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WATCH: Pixomondo’s ‘Westworld’ Season 3 Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 12:32pm

The studio, and VFX supervisor Nhat Phong Tran, garner an Emmy nomination for their VFX work, delivering over 400 shots on Season 3 of HBO’s futuristic sci-fi thriller.

Stop-Motion Animation Headline News

All Star Cast Revealed for Guillermo del Toro’s Stop-Motion ‘Pinocchio’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 11:04am

Ewan McGregor, David Bradley, Cate Blanchett and newcomer Gregory Mann top a stellar voice acting lineup in Netflix’s upcoming animated musical, based on Carlo Collodi’s classic story, written and directed by the Oscar-winning ‘The Shape of Water’ director.

SVOD Headline News

Dick Vitale Shreds Coach Hopkins, Baby, in New ‘Hoops’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 10:05am

Can the team’s star stay out of trouble? Is this year’s team filled with losers? These and other questions will be asked, and answered, when Ben Hoffman’s new adult animated comedy launches on Netflix August 21.

Technology Headline News

Unity Publishes 2021 Product Roadmap

Company focus for next year is on providing creators with production-ready features, workflows, and components, and changing their approach to how these new tools will be delivered.

Festival Headline News

4th Annual SCAD AnimaFest Going Virtual

Two-day event running September 25-26 promises innovative and insightful content with screenings, presentations, panels and industry guests.

Technology Headline News

Register for Free Adobe MAX: The Creativity Conference Coming October 20–22

Virtual digital event features speakers, keynotes and a glimpse of Adobes Creative Cloud’s latest innovations as well as professional networking and on-demand learning sessions.

People Headline News

Lara Lom Named Managing Director at RISE’s New London Office

Opening in September, the new studio will offer an extension of the sophisticated and complex VFX services already offered in its German studios.

#BLM Headline News

‘Squidbillies’ Actor Stuart Baker Fired for Offensive Facebook Posts

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 17, 2020 at 5:16pm

Series creators Jim Fortier and Dave Willis announce the move on Twitter in response to longtime cast member’s comments about legendary singer and actress Dolly Parton and Black Lives Matter.

SVOD Headline News

Watch: Climb the Ranks at Baby Corp in ‘The Boss Baby: Get That Baby!’ Interactive Special Trailer

In the new DreamWorks Animation and Netflix special, coming September 1, a series of missions will test whether you have what it takes to make it to the top at Baby Corp.

Music Video Headline News

Journey Through the Cosmos with Thomas Lynch III’s ‘When I Was at Peace’

Watch, and get ready to vibe, as psychedelic band ‘Circles Around the Sun’ teams up with the galactic ‘The Midnight Gospel’ animator to create this summer’s funkiest music video.

People Headline News

Warner Bros. Names Marie Moore SVP of Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics

Industry veteran will be responsible for communication strategies for KYAC’s businesses including Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, and Boomerang.

Politics Headline News

Marge Simpson Shares a Profound Message for Trump Campaign's Jenna Ellis

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 14, 2020 at 2:24pm

As teased yesterday by ‘The Simpsons’ producer James L. Brooks, animation’s most famous suburban housewife, in a beautifully ‘Marge Simpson’ manner, took to video this morning with her thoughts about being dissed by the legal advisor.

Virtual Event Headline News

Autodesk Vision Series Going Virtual September 9-11

Free sessions spotlight the latest CG technology, trends, and techniques as well as practical discussions about navigating a changing industry in the shadow of the global pandemic.

contest Headline News

Call for Entries: ‘Cartoon Crunch’ Student Competition

Teams of animation students get one week to create an animated short showing their vision of the future of creative collaborations. 

SVOD Headline News

Unconventional A24 Picks Up Controversial ‘Hazbin Hotel’

Vivienne Medrano’s overnight YouTube sensation animated musical comedy from Hell is coming to TV under the ‘Uncut Gems’ and ‘Lady Bird’ entertainment company banner.

Awards Headline News

19th Annual VES Awards Scheduled for April 6, 2021

VES Rules and Procedures announced; submission requirements are adapted in response to a year of unprecedented global health challenges for the VFX and entertainment community. 

Business Headline News

New York’s VFX Studios Gear Up to Get Back to Work

Supported by Post New York Alliance and NY State VFX/Animation tax credits, visual effects providers eye a post-COVID-19 comeback.

Disney Television Animation Headline News

‘Big Hero 6 The Series’ Season 3 Set for September 21 Debut

Hiro and his team return to face off against Noodle Burger Boy and his team of evil robots in all new episodes of the Emmy Award-nominated show, based on the Oscar-winning ‘Big Hero 6’ animated feature.

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