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Hugh Jackman Boards Hulu Animated Comedy ‘Koala Man’

From its creator, Michael Cusack, to its regional setting and new star voice actor, the series about an odd small-town crime fighter is shaping up to be an Aussie-native affair.

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Cinesite Acquires Canadian Studio L’Atelier Animation

Expanding its international footprint with another acquisition – previous buys include Image Engine and TRIXTER - the independent animation and VFX company plans to build on the Montreal studio’s existing footprint to meet growing demand for animated content.

It’s All the Buzz! Headline News

Disney and Pixar’s ‘Lightyear’ Coming to Disney+

The original sci-fi animated space adventure about the legendary Space Ranger streams into living rooms next month; check out the just dropped spot and get ready to voyage ‘To infinity and beyond!’

Honoring the VES’ Best Headline News

Visual Effects Society Reveals 2022 Special Honorees

Pam Hogarth is honored with the Founders Award and Lifetime VES Member designation, while Oscar-winning Pixar director Pete Docter receives an Honorary VES Membership; a celebration of the honorees will take place at a special event in October.

Technology Headline News

Vicon Launches Valkyrie Motion Capture System

Mocap tech specialists deliver a new cutting-edge flagship camera range with 4 models ideal for use in applications ranging from in-camera VFX to biomechanical modeling, responsive VR experiences, and sessions that utilize active markers.

NVIDIA at SIGGRAPH 2022 Headline News

NVIDIA to Present ‘Illuminating the Future of Graphics’ at SIGGRAPH 2022

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at 9:43am

Leading computer graphics tech company will showcase cutting-edge AI and CG research driving innovations in simulation, collaboration, and design; Deep Learning Institute will provide hands-on in-person training in 3D Tools for NVIDIA Omniverse.

Get a jump on SIGGRAPH 2022 Headline News

Autodesk Launches Pre-SIGGRAPH 2022 ‘Virtual Vision Series’

Tech giant offering 2-days of online sessions with presentations by WB Games Avalanche, Playground Games, Crafty Apes, IGNITE Animation Studios, Crater Studio, and Megalis VFX; registration is free and required to attend.

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disguise Media Servers Power 6-Episode ‘La Fortuna’ Virtual Production

Tapped by MO&MO Film services, the technology-facilitated, in-camera VFX VP shoot encompassed scenes captured in DC and Chicago, all at the live Madrid shoot.

Competitive Festivals Headline News

Fantoche 2022 Reveals Competitive Program Selections

The event’s 20th edition takes place September 6-11 and will feature 8 competitive programs in International, Swiss and Kids animated film categories, plus 26 selected in three panorama screenings.

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Craig McCracken to Lead Reboot of ‘The Powerpuff Girls’ and ‘Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends’

The Emmy Award-winning creator, producer and director returns with expanded versions of 2 of his most highly lauded animated series, to be produced by Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe.

Competitive Festivals Headline News

The 21st Edition of Animafest Cyprus Reveals Official Selections

41 films from 21 countries will participate in this year’s international competition, with 19 professional and student films participating in the national competition; the festival and festivities return to the village of Salamiou August 10-13.

Anime-zing! Streaming Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘DOTA: Dragon's Blood’ Book 3 Official Trailer

Based on the hugely popular ‘MOBA’ game, the fantasy anime series returns with the courageous warriors facing an indomitable foe and questioning if their ultimate sacrifice can bring lasting peace – all-new episodes hit the streamer in August! 

Business Headline News

disguise Buys Immersive Entertainment Company Meptik

The leading xR technology company's purchase of the Atlanta-based creative studio will help build the next generation of extended reality and metaverse experiences.

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Method Studios Now Formally Working Under Framestore Banner

The final integration phase of the November 2020 purchase is underway, with the Melbourne-based team set to finish its tech pipeline migration as of January 2023; Method’s Canadian film and episodic teams have already made the move - overall company production capacity has increased by 40%.

Slingin Webs Before Nap Time Headline News

‘Marvel's Spidey and his Amazing Friends’ Season 2 Coming Next Month

Disney Branded Television has announced the simulcast debut of the new season on Disney Channel and Disney Junior, along with a Season 3 renewal; 10 animated shorts precede the series release on multiple Disney platforms, introducing new friends and baddies to our superhero trio.

Imagine That! Headline News

‘Molly of Denali’ Crosses Paths with the ‘Wild Kratts’ on July 18

In the new crossover episode coming to PBS KIDS, Molly and her dad happen upon the Kratt brothers who happen to be in Alaska on a ‘creature trail’ looking for a mysteriously lost pack of wolves.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP 170: Director Mike Caron on the Live-Action/Animation Mix ‘Fairly OddParents: Fairly Odder’

The Nickelodeon director/producer discusses his path to success from young actor to director of some of Nick’s biggest shows and the mentality he adopted to get there; he also shares the storyboarding process for the live-action/animated hybrid series he currently produces.

I Want My LOTR! Headline News

New ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ Teaser Unveiled

Footage gives fans a glimpse at the series’ Númenórean characters, and an early look at the many realms it will explore over its eight episodes.

People Headline News

Dean Fleischer-Camp to Direct ‘Lilo & Stitch’ Live-Action Adaptation

To helm the hybrid live-action/CG project, Disney turns to the up-and-coming director whose breakout indie comedy, ‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On,’ similarly mixes mediums.

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