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Feature Film VFX Headline News

RISE FX’s ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Crazy Motorcycle Chase VFX Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 29, 2020 at 12:48pm

German visual effects studio releases new video highlighting their work on Idris Elba’s full throttle daredevil motorcycle pursuit through London, in David Leitch and Universal Pictures’ hit action-adventure.

Covid-19 Headline News

‘Whatever Gets You Talking’ Music Video Encourages Young People to Discuss Mental Health

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 29, 2020 at 11:09am

‘Seize the Awkward’ campaign releases animated short inspiring young people to check in with friends and support their mental health; video features rapper Akinyemi, pop icon Meghan Trainor and music and digital stars Addison Rae, Avery Cyrus, Bryce Xavier, James Henry, The McFarlands, Molly Burke, mxmtoon and brothers Zach Valentine and Pat Ramirez.

Music Video ANIMATIONWorld

Phoebe Ryan’s Erotic Cartoon Fantasies Come to Life in ‘Reality’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 29, 2020 at 8:07am

Richie Brown brings bold colors, psychedelic imagery, and newfound knowledge of phonemes to animated short for singer-songwriter’s latest single off upcoming debut album, ‘How It Used to Feel.’  

SVOD Headline News

Netflix Sets June 12 ‘F is for Family’ Season 4 Debut

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 3:00pm

Comedian Bill Burr’s hilariously raunchy, expletive-enhanced animated comedy returns with 10 new episodes; Emmy-nominated ‘Breaking Bad’ fixer Jonathan Banks joins cast as Big Bill Murphy.

TV VFX VFXWorld

Nviz’s Gravity Flip Makes Yoga Much More Exhilarating in HBO’s ‘Avenue 5’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 1:51pm

VFX studio handles previs, visual effects, postvis, and graphics production for the inaugural season of Armando Iannucci’s space tourism comedy

SVOD Headline News

WATCH: Studio Ghibli Co-founder Toshio Suzuki Shares His Favorite Films

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 22, 2020 at 3:39pm

Famed animation director Hayao Miyazaki’s producing partner reveals the studio’s future plans as well as his most memorable Ghibli film moments.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

Chinese Artist Sun Xun Invites Everyone to Contribute Art to His Animated Feature

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 22, 2020 at 2:25pm

To celebrate being active in the face of the pandemic, famed painter and animator is looking for artists everywhere to participate in a special sequence within his new 90-minute film. 

animated short films Headline News

‘Zenimation’ Animated Short Film Soundscape Compilations Now Available on Disney+

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 22, 2020 at 7:28am

Iconic scenes from Disney classics, with enhanced audio and no dialogue or music, have been edited together into 10 shorts designed to help audiences unplug, relax and refresh.

TV Animation ANIMATIONWorld

How Proof’s Fully Animated Previs Helped Save the ‘The Blacklist’ Season Finale

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 1:57pm

With production shutdown due to COVID-19, the hit NBC series finished its final Season 7 episode by integrating 20+ minutes of toon-shaded animation with live-action.

Festivals Headline News

Annecy 2020 Reveals Work in Progress, Preview and Making Of Session Lineups

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 1:17pm

Running June 15-30, the online festival, digital market and business conference has released its list of WIP and ongoing review sessions for feature films, TV series, specials, and XR projects.

Voice Acting Headline News

Watch an ‘Animation Under Lockdown’ Zoom Script Reading to Ease Your Stir-Crazy Day

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 2:47pm

Animation / comedy writing duo Greg Hahn and Alan Denton team up with voice over pros Colleen O’Shaughnessey, Mike Pollock, Cindy Robinson, and Pete Capella for a bit of lighthearted animated quarantine distraction.

Animated TV Series ANIMATIONWorld

Even a Pandemic Can’t Stop Politics from Being Funny on ‘Tooning Out the News’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 18, 2020 at 3:59pm

Quickly retooling their production in the face of COVID-19, executive producers R.J. Fried and Tim Luecke continue bringing us a sorely needed daily animated dose of hilarious political satire.  

SVOD Headline News

Andy Richter’s ‘Anidom Beyond Show’ Finale Airs Tonight

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 18, 2020 at 11:50am

Executive producers Matt Selmen, Holly Schlesinger, Andy Bobrow, and John Viener guest in a live discussion of all five FOX Animation Domination shows, as real-time series concludes its season May 18 on CaffeineTV.

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