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‘TUDUM: A Netflix Global Fan Event’ Coming September 25

The streamer's inaugural virtual event devoted entirely to fans features first looks and exclusives from everyone's favorite programming; check out the clip to see what's in store.

Anime on Peacock Headline News

RetroCrush Anime Now Streaming on Peacock

The 24/7 anime destination’s fan favorite titles coming to the streamer include ‘The Twelve Kingdoms,’ ‘Black Jack: The Movie,’ and ‘Arcadia of My Youth;’ more movies and series coming soon from the extensive RetroCrush library.

Virtual Reality Headline News

Epic MegaGrant Recipient Conical Launches ‘The Green Fairy’ VR Short

Available for download June 24, the interactive studio’s fantasy adventure will be supported on Valve’s Steam VR, Oculus Rift, and Quest by Facebook; 9-part Vlog series will also be released.

Crazy Yellow Webisodes Headline News

Illumination Launches ‘Saturday Morning Minions’

Studio’s first original digital series will dop new episodes every Saturday for next 40 weeks starting June 5; ‘Minions: the Rise of Gru’ animated comedy coming Summer 2022.

The Year’s Best Anime! Headline News

‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ Named Anime of the Year at Crunchyroll’s Anime Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 22, 2021 at 10:15am

Horror action series the top vote getter at 5th annual celebration, as 15 million global votes are cast in 18 award categories; ‘Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!’ named best animation.

Business Headline News

GKIDS Launches Official English-language Studio Ghibli Social Media Channels

Deal with the award-winning Studio Ghibli marks an extension of long-term partnership; US based distributer already handles famed animation studio’s North America theatrical and home video rights.

Contests Headline News

Call for Entries: Celsys’ 26th International Illustration Contest – ‘The Best Smile’

The Clip Studio Paint software developer launches an illustration contest to support and encourage artists worldwide; enter by posting work to Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook to enter; submission deadline is January 14, 2021.

Virtual Events Headline News

VES Honors 2020 – Gone Virtual Coming December 15 - 16

The online event celebrates industry’s innovators, artists and professionals; Ray Scalice, Ken Ralston, Irwin Allen, and Mary Blair among the Founders Award, Lifetime Members, Honorary Members, VES Fellows, and Hall of Fame honorees.

Virtual Reality Headline News

WATCH: 3DAR and Baobab Studios' ‘Paper Birds: Part 1’ Trailer

Studios team with Facebook’s Oculus on VR film that pushes the boundaries of animation; available on Oculus Quest December 10, the 20-minute immersive experience includes moments of interactivity via virtual reality hand tracking.

VR shorts Headline News

Blue Zoo Creates ‘The Beast’ in Quill VR

New VR short, made in collaboration with Oculus and Facebook Reality Labs, uses a groundbreaking app; artists were able to create and hand-animate in three dimensions while immersed in the VR experience.

Me and My Memes Headline News

Riffing on Memes: Doing Things Media’s ‘Office Fire’ Now on IGTV

New animated series takes on contemporary meme culture; two employees distract themselves at work by watching and making fun of DTM’s vast library of viral video content.

Awards Headline News

2020 CEE Animation Forum Announces Winners

28 animated projects in 4 categories were considered in the 2020 pitching event; ‘The Garden of Heart’ wins in animated shorts with a special mention to ‘The Pet Named Stress;’ ‘Igi’ wins in feature films, ‘No Happy Ever After’ takes the TV award.

Animated TV Series Headline News

‘Oddbods’ Halloween Special, ‘Oddbeard’s Curse,’ Coming in October

‘Draw a Pirate Ship’ competition invites young fans to submit original drawings; winning pictures to be featured fan art on the YouTube Halloween special release.  

Business

Chris Cray Launches Somesense Studio

London-Based independent artist-led animation studio now open, focusing on creating content in all forms, from web series to comics, films to comedy scripts, social media campaigns to editorials.

VR Headline News

Disney’s ‘Myth: A Frozen Tale’ VR Short Released on Oculus Quest

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 11:22am

Jeff Gipson’s immersive cinematic exploration of the ‘Frozen 2’ world weaves together music and visuals to take viewers on a magical Arendelle forest experience.

Animated Feature Headline News

‘Horrible Henry’s Wild Weekend’ Animated Feature Debuts June 6 on Netflix UK

New 2D special features the voices of Dick and Dom, reprising their roles from the live-action ‘Horrid Henry: The Movie.’ 

Business Headline News

Napster Co-Founder Sean Parker Makes ‘Significant’ Investment in Weta Digital

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 3:00pm

Billionaire philanthropist and entrepreneur, Facebook’s first president, partners with VFX pioneer to help fund studio’s growth.

Quill Headline News

CTNx to Host World Premiere of Facebook’s ‘The Last Oasis’ VR Experience

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 12, 2018 at 9:32am

Goro Fujita’s project, done entirely in Quill, is designed for the Oculus Quest wireless headset being released next year.

digital media Headline News

Cartuna’s ‘Human Kind Of’ Debuts on Facebook Watch

Animated series created by producer and writer Diana McCorry premieres on Facebook’s video platform with three new episodes; buddy comedy ‘Liverspots and Astronots’ debuts October 18.

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