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Daily News Bytes: ‘Cuphead’ Finally Arrives, ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Fan Artisode, British Animation Awards Announcement, & More

This Unreal Facial Animation Is Unreal CG artists are inching ever closer to climbing out of the Uncanny Valley. This video of the Snappers Advanced Facial Rig is a pretty remarkable ... Continue Reading →
The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular

Disney Details NOW App, October On-Air Highlights

The WATCH apps for Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior have been rolled up into one new destination, dubbed DisneyNOW. The combo app provides access to full episodes of series ... Continue Reading →
David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special

‘SNL’ Spooks Get Animated in NBC’s ‘The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special’

The ridiculously popular (and wonderfully ridiculous) Saturday Night Live “Haunted Elevator” sketch is ready to scare up even more fans, with NBC planning an animated “The David ... Continue Reading →
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Ghibli Films Come Home with New Blu-ray Bonus Features

Studio Ghibli, GKIDS and home entertainment distributor Shout! Factory have upgraded one of the most coveted animation collections, offering a raft of new Blu-ray & DVD Combo Pack ... Continue Reading →
Badanamu Cadets

Calm Island Launches Learning Platform Companion to ‘Badanamu Cadets’

Ahead of the MIP market debut of its new CG animated series Badanamu Cadets, Calm Island has announced a new digital learning playground for its popular characters: Bada’s Learning ... Continue Reading →
Mercury Filmworks

Mercury Filmworks Makes Key Promotions, Management Hires

Mercury Filmworks — one of Canada’s most prolific independent studios, which boasts the likes of Disney, Netflix and Amazon among its media partners — is expanding its ... Continue Reading →
Star Wars: Forces of Destiny

Trailer: ‘Star Wars Forces of Destiny’ Specials Ready to Blast Off

New tales from a galaxy far, far away are ready to take off on screens, with the debut of two half-hour Star Wars Forces of Destiny specials coming to Disney Channel and the Disney ... Continue Reading →
Faceware

Reallusion & Faceware Deliver Realtime Facial MoCap Animation

Following the announcement at SIGGRAPH, Reallusion and Faceware Technologies are giving artist a new way to achieve professional quality facial capture that speeds up production time ... Continue Reading →
Cloud Club

10th Ave Has Its Head in the ‘Cloud Club’

Canadian studio 10th Ave Productions has teamed up with Maggie Moreno Studios, scriptwriter Marie Beardmore, and David Wollos/ThinkTank Emporium for a new, unique animated series concept: ... Continue Reading →
True and the Rainbow Kingdom

Netflix Greenlights ‘True and the Rainbow Kingdom’ Season 3

Netflix has given third season greenlight for its colorful problem-solving kids’ animated adventure True and the Rainbow Kingdom, produced by Guru Studio in collaboration with Pharrell ... Continue Reading →