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Anime ANIMATIONWorld

Netflix Pushes Anime’s Visual Boundaries in Akira Saitoh’s ‘Sol Levante’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 3, 2020 at 11:22am

Breathtakingly beautiful new experimental short from Production I.G., one of world’s first hand-drawn 4K HDR projects, is now available for viewing.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Warner’s ‘Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge’ Releasing on Digital April 12

Animated film based on popular videogame franchise also available on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on April 28.     

SVOD Headline News

Satoshi Kon’s ‘Tokyo Godfathers’ Debuts May 19 on Digital

Restored and remastered from 4K transfer, late director’s tale of the mystery surrounding an abandoned child will also be available June 2 on Blue-ray and DVD combo pack with special bonus features.

Awards Headline News

Adrien Mérigeau’s ‘Genius Loci’ Takes GLAS 2020 Grand Prix and FXX Elevation Award

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 11:02am

Director of film about a young loner’s exploration and celebration of urban chaos will receive a $25,000 grant to develop an original animated project with FXX.

Animated TV Series Headline News

CBS All Access’ ‘Tooning Out the News’ Launching April 7

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 9:46am

Production resuming remotely on animated variety news series from Stephen Colbert and Chris Licht; segments to stream Tuesday – Friday followed by full episode each week.

SVOD Headline News

Digital Media Rights Launches RetroCrush Classic Anime Streaming Channel

New digital channel features more than 100 classic anime series and 40 features joining DMR’s other OTT channels, AsianCrush, Midnight Pulp, YuyuTV, Cocoro and KMTV.

jobs and recruiting Headline News

Bento Box is Hiring: Art Directors, Background and Character Designers

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 27, 2020 at 12:25pm

Studio has a number of job openings, working safely and remotely, on several shows, including a new streaming comedy, primetime comedy, and kid’s show. 

Livestream Headline News

Titmouse ‘5 Second Day’ Screening Livestreaming on Twitch March 27

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 12:13pm

90-minute showcase of studio’s famed in-house animated shorts program will stream online for first time following postponement of planned Vancouver screening. 

SVOD Headline News

FIRST LOOK: Hulu Drops Teaser Trailer for Justin Roiland’s ‘Solar Opposites’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 8:52am

Highly anticipated new animated comedy about an alien family taking refuge in middle America, from 'Rick and Morty' co-creator Roiland and executive producer Mike McMahan, debuts May 8 on Hulu.

public service announcements Headline News

Jennifer Garner and Warren Buffett Voice COVID-19 Prevention PSAs for Kids

First three of seven animated spots released, using ‘Llama Llama,’ ‘Secret Millionaires Club,’ and other Genius Brands International properties to help kids learn safe hygiene.

Awards Headline News

‘Symbiosis’ Wins Best Animated Short at 2020 SXSW Film Festival

Though the event was canceled by the city of Austin, with its juries already in place and a majority of filmmakers opting in, competitions were held and awards announced.

Adult Animation ANIMATIONWorld

What Future Lies in Store for Non-Comedy Adult Animation?

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 1:56pm

According to a just released industry white paper from producer John Evershed, TV animation finally seems poised to capture sizable new audiences outside its traditional comedy fan base.

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