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Podcast EP87: Everything You Wanted to Know About Animation Wild Card and The People Behind It

By Dan Sarto | Friday, November 27, 2020 at 11:30am

Co-creators Casey Follen, Alexis Deprey, and Cami Kwan discuss their community of animation professionals who’ve come together to highlight and share original work from artists in the industry.

Awards Headline News

‘Honoring Our Stories’ Themed 'Black in Animation Awards Show' Coming December 6

Black Women Animate and Cartoon Network Studios launch new initiative to recognize and honor Black people in animation who are blazing a trail to the future.

It’s Wade! Headline News

‘Deadpool 3’ Flips into Development with ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Writers

Dynamic writing duo Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin are set to pen the script for the third outing in the Ryan Reynolds-led franchise, the first Marvel-led X-Men universe film since Disney’s Fox acquisition.

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New ‘Mandalorian’ Episode Brings Denim Jeans to Tatooine

A plainclothes crew member can be spotted in the background of ‘Chapter 12: The Siege’ of ‘The Mandalorian,’ and fans claim his pants are now canon.

Home for the Holidays! Headline News

Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD Brings Home the Holidays

Special holiday programming will include all-new episodes of ‘DuckTales,’ ‘Vampirina,’ ‘Puppy Dog Pals,’ and ‘Bluey,’ airing November 28 and throughout December; animated special ‘Snowsnaps’ and ‘Random Rings’ animated shorts add to the holiday cheer.

People Headline News

Writers Guild of America West Honors Craig Miller

TV animation writer receives career achievement award for his achievements during a 30-year career writing, developing, and producing animated shows, with over 300 credits to his name.

Girls of the High Seas! Headline News

Margot Robbie Joining ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Reboot

While the return of Captain Jack Sparrow is yet unknown, the ‘Suicide Squad’ star confirms there will be ‘lots of girl power’ in the hit Disney swashbuckling franchise reboot… or spinoff?

Disney Headline News

Chadwick Boseman’s Likeness Will Not Return in ‘Black Panther 2’

Marvel Studios EVP Victoria Alonso squashes rumors that the late actor will reprise his T’Challa role as a digital double, opening up the possibilities for a replacement.

His Voice Will Be Heard! Headline News

John Boyega Calls Out Disney for Pushing Aside Characters of Color

The actor experienced extreme online racial abuse and bullying because of his lead role of Finn in the recent ‘Star Wars’ films and claims Disney should have done something about it.

Yo Ho Yo Ho! Headline News

Johnny Depp May Reprise Captain Jack Sparrow Role

Longtime Depp friend and ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ franchise producer Jerry Bruckheimer still stands behind the controversial actor, and is rumored to want him in the newest ‘Pirates’ film

Business Headline News

Award-Winning Blue Zoo Animation Studio Turns 20

Founded in 2000 by Tom Box, Oli Hyatt, and Adam Shaw, the animation studio is now 300+ strong; Hyatt was instrumental in helping create Animation UK in 2008, a collective that incentivizes and bolsters the fast-growing UK animation industry.

Make-A-Wish Foundation Headline News

Disney Teams with Make-A-Wish Foundation on ‘From Our Family to Yours’ Christmas Short

Animated by New Zealand studio Flux, the new short, about Christmas traditions shared by a grandmother and her granddaughter who have drifted apart, spearheads the non-profit organization’s holiday fund-raising drive.

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Podcast EP86: Blizzard Senior Character Animator Peter Starostin Shares How to Excel In CG

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 9, 2020 at 11:54am

The senior character animator on cinematics for games like ‘Halo,’ ‘Warcraft,’ and ‘Diablo’ shares his top tips on how to excel in CG.

Holiday Cheer? Headline News

Disney Bumps Two Anticipated Holiday Releases to 2021

Cinema runs for 20th Century Studios’ ‘Free Guy’ and ‘Death on the Nile’ have been postponed until next year, leaving Warner Bros’ ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ as the last big studio film still scheduled to hit theatres in 2020.

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Podcast EP85: ‘Tigtone’ Co-Creators Share Their Epic 15-Year Journey to Get it on TV

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 9:54am

Andrew Koehler and Benjamin Martian discuss the origins of their Adult Swim series, the decade and a half it took to reach the screen, and the most ridiculous joke they put into Season 2.

People Headline News

Spire Animation Studios Gears Up for First Feature ‘Century Goddess’ with New Hires

Studio adds top creative and technological talent it begin work on inaugural animated feature; hires include Shawn Krause, Michael Surrey, David Alexander Smith, John Kreidman, Andrea Paul, Phillip Brochu, and J.J. Blumenkranz.

Virtual Event Headline News

Register NOW: Robert Zemeckis Joins ‘Unreal Build: Virtual Production’ Event Lineup

Free online conference adds a virtual fireside chat with the Academy Award-winning director and his longtime VFX supervisor Keven Baillie to the November 10 free virtual event program.

virtual production Headline News

Epic Games Presents ‘Unreal Build: Virtual Production’ Open for Registration

Free online event to showcase innovations in virtual production, including a panel of industry executives discussing game changing technology; the use of Unreal Engine to bring new creatures to life in film;  real-time workflow for episodic animation; and a sneak peek of production tools coming later this year to Unreal Engine 4.26.

Animated Features Headline News

New Trailer and Images for Disney’s ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 7:37am

Set in the fictional land of Kumandra, a lone warrior must find the last dragon that can help her save humanity in the studio’s upcoming animated feature release, helmed by Don Hall and Carlos López Estrada and scheduled to hit theatres next March.

Community Outreach Headline News

Disney and Lucasfilm Teaming with Nonprofit FIRST Robotics on New Challenges Season

Studios’ 2020-2021 youth robotics collaboration, FIRST Game Changers, powered by ‘Star Wars: Force for Change,’ helps expand STEM learning for students around the world.

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