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Nickelodeon Headline News

Nickelodeon Greenlights ‘Pinky Malinky’ Series

Animated comedy co-created and co-executive produced by Chris Garbutt and Rikke Asbjoern (‘The Amazing World of Gumball’) and executive produced by Scott Kreamer (‘Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness’) set to premiere in 2016.

Short Films Headline News

WATCH: Latvia’s Zilbalodis Releases ‘Inaudible’ Short Online

Created over the course of seven months, dialog-free animated short pairs sound design and a distinctive visual look and adventurous color palette to help tell the story.

Nickelodeon Headline News

Nickelodeon Orders New Season of ‘Fairly OddParents’

Nickelodeon greenlights season 10 of Emmy Award-winning animated series; joining the cast of characters is Chloe Carmichael, an enthusiastic, funny and over-achieving little girl with whom Timmy will have to share his fairies.

Animation Blogs


The motto of the FIKE International Short Film Festival is “Life is Short”, and the five day festival did seem to literally fly by.  FIKE is a showcase for short live action, animation, and documentary films.  I seldom have the opportunity to see short live action films and so it is a special treat for me.  Watching films coupled with the warm hospitality of festival director Joao Paulo Macedo made it five perfect days for me.

Bill Plympton Headline News

Plympton’s ‘Cheatin’ Available on Blu-ray

Plympton recently contributed to the new compilation animated feature, ‘Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet,’ based on the world-famous book by the Lebanese poet; his latest short, ‘The Loneliest Stoplight,’ is also now in theaters.

Awards Headline News

5th Annual Streamy Awards Nominees Announced

Nominees in the Animated Series category include Frederator’s ‘Bee and Puppycat,’ PBS digital studios series ‘Blank on Blank,’ webcomic ‘Cyanide & Happiness,’ Rooster Teeth’s ‘RWBY’ and YouTube animator ‘sWooZie.’

FXX Headline News

FXX Orders ‘Cassius and Clay,’ Becomes New Home for ‘Archer’

From ‘Archer’ creator Adam Reed and ‘Modern Family’ producer Megan Ganz, ‘Cassius and Clay’ stars Kaitlin Olson and Lake Bell as female bandits in a futuristic, post-apocalyptic American South.

Peanuts Headline News

‘It’s Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown’ TV Special Set for November

Holiday retrospective hosted by Kristen Bell marks the 50th anniversary of the Emmy-winning 1965 special, ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas.’

Trunk Animation Headline News

Trunk Animation’s Alasdair + Jock Helps David Gilmour ‘Rattle That Lock’

Trunk Animation directorial duo teams with Hipgnosis to create an animated video for David Gilmour’s ‘Rattle That Lock’ based on Gustave Doré’s mid-19th century illustrations for John Milton’s epic poem, ‘Paradise Lost.’

Short Films Headline News

3D Miyazaki Tribute Made with Open-Source Software

French 3D artist dono employs open-source 3D creation suite Blender, Photoshop alternative GIMP, 3D renderer Octane and free compositing software Natron to create stunning 3D backgrounds from legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki’s beloved classic films.

Leftchannel Headline News

leftchannel Adds Character to ‘Brussels + Muscles’ Wellness Spots

Working with agency Karsh Hagan, award-winning design studio animates ‘Brussels + Muscles’ campaign for the University Of Colorado Health and Welfare Plan initiative.

Anime Headline News

Latest ‘Naruto’ Feature to See Theatrical Run

VIZ Media and Eleven Arts debut ‘Boruto: Naruto The Movie’ in over 80 major U.S. CITIES this October; Action-filled new anime adventure features the rebellious son of the legendary ninja Naruto who seeks to become an even greater ninja.