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Protecting the Rainforests ANIMATIONWorld

‘Koati’s Timeless 2D Captures the Heart of Latin America’s Biodiversity

Hitting theaters today, Rodrigo Perez-Castro’s new hand-drawn animated feature, starring and executive produced by Sofia Vergara, beautifully portrays the region’s vibrant but steadily disappearing rainforests alongside a message of hope for a more environmentally sustainable future.

It’s Awesome and It’s Free! ANIMATIONWorld

VIEW 2021: The Can’t Miss Animation, VFX, and Storytelling Event is Here

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 15, 2021 at 8:44am

For the second year in a row, we can’t attend the famed Turin conference in-person, but we’ll be glued to our screens, wearing dark turtlenecks and dreaming of agnolotti and chocolate pudding thicker than Bay Area fog, for a week of diverse, compelling, and inspiring presentations on the latest and greatest from the world of computer generated visuals.  

Urban Fairytales ANIMATIONWorld

Light and Dark Beautifully Collide in Yen Strange’s ‘Go Away’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 4:57pm

We Made A Thing Studios animates the Moruya-born artist’s new single, a story that transforms sadness and angst into a shimmering emo-anthem of hope and acceptance.

Accidents Happen! Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘The Great North - Wanted: Delmer Alive Adventure’

In the new episode airing October 17 on Fox, the Tobins tell their favorite stories about Delmer, determined to keep him awake and alive after he suffers a concussion from a dreadful ‘soup’ accident.

Reptile Jail Break! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Back to the Outback’ Teaser Trailer

Isla Fisher, Tim Minchin, Eric Bana, Guy Pearce, Miranda Tapsell, Angus Imrie, Keith Urban and Jacki Weaver star in the all-new animated comedy adventure that sets out to prove just because something is different, doesn’t mean it isn’t beautiful; coming to the streamer December 10.

Events Headline News

TMS Entertainment Presents ‘Women in Anime’ Virtual Event

The free online program, part of the 17th Annual LA Femme International Film Festival, runs October 14-17; panel features TMS producer and ‘Megalobox’ creator Minako Fujiyoshi and producer Jinko Gotoh.

People Headline News

Nexus Studios Welcomes Kim Adams

Oculus Story Studio and Google Spotlight Stories alum brings experience in emerging production platforms; will support studio’s focus on growth in real-time animation and immersive storytelling.

People Headline News

Michael Stein Named New Framestore CTO

The former director, technology studio at Walt Disney Imagineering is a proven leader in the implementation of cutting-edge technology; he'll be tasked with driving the company’s global strategy and R&D across real-time, machine learning and cloud-based technology.

Commercials Headline News

DiMassimo Goldstein Taps Taylor James for Animated Spots

Animation-based campaign for educational subscription service Wondrium, blends various 2D styles to create whimsical spots ‘Bird’ and ‘IWonder,’ showcasing the subscription services’ variety of offerings.

Fly the Unfriendly Skies! VFXWorld

Scanline Delivers an Abrupt Change in Travel Plans for ‘Blood Red Sky’

Visual Effects studio produces 527 shots on Peter Thorwarth’s harrowing tale of an airplane hijacking gone astray because of one passenger with an unnatural thirst for blood.

Stop Bullying! Headline News

Cartoon Network Drops ‘Stop Bullying Speak Up - Craig of the Creek’ PSA

Marking National Bullying Prevention Month CN teams up with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center with ‘Kids Take on Bullying Challenge,’ a program/challenge to help kids take on bullying whenever and wherever they see it.

Technology Headline News

Chaos V-Ray Awarded Engineering Emmy

Technology is honored for elevating photorealistic VFX to new heights in episodic productions; the award will be presented by the Television Academy Engineering Committee live at their annual event on October 21

Business Headline News

‘A Bear Named Wojtek’ Animated Special Secures Funding

Filmograf and The Illuminated Film Company ink co-production deal on project about the fantastic journey of an orphaned Syrian brown bear; Iain Gardner will direct, drawing inspiration from Frédéric Back’s ‘The Man Who Planted Trees.’

The Future of Dragons is Here! Headline News

DreamWorks Animation Drops ‘Dragons: The Nine Realms’ Teaser

The future of dragons is here in the all-new animated series, inspired by and set 1,300 years after the events of the ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ franchise; show hits Hulu and Peacock on December 23.

People Headline News

Hornet Adds Director Sarah Beth Morgan

Known for her bold but nuanced work, the Portland-based illustrator employs a narrative-first conceptual storytelling style; her ‘Between the Lines’ animated short, currently in progress, deals with the scarring experience of schoolgirl bullying – check out the trailer.

By the Power of Grayskull! Headline News

Netflix Sets ‘Masters of the Universe: Revelation Part 2’ Premiere

Streamer makes it official, announcing its epic conclusion to Kevin Smith and Mattel’s two-part animated series is coming next month.  

Student Teams Wanted! Headline News

Call for Entries: 24 HOURS Animation Contest

Don’t miss this great competition where student teams create a 30 second film on a given theme in a designated 24 hours; registration deadline is October 13 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Anime ANIMATIONWorld

‘Bright: Samurai Soul’: A Hardened Ronin’s Fight to Trust Amidst Betrayal

Director Kyohei Ishiguro beautifully fuses Japanese woodblock print art with 3DCG in the emotional story of a melancholy, one-eyed masterless samurai who must suddenly protect a fiery ‘special’ elf child with immense powers, in the all-new ‘Bright’ spin-off premiering today on Netflix.

Fan Fests Headline News

2021 Adult Swim Festival Coming to Screens Everywhere

The free two-day global virtual event, set for November 12-13, will host panels and watch parties featuring fan-favorite animated series including ‘Rick and Morty,’ ‘Squidbillies,’ ‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force,’ and highly anticipated new series ‘Blade Runner: Black Lotus’ and ‘Smiling Friends.’

Happy 30th! Headline News

Cinesite Releases Showreel Celebrating 30 Year Anniversary

The VFX and animation studio credits the dedication of talented artists, engineers, and support staff as its highlights some of the company’s most memorable work.

My Kingdom for a Trident! Headline News

Catch the First 4 Minutes of HBO Max’s ‘Aquaman: King of Atlantis’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 10:42am

Streamer drops a sneak peek of their upcoming animated mini-series, a tongue-in-cheek look at the iconic DC super hero’s first days on the job, premiering October 14.

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