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Technology Headline News

New Features Announced Across Adobe Creative Cloud

Updates to all applications include enhanced speed and flexibility allowing for seamless collaboration; updates to Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Premiere Rush increase tool functionality and accelerate workflows with an overall increase in cross-app abilities and support.

In-Passing Headline News

Terrytoons and Hanna-Barbera Animator Doug Crane Dies at 85

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 21, 2020 at 9:56am

The veteran cartoonist, animator, and teacher’s career spanned 65 years and included stops at a number of well-known studios as well as New York’s School of Visual Arts.

Animated Feature Films ANIMATIONWorld

The Personal Story Behind Guy’s Opening Sequence in ‘The Croods: A New Age’

For story artist Colin Jack, boarding the heartbreaking backstory meant dealing with his own recent loss, made easier by enlisting the help of his son Gabriel.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

Weta Creates a Cute and Crazy Winter Wonderland in ‘The Christmas Chronicles 2’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 4:18pm

The VFX powerhouse delivers a bustling Santa’s village, both North and South Poles, and cute and quirky digital characters including Belsnickel, his Jack-a-lotes, reindeer, a Yule Cat Jola, and 641 elves, in the Netflix holiday adventure.

Awards Headline News

‘The Great Malaise’ Named Best Short at the Manchester Animation Festival

Top winners at yesterday’s virtual awards ceremony also included ‘Pearl Diver’ for Best Student Short, and ‘Biplane Model Kit’ for Best Commissioned Film.

I Want My Matt Daemon! Headline News

HBO and Framestore Release ‘His Dark Materials: My Daemon’ Interactive iOS App.

New augmented reality app connects users with their own Daemon, fueling further fan excitement over the Season 2 debut of ‘His Dark Materials’ coming to HBO and HBO Max on November 16.

Business Headline News

Animade Animation Studio Celebrates 10 Years with a Rebrand

The studio’s evolution is noted with a looser, updated logo with free-form shapes and a bright color palette reflecting the energy, passion and curiosity channeled into the company’s projects. 

Awards Headline News

‘Forky Asks a Question,’ ‘Big Mouth’s Maya Rudolph Take Home Animation Emmys

Awards for short form animated program, character voice-over and derivative interactive program, as well as previously announced individual achievement in animation and motion design, were presented last night on the fourth evening of the 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

Awards Headline News

'Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal’ Takes Home 3 Juried Emmy Awards

The Adult Swim production is joined by FXX’s ‘Archer’ and National Geographic’s ‘Cosmos: Possible Worlds’ in the Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation category.

Books Headline News

Mark Simon Releases New Book ‘Start at the Top – Stories to Help You Succeed’

Author, cartoonist and story artist on productions including ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘Woody Woodpecker’ shares dozens of lessons learned from a 30-year career filled with both successes and failures.

Technology Headline News

Maxon’s Cinema 4D Release 21 Now Available

Next generation of leading 3D software program provides numerous program enhancements, better integration with other production tools and new low-cost subscription pricing.

animation software ANIMATIONWorld

Bringing Hand-Drawn Comics to Life with Animation Technology

Industry veterans Seth Zeichner and Pat Mariarity discuss using Adobe Character Animator and After Effects to create their animated short, ‘The Realm Beyond Reason.’

Technology Headline News

Maxon Announces Cinema 4D Release 21 at SIGGRAPH 2019

New version of leading 3D software program includes numerous feature updates and broader integration with other production tools.

VFX production Headline News

DNEG Promotes Aaron Gilman to Vancouver Studio Head of Animation

High-profile creative hires Emile Ghorayeb, Keith Roberts and Spencer Cook join Gilman to bolster studio’s global expansion plans.

Awards Events

The 47th Annual Annie Awards Returns Saturday, January 25, 2020

Begins: January 25, 2020

ASIFA-Hollywood invites you to celebrate the best the industry has to offer at animation’s most prestigious and glamorous awards ceremony. 

MPC VFXWorld

How MPC Animated the High-Flying Elephant for Tim Burton’s ‘Dumbo’

From defying gravity to expressing emotion in a believable way, reality was key for animation supervisor Catherine Mullan and the team of artists at MPC.

IKinema Headline News

IKINEMA Launches Orion 2.0 VR Motion Capture Solution

Now available with a fully optimized core solver, popular real-time mocap solution adds technology enhancements to help create believable 3D virtual character animation for live virtual experiences.

Trixter Headline News

Trixter Delivers Purr-fect VFX for ‘Captain Marvel’

Marking the company’s tenth collaboration with Marvel Studios, Munich-based VFX house Trixter delivers CG spaceships, downtown LA environments and a CG cat named Goose for ‘Captain Marvel.’

The Mill Headline News

The Mill Launches Mill Mascot Virtual Production System

Mill Mascot combines real-time game engine technology with motion sensors so characters can be puppeteered through hand and facial gestures to enable live, broadcast-quality CG character performances.

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