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OIAF’s Official Animated Series Competition Selections are…. Revealing

Almost anything goes in the mostly adult-themed line-up of animated shows competing at the upcoming Ottawa International Animation Festival, running September 21-25.

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Platige Sets Up Shop in SoCal

The VFX and animation studio settles into its new Manhattan Beach digs, offering small shop creative/budgetary advantages with the underlying muscle of extensive European roots; The Mill alumni Aurelien Simon and Gawain Liddiard will head new office.

It's so Crunchy! Headline News

Crunchyroll Shares New Series and First Looks at Anime Expo 2022

The event-exclusive updates included the announcement of an anime adaptation of ‘Solo Leveling,’ the trailer debut for ‘Trigun Stampede,’ and more.

A New Superhero Duo! Headline News

Disney Branded TV Drops ‘Hamster & Gretel’ Official Trailer

Big brother Kevin faces big disappointment when things go awry, landing him as a superhero wrangler for his little sis and her pet hamster; the animated comedy hits Disney Channel August 12.

It’s in the cloud! Headline News

Atomic Cartoons Scales Creative Pipeline with AWS

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 8, 2022 at 8:35am

Cloud solution specialists, DeadDrop Labs, helped the studio with custom integration of Amazon Web Services and Pixar Tractor, making for a smooth transition to scalable, cloud-based rendering.

Great Films Coming to Ottawa Headline News

OIAF Reveals Official Feature Film Competition Selections

Out of a group of 76 films submitted, 7 were chosen to compete for the Grand Prize at the upcoming Ottawa International Animation Festival running September 21-25.

How can you hate cats? Headline News

Paramount Releases ‘Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank' Featurette

Michael Cera and Samuel L. Jackson pull back the animated curtain, giving fans a peek behind the scenes of the upcoming animated comedy coming to theaters July 15.

People Headline News

Andreas Hykade to Step Down at Filmakademie’s Animationsinstitut

After an 8-year stint as director, the professor and filmmaker will take on a new teaching role, Head of Animation Directing, at the institute, beginning in the upcoming academic school year.

A New Adult Animated Comedy! Headline News

Slapworks Animation’s ‘Loosey Goosey & Fried Chicken’ Released on YouTube

The 3D adult animated comedy follows 2 flightless birds trying to escape ‘Florida’ in their fruitless effort to migrate home.

Good Luck is Good! Headline News

Apple Original Films Drops Official ‘Luck’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 7:29am

The Skydance Animation CG animated film, directed by Emmy Award winner Peggy Holmes, about the unluckiest person in the world who stumbles onto the never-before-seen Land of Luck, premieres globally August 5 on Apple TV+.

Middle School Dreams! Headline News

Cartuna Developing Danny Casale’s ‘Coolman’s Universe’ into Animated Series

In a bid to make his middle school dream come true, the LA-based artist (aka Coolman Coffeedan) is teaming up with the Brooklyn animation studio to create a cartoon series starring his popular NFT creation, Spesh.

Business Headline News

ASIFA International Announces New Executive Board

New members appointed to 3-year terms, an international community of storied animation professionals, include Deanna Morse (U.S.) as president, Thomas Renoldner (Austria) as Secretary General, Anatasia Dimitra (Hellas) as vice president, Johnchill Lee (China) as vice president, and Stefan Stratil (Austria) as Treasurer.

animated anthology Headline News

Kevin Hart’s ‘Confessions from the Hart’ Debuts on the Roku Channel

Watch the trailer for the new animated anthology, based on the popular IGTV series of the same name, from the actor/comedian’s multi-platform entertainment company.

Dude! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie’ Trailer

Cowabunga, dude! Raphael, Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Donatello return in an all-new animated feature, the newest installment in the famed franchise, hitting the streamer August 5.

Disney Animation Headline News

ABC to Honor 30th Anniversary of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ with Two-Hour Special

Executive produced by Jon M. Chu, ‘Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration’ will blend all-new, live-action performances with scenes from the original animated classic.

Commercials Headline News

Watch: Blinkink’s Singing Sour Burstin Crawlers in Trolli’s ‘Gooniverse’ Spot

Renee Zhan creates a gory, gooey, tasty CG spot with realistic stop-motion textures in a terrifying factory setting that doesn’t seem to faze the colorful, happy, edible worms.

Technology Headline News

Maxon Caps off June with Maxon One Toolset Updates

Cinema 4D updates, in tandem with Redshift development, offer users greater platform stability, workflow enhancements, bug fixes, and added value offerings to Maxon One subscriptions.

It’s Hard Being 10 Headline News

‘Ten Year Old Tom' Snags Season 2 Pickup at HBO Max

A new season is in the works for Steve Dildarian’s hilarious musings about an average kid just trying to figure stuff out with the support and guidance of the group of inept grownups that surrounds him.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP 168: ‘Cantastoria’ - How 11 Students Created a StopMo Film Remotely During the Pandemic

Animators Stephen Belford, Anna Harestad, Heather Little, and Tawny Therrien discuss the challenges they overcame creating a stop-motion animated film during the pandemic while working remotely.

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Watch: ‘Stormgate’ Cinematic Trailer Made Entirely in Unreal Engine

With the feel of classic 1990s real-time strategy game franchises, Zoic Studio’s new spot teases Frost Giant Studio’s upcoming PC game set hundreds of years in Earth’s future.

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