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Here’s a Clue – It’s Blue! Headline News

Paramount+ Drops ‘Blue’s Big City Adventure’ Official Trailer

The feature-length iteration of ‘Blue’s Clues & You!’ reunites the series’ 3 hosts and all their animated friends in New York City with a lively, colorful blend of live-action and CGI; get ready to sing and dance along when the film hits the streamer next month.

Kindness Creates Change Headline News

Apple TV+ Shares Jack McBrayer’s ‘Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show’ Season 2 Trailer

What the world needs now… is more happiness!; the ’30 Rock’ star returns this week with new episodes of the live-action / animated hybrid show that teaches kids it’s ‘cool to be kind.’

Flame On Headline News

Jeff Kaplan and Ian Springer to Pen ‘Fantastic Four’ Script

The ‘Bert and Arnie’s Guide to Friendship’ writers have outlined how the ‘Fantastic’ team will fit within the complicated MCU chronology, although no further casting or plot details are known.

The Flying Sailor ANIMATIONWorld

Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis Talk ‘The Flying Sailor’

The Oscar-nominated ‘When the Day Breaks’ and ‘Wild Life’ filmmakers use a mashup of 2D, 3D, and live-action techniques to contemplate the nature of existence in their new animated short, based on a horrific, true-life disaster.

Kid Power! Headline News

DreamWorks and UNICEF USA Launch ‘Gabby’s Kid Power Challenge’

New program gives kids a chance to make a difference while learning important social-emotional lessons; by watching ‘Gabby’s’ challenge videos kids bank kitty hearts in support of UNICEF’s work and help target the animation studio’s $400K donation.

game trailers Headline News

Platige Image Creates ‘Company of Heroes 3 – North Africa’ Trailer

Relic Entertainment taps the creative studio team once again, this time for a cinematic trailer showcasing the latest addition to its popular real-time strategy game, released by Sega; check out the trailer – the game drops in November.

Snap…Snap! Headline News

Netflix Drops Trailer for Tim Burton’s ‘Wednesday’

The famed director’s twisted series gives new life to the ghoulish ‘Addams Family’ clan while charting the supernaturally infused mystery of Morticia and Gomez Addams’ angsty daughter’s years at the Nevermore Academy; coming to the streamer this Fall.

Business Headline News

Trioscope Begins Licensing Proprietary ‘Trioscope Platform’ Technology

The suite of production and post-production tools fuses live-action with CG elements to create highly stylized worlds; tech and media exec Greg Mandel joins Board of Advisors as business strategy advisor.

Creative Community Outreach Headline News

Nick Launches ‘Content Accelerator Program’

Initiative aims to reach BIPOC and underrepresented emerging professionals and provide an opportunity to develop original content, from pitch to production, with mentorship and support from Nickelodeon development teams; submission deadline is September 30.

VFX for features Headline News

Rising Sun Pictures Delivers the Gods on Marvel’s ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’

The studio produced over 300 VFX for Taika Waititi and Marvel Studio’s latest MCU action-adventure, including the film’s impressive opening and closing sequences.

Dish it Up! Headline News

Nick Serves Up a ‘Tiny Chef Show’ Trailer

The stop-motion animated Chef welcomes live-action celebrities to chat it up about food and friendship; show premieres in September on Nick’s preschool platforms in the U.S., as well as Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. channels.

Music Videos Headline News

Gorillaz Sport a New Stylized 3D Look in ‘Cracker Island’ Music Video

Following the band’s journey to California, Nexus Studios helps 2D, Murdoc, Noodle, and Russel embrace a whole new design as they take viewers on a live-action/animated, late-night, City of Angels tour.

Could These Reveals Be More Marvel-ous? Headline News

Recap: Marvel Studios’ Cavalcade of Comic-Con 2022 Reveals

MCU Phases 4, 5 and 6 line-ups unveiled, with new ‘Avengers’ movies announced; trailers and first looks shared for new series and features, including ‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’ coming to Disney+, ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania’ coming to theaters in 2023, and the highly anticipated ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ coming to theaters this November.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP 170: Director Mike Caron on the Live-Action/Animation Mix ‘Fairly OddParents: Fairly Odder’

The Nickelodeon director/producer discusses his path to success from young actor to director of some of Nick’s biggest shows and the mentality he adopted to get there; he also shares the storyboarding process for the live-action/animated hybrid series he currently produces.

TUDUM…. Headline News

'Tudum: A Netflix Global Fan Event' Returns in September

The virtual event is set to bombard the streamer's fandom with a massive display of scoops on fan-favorite shows, films and specials from across the globe – check out the teaser.

Meow! Headline News

DreamWorks Animation Releases ‘Gabby’s Dollhouse’ Season 5 Trailer

The live-action / animated hybrid series featuring Gabby and her crew of kitties returns with 8 new adventure-filled episodes, coming to Netflix on July 25.

100 Years of Disney Headline News

Full D23 Schedule for Disney’s 100th Anniversary Celebration Revealed

The Disney100 event will showcase the company’s rich history and host a slew of talent appearances and first looks from Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm.

Commercials Headline News

Peak and This Thing of Ours Take ‘Toon Blast’ Characters on the Road

Animation studio uses live-action, soft-shaded frame-by-frame animation, and 3D elements to create a promo video for the popular game; animated characters Wally, Cooper, and Bruno enter the non-animated world, taking to the streets.

People Headline News

Adriano Schmid Named VP of PBS Kids Content

Hailing from Warner Bros. Discovery, the exec comes onboard June 13, tasked with driving expansion of the kids’ multi-platform content strategy while developing new approaches to production for emerging platforms and overseeing the PBS Kid’s content team.

We Want More Jedi Shows! Headline News

Lucasfilm Announces 2 New Animated ‘Star Wars’ Series

Both shows were unveiled at this past weekend’s Star Wars Celebration, amidst other splashy announcements and a surprise screening of the first two episodes of ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi.’

The Clones Returns! Headline News

Disney+ Drops ‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ Season 2 Teaser

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 11:43am

The 16-episode sophomore effort of Lucasfilm Animation’s fan favorite CG animated series, about a genetically mutated group of mercenaries, will premiere on the streamer this Fall.

virtual production Headline News

Impossible Objects Corrals NVIDIA RTX and Unreal Engine on ‘Diablo Immortal’ Cinematic

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 12:10pm

Harnessing enhanced virtual production workflows based on real-time rendering, the studio blends live-action and VFX in an epic battle set on the surface of a Google Pixel phone in a live actor’s living room.

Technology Headline News

Glassbox Technologies Releases DragonFly 3.0

Updates to the cross-platform virtual camera solution include more seamless integration and support of Unreal Engine 5; new features streamline the creative workflow and accelerate the virtual production pipeline. 

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