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Anyone Can Wear the Mask Headline News

‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ to Feature Six Different Art Styles

Producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller reveal upcoming ‘Into the Spider-Verse’ sequel will sport unique looks that each signify a different universe, including an Indian comic-book look, Syd Mead-style illustrations of the future, and a watercolor-wash style.

Business Headline News

Passion Pictures Inks Deal with Circus Studios

Agreement expands joint long-form features and TV series slate, kicking off with ‘Earthworm Jim ‘Beyond the Groovy’’ animated series based on the 1990s computer game, now in development; previous collaborations include Nickelodeon’s ‘LEGO City Adventures.’

Dragons and Ice Oh My! Headline News

David Anthony Durham to Pen George R.R. Martin’s ‘The Ice Dragon’ Animated Film

The film will be adapted from a short story, written early in the prolific author’s career, that follows the child Adara, who befriends an ice dragon that helps her end a brutal war.

I Want a Pet T-Rex! Headline News

‘Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur’ Music Video Released

Disney Branded Television shares the upcoming animated show’s main title song ‘Moon Girl Magic’ by Grammy Award winner Raphael Saadiq

Best Damn City in the World! Headline News

Netflix’s ‘Chicago Party Aunt’ Part 2 – First Look Images

Based on Chris Witaske’s popular Twitter account of the same name, the adult comedy follows Diane and Daniel as they navigate work, family, romance, and, most of all, how to party their brains; 8 all-new episodes stream late next month.

Small But Fierce! Headline News

DreamWorks Animation Shares ‘The Mighty Ones’ Season 4 Trailer

In 10 all-new episodes, the tiny inhabitants of a secret world embark on endless adventures, living large as they conquer uncharted territory in the unkempt backyard of three unkempt humans, coming to Hulu and Peacock in December.

AI Bad… Imagine That! Headline News

AI Unleashed - Shout! Studios Drops ‘Absolute Denial’ Trailer

Ryan Braund’s 2D animated thriller looks at what happens when artificial intelligence evolves beyond expectations, blurring the line between reality and fantasy, coming to theaters and digital platforms in December.

Commercials Headline News

Nexus Mixes Stopmo and Puppetry on Black Market’s ‘Tech Reborn’ Campaign

Award-winning director Johnny Kelly delivers animated short about the endearing relationship between a young girl and a monster that highlights the company’s alternative, regenerative approach to society’s insatiable desire for the ‘new.’

Business Headline News

Dandelooo’s ‘Ernest and Célestine - The Collection’ Heading to ZFD

Distributor inks deal with German pubcaster for Season 2 of the preschool series that follows the adventures of unconventional friends Ernest the eccentric bear and Celestine the mischievous mouse.

Return of the Kings Headline News

WATCH: Hand-Painted Music Video for The Beatles’ ‘I’m Only Sleeping’

Artist and director Em Cooper created the entire short with an animation rostrum on sheets of celluloid, oil-painting each frame, honoring the re-release of the seminal 1966 album ‘Revolver.’

careers in animation Headline News

Podcast EP 186: Behind the Scenes on ‘Wendell & Wild’

Animation supervisors Malcolm Lamont and Jeff Riley discuss climbing the career ladder that led them to stop-motion feature animation; the duo also chats about how director Henry Selick’s new animated movie came together.

It’s Anime-zing! Headline News

Crunchyroll Celebrates the World Cup with Soccer-Themed Anime Lineup

In honor of the huge international tournament, the streamer shares its favorite ‘football’-related series including ‘BLUELOCK’ and ‘My Dear Cramer’

An Incredible True-Life Story Headline News

Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis’ Award-Winning ‘The Flying Sailor’ Now Streaming

Inspired by the true-life story of a man who survived being blown two kilometers through the air by the 1917 Halifax Explosion, the new animated short is now streaming free on ‘The New Yorker’ Screening Room’s digital channel.

Vintage Animated Shorts for the Holidays Headline News

Holiday-Themed Animated Short Specials Coming to MeTV

Bugs Bunny, Popeye, and Porky Pig among the iconic characters featured in ‘Tiny Toony’s Christmas Carol,’ airing Monday, December 5, and ‘A Very Merry Bugs Bunny Christmas,’ airing November 26.

Can I Get a Word In? ANIMATIONWorld

‘Interrupting Chicken’ Teaches Kids Storytelling Outside the Lines

2D series adaptation of David Ezra Stein’s award-winning children’s book series about a young chicken whose imagination runs wild as she continually interrupts her story time premieres today on Apple TV+.

Music and Animation Headline News

A-Wall’s ‘Autopilot’ Gets Animated

Following last year’s TikTok success of the Dallas Latinx artist’s single, ‘Loverboy,’ his new album launches as a 5-episode ‘OVA’ series adding depth to the lore behind the music.  

More SpongeBob! Headline News

‘SpongeBob SquarePants Presents The Tidal Zone’ Crossover Coming Early 2023

Nickelodeon’s upcoming special follows GrandPat through three dimensions covering the animated series ‘SpongeBob SquarePants,’ ‘The Patrick Star Show,’ and ‘Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years.’

Another Cartoon Saloon Gem ANIMATIONWorld

‘My Father’s Dragon’: A Timeless, Truthful Take on Facing Fears

For head of story and animation director Giovanna Ferrari, Nora Twomey’s touching animated feature film’s depiction of how turmoil can upend a child’s life, and how parents face their own doubts while trying to stay strong for their kids, strikes a very personal chord.

It’s Tough Being a Kid… of a Famous Monster Headline News

‘Monster High’ Renewed for Season 2, Plus New Digital Series Spin-off to Debut

Nickelodeon and Mattel Television’s animated comedy-adventure about the teenage kids of famous monsters gets picked up for another season; also announced, ‘Monster High Mysteries’ premieres tomorrow on the ‘Monster High’ YouTube channel.

careers in animation Headline News

Podcast EP 185: How Future House Is Building Animation Projects in The Metaverse

The animation studio’s director Ryan Bird and founder, Adam Sidwell, discuss getting started in VR and how they started building client projects, like virtual concerts, meetings and games, in the metaverse.

Heading to Stuttgart Next April Headline News

FMX 2023 Set for April 25-28

The 4-day hybrid event returns to Stuttgart with 1-day devoted to online presentations from around the world; BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated producer Jinko Gotoh serves as the next program chair.

Technology Headline News

BOXX Upgrades APEXX S4 Workstations with New CPUs

Now featuring 13th Gen Intel Core i7 and i9 processors, the desk-side system is built to optimize creative and accelerated 3D workflows for CAD, 3D design, motion media, and other professional software applications.

Title Sequences Headline News

Spillt Creates ‘Low Country: The Murdaugh Dynasty’ Main Titles

Creative studio harnesses stock and ripped footage, AI elements, and rough Photoshop comps to create a powerful tone, luring viewers into HBO Max’s 3-part docuseries; the series unravels accusations of fraud, deception, and murder chronicling South Carolina’s Murdaugh family legacy and century-long influence over its legal system.

It’s Anime-zing! Headline News

Crunchyroll Announces Indian Subscriber Rollout Plan

The upcoming subs and dubs in Hindi and Indian English include ‘Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train’; ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc’; ‘Darling in the FRANXX’; and ‘Fire Force.’ 

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