Piggy

Pinkava and Oftedal Reveal Secrets of VR ‘Piggy’

Show biz folks know that comedy is hard, and timing is everything. But when you try to make people laugh in the world of virtual reality, everything is a million times more difficult. ... Continue Reading →
Jack: Part One

Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong’o Voicing Live Animation ‘Jack’ for Baobab

Immersive animation powerhouse Baobab Studios (INVASION!) announced Friday that Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Black ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy to Spotlight 11 Animated VR Projects

Eleven state-of-the-art animated VR projects will make their debut at this year’s Annecy International Animation Festival. The 42nd edition of the festival runs June 11-16 in Annecy, ... Continue Reading →
Crow: The Legend

Tye Sheridan, Liza Koshy, Sarah Eagle Heart Join Baobab ‘Crow’ VR

Baobab Studios, the creators of Asteroids! and Invasion!, announced that Tye Sheridan (Ready Player One) and Liza Koshy (Hulu’s Freakish) are joining the cast of its new virtual reality ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: ‘The Simpsons’ Meets ‘Reservoir Dogs,’ ‘Moss’ Q&A, NFB Progresses to Gender Parity & More

GDC Speaker Q&A: Polyarc’s Brendan Walker Discusse the Intersection of Art and Engineering in ‘Moss’ The recently released VR game is one of many intriguing projects featuring ... Continue Reading →
ASTEROIDS!

Ingrid Nilsen, Elizabeth Banks Star in Baobab’s ‘ASTEROIDS!’

Leading immersive animation shop Baobab Studios today debuted its highly anticipated VR film ASTEROIDS! The short features Ingrid Nilsen as the voice of Peas in her first VR endeavor, ... Continue Reading →
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Ringling Introduces Pioneering VR Development BFA

Sarasota, Florida’s Ringling College of Art and Design will be the first art college — and one of the first educational institutions — to offer a degree in the rapidly ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: Anifilm, Oaxaca & VIEW Developments; ‘Napping Princess’ Out Friday, ‘Gotham by Gaslight’ Sneak Peek

Buy Tickets for ‘Napping Princess,’ in US Theaters Sept. 8 GKIDS is presenting a theatrical release of Kenji Kamiyama’s acclaimed sci-fi anime adventure in select ... Continue Reading →
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Virtual Reality Toons Steal the Spotlight at SIGGRAPH

“Working in VR is like jumping out of a plane,” said acclaimed animation director Jorge Gutierrez (The Book of Life, El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera). “Then, when ... Continue Reading →
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VIEW Conference Adds Joe Letteri & VFX Stars to Speakers

Italy’s VIEW Conference on VFX, computer graphics, digital media, games and VR has further padded its speakers lineup for the 18th annual edition, taking place October 23-27 in Turin. ... Continue Reading →