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Paul Lasaine Talks the Not So 3D World of ‘What If…?’

The production designer on Marvel Studios’ and Disney+’s first-ever animated series discusses the difficult, tireless work his ‘five-headed Hydra’ team performs poring over every detail of the stylized, mostly 2D show’s environments, lighting, color, and cinematography.

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HBO Max Drops All-New ‘Little Ellen’ Trailer

Upcoming animated series celebrates individuality and imagination while following the hilarious antics of a 7-year-old Ellen DeGeneres; headlining the launch of Warner Media’s Cartoonito Kids & Family’s preschool block, the show debuts Monday September 13.

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‘Twenty Something’ Plumbs Adulthood Insecurities… in a Good Way

Director Aphton Corbin explains how a love of drawing and a fear of imposter syndrome led to her funny and poignant 2D short for Pixar’s SparkShorts program.

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Baobab Studios’ ‘Baba Yaga’ Wins Daytime Emmy for Interactive Media

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 4:13pm

Leading independent interactive studio takes home its ninth Emmy; latest award, for immersive VR portrayal of Eastern European legend, adds to project’s previous Emmy wins for directing and character design.   

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Disney Releases ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’ Final Trailer and Images

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 2:00pm

New CG animated comedy about a socially awkward middle-schooler and his faulty robot, starring Zach Galifianakis and Jack Dylan Grazer, opens in theaters this October.

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40 Years in the Making: ‘The Smurfs’ Return to TV

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 1:05pm

Head writers Peter Saisselin and Amy Serafin discuss the iconic franchise’s first all-new animated television series in nearly four decades; the ‘Smurf-tacular’ CG animated show premieres Friday, September 10 on Nickelodeon

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Pixomondo Taps Alex Webster to Head New London Virtual Production Division

The award-winning studio announces UK operations will launch this month; former Framestore managing director will be joined in London by CEO Jonny Slow to directly support company’s VP services expansion in Europe.

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Foundry Live Returns September 21-29

Celebrating the company’s 25th anniversary, the online sessions will feature a peek at future product releases and innovations, including Nuke, Kitana, and Flix, as well as a look back at defining moments from the last quarter-century; registration is now open.

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Netflix Drops Animated Comedy ‘A Tale Dark & Grimm’ Trailer and Images

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 9:16am

New series, based on Adam Gidwitz’s best-selling books, follows Hansel and Gretel as they run away from home searching for better parents who won’t chop off their heads.

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‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ Official Trailer and Key Art Released

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 9:00am

Series star Kate Mulgrew and executive producers Kevin and Dan Hageman unveiled the materials at yesterday’s Star Trek Day celebration; show debut set for October 28 with a one-hour premiere.

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Walt Disney Animation Taps Cinesite for ‘Iwájú’ 3DCG Work

Directed by Kugali co-founder Ziki Nelson, the new animated series will feature authentic stories inspired by African culture; show is set to premiere in 2023 on Disney+.

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Balázs Simon Animates Bastille’s New Single ‘Thelma & Louise’

Blinkink director overcame optimization and rendering hurdles to create the music video’s immersive 3D animated digital landscape, transforming the group’s music into an audiovisual experience.

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Defying the Laws – or Mere Suggestions – of Physics in ‘F9’

VFX supervisor Daniel Rauchwerger and his DNEG teams in London, Montreal, and Mumbai delivered 2,200 gravity defying visual effects shots, from flipping multiple trailers to shooting rocket car into space, in Justin Lin and Universal Pictures’ latest ‘Fast & Furious’ feature film franchise outing.

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Carl and Dug Return: ‘Up’s Beloved Canine Gets His Own Miniseries

Writer/director/voice actor Bob Peterson and producer Kim Collins talk Pixar’s ‘Dug Days’ and the joys and challenges of reviving two legendary characters.

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‘Coraline’ and ‘The Boxtrolls’ Available Now as Blu-ray+DVD Combos

High-definition studio editions of LAIKA’s acclaimed animated films include interviews, behind-the-scenes looks, feature-length storyboards, and featurettes;ParaNorman’ and ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Blu-ray+DVD release follows on September 14.

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ILM is Up to its Void in Alligators with ‘Loki’ VFX

By Trevor Hogg | Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 10:35am

The visual effects giant delivered 500 shots on Marvel Studios and Disney+’s latest MCU episodic adventure, creating the pyroclastic-like trans-temporal monster, Alioth, along with Alligator Loki and the cloudy, ambiguous world where everything pruned by the TVA is deposited.

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First Look Images Drop for ‘Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City’

Live-action film serves as an origin story that follows the plot of the first two Capcom games, deviating from the popular ‘Resident Evil’ franchise starring Mila Jovovich.

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DNEG Animation Names Tom Jacomb President

Previous managing director will now oversee the studio’s worldwide expansion efforts; five new senior hires include VFX supervisors Freddy Chaleur and Yancy Lindquist, animation director Jay Boose, head of look development Sonja Burchard, and producer Audrey Ford.

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Re-VIEW: ‘Vivo’ – the Magic of the Mambo

Fueled by a cascade of original Lin-Manuel Miranda songs, Sony Pictures Animation and Netflix’s animated musical adventure is a celebration of life and love powered by energetic music and dance.  

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FuseFX Has a Grand Old Time Variance in Marvel’s ‘Loki’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 12:47pm

The award-winning visual effects company tackles the time-stage theater, time turner effect, time collar and time door, along with set extensions, meteors and dust effects from the destruction of Lamentis, on Disney+’s latest MCU episodic adventure.

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‘Octonauts: Above & Beyond’ Coming to Netflix

Silvergate’s global hit eco-series spins-off an all-new CG animated show extending the team’s adventures beyond the sea and onto land; Season 1 hits the streamer on September 7 with Season 2 coming in 2022. 

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DreamWorks Drops Trailer and Images for ‘The Croods: Family Tree’ Series

Coming to Peacock and Hulu on September 23, the new CG animated comedy, inspired by the hit film, ‘The Croods: A New Age,’ follows the Croods and the Bettermans as they learn to live with each other on prehistory’s most idyllic farm.

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Disney’s ‘Jungle Cruise’ Arrives August 31 on Digital

This summer’s hit comedy adventure stars Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt in a thrilling journey through the Amazon to find an ancient tree said to cure illness and injury; based on Disneyland’s ‘Jungle Cruise’ ride, the film hits 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on November 16.

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