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Daily News Bytes: ‘Birdboy’ Opens Friday, Syfy Gets ‘Happy!’, Image Engine Breeds ‘GoT’ Dragons & More

Christopher Meloni and Patton Oswalt on the Insane Syfy Series ‘Happy!’
Having just premiered to strong ratings, the hybrid series adaptation of Grant Morrison’s graphic novel follows alcoholic ex-cop Nick Sax (Meloni) and his mystery-solving partner: an imaginary, irrepressible little blue flying unicorn named Happy (Oswalt).

“I had to have two phone calls with Brian Taylor, the guy who adapted it and directed [the pilot], who also directed Crank. I said, ‘What is the tone? What is this world?; And he said, ‘I have no idea!’ I said, ‘I love your honesty. I’m in!’” – Christopher Meloni

VIDEO: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 | Breakdown Reel | Image Engine VFX
See a super cool breakdown of how the VFX house heated up HBO’s fantasy epic with a formidable CG Drogon in the nail-biting “Loot Train” sequence and beyond.

VIDEO: ‘OK Google’ – NFB Short Featuring Google Voice
This social media short tells the story of Brett Gaylor, who discovers the archived recorded history of his five-year-old son’s questions to Google’s voice-activated digital assistant. This is the cutest way to see how your kid’s fart jokes are helping Google AI get a little more Skynet every day!

Voice Over Trends in Marketing and Advertising, 2018
Voices.com’s latest Trends Report shows localization is increasingly important to successful entertainment and advertising content, with demand for VOs in different languages and/or accents up 60% year-on-year.

‘Birdboy: The Forgotten Children’ Opens Friday!
From Alberto Vázquez and Pedro Rivero, the Goya Award-winning Spanish graphic novel adaptation is one of the 26 must-see feature animation Oscar contenders. Birdboy follows a group of teenage critters growing up on an isolated island in a post-apocalyptic world. GKIDS is bringing the darkly comic, beautiful and haunting coming-of-age adventure to theaters in New York City and Los Angeles starting this Friday. (Read more about it in the February issue of Animation Magazine, No. 277; and enter our giveaway!)

Ingrid Nilsen

Ingrid Nilsen

Happy

Happy

Game of Thrones: Season 7

Game of Thrones: Season 7

Birdboy: The Forgotten Children

Birdboy: The Forgotten Children

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