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retrospectives Headline News

Academy Museum’s ‘Hayao Miyazaki’ Exhibition Concludes June 5

Companion ‘Hayao Miyazaki Encores’ film series showcases the director’s work where it is most impactful – on the big screen; catch the last 2 screenings - ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’ on May 13 and ‘Ponyo’ on May 27 at the David Geffen Theater.

In Passing Headline News

Animation Studio Red Star Co-Founder Jan Rogowski Dies at 41

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 11:47am

The co-producer on ‘StarDog and TurboCat’ passes suddenly during production on Sky’s ‘The Amazing Maurice;’ the life-long Sir Terry Pratchett fan worked tirelessly to ensure the ‘Discworld’ novel adaptation lived up to the author’s vision and his own affection for the source material.

It’s Happening in Stuttgart! Headline News

Another Great Set of FMX 2022 Program Highlights Revealed

Conference confirms more talks, presentations, and masterclasses including a look at rendering challenges behind ‘The Mitchells vs. the Machines,’ creation of Mixed Reality with Microsoft’s Darren Cosker, and Machine Learning with Foundry’s Mairéad Grogan; the event runs onsite May 3-5, online May 6 and on demand through May 31.

exhibitions Headline News

Academy Museum Launches Isao Takahata Film Series

The two-week showcase features such treasured classics as ‘Grave of the Fireflies’ and ‘The Tale of Princess Kaguya,’ as well as rarities, including the director’s first and only documentary.

Awards Headline News

‘Dune’ and ‘Encanto’ Lead VES Award Nominations

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 9:57am

Nominees in 25 categories across film, TV, real-time, and special venue projects represent the top visual effects and animation work produced over the past year; ceremony format and venue yet to be revealed due to the ongoing pandemic.

Adapted Works Headline News

‘Kapaemahu’ Expands with Book, Exhibition and Documentary Film

A series of projects will soon arrive based on the celebrated, award-winning 2D short about the long-suppressed, centuries-old story of Waikiki’s mysterious four-boulder monument to the gentle people, both male and female in mind and body, who brought science and healing to the island.

It’s Awesome and It’s Free! ANIMATIONWorld

VIEW 2021: The Can’t Miss Animation, VFX, and Storytelling Event is Here

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 15, 2021 at 8:44am

For the second year in a row, we can’t attend the famed Turin conference in-person, but we’ll be glued to our screens, wearing dark turtlenecks and dreaming of agnolotti and chocolate pudding thicker than Bay Area fog, for a week of diverse, compelling, and inspiring presentations on the latest and greatest from the world of computer generated visuals.  

People Headline News

Michael Stein Named New Framestore CTO

The former director, technology studio at Walt Disney Imagineering is a proven leader in the implementation of cutting-edge technology; he'll be tasked with driving the company’s global strategy and R&D across real-time, machine learning and cloud-based technology.

Theme Park Fun! Headline News

Gardaland’s ‘Jumanji – The Adventure’ Ride Launching in 2022

Sony Pictures’ blockbuster franchise’s first fully themed ride will open in early 2022 at the Ronchi, Italy park; hugely popular in the region, the movie franchise grossed over $26.7 million at the Italian box office.

exhibitions Headline News

‘Moomin Animations – Thrills and Cuddles’ Opens at National Children’s Museum in D.C.

The exhibition highlights the iconic characters created by Finnish author Tove Jansson and their evolution in animation through the decades; installation runs through January 9, 2022.

Real-Time Animation Installation Headline News

Ian Cheng’s ‘Life After BOB’ Real-Time Animation to Debut at The Shed

New form of programable narrative installation uses Unity game engine’s real-time tools with AI-mediated ‘world wiki,’ allowing viewers to experience the work at their own pace; exhibition’s North America debut runs September 10 – December 19.

Business Headline News

Falcon’s Beyond Taps Epic Story for Move into Animation and Games

Popular family vacation brand from Sol Katmandu Park & Resort in Mallorca, Spain reveals expansive plans to grow its IP universe across animated films, episodic series, consumer products, and gaming.

Business Headline News

Great Wolf Resorts Moves into Animation with ‘The Great Wolf Pack’

The family vacation brand forms Great Wolf Entertainment, revealing slate of animated projects based on its popular signature woodland characters; first animated film due in early 2022.

No Time Like Real-Time Headline News

RealTime Conference Announces Full Spring Lineup

The free virtual event, running April 26-28, brings together over 150 speakers from a diverse set of industries; featured topics include Cloud/Pixel streaming in Real-Time; digital humans/virtual agents; virtual production; and how real-time is transforming animation.

Boo! Headline News

‘Hotel Transylvania’ Theme Park Attraction Opens in Moscow

Dream Island Theme Park partnered with Sony on new attraction that offers visitors an authentic ‘scary’ experience worthy of the franchise; ‘Hotel Transylvania: Transformania,’ the film franchise’s final entry, hits theaters Summer 2021.

Business Headline News

‘Peppa Pig’ Gets Massive 104 Episode Greenlight, New Animation Studio

Hugely popular animated preschool series will see fresh content through at least 2027; Astley Baker Davies passes the production torch to British animation studio Karrot, with director Andrea Tran at the helm.

themed entertainment Headline News

‘Octonauts’ Family Entertainment Experience Opens in China

Silvergate Media and Merlin Entertainment launch themed attraction at Changfeng Ocean World in Shanghai; ‘Octonauts: Above & Beyond’ spin-off series coming in fall of 2021.

People Headline News

FuseFX Names Michael Romey Director of Pipeline and Software Development

Senior technologist brings vast experience in delivering innovative solutions for theme parks, broadcasting, production, gaming, mobile, and big data analytics in mission-critical environments.

Disney Reorgs Big Time Headline News

Disney Announces Major Media and Entertainment Reorganization

By Dan Sarto | Monday, October 12, 2020 at 2:37pm

Company to focus on streaming and direct-to-consumer strategies; Kareem Daniel named Chairman of newly created M&E division.

Business Headline News

Moonraker VFX Awarded £500,000 from Creative England to Create Original Immersive 3D

Funding secured by Bristal-based visual effects studio follows government’s announcement to provide 1.5 billion pounds for arts sector impacted by COVID-19 pandemic.

Business Headline News

Marvel, Lucasfilm, Pixar, Other Disney Units Hit with Furloughs

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 2:35pm

Previously announced Walt Disney Company move begins as employees whose jobs aren’t deemed necessary will be temporarily dismissed April 19.

Zagreb School of Animation Headline News

‘From Imagination to Animation-Animation in Croatia’ Exhibition Opens

Multimedia exhibit showcases the prolific Zagreb School of Animated Film; now running through June 14 at Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb.

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