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Holy Moley Batman! Headline News

WarnerMedia Reveals ‘Batwheels’ Villains

The voice talent behind Batman’s evil nemeses includes Gina Rodriguez as Catwoman, Xolo Maridueña as Snowy the Snowcrawler, and Tom Kenny as Crash; the 3D animated preschool action-adventure comedy debuts this fall on Cartoonito, HBO Max, and Cartoon Network.

Where Music and Animation Merge Headline News

Watch: ‘Philharmonia Fantastique: The Making of the Orchestra‘ Trailer

An animated, multimedia symphonic integration of music and film, the event comes to the Kennedy Center this week; also coming to theaters and a major streaming platform later this year.

Business Headline News

Netflix Cancels Meghan Markle’s Animated Kids’ Series ‘Pearl’

The project was set to be the first from Markle and Prince Harry’s new content house, Archewell Productions; ‘Dino Daycare’ and ‘Boons and Curses’ also reportedly axed.

Virtual Production Training Headline News

Epic Games Launches ‘Unreal Connectors’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 2, 2022 at 11:15am

Initiative extends Unreal Fellowship curriculum accessibility so more artists can take advantage of the career-changing skills training and credential opportunity.

Virtual Events Headline News

SCAD GamingFest 2022 Returns Online April 28-29

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 11:15am

Two days of streaming conversations and panels led by industry leaders and SCAD alumni include ‘Industry Insights: The ABCs of NFTs,’ ‘Building the Metaverse,’ ‘Alumni Voices,’ and ‘In Conversation: Inclusive Character Design in Gaming.’

Standards-Based Training Headline News

The Rookies Launch ‘Certified Digital Artist’ Program

With benchmarks determined by over 350 industry leaders, educators, and consultants, the new educational resource sets out to provide recognized core competencies and skills for entry level positions in the animation, VFX, and games industries.

Business Headline News

Nickelodeon Announces Franchise Strategy at 2022 Upfront Presentation

Animation remains key as network reveals plans for expanding franchises such as ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ and ‘PAW Patrol;’ new series including ‘Face’s Music Party,’ ‘Bossy Bear,’ and ‘HexVet;’ and a ‘Blue’s Clues & You! Live Tour’ starting this fall in the U.S.

GTC Headline News

BOXX to Feature New NVIDIA RTX GPUs in Workstations

Next gen technology accelerates GoBOXX SLM Laptop and APEXX Workstation performance; AI and ray-tracing enhancements optimize GPUs for media and entertainment as well as manufacturing and product design, architecture, engineering, and construction workflows.

Conferences Events

SIGGRAPH Asia 2022 Set for December 6-9

Begins: December 6, 2022

Annual computer graphics conference and exhibition comes to Daegu, South Korea, where it had been scheduled to run in 2020 before going virtual during the pandemic.

Calling All Digital Artists Headline News

The Rookie Awards Launches 2022 Competition

One of the world’s most important digital skills contests is now open to aspiring artists in VFX, Animation, Games, VR, Motion Graphics, Concept Art and Design; entries will be accepted in all categories now through June 1.

Games Headline News

‘Korokoro’ Invites Players into a Free-to-Play Metaverse Anime Drama

Bang Zoom! Entertainment launches an audio-anime story via a 10-episode mini-podcast; players ultimately enter Sumomo City website where the adventure begins.

Celebrating Comics and Animation History ANIMATIONWorld

‘From Popeye to Persepolis - Comics and the Animated Film’ Exhibition Comes to Angouleme

Expansive and comprehensive show at France’s The Museum of the International City of Comics and Images, the Louvre for comic books and animation lovers, features rare drawings, films, and early film equipment spotlighting numerous industry pioneers.

animated anthology Headline News

Nexus Studios Creates Opening Sequence for Netflix’s ‘The House’

Studio’s directors Nicolas Ménard and Manshen Lo design hand-drawn 2D animated titles for streamer’s new dark, quirky stop-motion animated anthology.

SIGGRAPH Events

SIGGRAPH 2022 in Vancouver and Online

Begins: August 8, 2022

Scheduled for August 8 – August 1, the event will feature presentations and scheduled sessions, an exciting mix of the high-level cutting-edge research and education, as well as experiential content and events.

People Headline News

ATKPLN Adds 3 Key Hires in Chicago Expansion

The studio, which kicked off the new year with a refreshed look and midwestern presence, adds Chicago-based creatives Daniel Pernikoff as associated creative director, Travis Saul as creative technical superviso,r and Scott Rachwalski as art director/CG supervisor.

Business Headline News

MPC Film, MPC Episodic and MR X Merge into MPC

Technicolor Creative Studios continues its strategic rebranding and consolidation by integrating its visual effects companies into one of the world’s largest VFX studios.

Business Headline News

The Mill and MPC Advertising Unite Under The Mill Brand

Technicolor Creative Studios merges the 2 companies, creating the world’s largest VFX studio for the advertising and brand experience industries.

Innovative CG Showcase Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia Wraps First Hybrid Edition in Tokyo

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 24, 2021 at 10:30am

2021 conference brought together over 3,000 computer graphics industry attendees from 41 countries, overcoming significant obstacles to attend the live program at the Tokyo International Forum in Japan.

Awards Headline News

VIEW Conference Announces 2021 View Award Winners

The Grand Prize goes to ‘Les Chaussures de Louis,’ with Special Achievement Awards going to Simone Giampaolo’s ‘Only a Child,’ and India Barnardo’s ‘Cat and Moth;’ the conference’s 2021 online edition is now available on demand.

In-Passing Headline News

Famed Historian Giannalberto Bendazzi Passes at 75

The prolific author of more than 30 books, including must-haves ‘Cartoons: One Hundred Years of Cinema Animation’ and the three-volume ‘Animation – A World History’ passed away on Monday, December 13.

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