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Awards Headline News

Women in Animation Name WIA Class of 2020 Showcase Best Short Film Winners

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 4:34pm

‘Ciervo,’ ‘La Vida de una Piñata,’ and ‘Meow or Never’ take top honors, selected from a pool of 409 graduate and undergraduate films from 121 schools.

call for entries Headline News

Cartoon 360 2020 Pitch Submissions Deadline Coming September 24

European event will provide real-time feedback, input, interactive discussions and keynotes from industry experts in the digital market.

Virtual Festivals Headline News

The National Film Board Takes Center Stage at OIAF 2020

10 NFB original films/VR projects, representing unique visions and personal stories, will screen in both competitive and curated programs; the festival runs September 23-October 4.

Adult Animation Madness! Headline News

Bobby Moynihan’s ‘The Pole’ Coming to SYFY’s Adult Animation Block in 2021

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 1:14pm

Scandal and intrigue at the North Pole means there’s a twisted power struggle afoot for the venerable red suit, in the edgy-new animated comedy from Yeti Farm Creative.

Virtual Festivals Headline News

Cardiff Animation Festival Goes Virtual

Online offerings running October 24-November 1 to include full shorts program; a session with Welsh animator, Simon Chong, currently a director on Fox’s ‘Bob’s Burgers;’ and a behind the scenes look at, ‘Heart of Darkness,’ the world’s first sand-animated feature film.

Hayao Miyazaki Headline News

Studio Ghibli Releases 400 Free Movie Images

The famed Japanese studio home of venerated director Hayao Miyazaki has posted online a set of 50 high resolution stills from eight of their beloved films, most notably ‘Ponyo’ and ‘Spirited Away,’ with more to come, for fans to use ‘freely within the scope of common sense.’

Keeping San Fransokyo Safe! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Big Hero 6 The Series’ Season 3: Protecting San Fransokyo from Noodle Burger Boy

By Dan Sarto | Monday, September 21, 2020 at 3:59pm

Executive producers Mark McCorkle, Bob Schooley and Nick Filippi talk about the new season of their Emmy Award-nominated animated series, which premieres today on Disney XD and DisneyNOW, and how the Big Hero 6 team faces off against a new villain and his team of evil mascot robots.

Vengeance is Mine ANIMATIONWorld

‘Dragon’s Dogma’: A Stolen Heart, Vengeance, and the Seven Deadly Sins

For producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Netflix’s seven-episode anime adaptation of Capcom’s 2012 video game is much more than just one man’s quest to slay the dragon that killed his family.

SVOD Headline News

WATCH: Carl Jones and Brian Ash’s ‘Sugar and Toys’ Season 2 Premiere

By Dan Sarto | Monday, September 21, 2020 at 11:18am

FUSE’s adult animated sketch comedy take on Saturday morning cartoons is back, from two of the creatives who brought us ‘Black Dynamite’ and ‘The Boondocks,’ with new episodes running every Sunday evening.

Awards Headline News

‘Rick and Morty’ Nabs Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program

By Dan Sarto | Monday, September 21, 2020 at 8:21am

Adult Swim’s hit animated comedy takes top animation honor; Netflix’s ‘Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ honored for Outstanding Children’s Program, as the Television Academy finishes out its 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

New Archers Have Arrived! ANIMATIONWorld

A Welcome Return to Dysfunctional Spy Craft in ‘Archer’ Season 11

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 18, 2020 at 8:43am

Justin Wagner and Chi Duong Sato share artwork and creative insights as FXX’s hit animated comedy awakens from a 3-season coma and returns to the good old fashion, sexually charged, bickering filled, often drunkenly performed business of espionage.

Awards Headline News

‘Forky Asks a Question,’ ‘Big Mouth’s Maya Rudolph Take Home Animation Emmys

Awards for short form animated program, character voice-over and derivative interactive program, as well as previously announced individual achievement in animation and motion design, were presented last night on the fourth evening of the 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

Animated Shorts Competition Headline News

Wacom’s Cartoon Crunch Adventures Continue!

Tune in to the 5-part reality-like mini-series to see the challenges facing eight young animators as they create their shows; final projects will debut at the Popcorn Premiere Party September 26.

behind-the-scenes Headline News

Exclusive: ‘Weathering with You’ Worldbuilding with Hiroshi Takiguchi

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 1:42pm

Go behind-the-scenes of Makoto Shinkai’s critically-acclaimed anime, about a young boy who runs away from home and befriends an orphan girl who can manipulate weather, as the art director discusses environments and design.

People Headline News

Hugh Davidson Inks Exclusive Multi-Year Deal Warner Bros. Animation

Emmy Award-winning Mike Tyson Mysteries and Nobodies writer/producer will develop original animated projects across all WBA platforms; his ‘Keeping Up with the Joneses’ gets presentation order.

Lots to See Here Headline News

‘It’s Fall on Disney+’ Lineup Announced

Disney originals premiering this season include ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,’ ‘Once Upon a Snowman,’ and the highly anticipated ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2.

Festivals Headline News

Virtual SCAD AnimationFest 2020 Coming September 25-26

The acclaimed two-day event, being held online for the first time, will feature exclusive screenings, panels, and presentations from top talent like ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ creator Mike McMahan and ‘Undone’ co-creators Raphael Bob-Waksberg & Kate Purdy.

Watch Special Unboxing! Headline News

‘B: The Beginning Season One’ Available on Blu-Ray and Digital October 6

‘The Ultimate Collection’ limited edition also being released features 160-page hardback series bible, soundtrack CD, special portfolio and the pilot film that inspired the series; watch the trailer and unboxing videos now!

Events Headline News

Here’s a Recap of Rooster Teeth’s ‘FIRST Night’ at Virtual RTX at Home

Fans were treated to a premiere screening of ‘Red vs. Blue,’ the announcements of a video competition series, ‘Grudge Night,’ and the new series ‘Dead Little Roosters,’ a spiritual successor to ’11 Little Roosters.’ 

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