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BRON Launches Virtual Production Services Company

With live-action productions on hold due to the pandemic, BRON expands with new division using Unreal Engine technology to transform digital content creation workflows and produce high-quality content faster.

In Passing Headline News

Kelly Asbury, ‘Shrek 2’ and ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’ Director, Dies at 60

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 26, 2020 at 5:40pm

The CalArts alum and well-respected animation veteran spent almost 40 years as a writer, story artist, and designer on some of the industry's most successful shows. 

SVOD Headline News

‘The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run’ Heading Straight to On Demand

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 22, 2020 at 2:12pm

Latest ‘SpongeBob’ franchise effort will skip theatres, opting instead for a premium VOD release in early 2021 before moving exclusively to CBS All Access.

The Visual Effects Society Headline News

Visual Effects Society Names Special 2020 Honorees

Newest Lifetime members and this year’s VES Founders Award recipient, along with yet to be announced VES Fellows, Honorary members and Hall of Fame inductees, to be recognized this fall.

People Headline News

Weta Digital Launches Weta Animated Original Content Business

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 2:55pm

Fulfilling Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh’s long-time dream, leading VFX studio will for the first begin producing original animated feature and episodic content.

Business Headline News

Rising Sun Pictures Celebrates 25th Anniversary

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 11, 2020 at 12:19pm

Adelaide, South Australia-based VFX production house today marks 25 years creating visual effects for some of Hollywood’s biggest films.  

FMX 2020 Blogs

Highlights of FMX 1994-2020 Launching May 5

Starting tomorrow, running through May 8 and then every two weeks through the end 2020, conference will post a new online piece dedicated to an outstanding personality from the event’s history.

FMX 2020 Blogs

Online Highlights of FMX 1994-2020 Program Coming in May

By Dan Sarto | Monday, April 20, 2020 at 4:12pm

Each day May 5-8 and then every two weeks through the end 2020, conference will post a new online piece dedicated to an outstanding personality from the event’s history.

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One Giant Leap for Sheepkind: ‘A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 14, 2020 at 1:56pm

Launching today on Netflix, Aardman’s woolly pranksters go interstellar in a cheeky sci-fi sequel to the studio’s 2015 stop-motion hit, ‘Shaun the Sheep Movie.’

Home Entertainment Headline News

Light Chaser’s ‘White Snake’ Now Available on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital

Engaging tale of a young woman’s quest for her lost identity, with bonus footage including interview with co-director Ji Zhao, is released today by GKIDS and Shout! Factory.  

FMX 2020 Headline News

BAFTA and Annie Award-Winning Sergio Pablos to Present ‘Klaus’ at FMX 2020

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 3, 2020 at 2:35pm

Writer-director will present his Oscar-nominated film, Netflix’s first original animated feature; ‘Mulm,’ the first 2020 conference trailer, is released. 

Awards Headline News

‘Toy Story 4’ and Axel Geddes Win Eddie Award for Best Edited Animated Feature Film

Pixar film editor recognized at ACE’s gala awards ceremony honoring the best editing of 2019; ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ ‘Chernobyl’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ also honored. 

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘White Snake’ Coming to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital February 4

Light Chaser’s tale of a young woman’s quest for her lost identity, with bonus footage including interview with co-director Ji Zhao, being released by GKIDS and Shout! Factory.  

FMX 2020 Headline News

FMX 2020 Announces ‘Imagine Tomorrow’ Theme, First Program Confirmations

25th Anniversary Edition will focus on visions of the future for media & entertainment; Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Volker Engel and Annecy Cristal-winning animation director Regina Pessoa among first confirmed speakers.

Feature Film VFX Headline News

WATCH: First Trailer for James Bond 25 - ‘No Time to Die’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 4:07pm

With DB5 miniguns blazing, Daniel Craig reprises his role, possibly / maybe / probably for the last time, as iconic Agent 007, in MGM’s upcoming action-adventure spy-thriller, arriving in theatres April 8, 2020.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘The Addams Family’ Coming to Digital December 24 and Blu-ray January 21

Hilarious animated feature about Charles Addams’s iconic and subversively comedic family gets its home entertainment release on multiple platforms including On Demand.

documentary films Headline News

‘Hand Drawn’ Feature Documentary in Last Days of Indiegogo Campaign

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 12:05pm

Felicity Morland’s film about the history of traditional 2D animation, featuring Nora Twomey, Glen Keane, James Baxter, Floyd Norman, and Jorge Gutierrez, has 4 days to reach final fundraising goal.

Voice Acting Headline News

‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ Takes Home Two Top VoiceArts Awards

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 7:22am

F. Murray Abraham awarded Best Voiceover – Best Animation Character, while the film’s all-star cast, led by Jay Baruchel and America Ferrera, awarded Outstanding Voiceover for a cast/ensemble, at the 6th annual Society of Voice Arts & Sciences event.

Walt Disney Animation Studios Headline News

LISTEN: ABC Audio Trailer for Upcoming ‘Inside Frozen 2’ Podcast

Six-part audio series goes behind-the-scenes of the ‘Frozen’ sequel; first episode, with Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, debuts November 20.

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