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News Bytes: ‘44 Cats’ Purrs to Ratings Record, Funimation Trailers ‘Broly’, Disney Doppelgangers & More!

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News Bytes: ‘44 Cats’ Purrs to Ratings Record, Funimation Trailers ‘Broly’, Disney Doppelgangers & More!

Chaos Group Releases V-Ray for Unreal
Artists and designers are now able to bring V-Ray scenes from 3ds Max, Maya, Rhino and SketchUp directly into the Unreal Editor easily, without needing to learn a new workflow, and have access to the full power of V-Ray Next technology. The release features accurate lighting, global illumination, rendering animation, GPU+CPU rendering, Unreal foliage support, V-Ray Proxy support, render elements, and distributed rendering.

Disney Doppelgangers: Animated Characters Inspired by Their Voice Actors
From Adriana Caselotti’s Snow White to Dwayne Johnson’s Maui, take a look at how talented performers influenced the looks and mannerisms of some of your favorite animated stars. (I’m not really seeing the Josh Gad/Olaf thing. But then again, I don’t know a lot of snowmen.)

CALL FOR ENTRIES: CEE Animation Forum 2019
The Visegrad Animation Forum in Trebon has rebranded as CEE Animation, and is seeking short film, TV series/specials and feature film projects originating in Central & Eastern Europe to participate in the next edition of its region-leading animation pitching competition. The four-day event (May 6-9, 2019) will also offer plenty of networking opportunities. Deadline: January 13, 2019. The org is also introducing the CEE Animation Workshop to help participants develop their projects from script to artwork to production counseling.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Animation Film Festival 2019
The 2nd edition of the Florence, Italy fest (February 2, 2019) is calling for 2D, 3D, VFX and Stop-Motion shorts and features. The jury is composed of Marino Guarnieri (animator, illustrator & director of Venus Film Festival awardee Cinderella the Cat), Federico Frusciante (film critic), Dario Moccia (one of the top Italian experts in anime) and Arianna Papini (Andersen Prize-winning illustrator, writer and teacher).

Rai Ragazzi: TV Ratings Record for Debut Animated Series ‘44 Cats’
Created by Iginio Straffi and produced by Rainbow in collaboration with Antoniano Bologna and Rai Ragazzi, 44 Cats (52 x 11’), the all-Italian toon debuted this weekend on Rai Yoyo to more than 520,000 viewers with 2.7% share; and over 20% share among kids 4-7 — a record for Italian children’s TV in 2018. Sold across Europe and worldwide, the song-inspired show airs on Yoyo every day at 7:05 p.m. and at 7:35 a.m.

WATCH: New ‘Dragon Ball Super: Broly’ Trailer
Goku and Vegeta go head-to-head against the legendary Super Saiyan Broly in the new movie, which will launch in select theaters on January 16, 2019 through Funimation Films.



CEE Animation Forum 2019

CEE Animation Forum 2019


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