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Framestore Montreal Adds VFX Supervisor Damien Stumpf

Company continues to expand its teams across creative and production departments to service growing slate of film and TV projects; new hire brings 20+ years of visual effects experience to his new role.

Webinars Headline News

Celsys and Wacom Set Free ‘Manga & Anime Days’ Digital Event

The all-digital 3-day global event will feature webinars covering creative themes including manga-making and illustration; webinars will be hosted by creatives from a range of industries.

Awards Headline News

‘Animaniacs,’ ‘Go! Go! Cory Carson’ Big Winners at Daytime Emmy Awards

‘Hilda,’ ‘The Adventures of Paddington,’ ‘Elena of Avalor,’ and ‘Baba Yaga’ also take home multiple awards at the 48th annual awards ceremony.

Who Doesn’t Love a Slacker Teen? Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘Duncanville – Stan In The Place Where You Live’

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 8:00am

In the new episode airing July 19 on Fox, Duncan skips the PSATs to hang out with his grifter Uncle Stan, to his parents’ disappointment, while Jack, Kimberly and Jing clean the creepy attic to stay on Annie’s good side.

Business Headline News

Artlist Acquires Software Company FXhome

Company adds video, VFX and image editing software tools to its already extensive catalog of high-quality creative assets, increasing its service offerings to creators.

Eddie Returns! Headline News

Evil Must Atone in Iron Maiden's ‘Writing on the Wall’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 16, 2021 at 2:49pm

BlinkInk director Nicos Livesey, working from concepts by former Pixar stalwarts Mark Andrews and Andrew Gordon, animates the band’s first new music in six years, a story of a dystopian world destroyed by pollution that can only be redeemed by a Maiden-esqe biblical wrath.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP120: What 26 Years at Pixar Taught Shawn Krause

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 16, 2021 at 1:00pm

The creative director of animation and story at Spire Studios talks about his experience as an animator and animation supervisor at the legendary home of ‘Toy Story.’

It’s Both Fast and Furious! Headline News

DreamWorks Drops ‘Fast & Furious: Spy Racers’ Season 5 Trailer

This season, the action-packed animated adventure series follows the crew on a world saving mission in the South Pacific; all-new episodes stream on Netflix August 13.

Technology Headline News

OptiTrack Releases Motive 3.0

The new, rebuilt version of the performance capture and motion tracking software provides real-time motion tracking, Digital Delsys EMG systems integration, and advanced customization with a redesigned UI.

People Headline News

Netflix Adds Paul Debevec as Director of Research

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 16, 2021 at 8:20am

The Academy Award-winning computer graphics pioneer joins streamer’s Data Science and Engineering team to oversee new technology development across VFX, virtual production, and animation production.

Festivals Headline News

SCAD Savannah Film Festival Returns In-Person and Online

Presented by the Savannah College of Art and Design, the annual festival, set for October 23-30, will feature film screenings, panel discussions, and workshops.

People Headline News

DreamWorks Animation Names Bill Ballew CTO

25-year studio veteran and previous VP of R & D steps up to role previously held by Jeff Wike, who is retiring; new responsibilities include technology-related strategic and creative planning as well as operations of the studio's animation production platforms. 

Stop Bullying! Headline News

Cartoon Network Partners with ‘Raising Good Gamers’ Anti-Bullying Initiative

The network, along with Games for Change and UC Irvine’s Connected Learning Lab, release ‘How to Be a Positive Gamer’ PSA; animated short gives kids tips on heading off bullying before it starts.

Hot Tub Animation Headline News

Watch a Dry Erase Board-Animated Umphrey’s McGee ‘You Walked Up’ Origin Story

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 12:03pm

Pete Herzog’s hand-drawn short, produced with his wife in a hot tub, illustrates band member Jake Cinninger’s tale of how they named their upcoming album filled with selections from decades of their concert ‘walk-on’ music.

Heavens to Mergatroyd! Headline News

Warner Drops ‘Jellystone!’ Key Art

Yogi Bear is back and heading to Comic-Con@Home on July 24 with a sneak peek of his all-new series; catch the famed Hanna-Barbera gang, including Boo Boo, Huckleberry Hound, Snagglepuss, and Wally Gator, when the series premieres July 29 on HBO Max.

Events Headline News

Line-Up Announced for Maxon’s ‘3D & Motion Design Show’

Free July 21 virtual event to focus on character animation; professional digital artists will share tips and tricks for Maxon’s creative tools.

You Had Us At Gelato! Headline News

‘Luca’ Comes Home August 3

Disney and Pixar bring a coming-of-age story about one young boy/sea monster experiencing an unforgettable summer, set on the beautiful Italian Riviera, to Digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD; release features never-before-seen featurettes, deleted scenes and two alternate openings.

Vidcasts Headline News

‘Between the Keyframes’ Motion Design Vidcast Launches

New biweekly show from industry experts Erin Sarofsky and Austin Shaw gives an insider’s look and insights into process, practice, and culture.

Talent development Headline News

‘Universal Animation Writers Program’ 2021 Selections Revealed

5 participants chosen for first-of-its-kind paid one-year program, in partnership with DreamWorks and Illumination, to develop underrepresented voices in film and TV animation through workshops, seminars, sponsorship, and roundtable discussions.

The Dark Knight Returns Headline News

New Clip Drops for ‘Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two’

The two-part animated DC Universe Movies thriller concludes as the Dark Knight battles a unified front of super villains while solving a murder mystery; feature-length film comes to Digital July 27, and Blu-ray August 10.

Business Headline News

SPP 2021: Asia’s Premier B2B Animation Event Now Underway

Taking place online this year, Korea's annual international content market brings together buyers, sellers, financiers, and animation lovers from all over the globe.

Business Headline News

Development Begins on Matthew A. Cherry’s ‘Battu’

The Oscar winning ‘Hair Love’ director, Cartoon Network Studios, and award-winning director Chaz Bottoms start work on a 2D animated musical comedy series celebrating the creative arts culture of Chicago.

Where Exactly is Arcadia? Headline News

Guillermo del Toro Shares First Minutes of ‘Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 9:06am

The DreamWorks Animation adventure, coming to Netflix July 21, pits heroes from ‘Trollhunters,’ ‘3Below,’ and ‘Wizards’ against the Arcane Order in the franchise’s final battle for control over the magic that binds them all.

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