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Podcast EP 181: Mo Davoudian's Formula for A Successful Animation Studio

Brain Zoo’s founder and CEO discuss how he’s stayed ahead of the game since starting the animation studio 27 years ago; he also reflects on the studio’s evolution during COVID and how he keeps landing big brand clients.

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Elizabeth Ito Embarks on a New Animation Mission with ‘Mall Stories’

The ‘City of Ghosts’ creator’s knack for capturing funny aspects of often mundane everyday life is on full display in her first of a hoped set of animated short film documentaries, ‘Atilla the Grilla,’ made with an Epic MegaGrant, about how her favorite Mongolian Grill eatery at the Burbank Town Center mall survived the pandemic.

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DNEG: Championing Employee Diversity, Inclusion, and Mental Wellbeing

For the leading VFX and animation company, senior management is all in with a new set of EDI initiatives and resources to support their talented, diverse, and expanding staff across 9 international studios.

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The Stunning New Horizons of ‘The Orville: New Horizons’

VFX producer Brooke Noska helped 14 vendors deliver more than 7,000 shots in the long awaited third season of Seth MacFarlane’s sci-fi comedy adventure, streaming exclusively on Hulu.

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Podcast EP 168: ‘Cantastoria’ - How 11 Students Created a StopMo Film Remotely During the Pandemic

Animators Stephen Belford, Anna Harestad, Heather Little, and Tawny Therrien discuss the challenges they overcame creating a stop-motion animated film during the pandemic while working remotely.

Not Learning from Our Mistakes! ANIMATIONWorld

Will We Fail? Absolutely: A Conversation with ‘Birdgirl’s Erik Richter

The ‘Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law’ creator talks about his latest off-the-wall Adult Swim animated comedy – which begins its second season on June 19 – as well as the earliest days at Cartoon Network, the birth of ‘Harvey,’ and the creation of a new series for a new era.

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Traveling the Tough Road to Redemption in Lee Rogers' ‘Silent Song’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 3:29pm

Animated by Bob Price, the 2D short matches the rich narrative and themes of darkness and light that suffuse the singer/songwriter’s entire ‘Gameblood’ album.  

The Dark Knight Returns! VFXWorld

Scanline VFX Goes with the Flow on ‘The Batman’

Leading visual effects studio delivers 217 shots across 11 sequences in the DC thriller’s action-packed third act, including the destruction of seven dams and subsequent tsunami that engulfs Gotham Square Gardens.

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Netflix Drops ‘Stranger Things 4' Vol 1 Trailer and Seasons 1-3 Recaps

If the world is indeed turning upside down, viewers best be prepared; brush up on Seasons 1-3, because all new episodes are coming this Friday, May 27 and you need to be ready!

The Dark Knight Returns! VFXWorld

Wētā FX Brings Its Special Brand of Visual Magic to ‘The Batman’

VFX Supervisor Anders Langlands talks about the iconic visual effects studio’s work on the Warner Bros. blockbuster, from car chases and mysterious lens flares, to why making rain is harder than it looks.

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Nexus Studios Shares ‘Best Day of My Life’ Music Video

Directed by Manshen Lo for Tom Odell’s new single, the 2D animated short is part of an ongoing collaboration with the musician; the visuals and song address the post-pandemic emotions of loneliness and separation.

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Mozilla Teams with ILM on ‘Extended Color Management’ Firefox Extension

The new browser add-on optimizes color calibration for consistency across monitors, improving remote collaboration among creatives.

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‘The Cuphead Show!’ Celebrates the Golden Age of Animation

The creative team behind Netflix’s new animated slapstick comedy, based on Studio MDHR’s award-winning ‘Cuphead’ video game, talks about keeping it real, retro, and funny; series premieres February 18.

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COVID-19 Sends Pixar’s ‘Turning Red’ to Disney+

With cinema attendance still threatened by the ongoing pandemic, the studio’s highly anticipated new 3D/CG animated feature will skip theaters and head directly to the streamer on March 11.

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Warner Bros. Drops ‘The Batman’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at 9:19am

Billed as ‘vengeance equals justice for both the Bat and the Cat,’ the Dark Knight – and Catwoman - return in the latest DC version of its famed Gotham City vigilante detective, with Robert Pattinson as the caped and rather moody crusader, Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle, and ‘Planet of the Apes’ franchise director Matt Reeves at the helm; film hits theaters March 4, 2022.

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‘Encanto’ Pushes Animation Boundaries While Celebrating the Fundamentals of Family

Director Byron Howard, director/co-writer Jared Bush, co-director/co-writer Charise Castro Smith, and producers Yvett Merino and Clark Spencer offer their filmmaking insights on Disney’s new computer-animated musical, now in theaters.

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‘Demi’s Panic’ Encourages Moving Past PTSD… Even in a Pandemic

For Daniel and Lorena Hernández Leonard, braving the terrifying ordeal of taking their sick daughter to the hospital during the height of COVID-19 led to their first animated short about dealing with traumatic anxiety; legendary indie animator Bill Plympton directs, providing just the right pencil sketch style to illustrate such distress.

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Guereza Animation Working to Educate Kids Across Africa About COVID

Watch the trailer for ‘Umoja,’ the Nigerian-based studio’s animated miniseries about a group of kids working to keep two villains from spreading misinformation about the virus.

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Autodesk Shares Vision of Cloud-Based M&E Workflows

Announcements made today, as Autodesk University 2021 begins, outline an industry forward look at Cloud production, open standards, and machine learning; shift to the cloud in response to global pandemic means opportunities to build a more resilient future, unlocking new levels of creator collaboration and efficiency to meet growing content demand.

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