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What You’re Really Thinking in Virtual Meetings Headline News

Titmouse Animators Nail What Video Meetings are ‘Really’ Like

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 27, 2022 at 8:31am

A team of artists from the Emmy Award-winning animation studio recently produced a hilarious new short, ‘The Mystery of Meetings,’ that dives deep into what’s really going on behind the screens of video meetings.

Schools Out! Headline News

First Look Images: William Joyce Book-Inspired ‘Lost Ollie’ Series

Part of the Netflix Family Summer 2022 slate, the 4-part animated/live-action hybrid show, about a lost toy searching for the boy who lost him, hits the streamer August 24.

Summer’s Here! Headline News

Watch: ‘Netflix Family Summer’ Sizzle Video

Highlights of the streamer’s summer slate include animated movie and series debuts of ‘The Sea Beast’ on July 8, ‘Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight’ on July 14, and ‘Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie’ on August 5.

Business Headline News

WildBrain’s ‘Caillou’ Coming Home to Peacock

Kids’ entertainment company and NBCUniversal platform ink deal for 52 new CG animated episodes of the popular series; franchise’s previously announced family specials will offer preschool-friendly event viewing on the streamer throughout the year.

TV VFX Headline News

How Goodbye Kansas Created Killer Drones and Skeletal Warriors for ‘Alex Rider’

The VFX studio was instrumental in balancing realism with fantastical elements in the IMDb TV teen spy series’ second season; check out the breakdown reel.

Dare to be bad! Headline News

Watch: A Slew of ‘The Bad Guys’ Behind-the-Scenes Clips

They’re BAD, and they’re streaming your way on Peacock July 1! DreamWorks Animations’ 3DCG animated comedy about a crackerjack criminal crew of animal outlaws attempting to become model citizens.

Podcasts Headline News

Episode 167: How Chris Rodgers is Building a Stop-Motion Studio in South Korea

The animator discusses what prompted him to pick up and leave the U.S. to pursue a career in the South Korean stop-motion industry, what the industry is like there, and how he keeps connected to US-based projects from abroad.  

They’re Birds Headline News

‘Angry Birds: Summer Madness’ Season 2 Now Streaming on Netflix

Based on Rovio’s hugely popular ‘Angry Birds’ franchise, the series’ sophomore outing debuts, with the lovable birds returning as their teenage selves for an unforgettable summer camp adventure; all 16 episodes are now available on the streamer.

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.

Taking Action in the UK Headline News

Inaugural The London Action Festival Set for July 28-31

New event pays homage to the talent behind action movies and TV, featuring screenings, panels, Q&As and surprise guests; Proof will present a behind-the-scenes look at the VFX of ‘Jurassic World Dominion.’

Meow! Headline News

DreamWorks Animation Releases ‘Gabby’s Dollhouse’ Season 5 Trailer

The live-action / animated hybrid series featuring Gabby and her crew of kitties returns with 8 new adventure-filled episodes, coming to Netflix on July 25.

It’s Unreal! Headline News

Preymaker Drops ‘Blue’ Trailer as Part of Epic Games’ ‘Animation Week’

Company shares the first formal look at one of the first shorts rendered entirely in Unreal Engine – without compositing - by a global team of artists all working virtually in the cloud; Epic’s five-day virtual event, running through July 1, features free online presentations and panels showcasing the adoption of Unreal technology by film and television studios of all sizes.

We All Need a Best-Feathered Friend! Headline News

Apple TV+ Shares ‘Duck & Goose’ Trailer

Based on the bestselling books by Tad Hills, the series follows 2 best-feathered friends who learn to embrace each other’s differences; show premieres Friday, July 8.

Business Headline News

NFT-Financed ‘Unlikely Love Stories’ Anthology Moves Forward at StudioDAO

The web3 collective strikes deal to produce animated short series based on the real-life love story of Oscar-nominated ‘Anomalisa’ producer Rosa Tran and Emmy Award-winning VFX artist Derek Smith.

Apply Now Headline News

VFS’ ‘Indigenous Peoples Scholarship’ Now Open for Applications

The Vancouver Film School has earmarked up to $162,000 in scholarships to support indigenous students looking to enroll in select creative arts programs in production; the application deadline is July 20.

A Rock Opera Like No Other Headline News

HBO Max Drops Trailer for ‘Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Underground Rock Experience’

Naked Mole Rat Wilbur takes center stage when he decides to do the unthinkable; the animated rock opera hits HBO Max’s Cartoonito on June 30.

Countdown to Pitch THIS! Headline News

The Deadline Approaches: Submit Now to OIAF 2022 Pitch THIS!

There are only 3 days left for Canadian creators to submit original animated series content to Mercury Filmworks’ annual pitching competition returning in-person to the festival’s TAC business conference, running September 21 – 23; entries must be received by June 30.

Anime Headline News

GKIDS Drops Trailer for Masaaki Yuasa’s ‘Inu-Oh’

Scheduled to hit U.S. theaters this August, the upcoming animated musical from the director of ‘Ride Your Wave’ explores 14th-century Japan by way of a “revisionist rock opera.”

It’s Unreal! Headline News

Epic Games Kicks off Animation Week with 'Animation Field Guide' Launch

Company's week-long celebration begins with the release of its new 100-page guide, a deep dive into using the Unreal Engine for real-time animation; event programming showcases the latest tools, workflows, and free learning resources in the Epic Games ecosystem.

Can’t we all just get along? Headline News

Watch: ‘Solar Opposites’ Season 3 Trailer

The colorful aliens are back, trying harder than ever to make the jump from ‘team’ to ‘family’ – but they can’t agree on anything! All-new episodes hit Hulu on July 13.

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