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A New Jurassic Era Headline News

David Leitch Will Not Direct Upcoming ‘Jurassic World’ Film

The ‘Bullet Train’ helmer is no longer in talks to join writer David Koepp, who will pen the next franchise installment touted as the ‘new Jurassic era,’ slated to release July 2, 2025.

Business Headline News

California VFX Studio Whiskytree Expands to Georgia

New location doubles the company’s size and expands its scope and capabilities; updated pipeline taps AWS cloud computing for secure remote collaboration between both artists and clients.

Dept. of Of Course Headline News

Universal Drops ‘Twisters’ Official Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 12, 2024 at 5:37pm

Say… do you feel a draft? This summer, the epic studio disaster movie returns with an adrenaline-pumping, seat-gripping, big-screen thrill ride that puts you in direct contact with one of nature’s most wondrous - and destructive - forces; coming to theaters July 19, 2024.

It’s Wicked Cool! Headline News

Universal Shares a ‘Wicked’ Teaser Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 12, 2024 at 4:48pm

Based on the bestselling novel by Gregory Maguire and the hugely successful stage musical, Jon M. Chu’s upcoming musical fantasy adventure tells the untold story of the witches of Oz, Elphaba and Glinda; the film hits theaters November 2024.

One Last Ride Headline News

Watch: 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' VFX Breakdown Reel - The Orgoscope

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 12, 2024 at 4:17pm

Sony Pictures Imageworks has just shared with AWN and VFXWorld a look at how their team, led by Oscar- and BAFTA-nominated VFX supervisor Theo Bialek, were tasked with building the planet-sized organic structure known as the Orgoscope.

Technology Advancing Art Headline News

NVIDIA Releases NVIDIA RTX 2000 Ada Generation GPU

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 12, 2024 at 3:32pm

The new GPU delivers the company’s latest AI, graphics, and compute technology to compact workstations, taking better advantage of Generative AI’s sweeping changes, such as seamless editing of high-resolution videos and images and its use for realistic visual effects and content creation.

Awards Headline News

‘Society of the Snow’ and ‘Robot Dreams’ Top 38th Goya Awards

J. A. Bayona’s harrowing 1972 Andean plane crash tale scored 13 statuettes across multiple categories, including ‘Best Film’ and ‘Best Special Effects;’ ‘Best Animation Film’ went to Pablo Berger’s ‘Robot Dreams.’

Gettin Janky With It ANIMATIONWorld

‘Rock Paper Scissors’: What’s a Dust-up or Three Among Friends?

Kyle Stegina and Josh Lehrman’s new Nickelodeon animated comedy, developed from the first short in Nick’s Intergalactic Shorts Program ever picked up for series, follows best friend and roommate trio Rock, Paper and Scissors, who compete over everything in hilarious and wildly absurd ways; series premieres on Nickelodeon February 12. 

Awards Headline News

28th Annual Art Directors Guild Awards Announced

Award-winning and Oscar nominated films ‘Poor Things’ and ‘Oppenheimer’ win top ADG honors for production design in “Fantasy Feature Film” and “Period Feature Film” respectively; ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ honored in ‘Animated Feature’ category.

Let the Manic Mayhem Begin… Again! Headline News

Jon Hamm Says All Will Be OK in New 'Despicable Me 4' Big Game Spot

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 12, 2024 at 9:43am

Who are we to argue with the famous Mad Man? The biggest global animated franchise in history – and its considerably manic mayhem - returns with the first ‘Despicable Me’ film in 7 years, as stars Steve Carrell and Kristen Wiig return alongside franchise newcomers Will Ferrell, Sofia Vergara, Joey King, and Stephen Colbert; action-comedy hits theaters July 3.

We Return to the Return of the Planet of the Apes Headline News

New Trailer Drops for ‘Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 12, 2024 at 9:21am

‘Maze Runner’ trilogy director Wes Ball breathes new life into the venerable franchise with a story set several generations after Caesar’s reign, when a tyrannical ape leader builds his empire… but one young ape has other ideas; hitting theaters May 24, 2024.

R.L Returns! Headline News

‘Goosebumps’ Series Renewed for Season 2 at Disney+

The new eight-episode installment will unveil a fresh ‘Goosebumps’ chapter with an anthology twist: a brand-new story, setting and cast based upon R.L Stine’s worldwide bestselling Scholastic book series.

The Third Coming Headline News

A Very 'R-Rated' First Trailer Drops for ‘Deadpool & Wolverine’

Ryan Reynolds returns as the fourth wall breaking ‘Merc with a Mouth’ in the third installment of the scandalous Marvel Studios franchise, alongside Hugh Jackman as Wolverine; the film hits theaters July 26.

Really Dad? ANIMATIONWorld

The ‘Invincible: Atom Eve’ Special Episode: Actions Have Consequences

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 9, 2024 at 4:57pm

Director Haylee Herrick, supervising director/producer Dan Duncan, and supervising producer/art director Shaun O’Neil discuss how their show’s characters cope with the ‘collateral damage’ of their decisions as superheroes, in ‘Invincible’s Season 2 prequel episode, nominated for a Best Special Production Annie Award, now streaming on Prime Video. 

Oscars for Geeks Headline News

'Oppenheimer,' 'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse' Nab 2024 Lumiere Awards Wins

The two films take home top honors for Best Feature Film, live-action and animated, respectively; annual event recognizes distinguished creative and technical achievement in motion pictures, television, and emerging media.

The Anvil Drops Again Headline News

Hopes for a ‘Coyote vs. Acme’ Resurrection May Soon Be Dashed

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 9, 2024 at 1:24pm

According to ‘The Wrap,’ barring a big offer in the next few days, it may be the end of the line for the #SaveCoyoteVsAcme campaign, as Warner Bros.’ claim the filmmakers could shop the film were ‘dubious at best.’

The Best of French Animation Headline News

2024 Animation First Festival Winners Announced

Celebrating the legacy and innovation of Francophone animation within the U.S., the 2024 festival wrapped up January 28 with 6 films receiving awards in the ‘Francophone Shorts’ and ‘Student Short Film Competition’ categories; winning films are available for online viewing through February 12.

Business Headline News

9 Story Announces ‘Judy Moody’ Animated Series

The media group partners with Trustbridge to co-develop and adapt popular book series ‘Judy Moody’ by Megan McDonald and best-selling holiday picture book ‘Dasher’ by Matt Tavares, with animation by Brown Bag Films.

It’s Looking Fire Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Series Featurette

In ‘Bringing the World to Life,’ the cast and creators of the live-action adaptation take us behind the scenes to explain how they created the show, which hits the streamer February 22.

Not the Imposter Headline News

First Teaser Image Drops for ‘Among Us’ Animated Series

CBS Eye Animation Productions’ upcoming adaptation of the beloved multiplayer mystery game from Innersloth, with ‘Infinity Train’ creator Owen Dennis executive producing, is ‘progressing nicely,’ posts the game company devs on X alongside the first look.

A Gift From the Gods Headline News

Disney+ Renews ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ for Season 2

Walker Scobell, Leah Sava Jeffries, and Aryan Simhadri will return to embark on a new adventure based on ‘The Sea of Monsters,’ the second installment of Rick Riordan’s best-selling ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ book series.

Cowabunga! Headline News

Paramount+ Drops ‘Tales of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Series Teaser

Micah Abbey, Shamon Brown Jr., Nicolas Cantu, and Brady Noon reprise their ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem’ roles in the new original 2D animated series that explores the adventures of everyone's favorite pizza-loving heroes; streaming summer 2024. 

Hayao’s Last Hurrah Headline News

Watch: Studio Ghibli Co-founder Toshio Suzuki Talks ‘The Boy and The Heron’

The famed producer reflects on Hayao Miyazaki, the legendary director’s Oscar-nominated feature, and the future of animation. 

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