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Stopmo with CG? Headline News

‘Retour à Hairy Hill’ Short Showcases Stop-Motion-Styled CG

Inspired by a ‘Frozen’ documentary, director Daniel Gies digitally created the film’s folded paper styled stop-motion-like animation with tools such as Maya, Houdini, and Unreal Engine; his animated short debuts later this year.

Musical Joyrides! Headline News

YouTube Originals Drops ‘Jam Van’ Trailer

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Brandi Carlile among the guest stars in the all-new animated / live-action preschool series that features best friends Lamb and Alligator, who meet up with musical talents each week; the first two episodes debut January 19.

When Monsters and Ropes Roamed the Seas! Headline News

Chris Williams Reveals ‘The Sea Beast’ Sequel is Happening at Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 6, 2023 at 2:22pm

Oscar-winning ‘Big Hero 6’ director signs overall deal with the streamer that includes both a follow-up to his 2022 seafaring tale, the streamer’s most successful animated feature ever, and an original fantasy in the vein of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Princess Bride.’

Will Humanity Survive? Headline News

SYFY Heads to the Cosmos with New Original Series ‘The Ark’

Premiering February 1, the live-action science fiction series follows the crew of spacecraft Ark One as they battle to survive long enough to fulfill their mission to save the human race by colonizing a new planet.

Worst Boss in the World Headline News

Check Out the Bloody Hilarious ‘Renfield’ Official Trailer

In a modern retelling of the infamous 'Dracula' vampire tale, the loyal yet tortured servant Renfield tries to see if there’s a life outside the shadow of The Prince of Darkness.

The Tortuous Journey Continues Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Wednesday’ Season 2 Renewal Video Announcement

After debuting in November, the hugely popular series has been picked up for a second season, promising more mystical mayhem as the deadpan eldest daughter of the Addams Family continues her ‘tortuous journey’ at the spooky prep school, Nevermore Academy.

Discovery Does it Again Headline News

HBO Max Cuts Hundreds of ‘Looney Tunes,’ ‘The Flintstones’ Shorts, Episodes

Due to an expired licensing agreement with Warner Bros., the mega streamer has axed Seasons 16-31 of ‘Looney Tunes,’ and Seasons 4-6 of ‘The Flintstones.’

Burning Up the Screen! Headline News

CBS VFX Ignites ‘Fire County’

The visual effects team delivered 135 shots across the series’ episodes combining actual pyrotechnics with digital flames to showcase the many different and terrifying forms that fire can take; the CBS primetime series returns January 6 with all-new episodes.

Business Headline News

Kartoon Channel! Expands to Vizio Smart TVs and New Airline Partners

Genius Brands’ family-friendly channel includes kids animated series ‘Baby Genius,’ ‘Angry Birds,’ and Stan Lee’s ‘Superhero Kindergarten.’

Buckle Up! Headline News

Sony Drops ‘Gran Turismo’ Sneak Peek

Fans at CES 2023 buckled up for an exclusive look at the highly anticipated film based on the true story of a teenage player of the titular game who went on to become a pro racecar driver; starring David Harbour, Archie Madekwe, Darren Barnet, and Orlando Bloom, the film hits theaters this summer.

indie animation Headline News

Watch: Annecy Cristal Winner and Oscar Shortlisted ‘My Year of Dicks’

Based on animator Pamela Ribon’s memoir, the film - an innovative mix of collage, rotoscope, archival footage, and drawings - chronicles a young girl’s determination to lose her virginity in the early 90s in the outskirts of Houston.

Business Headline News

Toho Acquires 50% Stake in Key Frederator Network Shows

The Japanese media company makes multi-million-dollar investment in the animated series ‘Bee and PuppyCat’ and Frederator’s ‘Bravest Warriors;’ companies to co-produce new series’ content and develop global consumer products campaign.

In Passing Headline News

Todd Brian, WildBrain Director of Development, Animation, Dies at 59

The creative executive served in various positions in animation and live-action, honing his skills at Corus Entertainment prior to joining the WildBrain family; he passed away on December 28 after a short illness.

Wakanda’s Return Headline News

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Hits Disney+ February 1

Streamer drops new TV spot to announce the hit Marvel Studios’ film, featuring an IMAX enhanced immersive home viewing experience, will debut next month; ‘Wakanda Forever: The Official Black Panther Podcast’ also released.

Awards Headline News

Gale Anne Hurd to Receive VES Lifetime Achievement Award

The Visual Effects Society to honor the award-winning producer's contributions in visual arts, filmed entertainment and the advancement of storytelling through cutting-edge visual effects; will be presented at the 21st Annual VES Awards next month.

VFX for television Headline News

Framestore Shares ‘Kaleidoscope’ Breakdown Reel

Studio serves as lead VFX vendor on Eric Garcia’s new nonlinear, eight-part Netflix crime series inspired by the true story of a $70 billion Manhattan bank heist during Hurricane Sandy; challenging effects-heavy shots included creating a swarm of digital bees to camouflage a character’s movements through a super-secure bank vault.

Helping Kids Build Friendships Headline News

Apple TV+ Announces ‘Shape Island’ Stop-Motion Kids’ Series

Coming January 20, the new animated show, based on the best-selling picture books by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen, follows the silly adventures of Square, Circle, and Triangle; also announced, ‘Helpsters’ Season 3 returns this Friday with all-new episodes.

More Dino Mania! Headline News

‘ARK: The Animated Series” Season One Trailer Drops

Based on the popular dinosaur survival adventure video game ‘ARK: Survival Evolved,’ the series features an all-star cast including Gerard Butler, Russell Crowe, Michelle Yeoh, and Vin Diesel, set to release on a yet-to-be-named platform later this year.

Business Headline News

‘Harry & Bunnie’ and ‘Chuck Chicken’ Heading to MENA

Animasia Studio inks deal with MBC Group, bringing 2 original animated series to the Middle East and North Africa; shows feature the slapstick adventures of a wannabe magician, and Chuck and the Kung Fu master with his magical egg.

FMX 2023 Goes Green Headline News

FMX 2023 Shares ‘The Beauty’ Conference Trailer

Returning in April as ‘climate-friendly’ certified, the event will feature discussions on sustainability in film and media production; programming announcements include a look at animated shorts ‘A Flammable Planet’ and ‘Can’t Negotiate the Melting Point of Ice,’ and advancements of AI Rotoscoping.

The Boy Who Lived Again Headline News

Is Warner Bros. Planning a ‘Harry Potter’ Film Reboot?

Amidst studio’s ongoing upheaval, many major franchises have been affected, from the DCU to ‘Game of Thrones;’ will a reimagined magical world bring audiences back to theaters?

Technology Headline News

NVIDIA Launches ‘Omniverse Avatar Cloud Engine’ Early-Access

New suite of cloud-native AI microservices helps developers build and deploy intelligent virtual assistants and digital humans at scale, including adding animation to any avatar built on virtually any platform – such as Unreal’s MetaHuman tech and cross-platform game avatar development tools - and deployed on any cloud.

From Toy to Screen Headline News

Build-A-Bear Producing ‘Glisten and the Merry Mission’ Animated Feature

The ‘stuff it yourself’ teddy bear toy company is teaming with Foundation Media Partners on its first animated Christmas feature, complete with an all-star cast, based on the real-life Holiday plush collection star Glisten the snow deer.

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