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Break+Enter Adds Camille Geier as Executive Producer

Former BOT VFX exec will lead studio’s creative, production, and sales teams while setting strategic direction; plans include increasing company profile and recruiting high-level creative and production talent.

Business Headline News

New Animated Series ‘Ghetto Brilliance’ in Development from ‘Dave’ Star GaTa

The show, which draws inspiration from its creator’s early life in South Central L.A., is being developed by Disney-owned content brand Onyx Collective.

#StarTrekUnitedGives Headline News

Paramount+ Drops ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Season 3 Teaser

Streamer unveils video and poster at this past Saturday’s ‘Star Trek: Mission Chicago’ fan event, joining with CBS to support ‘First Contact Day’ with $1 donation for every Tweet sent using hashtag #StarTrekUnitedGives through April 10.

Children's programming Headline News

PBS Kids Greenlights ‘Donkey Hodie’ Season 2

The popular puppet series inspired by ‘Mister Rogers' Neighborhood’s characters is slated to hit Spring 2023; show is designed to help kids learn resilience, persistence, and problem solving.

No Longer Our Teenage Superheroes ANIMATIONWorld

How ‘Young Justice: Phantoms’ Confronts Depression and PTSD in New Season

Executive producers Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti discuss how the show’s characters experience and deal with serious issues, such as survivor’s guilt, coping with death, and personal trauma, in the second half of the HBO Max series’ fourth season.  

Who Doesn’t Love Logs? Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘The Great North – The Tobin Family Visits the Log Museum’

In the all-new episode airing April 10 on FOX, Moon incurs Debbie’s wrath; meanwhile Beef Is determined to save his favorite museum from shutting down.

visualization Headline News

PXO London Assembles A-list Previs Team

Global VFX studio adds previsualization services to its pre-production offerings following push into virtual production and launch of LED stages; ex-Framestore exec Alex Webster takes the reigns with veteran previs supervisor Matt Perrin heading the team.

Sam I Am! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Green Eggs and Ham’ Serves Up a Tasty Second Season

Executive Producer Helen Kalafatic talks about the new season of the beloved Dr. Seuss-based series, debuting April 8 on Netflix, and encourages LatinX and other underrepresented groups to find their place in the animation industry.

Transforming Digital Creativity ANIMATIONWorld

Join PNY and NVIDIA’s ‘How NVIDIA Is Advancing the Future of Digital Storytelling’ Webinar

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 1:03pm

This free presentation on April 14 will explore how the latest NVIDIA® RTX™ solutions, NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise, NVIDIA Virtual GPU (vGPU), and GPU-accelerated software applications are transforming Media & Entertainment production.

Doing it in Real-Time ANIMATIONWorld

Nexus Studios Helps ‘The Legend of Vox Machina’ Characters Go Live

Executive producer Julia Parfitt and director Patrick Osborne talk about how they brought a real-time animated Grog and Scanlan to the Season 1 Finale Watch Party for the hit Prime Video series.

Girl Power! Headline News

WarnerMedia Kids & Family EMEA Nabs ‘Jade Armor’ Broadcast Rights

TeamTO’s original series follows a teenage heroine who uncovers unexpected family secrets; show is slated for release on HBO Max and Cartoon Network in EMEA later this year.

Awards Headline News

‘Stowaway’ Takes Top Honors in Animation at 41st College Television Awards

Brigham Young University student team wins for animated series about a money-grubbing pirate and his oaf of a first mate; judged by Television Academy members, winners awarded a $3,000 cash prize.

Ponies! Headline News

New ‘My Little Pony: Tell Your Tale’ Series to Debut on YouTube

Premiering April 7, the kids’ toon will stream free on the ‘My Little Pony’ channel with new episodes releasing weekly; animated special ‘My Little Pony: Make Your Mark’ hits Netflix May 26 and ‘My Little Pony: Winter Wishday’ drops November 21.

call for entries Headline News

Only 2 Days Left to Apply for WIA and FIAPF ‘Stories x Women’

Women animators from emerging animation communities in Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America are invited to apply for the program that runs June 11-18 in Annecy; deadline for entries is April 8. 

Business Headline News

Cyber Group Studios Inks 3-Series Deal with Gulli

The French kids’ channel picks up 2 of the studio's new series -‘The McFire Family’ and ‘George Moby and Co.’ - as well as Season 3 of the popular cartoon ‘Taffy;’ the shows are slated to start production this year.

Barbies in the Big Apple! Headline News

Exclusive: ‘Barbies Rising’ Clip from Upcoming ‘Barbie: It Takes Two’

Hitting Netflix April 8, the new animated series focuses on Barbie BFFs ‘Malibu’ and ‘Brooklyn;’ caught in the bustle of the Big Apple they soon discover the necessity of having friends and family to lean on if they’re going to make their dreams a reality.

Here’s Johnny! Headline News

Exclusive First Look: ‘Puffins Impossible’ Official Trailer

Jonny Depp reprises his role as Johnny Puff in the new spin-off of the popular ‘Puffins’ 3D animated series; the 18-episode web series will be available on Apple TV app, Amazon Prime Video and Google Play starting April 9.

Nothing Like What We Learned in School ANIMATIONWorld

Animation Helps ‘The Principles of Pleasure’ Demystify the Complex World of Sex

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 2:15pm

Women and queer-owned animation studio Mighty Oak deftly integrates stop-motion, collage, motion-graphics and different 2D styles on Netflix’s docuseries that tackles the myths of sex education and how pleasure occurs in the mind.

Mmmmm Indeed Headline News

Netflix Unveils Frosty First Photo From ‘The Witcher’ Season 3 Set

Filming on the next chapter of the hit show, starring Henry Cavill as the famed monster hunter, Geralt of Rivia, is currently underway in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia.

WOW! Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘Why R Humans?’ Robots Perplexed by Humanity’s Mysteries

The two-person animation team of Ron Hill and Jeff Maccubbin’s apocalyptic, self-proclaimed ‘Next Stoner Cult-Classic’ animated comedy features sentient machines who are left to piece together 21st century human existence after humankind has bit the dust; all-new episode coming April 6 on WOW Plus.

World Autism Acceptance Day Headline News

BBC Children Commissions New ‘Pablo’ Series Featuring 8-Year-Old Autistic Hero

Paper Owl’s new show sports quirky mixed-media design reminiscent of young boy’s surroundings and daily experiences; show uses humor to build a deeper understanding and empathy among older viewers of the neurodivergent perspective.

Technology ANIMATIONWorld

The Third Floor Adds Another “Story”: Producing Final Animation

TTF Anim, the company’s new game engine-based final animation toolset and in-house animation group, is fueling its goal to move from visualization to screen-ready animated content creation; new short, ‘Skytribe,’ demonstrates the range of styles and realism possible through new means of camera movement, facial modeling, and face/body animation.

Business Headline News

Wētā FX Opens Vancouver Studio

Company’s first dedicated VFX studio outside New Zealand kicks off with 75 artists, with more hires planned later this year; currently it has 12 unannounced projects in the pipeline, having recently completed work on ‘The Batman,’ Marvel’s ‘Moon Knight,’ and ‘Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.’

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