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Contests Headline News

JOIN IN: ‘24 HOURS: Animation Contest for Students’ Runs October 2-3

Student teams of 5 have 24 hours to produce a 30-second animated film; deadline to submit YouTube link is Saturday, October 3 at 4PM PST.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

Union Illustrates Marie Curie and Radium’s Impact in ‘Radioactive’

UK visual effects studio tackles a choreographed radium dance, WWI battlefield, Hiroshima bombing, and Chernobyl disaster in Marjane Satrapi’s captivating biographical drama.

Girl Power! Headline News

Mike Mitchell and Drew Massey Bringing Puppet Fun to Nick’s ‘Brendar the Barbarian’

Live-action puppet comedy series, coming to Nickelodeon in 2021, features a fierce female warrior on a quest to free her brother; show is co-created by the ‘Trolls’ and ‘The LEGO Move 2: The Second Part’ director and ‘Sid the Science Kid’ puppet master.

People Headline News

VFX Legion Signs CG Supervisor Blake Anderson

15-year veteran joins leadership team in new B.C. division, bringing expertise in management and collaboration to studio’s growing network of work-from-home teams of artists.

Coming Soon! Headline News

Prepare to Be Teased! ‘Lupin III: The First’ Coming Soon

Based on the manga originally published in 1967, the iconic anime superstar is back in a highly anticipated reimagined 3D/CG animated feature - watch both teaser trailers now!

Technology Headline News

Foundry’s Nuke Indie 12.2v3 Update Now Available

With the addition of support for H.264 and AAC audio codecs, the indie version for solo artists now includes all file formats supported by commercial Nuke Studio; 3rd party OFX plug-ins are also now enabled.

SVOD Headline News

DreamWorks Drops ‘Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts’ Season 3 Trailer

The third and final season of the studio’s whimsical series about a young girl thrust into an adventure on the surface of a fantastical post-apocalyptic Earth, premieres October 12 on Netflix.    

TV Animation Headline News

‘The Casagrandes’ Snags Season 3 Nickelodeon Renewal

Emmy Award-winning animated series and ‘The Loud House’ spinoff also kicks off Season 2 on October 9 with ‘Fails from the Crypt’ – see a sneak peek now!

Virtual Panels Headline News

The Animation Guild to Host Careers Panel at OIAF 2020

‘Animation through the Ages’ will examine career longevity, challenges, and keys to success with industry veterans offering insights from their own career journeys and experiences.

Awards Headline News

Winners Announced for 12th Festival Stop Motion Montreal

Top honors go to multi-national list of films including ‘The Silly Duck Wizard’ by Terry Ibele; ‘Une de Perdue’ by Marie Clerc; ‘Uzi’ by Dina Velikovskaya; and ‘Un Coeur d'Or’ by Simon Filliot.

People Headline News

Cartoon Saloon’s Tomm Moore to Present ‘Wolfwalkers’ at View 2020

Award-winning director of Oscar nominated films ‘The Secret of Kells’ and ‘Song of the Sea’ will share an in-depth presentation of his latest folklore masterpiece, coming to Apple TV+ this fall.

SVOD Headline News

Huge ‘Bugs Bunny’ and ‘The Flintstones’ Collections Get New Release Dates

New schedule announced for upcoming home entertainment releases of ‘Bugs Bunny 80th Anniversary Collection’ and ‘The Flintstones: The Complete Series’ on Digital, Blu-Ray and DVD.

SVOD Headline News

The NFB Begins Streaming ‘The Curve,’ ‘Body and Soul’ and Other Humanistic Film Collections

Free online programs starting this month also include ‘The Big Reset,’ a collection of animated bedtime stories that bring to life the voices of Canadians touched by the pandemic.

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