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The Friday Round-Up (from Wreck-It Ralph to Virtual Reality)

Claude Harrington 07.01.2016

If for some reason your alarm failed to go off on Monday morning, and you accidentally slept through this entire week, then here’s a round-up of some things you might have missed:

IdeaBlog:

Monday: 10 Excellent Examples of Branded Content for Virtual Reality

Tuesday: PICK OF THE WEEK: Accidents, Blunders and Calamities (CGI Animation)

Wednesday: Can a New App Called “Freedom” Increase Your Productivity?

Thursday: 5 Common Call to Action Mistakes That Explainer Videos Make

ICYMI: News and Highlights from Annecy 2016 (Animation Film Festival)

ICYMI: What to Look for When Judging an Animation Studio’s Portfolio

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FROM THE VAULT: In the News: A Dinosaur and a Hedgehog

“If you recognize the name Oculus, it’s mostly likely because the waves the company has made with their much-anticipated virtual reality headset (the Rift). But just because Oculus plans to dominate the hardware side of VR, they are acutely aware that the blueprint for long-term success with hardware is typically a matter of having great software. And so whether that means games, movies of virtual experiences, Oculus has made a concerted effort to ensure that great content is being made.”

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Animation News:

Disney Plans Wreck-It Ralph Sequel (via The Hollywood Reporter)

Cartoon Network to Mentor Students With Inaugural Animation Jam (via Variety)

How to Create Animation in VR (via Digital Arts Online)

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Entertainment:

Netflix Announces 6 New Animated Series (via Cartoon Brew)

Game of Thrones Characters Reimagined for Star Wars Universe (via Entertainment Weekly)

No More Pixar Sequels Currently in Development after Incredibles II (via /Film)

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Tech:

Use Minecraft to Amuse and Ensmarten Your Kids (via WIRED)

Momentum Machines Robot-Powered restaurant is Opening in San Francisco (via Tech Insider)

Google Talks Up its Self-Driving Cars’ Cyclist-Detection Algorithms (via TechCrunch)

Culture (Virtual Reality is a Comin’):

Virtual Reality Theme Parks (via The Verge)

How Samantha Bee Crashed The Late-Night Boys’ Club (via Rolling Stone)

Why Bad Ideas Refuse to Die (via The Guardian)

Questions? Comments? Contact IdeaBlog@idearocketanimation.com

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