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Nexus Studios Reimagines Tokyo for BBC’s Olympics 2020 Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 11:13am

Leading creative studio teams with Factory Fifteen and broadcaster’s in-house agency to take viewers through a dynamic tour of street signs, shops, an arcade, and a J-Pop music video packed with athletes and sports references.

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Imaginary Forces Names Anthony Gibbs Creative Director

New hire brings extensive design and VFX experience to the role, having spent 14+ years working as both creative and design directors.

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Hybrid Mifa 2021 Revealed: Connect Online or In-Person

Industry leading market’s new, flexible format encourages attendee participation from anywhere; extensive program line-up includes pitches, on-line targeted meetings, and career recruitment; Annecy 2021 runs June 14-19.

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WATCH: Realtime UK’s ‘The Watch’ Dragon Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 10:44am

Studio designs two dragons, inspired by a rescue puppy, armadillo, and jumbo jet, for the BBC America fantasy police procedural TV series that draws on many creations from Terry Pratchett’s ‘Discworld’ book series.

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Matt Groening Addresses ‘The Simpsons’ Re-Casting Moves

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 7:53am

In a new BBC interview, the iconic show’s creator shares his support for the decision to replace Harry Shearer in the role of Dr. Hibbert, agreeing that change is needed, not just with actors, but the entire industry.

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WATCH: One of Us’ VFX Breakdown Reel for ‘We are Who We Are’

Studio delivers 400 shots across eight episodes; limited set of buildings required extensive CG work to extend architecture, roads, street furniture, trees, and plants.

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Award-Winning Blue Zoo Animation Studio Turns 20

Founded in 2000 by Tom Box, Oli Hyatt, and Adam Shaw, the animation studio is now 300+ strong; Hyatt was instrumental in helping create Animation UK in 2008, a collective that incentivizes and bolsters the fast-growing UK animation industry.

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‘Doctor Who’ Villains Fly to the Small Screen in ‘Daleks!’

BBC Studios Digital will release a five-part mini-series centered on the greatest foes in ‘Doctor Who’ history this November 12 on YouTube, concluding the ‘Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious’ multimedia crossover.

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Pixelatl 2020 Goes Online September 1-5

Event has announced an ambitious program to promote Mexican and Latin American creative industries; featured activities include a focus on recruitment, women in animation, and business networking meetings.

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‘My Better World’ Helps to Educate Kids in Sub-Sahara Africa

Fully African-produced animation project garners upwards of 2 million viewers a week while addressing the challenges for African teens navigating school, family, and friendship. 

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Taika Waititi Hints ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ will Bring Major Romance

The Oscar-winning ‘Jojo Rabbit’ and ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ helmer describes his new ‘Thor’ franchise installment, coming February 11, 2022, as ‘so insane’ but also ‘very romantic.’

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Moonraker VFX Tackles Netflix’s ‘Night on Earth’ Nature Series

Bristol-based studio continues its work as the ‘go-to’ natural history visual effects provider on streaming giant’s new documentary series showcasing the wonders of our nocturnal world. 

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Netflix Greenlights ‘A Winter’s Tale from Shaun the Sheep’ Christmas Special

Shooting on 30-minute show begins late this year; special will debut in U.K. on BBC and selected Netflix markets late next year. 

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Toonz Media Group Acquires Majority Stake in Telegael

Strategic venture will allow India-based Toonz to increase in-house IP development as well as European production for global distribution.

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Boat Rocker, BBC Enter Co-Production Deal for ‘Love Monster’ with China’s UYoung

Based on the ‘Love Monster’ series of books by British author and illustrator Rachel Bright, new 2D-animated preschool series will premiere on CBeebies and on major Chinese broadcasters and digital platforms.

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Sir Lenny Henry Joins ‘The Gruffalo’ Creators’ Animated Christmas Special, ‘Zog’

Oscar-nominated Max Lang and Daniel Snaddon to direct from book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler about a mischievous, accident-prone dragon.

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