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Diversity in Artistic Development Headline News

Nickelodeon Announces 6 New ‘Artist Program’ Participants

New group selected for the 6-month program, now in its 13th year, which offers emerging talent from underrepresented backgrounds a chance to work on productions, participate in workshops, and learn from lead artists working across Storyboard, Visual Development, and CG Generalist tracks.

You Had Me at ‘LANA!’ ANIMATIONWorld

‘Archer’: Chaos and Phrasing May Never Be This Fun Again

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 21, 2023 at 1:35pm

Art Director Justin Wagner walks through some of the production highlights – including an almost templated approach to storyboarding nude scenes – on the acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning series that just concluded its 14th and final season with a special episode, ‘Archer: Into the Cold,’ now streaming on Hulu.

Indie Shorts ANIMATIONWorld

‘Teacups’ Begs the Question - Can a Simple Act of Kindness Save a Life?

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 14, 2023 at 9:04am

Alec Green and Finbar Watson’s Oscar-qualified 2D short poignantly captures the true story of Don Ritchie, who over the course of almost 50 years approached hundreds of people contemplating suicide on a cliff just 50 feet from his Sydney home. 

A Message of Tolerance and Love ANIMATIONWorld

‘Pacemaker’: A Trans-Positive Story of Hope and Acceptance

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 11, 2023 at 12:33pm

Christopher Lennertz’s 3DCG heartfelt short about a grandfather’s journey to understand his grandson’s message of love and pride stars 2023 Tony Award winner Alex Newell, the first-ever non-binary actor to win a Tony, and multi-Grammy Award winner Philip Lawrence, with ‘Nimona’s ND Stevenson serving as executive producer. 

DCC Pipeline Data Integration Headline News

Autodesk Unveils ‘Flow’ Cloud Platform for M&E

Revealed at Autodesk University 2023: The Design and Make Conference, the new platform connects entire production pipelines with Maya and 3rd party artist tools from SideFX, Avid, and Foundry. plugging directly into the open ecosystem.

Harrison Ford Can Still Whip it Up! VFXWorld

Rising Sun Pictures and Important Looking Pirates Tackle ‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny’ VFX

The visual effects studios recreated 1960s New York City, complete with city street and subway chases – and digital horse - and an ancient undersea trireme shipwreck dive that included digital doubles, digital creatures, and dry-for-wet effects, respectively, on James Mangold and Lucasfilm’s final ‘Indiana Jones’ cinematic franchise adventure.

Unreal Engine in Previs Headline News

FutureWorks Delivers ‘Trial by Fire’ Previs

Using Unreal Engine, the studio helps create authentic sequences of smoke and fire to Netflix’s miniseries inspired by the 1997 Delhi cinema tragedy that took 59 lives.

careers in animation Headline News

Podcast EP 214: Jason Agar on Creating a Decentralized Animation Studio in Toronto

The Canadian-based Pomelo Studio owner discusses his shift from advertising to animation and how he is switching up the traditional studio business model.

Commercials Headline News

Watch Miami Design District's ‘Beyond Belief’ Campaign

Innovative animation captures cultural engineer Craig Robin's vision of the MDD as a ‘laboratory for creativity’ with hand-drawn illustrations modeled after iconic neighborhood landmarks; a female avatar takes the viewers on a journey from the district’s past to its future.

The View from 3 Feet ANIMATIONWorld

The Babies Are Back! ‘Rugrats’ Returns for Season 2

Executive producers Kate Boutilier and Casey Leonard couldn’t be happier about the new look, the new stories, and the new characters in the all-new season of Nickelodeon's beloved series, premiering Friday, April 14 exclusively on Paramount+.

Commercials Headline News

LOBO Animates an Adorable Sing-Along Ode to Pets

Brazilian pet food brand 374 Pets tapped the mixed media and animation studio, who working with local animation students to create ‘Universo 374,’ a 2D animated spot bringing furry, feathery, and scaly critters to life.

VFX for Film Headline News

FutureWorks' VFX is ‘On Track’ with Realism and Emotion in ‘Darlings’ Finale

The studio delivers 500+ seamless VFX shots for the gripping climax – involving a railway showdown - of the Netflix original dark comedy about a young woman who takes revenge on her abusive alcoholic husband.

An Evil Queen that Sings! VFXWorld

Pixomondo Hits the High Note with ‘The Magic Flute’ Operatic VFX

Leading visual effects studio delivers 420 shots, including a massive, sinister 3D snake, on Florian Sigl’s feature film adaptation of Wolfgang Mozart’s 232-year-old opera, which hits U.S. theaters today, March 10, courtesy of Shout! Factory.

Diversity in Artistic Development Headline News

Nickelodeon Reveals New Writing and Artist Program Participants

Programs align with ‘Content for Change’ initiative, a commitment to foster inclusive and diverse talent while developing tools needed to launch careers; 4 writers and 8 artists join the annual programs.

On the Road to the Oscars ANIMATIONWorld

Oscar Shortlisted ‘Save Ralph’ Delivers an Emotional Punch About Animal Testing

Spencer Susser’s stop-motion short, featuring the voice talents of Taika Waititi, Ricky Gervais, and Zac Efron, features a compelling and relatable bunny who delivers a genuinely impactful performance, part of the Humane Society International’s global campaign to ban animal testing for cosmetics.

call for entries Headline News

Celsys Opens International Comic/Manga School Contest 2023

Students worldwide are invited to submit a comic, manga, bande dessinée, webtoon, storyboard, or illustration for a chance to get published and win prizes.

Fighting Food Poverty Headline News

Studio AKA Creates Spot for Climate Healers and World Food Healers Day

Featuring Vega the cow, the studio’s 60-second animated ‘Food Healers’ began with simple drawings, then used Maya and Houdini to create a fun, colorful animated short promoting themes of ‘climate catastrophe’ and ‘food poverty’ without trivializing the issues.

LANA!!! ANIMATIONWorld

Get Out Your Cocktail Shaker: ‘Archer’ Rolls Out Season 13

Art Director Justin Wagner and Animation Director Megan Johnson size up the new season - complete with lots of pre-production art - of the acclaimed series, which premiered last night on FXX and today on Hulu.

Showcasing Animation History ANIMATIONWorld

Z is for Zagreb: The Animafest Zagreb Exhbition 1972-2022

Running through August 28, the special exhibit, taking on entire floor of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, celebrates the festival’s 50th anniversary with collections of memorabilia and animation art.

Grrrrrrr! ANIMATIONWorld

Genndy Tartakovsky Talks the ‘Primal’ Pleasures of Animation

The acclaimed creator of ‘Dexter’s Laboratory’ and ‘Samurai Jack’ reflects on the unique format and surprise success of ‘Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal,’ his Emmy Award-winning animated series about the friendship between a caveman and a T-Rex, whose second season debuts today on Adult Swim.

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.

Education Headline News

TeamTo’s ÉCAS Animation School Launches New Dubbing Course

The studio’s free Ecole Cartoucherie Animation Solidaire partners with Frog Box and Titrafilm on a new course to create a more diversified pool of dubbing actors - addressing underrepresentation in the sector - to meet current and anticipated demands.

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