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Category: 2D

The Superheroes of Comic Art Headline News

Clover Press’ ‘The Marvel Art of Michael Turner’ Kickstarter Now Live

The project features newly remastered and classic artwork from the noted creator, who passed away at age 37 in 2008, including Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, as well as rarely seen sketches.

Really Dad? ANIMATIONWorld

A Talk with the ‘Invincible’ Robert Kirkman

The comic book writer, screenwriter, and producer discusses emotions, violence, the challenges of adaptation, and the making of his current hit animated series ‘Invincible,’ now streaming on Prime Video.

A New Home for Classic Cartoons Headline News

MeTV Toons Unveils Debut Programming Schedule

The new broadcast network, which will be feature over 40 different classic animation series each week as the only TV destination dedicated exclusively to the genre, is set to launch June 25.

Toonz Media Group Headline News

Toonz Media Group, Angel Studios Launching ‘Gabriel and the Guardians’

Anime-style 2D fantasy adventure series is developed by Colossul Studios with animation production by Tiger Animation and pre-production by Robot Playground.

Business Headline News

Diablo Cody, Wattpad Webtoon Studios Team for ‘Death of a Pop Star’ Adaptation

The live-action film will be based on Violet Karim’s Webtoon webcomic that follows Sophie, a pop star who tragically dies and is transported to Hell, only to be resurrected by her number one fan - the Grim Reaper.

2D Headline News

Mercury Filmworks Teaming with Turnip + Duck Studio for ‘Bunny McBee’

Canadian-Irish co-production deal for original 2D-animated short-form preschool series created by Emmy-nominated 'Hilda' director Andy Coyle signed at Annecy.

Hanna Minghella Headline News

Hannah Minghella Named Netflix’s Head of Feature Animated, Live-Action Family Film

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at 2:23pm

The former Bad Robot, Sony Pictures and Columbia exec boasts extensive experience in live action and animated franchise titles, including ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,’ ‘Hotel Transylvania,’ ‘The Smurfs,’ and more.

See You in Hell ANIMATIONWorld

‘Hazbin Hotel’: Blood, Violence and Decadent Sex You Can Dance To

Creator Vivienne Medrano talks about her wildly popular and hellishly funny animated adult musical comedy series – from her storytelling style to her use of the c-word – now streaming on Prime Video.

Lucasfilm Headline News

‘Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures’ Season 2 Headed to Disney+ and Disney Jr.

New season of Lucasfilm’s original animated series arrives Wednesday, August 14, with new shorts on August 2 and new digital series, ‘Fun With Nubs’ available online now.

She Stands Alone ANIMATIONWorld

Empathy and Dark Humor Collide in ‘Carol & The End of the World’

Dan Guterman’s adult animated comedy series about a meek, introverted woman who prefers mundane daily rituals rather than hedonistic excess in the face of humanity’s impending extinction, employs a carefully crafted visual language, literally guided by the eyes are windows into the soul, to provide its emotion and laughs; now streaming on Netflix.

A Spooky New Comedy Headline News

Netflix Orders ‘The Undervale’ Animated Series from ‘Rick and Morty’ Team

Creator Matt Roller teams with executive producers Dan Harmon and Steve Levy on a spooky new comedy, which follows a single mother who runs a very haunted hotel.

Awards Headline News

'Memoir of a Snail,' 'Percebes' Take Top Awards at Annecy 2024

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 5:39pm

Adam Elliot's stop-motion feature and the 2D short by Alexandra Ramires and Laura GonÇalves among the 22 winners at the jam packed 48th festival edition that saw a record 17,440 accredited attendees from 103 countries.

Gimme More Wolverine! ANIMATIONWorld

‘X-Men ‘97’ Reanimates an Iconic ‘90s Series

Supervising Producer and head director Jake Castorena talks about the tricky business of reviving a beloved and acclaimed series while bringing the world of the pre-MCU X-Men to a new generation of fans.

The MFKZ House Expands Headline News

Ankama Acquires Minority Stake in Animation Studio Inthebox

The deal will allow the French company behind ‘MFKZ’ and ‘Wakfu’ to expand its production pipeline and benefit from Inthebox’s 3D animation expertise.

Arcane Headline News

GKIDS Acquires Global Video, Transactional Rights to ‘Arcane’

First season of the Emmy Award-winning series from Riot Games to be released on videogram and home entertainment platforms worldwide in 2024.

Adult Swim Reveals Headline News

‘Ha Ha, You Clowns’ and More ‘Smiling Friends’ Coming to Adult Swim

At its ‘Defying Expectations’ Annecy 2024 panel, the network also reveals a new series order for ‘Oh My God, Yes! A Series of Extremely Relatable Circumstances’ produced by Six Point Harness.

Netflix Headline News

Netflix Drops Final ‘Exploding Kitties’ Trailer & Character Posters

When God gets fired, he gets sent to earth — how better to reconnect with humanity then as a chubby house cat? Based on the popular card game, the adult animated comedy streams July 12.

Checkmate! Headline News

Woody Allen-Narrated Animated Short ‘Mr. Fischer’s Chair’ in Production

The four-studio co-production centers on the face-off between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky during the 1972 World Chess Championship; release set for August 2025.

It’s Just My Imagination Headline News

Netflix Debuts Studio Ponoc’s ‘The Imaginary’ Trailer

Based on the award-winning novel of the same name by A.F. Harrold, the 2D animated film follows a young girl and her imaginary companion sharing make-believe adventures; coming to theaters June 28 and streaming July 5.

More Finn and Jake is Coming Headline News

Warner’s Studio Family Unveils Greenlights, Development Slate at Annecy

Warner Bros. Animation, Cartoon Network Studios and Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe reveal lots of new programming, including new shows and spin-offs of popular animated series, including ‘Fosters Funtime for Imaginary Friends, 2 new ‘Adventure Time’ properties, the return of ‘Regular Show,’ and the first ‘Scooby-Doo’ anime series.

Annecy Headline News

Netflix Presents Sneak Peeks of Upcoming Films, Series at Annecy

The streamer showcases upcoming animated films and series in an event packed with top-tier talent, works-in-progress and exciting first looks.

What’d I Say? ANIMATIONWorld

After 30 Years, ‘Mr. Birchum’ Gets His Close-Up

Adam Carolla, the other king of all media, talks about his new, politically incorrect series based on a character that has gestated since his KROQ ‘Kevin and Bean’ days, now streaming on DailyWire+.