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The World Turns Upside Down Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Stranger Things 4' Vol 1 Trailer and Seasons 1-3 Recaps

If the world is indeed turning upside down, viewers best be prepared; brush up on Seasons 1-3, because all new episodes are coming this Friday, May 27 and you need to be ready!

Technology Headline News

Mozilla Teams with ILM on ‘Extended Color Management’ Firefox Extension

The new browser add-on optimizes color calibration for consistency across monitors, improving remote collaboration among creatives.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

Release Dates Set for Illumination’s ‘Migration’ and ‘Despicable Me 4’

New animated comedies from Universal, directed by Benjamin Renner and Chris Renaud, are slated for worldwide theatrical releases in 2023 and 2024, respectively; 'Minions: The Rise of Gru' finally hits theaters July 1.

The Dark Knight Returns! Headline News

Warner Bros. Drops ‘The Batman’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at 9:19am

Billed as ‘vengeance equals justice for both the Bat and the Cat,’ the Dark Knight – and Catwoman - return in the latest DC version of its famed Gotham City vigilante detective, with Robert Pattinson as the caped and rather moody crusader, Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle, and ‘Planet of the Apes’ franchise director Matt Reeves at the helm; film hits theaters March 4, 2022.

Community Outreach Headline News

Guereza Animation Working to Educate Kids Across Africa About COVID

Watch the trailer for ‘Umoja,’ the Nigerian-based studio’s animated miniseries about a group of kids working to keep two villains from spreading misinformation about the virus.

Unlocking the Future Headline News

Autodesk Shares Vision of Cloud-Based M&E Workflows

Announcements made today, as Autodesk University 2021 begins, outline an industry forward look at Cloud production, open standards, and machine learning; shift to the cloud in response to global pandemic means opportunities to build a more resilient future, unlocking new levels of creator collaboration and efficiency to meet growing content demand.

Animation Festivals Headline News

OIAF 2021 Drops Official Trailer and New Program Highlights

Get a glimpse of what’s in store at the upcoming virtual event set for September 22 – October 3; in addition to a host of screenings, sessions will include a discussion about WIA Vancouver’s ACE Program, an introduction to the Black Write Talent Incubator, and a conversation with storyboard artists José Pou and Bradley Cayford.

Animated TV Series Headline News

Ritzy Animation’s ‘Obki’ Coming to Sky Kids and Now TV

The Sky Original TV series about a little orange alien here to save the planet helps kids learn about climate change, inspiring them to become the next generation of eco-warriors.

Business Headline News

Blue Zoo and Plug-In Media Partner on Regional Animation Hub

Animation studios join forces to shake up the industry in the South of England; with two greenlit projects and commitment to flexible work models born from the pandemic, the joint venture hopes to spark new regional opportunities and growth in animation.

The Latest in Chinese Animation Headline News

Call for Entries: West Lake International Animation Festival 2021

Taking place this November in Hangzhou, China, IAF looks at ‘Chinese Independent Animation in the 21st Century;’ submissions are now open for international animated films, research papers, and proposals focused on Chinese animation; entries must be received by September 30.

Jobs Headline News

Submissions Open for Freefolk Paid VFX Internship Competition

Studio’s Futurefolk initiative is designed to help find the next generation of visual effects talent; applicants being considered for a one month paid internship.

An Even Merrier Christmas 2021 Headline News

Illumination Drops ‘Sing 2’ Trailer and First Look Character Posters

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 9:27am

An all-star cast led by Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, and Scarlett Johansson joins Buster Moon in his next, and most dazzling stage extravaganza yet; the animated musical comedy sequel to 2016’s ‘Sing’ hits theaters Christmas 2021.

Jobs Headline News

Animation Guild Hosting ‘Getting Started in Animation for Grads’ Virtual Q&A

The free online event features a panel of industry leaders including ‘Steven Universe’ creator Rebecca Sugar and ‘Kung Fu Panda 2’ director Jennifer Yuh Nelson; topics range from interviewing and hiring insights to social media presence and working remotely.

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‘When It’s Risky’ Immortalizes a Beloved Aunt and Educates About COVID-19

As a follow-up to ‘3 Teaspoons of Sugar,’ their animated short about diabetes, South Africa’s Cabblow Studios releases new film about staying safe during the pandemic, starring the filmmaker’s aunt, who lost her life in the second wave.

virtual production Headline News

NVIZ Shows its Virtual Side in ‘The Irregulars’ Previs and VFX

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 11:07am

Leading visualization company provides crucial virtual production support that helped the Netflix mystery thriller’s creative team remotely view work, brainstorm, and make creative decisions shot by shot during the pandemic.  

VFX Headline News

WATCH: Pixomondo’s ‘Star Trek: Discovery' Season 3 Breakdown Reel and Images

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 8:53am

Led by VFX supervisor Phil Jones and VFX producer Matthew Pellar from their Toronto facility, the studio shifted into warp speed during the pandemic to deliver 570 shots for the hit Paramount+ sci-fi drama.

The Academy Awards Get Pushed Headline News

Academy Announces Date Change for 94th Oscars

Ceremony moves to March 27, 2022; film eligibility window returns to standard December 31 deadline, though requirements remain unchanged from 2021 awards.

Awards Headline News

‘Migrants,’ ‘Meerkat,’ and ‘I am a Pebble’ Take SIGGRAPH 2021 Computer Animation Festival Honors

Short films from Pôle 3D, Weta Digital, and ESMA are the big winners among 37 works, including two world premieres, selected for this year’s virtual Electronic Theater, coming August 9.

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.

Business Headline News

FuseFX Gets a Room with a New York City View

The visual effects studio has opened a new office in NYC’s Financial District; the new digs are part of the company’s global expansion strategy and will accommodate its growing staff.

Awards Headline News

‘Precious,’ ‘Wolfwalkers’ Take Top Prizes at ITFS 2021

International Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film concludes six-day virtual event that provided a global audience with live streaming access to more than 400 shorts and features; entire ITFS media library will stay available to accredited users until May 16, 2021.

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