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A Rock Opera Like No Other Headline News

HBO Max Drops Trailer for ‘Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Underground Rock Experience’

Naked Mole Rat Wilbur takes center stage when he decides to do the unthinkable; the animated rock opera hits HBO Max’s Cartoonito on June 30.

Countdown to Pitch THIS! Headline News

The Deadline Approaches: Submit Now to OIAF 2022 Pitch THIS!

There are only 3 days left for Canadian creators to submit original animated series content to Mercury Filmworks’ annual pitching competition returning in-person to the festival’s TAC business conference, running September 21 – 23; entries must be received by June 30.

Anime Headline News

GKIDS Drops Trailer for Masaaki Yuasa’s ‘Inu-Oh’

Scheduled to hit U.S. theaters this August, the upcoming animated musical from the director of ‘Ride Your Wave’ explores 14th-century Japan by way of a “revisionist rock opera.”

Careers Headline News

Access: VFX Presents: ‘Tips from Recruiters: How to Present Your Work and Interview Like a Pro’

The free online workshop offers advice on how to land a dream job in the animation, games, and VFX industries; presented via ZOOM on June 29, the program is open to the public.

It’s Unreal! Headline News

Epic Games Kicks off Animation Week with 'Animation Field Guide' Launch

Company's week-long celebration begins with the release of its new 100-page guide, a deep dive into using the Unreal Engine for real-time animation; event programming showcases the latest tools, workflows, and free learning resources in the Epic Games ecosystem.

Can’t we all just get along? Headline News

Watch: ‘Solar Opposites’ Season 3 Trailer

The colorful aliens are back, trying harder than ever to make the jump from ‘team’ to ‘family’ – but they can’t agree on anything! All-new episodes hit Hulu on July 13.

Who’s the Next Marvel Superhero? Headline News

Destin Daniel Cretton and Andrew Guest Board Live-Action ‘Wonder Man’ Series

The ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ director and ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ writer-producer join the Marvel Studios production, which will delve deeper into the long-running story of Marvel’s antagonist-turned-Avenger, who made his first appearance in the comics in the 1960s.

It's so Crunchy! Headline News

Crunchyroll Reveals Summer 2022 Anime Lineup

Massive slate includes more than new and returning titles with an expansive list of Japanese simulcasts; series dropping in July include ‘Rent-a-Girlfriend Season 2,’ ‘Engage Kiss’ and ‘RWBY: Ice Queendom.’

Animated Book Adaptations Headline News

Lupus Films Adapting ‘Storm Whale’ as a 3-Part Animated Special

Based on the books by Benji Davies, ‘The Storm Whale Trilogy’ follows the adventures of a young boy who finds a whale and brings it home.

Business Headline News

Crunchyroll and Toei Animation Ink ‘One Piece Film Red’ Distribution Deal

The highly anticipated movie comes to theaters in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand this fall; Toei Animation announces special ‘One Piece’ events slated for next month’s Anime Expo 2022 in Los Angeles.

Mentoring Women in Animation Headline News

WIA Vancouver Announces Career EXCELelerator Candidates

Sponsored by Netflix Canada, the ACE program creates opportunities for new and diverse voices to tell their stories; participants will receive mentoring, training, and support in developing original IP.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP 166: Grahaeme Cowie and the Cost to Produce His Award-Winning Short Film

The storyboard artist and filmmaker discusses how he made the leap from animation supervisor to his storyboard artist, how to self-fund your film and what mentality is needed to reinvent yourself.

NYC Dreams! Headline News

Watch ‘DreamWorks Madagascar: A Little Wild’ Season 8 Trailer

Our favorite fearless friends keep chasing their NYC dreams outside their Zoo habitat in seven all-new episodes coming to Hulu and Peacock on June 30.

FYSEE 2022 Emmys ANIMATIONWorld

‘Women Drawn to Animation’ Panel Spotlights Emmy Contender Successes

At the Netflix FYSEE event, Melinda Dilger, Jennifer Flackett, Kelly Galuska, and Emily Dean discussed their hit shows – ‘Arcane,’ ‘Big Mouth,’ ‘Human Resources,’ and ‘The Very Pulse of the Machine’ from ‘Love, Death + Robots’ – and their unlikely paths to success.

A Great Day in Harlem Headline News

Art Kane’s 1958 ‘A Great Day in Harlem’ Recreated to Celebrate Black Animation Professionals

Nickelodeon Animation and Paramount Pictures’ photoshoot, inspired by the iconic photo, honors 55 creators, story artists, animators, directors, and executives and their lasting contributions to the industry.

Standards Developing Organizations Headline News

NVIDIA Announces Role as ‘Metaverse Standards Forum’ Founding Member

The cutting-edge technology company joins other leading organizations in the open Forum designed to foster industry-wide cooperation on interoperability standards, laying the foundation for and tapping the potential of the Metaverse.

I Just Want to Sing… and Bathe! Headline News

Bubble-Bathing Crocodile Belts Out Stevie Wonder in ‘Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile’ Teaser

Sony’s new trailer showcases the titular croc’s singing skills and introduces the family who embraces him as one of their own; film hits theaters this Fall.

TV VFX VFXWorld

The Heroic Logistics of ‘Superman & Lois’ VFX

VFX supervisor John Gajdecki and VFX producer Matthew Gore, working with more than a dozen vendors as well as an inhouse team of 44 artists, increased the Season 1 shot count by 25%, across a wide array of complex visuals, in The CW show’s Season 2 production.

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