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Podcast EP78: Voice Actor Todd Manojlovic on ‘YOLO Crystal Fantasy’

The Australian voiceover artist on Adult Swim’s new series shares his method for nailing parts, and gives his best advice for others looking to pursue voice acting for animation.
 

Business Headline News

VFX Legion Opens New British Columbia Division

Studio shares work-from-home reel while announcing new Canadian operations, production resources, and regional talent, as well as slate of new projects.

Awards Headline News

ASIFA-Hollywood Announces Key Dates for Virtual or Live 48th Annie Awards

Rules, categories, and important dates and deadlines also announced for upcoming ceremony, set for April 16, 2021, as annual membership drive begins.

SVOD Headline News

‘Elinor Wonders Why’ Premieres on PBS Kids September 7

Multiplatform series promotes curiosity and science learning, giving families a chance to take a ‘trip’ this Labor Day weekend without leaving their living room. 

Animated Movie Headline News

Ado Ato Pictures Joins ‘ANOUSCHKA’ with Resonate Entertainment

Mixed reality XR experience will immerse audiences into the magical journey of Amara, a Black teenager in Amsterdam, a fictional story inspired by the Black Girl Magic ethos.

Technology Headline News

Hardware Spending to Take Off with ‘Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020’

Processing capabilities needed to support simulation games expected to push PC hardware sales into the billions.  

Virtual Event Headline News

AWS Hosts Free Digital Content Creation Webcasts August 26-27

Series will illustrate how creative studios, teams, and freelancers can leverage the cloud to enable remote setups, scale production pipelines, and empower artists.

competition Headline News

2020 ANIMARKT Stop-Motion Forum Pitching Finalists Announced

The annual stop-motion event, being held October 6-10, will feature workshops, masterclasses, and panel discussions.

Animated TV Series Headline News

‘My Better World’ Helps to Educate Kids in Sub-Sahara Africa

Fully African-produced animation project garners upwards of 2 million viewers a week while addressing the challenges for African teens navigating school, family, and friendship. 

Xena Returns Headline News

Exclusive Clip: Lucy Lawless Guest Stars on ‘Big City Greens’

Season 2 of the Disney Channel hit show continues with a new episode premiering this Saturday, August 22, as the ‘Xena: Warrior Princess’ star flies into action as pirate Mimi O’Malley.

Awards Headline News

WATCH: ‘BoJack Horseman’ Creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg Talks Emmy-Nominated Episode

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 4:08pm

Take a deep look inside several pivotal scenes from ‘The View from Halfway Down,’ as the showrunner shares insights and behind-the-scenes notes.

Virtual Reality Headline News

‘Jojo Rabbit’s Archie Yates Joins Cast of Baobab Studios and Oculus’ ‘Paper Birds’

Lead in Disney’s upcoming ‘Home Alone’ reboot cast as young musician whose music inspires a flock of mysterious paper birds, in new immersive film set to debut at the 2020 Venice International Film Festival.

SVOD Headline News

Take First Look at Henson's ‘Earth to Ned,’ Debuting on Disney+ September 4

In the hybrid live-action/animated series from The Jim Henson Company, aliens sent to destroy the planet decide to host a talk show instead.

Historical Wartime Recreations Headline News

Smeared Image Animation Vividly Dramatizes Witness Accounts in ‘Coup 53’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 3:54pm

Fine artist Martyn Pick’s unique, striking technique recreates traumatic events from the CIA and MI6-engineered 1953 Iranian coup in Taghi Amirani and Walter Murch’s riveting documentary.

Events Headline News

NVIDIA GTC to Run Online October 5-9

Program will be available continuously in all time zones and feature the latest in AI, data science, HPC, graphics, networking, live and on demand talks, and keynote featuring NVIDIA CEO and founder, Jensen Huang.

People Headline News

Unanico Group Names Leanne Preston CEO and Producer

LA-based industry veteran will lead production, global partnership strategies and IP development as company expands in US market.

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