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Adult Animation Madness! Headline News

Alien Powers Conjure up Useless S**t in SYFY’s New Animated ‘The Summoner’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 4, 2020 at 12:47pm

'The New Yorker' cartoonist Charlie Hankin is teaming up with Stoopid Buddy Stoodios on a 2D comedy series for the network’s growing TZGZ late-night adult animation block. 

Copyright Controversy Headline News

Nickelodeon Pulls ‘Made by Maddie’ Over Reported ‘Hair Love’ Similarities

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 4, 2020 at 12:27pm

Move comes in response to controversy over claims that characters on Silvergate Media’s new animated kids’ series are strikingly like those in Matthew A. Cherry’s Oscar-winning short.

2D Ice Cream Headline News

Animated Soft-Serve Meets Metaphysical Thriller in ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’

Oscar-nominated animation producer Rosa Tran teamed with Oscar-winning director Charlie Kaufman to create a 1930’s style 2D animated ice-cream commercial as the pièce de résistance in his new film, dropping today on Netflix.

Business Headline News

Aniventure and Cinesite Producing 'Blazing Saddles’ Feature Adaption

London-based production company signs with CAA and announces first slate of animated films, including ‘Riverdance: An Animated Adventure,’ based on the show of the same name; and ‘Blazing Samurai’ based on Mel Brook’s famous comedy.

Virtual Festivals Headline News

Choose Your Pass for OIAF 2020 Virtual Festival – Available NOW!

Watch this year’s retrospectives featuring a celebration of Estonian animator, Elbert Tuganov; unique perspectives from Norwegian animation studio, Mikrofilm; and the work of Métis filmmaker, Terril Calder.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP80: Kat Alioshin's Work on Some of the Biggest Stopmo Films of All Time

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 4:15pm

The talented producer, who’s worked on films like Coraline, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Monkey Bone, talks about her career focused on bringing stop-motion projects to life.

GRRRRRRAWRRR! Headline News

‘Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal’ Returns October 4, Renewed for Season 2

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 1:43pm

5 new episodes from Season 1 continue the iconic director’s tale of an unlikely friendship between a caveman and a dinosaur trying to survive in a violent, primordial world; show renewed by Adult Swim for 10-episode second season.

More Zombies! Business Headline News

Zack Snyder’s ‘Army of the Dead’ Expands with Prequel Film and Anime Series

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 11:39am

Netflix reveals plans for both new projects, being penned by Shay Hatten, based on characters from the upcoming action adventure feature set to premiere on the streaming giant in 2021.

VFX Headline News

LOOK: One of Us’ VFX Breakdown Reel for Matteo Garrone's ‘Pinocchio’

The Soho visual effects studio’s digital work added to the richness and beauty of the make-believe world inspired by original 19th century illustrations of Carlo Collodi’s famous story.

People Headline News

Osnat Shurer to Present Disney’s ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ at VIEW 2020

The Oscar-nominated ‘Moana’ producer will discuss Don Hall and Carlos López Estrada’s upcoming animated feature at the 21st edition of annual conference, being held October 18-23, online and on-site in Torino, Italy.

In-Passing Headline News

Famed ‘Kikoriki’ Creator and Producer Anatoly Prokhorov Passes at 72

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 9:49am

The influential co-founder of both Pilot and Petersburg Animation Studio and a guiding creative force in Russian independent animation died this past Sunday from Leukemia.

Education Headline News

VFS Enables Remote Student Learning with Help from Nvidia

School provides students with NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 powered workstations that allowed them to continue using production-level technology in their remote studies.

Technology Headline News

Sony Pictures Animation and RISE CoE Partnering on Pre-Production Innovation R&D

The studio behind Oscar-winning ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ is teaming with Cyprus-based CG research center to explore new front-end animation production technology using machine learning and advanced 3D.

Technology Headline News

Weta Goes All-in on AWS for Animation and VFX in the Cloud

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 11:26am

Pioneering visual effects company, known for ‘Avatar’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ has chosen Amazon Web Services to create a new, cloud-based visual effects workflow.

Virtual Reality Headline News

Jon Favreau’s ‘Gnomes & Goblins’ VR Experience Coming September 23

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 10:45am

20-minute partial build of highly anticipated immersive project debuts today as part of the Venice VR Expanded lineup for the Venice Film Festival.

SVOD Headline News

Bite-Sized 3D ‘Angry Birds Bubble Trouble’ Series Released on Amazon FreeTime Unlimited

South American studio collective Los Amigos produces first season of 1-minute episodes featuring the young Angry Birds flock - Red, Bomb, Chuck, Stella and Silver – inspired by the ‘Angry Birds Dream Blast’ mobile game.

People Headline News

Six Point Harness Names Musa Brooker Creative Director

With a distinguished career in both stop-motion and 2D animation, the veteran USC professor of animation and digital arts continues to provide indispensable artistic leadership for the animation studio.

People Headline News

Nickelodeon Animation Names Ramsey Naito President

Already a driving force behind new projects, seasoned studio executive will continue to bolster the network’s animation content across all platforms while overseeing day-to-day operations of current series and series development.

Awards Headline News

'Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal’ Takes Home 3 Juried Emmy Awards

The Adult Swim production is joined by FXX’s ‘Archer’ and National Geographic’s ‘Cosmos: Possible Worlds’ in the Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation category.

Sci-Fi Xtravaganza! Headline News

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to Develop ‘The Three-Body Problem’ at Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 11:50am

Chinese author Liu Cixin’s Hugo Award-winning trilogy about humanity’s first contact with an alien civilization will be adapted into live-action series.

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