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New ‘Masters of Motion’ Podcast with VFX Supervisor Brendan Seals

‘Becoming a Top Supervisor & Creating VFX for Spider-Man, Thor & Black Panther’ episode features the Luma Pictures artist discussing topics including making better show and breakdown reels; working in commercials; pipeline technology; and advantages / disadvantages of being a 3D generalist.

SVOD Headline News

Netflix Releases Trailer and Poster for Chris Nee's ‘Ridley Jones’

In a new era of preschool entertainment, the Emmy Award-winning 'Doc McStuffins' creator's animated series leads the way in representation, diversity, and inclusivity; watch the first episode now on Netflix Jr. YouTube – all episodes start streaming July 13.

Consume Responsibly Headline News

Netflix Goes Inside the Animation of ‘Ice’ from ‘Love, Death + Robots Vol. 2’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 1:06pm

Oscar-nominated director Robert Valley details the creative and visual development process behind his grim, futuristic tale of the rift between two brothers over the ‘unmodded’ who don’t receive human strength and endurance enhancement on their colony world.

The Future Perfect Project Headline News

‘How Life Is: Queer Youth Animated’ Shorts Celebrate Pride Month 2021

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 11:49am

The Future Perfect Project’s short film series shares personal stories from LGBTQIA+ youth, aged 13-22, about the challenges they routinely face; two new episodes drop each Tuesday in June.

Happy BFF Day! Headline News

Disney Drops Trailer for Locksmith Animation’s ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 11:21am

Just in time for ‘Best Friends Day,’ check out the trailer for the upcoming CG animated comedy about a socially awkward middle-schooler and his faulty robot; the film, which stars Zach Galifianakis and Jack Dylan Grazer, opens in theaters worldwide on October 22.

Technology Headline News

AMD Launches New AMD Radeon PRO W6000 Workstation Graphics Product Series

Their most powerful AMD RDNA workstation graphics to date includes three new lines designed for power demanding design work, ultra-high resolution media projects, complex simulations, and advanced image and video editing.

No News that’s Fit to Print Headline News

‘Tooning Out the News’ Kicks Off New ‘Smart Talk Tonight’ Segment

Paramount+’s critically acclaimed daily news satire series welcomes animated host Kenneth Parsons, who will get up close and personal, in studio, with real life guests; June 11 debut features famed novelist Salman Rushdie.

Education Headline News

Center for Learning Unlimited Launches Brainstorm Productions

CLU’s new full-service studio to provide paid job opportunities to alumni of the career animation training program; the 3-year curriculum provides young adults on the autism spectrum an intensive 2D-3D hands on learning experience.

An Homage to 90s Videogames ANIMATIONWorld

Twist and Glitch: Cody Uhlers’ ‘Purple Barreling’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 7, 2021 at 3:41pm

The musician and sound designer teams with animator Mike Kluge, animating a powerful dance assist from recording artist Glüme with 3D and After Effects in a quirky, vibrant short inspired by 90’s iconography, video games, and Deee-Lite’s ‘Groove is in the Heart.’

Virtual Reality Headline News

Epic MegaGrant Recipient Conical Launches ‘The Green Fairy’ VR Short

Available for download June 24, the interactive studio’s fantasy adventure will be supported on Valve’s Steam VR, Oculus Rift, and Quest by Facebook; 9-part Vlog series will also be released.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

New ‘Paw Patrol: The Movie’ Trailer and Poster

Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movie’s heroic pups get their first big screen adventure, hitting theaters and Paramount+ simultaneously this coming August 20.

Good Grief Charlie Brown! Headline News

‘Who Are You, Charlie Brown?’ Coming to Apple TV+

Lupita Nyong’o narrates new documentary celebrating the iconic cultural phenomena which is ‘Peanuts’ and its creator, Charles M. Schulz; premiering June 25, show features interviews with Jean Schulz, Drew Barrymore, Al Roker, Kevin Smith, Billie Jean King and Noah Schnapp.

Sweet Dreams Headline News

Netflix Drops Trailer and Images for ‘Unwind Your Mind’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 7, 2021 at 10:42am

Coming June 15, the streamer’s third Headspace experience may just help your stress, anxiety, or feelings of being overwhelmed; viewers can choose three different animated paths to mindfulness, or at least a good night’s sleep.

People Headline News

BlueBolt Names Lucy Tait Finance Director

In new leadership role, she will continue supporting the VFX house’s on-going expansion; studio’s slate of film and TV projects includes The Northman, The Great Season 2, Becoming Elizabeth, Suspicion and The Last Kingdom Season 5. 

Business Headline News

Moonbug and Amazon Kids+ Team Up on ‘Arpo Robot Babysitter’

As part of new kids’ content partnership, companies will develop new original animated series and mobile game, both based on ‘Arpo,’ a popular YouTube show ‘Arpo.’

Run Wild Run Free! Headline News

DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Spirit Untamed’ Now in Theaters

Latest chapter in the ‘Spirit’ franchise tells the story of a headstrong girl longing for a place to belong who finds a kindred spirit in a wild Mustang.

Working to Reduce Gun Violence ANIMATIONWorld

‘Blossom’ Depicts Young Girl’s Struggle to Cope with Gun Violence

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 4, 2021 at 1:39pm

Oscar-winning ‘Hair Love’ production house Lion Forge Animation teams with Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund on poignant animated short in support of the 7th annual Wear Orange campaign and National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

The Dark Knight Rises Headline News

Gotham City Goes Full Noir in ‘Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One’

Warner shares new set of stylized images depicting the famed city backdrop for the soon to be released animated feature-length film, coming to Blu-ray and Digital June 22.

Crazy Yellow Webisodes Headline News

Illumination Launches ‘Saturday Morning Minions’

Studio’s first original digital series will dop new episodes every Saturday for next 40 weeks starting June 5; ‘Minions: the Rise of Gru’ animated comedy coming Summer 2022.

Animation Festivals Headline News

6 Animated Features Selected for Animafest Zagreb 2021 Competition

Films include Oscar-nominated ‘Wolfwalkers,’ ‘Archipel’ by Canadian director Félix Dufour-Laperrière, and ‘Elulu’ by Chilean artist Gabriel Verdugo Soto, showcasing an array of styles and techniques.

Who Doesn’t Love a Slacker Teen? Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘Duncanville – Sibling Revelry’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 4, 2021 at 7:36am

In the new episode airing June 7 on Fox, Duncan and Kimberly get sent to therapy camp in the hope they’ll stop fighting, and Jing is overwhelmed by all the attention she’s suddenly getting.

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