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‘Wendell & Wild,’ ‘New Moon’ Take Animation Honors at 14th Annual AAFCA Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 16, 2023 at 10:52am

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ takes home two awards as well as two Special Achievement honors; winners will be celebrated at a March 1 ceremony.

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FuseFX Helps ‘Extend’ the Hijinks in Henry Selick’s ‘Wendell & Wild’

VFX supervisor Paul Santagada’s team used CG to build out and assemble the film’s physical Rust Bank Cemetery and Underworld sets, integrating plate elements, performance passes, secondary bits, and a bunch of fluid, smoke, breaths, and bubbles - delivering 275-300 shots across around 12 sequences on the stop-motion comedy horror film, now streaming on Netflix.

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‘Wendell & Wild’: Pushing the Boundaries of Stop-Motion Animation

Animation supervisors Jeff Riley and Malcolm Lamont share how director Henry Selick encouraged them to break all the rules on his new film, eschewing CG for in-camera practical effects wherever possible and employing lots and lots of gooey museum gel.

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Andrew Goldberg Talks Nick Kroll and ‘Big Mouth’ Season 6

The co-creator, co-writer, and co-executive producer of the hit animated comedy series, whose sixth season drops October 28 on Netflix, tells all, from the introduction of a new asexual character to the premiere of the three-dads musical, ‘Dada Dia.’

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Constructing ‘Wendell & Wild’: A Conversation with the Legendary Henry Selick

The director talks about collaborating with Jordan Peele on his latest stop-motion epic, a scary – but not too scary – fantasy adventure, hitting select theaters October 21 before streaming October 28 on Netflix.

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Netflix Scares Up a ‘Wendell & Wild’ Official Trailer

Henry Selick and Jordan Peele’s stop-motion comedy horror-fest tells the tale of scheming demon brothers who, with the help of a tough teen - with lots of guilt, are summoned to the Land of the Living; the film debuts this month just in time for Halloween.

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Netflix Drops ‘Big Mouth’ Season 6 Trailer

The fun and rather raunchy travails of puberty return in an all-new 10-episode season launching later this month; Adam Levine, Annaleigh Ashford, Amber Ruffin, Brian Tyree Henry, and Chris O’Dowd lead the always stellar guest cast.

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Henry Selick to Receive 2022 VIEW Visionary Award

By Dan Sarto | Monday, September 26, 2022 at 5:54am

The Oscar-nominated director of Netflix’s upcoming ‘Wendell & Wild’ stop-motion animated feature will lift the lid on his new film, about two demons who team up with a teenage punk rocker and abandon the Underworld for the Land of the Living, in a special presentation as he is honored at this year’s VIEW Conference, running October 16-21 in Torino, Italy.

The Wait Will Soon Be Over Headline News

Netflix Releases ‘Wendell & Wild’ Teaser Trailer and Images

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 7:59am

The long-awaited stop-motion film, from Henry Selick and Jordan Peele, tells the tale of scheming demon brothers summoned to the Land of the Living; film debuts on the streamer next month.

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Netflix Sets Dates for ‘Pinocchio,’ Wendell & Wild’ and Other Feature Releases

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at 8:23am

The streamer has both changed and finalized theatrical and streaming dates for its slate of animated films coming to audiences starting this October.

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Netflix Shares Slew of Sneak Peeks at Annecy 2022

Guillermo del Toro, David Fincher, Henry Selick, and more joined the streamer’s Animation Showcase to rev the crowd, discuss their upcoming animated projects, and champion the power of the medium.

Maury and Connie are Coming Back! SVOD Headline News

‘Big Mouth’ and ‘Human Resources’ Renewed at Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 6:54am

Award-winning animated series about the nightmare of puberty and its ‘edgier and adultier’ spin-off series both picked up for another season.

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Netflix Drops ‘Wendell & Wild’ Video Cast Announcement

Henry Selick and Jordan Peele’s stop-motion animated tale about demon brothers summoned to the Land of the Living debuts Fall 2022; the star-studded voice cast includes Peele, Keegan-Michael Key, Angela Bassett, and James Hong.

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Rising Sun Pictures Recreates Chicago’s Cabrini-Green Projects for ‘Candyman’

Studio delivers more than 100 VFX shots, focusing on the photorealistic rebuild of Chicago’s notorious public housing complex circa 1992, as well as the ghostly killer’s prosthetic hand, Nia DaCosta and Jordan Peele’s spiritual sequel to the 1992 cult horror classic.

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DreamWorks Animation and Stephen Curry Team on Kids and Family Content

First-ever Comcast NBCUniversal ‘Global Talent Partnership’ deal extends content opportunities with NBA MVP’s media company across media giant’s entire portfolio, including first look deals with Universal Studio Group and DWA.

Maury and Connie Get Their Own Show! Headline News

‘Big Mouth’ Spin-off ‘Human Resources’ Underway at Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 14, 2021 at 11:45am

In another Annecy 2021 reveal, the streamer announces an even edgier and ‘adult-ier’ series about the Hormone Monster, Depression Kitties, and other creatures from the highly-acclaimed series that help humans as they journey through life.

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RISE FX Shares ‘Lovecraft Country’ VFX Breakdown Reel and Images

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 29, 2021 at 10:05am

German visual effects studio's new highlight reel showcases their work on funky ‘60s planet, menacing robots, and White Room prison cell from hit HBO horror fantasy series.

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‘Big Mouth’ Season 4 Premieres December 4

By Dan Sarto | Friday, November 13, 2020 at 9:01am

First trailer and pics are here! Summer camp has never ‘sucked’ so bad! The angst, anxiety, and pubescent mania-driven kids of Netflix’s hit animated series return next month for more guilt, jealousy, and pillow sex.

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WATCH: Digital Domain’s ‘The Twilight Zone’ Season 2 VFX Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 5:00pm

Led by VFX supervisor Mitch Drain, the studio delivered a wide variety of visual effects shots across six episodes, including a crazy, shapeshifting creature inspired by Google DeepDream.

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Nickelodeon Pulls ‘Made by Maddie’ Over Reported ‘Hair Love’ Similarities

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 4, 2020 at 12:27pm

Move comes in response to controversy over claims that characters on Silvergate Media’s new animated kids’ series are strikingly like those in Matthew A. Cherry’s Oscar-winning short.

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HBO Max Greenlights Oscar-Winner Mathew A. Cherry’s ‘Young Love’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 11:21am

New 2D animated series, based on characters from director’s Academy Award-winning short, ‘Hair Love,’ to be produced in conjunction with Sony Pictures Animation.

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A Father and Daughter Bond Over Hairstyling in ‘Hair Love’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 7:03am

Matthew A. Cherry’s delightful and touching ode to a dad’s brave attempt at taming his daughter’s unruly hair shows that diverse stories can resonate with the “parent” and “kid” in all of us.

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