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Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’ Takes Home 2022 BAFTA Craft Award

Episode 1, ‘A Grain of Truth,’ wins for Special, Visual & Graphic Effects; award goes to Cinesite, Hivemind, Platige Image, and Pioneer Stillking Images.

Can You Smell What Films the Rock’s Cookin? Headline News

Dwayne Johnson Adapting Game of the Year-Winning ‘It Takes Two’

The Rock’s company, Seven Bucks Productions, has joined ‘Sonic’ co-producer dj2 Entertainment to adapt the action-adventure game’s unique story for the screen.

Beauty in the Face of Tragedy ANIMATIONWorld

‘Charlotte’: Painting Life, Love, and Loss During the Holocaust

Hitting theaters April 22, the 2D animated film tells the true story of German-Jewish artist Charlotte Salomon, who over 18 months, completed more than one thousand gouaches depicting the lives of her family, friends, and lovers, before her 1943 murder in Auschwitz.

Anyone Can Wear the Mask Headline News

‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Pushed to 2023

Sony Pictures delays – and renames - its highly anticipated ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ sequel as it revises its theatrical release calendar, which also now includes an official opening date for the third ‘Spider-Verse’ film and third ‘The Equalizer’ offering.

visualization Headline News

NVIZ Helps Visualize Sony’s ‘Morbius’ Supercreature Feature

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 22, 2022 at 4:54am

Leading visualization company stitches together carefully planned stunt action with digital takeovers to provide crucial previs for several key sequences on Daniel Espinosa’s Marvel horror thriller. 

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP 158: How Christian Haynes is Creating Indie Series ‘Zach in Time’

The artist and animator shares how he got his original series off the ground, thoughts on self-taught learning vs. animation school, and how to improve your own art.

The Future of Dragons is Here! Headline News

DreamWorks Animation Shares ‘Dragons: The Nine Realms’ Season 2 Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 3:27pm

Set 1,300 years after the events of the ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ franchise, the series follows a group of misfit kids who must protect the secret of where dragons have been hiding; all new episodes stream on Hulu and Peacock May 5.

D&D on the Big Screen Headline News

Paramount Drops ‘Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves’ Reveal Video

Based on the hugely popular role-playing game, the film stars Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, and Hugh Grant, and is slated to hit theaters March 3, 2023.

Business Headline News

Amazon Studios Honing in on Deal for ‘Voltron’ Live-Action Project

Should the streamer win the bidding war for the famed anime series’ movie adaptation, ‘Red Notice’ filmmaker Rawson Marshall Thurber is reportedly ready to direct.

People Headline News

Disney Television Animation Ups David H. Wright III to SVP, Casting and Talent Relations

Veteran Disney exec will continue to oversee casting for animated series and movies at the TV animation studio; credits include 100s of animated films, from ‘Lion King II: Simba's Pride’ to Emmy Award-winning ‘Gravity Falls.

Creature Features Headline News

Karyn Kusama’s ‘Dracula’ Project Called Off Just Before Production Begins

It’s believed that the ‘Aeon Flux’ and ‘Destroyer’ helmer’s film, titled ‘Mina Harker,’ was scrapped when Miramax Films opted not to move forward.

Jaegers and Kaiju Oh My! ANIMATIONWorld

Greg Johnson Talks ‘Pacific Rim: The Black’ Final Season

The Netflix series’ co-creator, co-writer, and co-executive producer reflects on his show’s final set of episodes that honor Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pacific Rim’ film franchise while telling compelling stories about new characters and their adventures in the world of Jaegers and Kaiju.

New Animation for Kids Headline News

Apple TV+ Greenlights ‘Sago Mini Friends’ Original Preschool Series

Inspired by the popular kids’ app, the show features Harvey the floppy-eared dog and his friends who model optimism, kindness, and true thankfulness; Spin Master is producing, with animation by Brown Bag Films.

A New Web 3.0 Content Franchise Headline News

Rainshine and Animasia Team on ‘Young Captain Nemo’ Blockchain Fan Community

Using the RainBlox blockchain platform, companies plan to expand on the upcoming animated feature film trilogy with Web 3.0 multi-format content including a spinoff series, NFTs, video games, merchandise, and an original soundtrack; the franchise is slated for release in late 2023.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

Netflix Reveals ‘My Father’s Dragon’ Cast and First Look Image

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 8:02am

An all-star acting lineup joins Oscar-nominated director Nora Twomey’s upcoming animated feature about a young boy who runs away to rescue a young dragon.

Technology Headline News

HP and Teradici Launch HP Anyware to Provide Secure Access Across the Enterprise

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 7:25am

New system integrates Teradici CAS and ZCentral Remote Boost features to leverage PCoIP across data center, cloud, OS, and workstation infrastructure.

Business Headline News

Andy Serkis to Direct ‘Animal Farm’

Aniventure and The Imaginarium have teamed up on the CG animated adaption of George Orwell’s iconic 1945 book, currently in production at Cinesite; famous tome tells how 'all animals are created equal, but some animals are more equal than others.'

Meeeoooow! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Battle Kitty’ Expands the World of Interactive TV... with Colorful Hair Bows

Directing duo Matt and Paul Layzell - the Layzell Bros - discuss their new, immersive, 3D animated kid’s series that unites linear and interactive storytelling through videogame-style overworld maps, premiering April 19 on Netflix.

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