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New ‘Alma’s Way’ 2D Animated Series Coming to PBS Kids in Fall 2021

Produced by Fred Rogers Productions and created by children’s TV icon Sonia Manzano, the new show helps foster self-awareness, responsible decision-making, and empathy among today’s young viewers

Pilkey Returns! Headline News

Dav Pilkey’s ‘Dog Man’ Feature Greenlit at DreamWorks Animation

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 12:46pm

Peter Hastings to direct, as studio begins development on new movie based on prolific ‘Captain Underpants’ author and illustrator’s #1 global bestselling series about a loveable canine superhero and his friends.

Animated TV Series Headline News

Guru Studio's ‘Pikwik Pack’ Heads to Canada Starting December 26

New 2D animated preschool series features four animal friends who deliver surprises to their neighbors; kids learn gentle life lessons about community, responsibility, and teamwork.

People Headline News

CBS Studios Inks Two-Year Deal with Mike McMahan

Emmy Award-winning TV animation writer/producer is known for top animated adult comedy series including CBS All Access’ ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks,’ Adult Swim’s ‘Rick and Morty,’ and Hulu’s ‘Solar Opposites.’

A Jedi Mystery Solved! Headline News

Why Ahsoka Tano Looks Different in ‘The Mandalorian’

Fans of the jedi’s character in ‘The Clone Wars’ animated series are puzzled at her shortened head-tails in the live-action series, but the change is for good reason.

Interactive TV Headline News

Netflix Greenlights ‘We Lost Our Human’ Animated Interactive Comedy

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 10:08am

‘Pinky Malinky’ creators’ new special lets viewers choose story perspective of self-involved cat or loving, hyperactive dog, who wake one day to find humans have disappeared.

Business Headline News

Brazil’s Loading Signs Crunchyroll Anime Content TV Deal

More than 50 titles, including Crunchyroll Originals such as ‘The God of High School’ and ‘Tower of God,’ will air in primetime on free linear television network.

Technology Headline News

Autodesk Announces Maya 2020.4

Update to Bifrost visual programming environment brings richer, procedural workflows to more areas of the pipeline and provides artists with powerful new scattering and instancing capabilities, along with volumetrics and FX tools.

People Headline News

ASIFA-Hollywood Announces New Officers for Executive Board of Directors

Veteran board member Sue Shakespeare named president; other appointees include Jerry Beck as VP, Brooke Keesling as 2nd VP, David Derks as 3rd VP, Jeff Wike as CFO, and Jeanette Bonds as secretary.

Madmartigans Rule! Headline News

‘Willow’ to Cast Magic Once Again in New Disney+ Series

Warwick Davis to reprise his role as Willow Ufgood, along with three new female leads, as Lucasfilm will continue, not reboot, the story from Ron Howard’s 1988 dark fantasy.

TV VFX Headline News

MPC Episodic Delivers During the Pandemic for Sky/HBO’s ‘The Third Day’

VFX team provided creatures, CG crowds, FX simulations, environment extensions, and seamless digital shot stitching for the miniseries; 100 artists delivered shots while working and collaborating from home during the COVID-19 lockdown.

The Imp is Back! Headline News

Peter Dinklage to Play ‘Toxic’ Hero in Upcoming Reboot

Original creators Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz are set to remake their cult classic film ‘Toxic Avenger,’ an exploration of ‘environmental themes’ mixed with the vibes of ‘Deadpool.’

#SIGGRAPHAsia2020 Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Virtual Edition Begins!

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 4, 2020 at 12:59pm

This year’s Conference, headlined by keynotes from Oscar-winning director Glen Keane and VFX supervisor Paul Franklin, kicks off its extensive program of live and pre-recorded sessions, running through December 13.

Here There Be Dragons Headline News

HBO Announces Production Start for ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel Series

The ‘Thrones’ Twitter account reveals 2021 commencement for ‘House of the Dragon’ alongside some fiery images of the upcoming series’ eponymous dragons.

Technology Headline News

Autodesk Releases 3ds Max 2021.3 Update

New release speeds modeling efficiency for artists, introduces viewport improvements, new remeshing algorithms, enhanced materials and shaders, and Arnold Renderer 6.1 for faster GPU rendering.

cloud Computing Headline News

Teradici Releases PCoIP Ultra Auto-Offload 2020.10 Cloud Access Software

New feature optimizes network efficiency, overcoming bandwidth or latency constraints for employees working from home or other remote locations.

Events Headline News

Register NOW! Sublime Jalisco 2020 Virtual Edition Runs December 8-10

Free registration is available for talks, conferences, and masterclasses on animation, video games, visual effects, and new media industries; guest speakers range from independent animators such as Jorge Gutiérrez (Book of Life, Maya and the Three) to strategic and creative managers from DreamWorks Animation TV and Sony Pictures Animation.

Technology Headline News

Epic Games Releases Unreal Engine 4.26

Update includes new creative tools to for more convincing characters and real-time environments; users will also see usability and performance improvements in the Collaborative Viewer template enabling multi-user design reviews on VR/AR/Desktop enhancing the collaborative design review process.

Music Videos ANIMATIONWorld

How Deep Sky Created The Smashing Pumpkins’ ‘In Ashes’ Music Video Series

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 7:27am

For Mike Anderson, Jared Hobbs, and Barret Thomson, producing Billy Corgan’s ambitious, five-episode project meant matching a 2D style to the frontman’s vision, while finding innovative ways to develop useful animatics just from scripts, well before the unreleased music made it into their hands.

SVOD Headline News

Sneak Peek: Apple TV+ ‘Stillwater’ and ‘Never Ending Dream’ Theme Song

Watch and listen; new 3D animated preschool series based on Jon J Muth's children's book series ‘Zen Shorts’ premieres globally on Friday, December 4.

Animated TV Series Headline News

Adult Swim Picks-Up ‘Teenage Euthanasia’

New animated comedy series coming in 2021 is set in a mildly apocalyptic near-future Florida funeral home; the coming-of-age story is about second chances, death, and family.

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