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A Ghibli Game? Headline News

Studio Ghibli’s ‘Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered’ Now on Xbox Game Pass

The game’s classic tale follows the young boy Oliver who ventures into a magical world, featuring breathtaking cut scenes and a beautiful score by long-time Studio Ghibli composer Joe Hisaishi.

First Time Outside Asia Headline News

Crunchyroll Sets ‘Mobile Suit Gundam Cucuruz Doan’s Island’ Theatrical Release Dates

Directed by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko and based on the popular ‘Mobile Suit Gundam’ series, the anime film, an adaptation of the original show’s 15th episode, makes its first appearance outside Asia in its inaugural English subbed and dubbed debut; tickets now on sale.

Let’s Get Twisted Headline News

Peacock’s ‘Twisted Metal’ Game Adaptation Wraps Filming

Based on the hugely popular PlayStation games, the comedy series stars Anthony Mackie as John Doe, a motor-mouthed outsider offered a chance at a better life.

Dystopian Futures Oh My! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Cyberpunk: Edgerunners’ NSFW Trailer and Images

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at 11:10am

Produced by ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ creator CD Projekt Red and Japanese animation house Studio Trigger, the anime series about a reckless street kid turned mercenary outlaw hits the streamer next month.

Welcome to Rapture Headline News

‘Hunger Games’ Director to Helm ‘Bioshock’ Feature

Francis Lawrence takes the reigns, with ‘Logan’ and ‘Blade Runner 2049’ screenwriter Michael Green writing, Netflix’s adaptation of the fan favorite dystopian video game from Take-Two and 2K.

game trailers Headline News

Platige Image Creates ‘Company of Heroes 3 – North Africa’ Trailer

Relic Entertainment taps the creative studio team once again, this time for a cinematic trailer showcasing the latest addition to its popular real-time strategy game, released by Sega; check out the trailer – the game drops in November.

Online Video Games Headline News

Iconic ‘Dragon Ball’ Characters Join ‘Fortnite’

Epic Games teams up with Toei Animation for the first-ever anime franchise integration transporting characters Goku, Vegeta, Bulma, and Beerus to the world of the famed online video game.

Artists Behind the Games Headline News

Watch: ‘The Riot Games Super Art Power Hour – Character Art’ Episode

The series takes a behind-the-scenes look at the talent creating the company’s most popular games; the newest episode spotlights 3D character artist Annie Kwon, who works on the skins team for ‘League of Legends.’ 

game trailers Headline News

Goodbye Kansas Creates ‘Skull and Bones’ Cinematic Trailer

Jan Cafourek, Emnet Mulugeta and Henrik Eklundh share insights on the challenges of showing a hero’s journey and rags to riches story while hinting at the larger scope of the game’s world.

Business Headline News

Falcon’s Beyond and BRON Studios Ink Strategic Partnership

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 8:12am

The companies will co-produce and promote original IP in feature films, TV series, Web3 activations, and location-based entertainment; ‘Katmandu’ franchise theme park to feature BRON’s animated IP, ‘Gossamer.’

People Headline News

Bruce Campbell Says ‘Evil Dead’ Animated Series Talks Have Begun

The big-chinned face of the horror franchise says he’s ready to voice an animated Ash, and offers some high praise for Lee Cronin’s upcoming film, ‘Evil Dead Rise.’

Anime-zing! Streaming Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘DOTA: Dragon's Blood’ Book 3 Official Trailer

Based on the hugely popular ‘MOBA’ game, the fantasy anime series returns with the courageous warriors facing an indomitable foe and questioning if their ultimate sacrifice can bring lasting peace – all-new episodes hit the streamer in August! 

Wascally Wabbit! Headline News

Exclusive: MeTV Shares ‘Bugs Bunny’s Birthday Bash Week’ Promo

‘Toon in With Me’ celebrates 82 years of America’s favorite Wascally Wabbit, running July 25-29 with cartoons, stories, and insights on everything Bugs; check out July 24 ‘Collector’s Call’ profiling Looney Tunes and Bugs Bunny collector Laurence Sheinman.

Careers ANIMATIONWorld

SCAD Alumni Talk Animation Skills, Careers, and Opportunities

Recent graduates Jacey Robinson, John da Fonte, and Julianna Mercado discuss their efforts to secure challenging and enjoyable industry work, how they keep up on new tools and technology, and how their college prepared them for the rigors of professional production.

facial animation VFXWorld

How Digital Domain Brought Photoreal Characters to Life in ‘The Quarry’

The Oscar-winning VFX studio improved existing performance capture techniques and invented brand-new facial animation technology to elevate the look of Supermassive Games’ ensemble-driven slasher.

Expanding Diversity in Gaming ANIMATIONWorld

SCAD GamingFest: Building Shared Story Experiences with Diverse Character Design

At the college’s annual event, dedicated to spotlighting new trends in gaming and digital media design, game designer Seth Smith and Emmy Award-winning art director Lauren Brown discussed their love of video games and desire to foster greater storytelling diversity in their industry.  

Get an Unreal Education! Headline News

Studio Arts Launches ‘Unreal Connectors’ Training Program

Offered in partnership with Epic Games, the online program provides skills-building training based on the Unreal Fellowship curriculum, opening up new career opportunities in an industry ripe with demand for UE artists; the program runs August 15-September 9.

Business Headline News

Crunchyroll and Toei Animation Ink ‘One Piece Film Red’ Distribution Deal

The highly anticipated movie comes to theaters in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand this fall; Toei Animation announces special ‘One Piece’ events slated for next month’s Anime Expo 2022 in Los Angeles.

Get Geeked! Headline News

Netflix Unveils ‘Dragon Age: Absolution’ Teaser Trailer

Based on BioWare’s popular ‘Dragon Age’ game, the animated series takes viewers into the world of Thedas, with new characters inspired by the franchise’s lore; series hits the streamer in December.

Creating in Unreal Engine Headline News

Telescope Animation Reveals ‘The Last Whale Singer’ Concept Trailer

Created entirely in Unreal Engine, the short debuts at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival on June 13; the story continues in an upcoming video game, episodic series, and AR/VR projects that will use the same digital assets created for the feature.

Business Headline News

Animated Adventure Film ‘Lendarys’ Pre-Sold to Multiple Countries at Cannes

The movie, from Philippe Duchene and Jean-Baptiste Cuvelier, is being planned as a multimedia franchise following its international run.

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Technicolor Games Reveals Big Hiring Push

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 12:10pm

New president Jeaneane Falkler and executive creative director Sylvain Doreau are leading an aggressive recruitment effort as the group joins fellow Technicolor Creative Studios business brands MPC, The Mill, and Mikros Animation in providing a growing suite of production services across games IP, from in-game assets to TV advertising, interactive experiences, animation and feature length film.

Holy Squidward! Headline News

Now Available: Free ‘SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off’ Mobile Game Update

Players hit the road with new game mode - ‘Slay the Spice’ - allowing them to plan a route across a map of restaurants and kitchen levels; available free on iOS, Android and from the Microsoft Store.

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