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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.

Amusement Parks Headline News

Universal Studios Hollywood Launching ‘The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!’

All-star ensemble cast of ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ and ‘The Secret Life of Pets 2’ reprise their roles for immersive state-of-the-art ride, opening Spring 2020. 

animated short films Headline News

‘Mei and the Kittenbus,’ the Cutest Miyazaki Sequel No One Has Ever Seen

The obscure, delightful animated short film sequel to ‘My Neighbor Totoro,’ released in 2002, chronicles the adventures of a small girl and her mystical feline vehicle friend. 

People Headline News

Sean Clarke Taking the Helm at Aardman

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 10:52am

On heels of studio’s recent transition to employee ownership, co-founder Dave Sproxton stepping down after 43 years as Managing Director.

SIGGRAPH ANIMATIONWorld

World’s Best Graphics Conference to be Pixel Perfect When it Hits Brisbane

For Siggraph Asia 2019 Conference Chair Dr. Tomasz Bednarz, the upcoming event will captivate attendees with stunning artistry, technology and creative achievements.

In Passing Headline News

Russi Taylor, Voice of Minnie Mouse, Dies at 75

By Dan Sarto | Monday, July 29, 2019 at 7:43am

The Disney Legend lent her voice talents to hundreds of Disney film, TV and theme park projects as well as characters on ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Babe.’

SIGGRAPH Headline News

SIGGRAPH 2019 Bringing Immersive Art Exhibit to L.A.

Showcase of 12 diverse works from five countries will run July 28-August 1 at the Los Angeles Convention Center

The Walt Disney Company Headline News

Abigail Disney Takes Further Aim at Disney Compensation in Washington Post Op-Ed

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 9:10am

Walt’s activist grandniece expounds on her stand against the ‘naked indecency’ of studio CEO Robert Iger’s compensation. 

Women in VFX VFXWorld

Female VFX Talents Celebrate International Women’s Day in the Age of #MeToo

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 8, 2019 at 12:04pm

A diverse group of nine female creative professionals working at Pixomondo share their career histories, motivations and insights from navigating a male-led industry.

VES Awards VFXWorld

The 17th Annual VES Awards: Reactions, Photos, Jokes & More Jokes

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 8, 2019 at 1:55pm

Take a closer look at the winners of the 17th annual VES Awards, both onstage and off, at this year’s Visual Effects Society gala.

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