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Jellyfish Pictures Announces New Leadership Team

David Patton, Mark Warburg, Phil Greenlow, and Sharn Gondal join the Emmy Award-winning VFX/Animation company; Natalie Llewellyn expands her role managing all animation production.

Villard and Karacas Return! Headline News

‘KING STAR KING!/!/!/’ and ‘Ballmastrz: Rubicon’ Specials Coming to Adult Swim

New animated galactic adventures mark the return of fan-favorite heroes, plus their original creators JJ Villard and Christy Karacas, respectively; shows hit the network and HBO Max this coming February.

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Lucky ‘Krap Chicken’ NFT Owners Will Appear in ‘Krapopolis’ Season 1 Finale

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at 11:40am

Blockchain Creative Labs, FOX Entertainment’s Web3 media tech company, has announced that a ‘Key to Krapopolis’ NFT will be added to 2 of the series’ dedicated NFTs, whose owners will be added as background characters in the final first season episode.

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Suzanne Guèvremont Takes the Reigns at the NFB

Succeeding Claude Joli-Coeur, the new Government Film Commissioner begins her 5-year appointment, bringing decades of domestic and international experience in digital media, culture, and education to her new position.

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Former Annecy Creative Director Serge Bromberg Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter

The Lobster Films founder faces up to four years in prison after negligent film storage practices led to a fire in a residential building that killed two people.

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Passion Pictures Inks Deal with Circus Studios

Agreement expands joint long-form features and TV series slate, kicking off with ‘Earthworm Jim ‘Beyond the Groovy’’ animated series based on the 1990s computer game, now in development; previous collaborations include Nickelodeon’s ‘LEGO City Adventures.’

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Margot Robbie’s ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Film Lost at Sea

Rumors began swirling in 2020 of a swashbuckling Bruckheimer pic with lots of girl power led by the ‘Suicide Squad’ star, but the project has now been canned, possibly due to unfinished Johnny Depp business.

A Horror Genre Takeover? Headline News

Blumhouse and Atomic Monster to Become ‘Horrific’ Monopoly?

Horror giants Jason Blum and James Wan are in talks to join their creative houses, while still maintaining brand identity and autonomy, to expand into new types of content.

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Phil Tippett’s ‘Mad God’ Coming to DVD

The Two-Time Academy Award-Winning artist, animator and filmmaker’s stop-motion masterpiece of horror, 30 years in the making, releases on DVD and SteelBook DVD/Blu-ray December 6.

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Travis Fimmel Snags Key Role in ‘Dune: The Sisterhood’

The magnetic ‘Vikings’ and ‘Raised by Wolves’ actor will portray Desmond Hart, a charismatic soldier at odds with the sisterhood of the Bene Geserit in the upcoming ‘Dune’ prequel.

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DNEG Announces New Sydney Studio

Slated to open in early 2023 with award-winning VFX Supervisor and Australian national Andrew Jackson at the helm, the studio will lead the visual effects production on George Miller’s highly anticipated ‘Mad Max’ prequel ‘Furiosa’ - coming in 2024.

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2022 Animation Guild Officers and Executive Board Announced

Of the Animation Guild IATSE Local 839’s new set of officers, 3 out of 5 re-elected, with an additional 11 members chosen to serve on the executive board; electees will be sworn into office in December when their 3-year terms begins.

Who Doesn’t Love Second Chances? Headline News

Stop-Motion Filmmaker Henry Selick Reaquires Rights to ‘The Shadow King’

Scrapped by Disney for being ‘too weird’ after $50 million was spent on production, the ‘Wendell & Wild’ director’s project has found new life and is being shopped around for a permanent home.

And the Rest is History! ANIMATIONWorld

Animated Characters: Sequence 1 – What Am I Doing Here?

Animator, director, character designer, teacher, and writer Nancy Beiman shares her ‘would you believe it?’ path to the inaugural class of CalArts’ Character Animation Program back in September 1975, in the first of an ongoing series of articles – and eventual blog - she’s penning for AWN.

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Pendleton Ward to Keynote 2022 TAAFI

The Emmy-winning ‘Adventure Time’ creator will kick off Toronto Animation Arts Festival International’s 3-day hybrid conference with a keynote fireside chat on joke theory this evening, November 10, at 6:15 pm EST.

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Milk Names Steve MacPherson Chief Technology Officer

The former Framestore CTO steps into studio’s newly created role to drive technology strategy and operations including Systems, Pipeline, Editorial, and R&D.

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Cast Revealed for Upcoming Disney+ Series ‘Star Wars: The Acolyte’

The Leslye Headland helmed show, which just began production in the U.K., has added Carrie-Anne Moss, Dafne Keen, Rebecca Henderson, Charlie Barnett, and Dean-Charles Chapman to the ensemble cast.

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