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Cinesite Shares ‘Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank’ Breakdown Reel

The studio took over the troubled production that began life as ‘Blazing Samurai,’ and with directors Rob Minkoff (‘The Lion King’) and Mark Koetsier (‘Minions’), working from only an animatic, concept art, and some 3D models, brought the 3DCG film to a rich and colorful completion.

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Podcast EP 181: Mo Davoudian's Formula for A Successful Animation Studio

Brain Zoo’s founder and CEO discuss how he’s stayed ahead of the game since starting the animation studio 27 years ago; he also reflects on the studio’s evolution during COVID and how he keeps landing big brand clients.

Living the Life Headline News

Nancy Beiman’s ‘How I Finally Got to Live a Cat's Life: A Cartoon Diary 2020-2021’ On Sale Now

Dreaming of a cat’s life? The famed animator, author, and professor chronicles her pandemic-imposed feline staycation with humor and illustrations in her newest book, now available from major booksellers.

Ensuring Employee Wellbeing VFXWorld

DNEG: Championing Employee Diversity, Inclusion, and Mental Wellbeing

For the leading VFX and animation company, senior management is all in with a new set of EDI initiatives and resources to support their talented, diverse, and expanding staff across 9 international studios.

The Epic Space Epic Returns VFXWorld

The Stunning New Horizons of ‘The Orville: New Horizons’

VFX producer Brooke Noska helped 14 vendors deliver more than 7,000 shots in the long awaited third season of Seth MacFarlane’s sci-fi comedy adventure, streaming exclusively on Hulu.

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Podcast EP 168: ‘Cantastoria’ - How 11 Students Created a StopMo Film Remotely During the Pandemic

Animators Stephen Belford, Anna Harestad, Heather Little, and Tawny Therrien discuss the challenges they overcame creating a stop-motion animated film during the pandemic while working remotely.

Not Learning from Our Mistakes! ANIMATIONWorld

Will We Fail? Absolutely: A Conversation with ‘Birdgirl’s Erik Richter

The ‘Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law’ creator talks about his latest off-the-wall Adult Swim animated comedy – which begins its second season on June 19 – as well as the earliest days at Cartoon Network, the birth of ‘Harvey,’ and the creation of a new series for a new era.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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