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Maxon Ups Its Game with Major Updates to Product Line

Cinema 4D, Redshift, Forger, Red Giant, Moves by Maxon, and Maxon Capsules see numerous improvements offering users advanced simulation, overall enhancements, and optimized workflows.

Get Your Fill of Fire and Blood! Headline News

Are Elizabeth Olsen and Henry Cavill Headed to ‘House of the Dragon?’

The ‘WandaVision’ and ‘Witcher’ stars are rumored to be in talks to join the second season of the twisted 'Game of Thrones' prequel on HBO Max.

Boo! Headline News

A ‘Spooky’ Fall Slate Led by Guillermo del Toro Anthology Set at Netflix

The streamer's Chills & Thrills lineup features new animated and VFX-heavy series and movies to get viewers ready for Halloween; ‘Dead End: Paranormal Park’ Season 2 returns along with the Oscar-winning ‘The Shape of Water’ director’s ‘Cabinet of Curiosities,’ a collection of genre-defining stories challenging traditional notions of horror.

rumors Headline News

Rumor: Potential Cast of Marvel’s ‘Thunderbolts’ Leaked on Reddit?

A recent post on the controversial community platform seems to reveal the roster for the upcoming MCU Phase 5 film, featuring a team-up of former villains and anti-heroes looking for redemption.

Honoring Excellence in TV Animation and VFX Headline News

Arcane Wins Big at The Creative Arts Emmys

This past Saturday and Sunday evenings, artistic and technical achievements in television were honored; the Riot Games and Netflix series led the animation pack with 4 Emmy nods, while Chadwick Boseman was celebrated with a posthumous Emmy for his voice work in Disney+’s What If…?

Our Interest is Pea-qued Headline News

Musical Comedy ‘Penelope’ in Development at Disney

Now word yet on whether it’s a live-action or animated, but the upcoming feature will loosely follow the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale ‘The Princess and the Pea,’ and may premiere November 22, 2023.

Back to Spiderwick Headline News

Disney+ Reveals Lead Cast for ‘The Spiderwick Chronicles’ Series

Christian Slater debuts as the evil ogre Mulgarath, while Joy Bryant joins as the loving matriarch Helen Grace, with Lyon Daniels and Noah Cottrell starring as the twins Jared and Simon.

Community Outreach Headline News

Netflix Animation Foundation Program Launches Session 3

Initiative pairs students and young professionals with Netflix Animation mentors to build equity and access for underrepresented early creatives; latest edition partners with LA-based Black N' Animated.

Technology Headline News

Chaos Releases V-Ray 6 for Maya

The award-winning renderer adds new systems and updates, including geometric tiling, procedural clouds, a new shader profiler, and USD support; numerous enhancements create a more complete toolset for monitoring and optimizing projects.

Business Headline News

Floating Rock Studios Ltd Nabs $1.5M NZ Investment

New Zealand-based creative studio secures support from new finance partner Hillfarrance Capital Venture to further its growth in high-end animaiton and VFX production.

Let’s Get Twisted Headline News

Peacock’s ‘Twisted Metal’ Game Adaptation Wraps Filming

Based on the hugely popular PlayStation games, the comedy series stars Anthony Mackie as John Doe, a motor-mouthed outsider offered a chance at a better life.

Business Headline News

Cinesite Nabs Majority Stake in FX3X

The VFX/animation company’s latest acquisition significantly increases its talent roster and global capacity and follows recent additions of Canadian-based studios L’Atelier Animation and Squeeze Animation.

V-Ray Heads to Hawkins Headline News

Scanline VFX Gets All Wrapped Up with ‘Stranger Things' Season 4

Harnessing the power of V-Ray, the VFX house created nightmarish portals to the Upside Down, an exploding helicopter, and sinister vine attacks combining practical effects with CG on some of the show's most exciting scenes.

Technology Headline News

Plask Launches Namesake Cloud-Based Motion Capture Tool

Startup tech company reveals new signature animation SaaS tool designed to make 3D animation more accessible; user-friendly design allows recording, editing, and animating projects through browser-based tool’s interface.

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Luma Pictures Travels to Graceland in ‘Elvis’ VFX

The visual effects studio recreates the King of Rock & Roll’s famed home, showing its change over the course of 3 decades, along with shots of the iconic Hollywood sign, in Baz Luhrmann’s lush, colorful biopic.

Business Headline News

FOLKS Announces New Mumbai Studio

The Fuse Group VFX company expands with new India-based studio, increasing overall resources for affiliated brands, including FOLKS, FuseFX, Rising Sun Pictures, and El Ranchito; Griboshin 'Grib' Vellanthrov joins as head of studio.

But Wait... There's More! Headline News

HBO Renews ‘House of the Dragon’ Because Of Course

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 26, 2022 at 11:16am

After an historic, 20+ million viewer debut this past Sunday, the highly anticipated ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel, based on George R.R. Martin’s ‘Fire & Blood’ and starring at least 2 dragons with saddles, gets a Season 2 order.

Welcome to Rapture Headline News

‘Hunger Games’ Director to Helm ‘Bioshock’ Feature

Francis Lawrence takes the reigns, with ‘Logan’ and ‘Blade Runner 2049’ screenwriter Michael Green writing, Netflix’s adaptation of the fan favorite dystopian video game from Take-Two and 2K.

Different Day Different Doomsday Headline News

Netflix Greenlights ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Fourth and Final Season

All good things must come to an end… but fans get one more season of the hugely popular series that will see the return of cast members Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Justin H. Min, Ritu Arya, and Colm Feore; Steve Blackman returns as writer, showrunner, director, and executive producer.

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