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#BlackLivesMatter Headline News

Statement from WIA President Marge Dean and Oscar-Winning Producer Karen Rupert Toliver

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 5:52pm

Dean shares letter from Executive VP of Creative at Sony Pictures Animation, about the peaceful protests turning to riots, #BlackLivesMatter, and painful realities we’re all facing as a community and country. 

Technology Headline News

Jellyfish Pictures Expands Global Operations with New Cloud-Based Technology

Bafta-winning animation and VFX studio using Teradici Cloud Access Software and Microsoft Azure to enable safe, secure workflow for artists around the world that are joining the company.

Technology Headline News

How The Molecule VFX Artists Stay Remotely Connected with Virtual Workstations on AWS

Bicoastal boutique VFX studio turns to cloud-based resources that enable artists to continue working on high-end projects safely at home. 

Motion-Capture Headline News

Method Studios Brings Mocap into the Work from Home Pipeline with Xsens

CG supervisor Han Yang has transitioned his game cinematic and trailer production efforts to a work from home studio, allowing him to continue delivering high-level content on a host of projects.

Awards Headline News

The Telly Awards Announce 2020 Winners

‘Bonfire,’ Baobab Studios’ interactive VR experience voiced by comedian Ali Wong, and ‘A Voice is All You Need” are among animation standouts at this year’s awards. 

People ANIMATIONWorld

Augenblick Studios: 21 Years of Weird, Dark and Mysterious Adult Animation

Still doing hand-drawn 2D animation more than 20 years after leaving MTV, Aaron Augenblick and his ‘rinky-dink’ Brooklyn studio have thrived by not producing animation for kids.

ASIFA Headline News

ASIFA-Hollywood’s Animation Educator’s Forum 2020 Showcase Launching June 18

AEF Class of 2020 Animation Virtual Showcase will highlight creative work and final projects from animation graduates all over the country, who’ve been hampered by COVID-19 from exhibiting and screening their work. 

Feature Film VFX Headline News

RISE FX’s ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Crazy Motorcycle Chase VFX Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 29, 2020 at 12:48pm

German visual effects studio releases new video highlighting their work on Idris Elba’s full throttle daredevil motorcycle pursuit through London, in David Leitch and Universal Pictures’ hit action-adventure.

Covid-19 Headline News

‘Whatever Gets You Talking’ Music Video Encourages Young People to Discuss Mental Health

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 29, 2020 at 11:09am

‘Seize the Awkward’ campaign releases animated short inspiring young people to check in with friends and support their mental health; video features rapper Akinyemi, pop icon Meghan Trainor and music and digital stars Addison Rae, Avery Cyrus, Bryce Xavier, James Henry, The McFarlands, Molly Burke, mxmtoon and brothers Zach Valentine and Pat Ramirez.

Music Video ANIMATIONWorld

Phoebe Ryan’s Erotic Cartoon Fantasies Come to Life in ‘Reality’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 29, 2020 at 8:07am

Richie Brown brings bold colors, psychedelic imagery, and newfound knowledge of phonemes to animated short for singer-songwriter’s latest single off upcoming debut album, ‘How It Used to Feel.’  

Netflix ANIMATIONWorld

Kevin Kolde Talks ‘Castlevania’s Unapologetic Violence and Season 3 Finale

For the executive producer of Netflix’s hit animated medieval fantasy, great characters are key, but the show’s brutal vampire world wouldn’t be the same without the gore.

Business Headline News

‘Astroboy’ and ‘Black Jack’ to Stream on RetroCrush Beginning June 5

Digital Media Rights inks deal for North American rights to line-up of Tezuka Productions’ classic anime titles.

Home Entertainment Headline News

GKIDS and Shout! Factory Bringing Remastered ‘Tokyo Godfathers’ Home June 2

Now available on digital, pre-orders being taken for Blu-ray and DVD combo pack, with first-time English dub and bonus features, plus limited edition lithograph while supplies last.   

SVOD Headline News

Netflix Sets June 12 ‘F is for Family’ Season 4 Debut

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 3:00pm

Comedian Bill Burr’s hilariously raunchy, expletive-enhanced animated comedy returns with 10 new episodes; Emmy-nominated ‘Breaking Bad’ fixer Jonathan Banks joins cast as Big Bill Murphy.

Commercials Headline News

Framestore Puts Pedal to the Metal for LEGO ‘Drive What You Love’ Spot

Oscar-winning creative studio builds full-throttle VFX for The LEGO Agency’s latest commercial, where a high-speed race brings imagination to life.

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