News Bytes: Final ‘Digimon Adventure’ Flick, ‘Transformers’ Movie Event Expands, postPerspective Impact Awards, & More

’Frozen 2’ Adds Oscar-Nominated ‘Hidden Figures’ Writer Allison Schroeder
Co-director Jennifer Lee will continue to be lead writer for the sequel, as well as tackling her new duties as Chief Creative Officer of Disney Animation. Schroeder also worked on the script for Disney’s live-action Christopher Robin. Voice recording for Frozen 2 is currently underway, with returning stars Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad and Idina Menzel joined by Evan Rachel Wood and Sterling K. Brown. (Otu Nov. 27, 2019).

postPerspective Announce Impact Award Winners from SIGGRAPH 2018
Topping the post-prod publication’s list from the Vancouver, BC confab are: MVP – Nvidia for Quadro RTX raytracting GPU; Maxon for Cinema 4D R20 3D design and animation software; StarVR for STarVR One headset with integrated eye tracking; Allegorithmic for Substance Alchemist tool powered by AI; and OTOY and Epic Games for the OctaneRender 2019 integration with UnrealEngine.

“Our awards celebrate companies that push the boundaries of technology to produce tools that accelerate artistry and actually make users’ working lives easier, and our winners certainly fall into that category, particularly our MVP winner, Nvidia. We are also pleased to be introducing our Horizon Award at SIGGRAPH to celebrate the next wave of impactful products being previewed at the show,” said founder/editor-in-chief Randi Altman.

“While SIGGRAPH’s focus is on VFX, animation, VR/AR, AI and the like, the types of gear they have on display vary. Some are suited for graphics and animation, while others have uses that slide into post production. We’ve tapped real-world users in these areas to vote for our Impact Awards, and they have determined what tools might be most impactful to their day-to-day work. That’s what makes our awards so special.”

The 30 Best Animated Shows Since ‘The Simpsons’
From long-running super hits to under-remembered cult hits, this list is surprisingly hard to argue with. But feel free to argue amongst yourselves — it’s important to exercise those critical thinking and debate skills!

’The Transformers’ 1986 Movie Event Heads to 300 More Theaters
The can’t-miss cinema nostalgia event will now be running in nearly 750 movie theaters across the US on September 27, presenting one night only by Shout! Factory, Hasbro Studios and Fathom Events. Tickets available now.

Toei and Fathom Release Final Chapter ‘Digimon Adventure tri.: Future’ in Select US Theaters Sept. 20
In this climactic finale, the DigiDestined have suffered; friends are lost, there is a new threat from a mysterious and newly formed Digimon, and the Real World is threatened to be swallowed up by the Digital World. The DigiDestined must stand together to save their friends and our world.Who knows what the future holds for the DigiDestined, as they prepare for their biggest battle yet. Future is coming to nearly 500 theaters throughout the US, Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. local time.

WATCH: BTS Surpasses Taylor Swift to Nab Biggest 24-Hour YouTube Video Debut of All Time
The video for the K-Pop group’s new track “Idol” is a whirling, technicolor kaleidoscope of color, shape, motion graphics, animation and collage effects. And it’s just plain fun, y’all. Sorry, Taylor!




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