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‘Interrupting Chicken’ Teaches Kids Storytelling Outside the Lines

2D series adaptation of David Ezra Stein’s award-winning children’s book series about a young chicken whose imagination runs wild as she continually interrupts her story time premieres today on Apple TV+.

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Lucky ‘Krap Chicken’ NFT Owners Will Appear in ‘Krapopolis’ Season 1 Finale

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at 11:40am

Blockchain Creative Labs, FOX Entertainment’s Web3 media tech company, has announced that a ‘Key to Krapopolis’ NFT will be added to 2 of the series’ dedicated NFTs, whose owners will be added as background characters in the final first season episode.

Technology Headline News

Imbalance Releases Ragdoll Dynamics 3.0

Tool that automates character physics in Maya gets update that includes click-and-drag interface, added physically based character posing, replacement rigs for interactive frame rates, and a multi-character asset library.

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Disney Expected to Lose over $140 Million on ‘Strange World’

Released during the usually lucrative Thanksgiving weekend, the action-packed 3DCG animated adventure only garnered $28 million globally even after its projected opening was lowered to $30-$40 million.

Anyone Can Wear the Mask Headline News

New ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Image Revealed

Lead animator Nick Kondo revealed on Twitter the first look at Miles Morales since the initial film teaser was released late last year, showing an anxious looking Spidey walking away from his parents.

Sumit Your Films Headline News

Call For Entries: NIIGATA International Animation Festival

Submissions are open for the new feature animation festival coming March 2023 to Niigata, Japan, home to Toei Animation Studio; submission deadline is December 23.

Awards Headline News

2022 BAFTA Children & Young People Award Winners Announced

Magic Light Pictures’ animated special ‘The Snail and the Whale’ garners two awards in the Animation and Director categories; the annual event is a celebration of UK and international content for children and young people spanning film, games, and television.

People Headline News

Suzanne Guèvremont Takes the Reigns at the NFB

Succeeding Claude Joli-Coeur, the new Government Film Commissioner begins her 5-year appointment, bringing decades of domestic and international experience in digital media, culture, and education to her new position.

Anyone Can Wear the Mask Headline News

‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ to Feature Six Different Art Styles

Producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller reveal upcoming ‘Into the Spider-Verse’ sequel will sport unique looks that each signify a different universe, including an Indian comic-book look, Syd Mead-style illustrations of the future, and a watercolor-wash style.

A New Potter Era? Headline News

Is Warner Teaming with J.K. Rowling for More ‘Harry Potter’ Films?

Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav plans to revitalize the studio’s finances by reviving successful franchises, such as DCU and ‘Harry Potter’ films, if the controversial author will agree.

Animated TV Series Headline News

Nickelodeon and Spin Master Announce ‘Paw Patrol’ Spinoff 'Rubble & Crew’

The new preschool animated series follows Rubble and his construction pup family as they help the community of Builder Cove; series premieres this coming February.

How the Magic is Made Headline News

WATCH: Trailer for ‘Making of The Rings of Power’ BTS Bonus Content

Prime Video drops eight segments of bonus content for their epic Middle Earth fantasy adventure series, now available through X-Ray, which include unreleased footage, interviews with cast and crew, the creation of costumes, and much more.

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Terril Calder’s ‘Meneath: The Hidden Island of Ethics’ Now Streaming

The stop-motion short charts the difficult journey of a precocious Métis baby girl as she contemplates her path to Hell; now available on the National Film Board of Canada’s streaming platform.

Animated Gifts Headline News

Converse Launches LAIKA Collection

The animation studio lends its famed characters, patterns, and iconography from ‘Missing Link,’ ‘Kubo and the Two Strings,’ ‘The Boxtrolls,’ ‘ParaNorman’ and ‘Coraline’ to ‘The Converse By You x LAIKA Chuck 70’ collection – launching November 30.

Indiana Returns Headline News

Harrison Ford Getting ‘De-Aged’ for ‘Indiana Jones 5’

The prolific actor will be digitally reconstructed to resemble his younger self for an opening sequence in the upcoming film, set during the events between ‘The Last Crusade’ and ‘Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.’

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Passion Pictures Inks Deal with Circus Studios

Agreement expands joint long-form features and TV series slate, kicking off with ‘Earthworm Jim ‘Beyond the Groovy’’ animated series based on the 1990s computer game, now in development; previous collaborations include Nickelodeon’s ‘LEGO City Adventures.’

Training Headline News

FutureWorks Opens VFX Academy in Chennai

The FutureWorks Academy 6-month training program at the Chennai studio includes mentorship, specialized training, and a paid internship; successful graduates are offered a 3-year paid service agreement.

Dragons and Ice Oh My! Headline News

David Anthony Durham to Pen George R.R. Martin’s ‘The Ice Dragon’ Animated Film

The film will be adapted from a short story, written early in the prolific author’s career, that follows the child Adara, who befriends an ice dragon that helps her end a brutal war.

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