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Podcast EP 194: Spiridon Giannakis and Everything About Art Book Publishing

The German art book publisher/magazine editor discusses the world of print media, his career journey, which culminated with establishing his own publishing business, and the ins and outs of the business.

Awards Headline News

73rd Annual ACE Eddie Awards Nominees Revealed

‘The Bad Guys,’ ‘Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio,’ ‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On,’ ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,’ and ‘Turning Red’ are nominated in the animated features category; winners will be announced at the March 5 awards ceremony.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Mickey & Minnie’ Animated Short Collection Celebrates 100 Years of Disney

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ new compilation, including ‘Steamboat Willie,’ which first introduced Mickey Mouse, along with ‘Brave Little Tailor,’ ‘Mickey’s Delayed Date,’ ‘Hawaiian Holiday,’ ‘On Ice,’ and 5 others, comes to Blu-ray and DVD February 7.

Technology Advancing Art Headline News

NVIDIA Updates ‘Instant NeRF’ to Transform 2D Images into 3D/VR

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 1:02pm

The app can now use real or rendered images - from smartphones, game screenshots, and design applications - to create a virtual reality scene.

Mando! Headline News

This is the Way! Disney+ Teases ‘Star Wars: The Mandalorian’ Season 3

The streamer shares key art and a featurette to tide fans over until the new 8-episode season’s March 1 release; Lucasfilm’s original live-action series follows the continuing journeys of Din Djarin through the Star Wars galaxy.

The New DCU Headline News

DC Studios Reveals Release Date for ‘The Batman – Part II’

The sequel to Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’ will hit theaters October 3, 2025 under the DC Elseworlds banner, separate from the new DC Universe core continuity just revealed by James Gunn and Peter Safran.

It’s Unreal Headline News

Impossible Objects Illustrates the Power of Sustainable Virtual Production

Tapping NantStudio’s advanced LED stage powered by Unreal Engine for its ‘auto demo’ project, the studio demonstrates the sustainability impact of harnessing the cutting-edge technology, both in financial and environmental costs.

Marvel-ous VFX Headline News

Cinesite Shares ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ VFX Breakdown Reel

The studio delivered almost 400 visual effects shots, with its London facility producing a single 10-minute sequence and Montreal facility creating a range of sequences, including full water simulations, integrating CG ships, digi-doubles and a helicopter crashing into the ocean.

The New DCU Headline News

New DCU Slate Touts 10 Interconnected Film and Television Projects

The upcoming shows – almost all live-action - make up ‘Chapter 1’ of the new core, interconnected DC Universe; the first film, ‘Superman: Legacy,’ hits theaters July 11, 2025.

Technology Headline News

Silver Spoon Rewrites XR Playbook for Nick Simulcast of CBS Christmas Day Game

The NY-based real-time animation and virtual production studio’s immersive ‘Nickified’ game day viewing experience included technological firsts in AI, real-time AR graphics, and mixed reality resulting in record-breaking viewership.

People Headline News

Aardman Appoints Laura Taylor-Williams as Head of Digital and Strategic Development

In the newly created role, exec will lead a team covering commercial and creative strategies in digital publishing, as well as the strategic direction of digital monetization across AVOD, FAST and EST.

It’s Happing on Hulu Headline News

Hulu Orders ‘King of the Hill’ Reboot

After getting turned down at FOX, co-creators Mike Judge and Greg Daniels have taken their series resurrection plans elsewhere, along with the original voice cast that includes Kathy Najimy and Pamela Adlon; still set in the fictional town of Arlen, Texas, the show takes place in present-day U.S.A.

People Headline News

VisualCreatures Names Ian Unterreiner President

Former Zoic exec to helm AGBO’s recently acquired virtual production studio, specializing in real-time applications in visual effects and animation, to be housed at its downtown Los Angeles creative campus.  

Engage! Headline News

Paramount+ Drops ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Final Season Trailer

The iconic admiral is forced to confront the legacy of his past and new revelations that may alter the fate of the Federation; Season 3 premieres February 16 exclusively on Paramount+.

Stop-Motion Exhibition Headline News

‘Hidden Worlds: The Films of LAIKA’ Exhibition Opening at Seattle’s MoPOP

The multi-award-winning stop-motion studio's newest and largest exhibit features immersive displays, film artifacts, and interactives spotlighting ‘Coraline;’ ‘ParaNorman;’ ‘The Boxtrolls;’ ‘Kubo and the Two Strings;’ ‘Missing Link;’ and the upcoming ‘Wildwood;’ show kicks off in March and runs through Summer 2024.

People Headline News

Long-Time Disney Exec Angi Dyste Joins DNEG Animation

Bringing 25+ years’ experience in animation and kids’ programming, the industry veteran assumes the newly created role of Senior Vice President, Episodic; the appointment comes as the studio increases its focus on TV and feature animation.

Heading to Stuttgart this April Headline News

FMX 2023 Tickets Now on Sale

The hybrid edition, focusing on the art, technology, and business of animation, visual effects, and interactive and immersive media, returns to Stuttgart April 25-27 with an exclusive online day April 28.

Festivals Headline News

Annecy Festival 2023 Unveils Poster by Jorge R. Gutierrez

With this year’s spotlight on Mexican animation, the animator/writer/director brings Mexican culture and folklore to the festival poster for the upcoming June event; watch Gutierrez share the inspiration and process behind the poster.

The New Rick and Morty Headline News

Fans Campaign for Tiktok Impressionist to Replace Justin Roiland in ‘Rick and Morty’

The grassroots movement to hire voice actor Sean Kelly as the show’s two leads has many supporters, while other fans argue the true beauty and humor of the show came from the co-creator’s improv and can never be replicated.

In Passing Headline News

TOONZ Studio Founder Bill Dennis Passes at 80

The longtime industry leader and ASIFA India chapter founder was a key player in building the animation production industry in India, including the setup of the Toonz Academy in Kerala and The Week of the Masters Animation Festival.

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