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Creation Entertainment and Magic Frame Animation to Co-Produce ‘BuddyBots’

New inclusive animated kids’ series about a group of robots and their sci-fi adventures turns the characters’ limitations into positive attributes.

Ha! Headline News

Adult Swim Launches ‘Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell: The Cartoon’

Based on the popular live-action series of the same name, the digital shorts welcome viewers back to Hell for more never-ending torture; watch all 8 episodes on the network’s YouTube channel.

Business Headline News

Sony Pictures Entertainment Buys Pixomondo

SPE bolsters its VFX and virtual production capabilities with purchase of the award-winning visual effects studio, which will join Sony Pictures Imageworks and Sony Innovation Studios to handle the company's growing film and TV production demand.  

They Took the Challenge Headline News

24 HOURS Animation Contest Winners Revealed

Watch the winning films - 300 student teams from 17 countries took part in the annual challenge to produce a 30-second animation in under 24 hours; over $150K in prize packs and cash were awarded to 7 teams.

Born to be a Villain Headline News

TMS Entertainment Drops ‘Lupin Zero’ Official Trailer

The newly announced series dives into the youthful days of the world’s greatest thief, Lupin III; premiering at the Anime NYC convention in November, it streams on HIDIVE in the U.S. this December.

Are More Cuts Coming? Headline News

Judge and Daniels’ ‘Bad Crimes’ Cancelled Mid-Production at Netflix

The Nicole Byer and Lauren Lapkus led series, which follows two FBI agents traveling the country solving gruesome crimes, has become another casualty of the streamer’s animation leadership changeup.

Crushing it On Social ANIMATIONWorld

Javadoodles: ‘Talks Over Drinks’ with Friends in Funny Animated Shorts

The artist and animator’s Tumblr posts of simple drawings on coffee cups expanded into fun, humorous animated shorts of the cups, and cocktail glasses, sometimes using audio submitted by fans, generating millions of video views.  

Here We Go Again Headline News

Halia Abdel-Meguid Boards Duffer Brothers’ ‘Death Note’ Series

‘The Devil in the White City’ writer will executive produce and write the ‘Stranger Things’ creators’ upcoming live-action adaptation of the beloved anime and manga series that follows a teen who discovers a mysterious black notebook giving him supernatural power over life and death.

People Headline News

‘Dune: The Sisterhood’ Series Begins Casting the Bene Geserit

Indira Varma, Shirley Henderson, and Emily Watson will star in the upcoming series, set in the 'Dune' universe, which centers on the lives of the fabled religious sect trained to resist the Voice.

Fighting Food Poverty Headline News

Studio AKA Creates Spot for Climate Healers and World Food Healers Day

Featuring Vega the cow, the studio’s 60-second animated ‘Food Healers’ began with simple drawings, then used Maya and Houdini to create a fun, colorful animated short promoting themes of ‘climate catastrophe’ and ‘food poverty’ without trivializing the issues.

Phase 5 is On The Way! Headline News

Marvel Drops ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania’ Trailer, Images and Poster

Get ready for Kang!!! The MCU Phase 5 kicks off this February with the third installment of the ‘Ant-Man’ franchise; Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly reprise their titular roles.

Community Outreach Headline News

Access: VFX Launches European Chapter

Netflix joins The Foundry to support new chapter helmed by Glassworks’ Chris Kiser; studio coalition aims to promote diversity within the VFX industry.

careers in animation Headline News

Podcast EP 182: NASA Video Producer and Animator James Tralie

The Planetary Science video producer and animator shares how he took a U-turn from geophysics into animation and also manages to run a YouTube channel teaching Blender.

Religious Persecution Still Felt Today ANIMATIONWorld

‘Eternal Spring’ Revisits 2 Decades of Religious Persecution Through a Survivor’s Drawings

Jason Loftus’ live-action and animated documentary uses lead concept artist Daxiong’s evocative art – based on his own experiences – to tell the story of the Falun Gong’s 2002 hijacking of a Chinese TV station and the swift, bloody, and deadly police response still felt today.

VFX for TV Headline News

VFX Legion Delivers Key Shots for ‘Quantum Leap’ Reboot

Donald P. Bellisario’s revival of the 1990s sci-fi cult classic tapped the global VFX house to create complex digital environments with integrated 2D and 3D assets; check out the VFX breakdown reel then catch Season 1 now airing on NBC and streaming on Peacock.

Treasure and Vampires Oh My! ANIMATIONWorld

Graphic Novel ‘SILVER Of Treasures and Thieves’ Available Next Week

The Annie Award-nominated director Stephan Franck crafts a story set in the noir-pulp era of the 1930s; his book invites readers on an adventure where Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’ is a tale of fact, not fiction, while he weaves a tale inspired by gothic horror and heist tropes.

The Fast Just Got Faster Headline News

BOXX APEXX S3 Ups the Game with Next-Gen Processors

New 13th Gen Intel Core processors power the purpose-built workstations, optimizing workflows across multiple industries, expanding to 24 CPU cores and accelerating to 5.8ghz; creative applications and render times get a significant boost during otherwise time-intensive tasks.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Watch ‘Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm’ Never-Before-Seen Clip

Lock the doors, close the windows! Everyone’s favorite rascals, the Aqua Teens, continue their crazy antics in your living room – coming to Digital, 4K Ultra HD, and Blu-ray in November.

Supporting the Animation Community Headline News

Applications Open: WIA Scholarship Program 2023

Program ups the bounty for prospective recipients with new industry supporters, including Animation Focus, Animation Mentor, ArtStation, Autodesk, Foundry, and LAIKA, contributing workshops, tutoring sessions, software packages, hardware, and cash prizes for the 2023 cycle.

Oddball Gods and Monsters of Japanese Mythology ANIMATIONWorld

‘ONI: Thunder God’s Tale’: Treasured Japanese Craft with a Universal Message

Dice Tsutsumi, Robert Kondo, and Sara K. Sampson’s exquisite and fun 4-part series debuts today on Netflix; set in a world of Japanese mythology, it follows an oddball creature’s free-spirited daughter and her determination to carry on the legacy of the mighty heroes of lore.

Move over Jack Skellington! ANIMATIONWorld

Constructing ‘Wendell & Wild’: A Conversation with the Legendary Henry Selick

The director talks about collaborating with Jordan Peele on his latest stop-motion epic, a scary – but not too scary – fantasy adventure, hitting select theaters October 21 before streaming October 28 on Netflix.

Close the Literary Gap Headline News

Nine PBS and Lion Forge Animation Team Up on ‘Drawn In’

The multi-media initiative aims to close the literary gap with educational games, digital comic books, resources for grownups, and an animated series that follows the epic comic adventures of 4 Midwest kids who LOVE comic books.

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