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2022 Student Academy Award Winners Announced

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 4:58pm

‘Laika & Nemo,’ ‘An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It,’ and ‘The Seine’s Tears’ win honors in animation; all winning films now eligible for 2022 Oscars.

Giddyup! Headline News

‘Star Stable: Mistfall’ Animated YouTube Show Coming to TV

The new series draws from the world of ‘Star Stable Online,’ an equestrian-based game, and follows 14-year-old Skye Rowan, her fire horse Blaze, and other forest rangers on the island of Jorvik.

Books Headline News

‘Mork & Mindy’ Producer Brian Levant’s ‘My Life and Toys’ Now Available

A consummate collection of memorabilia photographed by Joe Pellegrini appears alongside the musings of the TV/Film industry veteran, who reflects on pop culture’s influence in the U.S. dating back to World War II; readers get a chance, and an excuse, to reminisce while taking a walk down memory lane. 

Technology Headline News

New GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUs Announced

NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang’s GTC 2022 keynote reveals numerous performance upgrades for NVIDIA Studio users, including work with Unity and Unreal Engine 5, centered on the company’s new GPU series powered by NVIDIA Ada Lovelace architecture.

Celebrating the Best in Animation Headline News

Henry Selick’s ‘Wendell & Wild’ to Open Animation is Film Festival

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 10:20am

AIF reveals its 2022 event lineup of world premieres, features in competition, special screenings, and panels; fest to run October 21-23 and 29 in-person in Hollywood.

Focusing on the Business of Animation Headline News

Cartoon Forum 2022 Spotlights Animation from Spain

The 33rd edition of the TV pitching and co-production conference, running through September 22 in Toulouse, celebrates Spanish animation’s exceptional growth and international success

Submit Your Anime Headline News

Call For Entries: Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2023

Submissions for Short and Feature animated films are now being accepted for the 10th edition of TAAF running March 10-13, 2023, in Ikebukuro Tokyo.

TV Animation Headline News

Apple TV+ Drops ‘Wolfboy and the Everything Factory’ Season 2 Trailer

The streamer promises more whimsy with the wild, weird, and wonderfully epic adventures of Wolfboy, an imaginative oddball who discovers a strange realm at the center of the earth; the 2D animated series returns this month with all new episodes.

Business Headline News

‘Rabbert’ Creator Launches Smallstep Animation Studio

Finnish animator Robert Hanses and French animation art director Remy Chanfreau have teamed up to write and produce engaging original animated content for high-profile companies’ social media platforms.

Mysteries of the Unknown Headline News

Disney Shares ‘Strange World’ Trailer

Helmed by Oscar-winning director Don Hall, the studio’s new original animated feature transports viewers to uncharted, treacherous lands alongside three generations of the Clades, a legendary family of explorers; coming to U.S. theaters in November.

A Ghibli Game? Headline News

Studio Ghibli’s ‘Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered’ Now on Xbox Game Pass

The game’s classic tale follows the young boy Oliver who ventures into a magical world, featuring breathtaking cut scenes and a beautiful score by long-time Studio Ghibli composer Joe Hisaishi.

Business Headline News

Jetpack Scores Global Rights to ‘Viking Skool’ and ‘Once Upon a Time…Objects’

Kids content distributor ramps up acquisitions with new 2D animated kids’ series from Paris-based animation studio, Samka; other recent additions to their content collection include the BAFTA Award-winning stop-motion series ‘Clangers’ in 2021 and ‘Alice’s Diary’ earlier this year.

A New Holiday Tradition Headline News

Animated Holiday Special ‘Reindeer in Here’ Coming to CBS

The one-hour show, based on Adam Reed’s best selling children’s book of the same name, was also created and executive produced by the ‘Archer’ producer, and premieres on CBS this November 29.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Batman: The Long Halloween’ Arrives in 4K with an Extended R-Rated Edition

Warner Bros. Animation and DC’s animated thriller is now available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, on Blu-ray+Digital, Blu-ray (in Canada), and Digital; bonus featurette, ‘Batman: The Long Halloween – The Evolution of Evil,’ takes a psychological dive into commonalities of the film’s heroes and villains.

Technology Headline News

NVIDIA Announces Next Gen OVX Computing Systems for 3D Virtual World Building

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 10:10am

New technology provides the graphics and simulation foundation for building and operating metaverse applications, including immersive digital twin simulations, in NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise.

The Future of AI Headline News

NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang Reveals Slew of Omniverse Feature Releases and Updates

Omniverse's expansive new features, revealed at this morning’s GTC keynote, include Omniverse Cloud managed services, Omniverse Kit connected tools and microservices, and Omniverse Exchange, a publishing portal for industry and purpose-built third-party solutions; the online conference runs through September 22.

Specialty Theatrical Releases Headline News

‘A Silent Voice: 5th Anniversary’ Coming to North American Theaters this October

Based on the hit manga series by Yoshitoki Oima, the anime feature tells a poignant coming-of-age tale about bullying and redemption.

The Hellblazer is Back Headline News

Keanu Reeves Boards ‘Constantine’ Sequel

Everyone’s favorite demonologist will return in the feature film sequel to the 2005 cult-favorite supernatural action film, with Akiva Goldsman writing and Weed Road Pictures, J.J. Abrams, and Hannah Minghella producing.

People Headline News

Oscar Winner Jonas Rivera Named Executive VP Film Production at Pixar

After joining the animation house as its first intern, the ‘Inside Out’ and ‘Toy Story 4’ producer will now oversee all studio film and streaming content production.

Release Date Roulette Headline News

Disney’s ‘Haunted Mansion’ Pushed to Summer 2023

The company’s busy theatrical release calendar gets some post D23 updates, as many dates have been moved, while the Star Wars film ‘Rogue Squadron’ had disappeared altogether.

Are You an Odd 1? Headline News

Netflix Reveals Offbeat Comedy ‘Oddballs’ Trailer and Premiere Date

Inspired by James Rallison’s oddly comic YouTube musings, the new animated series follows a bubble-shaped boy named James, whose life observations fuel rants that escalate to absurd heights; the show hits the streamer October 7.

Business Headline News

GKIDS Nabs Alberto Vázquez's ‘Unicorn Wars’ North American Rights

The award-winning director’s newest adult animated feature, described as ‘Bambi meets Apocalypse Now,’ makes its U.S. premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin later this month; the film makes its U.S. theatrical debut this Fall.

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