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Animated TV Series Headline News

‘Sissi the Young Empress’ and ‘Invention Story’ Head to U.S. Markets

Mondo TV Iberoamerica teams up with VME Media to bring popular series to the US, Puerto Rico and territories for the first time.

Visual Effects Society Headline News

VES Issues Best Practices Guide, Urges Employers to Let Staff Work at Home

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 23, 2020 at 10:37am

Organization calls on businesses to let employees work remotely as the fight against the coronavirus rages on; best practices guide designed to help VFX community adapt to at home workflows.

Awards Headline News

Royal Television Society Honors ‘Zog’ with Children’s Programme Award

Magic Light Picture’s hugely popular animated TV special receives recognition for positive contributions, earning accolades from the industry and UK viewers.

Community Outreach Headline News

Nickelodeon Launches #KIDSTOGETHER Initiative to Keep Kids Informed

Studio reaching out with multiplatform prosocial initiative, using their most popular characters and free access to Noggin, to engage kids and families on staying healthy while at home. 

SVOD Headline News

Final Season of DreamWorks ‘She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’ Premieres on Netflix May 15

Hit animated series has put women in the forefront with all-female writer’s room and empowered, complex heroes; show expands what sci-fi-fantasy can be.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Birds of Prey and the Fabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn,’ Coming to Digital March 24

Margot Robbie is back in the title role of Warner Bros.’ latest DC comic book-inspired action-adventure, also hitting Video On Demand services April 7.

Netflix Headline News

WATCH: DreamWorks Releases ‘Archibald’s Next Big Thing’ Season 2 Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 4:24pm

Emmy Award winner Tony Hale’s animated comedy about the misadventures of a curious, loveable chicken returns to Netflix on March 20.

Technology Headline News

Glue Collaboration Announces Next Generation VR-Collaboration Platform

New features, including compatibility with Oculus Quest headsets, provide business with innovative ways to achieve remote communication. 

TV VFX Headline News

WATCH: Cinesite’s ‘The Witcher’ Season 1 VFX Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 16, 2020 at 2:36pm

Led by VFX supervisor Aleksadar Pejic, the studio’s London team delivered digital demons and more in more than 250 shots across all eight first season episodes.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Universal Releasing ‘Trolls World Tour’ On-Demand Same Day it Hits Theatres

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 16, 2020 at 12:25pm

Film will be made available April 10 on home entertainment platforms; some Universal films now at theatres will be available as early as March 20.

Events Headline News

Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film 2020 Canceled

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 13, 2020 at 12:34pm

27th ITFS edition, running May 5-10, and 14th Animation Production Days, set for May 6-8, in Stuttgart, Germany, have been canceled.

People Headline News

DreamWorks Animation Issues Statement Regarding Coronavirus Pandemic

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 13, 2020 at 11:25am

DWA president Margie Cohn follows up Universal CEO’s memo with a note announcing phased move toward employees working from home, and immediate closure of studio offices to visitors. 

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