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A-ni-ma-ni-acs are Back! Headline News

‘Animaniacs Are Back!' Holographic Characters Sighted Atop Cabs in LA and NYC

For launch weekend of Hulu’s highly anticipated animated cartoon series reboot, Firefly used next generation holoprojector devices to create first-of-its-kind 3D hologram experiences in iconic locations.

Community Outreach Headline News

On the EDGE Conservation Launches YouTube Channel for Kids

Virtual Vloggers, Lexi the Aye Aye and Eric the Pangolin host weekly short-form diaries to engage and entertain young viewers while highlighting the realities of endangered species; Doppelganger technical collaborative provides cutting-edge real-time mocap technology to animate the characters.

We’re all in this together! Headline News

Epic MegaGrants Passes $60 Million in Support, New Recipients Announced

By supporting nearly 1,000 teams and individuals so far, Epic Games cements commitment to furthering the progress of a range of creators to do outstanding work with Unreal Engine or contributing to open source capabilities for the 3D graphics community.

Virtual Events Headline News

Bilibili Hosting China’s First Live Concert Featuring All VTuber Entertainers

Coming to Shanghai December 19, the ‘Bilibili Macro Link-Virtual Release 2020’ will feature anime, comics, and game-oriented acts as well as holograms in the first-of-its-kind livestream event.

Dancin to the Beat! ANIMATIONWorld

‘TrollsTopia’ Celebrates Comedy and Candor with Refreshing 2D Animation

Executive producer Matthew Beans rethinks the entire ‘Trolls’ world, bringing all the tribes together with a new visual style in DreamWorks Animation’s new series, now available on Hulu and Peacock.

All That Jazz! Headline News

Historic Vancouver Club Restored for Virtual 1930s Jazz Performance

On November 20, Shocap’s XR concert event with singer Jill Barber marries live music, greenscreens, mocap cameras, Unreal Engine, and proprietary technology to transport audiences back 90 years.

Technology Headline News

Autodesk Shotgun Taps New Tech for the Future of Production Management

Machine learning-generative scheduling and asset lifecycle management will to be built into Autodesk’s cloud-based Forge platform, driving creativity while meeting ever evolving workflow challenges.

TV VFX Headline News

WATCH: Pixomondo’s ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Season 2 VFX Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 16, 2020 at 10:57am

Studio’s Toronto branch head of 2D Eric Covello details their visual effects work on Netflix’s hit dysfunctional superhero family adventure series, which last week was renewed for Season 3.

People Headline News

DNEG Appoints Paul Salvini as Global Chief Technology Officer

Newly named global CTO will be responsible for creating a new and innovative technological vision to help guide the visual effects and animation company through a period of unprecedented global growth.

Education Headline News

Aardman Academy Launches ‘Industry Training: Stop Motion 1’

12-week virtual program taught by Aardman professionals will provide world-class education for aspiring animation professionals.

I Want My Matt Daemon! Headline News

HBO and Framestore Release ‘His Dark Materials: My Daemon’ Interactive iOS App.

New augmented reality app connects users with their own Daemon, fueling further fan excitement over the Season 2 debut of ‘His Dark Materials’ coming to HBO and HBO Max on November 16.

SVOD ANIMATIONWorld

A World of Wonders Waiting for Discovery in DreamWorks’ ‘Doug Unplugs’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, November 13, 2020 at 12:52pm

Based on Dan Yaccarino’s popular book series, the Apple TV+ animated preschool series features a young robot, Doug, who unplugs, and with his best friend Emma, journeys into the human world of adventure.

Technology Headline News

Foundry Launches Modo 14 Series Complete

Full three-part release features updates in direct and procedural modeling, rendering, animation, and rigging; update review webinar set for November 17.

Technology Headline News

The Mill Launches ‘Mill Scout’ AR Virtual Production App

Creatives can now visualize CGI objects immediately, allowing for increased flexibility on-set; portability of app allows it to be easily accessed from anywhere.

Remembering Veteran’s Day ANIMATIONWorld

Trioscope’s Gripping WW2 Animated Drama ‘The Liberator’ Premieres Today

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 3:19pm

Company’s innovative new technology platform marries live-action human performance with CGI to bring unprecedented level of emotion and fidelity; four-episode miniseries gets Veteran’s Day release on Netflix.  

Visualization Services Headline News

OPSIS Delivers Post Visualization and Final VFX for Michael Bay’s ‘Songbird’

Visualization services company brings innovative postvis and visual effects production pipeline support to Adam Mason’s new dystopian romance thriller, shot this past summer in Los Angeles during the COVID-19 lockdown.

TV VFX VFXWorld

Brad Minnich Explores New Animation Territory with ‘The Good Lord Bird’ and ‘2150’

The veteran VFX editor and supervisor talks about his two latest projects, Ethan Hawke’s Civil War-era period Showtime series, and a fully animated feature inspired by ‘Love, Death & Robots.’

Feature Film VFX Headline News

Framestore Breathes Life into StudioCanal’s ‘The Secret Garden’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 12:18pm

The Oscar-winning creative studio brings their renowned creativity to Misselthwaite Manor and its spellbinding grounds for new reimagining of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s famous novel, premiering now on Sky.

Commercials Headline News

MPC Brings Sporting Goods Items to Life in Dick’s Commercial

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 9, 2020 at 2:07pm

Studio once again teams up with Anomaly and Pacific Rim Films’ Shawn Levy to bring back animated characters for a DICK’S Sporting Goods adventure.

People Headline News

SpinVFX Welcomes VFX Supervisor Mo Sobhy

VFX house’s new addition brings passion and experience with intimate knowledge of the VFX pipeline; his credits include titles such as ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,’ ‘Suicide Squad,’ and more recently, ‘Mary Poppins Returns.’

The Visual Effects Society Headline News

VES Now Accepting Submissions for 19th Annual VES Awards

Submission forms now available for entering VFX projects in Film, Television, Special Venue, Games, Animation, VR and New Media created between January 1 and December 31, 2020.

virtual production VFXWorld

Bringing Virtual Production Design to TBS’ ‘Celebrity Show-Off’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, November 6, 2020 at 3:42pm

Emmy Award-winning production designer James Pearse Connelly uses previs to design virtual sets, which are integrated with real-time rendering, Unreal Engine, and VFX to create the extended physical worlds of many new, safely produced TV shows.

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