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Maury and Connie Get Their Own Show! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Human Resources’: Just Another Day at the Office, If You Happen to Work with Shame Wizards and Hormone Monsters

Creators Kelly Galuska and Andrew Goldberg share the joys of working on the ‘edgier and adultier’ ‘Big Mouth’ spin-off series, which premieres March 18 on Netflix.

Awards Headline News

‘Dune,’ ‘The Mitchells vs the Machines,’ and ‘What If…?’ Take Home Critics Choice Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 14, 2022 at 9:28am

The two features add to their winning streaks, with the Disney+ animated series nabbing the award for Best Animated Series (TV), at last night’s ceremony.

Awards Headline News

‘Dune’ and ‘Encanto’ Nab Wins at 2022 BAFTA Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 14, 2022 at 8:22am

The two hit films continue their award-winning ways; ‘Do Not Feed the Pigeons’ wins for Best Short Animation at the Sunday night 2022 EE British Academy Film Awards ceremony.

And the Annie Goes To! Headline News

‘The Mitchells vs. the Machines’ and 'Arcane' Big Winners at 49th Annie Awards

By Dan Sarto | Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 7:37am

Sony Pictures Animation’s feature honored in eight categories, while Riot Games and Netflix’s series takes honors in nine; 'Encanto' nabs three awards, with ‘Flee,’ ‘Namoo,’ and ‘Bestia’ also scoring wins at Saturday night’s virtual ceremony.

Dorky Tweens Rule! ANIMATIONWorld

Domee Shi and Lindsey Collins Talk ‘Turning Red’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 11, 2022 at 8:57am

The Oscar-winning ‘Bao’ director and ‘Finding Dory’ producer’s quirky, funny, and vibrant new anime-influenced ode to the dorky, nerdy greatness in all of us premieres today on Disney+.

And the Winner Is! Headline News

‘Affairs of the Art’ and ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’ Top Winners at 2022 British Animation Awards

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 2:50pm

Joanna Quinn and Les Mills’ comedy about a larger-than-life Welsh housewife takes home three awards; Locksmith Animation’s tale of an awkward middle-schooler and his defective robot takes home Best Longform honors.

Who’s the Boss? Headline News

DreamWorks Animation Shares ‘The Boss Baby: Back in the Crib’ First Look

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 10:23am

Theodore gets framed for embezzlement and reverts to his Boss Baby self, joining with brother Tim and nieces Tabitha and Tina to save Baby Corp from a new group of arch-nemeses; newest franchise series hits Netflix May 19.

Awards Headline News

‘Dune’ and ‘Encanto’ Lead All Winners at 20th Annual VES Awards

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 7:30am

Both films each take home four awards; two MC cancelations notwithstanding, the visual effects community came together in force, packing the Beverly Hilton to celebrate winners in 25 categories and to honor Lynwen Brennan and Guillermo del Toro.

Technology Headline News

Lenovo Launches Next-Gen ThinkStation P620 Workstation

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 8:34am

Powered by the latest AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO processor, the high-performance machines offer 25% performance gains and 24 core CPU option for increased speed, greater expandability and configurability for professional users.

Technology Headline News

Wild Capture Launches ‘Digital Human Platform’ Production Pipeline

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 7, 2022 at 5:11pm

New integrated platform translates human essence into volumetric video with high-quality performance capture, creating digital humans, immersive crowds, and digital fashion for media produciton, software, and web-based delivery.

Awards Headline News

‘Dune’ and ‘Encanto’ Take Top Honors at 12th Annual Lumiere Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 7, 2022 at 2:18pm

At this past Friday’s The Advanced Imaging Society ceremony, 21 movie, TV, and emerging media projects were recognized; Denis Villeneuve, Adam McKay, Guillermo del Toro and Unreal Engine all received special honors.

Look to the Stars Headline News

Richard Linklater’s ‘Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Childhood’ Hits Netflix April 1

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 7, 2022 at 10:54am

Watch the trailer from the Oscar-nominated director’s new animated feature that tells the story of the first moon landing in 1969, from the astronauts and mission control’s viewpoint, and through the eyes of a kid growing up in Texas with his own dreams of the stars.
 

Community Outreach Headline News

Netflix Launching 2nd Animation Foundation Mentorship Session

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 4, 2022 at 9:00am

Program to broaden opportunities for underrepresented talent and bring new voices and stories to the animation space is partnering with Veterans in Media and Entertainment and IllumiNative to identify candidates from the veteran and Native American / Alaskan Native communities.

The Boys Will Be The Boys ANIMATIONWorld

‘The Boys Presents: Diabolical’: 8 Different Visions of Blood-Drenched Mayhem

Simon Racioppa, executive producer of Prime Video’s new ‘The Boys’ animated anthology spinoff, talks about its genesis and production, and the many A-list talents who make it so unique; show premieres on the streamer March 4.

Business Headline News

Technicolor Plans to Spin-off and List Newly Re-Organized Creative Studios Group

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 2:13pm

Company will retain 35% stake in new entity that includes MPC for film and episodic VFX, The Mill for advertising, Mikros for animation, and Technicolor Games for the gaming industry; debt refinancing also planned, with deal set to conclude the latter part of Q3 2022.

The Web Slinger Returns! VFXWorld

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’: Creating Blockbuster Visuals for a Blockbuster Movie

Sony Pictures Imageworks’ VFX Supervisor Chris Waegner and Animation Director Richard Smith talk about the challenges of working with three Spider-Men, updating a clutch of long-time villains, and ensuring realism in the midst of an action-filled fantasy.

Same Old Town Blues Headline News

CLIP: Del the Funky Homosapien Guests as Old Skool in ‘Middlemost Post’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 25, 2022 at 12:29pm

In the new episode premiering on Nickelodeon February 25, ‘The Same Ol’ Same,’ a famous rapper visits Mount Middlemost, and Parker gives him a new zest for life; all-new ‘Rugrats’ also makes its linear debut on the network.

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