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Let’s Talk Animation! Headline News

Podcast EP 174: FlipaClip Founder Marcos Meson and How the App Came to Be

Hear about the app's development (it began as a side project), its evolution into a tool used by millions, and why it’s become a starting point for many 2D animators.

Education Headline News

SCAD Announces 4 New Schools

Savannah College of Art and Design launches the School of Creative Technology, Animation and Motion, Film and Acting, and Visual Communication: courses in new technologies and STEM disciplines prepare students to lead companies, brands, and studios.

Defeated in West Hollywood Headline News

Netflix Cancels ‘Q-Force’

Fans of Gabe Liedman’s animated superspy series about a ‘queer’ team of loveably annoying misfit LGBTQ+ geniuses will have to rewatch Season 1 to satisfy their craving for more of the show’s hilarious antics and chemistry. 

Artists Behind the Games Headline News

Watch: ‘The Riot Games Super Art Power Hour – Character Art’ Episode

The series takes a behind-the-scenes look at the talent creating the company’s most popular games; the newest episode spotlights 3D character artist Annie Kwon, who works on the skins team for ‘League of Legends.’ 

Business Headline News

Tubi Greenlights ‘Breaky Bear’ Animated Comedy

Joining the platform’s expanding adult animation slate comes a tale of three bears - drug dealers defending their turf from fracking with the help of their furry woodland friends; a release date for the show, animated by Bento Box Entertainment, has not been announced.

Horror from del Toro! Headline News

Netflix Reveals Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ First Look

Famed filmmaker’s new curated collection of 8 genre-defining tales challenges traditional notions of horror with stories ranging from magical and gothic to grotesque and classically creepy; the anthology debuts on the streamer in October with a 4-day double episode event.

Anime Movie Nights! Headline News

AX Cinema Nights Presents ‘The House of the Lost on the Cape’

Anime Expo and Iconic Events’ movie series kicks off the theatrical release of Eleven Arts’ acclaimed anime feature next month in New York and Los Angeles, which then expands to other markets nationwide.

game trailers Headline News

Goodbye Kansas Creates ‘Skull and Bones’ Cinematic Trailer

Jan Cafourek, Emnet Mulugeta and Henrik Eklundh share insights on the challenges of showing a hero’s journey and rags to riches story while hinting at the larger scope of the game’s world.

Anime ANIMATIONWorld

Masaaki Yuasa’s ‘Inu-Oh’ Rock Opera Reimagines Unrecorded Japanese History

New animated musical from the famed ‘Ride Your Wave’ and ‘Devilman Crybaby’ director tells a revisionist tale of the legendary 14th-century Noh performer Inu-Oh - and the blind biwa player Tomona – who take Japan by storm; film hits U.S. theaters today.

Consume Responsibly Headline News

‘Love, Death + Robots’ Renewed for Volume IV

Netflix has picked up another round of David Fincher and Tim Miller’s acclaimed adult animated anthology; the next volume promises more original animated entries brimming with terror, imagination, and beauty.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

E.D. Films Shares 'Retour à Hairy Hill’ Official Trailer

The animated film, inspired by inter-generational tales and decades-old sketches, tells a true story via symbolic fiction and intricate crafting of a young girl struggling to understand her destiny - slated for release in 2023.

animated shorts Headline News

Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis’ ‘The Flying Sailor’ to Premiere at TIFF

Inspired by the true and tragic 1917 Halifax Explosion, the NFB-produced short contemplates the journey of a sailor who survived the blast and his ensuing sudden and unexpected voyage; film makes its North American debut next month at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival.

People Headline News

Territory Studio Names Russ Gautier Creative Director

Emmy-Nominated animator bolsters design studios’ creative team, bringing a wealth of experience and credits, including ‘Black Panther,’ ‘Thor: Ragnarok, Skyscraper,’ and ‘Avengers: Endgame.’

Animated Feature Films Headline News

Six Point Harness Shares ‘The Great Wolf Pack: A Call to Adventure’ Trailer

Directed by Chris Bailey, the film features The Great Wolf Resorts’ furry mascots, donning their big screen makeover, adventuring out to help others in need; the movie premieres across the resorts’ North American locations Labor Day weekend.

Business Headline News

Trioscope Begins Licensing Proprietary ‘Trioscope Platform’ Technology

The suite of production and post-production tools fuses live-action with CG elements to create highly stylized worlds; tech and media exec Greg Mandel joins Board of Advisors as business strategy advisor.

WUBBA LUBBA DUB-DUB! Headline News

Adult Swim Drops ‘Rick and Morty’ Season 6 Trailer

Our comic duo takes a crazy journey through space, time and the multiverse; in the new season, premiering next month, the pair are down on their luck… will they bounce back?

Facing Your Fears Headline News

Tony Hawk Guest Stars - Nick Shares ‘Middlemost Post’ Sneak Peek

The famed skater voices Mt. Middlemost’s (retired) resident daredevil ‘Hawk Man;’ find out if Parker can help him face his fears when the episode premieres Thursday, August 11.

Good Luck is Good! ANIMATIONWorld

How Animation Connects ‘Luck’s Voice Actors to Family

Stars Whoopi Goldberg, Jane Fonda, Simon Pegg, Flula Borg and Sam herself, Eva Noblezada, discuss personal connections to their characters, and what led them to join the cast of Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation’s new 3D comedy, now streaming on Apple TV+.

Ripping Fast Workstations Headline News

BOXX Workstations Take the Stage at SIGGRAPH 2022

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 12:21pm

The Super-Fast APEXX Everest, powered by AMD’s new Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 WX Series processor, reveals its prowess for creative applications at the Blender rendering engine demonstration.

Let’s Review! Headline News

Autodesk Releases RV Media Review Software as Open Source

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 10:37am

Joining with code contributions from DNEG and Sony Pictures Imageworks, RV will help shape the Open Review Initiative, the ASWF effort to standardize VFX and animation standards while building a unified, open source toolset for playback, review, and approval.

Creative Community Outreach Headline News

Nick Launches ‘Content Accelerator Program’

Initiative aims to reach BIPOC and underrepresented emerging professionals and provide an opportunity to develop original content, from pitch to production, with mentorship and support from Nickelodeon development teams; submission deadline is September 30.

It’s Not All Just Luck Headline News

Apple TV+ and Adobe Celebrate Women, Creativity, and ‘Luck’

The tech giant and streamer have launched a 3-part series about the talented women behind the new animated feature, the hurdles they have overcome, and how their journeys enabled them create and claim their own ‘luck.’

Technology Headline News

NVIDIA Plans to Accelerate Evolution of USD

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 10:10am

The company will pursue a multi-year effort to expand USD’s capabilities beyond VFX, working with its inventor, Pixar, along with Adobe, Autodesk, and Siemens.

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