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Fighting Against Racism Headline News

Cartoon Network and ‘Steven Universe’ Fight Racism in ‘See Color’ PSA

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 11:01am

The third spot in a set of four developed by Rebecca Sugar and Ian Jones-Quartey each feature a different character from the hit series, providing kids and families productive ways to counter common narratives about racism.

Business Headline News

Flying Ship Studio and Cloth Cat Animation Team on ‘Chiruta’ Preschool Series

The Japanese and UK studios partner on CG animated show, with characters based on woodcut dolls, about a young mischievous woodland gnome who, with the help of her friends, overcomes life’s unexpected challenges.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ on Digital March 16 and 4K, Blu-ray, and DVD March 30

Watch Gal Gadot kick ass Wonder Women, mixing it up with new BFF turned villain Kristen Wiig, as she once again holds the fate of the world in her hands; now available on Premium Video on Demand.

Great Balls of Dragon Fire Headline News

HBO’s ‘House of the Dragon’ Expands Cast and Sets Production Start

The long-awaited prequel series begins production in April, and welcomes series regulars Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon, Rhys Ifans as Ser Otto Hightower, Eve Best as Princess Rhaenys Velaryon, and Sonoya Mizuno as Mysaria.

Business Headline News

Company 3 and Method Merge Atlanta Editorial Teams

Integration will optimize inter-departmental collaboration, enhancing overall service offerings; leading the transition are award-winning editors Eddie Kesler and Matt Barron.

People Headline News

Zoic Studios Expands Vancouver Studio and Creative Roster

The VFX house welcomes Craig Wentworth as VFX supervisor, Patricia Binga as animation supervisor, and Adam Harrison as VFX producer; recent Epic MegaGrant helps continued development of innovations in LED technology for virtual production and filmmaking.

TV VFX Headline News

WATCH: 2 Featurettes Showcase Cinesite’s VFX on ‘Fate: The Winx Saga’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 15, 2021 at 1:23pm

Overall VFX supervisor Simon Stanley-Clamp and his London team create the magical world of Alfea College, the ancient boarding school for fairies at the center of the otherworldly Netflix live-action series.

Business Headline News

Outpost VFX Secures Private Equity Investment

Studio strikes multi-million-pound deal with YFM Equity Partners; The Mill co-founder and CEO Robin Shenfield named new board chair, will leverage his vast experience to support company’s global expansion.

Virtual Festivals Headline News

Escape Studios’ VFX Festival Returns in March

The all-virtual 9th edition’s theme is ‘Limitless Creativity;’ event features various talks, presentations, and career advice aimed at students, emerging talent, and industry professionals.

animated short films Headline News

Disney Announces ‘Us Again’ Animated Short

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 15, 2021 at 10:58am

Studio’s first new theatrical short in five years will front upcoming ‘Raya and the Last Dragon,’ which debuts worldwide March 5, before hitting Disney+ in June.

The Snyder Cut Arrives! Headline News

Official Trailer Drops for Zack Snyder’s ‘Justice League’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 15, 2021 at 10:10am

No more gripes and ‘shoulda-coulda-woulda’ speculation; get an extended look at the director’s true vision for the film he stepped away from in 2017, as it finally comes to HBO Max on March 18.

Badass Game Adaptations Headline News

Post-Apocalyptic ‘The Last of Us’ Adaptation Gains its Joel and Ellie

‘The Mandalorian’ star Pablo Pascal will portray Joel while ‘Game of Thrones’ badass Bella Ramsey will play Ellie in her second venture with HBO.

People Headline News

Framestore Expands Real-Time Tech Team with New Appointments

Grant Bolton named lead technical director and Alberto Aguado principal engineer on engine team to support studio’s growing use of game engine technology in VFX and virtual production toolsets.

online events Headline News

Gratz College to Host Art Spiegelman March 7

Online event will feature the famed Pulitzer Prize-winning artist, illustrator, and author of ‘Maus;’ the teach-in will a feature keynote presentation and breakout sessions with the author.

The Roth Treatment Headline News

Jamie Lee Curtis and Jack Black Join Eli Roth’s ‘Borderlands’

The ‘True Lies’ star will play Tannis the archaeologist, while the beloved comedian and ‘Jumanji’ star will voice the lovable and hilarious robot Claptrap, in the upcoming video game adaptation.

Sneak Peek! Headline News

Exclusive ‘Tom and Jerry’ Sneak Peek Set for February 15 on Cartoon Network

Warner Bros. Pictures’ new live-action/CG animated feature, starring Chloë Grace Moretz, finds our old friends in New York City forced to do the unthinkable… work together to save the day; film hits theatres and HBO Max February 26.

Nerds Unite Headline News

Michelle Rodriguez and Justice Smith Join Cast of ‘Dungeons & Dragons’

The ‘Fast & Furious’ and ‘Detective Pikachu’ stars join Chris Pine in the film reboot of the classic table-top game, set for a 2022 release.

SVOD Headline News

The Worst Responders of ‘Paradise PD Part 3’ Return to Netflix March 12

Season 3 of Roger Black and Waco O'Guin’s adult animated comedy features even more nonsense from the backwater, Southern-fried, small-town police department; it’s gonna get weird!

Ta Ta For Now Headline News

‘The Mandalorian’ Star Gina Carano Dropped by Lucasfilm, UTA, and ID PR

The popular actress’ career may be kaput following the questionable decision to share a social media message comparing the treatment of Republicans in America to Jews in Nazi Germany.

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