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Virtual Events Headline News

SIGGRAPH 2020 Concludes Virtual Conference: Content Available Until October 27

The latest innovations in art, science and technology are showcased both in implementation and presentations during a two-week virtual gathering of the global graphics community.

Animated TV Series ANIMATIONWorld

From Feature Previs to an Animated Sitcom: Nina Helene Hirten Talks 'Duncanville'

One of the editors on FOX’s hit animated comedy discusses her unlikely landing of the coveted job, and how as a wife and working mom she relates to the show’s family-centered humor.

Music Videos Headline News

The Living Tombstone’s Blistering ‘Chosen’ CG Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 31, 2020 at 1:08pm

Produced during the COVID-19 pandemic, creative studio The-Artery uses remotely produced motion capture to show the anonymous band emerge from stasis and blast onstage for an all CG neon-flooded performance.

Technology Headline News

New Cinema 4D Tutorial Recreates Bill and Ted’s Iconic Phone Booth Time Machine

Dan ‘Hashi’ Hashimoto’s step-by-step video uses Maxon and Red Giant tools, along with After Effects, to produce stunning animation and VFX like that used in the film. 

Festival Headline News

Supernova Digital Animation Festival Lights Up Denver

Month long festival will kick off September 3 with a focus on digital animation and motion-art; events will also be available via live stream. 

People Headline News

Sam Register Named President, Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios

Animation studios will remain separate entities; Rob Sorcher moves from CNS leadership role into overall production deal with Warner Bros. Television Group.

Dysfunctional Workplace Comedy Headline News

‘Archer: The Dating Game’ Mashup Clip Gives New Meaning to ‘Oh Mother’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 28, 2020 at 10:25am

With Season 11’s launch just around the corner on September 16, FXX drops a new featurette that amply illustrates just how funny, and wicked, Adam Reed’s animated spy-spoof can be.

BLM Headline News

Ayo Edebiri Replacing Jenny Slate as Missy on ‘Big Mouth’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 28, 2020 at 8:36am

Actor and comedian also joins the writers' room for Season 5; move comes two months after show creators apologized for casting white actors in roles for people of color with promise to make changes and be more responsible moving forward.

Technology Headline News

OTOY Launches RNDR Enterprise Tier with Nvidia Tensor Core GPUs on Google Cloud

New technology pushes the boundary of GPU rendering and cloud computing, allowing artists to create high-end visual effects with fewer restraints.

In-Passing Headline News

‘Scooby-Doo’ Co-Creator Joe Ruby Dies at 87

Prolific animator, writer and producer will be remembered for his many iconic animated series including ‘Dynomutt,’ ‘Dog Wonder,’ ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks,’ and ‘Superman.’

Animated Feature Film ANIMATIONWorld

Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh Talk New ‘Phineas and Ferb’ Movie

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 3:13pm

‘Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe’ sees the stepbrothers cross the galaxy to rescue their sister; film premieres August 28 on Disney+.

Animated Features Headline News

New Directors, First Look and Release Date for Disney’s ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’

Don Hall and Carlos López Estrada take the helm, sans Dean Wellins, with Paul Briggs now co-directing on the highly anticipated animated feature set for March 12, 2021 theatrical release. 

TV VFX VFXWorld

Folks VFX Recreates JFK’s Fateful Dallas Visit in ‘Umbrella Academy’ Season 2

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 1:10pm

VFX supervisor Laurent Spillemaecker and his Montreal team turned Toronto into early 1960s Dealey Plaza and surroundings with an exacting, detailed set of CG environments, people and digital assets.

call for entries Headline News

Animal Logic Launches Australia-Based Screenplay Competition

Submissions will be accepted from September 1 – November 15; in addition to a cash prize, the winner will receive professional guidance from studio development and production executives.

More Zombies on TV! Headline News

Live-Action ‘Resident Evil’ Series Ordered at Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 9:14am

Show inspired by Capcom’s hugely popular horror-video game franchise gets the greenlight; brand-new storyline will span two different timelines.

Awards ANIMATIONWorld

Breaking Down the 72nd Emmy Award Nominations

This year’s animated and VFX-driven shows represent continuing excellence in animation and VFX production for TV, much done remotely from home in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

SVOD Headline News

New Trailer for ‘Barbie Princess Adventure’ Coming to Netflix September 1

Mattel’s timeless, iconic character is back again with a message that helps kids focus on empowerment, self-discovery and finding their voice in the age of social media. 

Animation Festival Headline News

Call for Entries: The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International

Entries are being accepted in six categories for TAAFI 2021, scheduled for February 19-21, 2021; submission deadline is November 15, 2020.

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