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Podcast EP 194: Spiridon Giannakis and Everything About Art Book Publishing

The German art book publisher/magazine editor discusses the world of print media, his career journey, which culminated with establishing his own publishing business, and the ins and outs of the business.

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Podcast EP 193: How Turkish Set Designer Merve Çaydere Got to Work at Laika

The animation director, designer and model maker discusses her journey from Turkey to the U.S. and how she scored a spot as a set designer at the iconic stop-motion studio.

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Podcast EP 192: Liam Gilbey & the Struggles of Creating an Animation Studio - 3 Years In

Cut the Mustard Animation’s studio director reflects on where the studio started, where it’s at and where it’s going – and how he and the other studio founders found their footing and managed to stay afloat.

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Podcast EP 191: How Robert-Jonathan Koeyers Made an Oscar-Shortlisted Film Right Out of School

The filmmaker discusses how he funded his animation team for ‘It’s Nice in Here,’ the key to his captivating storytelling, and what it’s like to work in the industry in the Netherlands.

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PixCap Launches Browser-Based 3D Design Platform Update

More intuitive interface, extensive 3D template library, and collaboration tools make content creation faster and easier for use across social media, games, graphic design, and the metaverse.

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Toho Acquires 50% Stake in Key Frederator Network Shows

The Japanese media company makes multi-million-dollar investment in the animated series ‘Bee and PuppyCat’ and Frederator’s ‘Bravest Warriors;’ companies to co-produce new series’ content and develop global consumer products campaign.

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Mindshow Powers Personalized Santa Videos on Cameo Kids

The animation company’s real-time proprietary technology delivers Santa’s holiday cheer - powered by high-speed production, automation, and integration with AI.

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Experience the ‘Netvrk Metaverse Virtual World’ Trailer

NFT-inspired ‘Jungle Freaks – The Animated Series’ is heading to the immersive platform; Xentrix Studio to produce show’s high-fidelity 3DCG animation, ready for metaverse and Web3 integration.

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Podcast EP 189: Eliott Deshusses' Stop-Motion Journey in Germany

The stop-motion animator discusses industry job opportunities in Germany, how he got a rep and shares a behind-the-scenes look at his grad film.

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Podcast EP 186: Behind the Scenes on ‘Wendell & Wild’

Animation supervisors Malcolm Lamont and Jeff Riley discuss climbing the career ladder that led them to stop-motion feature animation; the duo also chats about how director Henry Selick’s new animated movie came together.

It’s Almost Here! Headline News

Disney Drops Final ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ Trailer

Marking ‘Avatar Day,’ the spot will debut tonight on ESPN’s ‘Monday Night Football’ game as part of worldwide celebrations transporting cities to the world of Pandora; Original ‘Avatar’ now streaming on Disney+.

Engage! Headline News

Web3 Studio Toonstar Launches ‘The Gimmicks’ Season 2 on Avalanche Blockchain

The adult animated series’ second season, ‘House of Chico,’ follows Rocky Romero’s return to his Lucha origins and features popular Latino influencers and talent; show to offer more engagement opportunities with new NFTs and interactive capabilities released throughout the season.

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KitBash3D Launches ‘Mission to Minerva’ 3D Art Competition

Artists get a free 3D asset Kit and free training tutorials to help complete the mission: build a galaxy and submit via social media by December 2 for the chance to win prizes. Top entertainment recruiters and art directors from ILM, Riot Games, NASA, Netflix, and CD Projekt Red will view and judge entries.

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Podcast EP 180: How David Kaye Got into Voice Acting for Animation

The veteran voice actor discusses how he got his start in animation, and how others with a knack for making voices can do the same; he provides tips for improving voice acting skills and shares how many auditions it takes to actually book a gig.

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Podcast EP 179: Stop-Motion and CG Animator Justin Rasch

The artist shares how he got his start in stop-motion and CG, worked his way up in the animation world, and is now making a name for himself on social media.

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‘Rabbert’ Creator Launches Smallstep Animation Studio

Finnish animator Robert Hanses and French animation art director Remy Chanfreau have teamed up to write and produce engaging original animated content for high-profile companies’ social media platforms.

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Twitch’s VTuber TAKEOvER Starts Today!

Celebrate VTubers and discover their virtual avatars, varied genres, and technical creativity, and learn how to join them during ‘Creator Camp;’ weeklong event includes the first ever ‘VTuber Tournament’ - 30 VTubers compete in a Fall Guys tournament where…” anything can happen!”

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China Censors ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ By Adding Less Despicable Ending

Instead of the villains getting away scot-free, one gets a prison sentence, and the other a change of heart, courtesy of the film’s new PowerPoint-style still image finale.

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2023 Crunchyroll Anime Awards Heads to Japan

Returning to the genre’s birthplace, the leading anime plaltform promises a premiere event featuring fans, celebrities, creators, musicians, and performances in a style unique to the artform; nominees and voting open up early next year.

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Podcast EP 174: FlipaClip Founder Marcos Meson and How the App Came to Be

Hear about the app's development (it began as a side project), its evolution into a tool used by millions, and why it’s become a starting point for many 2D animators.

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Podcast EP 172: Fu Yang and Johnny Knittle on How They Created ‘The Nice Shorts’ Animation Podcast

Podcast co-hosts discuss how they got down to it and started their show’s 1st episode, how the duo met, and Yang’s plans to teach kids stop-motion animation.

Get Up and Go! Headline News

ROOF Fills it Up with Whimsy for Conoco’s ‘Choose Go’ Campaign

Incorporating elements from stop-motion to classic video games, the studio created 6 3D animated spots featuring unique ‘Goer’ characters who embark on whimsical adventures that start and end after gassing up.

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