Daily News Bytes: ‘Futurama: Radiorama’ Arrives, Execs Move Up at Deluxe, New Chitose Airport Lineup, & More


New Chitose Airport Animation Festival 2017 Official Selection
The still young fest has attracted an impressive lineup of films from internationally renowned animators, including Koji Yamamura, Frédérick Tremblay, Phil Mulloy, David OReilly, Renata Gasiorowska, and Job, Joris & Marieke, among others. The fourth edition will be held Nov. 2-5 in the Hokkaido airport.

Deluxe’s Method Studios Names Global Production Operations Leaders as VFX Studios Continue to Integrate
Which is to say, to help mesh VFX and VR/AR ops at the shops, Eric Combrié has been promoted to COO and Tom Wild to VP Global Production Operations; and Jeff Werner returns as Director of Digital Studio, Method LA.

Disney to Move Marvel, Star Wars Films from Netflix to Its Own Streaming Service
In addition to reclaiming its Disney and Pixar animation titles for the recently announced OTT, 2019 will see the departure of some of our favorite superheroes and Jedi masters from Netflix.

Gene Siskel Film Center’s Newest Series Features Animation from Across the Globe
Going on now and running through Nov. 28, “Making ‘Em Move: A History of Animation” is giving Chicago movie lovers an excellent 13-title review of seminal films like Lotte Reiniger’s Prince Achmed (1926), Disney’s Pinocchio (1940), Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988), Spirited Away (2001) and Persepolis (2007).

‘Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow’ Podcast ‘Radiorama’
The old school radio-drama inspired ‘cast from Jam City’s TinyCo, FoxNext and Nerdist is spun off the super-fun mobile game, and created by Matt Groening and the original show crew. (Read more.)

Futurama: Radiorama

Futurama: Radiorama