Renown animation, VFX, virtual production, and games conference reveals massive program of free events featuring master filmmakers and top industry professionals, including Sir Roger Deakins and the Badass Women Production Designers; event runs in person and online October 17-22 in Torino, Italy.
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Big rocks, wrecked ships, and at least one unfortunate person careen through space in the streamer’s first official glimpse of their acclaimed sci-fi series’ third and final season, premiering December 1.
Adeena Grubb and Andy Biddle use hand-sewn set and character to create charming ‘Hmmmingbird’ TV advert for TopCashback shopping site.
Joce Capper will oversee London studio, working in tandem with her Montreal colleagues; Rebecca Manning joins visual effects team following tenure at FuseFX as digital effects supervisor & head of 2D.
The nosy neighbor Agnes / diabolical, incorrigible witch Agatha Harkness may be getting her own Marvel Studios series on Disney+.
With a new name and a new mission, the service provider in sensing, capturing, and analyzing motion data seeks to bringing meaning to movement and to accelerate innovation in entertainment, sports, health, and industrial market.
Coming December 14, the famed animation studio’s three critically-acclaimed Oscar-nominated animated films, ‘The Secret of Kells,’ ‘Song of The Sea,’ and ‘Wolfwalkers’ will be released as the ‘Irish Folklore Trilogy,’ a 4-Disc Blu-ray pack loaded with special features.
New CG animated kids’ series, co-produced with Fabrique Fantastique and Apartment 11, blasts off with several distribution agreements; show scheduled to premiere Summer 2022.
Group representing visual effects professionals signs six new artists to their already extensive roster; the new signings coincide with the company’s 1-year anniversary.
Special manga booklet created for opening weekend; the highly anticipated animated movie hits theaters in the U.S. and Canada on October 29; tickets are on sale now.
Government-sponsored group identifies educational programs that promote diversity while producing ‘industry ready’ talent; Nottingham Trent University and Bournemouth University have been designated as having strong industry ties while featuring high-quality course content.
The three-year partnership with German government-funded program aims to foster local job growth through initiatives including free online courses on editing for animation and the launch of a 10-second animation competition for aspiring creators ages 18-35; entry deadline set for November 14.
Kumail Nanjiani gets the keys in the 2-minute ‘Parking Spot’ advert, as the superhero from the upcoming MCU feature faces a real-life problem: safely parking his brand-new car when he heads downtown for work.
The Apple Original, produced in partnership with WildBrain, premieres globally December 10; Apple and PBS teaming up to offer classic ‘Peanuts’ specials ‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,’ ‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,’ and ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ for ad-free viewing on PBS and PBS KIDS.
The Dragon has finally taken off, as the network officially drops the first sneak peek of its ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel that follows the Targaryen’s rise to power in Westeros.
‘See Amazing in All Children’ effort helps families build new routines, increase flexibility, and cope with the challenges of change during turbulent times; new animated short features Julia, Sesame Street’s 4-year-old Muppet with autism, written, produced and animated by artists on the spectrum.
Venerable VFX, animation, and virtual production studio bolsters its feature animation team with return of two long-time company veterans.
Mixed reality software company taps broadcast and media industry veterans Ben Davenport, David Cheng and Travis Sims as VP for global marketing, VP sales & marketing EMEA, and strategic account manager for North America, respectively.
The fourth film in Sony Pictures Animation’s successful ‘Hotel T’ franchise will bypass theaters, opting instead for a January 14, 2022 premiere in an exclusive global streaming deal with Amazon.
Hugely popular Netflix and DreamWorks series’ showrunner and executive producer Noelle Stevenson unveils ‘I’m Fine I’m Fine Just Understand,’ where they’ll share two weekly comics, personal anecdotes and answers to readers’ questions about animation and comics.
Phil Lord and Chris Miller to be honored for Outstanding Achievement in Animation for ‘The Mitchells vs. The Machines;’ hybrid event runs in-person and virtually October 23-30
Announcements made today, as Autodesk University 2021 begins, outline an industry forward look at Cloud production, open standards, and machine learning; shift to the cloud in response to global pandemic means opportunities to build a more resilient future, unlocking new levels of creator collaboration and efficiency to meet growing content demand.
Studio’s new ‘creative guardian’ will oversee all original IP development and service project slates; credits include series director on Amazon Prime Original ‘Bug Diaries,’ ‘Wishenpoof,’ and ‘Space Ranger Roger.’
New mentorship and training program seeks to discover artists in underrepresented communities whose style and voice push boundaries in storytelling and animation; up to 7 artists will be selected to participate; applications due by October 24.
In the ‘Dead Ringer’ segment from the October 10 episode, Lisa finds out about a party she wasn’t invited to attend, where all the kids who watched a video on their phones die in seven days; also Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite,’ Bambi’s revenge and more in the first of four all-new Halloween-themed episodes.