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VFX Legion Signs CG Supervisor Blake Anderson

15-year veteran joins leadership team in new B.C. division, bringing expertise in management and collaboration to studio’s growing network of work-from-home teams of artists.

Coming Soon! Headline News

Prepare to Be Teased! ‘Lupin III: The First’ Coming Soon

Based on the manga originally published in 1967, the iconic anime superstar is back in a highly anticipated reimagined 3D/CG animated feature - watch both teaser trailers now!

Technology Headline News

Foundry’s Nuke Indie 12.2v3 Update Now Available

With the addition of support for H.264 and AAC audio codecs, the indie version for solo artists now includes all file formats supported by commercial Nuke Studio; 3rd party OFX plug-ins are also now enabled.

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Zoic Crafts First-Person Shooter Experience for ‘No Extra Life’ Gun Safety PSA

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 11:42am

Studio’s new fully CG spot drops viewer into frantic video game race to find loved one after realizing unsecured gun is missing from a drawer.

Virtual Panels Headline News

The Animation Guild to Host Careers Panel at OIAF 2020

‘Animation through the Ages’ will examine career longevity, challenges, and keys to success with industry veterans offering insights from their own career journeys and experiences.

Awards Headline News

Winners Announced for 12th Festival Stop Motion Montreal

Top honors go to multi-national list of films including ‘The Silly Duck Wizard’ by Terry Ibele; ‘Une de Perdue’ by Marie Clerc; ‘Uzi’ by Dina Velikovskaya; and ‘Un Coeur d'Or’ by Simon Filliot.

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Cartoon Saloon’s Tomm Moore to Present ‘Wolfwalkers’ at View 2020

Award-winning director of Oscar nominated films ‘The Secret of Kells’ and ‘Song of the Sea’ will share an in-depth presentation of his latest folklore masterpiece, coming to Apple TV+ this fall.

Animation Domination Headline News

‘Bob’s Burgers’ and ‘Family Guy’ Score 2-Season Renewals

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 2:05pm

Fox picks up both Emmy Award-winning animated comedies for two more seasons each, carrying both through 2023.

SVOD Headline News

Huge ‘Bugs Bunny’ and ‘The Flintstones’ Collections Get New Release Dates

New schedule announced for upcoming home entertainment releases of ‘Bugs Bunny 80th Anniversary Collection’ and ‘The Flintstones: The Complete Series’ on Digital, Blu-Ray and DVD.

SVOD Headline News

The NFB Begins Streaming ‘The Curve,’ ‘Body and Soul’ and Other Humanistic Film Collections

Free online programs starting this month also include ‘The Big Reset,’ a collection of animated bedtime stories that bring to life the voices of Canadians touched by the pandemic.

Business Headline News

Animade Animation Studio Celebrates 10 Years with a Rebrand

The studio’s evolution is noted with a looser, updated logo with free-form shapes and a bright color palette reflecting the energy, passion and curiosity channeled into the company’s projects. 

Business Headline News

Park Circus to Rep LAIKA’s Feature Film Library

BAFTA and Golden-Globe-winning studio signs new sales representation deal, covering the U.S. and most international territories, for its five Oscar-nominated features: ‘Missing Link,’ ‘Kubo and the Two Strings,’ ‘The Boxtrolls,’ ‘ParaNorman,’ and ‘Coraline.’

Games Headline News

Ubisoft Announces ‘Assassin’s Creed’ and ‘Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell’ VR Games

Gaming giant reveals development is underway on two new unique immersive experiences, being built from the ground up exclusively for the Oculus platform.

Awards Headline News

Women in Animation Name WIA Class of 2020 Showcase Best Short Film Winners

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 4:34pm

‘Ciervo,’ ‘La Vida de una Piñata,’ and ‘Meow or Never’ take top honors, selected from a pool of 409 graduate and undergraduate films from 121 schools.

call for entries Headline News

Cartoon 360 2020 Pitch Submissions Deadline Coming September 24

European event will provide real-time feedback, input, interactive discussions and keynotes from industry experts in the digital market.

Virtual Festivals Headline News

The National Film Board Takes Center Stage at OIAF 2020

10 NFB original films/VR projects, representing unique visions and personal stories, will screen in both competitive and curated programs; the festival runs September 23-October 4.

Adult Animation Madness! Headline News

Bobby Moynihan’s ‘The Pole’ Coming to SYFY’s Adult Animation Block in 2021

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 1:14pm

Scandal and intrigue at the North Pole means there’s a twisted power struggle afoot for the venerable red suit, in the edgy-new animated comedy from Yeti Farm Creative.

Virtual Festivals Headline News

Cardiff Animation Festival Goes Virtual

Online offerings running October 24-November 1 to include full shorts program; a session with Welsh animator, Simon Chong, currently a director on Fox’s ‘Bob’s Burgers;’ and a behind the scenes look at, ‘Heart of Darkness,’ the world’s first sand-animated feature film.

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