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Dystopian Futures Oh My! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Cyberpunk: Edgerunners’: a Vibrant Ode to Retro Anime

For director Hiroyuki Imaishi and character designer Yoh Yoshinari, their story about a smart boy of low social status slowly crawling to his own demise is filled with genre-common themes of humanity’s corruption sprinkled with a small glimmer of hope, strikingly presented with a past-meets-present animation and narrative style; the 10-episode series is now streaming on Netflix.

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HBO Releases First ‘The Last of Us’ Teaser Trailer

Leads Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey see some intense action as they fight the good fight, and we catch our first glimpse at a terrifying cordyceps-infected clicker along with the surprise appearance of Melanie Lynskey as a revolutionary leader.

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‘Iron Man’ Game in Development at Marvel Games and Motive Studio

Electronic Arts’ long-rumored, untitled project, a single-player, third-person, action-adventure video game, will feature an original narrative that broaches Iron Man’s history while channeling the complexity, charisma, and creative genius of Tony Stark.

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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.

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‘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.

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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.

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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.

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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.’ 

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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.

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Cinesite Acquires Canadian Studio Squeeze

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 7:32am

On the heels of its July deal for Studio L’Atelier, the animation and VFX company expands its production capabilities even further with the acquisition of the Quebec City and Montreal-based animation and mocap studio.

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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.’

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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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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Next PreVIEW Set: Evolving Creature and Character Animation in ‘Horizon Forbidden West’

Guerilla Games’ studio director Jan-Bart van Beek shares a look at the creative process behind the popular role-playing game; join the VIEW Conference and VFX Festival’s free May 30 in-person event at the OGR in Turin.

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Impossible Objects Corrals NVIDIA RTX and Unreal Engine on ‘Diablo Immortal’ Cinematic

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 12:10pm

Harnessing enhanced virtual production workflows based on real-time rendering, the studio blends live-action and VFX in an epic battle set on the surface of a Google Pixel phone in a live actor’s living room.

Games to Movies Oh Boy! Headline News

Universal Pushes Animated ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Movie into 2023

Game creator Shigeru Miyamoto announced the schedule change on Twitter; DreamWorks’ ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ will take over its December 21, 2022 theatrical release date.

Can You Smell What Films the Rock’s Cookin? Headline News

Dwayne Johnson Adapting Game of the Year-Winning ‘It Takes Two’

The Rock’s company, Seven Bucks Productions, has joined ‘Sonic’ co-producer dj2 Entertainment to adapt the action-adventure game’s unique story for the screen.

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