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Onward to the Metaverse! Headline News

Second Life Founder Phil Rosedale Is Positioning Platform for a Comeback

Now that metaverse-minded tech companies are catching up with his original idea, the virtual world pioneer believes it’s time to give his groundbreaking platform a second chance.

TV Animation Headline News

Netflix Orders ‘Bad Crimes’ from Mike Judge and Greg Daniels

The co-creators of ‘King of the Hill’ will executive produce 10 episodes of Nicole Silverberg’s animated dark comedy through their new animation outfit, Bandera Entertainment.

Mystery and Martial Arts! Headline News

Crunchyroll Drops ‘Shenmue the Animation’ Trailer and Release Date

Voice cast and key art revealed for the highly anticipated Crunchyroll and Adult Swim original series; based on the hugely popular 1999 SEGA video game, the 13-episode anime kicks off February 5.

TV Animation Headline News

‘Craig of the Creek’ Gets Season 5 Renewal and Spin-Off Greenlights

WarnerMedia Kids & Family picks up another season of the hit show, plus orders new preschool series ‘Jessica’s Big Little World’ and ‘Craig of the Creek: The Movie,’ both set to debut in 2023.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP145: Adam Rosenberg and the Most Ambitious Pixilation Project Ever

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 2:49pm

The indie filmmaker, director, editor, and animator discusses his current production, ‘Alphabetical Athleticalz,’ which just might be the most ambitious pixilation project ever.

Anime Headline News

Vote Now for the Sixth Annual Crunchyroll Anime Awards

Anime of the Year nominees include ‘86 Eighty-Six,’ ‘Attack on Titan Final’ Season Part 1, ‘Jujutsu Kaisen,’ ‘Oddtaxi,’ ‘Ranking of Kings’ and ‘Sonny Boy;’ fans can vote now, every day, in every category, through January 25 – winners will be announced February 9.

Vikings and Dragons Oh My! Headline News

‘Dragons Rescue Riders: Heroes of the Sky’ Season 2 Trailer and Key Art Revealed

New episodes of the DreamWorks Animation original CG animated series, about Viking twins Dak and Leyla and their exciting adventures, stream February 3 exclusively on Peacock.

I Want My LOTR! Headline News

It Finally Gets a Name: ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 12:23pm

Watch the fiery, slow-motion molten metal ‘title birth’ of Prime Video’s highly anticipated, $500 million, 2-season at least series, set thousands of years before the events of ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ premiering September 2.

Feature Film VFX Headline News

Watch East Side Effects’ Noir-Inspired Visuals on ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’

The New York-based VFX studio produced matte paintings, smoke and fog, and other digital elements to give Joel Coen’s new film its stark, minimalist look and feel.

Business Headline News

New Year, New Look – Aardman Announces New Visual Identity

The renowned independent animation studio launches new website and new logo to reflect its legacy and growth while paying tribute to its clay animation roots.

Technology Headline News

AMD Reveals New Radeon PRO W6000 Series Graphics Card Lineup

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 7:54am

New energy efficient desktop and mobile workstation additions deliver up to three times higher performance and are optimized for both design and office productivity applications, and can easily be added to modern small form-factor desktops.

Home Sweet Home! ANIMATIONWorld

The Surreal, Stop-Motion World of ‘The House,’ Part 3

In the third and final linked article, director Paloma Baeza discusses how her acting career and being a cat lover helped in creating her apocalyptic story for Nexus Studios’ animated anthology, now streaming on Netflix.

Home Sweet Home! ANIMATIONWorld

The Surreal, Stop-Motion World of ‘The House,’ Part 2

In the second of three linked articles, director Niki Lindroth von Bahr talks about her affinity for rodents and experience creating her chapter of Nexus Studios’ animated anthology, now streaming on Netflix.

Home Sweet Home! ANIMATIONWorld

The Surreal, Stop-Motion World of ‘The House,’ Part 1

In the first of three linked articles, directors Marc James Roels and Emma de Swaef talk about the inspiration and creation of their woolly story in Nexus Studios’ animated anthology, now streaming on Netflix.

Gimmie More Trek! Headline News

Paramount+ Renews Practically Everything ‘Star Trek’ It’s Got

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 2:57pm

Streamer announces new seasons and upcoming premiere dates for ‘Star Trek: Discovery,’ ‘Star Trek: Picard,’ ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds,’ ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks,’ and ‘Star Trek: Prodigy.’

animated anthology Headline News

Prime Video Drops ‘The Boys Presents: Diabolical’ First Look

Delving into untold stories of the Emmy-Nominated ‘The Boys,’ the anthology delivers 8 uniquely animated episodes brought to life by creatives including Awkwafina, Evan Goldberg & Seth Rogan, Andy Samberg, and Aisha Tyler; series hits the streamer March 4.

Talking Bakshi and Heavy Metal Headline News

Join AWN and ‘The Spine of Night’ Creators Live Q&A January 19

Morgan Galen King, Philip Gelatt and Will Battersby, along with Dan Sarto, will discuss the influence of Ralph Bakshi and ‘Heavy Metal’ on the making of their epic 2D animated fantasy; also, a look at rotoscoping’s history, why it was used for this project and challenges the creators faced in producing an indie film.

Awards Headline News

‘Dune’ and ‘Encanto’ Lead VES Award Nominations

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 9:57am

Nominees in 25 categories across film, TV, real-time, and special venue projects represent the top visual effects and animation work produced over the past year; ceremony format and venue yet to be revealed due to the ongoing pandemic.

We Love Trouble Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘The Cuphead Show!’ Trailer and Images

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 7:28am

Upcoming series, based on the hugely successful Studio MDHR video game, is a crazy, surreal, 2D retro animation-styled slapstick comedy starring Cuphead and his brother Mugman seeking fun and adventure on Inkwell Isles… pursued by none other than the Devil himself; show premieres February 18.

It's so Crunchy! Headline News

Crunchyroll Reveals Winter Anime Dub Slate

Streamer drops new dubbed episodes of fan favorites ‘Platinum End,’ and ‘Death Note;’ new dubs for the international anime audience now include ‘That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2’ and ‘Haikyu!!’

Machines Rule! Headline News

Mike Rianda Shares Manifesto for Making 'The Greatest Animated Movie of All Time'

‘The Mitchells vs. The Machines’ writer/director says he was ‘terrified’ of making his first feature, and writing these creative rules helped bring his vision into focus.

Badass Game Adaptations Headline News

HBO Sets Storm Reid to Star as Riley Abel in ‘The Last of Us’ Series Adaptation

The ‘Euphoria’ star will play the role of an orphaned girl with scrappy, survivalist instincts in the upcoming series; DNEG set as lead VFX vendor.

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