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A Cut Above the Rest! VFXWorld

Scanline VFX Tackles the Cosmic Rewind in ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’

Led by VFX supervisor Bryan Hirota, studio delivers 1,000 visual effects shots across 22 sequences, from Steppenwolf’s complete redo to the Flash’s epic time reversal.

Business Headline News

Cinedigm and Fantawild Launch Kids’ Streaming Channel

The linear streamer will feature the animation studio’s popular ‘Boonie Bears,’ bringing the Asian hit franchise to North American markets; new content will be released monthly and include the popular ‘Kung Fu Masters of the Zodiac.’

People Headline News

Andrea Miloro Tapped as Mikros Animation President

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 2:55pm

Former Fox Animation co-president’s appointment reinforces Technicolor’s commitment to expand the company’s feature film and TV production efforts under the Mikros brand.

Business Headline News

Streamline Media Finalizes Technicolor Post Acquisition

First announced this past January, deal brings new artists, technical experts, and strategic locations to the company’s expanding base of business units.

Bogie at 12 O’Clock! Headline News

Who Knew Road Runner Cartoons Inspired Hollywood’s First Jet Plane Film?

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 12:14pm

Watch a clip of Oscar winners Ben Burtt and Craig Barron sharing insights into the groundbreaking special effects on Humphrey Bogart’s 1950 film, ‘Chain Lightning,’ his last at Warner Bros.

The Clones Returns! ANIMATIONWorld

A New Post-Clone Wars Saga Begins in ‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 10:12am

Supervising director Brad Rau and head writer Jennifer Corbett discuss Lucasfilm’s newest animated ‘Star Wars’ series about a unique group of experimental clone soldiers, set in the aftermath of the Clone War, premiering today on Disney+.

Virtual Events Headline News

SIGGRAPH 2021 Announces Virtual Art Gallery

The gallery features 14 virtual installations representing an international slate of artists; highlights include Academy Award-nominee ‘Opera,’ Best in Show ‘Cangjie’s Poetry,’ and interactive lighting installation ‘Isle of Reflections.’

Kamala in Costume Headline News

Surprise Set Photos Reveal First Look at ‘Ms. Marvel’ Costume

Iman Vellani stars as Kamala Khan, the spunky teenaged Parkistani American ‘Ms. Marvel’ with polymorphous powers, in the upcoming Disney+ series, as well as alongside Brie Larson as Carol Danvers and Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau in 'The Marvels' coming to theatres in 2022.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

Paramount and Nick Reveal ‘Paw Patrol: The Movie’ First Look Images

Dax Shepard, Tyler Perry, and Kim Kardashian West lead voice cast in the heroic pups’ first big screen adventure, hitting theatres August 20, 2021.

Phase Four and More Headline News

Marvel Teases ‘The Eternals’ First Look, ‘Black Panther’ Sequel Title and More

Extended Phase Four trailer moves from looks at the past to a chronological list of what’s in store for MCU fans at the theatre well into 2023.

Animated Works to Watch For Headline News

Annecy 2021 Announces Work in Progress Selections

16 WIP projects will be featured at the upcoming hybrid festival edition, with all selections accessible on the festival’s online platform; feature selections include ‘The Siren’ by Sepideh Farsi, ‘Unicorn Wars’ by Alberto Vázquez Rico, and ‘Princess Dragon’ by Anthony Roux and Jean-Jacques Denis.

animated shorts Headline News

Erick Oh and Baobab Studios’ ‘Namoo’ to Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 3, 2021 at 12:21pm

The Oscar-nominated ‘Opera’ director teams with the Emmy-winning studio behind ‘Baba Yaga,’ ‘Bonfire,’ and ‘Crow: The Legend’ on new theatrical short, created with Quill, about the meaningful moments of one man’s life, symbolized by the positive and painful memories within the branches of a growing tree.

Resurrections Do Happen! Headline News

‘Tuca & Bertie’ Back with New Episodes on Adult Swim

Lisa Hanawalt’s critically acclaimed adult animated comedy series, starring Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong, gets a new lease on life with all new episodes debuting June 13; series centers on the friendship between two millennial bird women dealing with real life issues such as ghosts, sex buses, pottery fails, and therapy.

Events Headline News

Animation Masters Summit Announces Legend Awards

Indian animation pioneer, Ketan Mehta and filmmaker, artist, and academic Professor Nina Sabnani to be honored at this year’s virtual summit; registration is open and free for the event, which runs May 4-8.  

Use the Force Headline News

‘PEN15’s Maya Erskine Joins 'Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Cast

The Hulu hit’s star and co-creator joins the already star-studded Lucasfilm production cast in an undisclosed supporting role as pre-production edges towards opening shoots.

People Headline News

The VFX & Post Talent Agency Expands its Roster

Agency that represents visual effects and post-production HoDs and crews welcomes six new professionals as demand for VFX and post work continues to increase.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Rock Dog 2: Rock Around the Park’ Coming to Digital June 11

The True Blue Band discovers that fame comes at a price… will they stay true to themselves? Lionsgate’s ‘Rock Dog’ sequel get June 15 Blu-ray (plus Digital) and DVD release.

Crypto What? Headline News

Chaos’ CG Garage Podcast Explores NFTs

New opportunities for CG artists are emerging with the advent of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency; available episodes feature industry experts including Magnopus’ leading AR/VR developer Sally Slade and NYU professor and chair of finance David Yermack.

Women of Marvel Headline News

Chinaka Hodge Joins Marvel’s ‘Ironheart’ as Head Writer

The ‘Snowpiercer’ scribe, an accomplished author, poet, and playwright, joins a growing roster of women in creative leadership positions at the studio.

Moving Forward from the Past ANIMATIONWorld

How Old Ghosts Shape Our Lives in ‘Baby Blues’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 30, 2021 at 10:23am

Christine Fellows uses cut-out collage and stop-motion to animate Suzie Ungerleider's new song about releasing the hold traumatic events have on our lives.

Machines Rule! ANIMATIONWorld

‘The Mitchells vs. The Machines’: A Scrapbook of Art, Nostalgia, and Killer Robots

Distinctively styled 2D, 3DCG, and live-action, integrated with a highly personal and relatable story, give Mike Rianda and Jeff Rowe’s new apocalyptic comedy adventure a uniquely ‘human’ touch.

Virtual Events Headline News

10th Edition of Pixelatl Heading Online September 7-11

Festival unveils 2021 poster created by artists Sandra Equihua and Jorge Gutiérrez, the Annie and Emmy Award-winning creatives behind ‘Maya and the Three,’ ‘The Book of Life,’ ‘Son of Jaguar,’ and ‘El Tigre: Las Aventuras de Manny Rivera.’

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