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More Than Just Color Correction VFXWorld

How Offloading VFX into Color Grading Transformed 'Avatar: The Last Airbender'

VFX supervisors Jabbar Raisani and Marion Spates, working with Company 3’s Siggy Ferstl, developed an innovative workflow where many shots normally sent to a visual effects studio were handled by the colorist, making use of the extensive toolset within Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve.

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Showrunner Albert Kim Steps Down from ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’

Christine Boylan and Jabbar Raisani will now executive producer the Netflix series through its second and third seasons, while Kim will remain as an executive producer.

Combining All the Elements VFXWorld

Mastering the Elements: Integrating Live-Action and CGI in ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’

VFX supervisor, director, and executive producer Jabbar Raisani led a monumental effort to deliver almost 3,400 visual effects shots on the live-action adaptation of Nickelodeon’s famed animated series, recreating the magical world of benders, who control the natural elements of fire, water, wind, and earth, and the mediator known as the Avatar.

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Netflix Picks Up ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ for Seasons 2 and 3

Based on Nickelodeon’s animated series, the live-action adaptation has rapidly hit the top in global viewership, triggering a 2-season renewal less than a month after its February streaming debut.

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Netflix Drops ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Series Featurette

In ‘Bringing the World to Life,’ the cast and creators of the live-action adaptation take us behind the scenes to explain how they created the show, which hits the streamer February 22.

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Netflix Drops First Official Trailer for ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’

The live-action reimagining of the beloved Nickelodeon animated series, which follows Aang, the young Avatar, as he learns to master the four elements, stars Gordon Cormier, Kiawentiio, and Ian Ousely, and hits the streamer February 22.

Zen for Kids ANIMATIONWorld

‘Stillwater:’ Teaching Children to Slow Down in a World That’s Speeding Up

Mindfulness expert Mallika Chopra talks about kids’ post-pandemic struggles and how the Apple TV+ animated series is an important part of a repertoire of resources that can help them better understand their feelings while providing tools to face daily challenges; Season 3’s all-new episodes roll out globally May 19.

Happy National Panda Day Headline News

Apple TV+ Releases 3 ‘Stillwater’ Animated Shorts

In celebration of National Panda Day, the streamer drops new films featuring mindfulness activities with the Zen panda: ‘Jasper’s Journey,’ ‘Making Waves,’ and ‘Breathing.’

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‘New Gods: Yang Jian’ Arrives on Digital April 11 and Blu-Ray + DVD April 25

The second theatrical installment in Light Chaser Animation's Chinese mythology-inspired ‘New Gods’ animated fantasy series follows Yang Jian as he fights to stop his nephew from finding a powerful, dangerous artifact that can release catastrophic destruction.

Modernizing Ancient Folklore ANIMATIONWorld

‘New Gods: Yang Jian’ Fuses Ancient Chinese Folklore with Steampunk CG

Light Chaser’s second animated feature in their ‘New Gods’ series, hitting U.S. theaters January 20, aims to make Chinese mythology more engaging for young audiences, humanizing and contemporizing deities that have dominated folklore for centuries.

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GKIDS Sets ‘New Gods: Yang Jian’ Theatrical Release Date

Light Chaser’s new animated feature tells the story of Chinese god Yang Jian’s journey to stop his long-lost nephew as he searches for a treasure that could bring catastrophe.

Podcasts Headline News

Watch and Listen: ‘Avatar: Braving the Elements’ Season 2 Trailer

Nickelodeon and iHeartRadio’s companion podcast continues its exploration of the Avatarverse; hosted by voice actors Janet Varney and Dante Basco, the new weekly episodes kick off May 3.

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New Episodes of Apple Original ‘Stillwater’ Now Streaming

Apple TV+ has released 5 new episodes and bonus shorts of the Peabody Award-winning animated kids’ series; Apple Original ‘Doug Unplugs’ returns for Season 2 on September 17.

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3 New Netflix Animated Projects Spotlight Asian American Creators

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 9:03am

Streamer announces ‘The Monkey King’ feature, ‘Mech Cadets’ and ‘Boons and Curses’ series, all coming in 2023, joining its growing film and episodic slate that includes ‘Witch Boy,’ ‘Centaurworld,’ ‘Oni,’ and ‘Ghee Happy.’

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Sneak Peek: Apple TV+ ‘Stillwater’ and ‘Never Ending Dream’ Theme Song

Watch and listen; new 3D animated preschool series based on Jon J Muth's children's book series ‘Zen Shorts’ premieres globally on Friday, December 4.

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Apple TV+ Drops Trailer for ‘Stillwater’ Preschool Animated Series

Based on Joh J Muth’s ‘Zen Shorts’ children’s books series, the show follows a wise panda who helps his young friends gain new perspective on the world around them; series premieres December 4.