3 New Animated Series Join Netflix

3 New Animated Series Join Netflix

Animation fans, listen up!

Netflix is adding three new series as part of their original animated programming: The Knights of
Sidonia, Ever After High, and Dinotrux.

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True Detective Season 2: Who would YOU Cast?

 

When HBO’s True Detective premiered on January 12, 2014, it hit audiences like a ton of bricks. This limited series (eight in total) was created and written by Nic Pizzolatto and directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga. By unifying the creator/writer with one director, the whole thing felt like your new favourite film, except you got to live in the world for so much longer. The narrative, style and tone were air-tight and mind blowingly awesome. Poetic, gritty, raw . . . okay, we’ll stop now.

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FRAME X FRAME

Frame X Frame Video

Dive into a world of creativity! C’mon, you know you want to . . .

From June 4, 2014, to August 23, 2015, you can check out Frame X Frame: Animated Film at the National Film Board (NFB) presented at Quebec City’s Musée de la civilisation. This exhibit is in place to honour the NFB and the 75 incredible years they have contributed to the advancement and promotion of homegrown films and filmmakers.

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Celebrating the Creative Process

Today, we want to celebrate the creative process. Why? Because it’s complicated, frustrating, fragile, beautiful, and there’s a whole lot of it going on at Vancouver Film School every single day.

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Vancouver Welcomes SIGGRAPH 2014

See VFS at SIGGRAPH Booth 1133

For those of us at VFS who are immersed in the ocean of animation and visual effects, SIGGRAPH is like a family reunion and a backstage pass at a concert, all rolled into one. VFS has always maintained a close relationship with the industry, and SIGGRAPH is a fantastic opportunity to be inspired by the work of our colleagues and alumni, and to exchange ideas about the future of animation and visual effects.

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Writing Grad Finds Success in LA

Richard Manus has been working steadily since he graduated from the Writing for Film & Television program at VFS. It’s a tough industry, but Richard seems to have cracked the code. Starting out as a Production Assistant and Executive Assistant to Mike Sikowitz on Rules of Engagement, his latest gig as a staff writer on the hit comedy Last Man Standing (starring Tim Allen) has him neck deep in comedy and a whole lot of fun.

We had a chance to speak with the delightful Richard about his latest gig, what it’s like as a writer in LA, and what he’s up to next. Check it out! 

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Emmy Fever!

The 2014 Emmy nominations were announced this morning and yes, beloved HBO series Game of Thrones leads the pack with 19 of them. Is anyone really surprised, though? I mean . . . it’s Game of Thrones.

Tangent: If you happen to be part of the 1% not up on this show, you really should start watching. It’s like everything your eyes ever wanted to see (and sometimes don’t want to) stretched over 4 mindblowinglyawesome seasons. You’ll start talking about the characters like they’re you’re old college pals gone rogue. So, what are you waiting for?

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The Closer

Funded by Public Records and Telus, The Closer is a song by Mike Edel and a video (see above) that combines the talents of Digital Design and Classical Animation grads Jorge R. Canedo Estrada, Henrique Barone, Thanat Sattavorn, Cesar Martinez, and Breno Licursi.

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The Duet

Glen Keane The Duet

Okay, we had to share . . .

Synonymous with Disney, the legendary Glen Keane shows off his latest masterpiece Duet as part of Google’s Spotlight Stories. Watch these adorable infants grow up, intersect, and fall in love. You’ll be carried away in Keane’s movement, colours, and storytelling. Try not to feel – we dare you!

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Transform and Roll Out!

Transformers: Age of Extinction opens in theatres today! This Transformers reboot will reportedly kickstart a brand-new trilogy and make Optimus Prime fans very happy. And if that weren’t enough, Mark Wahlberg is stepping in to play the title character. With a mega-budget of 165 million, this film looks all kinds of crazy — the good kind. I mean, have you seen those Dinobots!? Needless to say, we can’t wait.

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