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virtual production Headline News

ILM Expands Virtual Production Services, Global Trainee Program

StageCraft expansion plans include additional LED volume installations in LA, London and Australia, along with new Jedi Academy program aimed at underrepresented VFX talent.

TV Animation Headline News

Cartoon Network EMEA Reveals First Look at ‘Elliott From Earth’

From the team behind global hit ‘The Amazing World of Gumball’ comes a new animated sci-fi comedy series about a boy and his mum suddenly transported across the universe; global rollout begins later this year.

Afterlife Influencers! ANIMATIONWorld

Afterlife Influencers Share Upbeat Advice in ‘Death Hacks’ Snap Original

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 11:40am

From the horror comedy-loving, slightly bent minds of Augenblick Studios comes a new animated Snapchat series starring Kristen Schaal and Thomas Middleditch as two bubbly ghost hosts dispensing cheerful suggestions for the recently deceased.

We Can’t Wait Dept. Headline News

Everything We Know About ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2

Series creator Jon Favreau breaks down the show’s new format, hinting it could be the ‘Star Wars’ equivalent of ‘Game of Thrones’ when it premieres October 30th on Disney+.

cloud Computing VFXWorld

Break+Enter Charts its Future in the Cloud

VFX studio discusses its pre-pandemic move to a cloud-based pipeline, including establishment of best practices and standards, and how they will continue to invest in and expand their virtual, remote production efforts company-wide.

cloud Computing ANIMATIONWorld

What Does the Next Gen Creative Studio Look Like?

For AWS product manager Jay Maglione, the challenges of 2020 mean we must rethink creative studio norms and look to the cloud for the next workflow evolution.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP81: Aaron Long's Journey from Student to Director on ‘BoJack Horseman’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 3:47pm

The talented supervising director on ‘Tuca & Bertie’ discusses his path from Max the Mutt Animation School graduate to directing on ‘BoJack Horseman.’

Let’s Celebrate! Headline News

‘American Dad!’ Milestone 300th Episode Airs September 14

TBS treats fans with tributes, trivia, and ‘The Many Faces of Roger Marathon’ to celebrate series becoming the 25th scripted primetime show, in the history of television, to reach 300 episodes.

TV Animation Headline News

Live-Action/Animated Hybrid ‘Woke’ Premieres on Hulu

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 2:25pm

Inspired by the life and work of artist Keith Knight, new series uses talking animated objects to illustrate the sudden awareness of racism by a newly ‘woke’ Black cartoonist.  

Technology Headline News

Digital Domain Introduces Masquerade 2.0 Facial Capture System

Next generation of company’s in-house technology allows complex facial motions to be added to every moment of gameplay 10x faster; powerful enough for feature films, but accessible enough for game development.

TV Animation Headline News

‘The Loud House’ Gets Season 6 Pickup on Nickelodeon

The network’s hit series, the number-one animated show across all TV in Kids 6-11, gets a 26-episode new season order; Season 5 premieres September 11 with a one-hour special.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Exclusive: Christina Chang’s Sequence Pitch on Cartoon Network’s ‘We Bare Bears: The Movie’

One of the film’s storyboard artists makes her first pitch of the ‘bears running through the city’ sequence from the new animated movie based on the popular series, now available on DVD and digital.

More Anime! Headline News

Crunchyroll and Sentai Filmworks Sign Home Video Distribution Deal

Anime distributer and merchandiser will distribute 'Food Wars! The Fourth Plate,' 'Ascendance of a Bookworm,' 'Granbelm,' and 'World Trigger,' bringing anime to more fans in the U.S. and Canada.

Virtual Festivals Headline News

HBO Max Presents RTX at Home Animation Festival September 15-25

Global virtual celebration of creators and talent from popular animated Rooster Teeth shows will stream live on RoosterTeeth.com and Rooster Teeth apps. 

I've Got the Spins! Headline News

WATCH: Pixomondo’s ‘Euphoria’ Rotating Hallway VFX Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 4, 2020 at 5:27pm

Overall VFX supervisor David Van Dyke and PXO VFX supervisor Nhat Phong Tran detail the production of the HBO series’ drug-induced gravity-defying spinning hall sequence from Episode 1.

Animation Domination Returns! Headline News

EXCLUSIVE: New FOX Animation Domination Lineup Posters Revealed

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 4, 2020 at 4:01pm

The network’s Sunday night block of hit animated series returns with new seasons of ‘The Simpsons,’ ‘Bless the Harts,’ ‘Bob’s Burgers’ and ‘Family Guy,’ on September 27.

Covid-19 Headline News

Cartoon Network Launches ‘In This Together’ Family Initiative

Global initiative begins rolling out September 7, featuring on-air spots with kids and their favorite CN characters, providing information and reassurance as people worldwide band together to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Adult Animation Madness! Headline News

Alien Powers Conjure up Useless S**t in SYFY’s New Animated ‘The Summoner’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 4, 2020 at 12:47pm

'The New Yorker' cartoonist Charlie Hankin is teaming up with Stoopid Buddy Stoodios on a 2D comedy series for the network’s growing TZGZ late-night adult animation block. 

Copyright Controversy Headline News

Nickelodeon Pulls ‘Made by Maddie’ Over Reported ‘Hair Love’ Similarities

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 4, 2020 at 12:27pm

Move comes in response to controversy over claims that characters on Silvergate Media’s new animated kids’ series are strikingly like those in Matthew A. Cherry’s Oscar-winning short.

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