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Best of the 80’s Headline News

Apple TV+ Launches ‘Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock’ Season 2

Watch an exclusive clip, ‘A New Look,’ featuring guest star Adam Lambert voicing The Great Glitterini! and get into the 80’s groove! 13 all-new episodes stream today, March 29.

Puppets and Animation Oh My! ANIMATIONWorld

The Hidden Animation of ‘Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock’ Season 2

Storyboards, previs, and innovative ways to digitally support the unmatched charm of its puppetry mark the all-new season of the Apple TV+ series, which dives deeper into the captivating world of Gobo, Mokey, Wembley, Boober, and Red with a host of new Fraggles, new songs, and themes of interdependence and environmental awareness​​.

Best of the 80’s Headline News

Apple TV+ Drops ‘Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock’ Season 2 Trailer

Ariana DeBose, Brett Goldstein, and Catherine O’Hara join as special guest stars when Jim Henson’s fun-loving and musical Fraggles returns with more epic, fun and zany adventures; all 13 new episodes premiere March 29.

sci-fi drama Headline News

David S. Goyer Steps Down as ‘Foundation’ Showrunner Over Budget Battles

EP Bill Bost will now oversee Season 3 photography, while Goyer will retain the ‘showrunner’ title and continue to write for the hit series, which was renewed by Apple TV+ for a third season last year.

We Want More Snoopy Presents! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Welcome Home, Franklin’: How the First Black ‘Peanuts’ Character Came to Town

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 16, 2024 at 1:17pm

Executive producer Craig Schulz, director Raymond S. Persi, and co-writer Robb Armstrong discuss the latest ‘Snoopy Presents’ special in the storied franchise, which tells the backstory of one of the most beloved members of the “gang;” the show debuts February 16 on Apple TV+.

VFX for television Headline News

Rodeo FX Shares ‘Foundation’ Season 2 VFX Breakdown Reel

VFX studio crafts fully immersive CG environments, working its magic on planet Trantor, its rings, and the season’s final epic battle, elevating the storytelling and visual impact across all 10 episodes of the popular Apple TV+ series. 

Business Headline News

California VFX Studio Whiskytree Expands to Georgia

New location doubles the company’s size and expands its scope and capabilities; updated pipeline taps AWS cloud computing for secure remote collaboration between both artists and clients.

Huzzah for Irreverent Historical British Comedies Headline News

Watch ‘The Completely Made-Up Adventures of Dick Turpin’ Official Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at 1:52pm

Who doesn't need a good old fashion 18th century English absurdist crazy escapades historical romp! The new series stars Noel Fielding as the real-life reluctant leader of a band of outlaws - highwaymen, we dare say - tasked with outwitting corrupt lawman and self-appointed thief-taker Jonathan Wilde; steaming on Apple TV+ March 1.

A Historical Whodunnit! Headline News

Apple TV+ Drops True Crime Series ‘Manhunt’ Official Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at 1:05pm

Based on the bestselling book, ‘Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer,’ the new conspiracy thriller about one of the best-known but least understood crimes in history hits the streamer on March 15.

We Want More Peanuts! Headline News

Apple TV+ Shares ‘Snoopy Presents: Welcome Home, Franklin’ Trailer

Coming Friday February 16, the all-new ‘Peanuts’ special tells the origin story of one its most beloved characters, Franklin, and his struggles to fit in.

More Industry Staff Cuts Headline News

Apple TV+ Lays Off Eight Employees in ‘Kids’ Division

The streamer is evolving to focus on its own animated film pipeline but remains committed to the kids’ programming; an original ‘Peanuts’ feature film is currently in development.

No… Not the Butterfly VFXWorld

Kaiju VFX Are All the Rage – and Then Some in ‘Monarch: Legacy of Monsters’

VFX supervisor Sean Konrad helped deliver over 3,000 ‘giant’ shots on the highly acclaimed Apple TV+ series with the ‘monstrously’ talented artists on his in-house team and at Rising Sun Pictures, Rodeo FX, Framestore, FuseFX, Outpost VFX, Crafty Apes, Wētā FX, MPC, Storm Studios, Vitality VFX, BOT VFX, Mr. Wolf, Scarab Digital, The Third Floor, Proof, and MPC Visualization.

Boom Boom! VFXWorld

MPC Visual Effects March in Step on ‘Napoleon’

VFX supervisor Luc-Ewen Martin-Fenouillet and his team jumped headfirst into the famous battles of Toulon and Waterloo, delivering warring armies of French and British soldiers, their encampments and tents, the smoke from their muskets and cannons, as well as the iconic moment when the infamous general’s horse gets shredded by a cannonball. 

Boom Boom! VFXWorld

ILM Wages VFX War on Ridley Scott’s ‘Napoleon’

VFX supervisor Simone Coco’s team took on the French general’s famous Battle of Austerlitz, stitching together three different locations, as well as creating thousands of unique, accurately outfitted CG soldiers and horses.

Kids & Family Animation Headline News

Apple TV+ Drops ‘Sago Mini Friends’ Season 2 Trailer

The streamer reveals upcoming winter ‘Kids & Family’ premieres, including the all-new ‘Peanuts’ Special ‘Snoopy Presents: Welcome Home, Franklin,’ The Jim Henson Company’s ‘Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock’ Season 2, and a new season of ‘Sago Mini Friends,’ which kicks off January 26.

Otherworldly VFX VFXWorld

‘The Changeling’ VFX: Grounding a Fairy Tale in New York City

VFX supervisor Greg Behrens discusses the production of otherworldly visuals on Kelly Marcel and Apple TV+’s supernatural thriller about a book dealer searching for his missing wife and son in the Big Apple. 

Head to Apple TV+ for the Holidays Headline News

Apple TV+ Offers ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ Free Viewing Windows

Based on the ‘Peanuts’ comic strip by Charles M. Schultz, the beloved Xmas special - and family holiday viewing tradition – streams to non-subscribers free on December 16 and 17.

More Psychohistory is Coming! Headline News

Apple TV+ Renews ‘Foundation’ for Season 3

The hit series, based on Isaac Asimov’s famed Hugo Award-winning sci-fi trilogy, will continue to riff on Dr. Hari Seldon’s mathematical predictions; Season 1 and 2 are streaming now.

Who Will Save Central Park Now? Headline News

Apple TV+ Cancels ‘Central Park’ After Three Seasons

The animated musical comedy series following the Tillerman-Hunter family as they save the world’s most famous park will not return to the streamer for a fourth season, says co-creator Josh Gad.

Holiday Magic ANIMATIONWorld

‘The Velveteen Rabbit’ Captures Holiday Nostalgia with Stylized Animation Mix

Magic Light Pictures’ charming new special blends live-action, stop-motion, 3D, and 2D animation to reimagine Margery Williams’ classic story of a child who, with his new favorite toy, discovers lifelong friendship and a world of magic; now streaming on Apple TV+.

Head to Apple TV+ for the Holidays Headline News

Apple TV+ Offers ‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’ Free Viewing Windows

It’s been 50 wonderful years… based on the ‘Peanuts’ comic strip by Charles M. Schultz, the beloved, Emmy Award-winning special - and family holiday viewing tradition – streams to non-subscribers without charge on November 18 and 19.

Terror at 25 Headline News

Apple TV+ Drops Steven Spielberg and Tom Hank’s ‘Masters of the Air’ Teaser

By Dan Sarto | Friday, November 10, 2023 at 11:12am

This highly anticipated 9-episode limited series, starring Austin Butler and Barry Keoghan, follows the brave men of the 100th Bomb Group – the Bloody Hundreth – as they conduct perilous bombing raids over Nazi Germany, grappling with frigid conditions, lack of oxygen, and the sheer terror of war at 25,000 feet; show debuts January 26, 2024.

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