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The Academy Awards Get Pushed Headline News

Academy Announces Date Change for 94th Oscars

Ceremony moves to March 27, 2022; film eligibility window returns to standard December 31 deadline, though requirements remain unchanged from 2021 awards.

Let’s Talk Luca! Headline News

Next PreVIEW Set: A Conversation with ‘Luca’ Director Enrico Casarosa

Join a conversation with the director and creative team behind Disney and Pixar’s upcoming animated feature; the free June 21 event is offered in partnership with OGR and Pixar Animation Studios.

Technology Headline News

Epic Announces Unreal Engine 5 Early Access

Now available for game developers, latest major release, expected to ship in early 2022, includes numerous new groundbreaking features including Nanite virtualized micropolygon and Lumen global illumination systems.

In Space No One Hears You Render Headline News

Milk VFX Goes ‘Intergalactic’ for Sky

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 3:51pm

Visual effects studio delivers 850 shots across eight episodes of the sci-fi prison break drama, spanning complex planet and city environments, a spaceship crash, hyperspace travel, creatures, and character enhancements.

Commercials Headline News

Framestore Uses Deep Fake Tech for Kiyan Prince Anti-Knife Campaign

Leading VFX studio provides cutting-edge AI and art support that brings back to life a young football prodigy tragically killed in a 2006 stabbing, showing him 15 years later at age 30.

People Headline News

Freefolk Reveals New Division Name, Hires, and Promotions

Soho VFX studio renames longform team Freefolk Film & Episodic, promoting Steve Murgatroyd and Meg Guidon to lead the new group.

Fun in the Sun! ANIMATIONWorld

Dialing In the Stylized Italian Riviera Waters of Pixar’s ‘Luca’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 11:38am

Effects supervisor Jon Reisch drew on his experience as a guitarist to develop ocean wave simulation controls, much like sliders on an equalizer, to hit director Enrico Casarosa’s mark for an expressive, lyrical Japanese woodblock look, in the studio’s upcoming animated feature.

Phase Four MCU Headline News

Marvel Drops ‘Eternals’ Teaser and Poster

The third MCU Phase Four film promises a brand-new set of immortal superheroes who must come out from the shadows after thousands of years to battles mankind’s oldest enemy; written and helmed by Oscar-winning ‘Nomadland’ director Chloé Zhao, the film opens November 5, 2021.

People Headline News

DNEG Adds Erika Burton as EVP, VFX - Global Head of Studios

Former Method Studios senior executive will be based in company’s Los Angeles office, working closely with Merzin Tavaria, President, Global Production and Operations.

Attack of the Trolls Headline News

Sony Trolls ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Fans with Official ‘Trailer’

The film’s official social-media team cheekily teased fans by releasing a photo of a large semi-tractor-trailer with the film’s title emblazoned on the side, instead of an actual promotional video.

Support the Fight Against COVID-19 in India Headline News

Technicolor and Oxfam India Partner on COVID-19 Relief Fundraiser

Leading creative tech company and global charitable group team up to raise money to support grass roots relief work throughout communities in India; Technicolor will match up to €100,000 in donations received through this effort.

Every Hero Has a Beginning Headline News

‘Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins’ Unmasks the Mysterious Ninja Hero

The origin film, premiering July 23, features Henry Golding as Snake Eyes in his time before the mask, when he could still speak; watch the action-packed trailer.

Snap Twice Headline News

Tim Burton Finds His ‘Wednesday’ - Jenna Ortega Boards Netflix Series

‘Scream’ actress to star in the sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy; live-action, dark comedic coming-of-age series marks the famed filmmaker’s TV directorial debut.

Music Videos ANIMATIONWorld

Animating the Punchy Electro Beats of 1788-L’s ‘Automaton’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 1:08pm

The acclaimed producer’s new music video, animated by FISE and GASOLINE, captures the experimental bass and exciting, Daft Punk-like melody from the track off his new ‘Parallel:S’ EP.

Business Headline News

Technicolor Unveils New Division with The Mill, MPC, Mikros Animation, and Mr. X

Production Services division becomes Technicolor Creative Studios, with new leadership team focused on design, direction, and production in VFX, XR, and animation.

50/50 by 2025 Headline News

WIA Launches Talent Database to Increase Animation Studio Hiring Diversity

With a goal of ‘50/50 by 2025,’ Women in Animation reveals new human resource tool to support equity in animation industry hiring; searchable database features verified candidates for jobs in the international production community.

Dept. of Can’t Wait! Headline News

Yelena Opens the Door to Adventure in ‘Black Widow’ Clip

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 17, 2021 at 11:40am

New ‘You Got a Plan?” clip shows Florence Pugh’s imaginative problem-solving skills during a high-speed chase in the highly anticipated action-packed spy thriller; first film in Phase Four of the MCU hits theaters and Disney+ with premier access on July 9.

Is There Hope for Humanity? SVOD Headline News

Hope is on the Way in ‘Sweet Tooth” Official Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 17, 2021 at 10:41am

Can the bond between a man of violence and a hunted, hybrid deer boy searching for others like him survive a world ravaged by the worst in human behavior? Season 1 premieres June 4 on Netflix.

See the back side of water! Headline News

Dwayne Johnson Gets Us Ready for Disney’s ‘Jungle Cruise’

Coming July 30, the epic adventure down the Amazon, inspired by the Disneyland ride, also stars Emily Blunt, with VFX by ILM, DNEG, Weta Digital, Rising Sun Pictures, Rodeo FX, and UPP; see the trailer and Johnson announce his role in the film.

Show Us Your Work! Headline News

Call for Submissions: SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 Computer Animation Festival

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 4:28pm

Entries now being accepted in multiple categories, including shorts, visualizations, VFX sequences, game cinematics, and real-time pieces; deadline to enter is August 1, 2021.

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