques to tell stories; his work include projects for MTV, TED-Ed, and Lyft.

People Headline News

Autodesk Names Diana Colella SVP, Media & Entertainment

In her new role, the newly promoted company veteran will be responsible for increasing the division’s strategic efforts to lead growth in the industry. 

Business Headline News

WATCH: Animated ‘Pinocchio and Friends’ Series Coming Late 2021

Check out new trailer for upcoming show from Rainbow Group and Toonz Media Group, who are partnering on CG adaptation of Carlo Collodi’s ‘The Adventures of Pinocchio.’

Let the Games Begin Headline News

New Lucasfilm Games ‘Indiana Jones’ Title in the Works with Bethesda

The former LucasArts is collaborating with the leading game company’s MachineGames studio on an original story, the action-adventure franchise’s first videogame for modern consoles since 2003.

Render it Now! Headline News

‘Gods of Mars’: Virtual Production and NVIDIA RTX Real-Time Graphics at Work

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 2:42pm

Production of epic space adventure combines miniatures and real-time technologies at a fraction of the cost of similarly designed and animated blockbuster feature films.

Animated TV Series Headline News

Moth Animates Time Square Trailer for ‘Headspace Guide to Meditation’

Hornet’s London-based directors animated popular Netflix characters to count down the New Year’s Day launch of the streamer’s 8-part series that explores the foundations of meditation.

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