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Business Headline News

Streamline Media Finalizes Technicolor Post Acquisition

First announced this past January, deal brings new artists, technical experts, and strategic locations to the company’s expanding base of business units.

Bogie at 12 O’Clock! Headline News

Who Knew Road Runner Cartoons Inspired Hollywood’s First Jet Plane Film?

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 12:14pm

Watch a clip of Oscar winners Ben Burtt and Craig Barron sharing insights into the groundbreaking special effects on Humphrey Bogart’s 1950 film, ‘Chain Lightning,’ his last at Warner Bros.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Rock Dog 2: Rock Around the Park’ Coming to Digital June 11

The True Blue Band discovers that fame comes at a price… will they stay true to themselves? Lionsgate’s ‘Rock Dog’ sequel get June 15 Blu-ray (plus Digital) and DVD release.

Crypto What? Headline News

Chaos’ CG Garage Podcast Explores NFTs

New opportunities for CG artists are emerging with the advent of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency; available episodes feature industry experts including Magnopus’ leading AR/VR developer Sally Slade and NYU professor and chair of finance David Yermack.

Moving Forward from the Past ANIMATIONWorld

How Old Ghosts Shape Our Lives in ‘Baby Blues’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 30, 2021 at 10:23am

Christine Fellows uses cut-out collage and stop-motion to animate Suzie Ungerleider's new song about releasing the hold traumatic events have on our lives.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP101: Alexandre Siqueira Shares His Process for Creating ‘Purple Boy’ Animated Short

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 10:29am

Director shares how he produced and financed his film, including writing narrative that made his story stand out.

From Russia With Love Headline News

Exclusive: Phil Gerus’ ‘Shake Off the Jinx with Your Kiss’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 9:51am

Animated by JJ the Icon and debuting today along with the DJ/jazz pianist’s new ‘Too Close to Love’ EP, 2D short envisions a tender dialogue between a woman and nature as they eventually become one.

End Malaria in a Generation Headline News

LOBO Animates ‘Draw the Line Against Malaria’ PSA

Using ‘Muundo,’ a new universal visual language created by artist Láolú Senbanjo, animation studio creates promotional spot with eye-catching lines, symbols, and patterns to inspire African youth to call on their leaders to end malaria within a generation.

Coming Soon to a Family Room Near You! Headline News

A Summer - and Spring - of Animated Films Set to Hit Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 11:32am

The streaming giants shares release dates, teaser trailers, and new images from their upcoming slate – including Lin-Manual Miranda’s ‘Vivo’ - that starts this Friday with Mike Rianda’s ‘The Mitchells vs. The Machines.’

Captivating with Chaos ANIMATIONWorld

Capturing Chaos and Unpredictability in POORSTACY’s ‘Get Out’ Visualizer

By Dan Sarto | Monday, April 26, 2021 at 2:07pm

Artist Yemi Faleti used Premiere Pro with Boris FX’s Sapphire and Red Giant’s VFX suite to produce the rapid cuts and melting colors in his CG piece for Universal Music Group’s °1824 division.

And the Oscar Goes to…? Headline News

‘Soul,’ ‘If Anything Happens I love You,’ and 'Tenet' Take Home Oscar Gold

By Dan Sarto | Monday, April 26, 2021 at 8:19am

‘Soul’ also wins for Best Musical Score, while ‘Mank’ wins for Best Cinematography, in the final ceremony of the 2021 awards season.

Finding Strength in Simplicity Headline News

New Animated Short Challenges Misconceptions About Down Syndrome

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 23, 2021 at 4:00pm

Intellectual disability charity L’Arche, animation studio Tonic DNA, and musician Jordan Hart’s powerful new 2D film, ‘Freebird,’ asks the important question, “Why does the world assume that a disabled life is not profoundly beautiful?”

John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band at 50! Headline News

Sean Ono Lennon’s Animated ‘I Am the Egbert’ Loops Launch on Spotify

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 23, 2021 at 1:04pm

Inspired by his father’s illustrations and produced by the team behind the Oscar-nominated ‘I Met the Walrus’ short, the artist’s Canvas animation shorts celebrate today’s release of the 50th anniversary edition of ‘John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band.’

Feel and See the Beat! ANIMATIONWorld

Jazztronica Meets Pop Art in Asta Hiroki’s ‘Cherry Blossom’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 23, 2021 at 10:35am

The Brighton-based visual artist brings a storybook feel, using public domain cartoons, and a Roy Lichtenstein-inspired tone, to his animated short, released in support of his debut album, ‘Entropy.’

Rah Rah Riverdale! Headline News

Adult Swim Teases ‘The Bleepin’ Robot Chicken Archie Comics Special’

Josie and the Pussycats return from space, as ‘Robot Chicken’ gives Riverdale High its own stop-motion special; parody premieres May 23.

Awards Headline News

‘Soul’ and ‘Baba Yaga’ Take Home MPSE Golden Reel Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, April 19, 2021 at 10:23am

Disney/Pixar and Baobab Studios sound artists honored at 68th Annual awards ceremony; ‘The Last of Us Part II,’ ‘Tenet,’ ‘Greyhound,’ and ‘The Mandalorian’ also recognized.

Anger That Boils Over ANIMATIONWorld

Raging Against Toxic Masculinity in Brye’s ‘LEMONS’ Lyric Video

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 16, 2021 at 11:13am

Artist Justin Moon used Blender, FLIP fluids plugin, and After Effects to produce the sterile imagery that’s gradually corrupted by seething anger in his CG music video for Universal Music Group’s °1824 division.

Arlo is in the House! Headline News

CLIP: ‘Arlo the Alligator Boy’ Premieres Today on Netflix

Furlicia throws it down in the wrestling ring in clip from animated musical about a wide-eyed half human half alligator boy who leaves the swamp and lands in New York City.

Anime-zing! Headline News

Eiichiro Hasumi and Yugo Kanno Board ‘RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 6:09pm

Netflix reveals series director and composer as well as character trailer of Leon and Claire, and zombies, as the White House suddenly goes dark; highly anticipated anime series to premiere exclusively on the streaming giant this July.

A Red-Headed Bayou Crooner ANIMATIONWorld

‘Arlo the Alligator Boy’ Celebrates the Beauty in the Bizarre

Ryan Crego spent over a decade developing his red-headed bayou crooner, who stars in a new animated musical alongside a group of misfits all looking for a place to belong, premiering on Netflix April 16.

You Gotta Have Heart! Headline News

Noggin Launches ‘Big Heart World’ Social Initiative

Featuring Nickelodeon fan-favorite characters, the campaign is designed to help kids meet social and educational challenges; ‘Big Heart Beats’ album provides empowering and catchy songs to bolster the campaign’s messages, and will also be available Nick Jr. and the Nick Jr. YouTube channel.

Chelsea Rocks! Headline News

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Make a New Day’ Music Video from ‘Barbie & Chelsea The Lost Birthday’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 11:02am

Barbie’s youngest sister Chelsea and her friends jam away in CG video of lead track from the new film, launching this Friday on Netflix.

Age of Aquarius Headline News

WATCH: St. Vincent’s Groovy New ‘The Melting of the Sun’ Music Video

The most recent single from upcoming 70s-aesthetic album ‘Daddy’s Home’ features psychedelic 2D animation that is nostalgic yet gloomy.

Puppies Save the Day! Headline News

Nickelodeon’s Interactive ‘PAW Patrol Live! At Home!’ Coming April 24-25

The 45-minute virtual event features interactive stage show, shared viewing rooms for family and friends, and an immersive pre-show experience.

Prelude to the Oscars? Headline News

‘Tenet,’ ‘Soul’ Win 2021 BAFTA Awards

‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ wins for British Short Animation; ‘Mank’ awarded for production design. 

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