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It’s All Happening in June Headline News

Mifa 2022 Reveals Expansive Program Line-up

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 8:24am

Market highlights include pitch sessions, partner screenings and Talent Acquisition Recruitment Sessions and Talks; event runs June 14-17.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP 156: How Laurie Rowan Made His Unique Animation Style Super Sought-After

The 3D animator, artist, and director discusses how to brand yourself to get noticed, how he broke away from the mainstream industry to do his own thing, and the post that made his work go viral.

World Autism Acceptance Day Headline News

BBC Children Commissions New ‘Pablo’ Series Featuring 8-Year-Old Autistic Hero

Paper Owl’s new show sports quirky mixed-media design reminiscent of young boy’s surroundings and daily experiences; show uses humor to build a deeper understanding and empathy among older viewers of the neurodivergent perspective.

People Headline News

Nexus Studios Adds Alex Grigg to its Commercial Roster

Known for his 2D aesthetic and humor, the animator joins the studio’s Australian-based creative team; work includes episodes of Netflix’s ‘Headspace’ animated series and his short, ‘Phantom Limb,’ recognized for its portrayal of life and love after amputation.

animated holiday specials Headline News

Magic Light Pictures’ ‘Superworm’ Coming for Christmas

Check out the trailer for the delightful new animated family special about a long, strong worm with amazing skills and a big heart; featuring the voices of Oscar winner Olivia Colman and Emmy nominee Matt Smith, and based on the popular picture book of the same name, the show airs on BBC One December 25.

Festivals Headline News

Manchester Animation Festival Reveals Program Line-Up

The 7th edition returns as a hybrid event offering content online and in person November 14-30; new events include a keynote by the BBC’s Patricia Hidalgo and a feature film competition showcasing 4 international filmmakers.

Commercials Headline News

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.

People Headline News

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.

markets Headline News

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.

TV VFX Headline News

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.

Casting Diversity Headline News

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.

VFX Headline News

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.

Business Headline News

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.

Exterminate This! Headline News

‘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.

Virtual Events Headline News

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.

Animated TV Series Headline News

‘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. 

People Headline News

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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