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Podcast EP 234: Money Coach Victoria Mateo Shares Finance Tips for Artists

The certified money coach discusses how she merged the worlds of film and finance to launch a practice catering to creative professionals.

World of Wonder Headline News

Chinese Animated Film ‘Deep Sea’ Sets North American Cinema Release

After playing throughout the international festival circuit this year, the innovative 3DCG film, directed by Tian Xiaopeng, will hit theaters November 24.

French Legion in Space Headline News

‘Alien Legion’ Adaptation in Development with Tim Miller at Warner Bros.

The ‘Deadpool’ filmmaker will direct the space opera focusing on an intergalactic peace-keeping force, with Don Murphy and Susan Montford of Angry Films attached to produce alongside Aaron Ryder.

Where’s Mommy? Headline News

Second ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’ Trailer is Missing Controversial Character

Arthur Curry and Orm team to protect their bloodline and Atlantis from the dastardly Black Manta in the ‘Aquaman’ sequel, hitting theaters December 22.

Pants Pulled Up Holiday Tidings Headline News

Watch ‘Urkel Saves Santa: The Movie!’ Trailer

Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment’s new holiday animated musical stars ‘Family Matters’ character Steve Urkel as a sometime klutzy super genius with a singular mission; own it today only on digital.

A Terrarium Life for Me ANIMATIONWorld

Adam Sandler’s ‘Leo’: A Crotchety Old Lizard Helping Kids Be Kids

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at 2:01pm

The noted actor and comedian teams up with fellow ‘SNL’ alum Robert Smigel, of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog fame, to produce the clever and charming coming-of-age animated musical comedy about a 74-year-old iguana plotting an escape from his decades-long classroom terrarium home, only to find himself dispensing funny and actually sound advice to a bunch of elementary school kids, debuting today on Netflix. 

A Different Angle to a Traumatic Historical Event ANIMATIONWorld

‘Letter to a Pig’: Traumatic Memory Through the Eyes of Youthful Imagination

Filmmaker Tal Kantor’s first solo short film uses live-action and hand-drawn animation to tackle the heavy and complex subject of a Holocaust survivor addressing a classroom full of students, sharing a letter he wrote to the pig who saved his life, and how reality, memory, and imagination blend together in one young schoolgirl’s reaction.  

A Follow-up to Boy and the World Headline News

Alê Abreu’s New Film ‘Perlimps’ Released Online for Industry Members

A follow-up to the Oscar-nominated director’s award-winning ‘Boy and the World,’ the new hand-drawn animated feature is now streaming free on The Animation Showcase for animation and motion picture industry members worldwide. 

Education Headline News

Titmouse Foundation Launches ‘Future Art Directors Program’

Created in partnership with Warrior Art Camp, the 20-week online course aims to provide equitable training to animators looking to advance their careers; the application deadline is December 22.  

Training Headline News

Final Pixel Academy Launches ‘Virtual Production Essentials' Course

The program, developed in partnership with Media Cymru and the University of South Wales, is open to Wales-based creators and producers with 3+ years’ experience; the training runs January 8-12, 2024, deadline to apply is December 1, 2023.

Business Headline News

StudioNX and Toon City Vancouver Team Up on ‘Virtual Realiteens’

The new kids’ 2D animated sci-fi comedy adventure follows an ‘awesomely uncool teen and his oddball crew with videogame superpowers.’

Awards Headline News

‘Chicken for Linda’ Named Best Animated Feature at Manchester Animation Festival

Chiara Malta and Sébastien Laudenbach’s film takes top honors alongside Best Short ‘The Miracle’ and Best Student Film ‘Rising Above;’ Industry Excellence Awards also announced.

Tune into Turin Headline News

VIEW Conference 2023 On-Demand Now Live

Keynotes, panels, talks, workshops, and masterclasses from Italy’s premier event on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, VR and AR, Gaming, and VFX now streaming; All-Access and Light Pass tickets on sale now.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

Scanline VFX Takes a Big Bite Out of ‘Meg 2: The Trench’

The studio delivers 590 shots across 20 sequences, including the prehistoric opening, the final battle, and loads of creature work on a T. rex, giant octopus, snappers, and megalodon triumvirate of Apex, Haiqui, and Bob, in Jason Stathom and Warner Bros.’ ‘The Meg’ sequel.

Celebrating The Best in Animation! Headline News

VIP Tickets for 51st Annie Awards Now on Sale

ASIFA-Hollywood’s annual celebration of excellence in animation is set for February 17, 2024 at UCLA’s Royce Hall; nomination announcements are coming January 11, 2024.

The Moon Will Never Be The Same Headline News

Illumination Reminds Us – Vector is Still Up There in ‘Mooned’ Short

Get your popcorn, find your seat early - the studio’s 3DCG animated feature Migration flies into theaters December 22, preceded by the all-new film starring everyone’s favorite ‘Despicable’ bad guy.

Back to Arendelle – Twice! Headline News

‘Frozen 4’ in Development Ahead of ‘Frozen 3’ Release

Disney CEO Bob Iger hinted at the fourth franchise offering in a recent interview, which was later verified by songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, who confirmed they would return to score both upcoming films. 

Cancel Cult-ure Headline News

Freeform Cancels ‘Praise Petey’ After One Season

Anna Drezen’s adult animated series, which follows Petey as she takes over as leader of her late father’s cult, will not be renewed; the entire first season is now streaming on Freeform and Hulu.

Technology ANIMATIONWorld

3Dconnexion Ups their Ergonomic Game with SpaceMouse Pro Wireless Bluetooth Edition

The company’s powerful, ergonomically designed SpaceMouse 3D, CadMouse, and Keyboard Pro are providing improved creative workflows and professional-grade comfort to artists in the animation and game industries. 

Reclaiming One’s History ANIMATIONWorld

Liam LoPinto's ‘The Old Young Crow’ Short and Sketchbooks for Refugees Initiative

The first-generation Iranian-American filmmaker, who for years denied his heritage, fell in love with his culture again while on an NYU exchange program in Japan as he spent time in Tokyo graveyards and began developing the story of a displaced Iranian boy. 

Streaming War Stalemate Headline News

Warner Bros. ‘South Park’ Licensing Deal Lawsuit Partially Dismissed

Several claims have been dismissed within the suit that alleges special content for the adult animated series was created for Paramount+ using ‘grammatical sleight of hand,’ despite a $500 million licensing deal granting streaming rights of all new and historic episodes to HBO Max.

3D Billboards Headline News

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ to Drop 3D Immersive Times Square Billboard Takeover

Tomorrow, November 18, the Google, NVIDIA GeForce NOW, and CD PROJEKT RED activation, promoting the cloud gaming power of Chromebook Plus, will share a discoverable Easter egg code clue for ‘Cyberpunk’ fans.

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