From GKIDS and Shout! Factory, Mamoru Hosada’s Annie-nominated animated movie’s special edition features the original Japanese version and English dub, plus new dialogues with the cast and interviews with Takeru Satoh and Eric Wong; bonus content from previously released Blu-ray also included.
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Bruce Timm, J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves’ highly anticipated continuation of the highly influential mid-90s ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ will no longer move forward at the streamer but will be shopped to other networks.
Instead of the villains getting away scot-free, one gets a prison sentence, and the other a change of heart, courtesy of the film’s new PowerPoint-style still image finale.
VFX artist Phil Radford delivers 12 shots in 2 weeks, harnessing Maya’s particle simulation capabilities to help create a 30-second commercial for Sapporo Beer.
In response to a changing industry, the committee has revised R&Ps, updating category definitions; important date announcements include the November 30 closing of entries and February 15, 2023, 21st Annual VES Awards Presentation.
While reviews are mixed for the first installment of the highly anticipated ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel series, many agree the casting and portrayal of women dealing with the horrors of misogyny are the shining stars of the episode.
Longtime studio creative joins leadership team to oversee 2D projects for both original and client service work, focusing on anime-influenced traditional animation and the recently announced After Bark brand.
The animated feature gets the axe as part of Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslov’s mission to cut $3 billion in costs; executives Tom Ascheim and Allison Abbate among staffers let go in the cost-cutting effort.
The 2D animated preschool series that follows the antics of a 7-year-old Ellen DeGeneres has been unceremoniously canceled and removed from the streaming platform, despite multiple unreleased episodes from the next two seasons remaining to stream.
The annual event returns in-person as well as online, running October 27 to November 30; the deadline to submit films is September 16.
There’s a new family in the town of Pawston… of cats! 8 all-new episodes of the show hit Netflix in September.
Relic Entertainment taps the creative studio team once again, this time for a cinematic trailer showcasing the latest addition to its popular real-time strategy game, released by Sega; check out the trailer – the game drops in November.
The studio’s Canada-based VFX supervisor roster expands with former Rodeo FX supe; this follows the integration of Method Studios’ team, which recently added 6 VFX supervisors across the company’s Montreal and Vancouver locations.
Hitting cinemas in the U.S. next month, the animated feature tells the story of 3 childhood friends who, over a summer, discover that life is leading them onto very different paths; tickets now on sale.
Total funds raised now tops $40M as the two investment firms bolster the studio’s existing fundraising led by Epic Games and Connect Ventures.
Paramount’s Ramsey Naito, Sony Pictures Animation’s Kristine Belson, and Cartoon Saloon co-founder Nora Twomey lead the ever-expanding speaker line-up at the 23rd edition of Italy’s premiere animation, VFX, games, and computer graphics conference coming October 16-21; more speaker announcements are coming soon!
Streamer releases 2-part episode this morning that includes animated segment, ‘A Dream of a Thousand Cats,’ directed by ‘Undone’s Hisko Hulsing and featuring the voice talent of David Tennant, James McAvoy, Sandra Oh, and Michael Sheen.
The 3rd annual livestream event celebrates all things ‘Star Trek’ featuring a full line-up of back-to-back conversations with cast members from across the storied franchise’s universe, announcements and reveals, and a tribute to Nichelle Nichols, coming in September.
This free virtual presentation and live Q&A will explore the increasing importance of GPU memory – and the NVIDIA RTX product family - as new applications add AI, real-time rendering, and simulation capabilities to their feature sets to enable even greater creativity.
It’s finally here - HBO’s new original series, the highly anticipated prequel set 200 years before the events of ‘Game of Thrones,’ debuts Sunday, August 21.
Returning to the genre’s birthplace, the leading anime plaltform promises a premiere event featuring fans, celebrities, creators, musicians, and performances in a style unique to the artform; nominees and voting open up early next year.
The tiny backyard foursome ventures home only to discover it has changed forever - together they must navigate this strange new land; 10 new episodes drop on Hulu and Peacock next month - watch the trailer!
Hear about Fong’s decision to pursue a major career change that will catapult him from the world of global supply chains to the world of animation and his ‘shotgun’ approach to making it happen.