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Call for Entries: The Telly Awards

New categories for the event’s 43rd edition include Hybrid Events, Workplace Culture, and Sustainability; early entry deadline is December 10; winners will be announced in May 2022.

Home for the Holidays! Headline News

The CW Network Announces New Animated Holiday Specials

The Scooby Gang reunites to reminisce in an all-new ‘The Scooby-Doo Reunion Special’ coming to the CW on October 29; on December 1 watch Beebo and his friends journey to the North Pole in ‘Beebo Saves Christmas.’

call for entries Headline News

Annecy 2022 Now Accepting Submissions

Festival, which runs June 13-18, 2022, issues call for entries in short film, TV film, commissioned film and graduation film categories; submission deadline set for February 15, 2022.

Free Conference Headline News

NVIDIA GTC 2021 Unveils Massive Program – Free Registration Now Open

The tech giant’s free virtual conference runs November 8-11, featuring 500+ sessions with industry leaders; highlights include founder and CEO Jensen Huang’s keynote, a discussion on the potential of USD for 3D creators, and how the Omniverse, USD, and real-time rendering are transforming global film production and workflows.

Boo! Headline News

Shortnitemares Festival Coming to Fortnite

Just in time for Halloween, the third edition of Fortnite’s hugely popular Short Nite film festival features 7 ‘spooktacular’ animated shorts screening continuously from October 28 - November 1; ‘The Eye’ and ‘We Will Be Monsters’ to make their world premieres.

Awards Headline News

‘Only a Child’ Named Best in Show at 2021 SPARK Animation

Simone Giampolo’s short takes the top award at the 12th Annual SPARK Animation Film Festival, which runs October 28 to November 7.

Animation Contests Headline News

24 HOURS 2021 Animation Contest Winners Announced

The competition challenges student teams to create a 30 second film; 208 teams submitted films, with 7 teams winning prize packs worth over $200k.  

Sex Dolls on the Loose Headline News

NYU Tisch Alum Drops ‘Loli’ Animated Series Teaser

Created by Itai Lev and his game designer sister Tal, show follows a sentient robotic sex-doll, Lola, and the evil CEOs she encounters after her escape, in a toxic male send up featuring a style inspired by ‘Blade Runner’ and ‘Roger Rabbit.’

game trailers Headline News

EA Releases ‘Battlefield Hazard Zone’ Trailer

Electronic Art’s Marcom Game Capture team’s multi-disciplinary approach gives fans the intensity of in-game play with a look at the upcoming November 19 release of ‘Battlefield 2042’s third distinct multiplayer experience, ‘Hazard Zone.’

Kids’ Programming Headline News

‘Molly of Denali’ Season 2 Launches November 1 on PBS Kids

In a special episode honoring Native American Heritage Month, Molly learns about Elizabeth Peratrovich, an Alaska Native civil rights leader; the award-winning animated series incorporates Alaska Native voices in all aspects of the production, both on screen and behind the scenes.

Animation Milestones Headline News

Toei Animation Celebrates ‘One Piece’ 1000th Episode

Funimation will stream the famed series’ landmark episode in the U.S. and Canada on November 20 with a celebratory YouTube virtual live streamed event the same day; Toei and Fathom Events bring ‘One Piece Film: Strong World’ to select U.S. theaters on November 7 and 9.

Business Headline News

Sequin Releases Sequin.App Unreal Engine Metaverse Solution

Company’s new technology gives the power of UE to anyone – without training; release comes as Bryan Breckenridge, Head of Impact for Snyk, is elected to the company’s Board of Directors.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

Maluma Joins Disney’s ‘Encanto’ Voice Cast

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ upcoming animated feature taps the hugely popular Latin singer as the voice of Mariano, the film’s handsome heartthrob – check out his character’s image and shout-out on Twitter; film hits theaters November 24, 2021.

Anime Headline News

Netflix Releases ‘Super Crooks’ Trailer and Images

The streamer also announces the Japanese and English voice cast for the upcoming action-packed anime series based on Mark Millar’s comic of the same name; all 13 episodes debut globally November 25.

People Headline News

Ghost VFX Names Patrick Davenport President

Company mixes it up with president Tom Kendall changing hats as new head of business development; new hires include Paul Richards as EVP of Technology, and Crys Forsyth-Smith as EVP of Global Production.

Business Headline News

Goodbye Kansas Opens Vancouver Pop-Up Studio

Set in one of the industry’s major VFX hubs, new location to play key role in recruitment while providing closer proximity to existing and potential clients; Peter Muyzers to head operations.

Day of the Dead Headline News

CN Celebrates with ‘Drawn to Dia de Muertos’

The holiday, observed November 1-2, is an important tradition-filled event for families to share memories; graphics for this installment were created by Mexico City-based illustrator Valeria Alvarez.

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