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Gimme Groot! Headline News

Disney+ Reveals ‘I Am Groot’ Shorts Key Art and Launch Date

Van Diesel voices the mischievous toddler, Baby Groot, in Marvel Studios’ latest addition to the streamer’s summer lineup; the collection of 5 original films debuts August 10.

WIA at Annecy Headline News

‘Women in Animation World Summit’ At Annecy Program Announced

With the theme ‘Gender Justice: A Global Call for Inclusion in Animation,’ this year’s edition will be presented in collaboration with the Annecy International Animation Festival on June 13.

It’s in the cloud! Headline News

Pixomondo Looks to AWS for Virtual Production Stage Collaboration

Leading VFX studio has integrated Amazon Web Services into its next-gen entertainment production workflow to optimize remote connectivity and support real-time iterations for immediate review and feedback.

High School is Just so Super! Headline News

Disney+ Drops ‘A Fan’s Guide to Ms. Marvel’

The recently released documentary short gives fans a look at the comic book origin, development and production of the highly anticipated Marvel Studios’ series premiering June 8.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP 164: How Luis Ribeiro Became an Executive Producer at LOBO Animation Studio

The Lobo partner and executive producer discusses his journey from Brazil to the USA and how he prioritized risky career movies to become the producer he is today; he shares skills to attract new opportunities, and advice on how to break into animation producing and rise in the ranks.

The Epic Space Epic Returns Headline News

Third and Final Season of ‘The Orville: New Horizons’ Returns as a Hulu Exclusive

Creator and star Seth MacFarlane says the sci-fi series’ move from FOX to Hulu better served its character-driven comedy.

TV VFX Headline News

BlueBolt Shares VFX Breakdown Reel from ‘The Last Kingdom’ Season 5

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 3, 2022 at 3:16pm

Visual effects studio delivers 782 shots as the lead vendor on the final season of the hit Netflix series, filled with sprawling CG armies, historically accurate CG ships, environments, and of course, bloody Saxon battles.

Santa Comes Twice This Year! Headline News

Exclusive Clips: Back-to-Back ‘Duncanville’ Episodes

Annie makes a stand against Teen Zone after she feels gouged by their prices at Jing’s birthday party, and the kids face the repercussions; then Duncan sees Annie naked and visits a hypnotist to erase the memories – in 2 all-new episodes airing June 5 on FOX.

Consume Responsibly ANIMATIONWorld

Emily Dean Shares Her Thrilling ‘Artistic Experience’ in ‘Love, Death + Robots’ Volume 3

The director’s vibrant, compelling short, ‘The Very Pulse of the Machine,’ channels Mobius’ psychedelia within an ambitious, toon shaded 3D/2D hybrid animation style to tell the story of an astronaut reeling from a deadly accident, trying to get back to her ship while using mind-warping drugs to counter her injuries.

Okay There Headline News

The NFB Goes All In at Annecy 2022

Canada’s famed National Film Board is coming to this year’s festival boasting 3 short films in competition and a ‘NFB: New Spaces for Storytelling’ Studio Focus showcasing its programming vision and women creators; the event runs from June 13 to 18.

Nothing Up My Sleeve! Headline News

‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ Coming to Disney+

The streamer drops new online spot with Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong, and Elizabeth Olsen, thanking fans and announcing that the mystical allies will join forces again… in your living room; Marvel Studios’ latest MCU outing, with all its ‘strangeness,’ streams June 22.

call for entries Headline News

OIAF 2022 Pitch THIS!’ Submissions Now Open

The festival and Mercury Filmworks announce the annual competition’s in-person return as part of TAC, offering Canadian creators a unique opportunity to refine their craft and reach an audience of peers, studio executives, and potential buyers; entry deadline is June 30.

Countdown to Annecy 2022 Headline News

Annecy 2022 Reveals Special Prizes and Juries

‘France TV Award for a Short Film,’ ‘YouTube Award,’ and the ‘Young Audience Award’ are among the special prizes to be awarded on June 17; festival runs June 13-18.

Solidarity! Headline News

Workers on ‘The Simpsons,’ ‘Family Guy,’ and ‘American Dad’ Vote to Unionize

Following in the footsteps of workers at Titmouse NY and LA, and ShadowMachine, the series’ production staffs file to join The Animation Guild and begin collective bargaining.

Events ANIMATIONWorld

Top Animators Take the Stage at Salt Lake Animation Expo

The in-person/virtual hybrid event featured a host of presenters, panels, and Q&A sessions with speakers sharing thoughts on the future of animation, personal anecdotes, and plenty of salient career advice.

Are You Threatening Me? Headline News

Paramount+ Releases ‘Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 3:54pm

Yes, Mike Judge’s purveyors of all things mindless and inappropriate are back in an all-new movie debuting later this month that takes the pair into space, through a black hole, and into the future… of 2022.

Non Fungible What? Headline News

‘Looney Tunes: What's Up Block?’ Blockchain Program Launches This Summer

Warner Bros. and Nifty’s launch story driven NFTs for the legendary animated franchise; first drop features ‘Tweety’ in celebration of his 80th anniversary.

Technology Headline News

Celsys Releases ‘Clip Studio Paint’ Ver.1.12.0

The developer teams with comic platform WEBTOON to enhance webcomic functionality in the popular illustration, webcomic, and animation app; new features include exporting Adobe Photoshop format text layers, which helps optimize distribution of translated content.

We Want More Dark Underworld! Headline News

‘Mortal Kombat’ Helmer Simon McQuoid to Direct ‘Omega’ Sci-Fi Feature

Blair Butler, a seasoned horror screenwriter who also produced Hulu and Marvel’s ‘Hellstrom’ series, is working on a new version of the script.

Non Fungible Whats? Headline News

New Episode of ‘Take My Muffin’ Hits YouTube

Financed entirely by the crypto community and developed by Toonbox Studio, the adult animated series features the misadventures of an amnesic unicorn; episodes 1 and 2 now streaming.

Enter the World of Japanese Mythology Headline News

Netflix Drops Teaser Trailer for Tonko House’s ‘ONI: Thunder God’s Tale’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 7:07am

Dice Tsutsumi’s 4-episode animated series, set in a world filled with oddball gods and monsters of Japanese mythology, tells the tale of a brave, free-spirited girl who must fight to protect her peaceful village.

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