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In-Passing Headline News

Paul Coker Jr., Designer of Iconic Rankin/Bass Characters, Dies at 93

The artist, who began his career as an illustrator for ‘Mad Magazine,’ cemented his legacy by creating the heroes and villains of many stop-motion holiday classics.

People Headline News

Alkemy X Adds Nico Van den Bosch as Head of Pipeline

Studio taps VFX veteran’s extensive expertise in visual effects, 3D animation, emerging technology, and large-scale pipeline solutions to maximize efficiency and output across all locations.

Tracking Tools Headline News

OptiTrack Releases CinePuck

The new tracking tool designed for Virtual Production and in-camera VFX features technology easily integrated into any production workflow; with multiple mount points for tracking stability and optical data, the device is optimized for real-time VFX.

I Made Him an Offer… Headline News

Outpost 'Can't Refuse' to Deliver Key VFX on ‘The Offer’

Studio creates both CG people and environments to accurately portray NYC in the 1950s and 1970s for Paramount+’s 10-part series about the creation of Francis Ford Coppola’s 1972 classic, ‘The Godfather.’

Music Videos Headline News

Gorillaz Sport a New Stylized 3D Look in ‘Cracker Island’ Music Video

Following the band’s journey to California, Nexus Studios helps 2D, Murdoc, Noodle, and Russel embrace a whole new design as they take viewers on a live-action/animated, late-night, City of Angels tour.

Up Pup and Away! ANIMATIONWorld

‘DC League of Super-Pets’: A Family Film Produced by a Family

Hiram Garcia, his sister Dany Garcia, and action-star Dwayne Johnson, have produced Warner Bros.’ new animated comedy – debuting in theaters today - through the family business they founded in 2012 - Seven Bucks Productions.

Teachers are the Best! Headline News

Apple TV+ Drops ‘Lucy's School’ Trailer and Images

In the animated special, Lucy struggles to start her own school, and the whole gang gains a new appreciation for teachers; based on the iconic ‘Peanuts' comic strips by Charles M. Schulz, this love letter to teachers streams next month.

Legends of VFX VFXWorld

‘Light & Magic’: ILM’s Story of Family, Fun, and Pioneering Visual Effects

Lawrence Kasdan’s documentary series showcases how a small, hand-picked group of ‘misfit’ filmmakers became the groundbreaking creative studio behind some of Hollywood’s biggest films - now streaming on Disney+.

Events Headline News

South Park’: Dates Set for 25th Anniversary Pop-Ups, Concert, Immersive Experience

Each event continues the series’ celebratory summer, with shoppable spaces, showcases of rarities from ‘South Park’ Studios, and performances from fan-favorite bands.

Digital Art Headline News

FC Barcelona Launches Animated ‘In a Way, Immortal’ NFT – Auction Set for July 29

Crafted by BCN Visuals, the 40-second animation recreates Johan Cruyff’s legendary 1973 goal against the Atlético Madrid goalkeeper; the digital artwork will be sold via live auction at Sotheby, NY.

Recognizing the Best Aspiring M&E Designers Headline News

The Rookies Awards 2022 Winners Announced

The prestigious, annual international contest garnered 4,400 entries from aspiring design and media entertainment artists; a panel of 150+ judges, including 80 women, selected winners based on criteria including creative, technical, and presentation skills as well as complexity and raw talent.

What Would Rod Serling Think? Headline News

All 3 ‘SpongeBob’ Series Converge in ‘The Tidal Zone’ Crossover Special

‘SpongeBob SquarePants,’ ‘Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years,’ and ‘The Patrick Star Show’ collide in the first-ever SpongeBob multidimensional adventure that follows GrandPat as he makes his way through each dimension; revealed at Comic-Con 2022 with first-look videos, the 1-hour show premieres on Nickelodeon this fall.

Hand-Drawn Animation Masters ANIMATIONWorld

Eric Goldberg and Mark Henn Talk the Magic of Hand-Drawn Animation

The two revered, legendary Disney animators, featured in Disney+’s recent documentary series, ‘Sketchbook,’ discuss at length how 2D is very much alive and well at the studio, and how bringing life and emotion to a character through a series of drawings still excites and inspires them.

TV VFX Headline News

Union VFX Delivers a Tasty Bakery Van Chase for Marvel’s ‘Moon Knight’

The London-based studio shares its VFX breakdown reel showcasing how they created a high-octane cupcake delivery truck pursuit through the Alps for Marvel and Disney+’s latest MCU series.

Business Headline News

Falcon’s Beyond and BRON Studios Ink Strategic Partnership

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 8:12am

The companies will co-produce and promote original IP in feature films, TV series, Web3 activations, and location-based entertainment; ‘Katmandu’ franchise theme park to feature BRON’s animated IP, ‘Gossamer.’

All you need is GLITTER Headline News

DreamWorks Debuts ‘TrollsTopia’ Season 7 Trailer and Images

In the final season of the popular animated series, the trolls dance and sing their way through 7 all-new episodes, proving that anything is possible with glitter, hugs, and teamwork; the show streams onto Peacock and Hulu this August.

No Rest for the Weary Headline News

Destin Daniel Cretton Set to Direct ‘Avengers: The Kang Dynasty’

The ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’ director will helm the fifth ‘Avengers’ movie, adding yet another lofty project to a dance card filling up quickly as part of his overall deal with Marvel.

Next Gen Transformers Headline News

Paramount+ Teases Animated ‘Transformers: EarthSpark’ First Look and Cast

During a Comic-Con 2022 panel, the voice talent lineup was revealed on eOne’s upcoming original animated show; the 26-episode series is set to debut this fall.

His head’s in the ‘clouds’ Headline News

AMC+ Drops 2D Sci-Fi Drama ‘Pantheon’ First-Look Clip

New series coming in September, based on short stories from award-winning author Ken Liu, delves into technology, humanity, and the meaning of consciousness; all-star cast includes Daniel Dae Kim, Katie Chang, Paul Dano, and Aaron Eckhart.

Business Headline News

Roland Emmerich to Direct ‘Those About to Die’ Gladiator Epic for Peacock

The mega-budget maven will adapt author Daniel Mannix’s non-fiction tome on ancient Rome as a dramatic series, which got a straight-to-series order from the streamer.

WUBBA LUBBA DUB-DUB! Headline News

Adult Swim Sets ‘Rick and Morty’ Season 6 Premiere

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at 8:15am

Coming this September, the two-time Emmy Award-winning animated comedy hits the multiverse with all-new episodes that pose the question: will they bounce back from Season 5 adversity, or get swept up in an ocean of piss?

A Classic Reinvention Headline News

Netflix Drops Teaser Trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pinocchio’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at 6:57am

It’s every bit as beautiful as we’d imagined – the Oscar-winning director’s reinvention of Carlo Collodi's classic tale of the wooden marionette magically brought to life by the grieving woodcarver Geppetto comes to the streamer this December.

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