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Ataboy Names Cameron Gray Executive Producer

The long-time studio collaborator brings extensive experience in broadcast production and post-production advertising; will focus on strategic partnerships and expanding the company’s reach across local and new global territories.

We Like Spice! VFXWorld

A Trio Bands Together to Help Denis Villeneuve Make ‘Dune’

By Trevor Hogg | Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 4:10pm

Two of the director’s previous collaborators - production designer Patrice Vermette and editor Joe Walker - along with first timer, cinematographer Greig Fraser, teamed together to help him bring author Frank Herbert’s famed sci-fi novel, long thought unadaptable in cinema, to the screen.

NFTS Headline News

Animated NFT ‘Blockchain Buddies’ Launches

Confidential Creative and NC Labs have partnered on a first of its kind interactive animation project; NFT holding community members will be able to shape the project’s creative universe.

Technology VFXWorld

What Does the Unity – Weta Digital Deal Mean for the VFX Industry?

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 12:55pm

DNEG CEO Namit Malhotra weighs in on what he calls a ‘landmark agreement’ that will fuel the progression and application of new production tools, technology, and workflows in areas such as movies, TV, games, metaverses, VR, and theme park rides.

Animation is Going So Many Places! Headline News

John Chu to Direct Adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ ‘Oh, The Places You’ll Go!’

Warner Animation Group and Dr. Seuss Enterprises announce new animated musical feature based on the famed author’s final book; other properties slated for new co-productions include ‘The Cat in The Hat’ and ‘Thing One and Thing Two.’

streaming entertainment Headline News

Turkish Animated Series ‘Limon and Oli’ Snags News Media Deals

Based on Salih Memecan’s daily comic strip that has run in Turkish newspapers since 1991, the popular show is now available on Türk Telekom Tivibu and Vodafone TV.

Technology Headline News

K-POP Meets the Metaverse in aespa’s ‘Savage’ Music Video

Giantstep creates 3D animated characters with photogrammetry, real-time rendering, and motion capture for group’s first mini album, which surpassed 100 million views in 17 days.

We Want More Marvel! VFXWorld

It’s A Jungle Out There for Rising Sun Pictures’ ‘Shang-Chi’ VFX

Studio delivers nearly 300 shots depicting the village of Ta Lo and its lush, expansive jungle environs that included mountains, ancient forests, lakes, and rice paddies, along with a huge amount of natural looking vegetation, on Marvel Studios' first film to feature an Asian super hero. 

A New Kind of Monkey Business Headline News

Hulu Releases ‘Marvel’s Hit-Monkey’ Official Trailer

Premiering November 17, the Hulu Original series features a Japanese snow monkey who joins forces with the ghost of an American assassin, voiced by Jason Sudeikis; together, they embark on a mission of vengeance against the Yakuza. 

Adult Animation Headline News

Katie Rich Talks Writing Raunchy, but Real Women in ‘Chicago Party Aunt’

For the former ‘SNL’ writer and only woman among six executive producers on the new Netflix adult animated comedy, crass and rowdy humor must be much more than just a male voice coming out of a female character.

F-that! Headline News

Netflix Shares ‘F is for Family’ Official Trailer

It’s time for Bill to come to terms with the past… F-that! See what’s coming in the fifth and final season of comedian Bill Burr’s raunchy, hilarious look at the 70s; Season 5 premieres November 25. 

Home Sweet Home! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘The House’ Stop-Motion Anthology Series First Look Images

Nexus Studios’ dark comedy about a house and the surreal tales surrounding people who lived there premieres on the streamer January 14.     

Business Headline News

Nickelodeon Greenlights 2 New Animated Series

‘Max & the Midknights’ follows the adventures of a 10-year-old girl in her pursuits to become a knight; and ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors,’ features the hilarious shenanigans and ridiculous adventures of roommates Rock, Paper, and Scissors.

We Like Spice! VFXWorld

Practical and Digital Effects Expertly Join Forces on ‘Dune’

For Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Paul Lambert and SFX supervisor Gerd Nefzer, the seamless blending of live-action and CG on Denis Villeneuve’s stunning, epic adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal sci-fi tome grounded the film in a believable reality, fully immersing audiences in Paul Atreides’ hero’s journey to the dark, foreboding conflict on the universe’s most dangerous planet.

VFX for Film Headline News

14th Century Paris Goes Medieval on Ridley Scott’s ‘The Last Duel’

MPC and Technicolor Creative Studios team to create film’s CG backdrop, set in the brutality of 1300’s France; over 400 shots were delivered from teams in London, Montreal, Bangalore, and Paris, made more complex by the challenges of COVID filmmaking.

A New Take on Cyberpunk ANIMATIONWorld

‘Blade Runner: Black Lotus’ Revisits the Iconic City of Neon Lights

The fifth project, but first series, in the epic ‘Blade Runner’ franchise tackles the grimy, gritty futuristic world of bioengineering with a female protagonist, Elle, who awakens in Los Angeles with no clue to her identity, now airing on Adult Swim’s Toonami and streaming on Crunchyroll.

Stretch Those Programming Muscles Headline News

Disney+ Unveils Extensive New Project Slate as it Celebrates 2 Years of Streaming

Streamer debuts dozens of first looks, new trailers, and exclusive clips from projects across The Walt Disney Company’s studios as it marks its first two years of operations; new animated series coming include ‘Frozen’ spin-off ‘Olaf Presents,’ ‘The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild,’ ‘The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder,’ and Pixar’s ‘Win or Lose.’

At the Movies! Headline News

LAIKA Studios’ ‘ParaNorman’ in Theaters November 16

Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the highly acclaimed stop-motion animated film returns to theaters tomorrow, for one night only; presented in select cinemas nationwide, tickets are now on sale.

Community Outreach Headline News

LatinX in Animation Announces First LXiA Spark Animation Grant

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 15, 2021 at 9:33am

Sponsored by Netflix, the program will award two emerging independent Latinx animation filmmakers with money, mentorship, and support for production on an animated short film; submissions now being accepted through December 10.

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