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Kids’ TV Channel Headline News

Sandbox Kids Launches Hopster English Learning Channel

The on-demand kids entertainment channel is now available on Amazon Prime Video in Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands; service helps teach children English using popular animated characters.

VFX for Film VFXWorld

Molecule VFX Helps Amazon Prime Achieve a State of ‘Bliss’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 12:26pm

Led by VFX supervisor Luke DiTomasso, the studio delivers over 200 shots for director Mike Cahill’s sci-fi thriller about two overlapping worlds, one real, one not, one ugly, one beautiful, and the conspiracy to keep people from finding out the truth.

A Digital Shave and a Hair Cut! VFXWorld

Crafty Apes is ‘My-T-Sharp’ in ‘Coming 2 America’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 4:28pm

Led by VFX supervisor Aldo Ruggiero, the visual effects studio helped recreate the signature barbershop storefront, a library, and other New York environments that couldn’t be shot due to the pandemic, in Eddie Murphy’s ‘Coming to America’ sequel now streaming on Amazon Prime.

Insights into TV VFX VFXWorld

WATCH: AWN-FuseFX VFX Artist Interview Series Part 2

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 3:56pm

VFX supervisors Brigitte Bourque and Marshall Krasser share insights into their innovative visual effects work on shows like ‘Upload’ and ‘9-1-1: Lone Star.’

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.

Animated TV Series Headline News

Guru Studio's ‘Pikwik Pack’ Heads to Canada Starting December 26

New 2D animated preschool series features four animal friends who deliver surprises to their neighbors; kids learn gentle life lessons about community, responsibility, and teamwork.

His Voice Will Be Heard! Headline News

John Boyega Calls Out Disney for Pushing Aside Characters of Color

The actor experienced extreme online racial abuse and bullying because of his lead role of Finn in the recent ‘Star Wars’ films and claims Disney should have done something about it.

Wear a Mask! Headline News

‘South Park’ Returns to Mile High Stadium October 25

Socially distanced and wearing masks, the gang from the popular animated series’ ‘Pandemic Special’ hits the stands Sunday for the Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs football game.

Really Dad? Headline News

‘Walking Dead’ Creator’s ‘Invincible’ Adult Superhero Series Heading to Amazon Prime

In the show’s first trailer, Robert Kirkman teases the 2021 release of his coming-of-age tale about a powerful superhero’s son... but don’t expect a typical Saturday morning cartoon.

People Headline News

Chris Dicker, Lena Byrne, and John Reynolds Launch ‘Sow You Entertainment’

Startup production company secures major development deal with global streaming platform; other projects in various stages include original IP for preschool, kids, and tween projects.

Studio Headline News

LAIKA Animation Celebrates 15 Years of Stop-Motion Animation

Studio’s award-winning features, ‘Coraline,’ ‘ParaNorman,’ ‘The Boxtrolls,’ ‘Kubo and the Two Strings,’ and ‘Missing Link’ now available on demand, with special anniversary pricing, to rent or own. 

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP77: How Ian Boone Got 2 Internships at Laika and Worked on ’Tumble Leaf’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 10:56am

The animator shares his story of interning, twice, at the famed Portland studio, tricks he learned on the Amazon Prime kid’s show, and whether it’s worth pursuing a career in stop-motion.

SVOD Headline News

Richard Linklater’s Animated ‘Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Adventure’ Taking Off at Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 10:14am

New film from famed director will feature live-action-based hybrid CGI/hand-drawn style; ‘Undone’ animation houses Minnow Mountain and Submarine to produce.

VFX for TV Headline News

WATCH: Rodeo FX Releases VFX Breakdown Reel for ‘Tales from the Loop’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 3:16pm

Led by Robert Bock, the studio delivered over 700 shots, including four robots, a mechanical arm, and numerous environmental elements, on the Amazon Prime Video neo-futurist semi-anthology.

Business Headline News

John Landis to Direct Arnold Schwarzenegger on ‘Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten’

Famed director joins Genius Brands’ new animated kid’s series, also being developed into live-action series and feature film spin-off.

Animated Feature Headline News

‘Horrible Henry’s Wild Weekend’ Animated Feature Debuts June 6 on Netflix UK

New 2D special features the voices of Dick and Dom, reprising their roles from the live-action ‘Horrid Henry: The Movie.’ 

TV VFX VFXWorld

FuseFX Gives Us the ‘Upload’ on Amazon’s New Sci-Fi Comedy Series

Production VFX supervisor Marshall Krasser walks through some of the 1,400 visual effects shots his team produced on Greg Daniel’s new Amazon Original series just released May 1. 

public service announcements Headline News

Jennifer Garner and Warren Buffett Voice COVID-19 Prevention PSAs for Kids

First three of seven animated spots released, using ‘Llama Llama,’ ‘Secret Millionaires Club,’ and other Genius Brands International properties to help kids learn safe hygiene.

SVOD Headline News

Magic Light Pictures’ ‘Zog’ Launches Today on Amazon Prime

Latest animated short from the studio behind Oscar-nominated ‘The Gruffalo,’ ‘Room on the Broom,’ ‘Revolting Rhymes’ and ‘Chico & Rita’ is now available to stream or download.

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