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Cat’s on the Move Headline News

Gore Verbinski’s ‘Cattywumpus’ Exits Netflix

The ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ director’s new animated film, featuring fuzzy space felines, will be shopped to other studios despite production being well underway at the streaming giant.

Feature Film FX VFXWorld

How ‘Prey’ Forged a New Look for an Iconic Sci-Fi Creature

In the Hulu Original film prequel to the classic ‘Predator’ movie franchise, filmmaker Dan Trachtenberg teams with effects veterans Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff Jr., and actor Dane DiLiegro to create an updated, and creepier version of the infamously deadly alien human hunter.

I Want My LOTR! Headline News

The Sheer Enormity of ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’s Unprecedented VFX

Prime Video’s epic, $500 million fantasy series delivers its first-class ticket to middle earth with more 10,000 visual effects shots delivered by 20+ VFX studios and tech vendors.

A Toy Must Find his Boy ANIMATIONWorld

Behind ‘Lost Ollie’s Endearing and Engaging Floppy-Eared Character Design

For series creator and executive producer Shannon Tindle, the show’s toys, living alongside live-action human characters, must be believable, experiencing hardship and pain as well as joy and fun.

Community Outreach Headline News

Netflix Animation Foundation Program Launches Session 3

Initiative pairs students and young professionals with Netflix Animation mentors to build equity and access for underrepresented early creatives; latest edition partners with LA-based Black N' Animated.

Grab Your Scooby Snacks! Headline News

‘Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!’ Here for Halloween

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s original animated film comes to digital and DVD in October; watch on Cartoon Network and HBO Max during the annual Scoobtober celebration.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Tom and Jerry: Snowman’s Land’ Arriving this Holiday Season

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, the all-new animated movie features holiday hijinks from everyone’s favorite cat and mouse - coming to Digital and DVD in November.

Business Headline News

Jetpack Inks Deals to Distribute Large Animated Show Library Across Europe

Global kids and family content distributor bringing 760 half hours of character-driven, animated and mixed content to broadcast partners such as UK’s BBC Children, Norway’s NRK, IFC Media in the Czech Republic and TV Joj in Slovakia.

WUBBA LUBBA DUB-DUB! ANIMATIONWorld

Nobody Exists on Purpose, Everybody's Gonna Die: ‘Rick and Morty’ Season 6 Arrives!

In a freewheeling group confab, the creators and stars of the two-time Emmy Award-winning animated sitcom herald the arrival of a new season, debuting September 4 on Adult Swim.

Entertaining Learning for Kids Headline News

VlogBox Launches Kids Room TV

Now on Roku, new kids’ channel delivers engaging, entertaining and educational animation to young viewers while increasing audiences for content creators; will hit Apple TV, Android TV, and Amazon Fire TV next month.

Technology Headline News

Chaos Releases V-Ray 6 for Maya

The award-winning renderer adds new systems and updates, including geometric tiling, procedural clouds, a new shader profiler, and USD support; numerous enhancements create a more complete toolset for monitoring and optimizing projects.

Heaven Help Us! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Little Demon’ Takes a Unique ‘Look’ at Animated Family Sitcoms

Art director Paula Spence and supervising director Jeanette Moreno-King discuss how they re-designed the show’s characters, while moving to a new production studio, to bring more realism and texture to the FXX and Hulu show’s backgrounds, characters, and performances.

Business Headline News

Floating Rock Studios Ltd Nabs $1.5M NZ Investment

New Zealand-based creative studio secures support from new finance partner Hillfarrance Capital Venture to further its growth in high-end animaiton and VFX production.

Eggcellent News Headline News

Beloved Uncooked Egg ‘Gudetama’ Series Coming to Netflix

There’s a teaser trailer now for ‘Gudetama: An Eggcellent Adventure,’ which features the popular unmotivated character created by Sanrio in a mixed medium show with live-action and CGI elements, that’s slated to stream sometime in late 2022.

Business Headline News

Famed Studio Ghibli Library Now Available for Digital Rental

GKIDS is making ‘Spirited Away’, ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’, ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ and other classic films available for download-to-rent in North America.

Let’s Get Twisted Headline News

Peacock’s ‘Twisted Metal’ Game Adaptation Wraps Filming

Based on the hugely popular PlayStation games, the comedy series stars Anthony Mackie as John Doe, a motor-mouthed outsider offered a chance at a better life.

Gotham’s Power Couple Of DC Villainy Returns Headline News

HBO Max Renews ‘Harley Quinn’ for Season 4

The hugely popular adult animated series got a big thumbs up from WarnerMedia ahead of next month’s Season 3 finale, promising another season of mayhem and madness with Gotham’s power couple of DC villainy - Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy.

Business Headline News

Cinesite Nabs Majority Stake in FX3X

The VFX/animation company’s latest acquisition significantly increases its talent roster and global capacity and follows recent additions of Canadian-based studios L’Atelier Animation and Squeeze Animation.

What Exactly is a Storyboard Revisionist? Headline News

Podcast EP 177: How to Get Hired as A Storyboard Revisionist with Dorsa Bidhendi

Recent Sheridan College grad Dorsa Bidhendi discusses how her portfolio landed her a job fresh out of school, the advantages of having an animation vs. fine arts degree, and what exactly she does as a storyboard revisionist.

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