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Talk Radio Revenge! Headline News

Dog Den Films’ 2D Animated ‘FISH’ Comes to Amazon and iTunes February 5

Indie film company partners with ContentoNY and animator Juan Mont on a new adult comedy series that follows a failed radio host who seeks revenge.

Women in Film Headline News

Patty Jenkins Claims DC Used Her as a Media Ploy

While one might think the ‘Wonder Woman’ director was hired for her talents and ideas, she claims she was initially hired ‘simply’ because she was a woman.

VFX VFXWorld

Framestore Takes to the Stars in George Clooney’s ‘The Midnight Sky’

Studio’s VFX team created ominous imagery of a post-apocalyptic ‘Sick Earth,’ the Aether spaceship, and zero-G for a pregnant character’s spacewalk in the Netflix sci-fi feature.

Villainous Woman Characters Headline News

Amber Heard Moves Forward with $100 Million Lawsuit Against Johnny Depp

The ‘Aquaman’ actress has been granted permission to countersue her ex-husband, alleging defamation and spearheading a social media campaign attempt to destroy her career.

Awards Headline News

Key Dates and Call for Entries Announced for ‘The PGA Innovation Award’

Submissions now open through February 28; award, which honors outstanding entertainment endeavors across VR, AR, experiential and other emerging media, to be presented at 32nd Annual PGA Awards on March 24.

Animation Festivals Headline News

FIAF’s Animation First Festival Moves Online February 5-15

Program highlights include US and New York premieres of 69 feature length and short films; animated selections by special guest Wes Anderson; a tribute to French animator Paul Grimault; and shorts program including the best of Annecy International Film Festival; and an inaugural student short film competition.

People Headline News

ArsenalCreative Names Thomas Connors VFX Supervisor/CG Generalist

Veteran 3D artist brings 20+ years of experience, having worked as CG supervisor on notable projects including ‘Walking Dead,’ ‘Fear of the Walking Dead’, ‘McGuyver,’ ’Hawaii 5-0,’ and ‘Shameless.’

SVOD Headline News

Craig McCracken’s ‘Kid Cosmic’ Premieres February 2 on Netflix

Based on the ‘Powerpuff Girls’ creator’s 2009 comic strip, the retro 2D animated series is inspired by classic comics from the 1950s; show follows the life of a boy named Kid who dreams of being a hero – but he’s not very good at it.

call for entries Headline News

48th Annual Annie Awards Now Open for Submissions

ASIFA-Hollywood issues call for entries; excellence in 10 production categories and 22 achievement categories, along with a number of honorary awards, will be recognized at April 16 virtual ceremony.

Supersized Superheroes Headline News

WarnerMedia to Release Six Superhero Films a Year

DC Films President Walter Hamada announces plans to release up to four high budget films in theatres, and two riskier films on HBO Max, each year starting in 2022, connecting the entire multiverse with multiple ‘offshoot’ series.

TV Animation Headline News

DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Cleopatra in Space’ Season 3 Premieres January 14

Peacock continues expanding its kids programming with a new season of the original animated series based on Mike Maihack’s award-winning graphic novels.

More DC Drama Headline News

‘Justice League’s Ray Fisher Removes Himself from DC Film Franchise

Actor calls out Warner Bros., citing DC Films president Walter Hamada as a ‘dangerous kind of enabler,’ effectively ending his career as Cyborg.

Business Headline News

Lost Marble Acquires Moho 2D Animation Software

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 9:37am

Company founded by the software program’s original creator and Cartoon Saloon’s supervisor of Moho animation will continue developing the technology used on films like ‘Wolfwalkers’ and ‘The Breadwinner.’

animated short films Headline News

Hand-Drawn ‘Minor Accident of War’ Tells Harrowing Personal WWII Story

The Oscar-qualified short combines 2D animation with contemporary artistry to adapt a poem about the true-life experiences of poet and World War II veteran Edward Field.

Stay Frosty Headline News

Run the Jewels Gets Plastic in ‘Walking in the Snow’ Music Video

Rap duo El-P and Killer Mike fight a cold-as-ice enemy in a stop-motion short directed by Chris Hopewell, based on a track from the band’s latest album, ‘RTJ4.’

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP91: Arcana Founder Sean O'Reilly Reveals How He Built A 3D Film Studio from Scratch

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 12:20pm

The entertainment studio CEO discusses expanding from indie comic publishing into 3D feature film, TV series, and short film production.  

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