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Innovations in Virtual Production Headline News

Coming December 8: PNY, Vū, NVIDIA, and Puget Systems’ ‘How Vū is Revolutionizing Virtual Production’ Webinar

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 10:36am

This free virtual presentation will explore how Vū’s virtual production environment, coupled with NVIDIA RTX™ A6000 professional GPUs, is optimizing workflows and pushing the boundaries of the possible in virtual production.

It’s Tough Being a Kid… of a Famous Monster Headline News

‘Monster High’ Renewed for Season 2, Plus New Digital Series Spin-off to Debut

Nickelodeon and Mattel Television’s animated comedy-adventure about the teenage kids of famous monsters gets picked up for another season; also announced, ‘Monster High Mysteries’ premieres tomorrow on the ‘Monster High’ YouTube channel.

careers in animation Headline News

Podcast EP 185: How Future House Is Building Animation Projects in The Metaverse

The animation studio’s director Ryan Bird and founder, Adam Sidwell, discuss getting started in VR and how they started building client projects, like virtual concerts, meetings and games, in the metaverse.

Business Headline News

DNEG Announces New Sydney Studio

Slated to open in early 2023 with award-winning VFX Supervisor and Australian national Andrew Jackson at the helm, the studio will lead the visual effects production on George Miller’s highly anticipated ‘Mad Max’ prequel ‘Furiosa’ - coming in 2024.

Heading to Stuttgart Next April Headline News

FMX 2023 Set for April 25-28

The 4-day hybrid event returns to Stuttgart with 1-day devoted to online presentations from around the world; BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated producer Jinko Gotoh serves as the next program chair.

Get Your Hulk-Smash On! VFXWorld

Wētā FX Works Their Smashingly Good Magic on ‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’

In an extensive Q & A, Senior Animation Supervisor Sidney Kombo-Kintombo and Senior VFX Supervisor Guy Williams talk about their gargantuan contributions to Marvel Studios’ 'She-Hulk: Attorney at Law,' streaming exclusively on Disney+.

Technology Headline News

BOXX Upgrades APEXX S4 Workstations with New CPUs

Now featuring 13th Gen Intel Core i7 and i9 processors, the desk-side system is built to optimize creative and accelerated 3D workflows for CAD, 3D design, motion media, and other professional software applications.

Business Headline News

Arcturus Announces $11M Funding from Cloudtree Ventures, Autodesk and Epic Games

New round of Series A funding will enable HoloSuite platform enhancements and continued development of new tools and techniques for 3D creation tools like Maya and Unreal Engine.

Wait Until Mom Finds Out! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘My Dad the Bounty Hunter’ Teaser

Take your kids to work day gets a whole new meaning in new animated action-comedy from Academy Award winner Everett Downing and Patrick Harpin; the 10-episode season hits the streamer this coming February 9.

Title Sequences Headline News

Spillt Creates ‘Low Country: The Murdaugh Dynasty’ Main Titles

Creative studio harnesses stock and ripped footage, AI elements, and rough Photoshop comps to create a powerful tone, luring viewers into HBO Max’s 3-part docuseries; the series unravels accusations of fraud, deception, and murder chronicling South Carolina’s Murdaugh family legacy and century-long influence over its legal system.

XR technology Headline News

Jetstreak Ink Shares ‘Legacy of the Mandalorian’ Trailer

Fan film uses ARwall virtual production tools for interactive lighting within different virtual environments; watch the behind-the-scenes video to see the new technology and its in-camera applications.

People Headline News

2022 Animation Guild Officers and Executive Board Announced

Of the Animation Guild IATSE Local 839’s new set of officers, 3 out of 5 re-elected, with an additional 11 members chosen to serve on the executive board; electees will be sworn into office in December when their 3-year terms begins.

Meow! Headline News

DreamWorks Animation Drops 'Puss in Boots: The Last Wish' Trailer

Better make that last life count - the all-new animated adventure stars Antonio Banderas reprising his role as the fearless, swashbuckling PiB, with Selma Hayek as our feline hero’s former partner and nemesis, Kitty Soft Paws – coming to theaters in time for Christmas.

Happy Birthday Spider-Man! Headline News

Sony Pictures Imageworks Celebrates 20 Years of ‘Spider-Man’

While celebrating its 30th anniversary, the leading animation and VFX studio drops a highlight reel celebrating the iconic Marvel superhero’s 20th anniversary and the studio’s innovation and artistry across all 9, soon to be 10, movies.

It’s Unreal! Headline News

Epic Games Releases Unreal Engine 5.1

New release increases efficiency and versatility across industries, and includes enhanced world-building tools; animation, rigging, and modeling enhancements; and updates for virtual production, broadcast, live events.

Life finds a way ANIMATIONWorld

‘Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous: Hidden Adventure’: One Last Interactive Quest

Showrunner Scott Kreamer and DreamWorks Animation’s all-new interactive special – debuting today on Netflix - takes audiences back for a final adventure on Isla Nublar, where Darius and the rest of ‘The Nublar Six’ spend each day running for their lives, braving the elements while trying not to get eaten.

It’s Anime-zing! Headline News

Crunchyroll Announces Indian Subscriber Rollout Plan

The upcoming subs and dubs in Hindi and Indian English include ‘Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train’; ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc’; ‘Darling in the FRANXX’; and ‘Fire Force.’ 

Calling All Aang and Korra Fans Headline News

Untitled ‘Avatar Aang Film’ Coming to Theaters in 2025

The first of three planned standalone animated films, the project from Nickelodeon Animation, Paramount Animation, Avatar Studios, and Flying Bark Productions, brings on Lauren Montgomery to direct.  

Fight the Horde Headline News

Netflix Working on Multiple ‘Gears of War’ Projects

The popular sci-fi Xbox franchise is headed to both a feature film and adult animation series, with more potential adaptations in the future.

Meow! ANIMATIONWorld

Cinesite Shares ‘Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank’ Breakdown Reel

The studio took over the troubled production that began life as ‘Blazing Samurai,’ and with directors Rob Minkoff (‘The Lion King’) and Mark Koetsier (‘Minions’), working from only an animatic, concept art, and some 3D models, brought the 3DCG film to a rich and colorful completion.

Fun for the Howl-idays Headline News

‘Housebroken’ Holiday Specials Airing December 4

Fox reveals two upcoming ‘howl-iday’ episodes of their animated comedy that follows a group of neighborhood pets and stray animals as they work through their issues inside and outside their therapy group.

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