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Epic MegaGrants Passes $60 Million in Support, New Recipients Announced

By supporting nearly 1,000 teams and individuals so far, Epic Games cements commitment to furthering the progress of a range of creators to do outstanding work with Unreal Engine or contributing to open source capabilities for the 3D graphics community.

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Raft Animation Makes a Splash With ‘iOtter Clean Up’ PSA

Partnering with global nonprofit organization Oceana, the eco-storytelling collective uses animation to remind people to be ‘part of the solution’ in cleaning up our world.

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Call for Entries: Annecy 2021 is Now Accepting Submissions

Festival plans celebration of animation both virtually and in Annecy June 14-19, 2021; films and animation projects are now being accepting.

Dancin to the Beat! ANIMATIONWorld

‘TrollsTopia’ Celebrates Comedy and Candor with Refreshing 2D Animation

Executive producer Matthew Beans rethinks the entire ‘Trolls’ world, bringing all the tribes together with a new visual style in DreamWorks Animation’s new series, now available on Hulu and Peacock.

Holy Curveball Batman! Headline News

Jared Leto’s Joker Will Return in Snyder’s ‘Justice League’ Cut

A ‘road weary Joker’ will make an appearance in the HBO Max ‘Justice League’ miniseries despite audience panning of the actor’s ‘Suicide Squad’ performance.

Merry Christmas Indeed! Headline News

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Getting Simultaneous HBO Max and Theatrical Release

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 5:03pm

Warner Bros. will be bringing Christmas cheer to its U.S. streaming platform subscribers as well as theatregoers who brave the pandemic, as it announces its highly anticipated kick-ass superhero film, directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot, will open both in cinemas and living rooms December 25.

This Could be Great! Headline News

WATCH: Smashingly Fun New ‘Tom and Jerry’ Trailer

The ultimate “cat and mouse” duo return with all the expected mayhem in an eye-popping blend of classic animation-styled CG and live-action, slated for release on March 5, 2021

Dept. of We Can’t Wait! Headline News

FIRST LOOK: ‘Rick and Morty’ Season 5

Adult Swim’s YouTube channel has released a rough initial glimpse at the upcoming fifth season of the hit animated comedy, which reveals Rick’s ultimate arch nemesis of the sea: Mr Nimbus.

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Battery and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios Cook Up ‘Meet Seoul Sausage’

Spot is part of ‘An Idea for L.A’ initiative that provides marketing makeovers for local LA businesses struggling to survive the COVID-19 pandemic; Seoul Sausage and Rhythms of the Village are chosen to receive pro-bono services.

Yakko Wakko and Dot! Headline News

They’re Back! Hulu Launches All New ‘Animaniacs’ November 20

Steven Spielberg returns as executive producer a new edition of his popular animated variety show that originally ran from 1993-1998; joining Yakko, Wako and Dot are Pinky and the Brain, who return to continue their quest for world domination.

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VIEW 2020 Debuts Meet the Masters: Nora Twomey–Kris Pearn in Conversation

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 1:23pm

Leading international animation, VFX, and computer graphics conference continues its innovative virtual programming with new free industry leader talk series.

Mickey Mouse in the House! ANIMATIONWorld

Paul Rudish Talks the All-New ‘The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 11:42am

Mickey, Donald, Goofy, and a slew of their friends, and a few villains, are back in a brand-new series of animated shorts, premiering today, Mickey’s birthday, on Disney+.

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Call for Entries: The 20th Animafest Cyprus - Views of the World

Submissions are being accepted in the international short film competition and the Cyprus National short film competition; the festival runs August 11-14, 2021 in Salamiou.

Books Headline News

Baobab Studio Announces ‘The Art of Baobab: The Beginning’

Coming in December, the book compiles production designs, visual development artwork, and character designs from the studio’s award-winning titles including ‘Invasion!,’ ‘Asteroids!,’ ‘Crow: The Legend,’ ‘Jack,’ and ‘Bonfire’ and the upcoming ‘Baba Yaga;’ now available for preorder on Amazon.

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Chadwick Boseman’s Likeness Will Not Return in ‘Black Panther 2’

Marvel Studios EVP Victoria Alonso squashes rumors that the late actor will reprise his T’Challa role as a digital double, opening up the possibilities for a replacement.

My Heart’s Ablaze! Headline News

Animated 1920s ‘Fireheart’ Feature Blazes Towards Completion

Kenneth Branagh and Olivia Cooke lend their voices to the animated tale of a young girl vying to become the first female firefighter in 1920s New York, scheduled for completion in 2021.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Weathering With You, Collector’s Edition’ Now Available

Makoto Shinkai’s highly acclaimed anime special edition release, from Shout! Factory, includes bonus features CD soundtrack; feature length documentary; interview with the director; ‘Weather Front’ featurette; and more. 

Technology Headline News

Autodesk Shotgun Taps New Tech for the Future of Production Management

Machine learning-generative scheduling and asset lifecycle management will to be built into Autodesk’s cloud-based Forge platform, driving creativity while meeting ever evolving workflow challenges.

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