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Podcast EP 182: NASA Video Producer and Animator James Tralie

The Planetary Science video producer and animator shares how he took a U-turn from geophysics into animation and also manages to run a YouTube channel teaching Blender.

VFX for TV Headline News

VFX Legion Delivers Key Shots for ‘Quantum Leap’ Reboot

Donald P. Bellisario’s revival of the 1990s sci-fi cult classic tapped the global VFX house to create complex digital environments with integrated 2D and 3D assets; check out the VFX breakdown reel then catch Season 1 now airing on NBC and streaming on Peacock.

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Graphic Novel ‘SILVER Of Treasures and Thieves’ Available Next Week

The Annie Award-nominated director Stephan Franck crafts a story set in the noir-pulp era of the 1930s; his book invites readers on an adventure where Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’ is a tale of fact, not fiction, while he weaves a tale inspired by gothic horror and heist tropes.

The Fast Just Got Faster Headline News

BOXX APEXX S3 Ups the Game with Next-Gen Processors

New 13th Gen Intel Core processors power the purpose-built workstations, optimizing workflows across multiple industries, expanding to 24 CPU cores and accelerating to 5.8ghz; creative applications and render times get a significant boost during otherwise time-intensive tasks.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Watch ‘Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm’ Never-Before-Seen Clip

Lock the doors, close the windows! Everyone’s favorite rascals, the Aqua Teens, continue their crazy antics in your living room – coming to Digital, 4K Ultra HD, and Blu-ray in November.

Supporting the Animation Community Headline News

Applications Open: WIA Scholarship Program 2023

Program ups the bounty for prospective recipients with new industry supporters, including Animation Focus, Animation Mentor, ArtStation, Autodesk, Foundry, and LAIKA, contributing workshops, tutoring sessions, software packages, hardware, and cash prizes for the 2023 cycle.

Close the Literary Gap Headline News

Nine PBS and Lion Forge Animation Team Up on ‘Drawn In’

The multi-media initiative aims to close the literary gap with educational games, digital comic books, resources for grownups, and an animated series that follows the epic comic adventures of 4 Midwest kids who LOVE comic books.

Take a Ride in the Aquaverse Headline News

Columbia Pictures Aquaverse Theme Park Opens in Thailand

Studio’s first fully branded movie theme park includes attractions from ‘Ghostbusters,’ ‘Jumanji,’ ‘Bad Boys,’ ‘Zombieland,’ ‘The Emoji Movie,’ ‘Surfs Up,’ ‘Hotel Transylvania,’ and ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.’

All Paths Lead to Marvel Headline News

Harrison Ford Joining MCU as Secretary Thaddeus ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross

No stranger to franchises, the ‘Indiana Jones’ and ‘Star Wars’ star will pick up the Ross mantle in both ‘Captain America: New World Order’ and ‘Thunderbolts’ following William Hurt’s passing earlier this year.

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PBS KIDS' ‘City Island’ Digital Shorts Coming December 26

In the new animated series, created by Aaron Augenblick, kids get a civics lesson featuring a diverse citizenry of trees, cars, and buildings, each with its own name and personality; next month, new ‘Molly of Denali: The Big Gathering’ shorts also launch.

Marvel-ous Rumors Headline News

Sacha Baron Cohen May Join the MCU as Mephisto

The versatile actor is rumored to appear in Marvel Studios’ upcoming Disney+ series ‘Ironheart’ as the villainous Mephisto… or perhaps another villain altogether.

Cavill Returns Headline News

Henry Cavill to Reprise Superman Role in ‘Black Adam,’ ‘Man of Steel 2’

The ‘Witcher’ actor is returning to the big screen as the bulletproof Clark Kent after much prompting from Dwayne Johnson, made possible by Walter Hamada’s DC departure.

People Headline News

Rising Sun Pictures Co-Founder Tony Clark Named VES Fellow

In recognition of his contributions to the VFX industry, the 30-year industry veteran was honored on October 14 at the Visual Effects Society’s celebration in Los Angeles.

Who You Calling a Wimp? Headline News

Disney+ Drops ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules’ Trailer

Based on Jeff Kinney’s hugely popular book series, the animated movies follows the continued riotous antics of angst-ridden, disaster-prone middle school student Greg Heffley; coming to the streamer in December.

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Production Kicks Off on ‘Digital Girl’ Animated Series

A Productions and Cyber Group Studios’ new animated-comedy superhero adventure follows 13-year-old best friends in a futuristic city overcoming the challenges of the digital world; slated for delivery in 2024.

Horror from del Toro! Headline News

Netflix Teases ‘Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities’

The curated horror anthology from the acclaimed filmmaker debuts later this month with 2 themed episodes streaming daily for 4 nights; brand new motion art and debut dates tease fans, heightening anticipation for the series that’s coming soon, but not soon enough!

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Watch 2022 Sundance Selection ‘My Old School’ Official Trailer

From filmmaker Jono McLeod, the animation-embellished live-action documentary tells the true story of a mysterious student who enrolled in a Glasgow school in the 1990s; film available on-demand today.

Submit Your Latest Work Headline News

Call for Entries: Annecy 2023

Animation’s premier festival now accepting submissions in multiple categories, including short films, TV films, commissioned films, graduation films, feature films and VR works; registration dates for Mifa Pitch Sessions coming soon.

Fox Hamms it Up! Headline News

FOX Renews ‘Grimsburg’ for Season 2 Ahead of Season 1 Premiere

John Hamm to EP and star in the new animated comedy series about Marvin Flute, a misanthropic detective trying to redeem himself; produced by Bento Box Entertainment, the show debuts next year on FOX.

It’s Unreal! Headline News

Preymaker Premieres Highly Anticipated ‘Blue’ at VIEW 2022

Watch it here - launching live today as part of Epic Games’ ‘Future of Animated Storytelling’ presentation, the animated short is one of the first crafted entirely in the cloud using Unreal Engine – without compositing - by a team of artists collaborating virtually from around the world.

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FuturumKids and Toonz Media Group Ink Co-Production/Distribution Deal

Companies currently in production on the animated preschool series ‘Charlie’s Ark,’ which follows a 5-year-old boy who goes on magical adventures with his toy animals.

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