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Adobe Headline News

Adobe Animate CC Has Arrived!

Web animation tool formerly known as Flash Professional arrives with a long list of new features and enhancements including improvements to pencil and art brushes, projector support and video export to multiple resolutions.

Business Headline News

‘Winnie & Wilbur’ Headed to Discovery Kids Latin America

Winduna Enterprises secures co-production agreement with Discovery Kids Latin America for new 2D animated children’s series based on the ‘Winnie the Witch’ books by Valerie Thomas and Korky Paul.

Disney Television Animation Headline News

‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Joins Disney Series ‘Milo Murphy’s Law’

Disney Television Animation comedy series from ‘Phineas and Ferb’ creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff ‘Swampy’ Marsh features star-studded voice cast including Christian Slater, Vanessa Williams and Sarah Chalke.

Music Videos Headline News

‘Hedwig’ Animator Emily Hubley Calls Back the Dogs for Kate Vargas

The daughter of pioneering animators Faith and John Hubley creates a new music video for ‘Call Back the Dogs,’ the new single from New York-based “dark-folk” musical artist Kate Vargas.

 

GKIDS Headline News

GKIDS to Present ‘Animated 8’ Retrospective Series

‘Boy and the World,’ ‘When Marnie Was There,’ ‘Song of the Sea,’ ‘The Tale of the Princess Kaguya,’ ‘Ernest & Celestine,’ ‘A Cat in Paris,’ ‘Chico & Rita’ and ‘The Secret of Kells’ begin screening at the Laemmle Ahrya Fine Arts Theater in Beverly Hills on Friday, Feb 12.

NYICFF Headline News

New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival Announces Complete 2016 Slate

2016 NYICFF program highlights include opening night film ‘Boy and the Beast,’ centerpiece screening of ‘The Little Prince,’ and closing day film ‘The Idol.’

Anime ANIMATIONWorld

Who Are We Kidding: Subliminal Child-Porn Images in Japanese Manga and Anime

By Kumi Kaoru | Monday, January 25, 2016 at 11:17am

Anime historian Kumi Kaoru’s unpopular position brings much-needed attention to the wink-wink-nudge-nudge world of subliminal child-porn imagery in Japanese manga and anime.

Holland Animation Film Festival Headline News

HAFF Announces World Premieres of ‘Ticking Away’ and ‘Löss’

Dutch shorts ‘Ticking Away,’ by Michael Sewnarain, and ‘Löss,’ by Yi Zhao, join Igor Kovalyov’s ‘Before Love’ in the Holland Animation Film Festival 2016 international shorts competition.

Funimation Entertainment Headline News

Funmation Sets Theatrical Run for ‘The Boy and The Beast’

The latest masterpiece from acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda opens in U.S. theaters nationwide on March 4; advance tickets for the original Japanese-language version & the new English dub version available starting February 5.

Films Headline News

Animation Breakdown to Host Exclusive ‘Moomins on the Riviera’ Screening

Selections from the myriad Moomins TV adaptations, documentary clips of Moomins creator Tove Jansson, and an exclusive screening of ‘Moomins on the Riviera’ in Finish with English subtitles set for Sunday, January 24th at The Cinemfamily in Los Angeles.

Films Headline News

Augenblick Studios Starts Production for ‘Adventures of Drunky’ Feature

Sam Rockwell, Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Coogan, Nina Arianda, Dave Attell and Tyler the Creator star in R-rated animated feature directed by Aaron Augenblick and produced at Cartuna.

Blacklist Headline News

Blacklist & Studio AKA Tell the Sweetest Story Ever Told About Salt

Blacklist and Studio AKA craft a 90-second short film for Morton Salt that provides a dog’s eye view of the changing winter landscape and how it affects family pets and their backyard best-friendships.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Disney Launches Signature Collection with ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’

Available on Digital HD January 19th and on Blu-ray Combo Pack February 2nd; digital bonus materials include a rare 1928 Oswald the Lucky Rabbit animated short, ‘Hungry Hobos.’

In Passing Headline News

Paul Tibbett Talks About That Time David Bowie Did Voice Work for ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’

David Bowie voiced The King of Atlantis, otherwise known as Lord Royal Highness, in the 2007 one-hour ‘Atlantis SquarePantis’ TV special that kicked off season five.

GKIDS Headline News

GKIDS Scores Two Oscar Noms for Best Animated Feature at 2016 Academy Awards

Independent animation distributor garners double Oscar nominations for Best Animated Feature with Alê Abreu’s ‘Boy and the World’ and Studio Ghibli’s ‘When Marnie Was There.’

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