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StretchSense Names Mike Riley Executive Chair of the Board

Other key appointments made by the MoCap Pro Glove creator include Chris Komatas as chief operating officer and Charles Pludthura as chief marketing officer; new team bolsters company’s emergence as a key player in motion capture animation, industry applications, and premium gaming glove technology.

Animated TV Series Headline News

Watch ‘Victor and Valentino’ Season 3 Trailer

The popular Cartoon Network animated series finds our favorite duo sniffing out sinister happenings in Monte Macabre; guest stars include George Lopez, wrestler Oscar Gutierrez, comedian Felipe Esparza and Mariachi Reynas de Los Angeles.

Jobs Headline News

ScreenSkills Animation Skills Council Launches Animation Trainee Finder

Program provides production placements for candidates who have up to 12 months paid work experience in animation; program aims to increase the pool of qualified talent by providing a range of training opportunities – application deadline is September 27.

Make Some Nosie! Headline News

DreamWorks Animation's ‘Trolls: TrollsTopia’ Season 4 Now Streaming

Make some noise! and check out the new season trailer and get ready for nonstop fun and new friends in an all-new set of hair-raising adventures; watch new episodes now on Peacock and Hulu.

Animation Instruction Headline News

‘Animator’s Survival Kit’ Now Available as Mini-Guides

The most essential chapters of legendary Oscar-winning animator Richard Williams' seminal 2009 book - a must-have for every animator – have been published as a series of four easy-to-carry, easy-to-study books.

Animation Festivals Headline News

OIAF 2021 Drops Official Trailer and New Program Highlights

Get a glimpse of what’s in store at the upcoming virtual event set for September 22 – October 3; in addition to a host of screenings, sessions will include a discussion about WIA Vancouver’s ACE Program, an introduction to the Black Write Talent Incubator, and a conversation with storyboard artists José Pou and Bradley Cayford.

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Carl and Dug Return: ‘Up’s Beloved Canine Gets His Own Miniseries

Writer/director/voice actor Bob Peterson and producer Kim Collins talk Pixar’s ‘Dug Days’ and the joys and challenges of reviving two legendary characters.

online education Headline News

IBM and Adobe Team up on ‘SkillsBuild for Students’

Free online design courses equip teens with valuable skills to bolster future academic and professional success; coursework includes ‘Adobe Photoshop for Beginners,’ ‘Basic Principles of Design,’ as well as self-assessments to help students discover their creative strengths.

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Secret Agents for Change: Netflix’s ‘Q-Force’ Finally Arrives

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 5:44pm

Executive producer Gabe Liedman's new animated superspy series may have begun life with the phrase ‘Gay James Bond,’ but it quickly blossomed into so much more - a fun, unabashedly ‘queer’ workplace ensemble comedy about a group of loveably annoying misfit LGBTQ+ geniuses.

The Master Occultist Gets a Special; Business Headline News

'Adventure Time: Distant Lands – Wizard City’ Now Streaming on HBO Max

Based on the animated series by Pendleton Ward, the fourth and final ‘Adventure Time: Distant Lands’ special explores the backstory of mild-mannered occultist and loyal Princess Bubblegum assistant Peppermint Butler.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Coraline’ and ‘The Boxtrolls’ Available Now as Blu-ray+DVD Combos

High-definition studio editions of LAIKA’s acclaimed animated films include interviews, behind-the-scenes looks, feature-length storyboards, and featurettes;ParaNorman’ and ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Blu-ray+DVD release follows on September 14.

online events Headline News

Festival Stop Motion Montréal Returns with Spotlight on Indigenous Artists

The 13th edition runs September 10-19, and features the panel discussion, ‘Indigenous Stop-Motion Productions—Voices and Images,’ and a stop-motion character workshop by Jean-François Lévesque.

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ILM is Up to its Void in Alligators with ‘Loki’ VFX

By Trevor Hogg | Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 10:35am

The visual effects giant delivered 500 shots on Marvel Studios and Disney+’s latest MCU episodic adventure, creating the pyroclastic-like trans-temporal monster, Alioth, along with Alligator Loki and the cloudy, ambiguous world where everything pruned by the TVA is deposited.

People Headline News

Frank Zhu Named Managing Director Riot Games' China Entertainment

Former CEO of Pearl Studio and executive producer of Netflix’s ‘Over the Moon’ will head up new division to develop and expand existing IP, building on relationships with key Chinese partners to launch entertainment products targeting Chinese audiences.

Community Outreach and Support Headline News

ASIFA-Hollywood Announces New AEF Grants

Nine educators from the UK, US, India, Ireland, Brazil and the Netherlands receive faculty grants, awarded annually to individuals or groups, providing support for research, scholarly activity, or creative projects in the field of animation.

PSAs Headline News

Wonder Media Addresses Teen Suicide in ‘My Life is Worth Living’ Animated Series

Produced in partnership with the Cook Center for Human Connections, project provides a safe, nonjudgmental platform using relatable teen stories to teach suicide prevention strategies; episodes available on show’s YouTube channel.

Diversity in Animation Headline News

FLAMIN Animations Announces Four Artist Commissions

Sponsored by Film London and Arts Council England, the program aims to support black-identifying animators living in the UK; selected artists will receive £2,500 each along with mentoring opportunities, development support, and advice, to create 1–3-minute animations that will premiere on the Film London website in Winter 2021.

More Resident Evil! Headline News

First Look Images Drop for ‘Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City’

Live-action film serves as an origin story that follows the plot of the first two Capcom games, deviating from the popular ‘Resident Evil’ franchise starring Mila Jovovich.

Business Headline News

Netflix Acquires ‘The Summit of the Gods’

A 2021 Official Selection in Cannes, the animated feature, based on the manga series by Jiro Taniguchi, hits select US theaters November 24 and UK theaters November 26 prior to streaming on Netflix starting November 30.

Move Your Content to Connected TV Headline News

Register for VlogBox’s ‘Get-Together’ Webinar on CTV Apps and Channel Monetization

First live virtual event in series is devoted to video content creators looking to maximize earning potential through their own connected TV / OTT channels.

Family Programming Headline News

New ‘ACME Night’ Program Block Coming to Cartoon Network

Warner Kids & Family launches entertainment block dedicated to family viewing, kicking off September 19 with the DC superhero film, ‘Shazam;’ weekly lineup, including new originals, will hit HBO Max next year.

People Headline News

DNEG Animation Names Tom Jacomb President

Previous managing director will now oversee the studio’s worldwide expansion efforts; five new senior hires include VFX supervisors Freddy Chaleur and Yancy Lindquist, animation director Jay Boose, head of look development Sonja Burchard, and producer Audrey Ford.

A Celebration of Life and Love ANIMATIONWorld

Re-VIEW: ‘Vivo’ – the Magic of the Mambo

Fueled by a cascade of original Lin-Manuel Miranda songs, Sony Pictures Animation and Netflix’s animated musical adventure is a celebration of life and love powered by energetic music and dance.  

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