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Watch an Exclusive Movie Clip - ‘The Amazing Maurice’

Following its North American premiere at Sundance, the animated adventure about a sassy, street-smart talking cat inspired by the award-winning novel by the late Sir Terry Pratchett - starring Hugh Laurie, Emilia Clarke, David Tennant, and Ariyon Bakareon – hits U.S. theaters next month.

Say It Ain’t So Headline News

Adult Swim Drops ‘Rick and Morty’ Co-Creator Justin Roiland

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 3:06pm

Network is reportedly cutting ties with the prolific animation producer and voice actor in the wake of his being charged for an alleged incident against an unnamed girlfriend in 2020.

It’s PANDA-MONIUM! Headline News

‘Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight - Epic Lunar New Year’ Episode Now Streaming

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 10:56am

In the new Netflix special episode of the DreamWorks Animation hit animated series, to keep his gang's spirits up on their difficult voyage, Po tells the tale of a hunter who helped protect a village from a dragon on the first Lunar New Year.

People Headline News

Pixotope Expands Product Team with 2 New Hires

Gideon Ferber joins the virtual production solutions company as Senior Director of Motion and Production Graphics; Javier Reyes Gomez comes on board as Product Program Manager.

Kissy Kissy Headline News

HBO Max Drops ‘Harley Quinn: A Very Problematic Valentine’s Day Special’ Trailer

Valentine’s Day may be destined for mayhem and madness when Gotham’s power couple of DC villainy celebrates the day of romance together - for the first time! The special hits the streamer next month.

Awards Headline News

Nominations Announced for the 95th Academy Awards

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 7:01am

No real surprises, at least in the animation-related categories, with ‘Avatar: The Way of Water,’ ‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,’ ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,’ ‘The Sea Beast,’ and ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ among the best animated feature and best visual effects nominees for this year’s 95th Oscars, coming March 12.

Gimme More Clancy! Headline News

‘John Wick’ Director Chad Stahelski to Helm ‘Rainbow Six’

Michael B. Jordan reprises his role as Navy SEAL-turned-CIA operative John Clark from ‘Without Remorse in Paramount’s adaptation of the Tom Clancy novel, this time with a hoped-for theatrical release.  

D&D on the Big Screen Headline News

Paramount Drops ‘Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves’ Trailer, Pushes Release Date

Based on the genre-defining roleplaying game, the action-adventure film starring Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, and Hugh Grant now hits theaters March 31, 2023.

It’s Anime-zing! Headline News

Vote Now for the Seventh Annual Crunchyroll Anime Awards

Anime of the Year nominees include ‘Attack on Titan Final’ Season Part 2, ‘Cyberpunk: Edgerunners,’ ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc,’ ‘Lycoris Recoil,’ ‘Ranking of Kings’ Cour 2, and ‘SPY x FAMILY;’ fans can vote every day, in every category, through January 25 – winners will be announced March 4.

Coming in 2024 Headline News

PBS KIDS Announces New Animated Series ‘Lyla in the Loop’

The kids' show from Mighty Picnic and Pipeline Studios, premiering early 2024, aims to boost problem-solving skills and showcase benefits of working collaboratively.

Education Headline News

Stage 03 VFX Releases Online VFX101 Class Sampler

Featuring 6 hours of curated training material covering VFX filmmaking, Compositing, Modeling, and After Effects Animation, the VFX Sampler is a superb introduction to the global education program’s comprehensive, degreed, and accredited visual effects instruction.

careers in animation Headline News

Podcast EP 192: Liam Gilbey & the Struggles of Creating an Animation Studio - 3 Years In

Cut the Mustard Animation’s studio director reflects on where the studio started, where it’s at and where it’s going – and how he and the other studio founders found their footing and managed to stay afloat.

People Headline News

Visual Effects Society Announces 2023 Board of Directors Officers

Newly appointed officers include Lisa Cooke as Chair; Susan O’Neal as First Vice Chair; David H. Tanaka as Second Vice Chair; Rita Cahill as VES Secretary; and Jeffrey A. Okun as VES Treasurer.

Survival Is the Only Law Headline News

Film Adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s ‘Hunter's Run’ in Development

Exile Content Studio secures film rights to the sci-fi novel, which follows Latino lead Ramón Espejo, a day laborer on a distant planet on the run for his survival.

But Mom! Headline News

Butters Learns Houses Also Have Back Doors in ‘South Park’ Season 26 Teaser

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 20, 2023 at 1:17pm

Don’t say you weren’t warned; Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s iconic animated series returns February 8 with all-new episodes on Comedy Central.

The Boys are Back in Town Headline News

China Lifts Longstanding Ban on Marvel Films

While no specific reason for the official policy change was revealed, China’s ban is over, for the time being, allowing both ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ and ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania’ to premiere in February now they’ve been approved by the China Film Administration.

Technology Headline News

DNEG Releases Open-Source xSTUDIO Playback and Review Application

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 20, 2023 at 11:40am

Now available on the Academy Software Foundation GitHub, the flexible, feature rich program is designed to meet the diverse needs of a broad range of review scenarios across teams of connected users, whether on set, in office, or remote.

Call for Submissions Headline News

Submissions Now Open: 2023 LXiA Spark Animation Grant

Supported by Netflix, the community outreach program awards 3 emerging independent Latinx animation filmmakers with money, mentorship, and support for production of an animated short film; the submission deadline is February 3.

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