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The NFB’s ‘Miserable Miracle’ Selected for Clermont ISFF Lab Competition

Ryo Orikasa’s animated short, inspired by Henri Michaux’s book of poetry and drawings, explores the limits of language and perception; accolades include ‘Grand Prize for Short Animation’ at OIAF 2023.

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‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’: A Kid Demigod Takes the LED Stage

Jon Steinberg and Dan Shotz’s reimagining of Rick Riordan’s best-selling book series, that tells the story of a 12-year-old with newfound divine powers and his journey to find a lightening bolt he’s accused of stealing, looked to ILM VFX supervisor Jeff White and the studio’s groundbreaking StageCraft LED Volume technology for live-action shoots integrating real-time animated environments. 

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‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ to Premiere on Both Hulu and Disney+

Don’t get too excited… Hulu members can watch the first episode from December 20 through January 31, but still need to head to Disney+ for the second and all subsequent which will air weekly.

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Je Suis Bien Content Launches ‘Silex & The City’ Feature Production

Based on the popular comic book series by Juls, the 2D live-action hybrid prehistoric operetta follows the Dotcom family in a tragi-comic time-travel escapade that kicks off evolution; coming to theaters in Q4 2024.

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Filmmaker Janice Nadeau and NFB Producer Marc Bertrand Talk ‘HARVEY’

A conversation between the director and National Film Board of Canada producer takes us inside their collaboration on the award-winning NFB/Folimage animated short that examines bereavement and coping with the loss of a parent through the imaginative eyes of a child.

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Jeff Kinney Shares the Creepy Creativity of ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid Christmas: Cabin Fever’

The hugely successful author and screenwriter admits that his elf-meets-leprechaun ‘Santa Scout’ nestles somewhere between cozy and disturbing in the all-new 3DCG movie, based on his novels, that follows a disaster-prone middle school student who is having an especially stressful holiday season; the film debuts December 8 on Disney+. 

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Disney+ Drops ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ Official Trailer

Based on Rick Riordan’s popular books, the original series follows Percy Jackson’s dangerous quest to find the answers he seeks; Episodes 1 and 2 debut December 20.

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Disney+ Shares ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid Christmas: Cabin Fever’ Trailer and Art

The ‘Wimpy Kid’ animated special follows Greg Heffley, a disaster-prone middle school student having a really rough holiday season; streaming December 8.

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Xilam’s ‘My Life in Versailles’ Heads to MIPCOM 2023

The Oscar-nominated French animation studio and Films Grand Huit’s animated series, a sequel to the award-winning TV special of the same name, heads to Canne later this month.  

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‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid Christmas: Cabin Fever’ Coming to Disney+

Based on the popular book series by Jeff Kinney, the film follows a disaster-prone middle school student who is having an especially stressful holiday season; streaming in December. 

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Vine FX’s Invisible VFX adds Peril to ‘No Escape’

Watch the breakdown real showcasing how the visual effects studio delivered 500 shots on the Paramount+ series, based on the novel ‘The Blue’ by Lucy Clarke, creating a foreboding seascape for the fleeing friends who find themselves in dangerous waters with seemingly ‘no escape.’

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Apple TV+ Shares ‘Frog and Toad’ Trailer

Based on the award-winning book series by Arnold Lobel, the new animated series follows two best friends, Frog and Toad, who enjoy what they have in common while learning to embrace what they don’t; the show hits the streamer April 28.

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Conjuring VFX Magic for Netflix’s ‘The Witcher: Blood Origin’

Visual effects supervisor John Moffatt reveals some of ‘The Witcher’ prequel’s magical sequences, roughly 1,000 shots that include portals, creatures, and the startling human transformation into the original monster hunting Witcher prototype.

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‘Princess Power’: Where ‘Princess’ is a Verb, not a Noun

Showrunner and Executive Producer Elise Allen discusses her new preschool series and its core messages of inclusivity, diversity, community, teamwork, and friendship; based on the New York Times Bestselling book series ‘Princesses Wear Pants’ by ‘Today’ anchor Savannah Guthrie and Allison Oppenheim, the show is now streaming on Netflix. 

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Exclusive: Netflix Shares ‘Princess Power’ Featurette

Drew Barrymore and authors Savannah Guthrie and Allison Oppenheimer reflect on their new animated preschool series’ core messages of inclusivity, diversity, community, teamwork, and friendship; the show is now streaming on Netflix. 

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Apple TV+ Expands ‘Kids & Family’ Animation Slate

The streamer's Spring lineup kicks off with new seasons of ‘Pinecone & Pony,’ ‘Pretzel and the Puppies,’ and ‘Stillwater’ and the launch of all-new series ‘Eva the Owlet,’ ‘Jane,’ and ‘Frog and Toad;’ seven new ‘Peanut’ classics join the streamer with ‘Peanuts Anthology III’ and ‘Sago Mini Friends’ celebrates Earth Day.

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IDW Expands into Series Animation with Three Graphic Novel Adaptations

‘Dragon Puncher & Spoony’ chronicle the adventures of a cute ruthless kitty and his sidekick Spoony as they battle evil dragons; ‘Korgi’ is a coming-of-age tale of a fairy and her magical puppy; and ‘Relic of the Dragon’ is a fantasy-adventure following an ordinary man searching for a relic with the power to change the fate of his nation.

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Netflix Drops ‘The Witcher: Blood Origin’ Teaser Trailer

Minnie Driver and Michelle Yeah star in the prequel set 1,200 years prior to the popular ‘The Witcher’ series, when the worlds of monsters, men, and elves merged to become one; the 4-part limited series streams Christmas day.

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Scot Stafford Settles the ‘Score’ with ‘Lost Ollie’ Music

The prolific composer and sound designer dug deep into his Appalachian heritage, layering a rich tapestry of fiddle playing with the emotional power of orchestral music, on Shannon Tindle and Peter Ramsey’s beautiful, heartfelt four-part live-action / animated miniseries, now playing on Netflix.

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Trioscope Adapting Enki Bilal’s ‘Monstre’ for TV

French graphic novelist’s sci-fi tetralogy adaptation, ‘Monster,’ promises to immerse viewers with a fusion of live-action and stylized CG inspired by the author’s artistic style.

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Behind ‘Lost Ollie’s Endearing and Engaging Floppy-Eared Character Design

For series creator and executive producer Shannon Tindle, the show’s toys, living alongside live-action human characters, must be believable, experiencing hardship and pain as well as joy and fun.

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Re-VIEW: ‘Lost Ollie’ – The Power of Memory

Shannon Tindle and Peter Ramsey’s new four-part live-action/animated series, based on William Joyce’s ‘Ollie’s Odyssey,’ reminds us that memories can be fun, but also filled with emotions - unreliable and often fragile - that can be heartwarming or haunting, and easily gone forever.

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Shannon Tindle and Peter Ramsey Talk ‘Lost Ollie’

The touching, visually stunning hybrid live-action/CG animated adaptation of Oscar winner William Joyce’s children’s book, about a lost toy braving danger as he searches the countryside for the boy who lost him, premieres today on Netflix.

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Netflix Shares ‘Lost Ollie’ Official Trailer and Key Art

The epic adventure of a lost toy who braves many dangers in search of the boy who lost him; the 4-part animated/live-action hybrid limited series finds its way to the streamer in August.

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