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Bring ‘Ainbo: Spirit of the Amazon’ Home for the Holidays

From Shout! Kids, the animated feature about a young girl determined to save her home in the rainforest's deepest jungle comes to DVD, digital download, and on-demand November 29.

Social Media Headline News

Twitch’s VTuber TAKEOvER Starts Today!

Celebrate VTubers and discover their virtual avatars, varied genres, and technical creativity, and learn how to join them during ‘Creator Camp;’ weeklong event includes the first ever ‘VTuber Tournament’ - 30 VTubers compete in a Fall Guys tournament where…” anything can happen!”

Technology Headline News

Plask Launches Namesake Cloud-Based Motion Capture Tool

Startup tech company reveals new signature animation SaaS tool designed to make 3D animation more accessible; user-friendly design allows recording, editing, and animating projects through browser-based tool’s interface.

In-Passing Headline News

Oscar Winning ‘For the Birds’ Director Ralph Eggleston Dies at 56

The versatile, multiple Annie Award-winning Pixar production designer, art director, and director designed or art directed such acclaimed films as ‘Toy Story,’ ‘Finding Nemo,’ ‘The Incredibles,’ ‘Cars,’ ‘WALL-E,’ and ‘Inside Out,’ and won an Academy Award for writing and directing the 2000 short film ‘For the Birds.’

Apple TV+ Gets Animated Headline News

Apple TV+ Reveals Fall Kids and Family Animation Slate

New and returning series coming to the streamer's lineup include ‘Sago Mini Friends,’ ‘Slumberkins’, ‘Interrupting Chicken’ and more classics with the Peanuts gang from Mendelson/Melendez Productions and Peanuts Worldwide.

exhibitions Headline News

Telematic Media Arts Announces ‘Works on Paper’ Animation Exhibition

The free show features animated films by artists who work with paint, paper, drawing, cut-out collage, and sculpture, producing time-based, moving image works; exhibit runs September 17-October 22 in San Francisco, California.

Business Headline News

FOLKS Announces New Mumbai Studio

The Fuse Group VFX company expands with new India-based studio, increasing overall resources for affiliated brands, including FOLKS, FuseFX, Rising Sun Pictures, and El Ranchito; Griboshin 'Grib' Vellanthrov joins as head of studio.

Is Your Future in Motion Graphics? Headline News

Podcast EP 176: How to Get Hired as A Motion Designer

Industry veteran Ryan Summers discusses how he got his start and his advice for compiling a portfolio to get a job and kickstart a career in motion design.

Business Headline News

World’s Largest Anime Information Database Now Open to the Public

The Association of Japanese Animations’ ‘Anime Next 100’ project launches ‘Anime Taizen,’ an online archive referencing roughly 180,000 episodes from 15,000 titles.

But Wait... There's More! Headline News

HBO Renews ‘House of the Dragon’ Because Of Course

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 26, 2022 at 11:16am

After an historic, 20+ million viewer debut this past Sunday, the highly anticipated ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel, based on George R.R. Martin’s ‘Fire & Blood’ and starring at least 2 dragons with saddles, gets a Season 2 order.

TV Animation Lives! Headline News

Mike Judge and Greg Daniels’ Animated Comedy a Go at Peacock

‘Best Buds,’ from Caitie Delaney (‘Rick and Morty) and Caleb Hearon (‘Human Resources’), and executive produced by the ‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ and ‘Parks and Recreation’ EPs, will be the streamer’s first adult animated series.

Welcome to Rapture Headline News

‘Hunger Games’ Director to Helm ‘Bioshock’ Feature

Francis Lawrence takes the reigns, with ‘Logan’ and ‘Blade Runner 2049’ screenwriter Michael Green writing, Netflix’s adaptation of the fan favorite dystopian video game from Take-Two and 2K.

Business Headline News

Sphere Animation and BYUtv Team Up on ‘Saving Me’

The animated comedy adventure marks the first coloration between the Montreal-based animation studio and BYU Broadcasting; currently in production, the series debuts in October.

Different Day Different Doomsday Headline News

Netflix Greenlights ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Fourth and Final Season

All good things must come to an end… but fans get one more season of the hugely popular series that will see the return of cast members Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Justin H. Min, Ritu Arya, and Colm Feore; Steve Blackman returns as writer, showrunner, director, and executive producer.

Anime Sleuths at Work! Headline News

Lost 1993 Americanized ‘Sailor Moon’ Pilot Surfaces

Watch and enjoy the previously unseen material, a mix of animation and live-action footage, recently revealed in the docuseries ‘Tales of the Lost’ by Youtuber Ray Mona.

Life Will Find a Way! Headline News

‘Jurassic World Dominion’ Coming to Peacock in September

All-new extended edition of the hit saurian adventure features alternate opening and behind-the-scenes content; ‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘The Lost World,’ and ‘Jurassic Park 3’ hit the streamer one day earlier.

2 For the Price of 1 Headline News

Disney+ Drops ‘Pinocchio’ Trailer and Art

Oscar winning-director Robert Zemeckis’ visually stunning live-action adaptation of the animated classic, starring Tom Hanks as Geppetto, hits the streamer next month.  

The Woods are Dark and Deep Headline News

LAIKA Reveals ‘One Helluva Cast’ for ‘Wildwood’

Carey Mulligan, Mahershala Ali, Awkwafina, Angela Bassett, and Richard E. Grant lead an all-star voice lineup for the multi-award-winning animation studio’s next feature, which ventures into an ‘unknown’ land filled with strange talking animals, roguish bandits, and powerful figures with the darkest intentions.

Honoring the VES’ Best Headline News

Visual Effects Society Announces 2022 Hall of Fame Inductees

Honorees represent artists and innovators who have significantly influenced the field of visual effects; 2022 class will be celebrated at a ceremony this Fall.

In-Passing Headline News

‘Heavy Metal’ Director Gerald Potterton Dies at 91

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 1:39pm

The famed filmmaker and Oscar-nominated animator, known for his work on projects ranging from the seminal feature, ‘Yellow Submarine,’ to shorts like ‘The Selfish Giant’ and ‘Christmas Cracker,’ passed away last night at a Quebec hospital.

Disney Tackles the King of the Apes Headline News

‘King Kong’ Series in the Works at Disney+

A new live-action series featuring the famous ‘king of the apes’ is in early production with ‘Paper Girls’ creator Stephany Folsom set as writer and executive producer.

Up Pup and Away! Headline News

‘DC League of Super-Pets’ Now Available on Digital

From Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, the 3D CGI animated feature is now available for premium digital ownership; 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD releases set for this October.

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