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Call for Submissions: Mifa Pitches 2022

Selected pitch projects receive unique opportunities including meeting with and access to key players in the animation sector; submission deadline set for February 8, 2022; Annecy Festival runs June 13-18, with Mifa running June 14-17.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Seek the Spice as ‘Dune’ Comes to Digital and Blu-Ray

Denis Villeneuve’s hit sci-fi epic, based on the seminal Frank Herbert books, arrives for digital ownership on December 3 and 4K, Blu-ray and DVD on January 11, 2022, complete with special bonus features.

An Even Merrier Christmas 2021 Headline News

Illumination Drops Final ‘Sing 2’ Trailer

Buster Moon and his all-star cast of performers are ready to unleash their biggest extravaganza yet… but there’s one small hitch; sequel to 2016 hit ‘Sing’ comes to theaters December 22.

We Like Spice! VFXWorld

A Trio Bands Together to Help Denis Villeneuve Make ‘Dune’

By Trevor Hogg | Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 4:10pm

Two of the director’s previous collaborators - production designer Patrice Vermette and editor Joe Walker - along with first timer, cinematographer Greig Fraser, teamed together to help him bring author Frank Herbert’s famed sci-fi novel, long thought unadaptable in cinema, to the screen.

We Like Spice! VFXWorld

Practical and Digital Effects Expertly Join Forces on ‘Dune’

For Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Paul Lambert and SFX supervisor Gerd Nefzer, the seamless blending of live-action and CG on Denis Villeneuve’s stunning, epic adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal sci-fi tome grounded the film in a believable reality, fully immersing audiences in Paul Atreides’ hero’s journey to the dark, foreboding conflict on the universe’s most dangerous planet.

VFX for Film Headline News

14th Century Paris Goes Medieval on Ridley Scott’s ‘The Last Duel’

MPC and Technicolor Creative Studios team to create film’s CG backdrop, set in the brutality of 1300’s France; over 400 shots were delivered from teams in London, Montreal, Bangalore, and Paris, made more complex by the challenges of COVID filmmaking.

At the Movies! Headline News

LAIKA Studios’ ‘ParaNorman’ in Theaters November 16

Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the highly acclaimed stop-motion animated film returns to theaters tomorrow, for one night only; presented in select cinemas nationwide, tickets are now on sale.

An Even Merrier Christmas 2021 Headline News

Illumination Belts Out New ‘Sing 2’ Trailer

The singing animals from Calatonia are back, with warmed up pipes ready for a December 22 Christmas debut in the new trailer for the sequel to the hit animated musical ‘Sing.’

Now On-Demand Headline News

It’s a Wrap - VIEW 2021 Concludes its Most Successful Year Ever

The conference’s 1st hybrid edition hosted some 210,000 visitors online and 300+ attending in-person with a total of 297 speakers delivering 160 talks, panels, workshops, masterclasses, and keynote speeches; over 140 sessions are now available to stream on-demand.

An Even Merrier Christmas 2021 Headline News

Illumination Drops ‘Sing 2’ Character Art and Posters

Sequel to studio’s popular 2016 animated musical hits theaters December 22; all-star cast features Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, and Scarlett Johansson with Bono making his animated film debut.

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Spin Master Greenlights ‘PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie’

Production underway on second movie in the popular preschool franchise, following success of this past summer’s ‘PAW Patrol: The Movie’s theatrical release; new film set to debut October 13, 2023, with new spin-off series also slated to hit small screens in 2023.

What’s All the Buzz About? Headline News

Pixar Drops First Trailer - Chris Evans to Star in ‘Lightyear’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 12:34pm

Captain America himself will journey to infinity and beyond in the definitive origin story of the ‘Toy Story’ franchise’s legendary Space Ranger; the sci-fi adventure blasts off June 17, 2022.

Nate and Sully! Headline News

Sony Drops New ‘Uncharted’ Videos and Images

The studio shared a few stills, a behind-the-scenes vignette, and action-packed trailer for its treasure hunting adventure adaptation of the hit Naughty Dog video game, coming to theaters February 18, 2022.

A Best Friend Out of the Box! ANIMATIONWorld

Getting It Right in ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’

Director Jean-Philippe Vine and co-director Octavio E. Rodriguez talk about the making of Locksmith Animation’s debut feature about a socially awkward middle-schooler’s budding relationship with a faulty personal robot, now in theaters.

call for entries Headline News

Annecy 2022 Now Accepting Submissions

Festival, which runs June 13-18, 2022, issues call for entries in short film, TV film, commissioned film and graduation film categories; submission deadline set for February 15, 2022.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

Maluma Joins Disney’s ‘Encanto’ Voice Cast

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ upcoming animated feature taps the hugely popular Latin singer as the voice of Mariano, the film’s handsome heartthrob – check out his character’s image and shout-out on Twitter; film hits theaters November 24, 2021.

A Best Friend Out of the Box! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’ Finds the Charm in Faulty Technology

Writer/director Sarah Smith and writer Peter Baynham discuss Locksmith Animation’s debut feature film, an animated comedy about the budding friendship between a middle-school boy and his defective robot, hitting theaters October 22.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Coppelia’ Now Available on Blu-ray+DVD Combo

Also coming to all major digital platforms, the live-action / animated hybrid fairy tale features a modern twist on the classic ballet; part of #PBSForTheArts, the film will be presented November 26 on PBS platforms.

It’s Awesome and It’s Free! Headline News

View 2021: Don’t Miss Free ‘Encanto’ Virtual Presentation

The in-person and virtual conference is off and running - highlights include SideFX’s software reveal, talks by Epic Games, educational workshops and coming Friday, a virtual making-of panel about Walt Disney Animation Studio’s latest animated feature – and registration is free.

Protecting the Rainforests ANIMATIONWorld

‘Koati’s Timeless 2D Captures the Heart of Latin America’s Biodiversity

Hitting theaters today, Rodrigo Perez-Castro’s new hand-drawn animated feature, starring and executive produced by Sofia Vergara, beautifully portrays the region’s vibrant but steadily disappearing rainforests alongside a message of hope for a more environmentally sustainable future.

It’s Awesome and It’s Free! ANIMATIONWorld

VIEW 2021: The Can’t Miss Animation, VFX, and Storytelling Event is Here

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 15, 2021 at 8:44am

For the second year in a row, we can’t attend the famed Turin conference in-person, but we’ll be glued to our screens, wearing dark turtlenecks and dreaming of agnolotti and chocolate pudding thicker than Bay Area fog, for a week of diverse, compelling, and inspiring presentations on the latest and greatest from the world of computer generated visuals.  

Truly DC Fan-Tastic! Headline News

Virtual DC ‘Fandome’ Coming October 16

DC’s free, virtual fan-first experience will be filled with epic content from the studio’s biggest movies, games, shows and comics; just released teaser trailers give fans a sneak peak of what’s in store for kids, families, and audiences of all ages.  

It’s Free! Headline News

Free VIEW Conference 2021 Registration Now Open

Renown animation, VFX, virtual production, and games conference reveals massive program of free events featuring master filmmakers and top industry professionals, including Sir Roger Deakins and the Badass Women Production Designers; event runs in person and online October 17-22 in Torino, Italy.

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