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Revisit the Dark Knight’s Early Years Headline News

‘The Batman: The Complete Series’ Flies Home to Digital and Blu-Ray

The Dark Knight returns with a whole new look as Warner Bros. Animation remasters the popular 2004 series; home entertainment release coming February 1, 2022.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Marvel’s ‘Eternals’ Coming to Digital and Blu-Ray

See the MCU’s newest team of superheroes, immortal beings forced out from the shadows to reunite and protect humanity against their oldest enemy; film hits all major digital platforms January 12, and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD February 15, complete with gag reel and deleted scenes.

Innovative CG Showcase Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia Wraps First Hybrid Edition in Tokyo

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 24, 2021 at 10:30am

2021 conference brought together over 3,000 computer graphics industry attendees from 41 countries, overcoming significant obstacles to attend the live program at the Tokyo International Forum in Japan.

The Future of Dragons is Here! Headline News

DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Dragons: The Nine Realms’ Now Streaming

The future of dragons is NOW on Hulu and Peacock; the all-new CG animated series, set 1,300 years after the events of the ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ franchise, follows a group of misfit kids who uncover, and then must protect, the secret of where dragons have been hiding.

Feature Film VFX Headline News

Scanline Comes up Roses with ‘Eternals’ VFX

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 23, 2021 at 1:19pm

Leading visual effects studio delivers 233 shots across 12 sequences, including the action-packed battle through Camden between the deviant Kro and Eternals Sersei and Sprite, turning a double decker bus into rose petals, and extensive cosmic FX work including suns, big bang explosions, and supernovas, on Marvel’s latest MCU adventure.

Channel Your Inner Superhero Headline News

Apple TV+ Drops Trailer for ‘El Deafo’

The streamer kicks off the new year with a heartwarming 3-part animated series about a young girl who finds her inner superhero as she copes with losing her hearing; all episodes premiere January 7.

Home Entertainment Headline News

The Magical Casita Comes Home - ‘Encanto’ Hits Digital December 24th

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 60th animated feature will soon be available to enjoy at home starting tomorrow for digital and February 8th for 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD; includes all-new animated short, Far From The Tree, plus sing-along version with on-screen lyrics and never-before-seen bonus features.

The Future of Dragons is Here! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Dragons: The Nine Realms’: A Modern-Day Twist on the Boy-Meets-Dragon Tale

EP and showrunner John Tellegen pays homage to DreamWorks’ hugely successful franchise while bringing dragons into a contemporary world set 1,300 years after Hiccup and Toothless’ last adventures in the land of Berk; all-new series debuts today, December 23, on Peacock and Hulu.

Business Headline News

VlogBox Partners with Ya - Alisa to Attract New CTV/OTT Audiences

Deal with leading global CTV app and distribution platform will bring prominent kids’ YouTube channel content to Roku, Amazon, and Android TV, capturing new OTT viewers and revenue streams. 

Nothing Up My Sleeve! Headline News

Marvel Drops ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ Trailer and Poster

The MCU expands further into the dark arts with Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong, and Elizabeth Olsen up to old, and new tricks; the highly anticipated sequel to studio’s 2016 hit, ‘Doctor Strange,’ makes its way to U.S. theaters May 6, 2022.

Do It in the Cloud Headline News

DeadDrop Labs Helps WeFX ‘See’ with the Power of AWS

Cloud specialists help Toronto-based VFX studio adopt a scalable hybrid cloud-based infrastructure built on Amazon Web Services to tackle visual effects work on Apple TV+’s hit futuristic series.  

Awards Headline News

VIEW Conference Announces 2021 View Award Winners

The Grand Prize goes to ‘Les Chaussures de Louis,’ with Special Achievement Awards going to Simone Giampaolo’s ‘Only a Child,’ and India Barnardo’s ‘Cat and Moth;’ the conference’s 2021 online edition is now available on demand.

The Future of Dragons is Here! Headline News

DreamWorks Drops ‘Dragons: The Nine Realms’ Sneak Peek

Premiering December 23, the all-new animated series is inspired by and set 1,300 years after the events of the ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ franchise; 3 clips share glimpses of what’s hitting Hulu and Peacock tomorrow… and the first rule of Dragon Club!

An Even Merrier Christmas 2021 ANIMATIONWorld

‘Sing 2’: Getting Ready for the Big Time

In Garth Jennings’s new animated musical, Buster Moon and his all-star cast of performers return, ready to unleash their biggest extravaganza yet… with one small hitch – overcoming the fear of not being good enough; sequel to Illumination's 2016 hit ‘Sing’ arrives in theaters today, December 22.

Supporting Unreal Innovations Headline News

New Epic MegaGrant Recipients Announced

Supporting over 1,600 recipients so far, Epic Games continues its commitment to furthering the progress of creators, anywhere, doing outstanding work with Unreal Engine or contributing to open-source capabilities for the 3D graphics community; nearly 400 new recipients have been named in 2021 alone.

Business Headline News

OptiTrack Teams with StretchSense for Motion Capture Solution

Partnership will allow customers a simplified technology set through a single channel; integrations of mo-cap products create smoother workflows for game and film studios.

Claymation Xmas Wonderland Headline News

Watch: Twenty One Pilots’ ‘Christmas Saves the Year’ Stopmo Music Video

Made in 65 days with 40 pounds of clay, Mr. Oz’s Claymation Christmas wonderland brings the music duo’s holiday musical celebration to life.

Opportunity Knocks! Headline News

Walt Disney Animation Announces 2022 2D/Hand-Drawn Trainee Program

The 12-month program offers training across character animation, effects animation and cleanup under the mentorship of iconic masters such as Eric Goldberg, Mark Henn, Randy Haycock, and Rachel Bibb; deadline for applications is January 23, 2022.

Oscar Shortlists Headline News

Academy Announces Shortlists in 10 Categories for 94th Oscars

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 1:27pm

VFX category narrowed down to 10 films, while animated short category narrowed to 15; voting for nominations runs January 27 – February 1, 2022.

animated documentaries ANIMATIONWorld

Jonas Poher Rasmussen Talks ‘Flee’

The director discusses his intimate, award-winning animated documentary about the boyhood experiences of his long-time friend, an Afghan academic who lived as a gay Muslim in Afghanistan before escaping to Denmark through Russia.

Coming to Amerika! Headline News

Comedy Central’s Animated Channel Launches ‘Momo’s Amerika’

The new four-part animated series, about an Egyptian immigrant who settles in the OC in search of his own version of the ‘American Dream,’ is now streaming on the networks’ new dedicated animation channel on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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