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Move over Jack Skellington! VFXWorld

FuseFX Helps ‘Extend’ the Hijinks in Henry Selick’s ‘Wendell & Wild’

VFX supervisor Paul Santagada’s team used CG to build out and assemble the film’s physical Rust Bank Cemetery and Underworld sets, integrating plate elements, performance passes, secondary bits, and a bunch of fluid, smoke, breaths, and bubbles - delivering 275-300 shots across around 12 sequences on the stop-motion comedy horror film, now streaming on Netflix.

Say It Ain’t So Headline News

‘Rick and Morty’ Co-Creator Justin Roiland Facing Felony Domestic Violence Charges

The prolific animation producer and voice actor has been charged for an alleged incident against an unnamed girlfriend in 2020.

Technology Advancing Art Headline News

NVIDIA Studio Launches Creative ‘5-9’ Resource Hub

To support artistic ‘side hustles,’ new initiative features key technology and resources, helping artists up their game; the platform lets artist share their creative journeys - such as CG Geek, who built an intricate 3D world with the help of NVIDIA Studio technologies.

Awards Headline News

2023 Producers Guild Awards Nominees Announced

‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,’ ‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On,’ ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru,’ ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,’ and ‘Turning Red’ selected in the animated movie category; ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ and ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ among Outstanding Producer award nominees.

hybrid animation Headline News

Apple TV+ Reveals ‘Jane’ Cast and Release Date

Inspired by the work of Dr. Jane Goodall, the live-action/CG animated hybrid series follows a budding young environmentalist on a quest to save endangered animals; the show comes to the streamer in April.

It’s PANDA-MONIUM! Headline News

Jack Black's Magical Po is Back in ‘Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight’ Season 2

In the new 12-episode season debuting today on Netflix, our intrepid Kung Fu master and Wandering Blade, alongside their motley crew of warriors, journey outside China for the first time in pursuit of villainous weasels Klaus and Veruca to unravel important secrets of the powerful Tianshiang weapons... and more!

Wait Until Mom Finds Out! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘My Dad the Bounty Hunter’ Official Trailer

The secret’s out! The kids hitch a ride with Dad and are in for a big surprise; from Academy Award winner Everett Downing and Patrick Harpin, the new 3DCG animated comedy series hits the streamer next month.

Daydreaming and I’m Thinking of You! ANIMATIONWorld

In ‘New Moon,’ a Celebrated Actor Recalls a Magical Moment in a Troubled Childhood

Emmy Award winner Colman Domingo and co-writer and co-director Raúl Domingo talk about their animated short film, dedicated to Black mothers and sons and the love that sustains them through numerous hardships, which has been shortlisted for an Oscar.

Solving Problems in the Treeborhood Headline News

PBS KIDS’ ‘Work It Out Wombats!’ Premieres February 6

New animated series from GBH Kids and Pipeline Studios, featuring 3 marsupial siblings living with their grandmother in a treehouse - who look to solve ‘Treeborhood’ problems - is designed to help kids build important skills using computational thinking.

Where’s Scooby? ANIMATIONWorld

‘Velma’ Celebrates ‘Scooby-Doo’ with an Adult Spin on a Classic Cartoon Character

Mindy Kaling’s animated series mixes old school and new school hijinks as it explores the origin story of Mystery Inc.’s brainiest, most underappreciated member, Velma Dinkley; show debuts January 12 on HBO Max.

Classics Restored Headline News

4K Ultra HD Restored ‘Invaders From Mars’ Now Available

To celebrate the home entertainment release, special New York screenings of William Cameron Menzies’ 1953 sci-fi classic will be held January 14 and January 18 at MoMA and at the Bedford Playhouse Clive Davis Arts Center January 15.

careers in animation Headline News

Podcast EP 191: How Robert-Jonathan Koeyers Made an Oscar-Shortlisted Film Right Out of School

The filmmaker discusses how he funded his animation team for ‘It’s Nice in Here,’ the key to his captivating storytelling, and what it’s like to work in the industry in the Netherlands.

Awards Headline News

‘The Simpsons’ Leads 2023 WGA Awards Nominations for Animation

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 12:25pm

FOX’s iconic series once again nabs multiple noms, with ‘Bob’s Burgers,’ last year's winner ‘Tuca & Bertie,’ and ‘Undone’ rounding out the list; winners to be honored at March 5 WGA awards ceremony.

Rise From the Flames Headline News

Fans Create Multiple Petitions to Save Just Cancelled ‘Inside Job’

More than 12 Change.org petitions have been created to save the series, axed at Netflix after one season despite a Season 2 renewal; 20,000+ signatures were collected in a single day.

It’s PANDA-MONIUM! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight’: Averting ‘Baditude,’ Achieving ‘Awesomeness’

Showrunner and executive producer Peter Hastings talks about the exciting new season of DreamWorks Animation’s hit series that finds our reluctant kung fu master, his noodle-making dad, a chivalrous warrior, and a master thief leaving China for the first time, traveling the world in pursuit of two evil weasels bent on revenge; new episodes premiere January 12 on Netflix.

It’s Anime-zing! Headline News

‘Vinland Saga Season 2’ Now Available on Crunchyroll

The epic Viking anime’s second season follows Thorfinn trying to find meaning in life after the death of his nemesis Askeladd; new episodes available every Monday.

Games to Movies Oh Boy! Headline News

Is Illumination Developing a ‘Legend of Zelda’ Feature?

The studio behind the upcoming ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ may also be hard at work on an animated movie adaptation of the franchise touting the best video game ever made.

Awards Headline News

'Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio’ Named Best Animated Feature at 80th Golden Globes

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 7:40am

The Oscar-winning director’s stop-motion passion project, 15 years in the making, beats out ‘Inu-Oh,’ ‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On,' ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,’ and ‘Turning Red’ to win the season’s first big animation award.

Another One Bites the Dust Headline News

Netflix’s ‘Inside Job’ Cancelled After One Season

The adult-animation comedy was the first in-house series for Netflix Animation Studios, as well as the first project produced through creator and showrunner Shion Takeuchi’s overall Netflix deal.

On the Road to the Oscars ANIMATIONWorld

Oscar Shortlisted ‘Save Ralph’ Delivers an Emotional Punch About Animal Testing

Spencer Susser’s stop-motion short, featuring the voice talents of Taika Waititi, Ricky Gervais, and Zac Efron, features a compelling and relatable bunny who delivers a genuinely impactful performance, part of the Humane Society International’s global campaign to ban animal testing for cosmetics.

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