Animation

iQIYI Research Paper on Smart Animation Colorization Accepted by Prestigious Technology Conference

Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 6:40am

Building on iQIYI's proprietary smart colorization engine that will be employed in the Company's original animation series Devour Eternity, the new model proposed in this research paper improves the accuracy and efficiency of automatic animation colorization.

Key Points: 
  • Building on iQIYI's proprietary smart colorization engine that will be employed in the Company's original animation series Devour Eternity, the new model proposed in this research paper improves the accuracy and efficiency of automatic animation colorization.
  • iQIYI's smart colorization engine is an automated animation and cartoon colorization system that helps studios and producers colorize their line art efficiently and at a high quality.
  • Powered by deep-learning technology, the engine analyzes massive animation production data and generates colorization models of varying styles, including realistic, line drawing, and Kawaii style.
  • The smart colorization engine developed by iQIYI, an industry first, deploys a novel approach to solving this pressing issue within the animation industry.

15 Years Ago, 3 studio Animators Set Out to Create the Online Learning Platform of the Future. Most Other Online Schools Still Haven't Caught Up.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 1:51pm

In 2005, best friends and professional animators Bobby Beck, Shawn Kelly and Carlos Baena saw a talent problem in the animation industry.

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  • In 2005, best friends and professional animators Bobby Beck, Shawn Kelly and Carlos Baena saw a talent problem in the animation industry.
  • While four-year art schools focused on art history and theory, they taught only basic animation concepts instead of the in-depth nuts and bolts of how to animate 3D characters.
  • The co-founders built an online learning platform that supports the social life, communication, and collaboration that is so important to student development and learning.
  • Animation Mentor students learn using our proprietary online campus, exclusive feedback tools and real-world production pipeline.

Relish Interactive announces new animation studio on Vancouver Island

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 6:00pm

Canadian digital content company continues rapid expansion seeks to grow animation community on Vancouver Island with new studio.

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  • Canadian digital content company continues rapid expansion seeks to grow animation community on Vancouver Island with new studio.
  • TORONTO, Nov. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -Toronto-based digital content studio Relish Interactive Inc. announced today that it is opening a new animation studio located in Duncan, British Columbia, on Vancouver Island.
  • The new Vancouver Island studio is led by Relish CEO, Paul Pattison and Chief Creative Officer, Russ Uttley.
  • The new animation studio in Duncan is already up and running, and Relish will continue to actively grow their animation team.

Pluto TV Secures Exclusive Rights to Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS & Branded Yu-Gi-Oh! AVOD Channel

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 3:00pm

Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) announced that the leading free streaming television service, Pluto TV, has secured exclusive rights in multiple territories to Yu-Gi-Oh!

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  • Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) announced that the leading free streaming television service, Pluto TV, has secured exclusive rights in multiple territories to Yu-Gi-Oh!
  • VRAINS will bypass broadcast and other windows in the U.S., Latin America, and beyond to make its debut on Pluto TV.
  • branded channel on Pluto TV, which the service will bring to the U.S. later this month with LATAM to follow.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!

“Getter Robot Arc" Finally Becomes an Anime!

Monday, November 2, 2020 - 3:00am

Getter Robot Arc is the final installment in the "Getter Robot Saga" manga series by Go Nagai and Ken Ishikawa, which began in 1974.

Key Points: 
  • Getter Robot Arc is the final installment in the "Getter Robot Saga" manga series by Go Nagai and Ken Ishikawa, which began in 1974.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201101005061/en/
    Getter Robot Saga is the generic term for the Getter Robot series, which began with Getter Robot.
  • Getter Robot was followed by "Getter Robot G" (1975~), "Getter Robot Go" (1991~), "Shin Getter Robot" (1997~), and "Getter Robot Arc" started to be serialized in Futabasha's Super Robot Magazine, an extra issue of Action Pizzazz, in 2001.
  • The animation will be produced by BeeMedia, the creator of the OVA "Getter Robot Series", and will be directed by Jun Kawagoe, who has worked on "Getter Robot - The Last Day", "Shin Getter Robo vs Neo Getter Robo", and New Getter Robo.

Motion Technology Startup DeepMotion Makes Motion Capture Accessible to Everyone with Launch of Animate 3D

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 12:38pm

With an AI-powered platform, Animate 3D turns 2D video files into 3D animations for use in games, film, and other creative applications.

Key Points: 
  • With an AI-powered platform, Animate 3D turns 2D video files into 3D animations for use in games, film, and other creative applications.
  • Eliminating the need for traditional mocap hardware and suits, Animate 3D provides easy, accessible full-body motion capture, turning around animations in minutes.
  • Animate 3D dramatically lowers the barrier to creating 3D animations for users ranging from amateurs to longtime industry professionals.
  • Since its inception 2014, DeepMotion has been on a mission to bring digital characters to life through smarter motion technology.

Toei Animation And Funimation Announce Newest Licenses For Dragon Ball Franchise

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 10:00am

These licensing agreements with both new and existing licensees span numerous product categories and include the game titles Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, and Dragon Ball FighterZ and the TV series Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT as well as Dragon Ball Super, the complete series (Eps 1 131) of which is now available as of October 5, 2020 in English dub on Hulu.

Key Points: 
  • These licensing agreements with both new and existing licensees span numerous product categories and include the game titles Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, and Dragon Ball FighterZ and the TV series Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT as well as Dragon Ball Super, the complete series (Eps 1 131) of which is now available as of October 5, 2020 in English dub on Hulu.
  • Toei Animation Inc., and its agent Funimation announced licensing gains for the iconic Dragon Ball franchise.
  • Produced by Toei Animation and distributed in the U.S. & Canada by Funimation, the Dragon Ball anime franchise consists of 20 feature films and four TV series.
  • Following the success of its Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball Super collections, licensee Bioworld is adding Dragon Ball GT, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot to its collection of apparel, headwear, and bags.

China's Hangzhou: Where cartoon & animation dreams always bear fruit

Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 3:22am

Meanwhile, Hangzhou's animation industry has formed a complete industrial chain, ranging from original content production to animation production and derivative development.

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  • Meanwhile, Hangzhou's animation industry has formed a complete industrial chain, ranging from original content production to animation production and derivative development.
  • Hangzhou has undoubtedly become an ideal land to realize dreams for China's animation industry.
  • In 2010, Lei, who studied animation in college, founded Thunder Animation in the animation hub.
  • They jointly served as judges of the animation festival's dubbing competition, which is also the only national-level animation dubbing competition.

Grom Social Subsidiary, Top Draw Animation, Qualifies for Financial Incentive Program for the Production of its Animated TV Series Bionic Max

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 3:10pm

Bionic Max, an animated childrens show about the misadventures of a bionic guinea pig named Max and his goldfish friend JC, will be line produced by the Filipino production company Top Draw Animation for France-based Gaumont Animation.

Key Points: 
  • Bionic Max, an animated childrens show about the misadventures of a bionic guinea pig named Max and his goldfish friend JC, will be line produced by the Filipino production company Top Draw Animation for France-based Gaumont Animation.
  • Bionic Max will be distributed by the French childrens Network Gulli and is expected to air at the end of 2021.
  • Darren Marks, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Grom, commented, We are excited to participate in this program sponsored by FLIP, which gives us an opportunity to expand the Top Draw Animation brand.
  • Grom Social Enterprises also includes Grom Educational Services, which has provided web filtering services for K-12 schools, government, and private businesses.

Global Animation Collectibles Market - Post Pandemic Business Strategies and Processes Plan | Growing Fan Base for Gaming and Animation Characters to Boost Growth in the Consumer Discretionary Industry | Technavio

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 1:45am

To capture this growing interest, many toy manufacturers are focusing on developing collectibles of game and animation movie characters through licenses from franchises.

Key Points: 
  • To capture this growing interest, many toy manufacturers are focusing on developing collectibles of game and animation movie characters through licenses from franchises.
  • Therefore, the expanding fan base for gaming and animation characters is expected to fuel the growth of the market during the forecast period.
  • This trend is expected to have a positive impact on the growth of the global animation collectibles market during the forecast period.
  • The North America region led the global animation collectibles market in 2019, followed by Europe, APAC, South America, and MEA respectively.