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Virtual Production Event to Showcase Technology for New York Filmmakers

Hosted by Post New York Alliance (PNYA), the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA), and Fuse Technical Group, the January 26 event will explore how filmmakers can utilize Unreal Engine to enhance their projects, including presentation, speakers, and Q&A.

VFX for television VFXWorld

FuseFX Helps ‘The Mysterious Benedict Society’ Set Sail

CG supervisor Bryant Reif and his team created ‘The Shortcut,’ an entirely CGI transatlantic ocean liner modeled after the Queen Mary, along with digital people, oceans, docks, wakes and waves, for Season 2 of the series, now streaming on Disney+.

Awards Headline News

‘Wendell & Wild,’ ‘New Moon’ Take Animation Honors at 14th Annual AAFCA Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 16, 2023 at 10:52am

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ takes home two awards as well as two Special Achievement honors; winners will be celebrated at a March 1 ceremony.

The Best in Animation Headline News

All Oscar Shortlisted Animated Shorts Now Streaming on The Animation Showcase

The platform has just setup free viewing of 15 films vying for ‘Best Animation Short’ nominations through January 24, alongside A24’s ‘Marcel the Shell With Shoes On’ and bonus material for ‘Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio,’ ‘Wendell & Wild,’ ‘The Bad Guys,’ and ‘Turning Red.’

Awards Headline News

‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio’ and ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ Win at Critics’ Choice Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 16, 2023 at 9:16am

The two heavily favored features took home coveted Best Animated Feature and Best Visual Effects awards, respectively, while ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ was the big overall winner, at last night’ 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards.

Business Headline News

Disney TV Renews ‘Firebuds,’ ‘SuperKitties’ and ‘Pupstruction’

Second season pickups are the order of the day for Disney Branded Television at the 2023 Winter Television Critics Association press tour.

Education Headline News

‘Deducers’ Training Program for Producers Launches

Curriculum provides interactive instruction for producers to up their skills in team management and client servicing; now enrolling for ‘Flame,’ designed for junior or associate producers, the program begins February 14 – additional courses kick off in June.

Business Headline News

Disney TV and Dan Povenmire Ink New Deal – ‘Phineas and Ferb’ to Return

Under the agreement, the Emmy Award-winning series’ co-creator and executive producer will oversee 40 new episodes as well as for a Season 2 renewal of ‘Hamster & Gretel,’ while also developing live-action projects.

Supporting Animation Education for Neurodiverse Artists Headline News

Rock Autism Benefit Concert for Center for Learning Unlimited Set

An evening of live music with Max Muscato, David Nolf, and Telephone Tag will benefit the organization’s Brainstorm Productions’ animation school for autistic students; show coming February 5 to Hotel Café in Los Angeles.

I Want a Pet T-Rex! Headline News

Disney TV Drops ‘Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur’ Trailer

The highly anticipated series, based on Marvel comics, follows the adventures of a young super-genius and her 10-ton T-Rex as they set out to defend and make a difference in their Lower East Side NY neighborhood; series premieres in February on Disney Channel, followed by its streaming debut on Disney+.

Gimme More SpongeBob! ANIMATIONWorld

‘SpongeBob SquarePants Presents The Tidal Zone’: a Hilarious First-Time Crossover

EPs Marc Ceccarelli and Vincent Waller discuss the long awaited, multidimensional tale of comedy and caution, satire and stupidity, premiering January 13 on Nickelodeon with encores through the weekend.

Commercials Headline News

LOBO and Ground Control Climb Higher on ‘You’ll Totally Get There’ Spot

Created for TotallyMoney, the advert melds 2D, and 3D animation, capturing a hand-painted feel, making every frame look like an individual painting; the short conveys the client’s customers’ determination to climb towards their goals.

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.

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