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Disney Drops ‘Encanto’ Teaser Trailer and Images

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ upcoming animated feature stars Stephanie Beatriz as the voice of Mirabel, a 15-year-old girl living in a magical Columbian town; film hits theaters November 24, 2021.

A Star is Born! Headline News

‘The Patrick Star Show’ Table Read Set for Comic-Con@Home

Bill Fagerbakke, Tom Wilson, Cree Summer, Jill Talley, and Dana Snyder will treat viewers to an exclusive conversation and performance on July 24 from an original episode of Nickelodeon’s upcoming ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ spin-off; new series premieres July 9.

Get Tooning! Headline News

‘Tooning Out The News’ Segment and ‘The Harper House’ Panel Set for Comic-Con@Home

Paramount+ announces July 23 panel with inaugural cast of new adult animated comedy; Stephen Colbert’s animated satirical news show plans special screening on Comic-Con’s YouTube channel.

Supporting the Worldwide VFX Community Headline News

VES and Quebec’s QFTC Launch ‘Reignite Yourself’ Mental Health Support Series

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 8:30am

5-part webinar features conversations with veteran VFX and mental health professionals providing personal insights and expert guidance in support of worldwide VFX industry.

Comic-Con@Home 2021 Headline News

‘Blade Runner: Black Lotus’ Cast Revealed

Adult Swim and Crunchyroll set to debut first look at the highly anticipated new anime series, inspired by the ‘Blade Runner’ franchise, at the online Comic-Con@Home 2021 event on July 23.

People Headline News

Genius Brands Adds Kerry Phelan to Manage Company Licensing and Merchandising

Consumer branding pro will lead global management of the company’s existing IP across licensing, merchandising, retail, and promotions; previously spearheaded successful licensing programs for major franchises including ‘Star Wars’ for Lucasfilm Ltd. and ‘The Hunger Games’ and ‘Twilight’ for Lionsgate.

Jobs Headline News

Submissions Open for Freefolk Paid VFX Internship Competition

Studio’s Futurefolk initiative is designed to help find the next generation of visual effects talent; applicants being considered for a one month paid internship.

The God of Mischief Descends on Springfield Headline News

‘The Good, The Bart, and The Loki’ Short Debuts on Disney+

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at 12:09pm

The ‘God of Mischief’ faces his toughest opponents yet - Springfield’s mightiest and oddest heroes; the second ‘The Simpsons’ cross-over promotional short film now streaming. 

Road Trip! Headline News

MGM Drops New ‘Addams Family 2’ First Look Trailer and Poster

The famed gang of eccentrics is back, heading out on one last miserable family vacation that couldn’t possibly go wrong, in the animated comedy sequel that gives ‘Road Trip’ a whole new meaning; film hits theaters October 1.

TV VFX Headline News

Goodbye Kansas Shares ‘The Irregulars’ VFX Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 4:34pm

The company’s London and Stockholm offices delivered 229 VFX shots and 20 assets for the Netflix crime drama about the Baker Street Irregulars, based on the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP119: VFX Production Manager Wahid Ibn Reza's Career Move from Bangladesh to Canada

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 2:40pm

The writer, director, and VFX/animation production manager talks about how he became an accomplished actor before giving up everything to pursue a film career in Vancouver.

People Headline News

Framestore Montreal Adds New Key Hires

Company continues to expand its teams across creative, support, and production departments to service growing slate of film and TV projects; Kevin Mah joins as head of FX, Wassila Lmouaci and Marie-Ève Authier as VFX producers, and Sandra Najem as head of HR.

Fantasy and Reality Collide Headline News

Studio Chizu Drops New Teaser for Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘Belle’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 1:39pm

Highly anticipated animated musical fantasy will debut as an official selection in upcoming Cannes Premiere section July 15 before hitting Japanese theaters July 16; GKIDS to release theatrically in North America this winter, both in Japanese and English dubbed versions.

Commercials Headline News

Nexus Studios Reimagines Tokyo for BBC’s Olympics 2020 Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 11:13am

Leading creative studio teams with Factory Fifteen and broadcaster’s in-house agency to take viewers through a dynamic tour of street signs, shops, an arcade, and a J-Pop music video packed with athletes and sports references.

Make a World of Difference Headline News

Cartoon Network EMEA Study Finds Climate Change Key Kids’ Concern

13-country study, undertaken as part of network’s ‘Climate Champions’ campaign, shows health of the planet a top priority for kids 6-12.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘The Rise of Ultraman Collection’ Coming on Blu-Ray July 10

Set features 9 episodes from the original ‘Ultraman’ series, a collectible booklet and episode guide, and a 5-part bonus feature, ‘Secrets of The Rise of Ultraman.’

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Mortal Kombat’ Out July 13 on 4K, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD

From Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, the upcoming action-adventure release features deleted scenes, a look at fan favorite characters, and ‘Into the Krypt: Easter Eggs of Mortal Kombat;’ film is currently available on premium digital.

People Headline News

Scholar Names Anne Skopas New York Studio Managing Director

Executive producer joins creative collective after stints at Hornet and Buck, bringing experience in traditional animation, real-time animation, experiential media, AR, VR, and live-action production.

By the Power of Grayskull! Headline News

Behold the Lord of Destruction in ‘Masters of the Universe: Revelation’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 2, 2021 at 3:17pm

Netflix drops the Official Trailer, additional voice cast, and new image set from Part 1 of Mattel TV’s upcoming epic animated series about a heroic barbarian trying to do right, and inquiring minds want to know: ‘Will the Guardians of Grayskull save Eternia and the Fate of the Entire Universe?’

TV Animation Headline News

Kavaleer Productions and Adam King Team on ‘Adam ❤ Adventure!’ Series

The Irish animation studio and ‘The Late Late Toy Show’ star are developing a preschool series that explores the wonders of the galaxy while promoting empathy and friendship.

Business Headline News

Unlisted Adds Paris-Based WIZZ Animation Laboratory

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 2, 2021 at 12:22pm

Melbourne and Shanghai-based creative studio brings on French company known for creating ‘new worlds which span mediums and realities’; initial project collaborations include Salvation Army campaign and ‘Farlight 84’ trailer.

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