Daily News Bytes: DuVernay Directing ‘New Gods’, Brad Bird’s ‘The Spirit’ Pencil Test, an Animated Nod to Dementia Nurses & More

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Ava DuVernay to Direct DC’s Superhero Epic ‘New Gods’
Fresh off the release of her $100 million A Wrinkle in Time adaptation’s release, the acclaimed director has boarded the DC Extended Universe title inspired by the Jack Kirby comics. DuVernay tweeted last year that New Gods character Big Barda was her favorite superhero.

Dementia UK Lauds Frontline Nurses with Emotional Animation
From creative agency Arthur London and Royle Productions, “Together Again” spotlights the important work of professional carers by animating a husband and wife separated by an ocean representing the gulf in relationships opened up by loss of memory, which then recedes through memory triggers and sensory recall. The spot is directed by Reuben McNaughton and produced by Passion Pictures.

Watch Brad Bird’s 1980 Pencil Animation Test Trailer for ‘The Spirit’
Before he made waves with The Iron Giant, the celebrated director was part of a team trying to sell an animated adaptation of Will Eisner’s classic crimefighter comics.

Crowdfunding Your Project with Jessica Massart of Kickstarter
Creative Capital and the platform’s Senior Performance Lead join forces to offer “Kickstarter School,” offering crucial tips for artists of any discipline to run an impactful crowdfunding campaign. The online class begins March 26.

European Animation, VFX & Games Industry Report 2018
The strategies, trends and opportunities of the projected $46.2 billion market, as parsed by Research & Markets’ annual report.

How Pixar’s Cartoon Cheese Led to a Smarter View of Science
How the same cutting-edge CG visualization and animation technologies that make a chunk of cheese in Ratatouille look totally snackable are changing the ways scientists and academics explain the workings of microscopic worlds.

New Gods

New Gods

Together Again

Together Again