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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!

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.

We Love Trouble ANIMATIONWorld

‘The Cuphead Show!’ Celebrates the Golden Age of Animation

The creative team behind Netflix’s new animated slapstick comedy, based on Studio MDHR’s award-winning ‘Cuphead’ video game, talks about keeping it real, retro, and funny; series premieres February 18.

Dept. of You Knew it Might Happen Headline News

COVID-19 Sends Pixar’s ‘Turning Red’ to Disney+

With cinema attendance still threatened by the ongoing pandemic, the studio’s highly anticipated new 3D/CG animated feature will skip theaters and head directly to the streamer on March 11.

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.

You’re Not Alone in Your Anxiety ANIMATIONWorld

‘Demi’s Panic’ Encourages Moving Past PTSD… Even in a Pandemic

For Daniel and Lorena Hernández Leonard, braving the terrifying ordeal of taking their sick daughter to the hospital during the height of COVID-19 led to their first animated short about dealing with traumatic anxiety; legendary indie animator Bill Plympton directs, providing just the right pencil sketch style to illustrate such distress.

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.

I Live My Life A Quarter Mile At A Time VFXWorld

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.

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.

Chip 'n' Dale are Back! ANIMATIONWorld

Squeaky Mayhem Abounds in New ‘Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life’ Series

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 12:08pm

Produced by Xilam Animation and inspired by Disney’s iconic pair of troublemaking chipmunks, the 12-episode hand-drawn 2D show debuts today on Disney+.  

Beware the White Spikes! VFXWorld

Designing ‘The Tomorrow War’s Vicious, Deadly Aliens

For VFX supervisor Jamie Price, the ‘White Spikes’ predators eradicating humans in Chris McKay and Amazon Studios’ original sci-fi thriller had to be agile, scary, and above all, lethal.

I Live My Life A Quarter Mile At A Time VFXWorld

Proof’s ‘F9’ Visualization was a Race to the Finish

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 23, 2021 at 7:53am

Studio prevised over 3,000 shots, postvised over 700, and techvised countless others, working 83 straight weeks until the COVID-19 lockdown, then quickly transitioned to a remote pipeline to complete production on Universal and Justin Lin’s ninth ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise action thriller.

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.

Good v Evil! VFXWorld

Creating the Post-Apocalyptic World of Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 1:08pm

Overall VFX supervisor Jake Braver, with the help of ILM VFX supervisor Laurent Hugueniot, delivers 2,800 VFX shots depicting a world decimated by plague and a city ruled by supernatural evil, in the 9-part series from CBS Television Studios now streaming on Paramount+.

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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