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That Bunny’s Dynamite! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Samurai Rabbit:’ A Futuristic Take on Bushido and Stan Sakai’s Hit Comics

Premiering today on Netflix, the new CG animated series, based on the five-time Eisner winning comic ‘Usagi Yojimbo,’ pits the cotton-tailed warrior, Yuichi, and his team of fighters against monsters, ninjas, and evil aliens threatening the city of Neo Edo.

It’s All Happening in Stuttgart Headline News

ITFS 2022 Announces More Festival Highlights

Nominees revealed for the Trickstar Business Award, the German Animation Screenplay Award, and the Animated Games Award Germany; 29th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film runs May 3-8, onsite and online.

People Headline News

‘Chernobyl’ Director to Helm First 2 Episodes of ‘Dune’ Prequel Series

Emmy Award winner Johan Renck will replace ‘Dune’ film director Denis Villeneuve, who exited the HBO Max project due to scheduling conflicts.

Talent development Headline News

Lucasfilm Launches ‘Get in the Door’ Employee Initiative

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 11:41am

Studio is joined by ILM, ILMxLAB and Skywalker Sound on new documentary series and website that showcase opportunities available within the entertainment industry, specifically visual effects, to help the next, more diverse generation of filmmakers get a foot in the door.

Rescue Rangers Return! Headline News

Disney+ Drops ‘Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers’ Trailer and Poster

Our animated heroes return to real-life modern LA in the hybrid live-action/CG animated action-comedy starring John Mulaney as Chip and Andy Samberg as Dale; the crazy duo’s new outing hits the streamer May 20.

Learn to Draw the Disney Way! ANIMATIONWorld

Disney Artists Share Their Stories and Creative Secrets in ‘Sketchbook’

In the new six-part series premiering today on Disney+, artists who’ve helped bring some of Disney’s most iconic animated characters to the screen, such as the Genie in ‘Aladdin’ and Young Simba in ‘The Lion King,’ offer an in-depth look at how the ‘magic is drawn one line at a time.’

Learn to Draw the Disney Way! Headline News

‘Aladdin’ Animator Eric Goldberg Says Disney Plans Return to 2D Features

The famed artist is one of six subjects in the upcoming documentary series ‘Sketchbook,’ which champions the process of hand-drawn character art in animation.

Podcasts Headline News

Watch and Listen: ‘Avatar: Braving the Elements’ Season 2 Trailer

Nickelodeon and iHeartRadio’s companion podcast continues its exploration of the Avatarverse; hosted by voice actors Janet Varney and Dante Basco, the new weekly episodes kick off May 3.

Cloud-based pipelines Headline News

‘Conductor’ Now on Google Cloud Marketplace

The audit-compliant cloud-based rendering solution that promotes remote collaboration across 3D graphic production pipelines is now part of the Google Cloud ecosystem.

Hmmmmmm Headline News

Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’ Takes Home 2022 BAFTA Craft Award

Episode 1, ‘A Grain of Truth,’ wins for Special, Visual & Graphic Effects; award goes to Cinesite, Hivemind, Platige Image, and Pioneer Stillking Images.

Events Headline News

Digital Gravy Announces Salt Lake Animation Expo

The in-person/virtual hybrid event features presenters, panels, and Q&A sessions with a focus on the future of animation; confirmed guests include Toon Boom wizard Matt Watts and VFX artist Ron Friedman – the event runs May 20-21.

Events Headline News

Foundry Reveals FMX 2022 Program Line-Up

Presentations will showcase creative techniques and technologies including best practices, tips and tricks, and a look at the future of VFX; topics include grading and compositing with NukeX, workflows with Mari, and using Katana in feature animation.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP 158: How Christian Haynes is Creating Indie Series ‘Zach in Time’

The artist and animator shares how he got his original series off the ground, thoughts on self-taught learning vs. animation school, and how to improve your own art.

The Future of Dragons is Here! Headline News

DreamWorks Animation Shares ‘Dragons: The Nine Realms’ Season 2 Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 3:27pm

Set 1,300 years after the events of the ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ franchise, the series follows a group of misfit kids who must protect the secret of where dragons have been hiding; all new episodes stream on Hulu and Peacock May 5.

Business Headline News

Amazon Studios Honing in on Deal for ‘Voltron’ Live-Action Project

Should the streamer win the bidding war for the famed anime series’ movie adaptation, ‘Red Notice’ filmmaker Rawson Marshall Thurber is reportedly ready to direct.

People Headline News

Disney Television Animation Ups David H. Wright III to SVP, Casting and Talent Relations

Veteran Disney exec will continue to oversee casting for animated series and movies at the TV animation studio; credits include 100s of animated films, from ‘Lion King II: Simba's Pride’ to Emmy Award-winning ‘Gravity Falls.

Jaegers and Kaiju Oh My! ANIMATIONWorld

Greg Johnson Talks ‘Pacific Rim: The Black’ Final Season

The Netflix series’ co-creator, co-writer, and co-executive producer reflects on his show’s final set of episodes that honor Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pacific Rim’ film franchise while telling compelling stories about new characters and their adventures in the world of Jaegers and Kaiju.

New Animation for Kids Headline News

Apple TV+ Greenlights ‘Sago Mini Friends’ Original Preschool Series

Inspired by the popular kids’ app, the show features Harvey the floppy-eared dog and his friends who model optimism, kindness, and true thankfulness; Spin Master is producing, with animation by Brown Bag Films.

Meeeoooow! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Battle Kitty’ Expands the World of Interactive TV... with Colorful Hair Bows

Directing duo Matt and Paul Layzell - the Layzell Bros - discuss their new, immersive, 3D animated kid’s series that unites linear and interactive storytelling through videogame-style overworld maps, premiering April 19 on Netflix.

Business Headline News

Powerkids, Bonelli Entertainment and SBE Ink Deal to Adapt Comics to Animation

Partnership kicks off with comic ‘Dragonero,’ soon to be kids’ animated series, being co-produced with Rai Ragazzi and Nexus TV.

Consume Responsibly Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Love, Death + Robots’ Season 3 Teaser and First Look Images

Get ready for terror, imagination, and beauty in all-new episodes of Tim Miller and David Fincher’s animated anthology, hitting the streamer May 20.

People Headline News

Disney Branded Television Adds Bardo S. Ramírez, Ups Chris Hutchison

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 9:06am

Tony Award-winning former Disneytoon Studios and Imagineering exec returns to Disney as Vice President, Studio Strategy and Operations, while Disney Television Animation exec promoted to Vice President, Production.

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