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‘Belle Collector’s Edition’ Coming August 30

From GKIDS and Shout! Factory, Mamoru Hosada’s Annie-nominated animated movie’s special edition features the original Japanese version and English dub, plus new dialogues with the cast and interviews with Takeru Satoh and Eric Wong; bonus content from previously released Blu-ray also included.

The Hits Keep on Coming! Headline News

HBO Max Axes ‘Batman: Caped Crusader’ Animated Series

Bruce Timm, J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves’ highly anticipated continuation of the highly influential mid-90s ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ will no longer move forward at the streamer but will be shopped to other networks.

Say it Ain’t So Joe Headline News

China Censors ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ By Adding Less Despicable Ending

Instead of the villains getting away scot-free, one gets a prison sentence, and the other a change of heart, courtesy of the film’s new PowerPoint-style still image finale.

2023 VES Awards Headline News

VES Updates Awards Rules and Procedures

In response to a changing industry, the committee has revised R&Ps, updating category definitions; important date announcements include the November 30 closing of entries and February 15, 2023, 21st Annual VES Awards Presentation.

It’s Finally Here Headline News

‘House of the Dragon’ Debuts with Incest, Gore, and the Rise of Oppressed Women

While reviews are mixed for the first installment of the highly anticipated ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel series, many agree the casting and portrayal of women dealing with the horrors of misogyny are the shining stars of the episode.

People Headline News

Flying Bark Ups Sarah Harper to Creative Director – 2D

Longtime studio creative joins leadership team to oversee 2D projects for both original and client service work, focusing on anime-influenced traditional animation and the recently announced After Bark brand.

Business Headline News

HBO Max Cancels ‘Driftwood’ Three Months After Being Greenlit

The animated feature gets the axe as part of Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslov’s mission to cut $3 billion in costs; executives Tom Ascheim and Allison Abbate among staffers let go in the cost-cutting effort.

Content Massacre Headline News

HBO Max Removes ‘Little Ellen’ Despite 20 Episodes Ready to Air

The 2D animated preschool series that follows the antics of a 7-year-old Ellen DeGeneres has been unceremoniously canceled and removed from the streaming platform, despite multiple unreleased episodes from the next two seasons remaining to stream.

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Platige Image Creates ‘Company of Heroes 3 – North Africa’ Trailer

Relic Entertainment taps the creative studio team once again, this time for a cinematic trailer showcasing the latest addition to its popular real-time strategy game, released by Sega; check out the trailer – the game drops in November.

People Headline News

Framestore Adds VFX Supervisor François Dumoulin

The studio’s Canada-based VFX supervisor roster expands with former Rodeo FX supe; this follows the integration of Method Studios’ team, which recently added 6 VFX supervisors across the company’s Montreal and Vancouver locations.

Heading to the Cinema Headline News

GKIDS’ ‘Goodbye, Don Glees!’ Coming to Theaters in September

Hitting cinemas in the U.S. next month, the animated feature tells the story of 3 childhood friends who, over a summer, discover that life is leading them onto very different paths; tickets now on sale.

Destination Torino! Headline News

VIEW Conference 2022 Reveals More Speakers

Paramount’s Ramsey Naito, Sony Pictures Animation’s Kristine Belson, and Cartoon Saloon co-founder Nora Twomey lead the ever-expanding speaker line-up at the 23rd edition of Italy’s premiere animation, VFX, games, and computer graphics conference coming October 16-21; more speaker announcements are coming soon!

Dare to Dream Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘The Sandman’ Bonus Episode - With Animation!

Streamer releases 2-part episode this morning that includes animated segment, ‘A Dream of a Thousand Cats,’ directed by ‘Undone’s Hisko Hulsing and featuring the voice talent of David Tennant, James McAvoy, Sandra Oh, and Michael Sheen.

Live Long and Prosper Headline News

Paramount+ Announces ‘Star Trek Day’ 2022

The 3rd annual livestream event celebrates all things ‘Star Trek’ featuring a full line-up of back-to-back conversations with cast members from across the storied franchise’s universe, announcements and reveals, and a tribute to Nichelle Nichols, coming in September.

The Latest in NVIDIA RTX Technology Headline News

Coming August 25: PNY’s ‘NVIDIA RTX - Groundbreaking Innovation is More Accessible Than Ever’ Webinar

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 19, 2022 at 7:23am

This free virtual presentation and live Q&A will explore the increasing importance of GPU memory – and the NVIDIA RTX product family - as new applications add AI, real-time rendering, and simulation capabilities to their feature sets to enable even greater creativity.

Get Your Fill of Fire and Blood! Headline News

Fire Will Reign This Weekend: HBO Drops Final ‘House of the Dragon’ Promo

It’s finally here - HBO’s new original series, the highly anticipated prequel set 200 years before the events of ‘Game of Thrones,’ debuts Sunday, August 21.

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2023 Crunchyroll Anime Awards Heads to Japan

Returning to the genre’s birthplace, the leading anime plaltform promises a premiere event featuring fans, celebrities, creators, musicians, and performances in a style unique to the artform; nominees and voting open up early next year.

Backyard Hijinks! Headline News

DreamWorks Animation’s ‘The Mighty Ones’ Returns for Season 3

The tiny backyard foursome ventures home only to discover it has changed forever - together they must navigate this strange new land; 10 new episodes drop on Hulu and Peacock next month - watch the trailer!

Let’s Talk Animation…or Global Supply Chains! Headline News

Podcast EP 175: Eugene Fong's Shotgun Approach to Switching Careers into Animation

Hear about Fong’s decision to pursue a major career change that will catapult him from the world of global supply chains to the world of animation and his ‘shotgun’ approach to making it happen. 

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Game Giant Embracer Snags Rights to Everything Tolkien

The Swedish video game conglomerate has purchased Middle Earth Enterprises, which holds the rights to all the famed author’s published works, including ‘Lord of the Rings,’ ‘The Hobbit,’ and other properties.  

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