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What ‘IF’ They Were Real? VFXWorld

The Stellar Visuals in ‘IF’ Are Anything but Imaginary

From an enormous blue guy to talking bananas and slime balls, VFX Supervisor Chris Lawrence and Animation Supervisor Arslan Elver break down their work on John Krasinski and Paramount Pictures’ live-action/3DCG hybrid comedy adventure.

Enter the Avatarverse Headline News

2 Trailers Drop for ‘Avatar Legends: Realms Collide’

Get a glimpse of the dark spirit, Father Glowworm… new multiplayer strategy game from Tilting Point and AN Games takes place in the hugely popular world of Nickelodeon’sAvatar: The Last Airbender;’ pre-orders now available on Google Play and iOS.

People Headline News

Guru Studio Bolsters Leadership Team

The kids and family entertainment company adds Jasmine Gard as VP of Finance while promoting Daniel Rattner to VP of Brand Strategy & Growth and Jennifer Oppenheimer to Senior Manager of International Sales & Licensing.

Arcane Headline News

GKIDS Acquires Global Video, Transactional Rights to ‘Arcane’

First season of the Emmy Award-winning series from Riot Games to be released on videogram and home entertainment platforms worldwide in 2024.

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Chalkdust Animation Studios Launches in Atlanta, Announces New TV Series

Former Paramount Exec Jared Mass launches real-time virtual production studio, partners with Noble Road Media to produce and finance C.S. Lewis animated series ‘Boxen.’

Adult Swim Reveals Headline News

‘Ha Ha, You Clowns’ and More ‘Smiling Friends’ Coming to Adult Swim

At its ‘Defying Expectations’ Annecy 2024 panel, the network also reveals a new series order for ‘Oh My God, Yes! A Series of Extremely Relatable Circumstances’ produced by Six Point Harness.

Netflix Headline News

Netflix Drops Final ‘Exploding Kitties’ Trailer & Character Posters

When God gets fired, he gets sent to earth — how better to reconnect with humanity then as a chubby house cat? Based on the popular card game, the adult animated comedy streams July 12.

Checkmate! Headline News

Woody Allen-Narrated Animated Short ‘Mr. Fischer’s Chair’ in Production

The four-studio co-production centers on the face-off between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky during the 1972 World Chess Championship; release set for August 2025.

It’s Just My Imagination Headline News

Netflix Debuts Studio Ponoc’s ‘The Imaginary’ Trailer

Based on the award-winning novel of the same name by A.F. Harrold, the 2D animated film follows a young girl and her imaginary companion sharing make-believe adventures; coming to theaters June 28 and streaming July 5.

It’s Epic and It’s Free! Headline News

Epic Games' Free ‘Game Animation Sample Project’ Now Available

Animation database features over 500 AAA-quality animations and a fully functional character and animation Blueprint, everything needed to get a character up and running using the new Motion Matching toolset.

VFX for television Headline News

MPC Shares ‘Halo’ Season 2 VFX Breakdown Reel, Concept Art

The company delivered 97 shots for the popular action-adventure sci-fi series’ second season, including futuristic set extensions, full CG city environments, hologram inserts, and destruction FX simulations for battle scenes, vehicles, and crowds.

More Finn and Jake is Coming Headline News

Warner’s Studio Family Unveils Greenlights, Development Slate at Annecy

Warner Bros. Animation, Cartoon Network Studios and Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe reveal lots of new programming, including new shows and spin-offs of popular animated series, including ‘Fosters Funtime for Imaginary Friends, 2 new ‘Adventure Time’ properties, the return of ‘Regular Show,’ and the first ‘Scooby-Doo’ anime series.

Annecy Headline News

Netflix Presents Sneak Peeks of Upcoming Films, Series at Annecy

The streamer showcases upcoming animated films and series in an event packed with top-tier talent, works-in-progress and exciting first looks.

We Want More Green Slabs of Clay! Headline News

‘Gumby’ Animated Kids, Adult Series in Development at Fox’s Bento Box

The first series, ‘Gumby Kids,’ aimed at children aged eight-12, will be showrun, penned, and executive produced by Deeki Deke; focus will shift to the adult primetime series once first series is up and running.

The Smurfs Headline News

Smurfs Rights Holder Announces Rebrand to Peyo Company

Plans for two new TV series inspired by the original comic books by Peyo, ‘The Tales of Johan & Peewit’ and ‘Benny Breakiron,’ were revealed at Annecy.

Business Headline News

Alexi Wheeler Teams with Superprod To Launch Wheel In Motion

Former Netflix EMEA head launches U.K.-based production company to develop a range of new animated and live-action series and films targeting diverse audiences.

Business Headline News

Montreal’s Rezolution Pictures Launches New Animation Division

Bardel Entertainment founder and former CEO Delna Bhesania joins Rezolution Pictures to develop dynamic global brands with engaging stories for international audiences.

Disney Does Annecy Headline News

Disney Branded Television Reveals Greenlights, First Looks at Annecy

Panel celebrates DBT’s 40 years of kids’ animation with highlights of past shows along with sneak peeks at upcoming seasons and new projects, including a ‘Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur: Moon Girl’s Lab’ animated shorts series and ‘Prep & Landing: The Snowball Protocol’ special.

Adult Swim Headline News

CLIP: Adult Swim Sets U.S. Premiere for Supernational Animated Comedy ‘Psi Cops’

Fifteen-minute animated comedy created by and starring Bart Batchelor and Chris Nielsen makes its U.S. debut on Sunday, July 7 at midnight ET/PT.

Raising Funds and Awareness for UNICEF Headline News

KEPYR Kicks Off 8th Annual ‘Kindred Spirits’ Campaign

In support of UNICEF, NY in-person get together and on-line art auction featuring work by ‘The Simpsons’ creator Matt Groening, ‘Ben Ten’ co-creator Dave Johnson, and others will raise funds for Rohingya Muslim children living in the world’s largest refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

Coraline is 15! Headline News

Remastered 3D ‘Coraline’ Heads to Theaters to Celebrate 15th Anniversary

Henry Selick and LAIKA’s Annie Award-winning/Oscar-nominated 2009 stop-motion classic returns to cinemas worldwide in all its stereoscopic splendor on August 15; tickets available June 21.

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