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Crafting the ‘Ridiculously Charming’ and ‘Far-Fetched’ ‘Dogs in Space'

Jeremiah Cortez and Adam Henry’s new animated comedy turns our faithful, furry friends into cosmic ‘retrievers,’ though the two creators want viewers to never forget that dogs are not meant to be in space; premieres today, November 18, on Netflix.

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Nexus Studios ‘A Future Begins’ Gets Thanksgiving Kick-Off

The charming stop-motion spot, created by award-winning animator John Kelly, focuses on Chipotle’s commitment to sustainable farming and human welfare; with a soundtrack by Grammy-award winning singer Kacey Musgraves, the commercial is a patchwork quilted love letter to the restaurants’ supply chain and the people behind it.

Can You Remember the 60s? Headline News

‘Cryptozoo’s Legendary Cryptids Now Available on Blu-Ray and VOD

Dash Shaw’s visually stunning Sundance award-winning animated film follows the hallucinatory world of cryptozookeepers as they struggle to capture a legendary dream-eating baku.  

Business Headline News

Stampede Ventures and UTA Launch HappyNest

Former MGA Entertainment VP and executive producer Sadaf Cohen Muncy will helm new independent animation production company and creative incubator; company will guide IP development while enabling artists to maintain financial and creative control.

People Headline News

Disney Television Animation Adds Lisa Fragner as VP, Development

Former Blue Sky Studios’ VP and Head of Development steered numerous projects from pitch to greenlight, including ‘Ice Age: Dawn of The Dinosaurs,’ ‘Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who,’ ‘Rio, Spies in Disguise’, and ‘Nimona.’

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Elizabeth Waybright Taylor Named VP, Development, Disney Television Animation

Long-time Disney exec promoted to oversee team steering new Disney Channel animated content for kids and families; previous projects include ‘The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse’ cartoon shorts, ‘Amphibia,’ ‘Kiff,’ and the upcoming ‘Primos.’

40 Years of Pixel Pushing Headline News

Alkemy X Spoofs its 'Cutting Edge' 80's Work to Celebrate 40th Anniversary

VFX house creates campaign and 3-minute anthem film that showcases its ‘sales reel’ from 1981 complete with fictional relics from the past.

Buckle Up! Headline News

DreamWorks Shares ‘Fast & Furious: Spy Racers Homecoming’ Final Season Trailer

Buckle up as the Spy Racers set out on one last mission; all-new Season 6 episodes of the popular animated show, based on the live-action ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise, hit Netflix December 17.

An Even Merrier Christmas 2021 Headline News

Illumination Drops Final ‘Sing 2’ Trailer

Buster Moon and his all-star cast of performers are ready to unleash their biggest extravaganza yet… but there’s one small hitch; sequel to 2016 hit ‘Sing’ comes to theaters December 22.

Home for the Holidays! Headline News

PBS KIDS Announces Animated Holiday Line-Up

Celebrate December with new specials and fan-favorite classics; ‘Alma’s Way’ helps viewers celebrate Nochebuena and Three Kings Day; ‘Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas’ reveals the true holiday spirit; and ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ returns with a special presentation on December 19.

Home for the Holidays! Headline News

Celebrate with Disney Channel and Disney Junior’s Holiday Line-Up

Beginning November 27, catch five new festive episodes from popular animated series including ‘Muppet Babies,’ ‘The Ghost and Molly McGee,’ ‘Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends,’ and a new Mickey Mouse holiday special.

I’ve Never Felt this Way About Stop-Motion! Headline News

EXCLUSIVE: Listen to ‘The Sneak Song’ From Aardman’s ‘Robin Robin’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 12:43pm

Along with Netflix’s November 24 global premiere of the venerable stop-motion studio’s charming musical holiday special comes Lakeshore Records’ original soundtrack release, featuring music by The Bookshop Band.

Technology Headline News

Foundry Releases Nuke 13.1

Artist-focused update enhances productivity with improvements in workflows; new 3D manipulators and hotkeys make work faster and easier while new Unreal Reader allows users to request Unreal data from within the NukeX environment.

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‘Masha and the Bear’ Season 5 Debuts in UK

New season of studio’s popular flagship animated series now airing in 2 time slots on Tiny Pop with broadcaster extending series rights on multiple Animacord properties; ‘Masha and the Bear: Nursery Rhymes’ now available to watch on demand on the POP Player app.  

PSAs Headline News

DreamWorks’ Trolls Team with UN to Promote Healthy Diet and Sustainable Living

Studio releases awareness-raising video as it joins United Nations, FAO, and UNF in a global campaign to encourage healthy eating and reduce food waste.

It’s Anime-zing Headline News

Crunchyroll Announces New Anime Slate at Anime NYC

Highly anticipated ‘Spy X Family’ series, based on the manga of the same name, will hit the streamer in 2022; other new series include ‘Aoashi,’ and ‘A Couple of Cuckoos.’

Mmm.. chocolate Headline News

Post Office Studios Tapped for Hershey’s Promo Video

Tempting spot for iconic confectioners ‘Cocoa’ and ‘Cocoa with Almond’ spreads introduces the brands’ new packaging; Cinema 4D with Octane Render used for authentic animation, with the mouthwatering chocolate swirl created through fluid simulations in Houdini.

Anime Headline News

Toei Drops Teaser for ‘One Piece Film: Red’ Feature

New animated film, created and produced by Eiichiro Oda, features a mysterious character, Red, who wears a headset microphone and sings to the sky; Japanese release set for August 6, 2022 with, with other regional debuts to follow.

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Bugs and Daffy Hit the Road in Turkey Day Podcast

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 22, 2021 at 10:00am

Four-part original comedy series follows the pair on a rollicking trip across the country in a quest to turn our ever-prideful duck into the official bird of Thanksgiving; from Warner Bros. Animation, the podcasts are now available on Spotify and all major podcast platforms.

Home for the Holidays! Headline News

Watch: ‘Mosley’ Exclusive Clip

The CG animated family film follows a young ‘Thoriphant,’ as he embarks on an epic journey to discover his heroic roots; featuring the voice talent of Rhys Darby, Lucy Lawless, Temuera Morrison, and John Rhys-Davies, the movie comes to theaters, digital and on demand December 10.

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