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Chaos Shares V-Ray 2021 VFX and Animation Showreel

Latest VFX and animation reel showcases some of the year’s best work from film, tv and advertising; included are clips from feature films, ads and episodics from companies including Scanline VFX, Goodbye Kansas, and Blur Studio.

TV VFX VFXWorld

For ‘Loki’ VFX, Time is On Method Studios’ Side

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 24, 2021 at 1:04pm

The leading visual effects studio delivers 450 shots, including key Time Variance Authority, Gobi Desert and The Expanse sequences requiring digital characters, CG set extensions and live-action plate integration, on Marvel Studios and Disney+’s raucous new MCU outing.

Hypothetically Speaking ANIMATIONWorld

Nailing the Unique, Stylized Animation of ‘What If…?’

Animation Supervisor Stephan Franck talks about how the production’s creative ‘toys’ were all employed to mix 2D and 3D effects, backgrounds and characters into a visual style never seen before in Marvel Studios’ groundbreaking animated series, now playing on Disney+.

When Nature Calls Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Adventure Beast’ Adult Comedy Trailer

The new 2D animated series follows the adventures of a semi-indestructible wildlife expert with a unique voice and somewhat twisted view of nature; all 12 episodes hit the streamer on October 22.

Festivals ANIMATIONWorld

Virtually Sensational: Previewing SCAD AnimationFest 2021

This year’s festival showcases the animation industry’s explosive growth with a program of special screenings and talks with the makers of ‘Star Trek: Prodigy,’ ‘The Harper House,’ and ‘ Star Wars: Visions,’ as well as with industry professionals from Nickelodeon, Fox Animation, Paramount+, Bento Box, and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios; event runs now through September 25.

TUDUM…. Headline News

It's Almost Here - Schedule Released for ‘TUDUM: A Netflix Global Fan Event’

The streamer’s inaugural virtual fan event, coming September 25, will host 145 of its biggest stars and creators, with first looks and exclusives from over 70 series, films, and specials; check out the hour-by-hour breakdown so you don’t miss a beat.

Technology Headline News

Westworld Adopts Xsens’ Innovative Mo-Cap Tech for Netflix’s ‘Sweet Home’

Popular Korean series leverages motion-capture as part of a new virtual production workflow; mocap actors can view shots as they are filmed, allowing for real-time collaboration with directors.

This is the Anime You’ve Been Looking For! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Star Wars: Visions’ Takes Japanese Culture and Anime to a Faraway Galaxy

Lucasfilm’s new animated short film anthology showcases top animation producers from Japan, all huge ‘Star Wars’ fans, who’ve drawn upon their own heritage to create an exciting and beautifully designed set of stories, now streaming on Disney+.

Business ANIMATIONWorld

‘Chicago Party Aunt’: Turning Life’s Sh*t into Mike’s Hard Lemonade

Executive producers Ike Barinholtz and Matt Craig talk about their wild new adult animated series, a comedic love letter to Chicago and a paean to one of its most disreputable denizens, now streaming on Netflix.

Meow! Headline News

DreamWorks Releases ‘Gabby’s Dollhouse’ Season 3 Trailer

The live-action hybrid preschool series invites kids to turn missteps and mistakes into something creative; join Gabby and her feline friends in all new adventures debuting on Netflix October 19.

Business Headline News

Technicolor Creative Studios Launching Global Creative Hubs

Series of interconnected co-located facilities will provide one-stop shopping for technology, talent and creativity servicing the entertainment, advertising, and brand experience industries; campuses coming soon to Soho, London, Soho, New York and Culver City, Los Angeles.

Innovations in Real-Time Animation ANIMATIONWorld

Talking Real-Time Animation with DNEG, BRON, and Chromosphere

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 1:10pm

AWN’s Dan Sarto hosts Epic Games’ latest episode of ‘The Pulse,’ revealing innovative new paradigms for real-time animation production that far surpass the mere benefit of faster turnaround times.

Business Headline News

Netflix Acquires Roald Dahl Story Company

The streaming giant unwraps the golden ticket, joining forces with the famed author’s IP rights company to create a unique universe across animated and live-action films and TV, bringing Dahl’s iconic stories and characters to more audiences in new formats.

People Headline News

Hero4Hire Creative Names Jordan Beck Head of Development

Veteran industry exec will oversee development and launch of original IP and creative projects for kids at the Massachusetts-based animation, motion graphics, and mixed media studio.

First Looks! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Arcane League of Legends’ First Look Character Posters

Streamer releases images for the highly anticipated animated series based on Riot Games’ hugely popular MOBA game; don’t miss the official trailer debut at ‘TUDUM: A Netflix Global Fan Event’ on September 25.

Business Headline News

New CG ‘The Amazing World of Gumball’ Movie and Series in the Works

WarnerMedia Kids & Family has greenlit two animated projects based on the popular, award-winning show of the same name - featuring the comic misadventures of Gumball, Darwin and the other quirky residents of Elmore – coming to HBO Max and Cartoon Network

They’re Back Headline News

Paramount+ Greenlights ‘Rugrats’ Season 2

All-new Season 1 episodes hit the streamer October 7; the precocious babies, Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Susie, and Angelica are back with brand-new wild adventures, including a half-hour, Halloween-themed special.

Business Headline News

2 New Stephen Colbert Animated Projects Coming to Comedy Central

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 10:04am

Premiering this fall, ‘Fairview’ and ‘Washingtonia’ build on the network’s long history of political satire and further expand MTV Entertainment’s commitment to Adult Animation.

Business Headline News

Federation Kids & Family Inks ‘Presto! School of Magic’ Distribution Deal

The kids’ animated series from TeamTO, produced by M6 and TéléTOON+, heads to Latin America, Africa, Norway and Canada; series is based on StudioCanal’s popular feature film.

Animation Festivals Headline News

Call for Entries: Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film 2022

Films are now being accepted for competition in five categories – International Competition, Young Animation, Tricks for Kids, Trickstar Nature Award, and AniMovie; submission deadline is December 1.

Community Outreach Headline News

Nelvana Launches ‘Talent Incubator: Black Write Edition’

The initiative, developed in partnership with Kids Can Press, is designed to discover, support, and mentor emerging Black storytellers and illustrators in Canada; selected creatives interested in kids’ TV animation with receive support in pitch development and an introduction to industry professionals.

Hispanic Heritage Month Headline News

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Cartoon Network’s ‘Drawn To’ Series

New installment features talented kids discussing the connection and importance their heritage plays in their lives; all ‘Drawn To’ episodes are available on CN, the CN App, and across the network’s social platforms.

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