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Maury and Connie are Coming Back! SVOD Headline News

‘Big Mouth’ and ‘Human Resources’ Renewed at Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 6:54am

Award-winning animated series about the nightmare of puberty and its ‘edgier and adultier’ spin-off series both picked up for another season.

Yay to Dystopian Futures! VFXWorld

FuseFX Goes Inside a Post-Civil War Manhattan in ‘DMZ’

VFX supervisor Brian Kubovcik discusses his team’s work creating the devastated urban landscape of various famed New York locations, such as Chinatown and The Manhattan Bridge, in the new HBO Max miniseries, based on Brian Wood’s Vertigo comic series.

More Meatwad Please! Headline News

‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force's 'Aquadonk Side Pieces’ Now Streaming

Carl, Meatwad, Frylock, and Master Shake return in all-new digital one-shot shorts, taking on their adversaries including the Mooninites, the Plutonians, MC Pee Pants, The Frat Aliens and Happy Time Harry; new installments will drop every day for 10 days starting today on Adult Swim YouTube.

Meow! Headline News

Netflix Reveals ‘Exploding Kittens’ Mobile Game and Animated Series

Inspired by the popular card game, ‘Exploding Kittens - The Game’ will debut in May followed by the adult episodic comedy in 2023; in the series, God and the Devil are sent to Earth in the bodies of chunky house cats.

Looking for Good Ideas Headline News

Hello Einstein Studios Issues Open Call for Pitches

Kids media and entertainment company seeks original IP for expansion, development, and collaboration across streaming, music, and books; studio recently launched new animated series ‘The Sandbox’ on Roku with music distribution by Pandora.

Technology Headline News

Autodesk Updates Flame Family to Run in the Cloud on AWS

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 15, 2022 at 12:49pm

New version delivers scalable, collaborative, and efficient artist workflows enabled to run on Amazon Web Services; other mods include enhanced HDR user interface and improved animation editor.

We Want More Peanuts! ANIMATIONWorld

'It’s the Small Things, Charlie Brown’ Celebrates Earth Day and the Schulz Legacy

Written and executive produced by Charles’ son Craig and grandson Bryan, Apple TV+ and Wildbrain’s new animated special harkens back to the original ‘Peanuts’ comic strips that prompted conversations by adults inspired by the actions of kids.

It's Wicked Hot! Headline News

Seth MacFarlane’s ‘Ted’ Series Nabs Cast Members, Co-Showrunners

The award-winning ‘Family Guy’ creator’s upcoming live-action comedy for Peacock, about a foul-mouthed teddy bear whose moment of fame has long passed, serves as a prequel to both his ‘Ted’ films.

Animated TV Series Headline News

New ‘PJ Masks’ Episodes Hit Disney Jr. Starting April 15

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 4:40pm

New 2-parter introduces speed obsessed twin villains ‘Carly and Cartoka;’ also, coming to theaters April 23 is the ‘PJ Masks We Can All Be Heroes’ fan event in honor of National Superhero Day.

How'd They Do That? Headline News

CBS VFX Helps Pull Back the Curtain on HBO Max’s ‘One Perfect Shot’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 3:47pm

The visual effects studio integrates its proprietary ‘Parallax’ virtual production system with Unreal Engine and ray tracing tools to help award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay and a host of top film directors, including Michael Mann and Patty Jenkins, step inside and dissect their favorite shots.

Here Kitty Kitty! Headline News

Framestore Creates Killer CG Tiger for FX’s ‘Snowfall’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 1:26pm

Photorealistic cat sows trail of destruction in episodes of the network’s hit crime drama; one gruesome scene was completed with a CG human leg and added gory details using Houdini, with final compositing in Nuke.

It’s Happening in Stuttgart! Headline News

‘Encanto’ and ‘Sing 2’ Talks Added to FMX 2022

More talks, presentations and screenings are confirmed for the upcoming conference, including looks behind the scenes of the recent Disney and Illumination animated features, as well as Locksmith Animation’s ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong;’ event runs onsite May 3-5, online May 6 and on demand through May 31.

Let’s Jam! Headline News

Billie Eilish Jams with Lisa Simpson in ‘When Billie Met Lisa’

Disney+ drops key art for all-new ‘The Simpsons’ short with musical guest stars Eilish and FINNEAS; film hits the streamer April 22.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP 157: How Chelsea Lee Changed Careers from Professional Dancer to Stop-Motion Animator

The artist and filmmaker discusses tips on impressing new clients, how to show confidence when something goes wrong, and what it’s like animating on a stop-motion TV show while pregnant.

Standards-Based Training Headline News

The Rookies Launch ‘Certified Digital Artist’ Program

With benchmarks determined by over 350 industry leaders, educators, and consultants, the new educational resource sets out to provide recognized core competencies and skills for entry level positions in the animation, VFX, and games industries.

They’re Back Headline News

Nickelodeon Drops Teaser Clips for ‘Rugrats’ Musical Special

Grammy winner Tori Kelly and Grammy nominee Jordin Sparks guest star in the all-new episode, ‘Rescuing Cynthia,’ that hits Paramount+ April 15.

Transforming Digital Creativity Headline News

Coming April 14: PNY and NVIDIA’s ‘How NVIDIA Is Advancing the Future of Digital Storytelling’ Webinar

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 7:45am

This free virtual presentation will explore new means of digital storytelling using virtual sets, real-time rendering, and cinematic-quality ray tracing enhanced by the latest NVIDIA® RTX™ solutions, NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise, NVIDIA Virtual GPU (vGPU), and GPU-accelerated software applications.

Living LA Cool Headline News

Prime Video Drops ‘Fairfax’ Season 2 Clip and Images

The streamer shares first looks from the sophomore season of its irreverent adult animated comedy, which returns June 10 with 8 all-new episodes; the show follows four middle school friends in a timeless struggle to be cool in LA.

Business Headline News

Marvel’s ‘Ironheart’ Adds 2 Directors and Ryan Coogler as EP

The ‘Black Panther’ helmer’s Proximity Media boards the Disney+ series, which follows a teen prodigy first introduced in ‘Iron Man’ comics in 2016.

Hug a Tree Headline News

It's Charlie Brown v Kite Again in ‘Take Care with Peanuts: We Need Our Tree’

All-new animated short pits our lovable hero against his old nemesis - ‘the kite-eating tree;’ classic Peanuts special ‘It’s Arbor Day, Charlie Brown’ comes to Apple TV+ on April 29.

Honest Design of Female Characters ANIMATIONWorld

‘Maya and the Three’: The Power of Representation in Animation Character Design

For creators Jorge Gutiérrez and Sandra Equihua, today’s stories need to resonate with a modern audience, and reinterpreting mythology must include honest design of female characters.

Awards Headline News

Jennifer Lee and Michel Ocelot to Receive Honorary Cristals at Annecy 2022

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Oscar-winning chief creative officer and the BAFTA-winning French director to be awarded at the upcoming festival, which runs June 13-18.

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