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Bring on the Creepy! Headline News

WATCH: Grotesque Zombies, Battles, and Injuries in Alkemy X Halloween Reel

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 4:45pm

Leading VFX and animation studio creeps us all out with a compilation of some of their most grotesque and horrifying VFX creations from top series and films like ‘Fear the Walking Dead,’ ‘Blindspot,’ ‘Mr. Mercedes,’ ‘The Kitchen,’ and ‘Power.’

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Glen Keane’s ‘Over the Moon’ Artfully Illustrates Healing from Grief Through Play

With vibrant colors, gelatinous creatures and an unreal Lunarian moonscape, Sony Pictures Imageworks helps visualize a young girl’s emotional journey to a whole new world, in Pearl Studios’ new animated musical, now showing on Netflix.

More Adventures in Space! Headline News

Netflix Greenlights CG Series ‘My Dad the Bounty Hunter’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 10:31am

New animated project from Everett Downing and Patrick Harpin, about a tough galactic bounty hunter whose family knows nothing about his job, stars Russell Hornsby, Yvonne Orji, Priah Ferguson, Yvette Nicole Brown, JeCobi Swain, Leslie Uggams, Rob Riggle, and Jim Rash.

Virtual Reality Headline News

Baobab Studios Drops ‘Baba Yaga’ Teaser Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 8:59am

Leading interactive studio’s newest work, starring Kate Winslet, Daisy Ridley, Jennifer Hudson, and Glenn Close, blends theater, cinema, and animation for an immersive experience that allows viewers to be the main character in a haunting, reimagined fairytale world.

Technology Headline News

DeepMotion Launches ‘Animate 3D’ AI-Powered Platform

3D animation cloud service gives users the ability to capture human motion by converting 2D video files to 3D animations; the platform accepts .MP4 .MOV or .AVI files and generates high fidelity .FBX or .BVH animations.

Home for the Holidays! Headline News

Sneak a Peek at Netflix’s Stop-Motion ‘Alien Xmas’ Holiday Special Trailer

Get ready to snuggle up with some hot cocoa, because on November 20, a new holiday special will warm your heart; only the gift-giving spirit of Christmas and a small alien can save the world from a race of kleptomaniac aliens determined to take over the planet.

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A Digital Woman Discusses Society’s Perception of Femininity in ‘I.D.A’ CG Short

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 4:45pm

VFX studio Nu Boyana FX’s first inhouse animated short, based on a spoken word poem, started as an R&D project before blossoming into a film asking fundamental questions about what makes a girl real; the fully keyframed film’s production toolkit included Zbrush, Mari, Maya, and Nuke.

Bring on the Creepy! Headline News

WATCH: Ghastly Creatures and Terrifying Encounters - Zoic Studios' Halloween Reel!

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 3:30pm

Emmy Award-winning studio scares up a compilation of some of their most grotesque and horrifying VFX creations from films like ‘The Haunting of Bly Manor,’ ‘Legion,’ and ‘N0S4A2.’

Business Headline News

Toonz Media and SMF Studio to Co-Produce ‘Aliens in My Backpack’

Studios enter strategic partnership to produce, distribute, and license a new CGI series that follows a family of aliens who share their ecological secrets to help make earth a greener planet.

Awards Headline News

Women in Animation Announces WIA Diversity Award Honorees

In a Spark Animation 2020 virtual ceremony, Kyoto Animation, Laurence Ralph’s ‘The Torture Letters,’ and Maria Trénor’s ‘Where Were You?’ are recognized for making a significant impact in expanding diversity of voices in animation.

Technology Headline News

Adobe Releases Substance Alchemist Update

New features include a game changing AI-powered scan workflow tool that turns photographic data into usable material; recent updates to Substance Designer included Substance Engine V8 for improved workflow and performance.

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Netflix Betting Big on Anime, Reveals 5 New Projects at Tokyo Event

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 9:12am

Last night’s Netflix Anime Festival 2020 announcements bring current slate of upcoming anime projects to 16; check out complete roster with new artwork.

SVOD Headline News

Apple TV+ Drops Trailer for ‘Doug Unplugs’ Preschool Animated Series

Based on Dan Yaccarino’s popular book series, the show features a young robot who unplugs and journeys into the human world; the series premieres on November 13.

SVOD Headline News

Netflix Releases Official Trailer and Key Art for “The Liberator”

The 4-part animated series is the true story of US Army officer Felix Sparks who in WWII led the 157th Infantry Battalion on a 500-day fight to liberate Europe; the series premieres on Veteran’s Day, November 11.

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Olaf Gets His Bambi Moment in ‘Once Upon a Snowman’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 23, 2020 at 3:20pm

Written and directed by Dan Abraham and Trent Correy, the new animated short confirms that behind Olaf’s bouncy silliness is a character filled with optimism, joy, and concern for others.

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Glen Keane Talks Believing the Impossible in ‘Over the Moon’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 23, 2020 at 12:10pm

The Oscar-winning director discusses his beautiful and charming animated musical tale about a smart young girl’s determination to prove the existence of a legendary Moon Goddess, out today on Netflix

VFX for TV Headline News

One of Us VFX Sets the Italian Scene for HBO’s ‘We Are Who We Are’

Theo Demiris and his team created a variety of Italian environments, from marshland to an Army base, while in lockdown, for Academy Award-nominated Luca Guadagnino’s series about two American kids living at a U.S. military base in Italy.

casting Headline News

Peter Dinklage, Rainn Wilson, and RuPaul Board Aniventure’s ‘Hitpig’

Voice cast and concept art released for upcoming futuristic, cyberpunk animated feature, helmed by Cinzia Angelini and Maurizio Parimbelli, from a script by Pulitzer Prize-winning ‘Bloom County’ cartoonist Berkeley Breathed.

Beware the Necromancer! Headline News

MR. X Delivers Otherworldly VFX for Ridley Scott’s ‘Raised by Wolves’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 3:04pm

Visual effects house’s Toronto and Bangalore studio’s tackle the Necromancer and its scream as they produce 476 shots on the hit HBO Max sci-fi thriller.

Save the Planet! ANIMATIONWorld

A Brave Young Girl Fights to Save the Planet in ‘Astronaut Spaceman’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 1:00pm

Emmy Award-winning ‘Game of Thrones’ artist Patrick Gehlen crafts a charming, thought-provoking animated music video that rallies voters to fight against climate change.

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‘Trash Truck’: Max Keane’s Personal, Precious, and Nostalgic Preschool Series

The show’s creator never understood his son Henry’s love for garbage trucks, until it inspired him to develop a CG animated kids’ series, set to premiere November 10 on Netflix.

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