Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero Producer Hypes New Movie's "Spectacular" Visuals

One of the producers behind the Dragon Ball franchise is teasing some "spectacular" visuals are coming our way in the new Dragon Ball Super movie, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero. Fans have been curious about seeing how the Dragon Ball anime franchise would be continuing ever since a new feature film was confirmed to be in the works earlier this year. Now as the film approaches its 2022 release in Japan, Toei Animation has shared a few looks into what to expect from this new era of the anime franchise as it seems to be testing out some new technology and techniques.
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Hollywood Studios Reviewing Gun Safety Protocols Following Fatal ‘Rust’ Shooting

The tragic death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was accidentally shot by actor Alec Baldwin on the Santa Fe set of indie Western Rust last week, has shaken up Hollywood, prompting soul-searching over safety on sets and the use of guns. There are currently conversations underway at the major TV studios, which have been carefully examining their gun safety policies in the past few days and reviewing potential changes. Hollywood has had a long, difficult history with guns, which always comes back in the spotlight after a tragedy. Shows depicting gun violence are temporarily shelved after a mass shooting out of respect...
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Star Trek: Prodigy Sneak Peeks Debut During NFL Sunday Football

Paramount+ offered Star Trek fans two sneak previews of Star Trek: Prodigy during yesterday's NFL football games. Star Trek: Prodigy, the first Star Trek series aimed at younger viewers, debuts this week on Paramount+. Previous footage showed Hologram Janeway's debut. The first new preview for the series shows two of its characters, Dal (Bretty Gray) and Rok-Tahk (Rylee Alazraqui), powering the USS Protostar on for the first time. The Protostar is a derelict, experimental Starfleet vessel that was somehow left stranded in the Delta Quadrant. The ship's universal translator system allows the two characters, each of a different alien species, to understand each other for the first time.

HypeArt Announces First-Ever NFT With Pioneering Digital Artist Fvckrender

Reinterpreting our coveted ‘HYPEBEAST Magazine’ print cover. FVCKRENDER has teamed up with HypeArt to release the media mainstay’s first-ever collaborative NFT that takes inspiration from HYPEBEAST’s iconic print magazine covers. Entitled FVCK_HYPEBEAST//, the artist created an entirely-new CG art featuring crystallized florals with ‘HYPEBEAST’ text imposed on the digital cover. This joint work signals the start of ongoing partnerships between the publication and leading artists in the global contemporary art sector.

Hollywood Speaks Out Against ‘Live’ Guns on Set After ‘Rust’ Incident

After a prop firearm discharged by Alec Baldwin on the New Mexico set of the Western film Rust killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza on Thursday, October 21, Hollywood heavyweights spoke out about the use of “live” weapons on the set of movies and TV shows. The...

‘Maya and the Three’: How Netflix’s Animated Limited Series Embraced the ‘Jorgeverse’

Jorge Gutiérrez’s long-awaited animated Netflix limited series, “Maya and the Three,” about a rebellious Mesoamerican teenage princess battling the gods of the underworld, celebrates the culture on an epic scale. Told in nine parts, it boasts a dazzling array of visual styles evoking hand-drawn 2D, stop-motion, and CG animation. Indeed, “Maya and the Three” is proof that the Mexican animation auteur (“The Book of Life,” “El Tigre”) is at the top of his game. Then again, Gutiérrez is just getting started with what his wife and longtime collaborator Sandra Equihua calls the “Jorgeverse.” “We’ve been in the industry for 21 years just...

Foo Fighters’ ‘I’ll Stick Around’ Video Director Admits ‘Menacing Ball’ Represented Courtney Love

Foo Fighters' first ever visual representation came with their second single "I'll Stick Around," a clip directed by Gerald Casale who first found fame in Devo before becoming an in demand video director. While speaking with host Jenn on Rock Classics Radio on Apple Music Hits, Casale offered insights on several of his video projects, including the revelation that the "menacing ball" hovering around Dave Grohl and the band through the "I'll Stick Around" video was meant to represent Courtney Love.

Cycling notes: the pros and cons of braking with the heel – archive, 1896

Apropos of my statement last week that “a rider never has complete control of his machine when coasting”, CG of Pendleton, writes as follows – “I find I have perfect control without a brake at all, in this way. The feet are on the rests on the front forks; if both heels are pressed inwards simultaneously they grip the rim of the front wheel, and in a very few yards the machine can he brought to a standstill. This brake cannot be applied, of course, with a metal mudguard in use, and of course it wears the shoe leather; but the control of the machine is perfect and absolute, and requires no practice.”

How to Watch Star Trek: Prodigy

Attention, Star Trek fans! You’ve never seen a Trek like this before. A highly-anticipated new Star Trek adventure for the whole family is beaming in. Star Trek: Prodigy makes its debut on Thursday, Oct. 28 with a one-hour premiere episode, exclusively for Paramount+ subscribers in the U.S. The CG-animated series...

Producers Discuss Animated Project Star Trek: Prodigy For New Generation [Roundtable Interview]

Many generations grew up with the Star Trek franchise in the past fifty-five years of its existence. In the past few years, many versions of Star Trek spawned for different audiences, including Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard, and even adult animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks. Now Paramount+ and Nickelodean launched the animated series Star Trek: Prodigy to introduce the franchise to future generations.

Xilam Animation secures master toy partnership with Simba Dickie Group for Oggy Oggy

Academy Award-nominated French animation studio Xilam Animation has signed Simba Dickie Group as the master global toy partner for its new preschool property, Oggy Oggy. Set to debut in A/W 2022, the range will target kids aged 3–6 years and span plush, figurines, playsets and accessories, vehicles, collectibles and sand buckets. The collection will initially be available in France, Italy, Germany and the UK, before being extended into Poland and Spain for spring 2023 and then into additional territories.

Eric Kripke, James Gunn & more pledge better on-set gun safety following tragic 'Rust' shooting

Hollywood creatives in the worlds of film and television are promising to do better with regards to onscreen depictions of firearms after an accidental shooting left cinematographer Halyna Hutchins dead on the set of a new Alec Baldwin project last week. For example, Eric Kripke, showrunner on Amazon's The Boys (a project known for its over-the-top violence), pledged to remove all practical gun blanks in favor of VFX muzzle flashes added in post-production moving forward.

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ New Photos and Exclusive Interviews

Tom Holland and the Spider-Man: No Way Home crew give us new film photos and some thoughts on the end of a Spidey era. Since the release of the Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer, the internet has been buzzing about all of the multiversal possibilities in Tom Holland’s last Spidey film. This weekend, Entertainment Weekly and Empire Magazine released snippets from exclusive interviews from the No Way Home set. Both speak about the closure of a very important chapter in the Spider-Man mythology, and what this upcoming film means for the cast, crew, and the lovable Peter Parker.
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Envisioning a Brighter Animated Future in ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’

***This article originally appeared in the November ’21 issue of Animation Magazine (No. 314)***. It’s been 55 years now since the original Star Trek series started its journey to boldly go where no one has gone before. And after hundreds of hours of seeking out new life and new civilizations across nine TV series (with more on the way), and more than a dozen movies, Gene Roddenberry’s creation is still boldly going — this time, into CG animation with Star Trek: Prodigy, the first TV series in the franchise aimed at younger audiences.

Nats have no choice but to try to fix Corbin after awful season

Contract status: Signed for $23 million in 2022, $24 million in 2023, $35 million ($10 million deferred) in 2024. 2021 stats: 9-16, 5.82 ERA, 31 GS, 0 CG, 171 2/3 IP, 192 H, 114 R, 111 ER, 37 HR, 60 BB, 143 SO, 3 HBP, 1.468 WHIP, 70 ERA+, 5.41 FIP, 0.2 fWAR, minus-1.1 bWAR.