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MPC Film, MPC Episodic and MR X Merge into MPC

Technicolor Creative Studios continues its strategic rebranding and consolidation by integrating its visual effects companies into one of the world’s largest VFX studios.

It’s Always the Shy Ones to Look Out For Headline News

‘Belle’: GKIDS Releases Dazzling Opening Scene and More New Footage

Mamoru Hosoda’s highly anticipated new animated feature introduces its unique universe with a sweeping musical number that instantly immerses you in the digital world “U.”

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP144: Alex Plapinger Shares How to Become an Animation EP

The executive producer shares how he built his career producing projects for TV and short films including ‘Water Bear’ and ‘Desert Island,’ and the more recent FXX ‘Cake’ shorts such as ‘Swan Boy’ and ‘The Beings.’

F**k S**t up! Headline News

Prime Video Drops ‘The Legend of Vox Machina’ Official Trailer

The rather excitable band of misfits, based on Critical Role’s first livestreamed tabletop RPG campaign, is ready to F**k S**t up!; the highly anticipated all-new adult animated fantasy-adventure series hits the streamer January 28.

They’re Certainly Looney! Headline News

HBO Max Releases ‘Looney Tunes Cartoons’ Season 4 Trailer

It’s a new year with all new episodes coming January 20 featuring the crazy antics of Bugs, Daffy, Porky, Tweety, and other favorite cartoon characters.

Business Headline News

The Mill and MPC Advertising Unite Under The Mill Brand

Technicolor Creative Studios merges the 2 companies, creating the world’s largest VFX studio for the advertising and brand experience industries.

Animated TV Series Headline News

Exclusive Clip: Disney’s ‘Puppy Dog Pals’ Season 5

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 9:55am

The fun-loving pug puppy brothers Bingo and Rolly return to Disney Channel and Disney Junior on January 14 with a new set of exhilarating adventures in their neighborhood and around the globe.

Maury and Connie Get Their Own Show! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Human Resources’ Teaser and Images

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 9:05am

The ‘edgier and adult-ier’ ‘Big Mouth’ spin-off, starring hormone mistresses, monsters, and creatures dishing out anxiety, shame, and lustful words of encouragement, premieres March 18.

Road Trip! Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘The Addams Family 2 - Courage to Be Kooky: Outsiders’

Stars Oscar Isaac, Chloë Grace Moretz, Nick Kroll, and Bill Hader talk about being ‘different’ and the movie’s message of family love and acceptance; MGM’s CG animated ‘The Addams Family’ sequel comes to Blu-ray and DVD January 18.

Taking on More Risky Anime ANIMATIONWorld

Ascendent Animation: Giving Voice to Talent and Anime that ‘Don’t Fit the Mold’

The Black-owned and LGBTQ+-operated studio launched in 2020 to embrace the need for more diversity and inclusivity – and mature, representative storytelling - in the anime dubbing industry.

Dept. of Can’t Wait! Headline News

A ‘Scott Pilgrim’ Anime is in the Works - Here’s Everything We Know So Far

An animated series adaption is being cooked up at Netflix and Universal Studio Group’s UCP division, and though not yet greenlit, a wealth of talent is lined up if it moves forward.

Middle School Sucks! Headline News

Paramount+ Releases ‘Big Nate’ Trailer and Art

Based on the popular kids’ book and comic strip by Lincoln Peirce, the all-new animated series about a precocious 11-year-old boy and his misadventures in middle school hits the streamer February 17.

Dept. of Had to Be Done ANIMATIONWorld

The Absurd, Surreal, Metaphysical Creation of a No-Budget Animated Feature

Over 15 years, more than 200 volunteers, and several brave firemen, assisted in the production of Oliver Simonsen’s CG animated film, ‘The Absurd, Surreal, Metaphysical and Fractured Destiny of Cerebus the Aardvark,’ based on Dave Sim’s celebrated comic series.

Dept. of Can’t Wait! Headline News

20th Century Studios Drops ‘The Bob’s Burgers Movie’ Trailer and Images

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 7:20am

Bob, Linda, Tina, Gene, and Louise expand their comedic horizons - and our sense of joy - on May 27, as Loren Bouchard’s Emmy Award-winning hit animated comedy makes the jump to the big screen.

Machines Rule! Headline News

Netflix Releases Free ‘The Art of The Mitchells vs. The Machines’ Digital Book

The streamer offers an inside look at the art behind the multi award-nominated CG animated movie about a chaotic family road trip that turns into an apocalyptic adventure… with robots!

TV VFX VFXWorld

Folks VFX Helps 'Empower' Young DC Heroes in ‘Titans’ Season 3

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 10, 2022 at 3:53pm

Studio creates new and even more amazing superhero powers, as well as a photoreal green tiger and CG environments like the Amazons' island of Themyscira, for the HBO Max series, recently renewed for Season 4.

People Headline News

Genius Brands and ChizComm Founders Part Ways Under Contradictory Claims

Harold and Jennifer Chizick are out less than a year after their company was acquired by the growing kids’ media company; business will continue under the leadership of Donna MacNeil and Kathleen Campisano.

Business Headline News

Titmouse NY Workers Vote to Unionize with The Animation Guild

Studio recognizes union in historic vote marking Local 839‘s milestone of representation outside of Los Angeles County; this comes on the heels of last year’s vote by Titmouse Vancouver to organize under Canadian Animation Union IATSE Local 938.

Business Headline News

It’s Game On as Take-Two Interactive Acquires Mobile Gaming Giant Zynga

$12.7 billion deal will create a diversified video game, interactive, and mobile entertainment giant; popular titles from the two companies range from ‘Grand Theft Auto’ and ‘Red Dead Redemption’ to ‘Harry Potter: Puzzles and Spells’ and ‘Words With Friends.’

Awards Blogs

‘Encanto’ Wins for Best Animated Feature at 79th Golden Globe Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 10, 2022 at 11:19am

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ latest musical, which tells the story of a family where each child is blessed with a magic gift, except for one, beats out ‘Flee,’ ‘Luca,’ ‘My Sunny Maad,’ and ‘Raya and the Last Dragon,’ to win the season’s first big animation award.

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