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Toonz Teams with Tunche on ‘Kayara’ CG Animated Feature

César Zelada helming film that follows a young Incan woman who dreams of breaking into the elite, male-only group of Chasqui messengers; release set for 2024.

Lucha Libre! Headline News

‘Rey Mysterio vs. The Darkness’ Action-Comedy Coming to Cartoon Network Latin America

The all-new animated series follows Oscar, a wrestling fan who teams up with his wrestling idol to combat supernatural forces of evil; featuring WWE wrestler Óscar Gutiérrez, show will debut in 2022.

Short Films Headline News

HBO Max Acquires Award-Winning Short ‘Anacronte’

The 3DCG animated film, licensed from RMVISTAR, tells the story of the Anacronte and Sorcerers of Evil’s tragic cost to humanity, with only death and grief bringing people together; watch it now on HBO Max.

Dept. of Can’t Wait Headline News

VFXRIO Live Presents Industrial Light & Magic's Hal Hickel

Renown animation and VFX specialist whose career includes work on iconic movie franchises like ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ will share insights from the visual effects on ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2; free live online event coming September 4.

Virtual Events Headline News

‘Spirit Untamed’ Co-Director Ennio Torresan Presenting at VFXRIO LIVE

Noted animator and storyboard artist will deliver the keynote, ‘Creativity and Storytelling in Animation, at upcoming free virtual event, set for July 24 in both English and Portugeuse.

The Best in Ibero-American Animation Headline News

‘A Costume for Nicholas,’ ‘Homeless Home,’ and ‘Petit’ Lead 4th Quirino Awards

Works from Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Spain, Mexico, and Portugal are honored across nine categories at May 29 in-person gala event and closing ceremony recognizing achievements in Ibero-American animation.

call for entries Headline News

Anima2021 Submissions Deadline Coming May 30

Submissions now being accepted for the 2021 Córdoba International Animation Festival, running October 6-8; held every two years since 2001, the festival promotes and celebrates the artistic and technological aspects of the art form, and is the main animation event in Argentina.

Virtual Events Headline News

VFXRIO Live Kicks Off March 21

Free digital event opens with ‘Digital Humans’ keynote by Pinscreen founder Hao Li, a leader in deepfake art and technology, who will discuss the evolution of virtual living triggered by the global pandemic.

Business Headline News

redknot Greenlights ‘Super Wish’ 2D Series

Production company’s new animated kids’ show follows a birthday boy and his friends in a magical dimension of birthday wishes; show is created by Nelvana’s Vanessa Esteves and Emmy Award-winning Adrian Thatcher.

Events Headline News

VFXRIO Presents Pixar Co-Founder Alvy Ray Smith February 7

To celebrate the special free upcoming online presentation VFX Rio launched an original video created by director Matteo Moriconi and XCave Studios founder Rodrigo Hurtado.

Business Headline News

Brazil’s Loading Signs Crunchyroll Anime Content TV Deal

More than 50 titles, including Crunchyroll Originals such as ‘The God of High School’ and ‘Tower of God,’ will air in primetime on free linear television network.

Business Headline News

Santiago-Based Believe Signs with BLAH! blah? (Blah…)

Move by Latin American animation studio, along with recent Saarinen & Pico and Sharon & Perry representation signings, boosts its presence in US commercial market.

Anime Headline News

‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ Coming Exclusively to Crunchyroll This Fall

‘The God of High School’ director Sunghoo Park leads the production of new series based on Gege Akutami’s manga published by Shueisha in Japan and VIZ Media in the U.S. 

Animation Festivals Headline News

Nominees Announced for Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards

Finalists will be announced on February 18 at Casa de América de Madrid; winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony on April 18 in Tenerife.

SVOD Headline News

‘Trivia Crack’ Game Creators Launch ‘Triviatopia’ Animated Series

Based on social game developer Etermax’s hugely successful trivia game family, new show’s first four episodes are now available on YouTube and YouTube Kids. 

Commercials Headline News

Final Frontier and Acer Blast Off with Intergalactic Battle Epic

Shanghai-based production company delivers VFX-driven spot featuring swordplay, lava monsters and plenty of mayhem to promote computer maker’s Predator line of gaming hardware.

Quirino Awards Headline News

‘Virus Tropical’ Awarded Best Feature at Second Annual Quirino Awards

‘Jorel’s Brother – Be Broccoli!’ wins best series; ‘Guaxuma’ wins best short film at the second edition of the Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards.

Quirino Awards Headline News

20 Countries to Gather for Second Annual Quirino Awards Co-Production Forum

Running April 5 & 6 in the island of Tenerife, second edition of the Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards Co-Production Forum will gather animation industry professionals from 20 territories.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Tito and the Birds’ Flies to Blu-ray, DVD & Digital April 23

From Shout! Studios, home entertainment release of the Annie Award-nominated Brazilian animated feature includes an interview with filmmakers Gustavo Steinberg and Gabriel Bitar.

Awards Headline News

Finalists Revealed for 2nd Annual Quirino Awards

25 animation projects from seven countries will vie for honors in nine categories at the April 6 ceremony, being held on the island of Tenerife, Spain.  

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