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Marvel Studios Drops ‘Shang-Chi’ Teaser and Poster

By Dan Sarto | Monday, April 19, 2021 at 9:26am

Star Simu Liu shares reveal on social to celebrate his birthday; ‘Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings,’ which also stars Awkwafina, Tony Leung, and Michelle Yeoh, hits theaters September 3, 2021.

They’re Back! Headline News

MUST SEE! Netflix Drops ‘Love, Death & Robots’ Volume II Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Monday, April 19, 2021 at 8:28am

With ‘Kung Fu Panda 2’ and ‘3’ director Jennifer Yuh Nelson at the helm, new season of Tim Miller and David Fincher’s Emmy Award-winning animation anthology series premieres May 14.

Honoring the Best in Animation! Headline News

‘Soul,’ ‘Wolfwalkers’ Big Winners at 48th Annie Awards

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 8:23am

Pixar leads evening with wins in seven categories; Bastien Dubois’ ‘Souvenir Souvenir’ wins for Best Animated Short.

Business Headline News

New Anime Slate Launches on Tubi

Content deal with Shout! Factory brings popular anime features to the streaming platform including ‘Millennium Actress,’ ‘Liz and the Blue Bird,’ and ‘Penguin Highway; award-winning ‘In This Corner of the World’ will join the line-up in 2022.

Archaeological Adventure Headline News

Mads Mikkelsen Joins Impressive ‘Indiana Jones 5’ Cast

The dastardly ‘Dr. Strange’ villain will star opposite Harrison Ford, as the titular relic hunter, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, in an undisclosed role.

Don’t Drive Distracted!; PSAs Headline News

New Animated PSAs Bring Home the Dangers of Distracted Driving

Design studio Brigade produced three spots for the New Mexico Dept of Transportation; crayon-like drawings were used, along with narration by children, to graphically illustrate what can result from dangerous driving - all seen from a child’s point of view.

Animation is Booming! Headline News

New White Paper Shows Adult Animation is More than Booming

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 16, 2021 at 1:56pm

According to veteran producer John Evershed, streamers and broadcasters have ordered more than 100 new series across different genres, an incredible 100% increase from a year ago.

Business Headline News

Spacetoon and eOne Extend Multi-Year Strategic Partnership

MENA families will be able to view ‘Transformers: Rescue Bots,’ ‘Power Rangers Beast Morphers,’ and ‘My Little Pony: Pony Life’ on Spacetoon T.V channel and Spacetoon GO.

Animation Festivals Headline News

KingstOON Animation and Film Festival Focusing on Diversity in Animation

Programs organized around the event’s theme include panels ‘Diversity in The Media Industry,’ ‘Black Women in the World of Animation,’ and ‘The Creation of ‘Hair Love’ – From Script to Screen;’ Free online programs kick off on April 21.

Technology Headline News

Nvidia Unveils GANverse3D 2D Image to 3D Model Engine

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 16, 2021 at 7:00am

New AI application inflates flat 2D images into realistic 3D models; artists in all fields can easily add new objects to their mockups without 3D modeling or rendering.

Arlo is in the House! Headline News

CLIP: ‘Arlo the Alligator Boy’ Premieres Today on Netflix

Furlicia throws it down in the wrestling ring in clip from animated musical about a wide-eyed half human half alligator boy who leaves the swamp and lands in New York City.

Anime-zing! Headline News

Eiichiro Hasumi and Yugo Kanno Board ‘RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 6:09pm

Netflix reveals series director and composer as well as character trailer of Leon and Claire, and zombies, as the White House suddenly goes dark; highly anticipated anime series to premiere exclusively on the streaming giant this July.

Ballet Goes Virtual! Headline News

Unreal Engine Powers the ‘Aberthol’ Contemporary-Ballet

Filmed entirely on greenscreens, the feature film project took five years to write, choreograph, film, and produce; Renaissance Dance Theatre used Epic MegaGrant to bring classic artform into the virtual production age.

Science Rules Headline News

Find Out Why ‘Science’ Rules with May’s Crunchyroll Crate

The nerdy-chic crate contains officially licensed wear and gear from ‘Food Wars,’ ‘ReLIFE,’ ‘Dr. Stone,’ and ‘Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove it.’

Boo! Headline News

‘Hotel Transylvania’ Theme Park Attraction Opens in Moscow

Dream Island Theme Park partnered with Sony on new attraction that offers visitors an authentic ‘scary’ experience worthy of the franchise; ‘Hotel Transylvania: Transformania,’ the film franchise’s final entry, hits theaters Summer 2021.

Sweet Dreams Headline News

Netflix’s ‘Headspace Guide to Sleep’ Coming April 28

Want to get a good night’s sleep; tuck yourself in and watch this innovative animated series as it addresses the myths and facts around the sometimes-elusive necessity – sleep.

Motion Capture for iOS Gear Headline News

Moves by Maxon Update Now Available

Mobile facial and body motion-capture iOS app for motion designers and VFX artists capitalizes on Apple’s AR-Toolkit; motion sequences can easily be brought into Cinema 4D.

New Animated Shorts Initiative Headline News

Cartoon Network Launches ‘Cartoon Cartoons’ Animated Shorts Program

Studio’s latest effort to nurture animation talent will give voices to a new and diverse generation of artists with mentorship and support; program’s creative council will include veteran producers Pete Browngardt, Manny Hernandez, Katie Rice, and Aminder Dhaliwal.

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