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Can Bad Guys Be Good? Headline News

DreamWorks Shares ‘The Bad Guys: Anatomy of a Car Chase’ VFX Reel

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at 3:46pm

In an AWN exclusive, see how the studio designed and produced the signature opening chase scene, where cops and robbers careen across Los Angeles, in the studio’s 3DCG action comedy about a crackerjack criminal crew of animal outlaws attempting to become model citizens, starring Sam Rockwell, Craig Robinson, and Awkwafina.

Education Headline News

Escape Studios Launches Undergrad Tech Programs

Students will be taught technical skills needed for in-demand jobs to meet the industry’s growing demand in virtual reality, interactive entertainment, and virtual production environments; applications now open for Fall 2023.

Technology Headline News

Glassbox Releases BeeHive 2.0

Upgrade to the all-in-one, real-time change management solution for Unreal Engine and Maya provides improved remote visualization and collaboration without interruption, resulting in faster iterations and cost efficiencies; 30-day free trial now available.

Festivals Headline News

SCAD AnimationFest 2022 Returns to Atlanta

Running September 22-24, the festival will feature screenings, panel discussions, presentations, and talent from Hulu and Netflix, SCAD Alumni, as well as the debut of SCAD Atlanta’s new XR stage; passes are now on sale.

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FuseFX Goes Big and Bold in ‘The Orville: New Horizons'

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 9, 2022 at 1:10pm

Led by VFX Supervisor Tommy Tran, the studio produced massively complex visuals on 1,827 shots in Season 3 of Seth MacFarlane and Hulu’s sci-fi comedy, including bigger and more complex planets, space battles, and an impressive, completely overhauled USS Orville.

Heaven Help Us! Headline News

Louisiana Congressman Mike Johnson Rails at ‘Evil’ ‘Little Demon’ Series

Calling out Disney and FX and warning parents to ‘STAY AWAY FROM’ the new animated show, the politician took to Facebook to voice his outrage.

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How ‘Prey’ Forged a New Look for an Iconic Sci-Fi Creature

In the Hulu Original film prequel to the classic ‘Predator’ movie franchise, filmmaker Dan Trachtenberg teams with effects veterans Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff Jr., and actor Dane DiLiegro to create an updated, and creepier version of the infamously deadly alien human hunter.

Heaven Help Us! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Little Demon’ Takes a Unique ‘Look’ at Animated Family Sitcoms

Art director Paula Spence and supervising director Jeanette Moreno-King discuss how they re-designed the show’s characters, while moving to a new production studio, to bring more realism and texture to the FXX and Hulu show’s backgrounds, characters, and performances.

Heaven Help Us! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Little Demon’ Creators Reflect on their Love of Horror and Disdain of Adolescence

Darcy Fowler, Seth Kirschner, and Kieran Valla discuss their new animated comedy, starring Aubrey Plaza, Lucy DeVito, and Danny DeVito, about a 13-year-old Antichrist daughter, her mom, and her father, who’s literally the devil, now available on FXX and Hulu.

LANA!!! ANIMATIONWorld

Get Out Your Cocktail Shaker: ‘Archer’ Rolls Out Season 13

Art Director Justin Wagner and Animation Director Megan Johnson size up the new season - complete with lots of pre-production art - of the acclaimed series, which premiered last night on FXX and today on Hulu.

Holy Bird Heads and Poop Bubbles Headline News

FX Sneaks ‘Little Demon’ Clip

By Dan Sarto | Monday, July 25, 2022 at 11:08am

Aubrey Plaza, Lucy DeVito, and Danny DeVito star in the new animated FX comedy about a mom, her 13-year-old Antichrist daughter, and her father, who’s literally the devil, coming to FXX and Hulu this August.

LANA!!! Headline News

FXX Sets ‘Archer’ Season 13 and ‘Little Demon’ Premiere Dates

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 10:35am

Sterling and Dysfunction Co return with 8 new episodes, followed the next day by the debut of Aubrey Plaza and Danny DeVito’s new animated comedy series about the Devil trying to gain custody of his daughter’s soul, all coming this August.

Here Kitty Kitty! Headline News

Framestore Creates Killer CG Tiger for FX’s ‘Snowfall’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 1:26pm

Photorealistic cat sows trail of destruction in episodes of the network’s hit crime drama; one gruesome scene was completed with a CG human leg and added gory details using Houdini, with final compositing in Nuke.

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Checking in with the Creative Team Behind ‘Hotel Transylvania: Transformania’

Directors Derek Drymon and Jennifer Kluska, VFX Supervisor Seth Maury, and Head of Character Animation Alan Hawkins discuss the making of the valedictory installment of Sony Pictures Animation’s beloved monster comedy franchise.

People Headline News

Hero4Hire Names Jane Wu Creative Director

Art direction and animation design expert brings multidisciplinary skills to studio’s expanding set of production, including motion design, character animation, and mixed media projects.

game cinematics Headline News

Rebellion Drops ‘Sniper Elite 5’ Game Trailer

Featuring action-packed assets produced by company’s VFX studio, the cinematic hints at new ‘Invasion Mode’ which promises to bring a new dimension to the gaming experience; latest installment of the franchise will release on multiple platforms later this year.

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‘Automaton’: The Beauty and Fury of the Elements Explored

Led by director Krzysztof Rost, a team of Pixar effects artists worked on their own time to produce an abstract, experimental CG short film depicting a field of grass destroyed by a brushfire, only to be reborn.

Finger Snaps Please! Headline News

Watch Cinesite’s ‘The Addams Family 2’ Breakdown Reel and Images

Sole vendor on MGM’s ‘The Addams Family’ sequel used an open-source node-based app, Gaffer, along with Arnold ray tracing renderer to deliver a rich, stylized CG world, delivering over 1248 shots across 93 minutes.

Technology Headline News

FOX’s ‘Alter Ego’ Series Avatars Sing and Compete in Real-Time

Silver Spoon and lulu join forces to create new real-time pipeline, from design to performance capture, with live, on-stage delivery for the network’s first-ever augmented reality singing competition.

Cheers! Headline News

FXX Renews ‘Archer’ for Season 13

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 2:45pm

Thanksgiving comes early this year, as we learn Sterling Archer will return for a new season filled with his lackadaisical, often inebriated and always hilarious navigation of the ever-changing spy world; Adam Reed’s Emmy Award-winning FXX animated series will be back in 2022 with 8 all-new episodes!

Festivals ANIMATIONWorld

Virtually Sensational: Previewing SCAD AnimationFest 2021

This year’s festival showcases the animation industry’s explosive growth with a program of special screenings and talks with the makers of ‘Star Trek: Prodigy,’ ‘The Harper House,’ and ‘ Star Wars: Visions,’ as well as with industry professionals from Nickelodeon, Fox Animation, Paramount+, Bento Box, and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios; event runs now through September 25.

Festivals Headline News

SCAD AnimationFest Announces Full Program Lineup

Talks on ‘Star Trek: Prodigy,’ ‘The Harper House,’ and ‘Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.’ are just a few of the highlights from the upcoming September 23-25 virtual festival, which also includes exclusive screenings and panels with industry professionals from Nickelodeon, Fox Animation, Paramount+, Bento Box, and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios.

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You Had Me at ‘LANA!’: ‘Archer’ Season 12 Premieres on FXX

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 1:00pm

Justin Wagner and Chi Duong Sato once again share creative and production insights as FXX’s hit animated comedy returns for a new set of good old fashion, dysfunctional, sexually charged, and often drunkenly performed globe-trotting spy missions; the new season kicks off today, August 25.

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