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FOX Orders Malamut Brothers’ ‘Universal Basic Guys/The Hoagie Bros.’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 7, 2022 at 5:09pm

Set for a 2024 debut, the new animated series from the ‘Game of Zones’ creators is about men with no jobs trying to find purpose in a world where they’re no longer needed… but have a large monthly universal basic income.

Advances in Digital Human Creation Headline News

Wild Capture and Metastage to Demo New Digital Human Creation Tools at VES Event

The two studios are teaming up to showcase new advances in volumetric video tools used to create digital humans as part of the VES’ ‘Creating Lifelike Digital Humans -- Volumetric Video Capture Techniques for VFX Pipelines,’ set for November 12; registration is now open on Eventbrite.

Mickey Heads to Stop-Motion Headline News

Stoopid Buddy Stoodios and Disney Deliver ‘Mickey Saves Christmas’

The ‘Robot Chicken’ studio’s second Disney holiday special follows Mickey and Minnie as they travel to the North Pole to save Christmas and learn the true meaning of the holiday; show arrives late November on ABC, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, and Disney+.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Big Trip 2: Special Delivery’ Arrives on VOD, Digital and DVD December 27

The animated family film sequel to 2019’s ‘The Big Trip’ features the voice talents of Pauly Shore and Jesse McCartney.

Hopp To It! Headline News

Disney+ Drops ‘Zootopia+’ Trailer and Images

Byron Howard and Rich Moore’s Oscar-winning 2016 animated action-comedy gets its own spin-off series streaming later this week; six new stories return to the mammal metropolis for a deep dive into the film’s characters.

It’s Anime-zing Headline News

Crunchyroll Returns to New York for Anime NYC

Attendees can explore experiential installations, panels, photo ops, and exclusive premieres of the latest projects and shows from the leading anime platform at the upcoming convention running November 18-20.

Education Headline News

USC Announces Expanded Animation (XA) MFA Program

The XA curriculum explores new forms of animation practice and allows students to design their career paths through individual mentorships and a flexible curriculum; the application deadline is November 15.

animated shorts Headline News

Indie Artist Turns Napkin Doodles into ‘ArtSquad’ Shorts with NVIDIA Omniverse 3D Tools

By Dan Sarto | Friday, November 4, 2022 at 4:17pm

London-based Rafi Nizam used Omniverse Create XR and content-creation apps from Adobe, Autodesk, and Epic Games to create his fun new animated show.

That Darn Cat Headline News

Voice Cast Revealed for Sassy Feline CG Animated Film ‘10 Lives’

Zayn Malik, Sophie Okonedo, and Dylan Llewellyn will lend their voices in undisclosed roles, while Sione Ashley voices Rose and Mo Gilligan stars as Beckett, a pampered and selfish cat that takes his life for granted.

Let’s Dance – After the Apocalypse Headline News

Groove to a Post-Apocalyptic Dance Adventure - Adult Swim SMALL’s ‘Hot Future’ Short

Watch Mike Anderson and Ryan Dickie’s latest animated collaboration - created with real-time tools including Unreal Engine - set 1,000 years in the future; their film joins the network’s other original short-form content commissioned from emerging animators and comedic voices from around the world.

TV Animation Headline News

Bilibili Releasing ‘The Three-Body Problem’ Animated Adaptation

The new series, based on Chinese author Liu Cixin’s Hugo Award-winning sci-fi novels about humanity’s first contact with an alien race, debuts December 3; David Benioff and D.B. Weiss’ live-action version will debut on Netflix next year.  

Honoring the Best in Kids and Family TV Animation Headline News

Children’s & Family Emmy Nominees Announced

‘Maya and the Three,’ ‘Hilda and the Mountain King,’ and ‘City of Ghosts’ among top nominees in NATAS’ brand-new, standalone awards expansion; inaugural ceremonies slated for December 10-11.

Big Reveal Headline News

Emilia Clarke Revealed by Mistake as Abigail Brand in ‘Secret Invasion’

The ‘Game of Thrones’ star’s role was accidentally acknowledged when the Marvel and Disney+ series’ official Tenor account tagged the character by name in a gif.

People Headline News

Tatania Maslany and Mena Massoud Lead ‘Butterfly Tale’ Film Cast

The ‘She-Hulk’ and ‘Aladdin’ actors join Pink Parrot Media’s upcoming 3D animated feature, a story about a resourceful teen butterfly who can’t fly, set to hit theaters in Fall 2023.

People Headline News

Academy’s Science and Technology Council Adds New Members

The Council focuses on the science and technology of motion pictures, including preservation of its history, education, and industry standards; new members include industry veterans Paul Cameron, Paul Debevec, Tom Duffield, and Marlon West.

Events Headline News

2022 World Animation & VFX Summit Reveals Hall of Fame Honorees

Kristine Belson, Jorge R. Gutierrez, Ramsey Naito, and Genndy Tartakovsky among the HOF inductees; three days of keynotes, panels, and networking events kicks off with gala dinner on November 6.

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HP Teradici Releases ‘Hybrid Work Report 2022: The Strategic Role of Digital Workspaces’

The white paper includes a survey of companies in multiple industries on how they are implementing hybrid work policies, the obstacles they’ve faced, and what they hope to achieve from employing a split environment option.

Business Headline News

WildBrain Inks ‘First Look Deal’ With Bonnie Arnold

Ex-DreamWorks Animation exec and ‘How to Train your Dragon’ franchise producer now developing ‘Dragon’ author Cressida Cowell’s latest book ‘Which Way to Anywhere;’ exec to spearhead numerous episodic projects, TV specials, and features for the family and kids’ entertainment company.

Mysteries of the Unknown Headline News

Walt Disney Animation Studios Drops ‘Strange World’ Featurette

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 Clade family; watch the star-studded voice cast share their descriptions of the new adventure – coming to U.S. theaters later this month.

Anime to Live-Action Oh My! Headline News

Carlos López Estrada to Direct and Pen ‘Your Name’ Live-Action Remake

The ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ director has been onboarded by Paramount, Bad Robot, and Toho to adapt the animated romantic fantasy drama, considered a modern Japanese classic.

call for entries Headline News

Celsys Opens International Comic/Manga School Contest 2023

Students worldwide are invited to submit a comic, manga, bande dessinée, webtoon, storyboard, or illustration for a chance to get published and win prizes.

Technology Headline News

Technicolor Creative Studios Building Virtual Production Stage in LA

In partnership with NantStudios, the company will expand its Culver City-based 60,000 sqft creative hub to include new LED stage and real-time production services, set to open in 2023.

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