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Return to the Psychedelic 60s! ANIMATIONWorld

Surreal and Psychedelic: The Foo Fighters ‘Chasing Birds’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 10, 2021 at 1:34pm

Inspired by ‘Yellow Submarine’ and dreamy 60s visuals, Emlyn Davies and Josh Hicks first take viewers to a vibrant euphoria, then a distorted hellscape, in the animated short supporting the ‘Medicine at Midnight’ album.

Diversity in Animation Headline News

Open Call: FLAMIN Animations UK Project Commissions

Program sponsored by Film London and Arts Council England aims to support four black-identifying animators living in the UK by providing project development help, mentorship, and financing; applications deadline is June 22.

Dept. of Can’t Wait! Headline News

Yelena Opens the Door to Adventure in ‘Black Widow’ Clip

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 17, 2021 at 11:40am

New ‘You Got a Plan?” clip shows Florence Pugh’s imaginative problem-solving skills during a high-speed chase in the highly anticipated action-packed spy thriller; first film in Phase Four of the MCU hits theaters and Disney+ with premier access on July 9.

Finn and Jake Return! Headline News

Yes, There’s a New Clip for ‘Adventure Time: Distant Lands – Together Again’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 17, 2021 at 11:05am

Streaming May 20 on HBO Max, best buds Finn the human and Jake the dog embark on an epic adventure taking them far from home, where they unite against a monstrous evil.

Is There Hope for Humanity? SVOD Headline News

Hope is on the Way in ‘Sweet Tooth” Official Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 17, 2021 at 10:41am

Can the bond between a man of violence and a hunted, hybrid deer boy searching for others like him survive a world ravaged by the worst in human behavior? Season 1 premieres June 4 on Netflix.

Are you Man or Monster? Headline News

Drac and Pack are Back in ‘Hotel Transylvania: Transformania’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 17, 2021 at 9:00am

In the final ‘Hotel T’ franchise chapter, Van Helsing’s ‘Monsterfication Ray’ goes awry, monsters become humans and Johnny… you know what’s coming! Sony Pictures Animation’s animated comedy hits theatres July 23.

Music Videos ANIMATIONWorld

Young Artists Pivot into Animation for Universal Music Group’s °1824 Division

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 14, 2021 at 3:28pm

Moving away from videography during the pandemic, members of the company’s inhouse creative group embraced new digital tools, including After Effects, to produce captivating video content that often provided fans their first visual representation of a new song.

The Dark Knight Rises Headline News

New Images Released for ‘Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One’

Next entry in the DC Universe movie series comes to Blu-ray and Digital June 22; special bonus features include ‘The Losers’ DC Showcase animated short.  

See the back side of water! Headline News

Dwayne Johnson Gets Us Ready for Disney’s ‘Jungle Cruise’

Coming July 30, the epic adventure down the Amazon, inspired by the Disneyland ride, also stars Emily Blunt, with VFX by ILM, DNEG, Weta Digital, Rising Sun Pictures, Rodeo FX, and UPP; see the trailer and Johnson announce his role in the film.

Apple Hardware in the Cloud Headline News

Mac Users Head to the Cloud with Teradici and MacStadium

Companies collaborate to enable high performance remote access to Apple hardware as if it were on a local machine; CAS technology brings PCoIP support to Mac users around the world.

Show Us Your Work! Headline News

Call for Submissions: SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 Computer Animation Festival

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 4:28pm

Entries now being accepted in multiple categories, including shorts, visualizations, VFX sequences, game cinematics, and real-time pieces; deadline to enter is August 1, 2021.

A New Hero Emerges! Headline News

CG Animated ‘Ultraman’ Feature Now in Development at Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 3:09pm

Shannon Tindle and John Aoshima to helm new film based on Eiji Tsuburaya’s iconic Japanese superhero that first found audiences 55 years ago.

Listen Up Fans! Headline News

‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ and ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Podcasts on the Way

Nickelodeon and iHeartRadio team-up on an expanding podcast slate featuring fan favorite animated series; explore the Avatarverse with voice actors Janet Varney and Dante Basco starting June 22 – ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ premieres later this year.

Title Sequences Headline News

Framestore Designs Logo and Titles for ‘Intergalactic’

To create a vibrant retro mood for the futuristic sci-fi series, creative director Sharon Lock used After Effects and Cinema 4D, with live-action and hand-painted elements, to complement the production team's vision and visual language.

Creating Animation for Video Games Headline News

‘Game Anim: Video Game Animation Explained’ 2nd Edition Now Available

The practical guide teaches the fundamentals of video game animation; new edition covers 2D and pixel art animation as well the latest in mocap and motion matching.

Events Headline News

Quirino Awards for Ibero-American Animation Gets Underway

The event kicked off May 10 with a full slate of online and onsite events including meetings, conferences, workshops, and presentations; the Best Shorts finalists will be available for home viewing through May 23 via the Retiana Latina and Filmin platforms.

Business Headline News

FuseFX Gets a Room with a New York City View

The visual effects studio has opened a new office in NYC’s Financial District; the new digs are part of the company’s global expansion strategy and will accommodate its growing staff.

Down the culinary rabbit hole! Alice in Wonderland Headline News

Disney Junior Greenlights ‘Alice’s Wonderland Bakery’ Series

Coming in 2022, new animated preschool project follows Alice, the great-granddaughter of the original heroine, as she cooks up recipe adventures in the enchanted Wonderland Bakery.

Yeeessssss! Headline News

‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force,’ ‘Metalocalypse’ and ‘The Venture Bros.’ Movies Greenlit

Adult Swim to produce three new original films based on their hit series, coming first on Blu-ray and TVOD, followed by network and HBO Max premieres.

#StopAsianHate Headline News

‘Awakening’ #StopAsianHate PSA Honors Asian Americans in Animation

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 7:40am

Oscar-nominated producer Peilin Chou directs powerful short film with the help of artists and creators including Ronnie del Carmen, Jennifer Yuh Nelson, Jinko Gotoh, Sanjay Patel, Gennie Rim, John Aoshima, and Henry Yu, in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

George Clooney Headline News

NVIZ and George Clooney Take a Virtual Spacewalk on ‘The Midnight Sky’

Leading visualization company and their ARENA virtual camera system helped the filmmaker and his VFX team plan, visualize, shoot, and deliver key astronaut spacewalk and airlock death sequences on their Oscar-nominated, VES Award-winning sci-fi drama.

Dude Headline News

GMUNK Creates Hypnotic Fluid Sims for ‘The Living System’ Short

The renowned digital artist, aka Bradley Munkowitz, uses a water and smoke system to simulate a swell of energy for the collaborative Z by HP project.

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