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Nominated for an Annie! ANIMATIONWorld

Breaking Down DreamWorks Animation’s Annie Nominations

The studio’s exceptional talent is recognized in 14 different categories, 20 noms in all, for nine different shows, including their latest franchise efforts with the ‘The Croods,’ ‘Trolls,’ ‘She-Ra,’ Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Tales of Arcadia,’ and the dinosaurs of ‘Jurassic World.’

Insights into TV VFX Headline News

WATCH: AWN-FuseFX VFX Artist Interview Series Part 3

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 10:46am

In the third and final discussion, VFX supervisors Steve Meyer and Brad Kalinoski share insights into their innovative visual effects work on shows like ‘Criminal Minds’ and ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.’

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP100: Terry Ibele's Journey from Business to Stop-Motion and Starting This Podcast

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 9:18am

Celebrating his 100th Animation Industry Podcast episode, our host shares his path from a career in business to starting over in the world of stop-motion.

Let's Party! Headline News

Toei and Funimation’s ‘One Piece’ Wano Watch Party’ Set for April 24

Companies have teamed up for a worldwide watch party event that will coincide with the simulcast of episodes 969 and 970, as well as premiere of episode 971, including a pre-recorded Q&A featuring the voice actors and director.                     

Cute but Violent Headline News

‘Gloomy the Naughty Grizzly’ Anime Series Premieres April 12

The cute, lovable, but violent characters, Gloomy and Pity, jump from the toy shelf to the screen in new animated series; set to air on Tokyo MX station in Japan, global fans can check out the episodes on Gloomy’s YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram.

Business Headline News

WarnerMedia Rebrands EMEA Studio as Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe

Company resurrects legendary studio name; Sam Register and Vanessa Brookman to co-lead flagship TV animation studio formerly known as Cartoon Network Studios Europe.

Events Headline News

Upcoming Stuttgart Animation Festival Moves Completely Online

The planned live/online hybrid event makes decision to go all virtual due to continuing coronavirus restrictions; the program runs May 4-9 and will offer a new ITFS VR Hub accessible by VR headset or browser, with media library viewing extended until May 16.

We’re Still Boldly Going! Headline News

‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Drops Teaser and Season 2 Release Date

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 8:17am

Mike McMahan’s hit half-hour comedy about the crew of one of Starfleet’s least important ships also gets third season renewal by Paramount+.

The Dark Knight Rises Headline News

‘Supernatural’s Jensen Ackles to Voice Bruce Wayne in ‘The Long Halloween’

Actor is joined by the late Naya Rivera as Catwoman, Josh Duhamel as Harvey Dent, Troy Baker as Joker, and others as the Caped Crusader hunts down the Holiday killer.

Cartoons Headline News

‘Jonny Quest’ and Classic ‘Tom and Jerry’ Toons Not Leaving HBO Max

Fans won’t have to say good-bye on April 30 to extensive set of classic Hanna-Barbera and Looney Tunes series; HBO has extended the stay of shows including ‘The Flintstones,’ ‘Josie and the Pussycats,’ ‘The Looney Tunes Show,’ ‘The Scooby-Doo Show,’ and a host of others.

Keywords: Justice is Served! Headline News

Warner Bros. Drops Another New Teaser for ‘Justice Society: World War II’

Studio shares another clip from the highly anticipated next chapter in the popular DC animated movie series - coming to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Blu-ray on May 11 and digital on April 27.

Virtual Events Headline News

GLAS 2021 Online Festival Kicks off Today

Running online April 5-11 this year, the 6th annual event features new programs including panel discussions ‘How to Pitch Your Film’ and ‘How to Get the Gig’ as well as virtual watch parties and free webinars.

Virtual Events Headline News

FMX Conference Program Now Online

Running May 4-6, the conference’s first online edition will provide a platform for the global FMX community to reflect collectively on the disruption and reinvention of the industry; program will include panels, keynotes, and presentations.

Slam into the Jam Headline News

WATCH: Going Strong to the Hoop in ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 12:37pm

Warner Bros. releases new trailer and images for their upcoming animated/live-action hybrid comedy adventure starring NBA legend LeBron James and a team of your favorite Looney Tunes characters in a high-stakes challenge against an A.I.-led squad of digital goons.

The Finale We’ve Been Waiting For! ANIMATIONWorld

‘She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’s Big, Beautiful Lesbian Love Finale

Nominated for two Annie Awards, Noelle Stevenson and DreamWorks Animation’s hit series may have ended its five-season Netflix run, but it’s unflinching support for lifestyle diversity, and message that love and friendship will conquer the fear of failure, will continue to positively impact audiences well into the future.

Belle-adonna Headline News

WATCH: First Trailer for Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu’s ‘Belle’

The music-driven and reality-bending animated film from the Oscar-nominated ‘Mirai’ director boasts a talented Japanese and international crew that includes ‘Frozen’ and ‘Tangled’ concept artist Jin Kim.

Interactive Special Headline News

Atomic Cartoons Drops Trailer for ‘Last Kids on Earth’ Interactive Special

Coming to Netflix April 6, the 70-minute special produced by Atomic Cartoons lets viewers use their remotes to decide what the ‘Last Kids,’ will do; first series graphic novel, ‘The Last Kids on Earth: Thrilling Tales,’ hits store shelves the same day.

Running with the Pack! ANIMATIONWorld

Re-VIEW: Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart’s ‘Wolfwalkers’

This beautifully designed film, a story of conflict between civilization and nature, stands in defiance of individualism, reminding us that despite our own strength and resolve, we still need the energy and healing power of the community.

Honor Has A New Name! Headline News

Netflix Unveils ‘Yasuke’ Teaser Trailer and Poster

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 6:11pm

Bound by honor, compelled to defend; debuting globally on April 29, the reimagined story of the first African samurai is directed by LaSean Thomas and stars LaKeith Stanfield, with animation by ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ production studio MAPPA and music by Flying Lotus.  

Acting! Headline News

Stoopid Buddy Stoodios and AMC Announce ‘Ultra City Smiths’ Cast

Created by Steve Conrad, the stop-motion animated series is slated for Summer 2021 release; all-star voice lineup includes John C. Reilly, Da’vine Joy Randolph, Jimmi Simpson, Bebe Neuwirth, Melissa Villaseñor, and Jason Mantzoukas.

Grrrrrrr! Headline News

‘Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal: The Complete First Season’ Comes Home June 1

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment delivers all 10 episodes from Adult Swim’s Season 1 of the iconic director’s tale of an unlikely friendship between a caveman and a dinosaur trying to survive in a violent, primordial world; the Blu-ray and DVD feature exclusive behind the scenes interviews – now available in Digital.

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