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Virtual Talks Headline News

Tomm Moore Talks ‘WolfWalkers’ in Free INDAC Online Event

Set for January 18, the upcoming virtual discussion will feature a conversation with the director/producer of Cartoon Saloon and Apple TV+’s latest animated feature; submit questions via email to participate in the Q&A. 

Virtual Events Headline News

3 New Free VIEW Conference PreVIEW Online Talks Announced

Go behind the scenes with filmmakers discussing their animation projects; scheduled sessions include the production of Netflix’s first three animated shorts ‘Canvas,’ ‘If Anything Happens I Love You,’ and ‘Cops and Robbers;’ Baobab Studios’ VR Exploration Baba Yaga; and PaperBoat Animation Studio’s ‘Bombay Rose.’

Woof Woof! Headline News

HAVE A LAUGH: Denis Leary’s ‘Dogs Playing Poker’ 2D Short

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 11, 2021 at 10:22am

Check out the first of two animated shorts from Fox Entertainment and the famed comedian, based on Icebox’s ‘Poker Night,’ about five dog friends playing cards and shooting the sh@t about sports. 

A Great Catherine the Great! Headline News

WATCH: BlueBolt’s VFX Breakdown Reel for Hulu's ‘The Great’

Studio delivers over 300 shots for satirical comedic drama about the fictionalized rise of Catherine the Great, which required extensive on-location collaboration to create large scale environment extensions for Caserta Palace and the military camp at the Russian Front.

I Want More SpongeBob! Headline News

EXTENDED SNEAK PEEK: ‘Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years’

The first-ever SpongeBob SquarePants animated prequel, teased during halftime of this afternoon’s NFL Wild Card Game, is produced by Nickelodeon Animation for Paramount+, ViacomCBS’ new subscription video on-demand platform launching later this year.

The Playoffs Get Animated! Headline News

Denis Leary’s ‘Dogs Playing Poker’ Shorts Debut on January 9 FOX NFL Pregame

Fox Entertainment and the famed comedian team up on new animated shorts, based on Icebox’s ‘Poker Night,’ about five dog friends playing cards and shooting the sh@t about sports. 

End of an Era Headline News

Zack Snyder May Be Done with ‘Justice League’

After the upcoming release of his ‘Snyder Cut’ HBO Max miniseries version of the ‘Justice League’ film, the illustrious DC director/producer has no current plans to create more of the franchises’ movies.

SVOD Headline News

Cottonwood Media’s 2D ‘Squish’ Now Streaming on HBO Max

Based on a popular graphic novel of the same name, the original animated comedy for kids features characters based on microscopic creatures; series educates children about the world around them.

Sasha Rocks! Headline News

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Amphibia’ and Sasha Rock in New ‘Disney Theme Song Takeover’

Actress and YouTuber Anna Akana voices an animated hard rock version of the ‘Amphibia’ theme song as Anne’s best friend Sasha takes the stage in the Disney Channel series’ latest episode, ‘Theme Song Takeover: Sasha Conquers.’

Jeepers! Headline News

WATCH: Another Odd Clip from Marvel’s Upcoming ‘WandaVision’

Elizabeth Olsen sat down with Jimmy Kimmel to discuss Disney+'s magical new MCU show, describing the never-before-seen clip as an homage to ‘Bewitched.’

Zombie Fun! Headline News

FIRST LOOK: Go Behind the Scenes of Zack Snyder’s ‘Army of the Dead’

The illustrious DCEU director returns to the zombie genre in a high-octane heist film that follows a group of mercenaries battling the zombie horde to score the ultimate payoff.

Business Headline News

‘Agent Binky: Pets of The Universe’ Gets Season 2 Greenlight

Production to begin Spring 2021; produced by redknot, a joint venture between Nelvana and Discovery, the show is based on the popular graphic novels written and illustrated by Ashley Spires.

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.

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