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SPARK FX 2021 – A Virtual Conference Coming March 4-14

Online platform for VFX industry to feature eight streams with programs on the creative teams behind popular productions such as ‘The Monster Hunter,’ ‘Bridgeton,’ ‘The Expanse,’ and ‘The Umbrella Academy;’ streams will also include VFX sessions on Reel-Time, AI, and the latest technologies for the visual effects community.

Latinx Oh Yes Headline News

Angel Manuel Soto to Direct 'Blue Beetle,' First Latino Superhero Film

The upcoming DC feature Jaime Reyes, a Mexican American teen who gains otherworldly powers from a mysterious scarab.

Artist Development Headline News

Nine Participants Chosen for Nickelodeon’s Annual Writing and Artist Programs

Programs provide an opportunity to develop and hone creative skills, focusing on cultivating talent through hands-on experience.

Oh Shepard My Shepard Headline News

Henry Cavill ‘Secret Project’ May Be ‘Mass Effect’

‘The Witcher’ star recently teased a secret project on his Instagram account, and internet sleuths believe it to be an adaptation of EA’s epic Sci-Fi shooter.

The Web-Slinger Returns! Headline News

‘Spider-Man 3’ Title Revealed After Some Good-Natured Fan Trolling

Sony shares ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ name after web slinging trio Tom Holland, Zendaya, and Jacob Batalon tease possible titles ‘Phone Home,’ ‘Home-Wrecker,’ and ‘Home Slice.’

SVOD Headline News

Reimagined ‘My Little Pony G5’ and ‘Transformers: BotBots’ On the Way

Netflix and eOne's rebooted CG animated ‘My Little Pony’ movie and series, along with a 20-episode animated ‘Transformers’ comedy, will hit the streamer this fall.

Let the Game Adaptations Begin Headline News

‘Halo’ Series Heads to Paramount+

Following numerous development setbacks, the live-action series has found a new home at Paramount+, and is being hailed as a possible ‘defining show’ for the budding streamer.

Business Headline News

Animated ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ Premiering This Year on Paramount+

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 9:50am

All-new CG kids’ series about a group of lawless teens who discover a derelict Starfleet ship will also run on Nickelodeon; entire ‘Star Trek’ universe will be made available on the newly rebranded platform.

Business Headline News

Nickelodeon and Hasbro Teaming on Animated ‘Transformers’ Comedy Series

Network and eOne will co-produce 26 half-hour episodes about a new species of Transformers that must find their place among Autobots and Decepticons.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

See First Look Images from ‘Blazing Saddles’-Inspired ‘Blazing Samurai’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 7:56am

Animated comedy based on Mel Brooks’ classic Western stars Michael Cera, Samuel L Jackson, and Ricky Gervais, with Rob Minkoff producing, and a planned 2022 release.

They’re Back! Headline News

Nickelodeon Drops Teaser and Image from New CG ‘Rugrats’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 3:37pm

The famed, intrepid toddlers - Tommy Pickles, Chuckie Finster, Angelica Pickles, Susie Carmichael and Phil and Lil DeVille – return, along with the original voice cast, in a reimagined new series, premiering this spring on the new Paramount+ platform.

Ready for More Superhero Drama? Headline News

WATCH: Teaser Trailer for Netflix’s ‘Jupiter’s Legacy’

While our first look failed to reveal any actual superheroes, we got a very cool taste of the upcoming live-action adaptation of Mark Millar and Frank Quitely’s epic graphic novel series, and we know it starts streaming May 7.  

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP98: Nico Colaleo's Journey to Become an Animation Editor and Creator of ‘Ollie & Scoops’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 12:58pm

The artist discusses the ins and outs of what an editor for animation does, and what it takes to produce a new episode each month of his own indie show.

Holy Clown Prince of Crime Headline News

Sneak ‘Justice League’ Peek: The Joker’s New ‘Holy’ Look

Zack Snyder has again shared new stills and behind-the-scenes looks from his upcoming ‘Justice League,’ including the Jared Leto’s Joker in a crown of thorns, a gloomy Batman, a snap of Mera, and Cyborg sans VFX.

Anime Headline News

Fox’s Tubi Strikes Anime Series Licensing Deal with Toei Animation

Nearly 500 episodes are added to its already extensive line-up of movies and TV series, including new installments of ‘One Piece,’ ‘Dr. Slump,’ ‘Slam Dunk,’ and ‘Ge-Ge-Ge No Kitaro.’

Events Headline News

Maxon Reveals 2021 Event Lineup – First ‘3D & Motion Design Show’ Set for March 17

This year’s first free showcase will include feature presentations from expert motion graphic and VFX artists; all events will be livestreamed on 3D & Motion Design Show website and the Maxon YouTube channel.

Technology Headline News

Chaos Releases V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max – Update 1

New features include added support for masks, allowing users to fine tune rendered images without re-rendering or moving to another app; update supports better compositing, direct support in Light Mix, and integration with Chaos Cosmos.

Casting Diversity Headline News

Matt Groening Addresses ‘The Simpsons’ Re-Casting Moves

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 7:53am

In a new BBC interview, the iconic show’s creator shares his support for the decision to replace Harry Shearer in the role of Dr. Hibbert, agreeing that change is needed, not just with actors, but the entire industry.

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