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It’s Anime-zing! Headline News

Crunchyroll Drops First-Look Images, Trailers, and Series Updates

At NY Comic Con, premiere dates were announced for Crunchyroll Originals ‘High Guardian Spice’ and ‘Blade Runner: Black Lotus,’ while various new show materials were revealed for the first time.

To Boldly Go Where No Kids Have Gone Before Headline News

Paramount+ Shares First-Look ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ Clip

Streamer’s NY Comic Con panels reveals the highly anticipated new CG series’ Kathryn Janeway hologram and just added voice cast members; show premieres October 28 with a one-hour special episode, ‘Lost & Found.’

Yakko Headline News

Hulu Reveals ‘Animaniacs’ Season 2 First Look Clip and Images

Yakko, Wakko and Dot return November 5 in a brand-new season featuring big laughs and the occasional epic takedown of authority figures in serious need of an ego check.

Business Headline News

Saturday Animation Begins Development on ‘Aiko and the Masters of Time’

Studio starts work on its second original animated project, a serialized sci-fi action adventure, being produced with DDEG’s proprietary real-time technology; Cookbook Media to manage global franchise.

Truly DC Fan-Tastic! Headline News

Virtual DC ‘Fandome’ Coming October 16

DC’s free, virtual fan-first experience will be filled with epic content from the studio’s biggest movies, games, shows and comics; just released teaser trailers give fans a sneak peak of what’s in store for kids, families, and audiences of all ages.  

I’ve Never Felt this Way About Stop-Motion! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Robin Robin’ Official Trailer and Poster

By Dan Sarto | Monday, October 11, 2021 at 8:43am

Aardman’s charming stop-motion holiday special, featuring puppets made from felt and starring Gillian Anderson and Richard E Grant, hits the streamer November 24.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

Rising Sun Pictures Recreates Chicago’s Cabrini-Green Projects for ‘Candyman’

Studio delivers more than 100 VFX shots, focusing on the photorealistic rebuild of Chicago’s notorious public housing complex circa 1992, as well as the ghostly killer’s prosthetic hand, Nia DaCosta and Jordan Peele’s spiritual sequel to the 1992 cult horror classic.

Animation Festivals Headline News

Animation Is Film Reveals Jurors and Special Events

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 8, 2021 at 1:02pm

Taking place October 22-24, the festival kicks-off with the North American premiere of Netflix’s feature, ‘The Summit of The Gods;’ virtual program will be free to view during the event – tickets are now available.

It’s Free! Headline News

Free VIEW Conference 2021 Registration Now Open

Renown animation, VFX, virtual production, and games conference reveals massive program of free events featuring master filmmakers and top industry professionals, including Sir Roger Deakins and the Badass Women Production Designers; event runs in person and online October 17-22 in Torino, Italy.

Danger Will Robinson! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Lost in Space’ Season 3 Trailer

Big rocks, wrecked ships, and at least one unfortunate person careen through space in the streamer’s first official glimpse of their acclaimed sci-fi series’ third and final season, premiering December 1.

Business Headline News

Cinesite Welcomes New London HQ GM and VFX Supervisor Hires

Joce Capper will oversee London studio, working in tandem with her Montreal colleagues; Rebecca Manning joins visual effects team following tenure at FuseFX as digital effects supervisor & head of 2D.

More Witchcraft Afoot? Headline News

‘WandaVision’ Spin-Off with Kathryn Hahn Reportedly in Development

The nosy neighbor Agnes / diabolical, incorrigible witch Agatha Harkness may be getting her own Marvel Studios series on Disney+.

We Want More Marvel! VFXWorld

Digital Domain Pulls Off Great ‘Fortress’ Escape in ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’

Leading VFX studio delivers almost 250 shots, including digital doubles, CG cars, and an unforgettable race to elude capture in Marvel Studios’ thrilling new MCU adventure.

Home Entertainment Headline News

GKIDS and Cartoon Saloon Announce ‘Irish Folklore Trilogy’ Box Set

Coming December 14, the famed animation studio’s three critically-acclaimed Oscar-nominated animated films, ‘The Secret of Kells,’ ‘Song of The Sea,’ and ‘Wolfwalkers’ will be released as the ‘Irish Folklore Trilogy,’ a 4-Disc Blu-ray pack loaded with special features.

Spend the Holidays with Mickey ANIMATIONWorld

Disney Embraces Themes of Family, Optimism and Love in 2 New Holiday Films

‘Mickey's Tale of Two Witches,’ premiering today on Disney Junior and tomorrow on Disney+, and ‘Mickey and Minnie Wish Upon a Christmas,’ coming later this year, continue the company’s tradition of fun, festive, and heartwarming animated holiday offerings.

Business Headline News

Aardman’s ‘Interstellar Ella’ Nabs Multiple International Deals

New CG animated kids’ series, co-produced with Fabrique Fantastique and Apartment 11, blasts off with several distribution agreements; show scheduled to premiere Summer 2022.

Education Headline News

ScreenSkills Select Endorses 18 UK Animation and VFX Courses

Government-sponsored group identifies educational programs that promote diversity while producing ‘industry ready’ talent; Nottingham Trent University and Bournemouth University have been designated as having strong industry ties while featuring high-quality course content.

Community Outreach Headline News

Triggerfish Teams with E4D on African Animation Industry Job Development

The three-year partnership with German government-funded program aims to foster local job growth through initiatives including free online courses on editing for animation and the launch of a 10-second animation competition for aspiring creators ages 18-35; entry deadline set for November 14.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

Halon Gets its Previs Game On for ‘Free Guy’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 3:56pm

Led by Ryan McCoy, the studio’s team provided previs, techvis, and postvis on Shawn Levy’s sci-fi comedy starring Ryan Reynolds as a bank teller who discovers he’s a character in an open-world video game.

Parking’s a Bitch Headline News

Lexus Taps Framestore and ‘Eternals’ Kingo for New Lexus Commercial

Kumail Nanjiani gets the keys in the 2-minute ‘Parking Spot’ advert, as the superhero from the upcoming MCU feature faces a real-life problem: safely parking his brand-new car when he heads downtown for work.

I Got a Rock! Headline News

All-New ‘Peanuts’ Holiday Special ‘For Auld Lang Syne’ Coming to Apple TV+

The Apple Original, produced in partnership with WildBrain, premieres globally December 10; Apple and PBS teaming up to offer classic ‘Peanuts’ specials ‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,’ ‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,’ and ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ for ad-free viewing on PBS and PBS KIDS.

Coming in Hot Headline News

HBO Releases First Official ‘House of the Dragon’ Teaser

The Dragon has finally taken off, as the network officially drops the first sneak peek of its ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel that follows the Targaryen’s rise to power in Westeros.

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