Overwatch

Popular Shorts May Lead to ‘Overwatch’ Animated Feature

Blizzard Entertainment is open to the idea of a feature-length project inspired by its hit sci-fi MOFPS Overwatch, thanks to enthusiastic fan response to its online animated shorts. ... Continue Reading →
Kathleen Kennedy

Lucasfilm Prez Kathleen Kennedy to Receive Cinematic Imagery Award

The Art Directors Guild has announced that eight-time Oscar-nominated filmmaker and President of Lucasfilm Kathleen Kennedy will receive the 2018 Cinematic Imagery Award at the 22nd ... Continue Reading →
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OptiTrack Releases Motive 2.0 Motion Tracking Software

OptiTrack, the world’s largest provider of motion capture solutions and technology, today announced the release of its Motive 2.0 software. With an expanded feature set and redesigned ... Continue Reading →
Inzomnia

Mexico’s First Stop-Mo Feature Among Ventana Sur Pitches

One of the projects selected for the Animation! section at the upcoming Ventana Sur film market in Buenos Aires (Nov. 27-Dec. 1, ventana-sur.com) will be Mexico’s first stop-motion ... Continue Reading →
The LEGO Ninjago Movie

‘LEGO Ninjago Movie’ Masks Up for December Release

Wrap up some laughs for the holidays with the home entertainment release of The LEGO Ninjago Movie next month! Out on Digital Dec. 12 and on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack (SRP $44.95), ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: ‘Moana’ in Maori, Disney vs. LA Times, Bots Create Nightmare Kid Vids & More

’Thor: Ragnarok’ – 12 Revelations from Director Taika Waititi For example, the helmer of Hunt for the Wilderpeople and What We Do in the Shadows has set a new self-cameo record ... Continue Reading →
Rian Johnson

‘Last Jedi’ Helmer Rian Johnson to Create New ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy

Disney-Lucasfilm have revealed that Rian Johnson, writer and director of the soon to be released Star Wars: The Last Jedi (out Dec. 15) has been charged with creating a brand-new trilogy ... Continue Reading →
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Women in Animation Launches Courageous Roar! Art Project

In an open letter to the Women in Animation community yesterday, President Marge Dean announced a new art project aimed at speaking out, fighting against harassment and addressing gender ... Continue Reading →
The Breadwinner

Clip: A Little Girl Makes a Big Decision in ‘The Breadwinner’

We’re just about a week away from the highly-anticipated US theatrical release of Nora Twomey’s The Breadwinner, and GKIDS is threatening to break our hearts with this new preview ... Continue Reading →
The War on Christmas

Adult Swim Unwraps New Xmas Specials, Nintendo Switch Game

There’s something special about the winter holidays — the festive magic, the family bonding, good will toward man — that is so inspiring for animators. In Adult Swim’s ... Continue Reading →