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Recognizing the Best Aspiring M&E Designers Headline News

The Rookies Awards 2022 Winners Announced

The prestigious, annual international contest garnered 4,400 entries from aspiring design and media entertainment artists; a panel of 150+ judges, including 80 women, selected winners based on criteria including creative, technical, and presentation skills as well as complexity and raw talent.

What Would Rod Serling Think? Headline News

All 3 ‘SpongeBob’ Series Converge in ‘The Tidal Zone’ Crossover Special

‘SpongeBob SquarePants,’ ‘Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years,’ and ‘The Patrick Star Show’ collide in the first-ever SpongeBob multidimensional adventure that follows GrandPat as he makes his way through each dimension; revealed at Comic-Con 2022 with first-look videos, the 1-hour show premieres on Nickelodeon this fall.

TV VFX Headline News

Union VFX Delivers a Tasty Bakery Van Chase for Marvel’s ‘Moon Knight’

The London-based studio shares its VFX breakdown reel showcasing how they created a high-octane cupcake delivery truck pursuit through the Alps for Marvel and Disney+’s latest MCU series.

Business Headline News

Falcon’s Beyond and BRON Studios Ink Strategic Partnership

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 8:12am

The companies will co-produce and promote original IP in feature films, TV series, Web3 activations, and location-based entertainment; ‘Katmandu’ franchise theme park to feature BRON’s animated IP, ‘Gossamer.’

All you need is GLITTER Headline News

DreamWorks Debuts ‘TrollsTopia’ Season 7 Trailer and Images

In the final season of the popular animated series, the trolls dance and sing their way through 7 all-new episodes, proving that anything is possible with glitter, hugs, and teamwork; the show streams onto Peacock and Hulu this August.

No Rest for the Weary Headline News

Destin Daniel Cretton Set to Direct ‘Avengers: The Kang Dynasty’

The ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ director will helm the fifth ‘Avengers’ movie, adding yet another lofty project to a dance card filling up quickly as part of his overall deal with Marvel.

Next Gen Transformers Headline News

Paramount+ Teases Animated ‘Transformers: EarthSpark’ First Look and Cast

During a Comic-Con 2022 panel, the voice talent lineup was revealed on eOne’s upcoming original animated show; the 26-episode series is set to debut this fall.

His head’s in the ‘clouds’ Headline News

AMC+ Drops 2D Sci-Fi Drama ‘Pantheon’ First-Look Clip

New series coming in September, based on short stories from award-winning author Ken Liu, delves into technology, humanity, and the meaning of consciousness; all-star cast includes Daniel Dae Kim, Katie Chang, Paul Dano, and Aaron Eckhart.

Business Headline News

Roland Emmerich to Direct ‘Those About to Die’ Gladiator Epic for Peacock

The mega-budget maven will adapt author Daniel Mannix’s non-fiction tome on ancient Rome as a dramatic series, which got a straight-to-series order from the streamer.

WUBBA LUBBA DUB-DUB! Headline News

Adult Swim Sets ‘Rick and Morty’ Season 6 Premiere

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at 8:15am

Coming this September, the two-time Emmy Award-winning animated comedy hits the multiverse with all-new episodes that pose the question: will they bounce back from Season 5 adversity, or get swept up in an ocean of piss?

A Classic Reinvention Headline News

Netflix Drops Teaser Trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pinocchio’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at 6:57am

It’s every bit as beautiful as we’d imagined – the Oscar-winning director’s reinvention of Carlo Collodi's classic tale of the wooden marionette magically brought to life by the grieving woodcarver Geppetto comes to the streamer this December.

People Headline News

Bruce Campbell Says ‘Evil Dead’ Animated Series Talks Have Begun

The big-chinned face of the horror franchise says he’s ready to voice an animated Ash, and offers some high praise for Lee Cronin’s upcoming film, ‘Evil Dead Rise.’

Business Headline News

Brompton Technology Secures Investment from Connection Capital

The £5.1M in funding will help the LED video wall processing solution company rapidly scale up to meet growing demand across both the virtual production and live event industries it services.

I want my own Virtual DRAGON! Headline News

HBO Max Rolls Out ‘House of the Dragon: DracARys’ AR App

With the new GoT franchise series premiering next month, the streamer decides to entrust its fanbase with the care and nurturing of young dragons; developed with The Mill, the augmented reality app is now available for download.

Can’t get too much Seth….MacFarlane! Headline News

TBS Drops ‘American Dad!’ Clip – New Episodes Coming in September

Last week at San Diego Comic-Con 2022, the network announced the release of additional Season 17 episodes of Seth MacFarlane’s animated comedy series about a super patriotic CIA agent, his unconventional family, and their misadventures.

Business Headline News

Frederator Studios Developing Corgi Duo ‘Hammy and Olivia’ Hybrid Series

Launched on Tik Tok during the COVID shutdown, the social media darlings / adorable canine team are making the big showbiz leap with a new live-action/animated show.

Animation Domination Headline News

FOX Drops ‘Family Guy’ Season 21 Sneak Peek

The network’s ‘animation domination’ continued this past weekend at Comic-Con 2022; release date and teaser announced for new season of Seth MacFarlane’s popular animated comedy coming this fall.

Ani-mazing Headline News

New Trailer Released for Makoto Shinkai’s ‘Suzume’

In the ‘Your Name’ and ‘Weathering with You’ director’s latest film, Nanoka Hara voices Suzume, a young woman who finds herself opening a series of doors to disaster that take her on a mysterious journey; slated for a November 11 release in Japan, it rolls out in major territories in early 2023.

Cartoons for All; Comic-Con Headline News

HBO Max and Cartoon Network Unveil Slew of First Looks at Comic-Con 2022

‘Looney Tunes Cartoons,’ ‘Batwheels,’ ‘Teen Titans Go!’ and ‘Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai’ were just some of the shows teased at celebrity and creative talent-filled panels this weekend.

Schools Out! Headline News

Lucasfilm and LEGO Reveal ‘LEGO Star Wars Summer Vacation’ Clip and Poster

Picking up shortly after the events of ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,’ the all-new animated special debuts on Disney+ August 5.

To Rarely Go Where No One Has Gone Before Headline News

Paramount+ Shares ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ S3 Trailer and Crossover Episode Tease

By Dan Sarto | Monday, July 25, 2022 at 3:48pm

Mike McMahan’s animated comedy returns for its third season this August, and will collide with ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ in a live-action / animated episode in that hit show’s second season.

It’s Ani-mazing! Headline News

Crunchyroll Drops ‘Dragon Ball: SUPER HERO’ Trailer at Comic-Con 2022

The provider of all things anime brought all sorts of things anime to the San Diego fan event, from a panel and footage from the soon to be released feature to 2 music-filled nights with the ‘Dragon Ball Z Concert Experience’ and a ‘Manga, Webcomics, and Anime’ panel featuring industry insiders discussing the explosion in popularity and emergence as major forces in entertainment.

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