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Tagged With: 3D animation

What ‘IF’ They Were Real? Headline News

Paramount Pictures Drops ‘IF’ Final Trailer and Slew of Posters

Ryan Reynolds is at his cheekiest in writer/director John Krasinski’s live-action/3DCG feature that follows a young girl who suddenly realizes she can see everyone’s imaginary friends; in theaters May 17. 

We Like Rifts in Space and Time Headline News

HaZimation Sets ‘Max Beyond’ Digital Release

The animated action-thriller, created entirely in Unreal Engine, follows Max, a boy held captive who tries to use his ability to create rifts in space and time to escape; available in the U.K. April 22 and the U.S. April 23 with spin-off video game coming mid-2025.

Business Headline News

Toonz Media Announces ‘Little Sparks’ TV Adaptation

Entertainment company teams up with That Spark Corp to co-produce 3D animated kids’ show based on Chris Parsons’ popular kids’ book series, slated for 2025 release; companion mobile app and Roblox game also announced. 

People and Animals Say the Funniest Things! ANIMATIONWorld

Claymation Magic: Aardman Teams with the BBC on ‘Things We Love’

The UK broadcaster's new promotional series, paying homage to the famed ‘Creature Comforts’ franchise, transforms viewers' favorite programs into animated shorts using the iconic studio's celebrated mix of humor and stop-motion.

In-Passing Headline News

Henson Creature Shop Innovator David Barrington Holt Passes at 79

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 8:59am

The long-time leader of The Jim Henson Company’s first Creature Shop in Los Angeles, whose pioneering work included development of the ground-breaking Henson Performance Control System that revolutionized computer-driven puppetry, died of cancer on March 13.

Should You Stick With What You’re Good At? ANIMATIONWorld

‘Monsters at Work’ Season 2: A Jokester at an Existential Crossroads

The sophomore season finds Tylor Tuskmon at odds with his colleague Val, as his success in landing a laugh floor job means he must admit he’s no longer the ‘Scream King,’ until a company rival, Fear Co, tests his will with a new job offer; new episodes debut April 5 on Disney Channel, May 5 on Disney+.

A New Immersive Animated Storytelling App Headline News

Storiaverse Immersive App Now Available on iOS and Android

The mobile ‘Read-Watch’ digital entertainment experience combines animation, audio, and text into rich, dynamic narrative for adults.

Transgender Pioneers ANIMATIONWorld

One-of-a-Kind AI-Assisted Rotoscope Helps Resurrect Life-Loving Legacy of Jackie Shane

Banger Film’s documentary, ‘Any Other Way: The Jackie Shane Story,’ captures the highs and lows of the pioneering transgender soul and R&B artist’s life through an innovative, groundbreaking mix of live-action and vividly animated sequences.

A New Immersive Animated Storytelling App Headline News

Storiaverse Launches ‘Read-Watch’ App That Combines Animation, Literature, and Audio

Debuting with 25 multi-dimensional stories, the company’s innovative new app empowers creators, offering a diverse array of immersive experiences that push the boundaries of digital storytelling.

Business Headline News

DNEG Acquires Unity’s Ziva Toolset

Leading visual entertainment company nabs exclusive license for the powerful character-simulation software and will onboard a large portion of the tech team; real-time character creation, assisted by machine learning, enables artists to craft accurate and scalable digital characters efficiently.

Business Headline News

Superprod Group Acquires Studio 352 and Mélusine Productions

Acquisition of the two Luxembourg-based studios bolsters the company’s development, production and financing capabilities for premium feature and TV animation.

Action-Packed Mermaid Adventures! Headline News

Watch ‘Disney Junior’s Ariel’ Teaser

To celebrate this past Friday’s International Mermaid Day,’ Disney Branded Television shared a new video of its all-new preschool animated musical series inspired by ‘The Little Mermaid’s timeless tale follows the young mermaid princess on fun-filled, action-packed mermaid adventures; coming Summer 2024.

Animated TV Series Headline News

New York Yankee Captain Aaron Judge Joins ‘Rubble & Crew’

The American League MVP voices himself in the special episode ‘The Crew Builds a Ballpark’ coming this summer to Nickelodeon, Corus’ Treehouse and STACKTV.

Woody Woodpecker in 3D! Headline News

Netflix Teases ‘Woody Woodpecker Goes to Camp’

Streaming April 12, the live-action/animated hybrid film sees the modern iteration of the legendary character, created by Walter Lantz, find what he thinks will be his forever home at Camp Woo Hoo. 

Business Headline News

Technicolor Group Announces Launch and Strategic Framework

The new holding company housing MPC, Mikros Animation, The Mill, and Technicolor Games plans a gradual transformation from VFX and animation businesses to a singular ‘visual experiences’ company delivering cutting-edge technology in visual storytelling.

Life Will Find a Way! Headline News

Netflix Teases ‘Jurassic World: Chaos Theory’ 3DCG Series

In May, a new era of chaos will begin with DreamWorks Animation’s all-new show, set six years after the events at Camp Cretaceous, when the park closed and the kingdom had fallen.

The Saga Continues Headline News

Angel Studios Sets ‘The Wingfeather Saga’ Season 2 Release Date

New season releases April 5, continuing the Igiby family's epic journey, promising more secrets, adventures, and heart-stopping moments; Lesley Nicol and Matthew Rhys join the star-studded lineup of actors lending their voices to the series. 

We Want More Santa Hijinx Headline News

Brian Cox to Star as Santa in Locksmith’s 3DCG ‘That Christmas’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at 8:43am

Director Simon Otto’s upcoming comedy also lands Fiona Shaw, Jodie Whittaker, and Bill Nighy; the adaptation of Oscar-nominated and BAFTA-winning writer/director Richard Curtis’s children’s book series comes to Netflix later this year.

Business Headline News

Autodesk Closes PIX Acquisition

With the addition of the production management solution, the tech giant’s industry cloud for M&E, Flow, will link previously disparate workflows of pre-and post-production, fostering broader collaboration and efficiency.

More Seussian Fun is Coming! Headline News

Bill Hader to Star in Warner Bros.’ Animated ‘The Cat in the Hat’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 18, 2024 at 4:14pm

The new film, set to release in 2026, will also star Quinta Brunson, Bowen Yang, Xochitl Gomez, Matt Berry, and Paula Pell; DNEG will produce the animation.

Technology Advancing Art Headline News

Milky Chance’s ‘Synchronize’ Music Video Visualized by Z by HP Ambassadors

Orlando Arocena, Bradley G Munkowitz (aka GMUNK), Nidia Dias, Jody MacDonald, and Rik Oostenbroek tapped HP technology to create an otherworldly journey inspired by the sounds of alt-pop German rock duo Clemens Rehbein and Phillipp Dausch, aka Milky Chance; go behind-the-scenes and watch the final piece. 

Business Headline News

Multihouse Creative and Demente Animation Form Strategic Partnership

New deal expands Multihouse’s live-action production offerings, adding animation integration across its various sectors, including Multihouse Impact and Creative Agency divisions.

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