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NYC's 10th Annual Winter Film Awards International Film Festival Returns September 23 - October 2

Begins: September 23, 2021

Winter Film Awards showcases the best in indie films from emerging filmmakers from around the world in all genres, with a special emphasis on highlighting the work of women and under-represented filmmakers.

Technology Headline News

BOXX Releases New APEXX Matterhorn High-Performance Workstations

System design maximizes productivity and ROI with a platform optimized for rendering and simulations; supporting four NVIDIA RTX GPUs, it’s ready for a variety of workflows, including NVIDIA Omniverse.

Who Doesn’t Love a Slacker Teen? Headline News

Kimberly Em-‘Braces’ Great Change as ‘Duncanville’ Returns with New Episode

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 13, 2021 at 1:40pm

Riki Lindhome co-writes (with her ‘Garfunkel & Oates’ co-star Kate Micucci) and performs the show’s first ever production number as her character finds new popularity after finally getting her braces removed; ‘Off to the Braces’ airs this coming Monday, August 16 on FOX.

It’s Both Fast and Furious! ANIMATIONWorld

New Tech and No Boundaries in ‘Fast & Furious: Spy Racers’ Season 5

For series co-creator Tim Hedrick, underwater missions, spy plane dogfights, and AI cars created from someone’s mind are just a few of the wild rides viewers will enjoy on the new season of DreamWorks Animation’s Annie Award-nominated CG series, premiering today on Netflix.

It’s a Great Start Headline News

Cast Revealed for Live-Action ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Series

The age appropriate, Asian and Indigenous cast for Netflix’s adaptation of Nickelodeon’s beloved animated series includes Gordon Cormier as Aang, the eponymous Last Airbender, Kiawentiio as Katara, Ian Ousley as Sokka, and Dallas Liu as Zuko.

The CG World Gathers in Turin Headline News

VIEW Conference 2021 Reveals New Speakers

Kirk DeMicco, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, Tim Miller, and Everett Downing Jr. join growing list of industry leaders and experts who will lead a variety of sessions at Italy’s premiere animation, VFX and CG conference, taking place online and in-person October 17-22; early bird tickets are now on sale.

Gotta Go Fast Headline News

Idris Elba to Voice Knuckles the Echidna in ‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’

‘The Suicide Squad’ star joins Ben Schwartz as Sonic, James Marsden as Tom, and Jim Carrey as Dr. Ivo Robotnik in the CGI/live-action hybrid caper set to release in theaters on April 8th, 2022.

Virtual Production Tools Headline News

MELS Post and VFX Studio Awarded Epic MegaGrant

Grant will be used by Montreal-based studio to further the company’s virtual production initiatives; their technology replaces greenscreens with a virtual set, offering producers creative flexibility and freedom.

What Exactly is a Cerritos? ANIMATIONWorld

Mike McMahan Talks ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Season 2 Debut

With a Primetime Emmy nomination in hand, the ‘Star Trek’ franchise’s first adult animated comedy launches its sophomore season on Paramount+ with a fresh set of sci-fi adventures often overshadowed by nerve-wracking crew discoveries of their own inner hopes and dreams.

The Latest in Chinese Animation Headline News

Call for Entries: West Lake International Animation Festival 2021

Taking place this November in Hangzhou, China, IAF looks at ‘Chinese Independent Animation in the 21st Century;’ submissions are now open for international animated films, research papers, and proposals focused on Chinese animation; entries must be received by September 30.

Is That Chalkboard a Miragey? Headline News

HBO Max Posts ‘Looney Tunes Cartoons Back to School Special’ Trailer

The streamer reminds us that the dog days of summer are waning, with a ‘Back to School’ special premiering August 19; the classic Looney Tunes characters are back in class with all their crazy antics, and they have a lot to learn!

Innovative CG Showcase Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 Will Be Held in Tokyo and Online

Announcement confirms the hybrid event will take place December 14-17 at the Tokyo International Forum – selected events will also be available virtually; Sony Group Corporation’s executive deputy president and CTO Toru Katsumoto to give keynote.

Fighting Against Evil in West Hollywood Headline News

‘A Queer and Present Danger’: Netflix Drops ‘Q-Force’ Trailer and Key Art

Irreverent, over-the-top animated comedy series, about a misfit squad of LGBTQ+ geniuses who solve cases on their own terms - in West Hollywood, debuts September 2.

Sugar and Spice Minus the Nice Headline News

Chloe Bennet Leaves Troubled ‘Powerpuff’ Production

The sisterhood is already crumbling for The CW, as the ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ star will no longer portray leading sister Blossom, citing scheduling conflicts after an order for major pilot reshoots.

TV Animation Headline News

Ánima’s New Animated Sitcom ‘El Santos’ Kicks Off Adult and YA Division Launch

Series features the brash, uncouth, over-the-top luchador formerly featured in the studio’s feature film ‘El Santos vs la Tetona Mendoza;’ based on popular comic strip by Mexican illustrators José Trinidad Camacho and José Ignacio Solórzano, the series to deliver later this year. 

The Small Blue Wrecking Crew is Back! Headline News

Nickelodeon Drops All-New ‘The Smurfs’ Trailer and Art

CG animated series featuring Belgian artist Peyo’s iconic comic characters - blue, small, only three apples tall - premieres September 10.

Technology Headline News

Animal Logic Releases Open Source USD ALab Complete Production Scene

Release includes full scene description, from global assets through to shot outputs; broad use of assets is designed to promote education, training, and demonstration by students, studios, and vendors.

The Clones Returns! Headline News

'Star Wars: The Bad Batch' Season 2 Coming in 2022

Disney+ announces Lucasfilm Animation’s fan favorite CG animated series, about a genetically mutated group of mercenaries, will be back for another season of soldiering next year.

Celebrating All Things Stop-Motion Headline News

Festival Stop Motion Montréal Reveals Short Film Selection and Poster

The 13th edition returns primarily online, September 10-19, with some in-person workshops; 93 films from 31 countries have been selected for this year’s short film competition.

Technology Headline News

Autodesk Launches Bifrost Update

Aimed at simplifying creation of sophisticated simulations and photoreal effects via real-time tool feedback, the updated features include virtual sliders, more expressive simulation graphs, and Aero and MPM enhancements; the platform is now available for all Maya users.

Business Headline News

Nick’s ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Universe Gets Multiple Pickups

52 new episodes have been ordered across ‘Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years,’ ‘The Patrick Star Show’ and ‘SpongeBob SquarePants.’

Films in Competition Headline News

BIAF 2021 Reveals Short Film Selections and Trailer

83 animated films will compete in six categories at the festival coming October 23-27; event unveils ‘The Eyes of Summer’ poster and trailer by director Watanabe Ayumu.

Mistress of the Night Headline News

Catherine Zeta-Jones Boards Tim Burton’s ‘Wednesday’ as Morticia Addams

The Welsh actress is cast as the sultry 'Cara Mia,' joining Luis Guzmán as her onscreen husband, Gomez, in Netflix’s upcoming supernatural, ooky-spooky coming of age series starring Jenny Ortega as the eponymous anti-heroine.

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