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Virtual Event Headline News

GUNDAM ONLINE EXPO Begins August 20

12-day digital event to feature exclusive figures never before available in the US, AR tour of THE GUNDAM BASE TOKYO, and special video content including instructional painting sessions with professional modeler Katsumi ‘Meijin’ Kawaguchi.

TV Animation Series Headline News

New ‘Story Time with Josh & Blue’ Podcast Help Tuck Kids in at Night

10-episode podcast series is now available; Season 2 of ‘Blue’s Clues & You!’ airs weekdays on Nickelodeon beginning August 19.

Stop-Motion Headline News

Online Festival Stop Motion Montreal Coming September 14-20

‘Home Sweet Home’ 12th edition will connect the international stop-motion animation community virtually.

TV Animation ANIMATIONWorld

Titmouse Shoots for the Nebulas in ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 7, 2020 at 1:33pm

Prolific studio known for ‘Big Mouth’ and ‘Midnight Gospel’ joins the ranks of Starfleet, handling production on the inaugural season of Mike McMahan’s CBS All Access series, the first adult animated ‘Star Trek’ comedy in franchise history.

Virtual Event Headline News

Crunchyroll Announces V-CRX Programming and Free Registration

Virtual Crunchyroll Expo, streaming from September 4-6, brings together the anime community to celebrate the best and brightest in Japanese animation

SVOD Headline News

Hulu Adds to Animation Slate with ‘Animaniacs’ and ‘Woke’

Platform announces new season of Steven Spielberg’s classis cartoon series 22 years after its last episode; and new semi-animated series inspired by life and work of artist Keith Knight.

Music Video Headline News

The Weeknd Animates His Dark Past in ‘Snowchild’

Canadian artist Abel Tesfaaye illustrates his journey to fame in an anime-style music video for his new single, produced by D’ART Shtajio, the first Black-owned anime studio in Japan.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP77: How Ian Boone Got 2 Internships at Laika and Worked on ’Tumble Leaf’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 10:56am

The animator shares his story of interning, twice, at the famed Portland studio, tricks he learned on the Amazon Prime kid’s show, and whether it’s worth pursuing a career in stop-motion.

Animated Feature Films ANIMATIONWorld

Using Puppets, ‘Dollhouse’ Lays Bare the Pop World’s Sleazy Misogyny

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 9:14am

Nicole Brending discusses her savage animated satire, ‘Dollhouse: The Eradication of Female Subjectivity from American Popular Culture,’ which hits digital platforms August 11.

Music Videos Headline News

RALPH Returns to her Pre-Teen Y2K Bedroom in ‘Crush’ Animated Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 2:13pm

Multi-disciplinary artist Amika Cooper, AKA blackpowerbarbie, channels ‘Lizzie McGuire,’ ‘Degrassi,’ and boomboxes for the singer’s new video, a reimagining of Jennifer Paige’s 1998 dance-pop hit.

SVOD Headline News

‘Sea Level 2: Magic Arch’ Animated Feature Trailer Released

Lionsgate’s family “double feature” release of ‘Sea Level’ and ‘Sea Level 2: Magic Arch,’ will be available on DVD, Digital, and On Demand September 29.

Anime Headline News

WATCH: ‘Rick and Morty’ and ‘SpongeBob’ Get Anime Treatment

Both ‘official’ and fan-made homage shorts, ‘Rick and Morty vs. Genocider’ and ‘Bubble Bass Arc,’ show that ‘niche’ anime audiences are a growing force to be reckoned with.

#SIGGRAPHAsia2020 Headline News

August 15 Entry Deadline Almost Here for SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Computer Animation Festival

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 3, 2020 at 11:32am

Submit your animated shorts, commercials, game cinematics, trailers, motion graphics, VFX sequences and reels now; if computers played a key role in production, CAF wants to see your work!

Comic-Con Headline News

Rooster Teeth Shares Sneaks of 4 Upcoming Animated Series

Comic-Con panel reveals details on popular shows including ‘Red vs. Blue: Zero,’ ‘Recorded by Arizal,’ ‘Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy,’ and ‘RWBY Volume 8.’

Virtual Reality Headline News

Baobab’s ‘Baba Yaga’ to Premiere at Venice VR Expanded

Leading interactive studio’s newest work blends theater, cinema, and animation for an immersive experience that allows viewers to be the main character. 

Business Headline News

Moonbug Acquires YouTube’s ‘Blippi’ and ‘CoComelon’

Entertainment company boosts subscriptions to over 235M across 100+ digital platforms, harnessing the increasing call for widely accessible kids’ content.

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