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Did SpongeBob SquarePants Comes out as LGBTQIA+?

For Pride Month, Nickelodeon tweeted a picture featuring SpongeBob SquarePants, leading to speculation about the hit animated sea-dweller’s long-rumored sexuality.

Covid-19 Headline News

New Short Reveals a Young Boy’s Imaginary Battle Against the Covid-Dragon

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 3, 2020 at 1:21pm

In Joey Jones’ charming CG animated film, ‘How the Covid-dragon Disappears,’ a kid’s imagination serves as the battleground for a knight’s valiant fight against the coronavirus, honoring the brave essential workers of the 2020 pandemic.

: Animated Feature Film Headline News

‘Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe’ Premieres August 28 on Disney+

All four seasons of ‘Phineas and Ferb’ series and Disney Channel original ‘Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension’ coming to Disney XD August 25.

WIA Online Summit Headline News

2020 Women in Animation Virtual Summit Now Streaming Online

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 2:58pm

A selection of presentations from the first-ever WIA online summit, held in conjunction with this year’s Annecy 2020 Online edition, is now available for free viewing.

Business Headline News

Mike Judge Bringing Re-Imagined ‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ to Comedy Central

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 1:00pm

Creator of iconic animated duo that defined a generation of disaffected, head-banging youth, signs deal for two new seasons and related spin-offs.

Business Headline News

Phil Lord and Chris Miller to Re-Imagine ‘Clone High’ with MTV

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 10:32am

Oscar-winning pair reuniting with series co-creator Bill Lawrence and writer Erica Rivinoja to develop new episodes based on iconic animated emo culture satire that originally aired in 2002.

ACM SIGGRAPH Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Goes Virtual

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 8:07am

Annual computer graphics conference and exhibition, originally scheduled November 17-20 in Daegu, South Korea, moves online due to COVID-19 pandemic.

TV VFX Headline News

WATCH: RISE FX’s ‘Westworld’ Season 3 VFX Breakdown Reel and Behind-the-Scenes Videos

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 5:35pm

German visual effects studio shares new highlight reel showcasing nearly 200 shots spread over three episodes of the hit futuristic HBO series.

FXX Headline News

‘Archer’ Season 11 Reveals Coming to Virtual San Diego Comic-Con

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 3:44pm

New season, pushed from previously scheduled May 6 premiere by COVID-19 shutdowns, premieres later this year; cast member online panel set for July 24.

Events Headline News

Brooke Keesling, Jorge Gutierrez to Host Academy’s Virtual ‘Art of Animation’ Workshop

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 11:46am

July 6 family-friendly online event includes special guests Pete Docter, Kendal Cronkhite-Shaindlin, Peter Ramsey, Pierre Coffin and Hyun-min Lee.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP72: Dev Exec Dave Padbury Shares How Pitches Become New Shows

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 9:52am

Listen to the latest installment of the Animation Industry Podcast, Terry Ibele’s in-depth interview series with guests including JJ Villard, John Musker, Tina Nowracki, and Fred Seibert, who share their stories, insights, and career advice.

SVOD Headline News

Cinedigm Merging Viewster into Newly Launched CONtv Anime

New global 24/7 linear and AVOD network begins streaming on CONtv’s 120 million device network with library of popular anime films and series including ‘Bubblegum Crisis,’ ‘AD Police,’ and ‘Vampire Princess Miyu.’

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