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‘Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO’ Gets Global Theatrical Release

Written by franchise creator Akira Toriyama, the second ‘Dragon Ball Super’ feature is Crunchyroll's first ever international release in cinemas.

Welcome to the Metaverse Headline News

Watch: Bigger Better Meta’s ‘Welcome to the Metaverse’ Music Video

Creators set out to prove that the VR/Metaverse is a viable path for creators to engage and connect with each other and their audiences; filmed completely in Microsoft's AltspaceVR, the collaboration was built at ‘the cross-section of artistry and technology.’

Go Behind-the-Scenes Headline News

DreamWorks Animation Announces Annecy 2022 Presentation Lineup

Studio hosting two June 14 programs: a first look ‘Making Of’ screening of the upcoming holiday film ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ followed by a focus session on its recently released animated feature ‘The Bad Guys;’ festival takes place June 13-18.

retrospectives Headline News

Academy Museum’s ‘Hayao Miyazaki’ Exhibition Concludes June 5

Companion ‘Hayao Miyazaki Encores’ film series showcases the director’s work where it is most impactful – on the big screen; catch the last 2 screenings - ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’ on May 13 and ‘Ponyo’ on May 27 at the David Geffen Theater.

Business Headline News

Global Screen Nabs Rights to ‘The Last Whale Singer’ Animated Feature

Created by Telescope Animation using Unreal Engine 5, the film tells the story of a teenage humpback whale who must face his fears and summon a mystical song to save the oceans from a monstrous creature.

People Headline News

Framestore Montreal Taps DNEG Exec as New Head of Studio

The company adds Melinka Thompson-Godoy to helm studio’s Canadian efforts; Chloe Grysole is upped to MD Canada, Film & Episodic, tasked with oversight of Vancouver and Montreal studios.

Where Music and Animation Merge Headline News

Watch: ‘Philharmonia Fantastique: The Making of the Orchestra‘ Trailer

An animated, multimedia symphonic integration of music and film, the event comes to the Kennedy Center this week; also coming to theaters and a major streaming platform later this year.

People Headline News

Mindshow Names Laura Hilker Creative Executive

Bringing extensive industry experience, the former Aha Media exec joins the CG animation production company that boasts cutting edge software merging video game tech with VFX and machine learning.

Dept. of Can’t Wait! Headline News

Blake Lively to Direct ‘Scott Pilgrim’ Creator’s ‘Seconds’ from Edgar Wright Script

The Searchlight-sanctioned project marks the actress’ feature film directorial debut, and the ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ helmer and writer’s second cinematic spin on a Bryan Lee O’Malley story.

It’s Finally Coming! Headline News

‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ Trailer and Images are as Cool as we Expected

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 9, 2022 at 10:57am

More adventures await on Pandora when James Cameron’s long-awaited follow-up to his groundbreaking ‘Avatar’ comes to theaters December 16; fans can see the original movie again when it’s re-released in theaters September 23.

Get Ready to Descend into Madness Headline News

Netflix’s Drops ‘Love, Death + Robots’ Volume 3 Official Trailer

Read the film and director list - with images - from the batch of nine news shorts in Netflix’s epic, Emmy Award-winning anthology that returns on May 20; executive producer David Fincher makes his animation directorial debut, and Oscar winner Alberto Mielgo returns with another piece.

Short Films Headline News

Watch: Smith & Foulkes’ ‘Dreaming Together’ Celebrates Emirati Culture

The Nexus Studios directorial duo’s film was the centerpiece of the UAE Pavilion at Expo 2020; inspired by Al Sadu, a Bedouin artform, the 2D animation blends colors of the nation’s landscape to create wishful scenes of a future with greater equality and inclusion.

Awards Headline News

‘Bestia’ and ‘Flee’ Take Top Honors at ITFS 2022

The festival wrapped with its May 8 award ceremony honoring winners of the main competitions; the Trickstar Professional Awards were presented May 7, with the Tricks for Kids Awards on May 4.

Ham gets a redo Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘The Great North - Say It Again, Ham Adventure’

In the all-new episode airing tonight on FOX, Ham wants to redo his coming out moment with more drama, and less loving acceptance, so he seeks to make his theatrical dreams come true.

Duncan Finds a Knife Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘Duncanville - Clothes and Dagger’

Duncan finds a knife while Jack and Annie discover they can sell their clothes online; singer Jessica Simpson and journalist Jake Tapper make guest-voice appearances in the new episode airing May 8 on FOX.

Business Headline News

Technicolor Creative Studios Releases Q1 Earnings report

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 6, 2022 at 10:04am

MPC, The Mill, Mikros Animation, and Technicolor Games each saw significant revenue increases despite continued pandemic-related impacts; strong overall growth was reported, largely driven by demand for original content.

It’s PANDA-MONIUM! Headline News

Netflix Reveals ‘Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight’ Cast

James Hong joins Jack Black in the new series, reprising his role as Mr. Ping, Po's adoptive, over-protective father, with Rita Ora as Wandering Blade in her first major voice acting role; the DreamWorks Animation CG show is coming… we just don’t know when!

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP 160: How DM Galloway Animates Action Figures for a Living

The independent stop-motion animator discusses how he grew his YouTube following, how he manages to get brand deals, and what goes into the creation of figure stop-motion animation.

Judgment Day is Coming Headline News

Annecy 2022 Juries Announced

Judging at this year’s festival will be handled by 18 notable industry experts from 13 countries; awards will be revealed at the event’s June 18 closing ceremony.

Coming in Hot Headline News

HBO Drops ‘House of the Dragon’ Trailer and Posters

Inspired by George R. R. Martin’s 2018 book ‘Fire & Blood,’ the highly anticipated prequel to the iconic ‘Game of Throne’ series debuts Sunday, August 21 on HBO and HBO Max.

Business Headline News

Tippett Studio Opens New VFX/Animation Production Office in Toronto

The new facility will be run by company veteran Gary Mundell, and will utilize a full-service post studio to deliver for its marquee clients.

A Tasty New Series Headline News

Disney TV Animation Serves Up ‘Cookies & Milk’

Laurence Fishburne to executive produce original animated series inspired by Shawn Amos’ semi-autographical look at growing up the son of Wallace "Wally" Amos, Jr., founder of the Famous Amos chocolate chip cookie brand.

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