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DNEG VFX Goes Lunar on Roland Emmerich’s ‘Moonfall’

Leading VFX and animation studio delivers 225 shots on 8 sequences, including the massive Moon interior that houses a dwarf star as well as the evil celestial AI anomaly, on the disaster movie maven’s latest film.

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Jude Law to Star in ‘Star Wars: Skeleton Crew’ Series on Disney+

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 27, 2022 at 3:01pm

Set in the New Republic era, the show is created by ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ helmer Jon Watts and ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ scribe Christopher Ford, who both executive produce alongside ‘The Mandalorian’ EPs Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni.

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Technicolor Games Reveals Big Hiring Push

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 12:10pm

New president Jeaneane Falkler and executive creative director Sylvain Doreau are leading an aggressive recruitment effort as the group joins fellow Technicolor Creative Studios business brands MPC, The Mill, and Mikros Animation in providing a growing suite of production services across games IP, from in-game assets to TV advertising, interactive experiences, animation and feature length film.

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‘Birdgirl’ Returns for a New Season of Corporate Fails

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 11:00am

Still clueless, the Birdteam is back for what will surely be a raucous and hilarious Season 2 of ethics tackling, cancel culture juggling, and exacerbating problems with ease, coming this June on Adult Swim and HBO Max.

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Now Available: Free ‘SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off’ Mobile Game Update

Players hit the road with new game mode - ‘Slay the Spice’ - allowing them to plan a route across a map of restaurants and kitchen levels; available free on iOS, Android and from the Microsoft Store.

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Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Sylvain Chomet’s ‘The Magnificent Life of Marcel Pagnol’

The animated biopic is a passion project for the director, who previously teamed with the studio on ‘The Triplets of Belleville’ and ‘The Illusionist.’

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GKIDS Acquires Atsuko Ishizuka’s ‘Goodbye, Don Glees!’ North American Rights

The animated feature tells the story of 3 childhood friends who, over the course of a summer, discover that life is leading them onto very different paths; film slated for theatrical release later this year.

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Autodesk Invests in RADiCAL AI-Powered 3D Motion Capture Developer

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 9:33am

Cloud-based technology automates 3D character and avatar animation by combining deep learning, human biomechanics, and CG to estimate, track, and reproduce skeletal joint rotations from a single video feed.

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Next PreVIEW Set: Evolving Creature and Character Animation in ‘Horizon Forbidden West’

Guerilla Games’ studio director Jan-Bart van Beek shares a look at the creative process behind the popular role-playing game; join the VIEW Conference and VFX Festival’s free May 30 in-person event at the OGR in Turin.

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Mifa 2022 Reveals Expansive Program Line-up

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 8:24am

Market highlights include pitch sessions, partner screenings and Talent Acquisition Recruitment Sessions and Talks; event runs June 14-17.

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WATCH: Mo Willems’ 'Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Underground Rock Experience’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 2:12pm

Cartoonito on HBO Max's animated rock opera based on the bestselling author’s picture book and sold-out theatrical show tells the tale of a rockin’ naked mole rat who shockingly puts on some clothes.

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Leslie Jones to Star in Adult Animated Comedy from Warner Bros. Animation

The ‘SNL’ alum and ‘Our Flag Means Death’ star will voice the series’ protagonist, Plastic, but the character is not connected to a certain rumored DC feature.

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First Scooby-Doo Preschool Series Greenlit by HBO Max and Cartoon Network

‘Scooby-Doo! And the Mystery Pups’ will join Cartoonito’s preschool lineup in 2024, with franchise vets Frank Welker and Matthew Lillard returning to voice Scooby and Shaggy.

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Netflix Drops ‘Stranger Things 4' Vol 1 Trailer and Seasons 1-3 Recaps

If the world is indeed turning upside down, viewers best be prepared; brush up on Seasons 1-3, because all new episodes are coming this Friday, May 27 and you need to be ready!

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‘Sonic The Hedgehog 2’ Now Streaming

The hit live-action/animated hybrid starring the infamous Blue Blur is now streaming on Paramount+ and available for rent or purchase across Paramount Home Entertainment’s digital platforms; coming to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD August 9.

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Amazon Studios Orders Animated Sci-Fi Comedy ‘The Hospital’ from Cirocco Dunlap

The ‘Birdgirl’ and ‘Big Mouth’ consulting producer's new series gets two season commitment; the show, which follows a group of alien surgeons, will star Maya Rudolph and Natasha Lyonne.

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Crunchyroll Nabs Makoto Shinkai’s ‘Suzume no Tojimari’ at Cannes

The anime platform teams up with Sony Pictures Entertainment and Wild Bunch to secure distribution rights for the ‘Your Name’ director’s upcoming film; slated for November 11 release in Japan, the film rolls out in major territories in early 2023.

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