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‘Centaurworld’ Shares Megan Nicole Dong’s Love of Animation and Musical Theater

The former ‘Pinky Malinky’ supervising director’s new series, about a war horse magically transported to a strange land of silly, singing centaurs of all species, shapes, and sizes, premieres July 30 on Netflix.

Conferences Headline News

VIEW Conference 2021 Reveals Stellar Speaker Lineup

Confirmed presenters include Tom McGrath, director of ‘The Boss Baby: Family Business;’ ‘The Willoughbys’ director Kris Pearn; and legendary animator and VFX supervisor Phil Tippett; conference runs October 17-22 in Turin, Italy and online.

Annecy Festival Residency Headline News

Call for Entries: Annecy Festival Residence

Writers/directors get development time, support, and mentorship to work on graphic development of feature-length animated films, living and working in Annecy April 4 - June 30, 2022; the submission deadline is September 10, 2021.

Commercials Headline News

Hornet Animates Century 21’s 50 Years of Business

Directorial team of Natalie Labarre and Yves Geleyn create 2D spots featuring voiceovers of real estate agents sharing real-time anecdotes; each short features a distinct color pallet to drive the narrative forward.

Business Headline News

Cartoonito Debuts Program Trailer and ‘Sneak Peek’ Clips

Get a first look at Ellen DeGeneres’ ‘Little Ellen’ and ‘Lucas the Spider,’ both part of WarnerMedia’s upcoming Cartoonito preschool block set to launch on HBO Max and Cartoon Network this fall.

So Loud! Headline News

Vacations Can be Loud in New ‘The Loud House Movie’ Trailer

Based on Nickelodeon’s hit animated comedy series, the Loud family adventures to Loch Loud, Scotland their ancestral home, only to discover they’re descendants of Scottish Royalty; the very Loud movie drops on Netflix August 20.

Exit Stage Left! ANIMATIONWorld

How ‘Jellystone’ Revisits and Revives Classic Hanna-Barbera Characters

Debuting July 29 on HBO Max, showrunner C. H. Greenblatt’s new series brings together classic - and not so classic - characters from the famed animation studio’s library, giving them new jobs, new designs, even new genders.

Get on with the Show! Headline News

HBO Max Releasing ‘The Prince’ at Midnight Tonight!

In a surprise move, the streamer will drop all 12 episodes - at 12:01 PST on July 29 - of its satirical animated series about Prince George and his British royal family, which had been put on hold to retool following the death of Prince Philip earlier this year; official trailer and key art also released.

Chip 'n' Dale are Back! ANIMATIONWorld

Squeaky Mayhem Abounds in New ‘Chip ‘n’ Dale: Park Life’ Series

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 12:08pm

Produced by Xilam Animation and inspired by Disney’s iconic pair of troublemaking chipmunks, the 12-episode hand-drawn 2D show debuts today on Disney+.  

Second-Rate Adventurers Are Coming! Headline News

Critical Role Drops ‘The Legend of Vox Machina’ Voice Cast Featurette

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 10:00am

New installment of ‘The Legend of the Legend of Vox Machina’ goes behind the scenes with voice director Mary Elizabeth McGlynn and the main cast as they reprise their roles on the highly anticipated upcoming Prime Video series.

Recognizing the Best Aspiring M&E Designers Headline News

Rookie Awards 2021 Announced

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 6:50am

This year's 'Rookie of the Year' winners of the world's most prestigious competition for aspiring design and media entertainment artists were selected from a pool of more than 4,000 entries.

Awards Headline News

‘Migrants,’ ‘Out for Delivery,’ ‘Symphonia’ Take Home BAFTA Student Awards

15 finalists from over 680 student submissions and 34 countries competed for 2021 honors; categories included animation, games, and immersive projects.

Business Headline News

Netflix Orders ‘Chicago Party Aunt’ Animated Series

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 9:33am

Based on Chris Witaske’s popular Twitter account of the same name and starring Lauren Ash, the adult comedy about the hard-charging Diane Dunbrowski, AKA The Chicago Party Aunt, premieres September 17.

And the Winners Are… Headline News

‘Family Guy’ Leads All Winners at Hulu’s Second HAHA Awards

Stewie, Lois, and Peter & Chris among characters and shows voted fan favorites as the streamer awards its best in adult animated TV.

Beware the White Spikes! VFXWorld

Designing ‘The Tomorrow War’s Vicious, Deadly Aliens

For VFX supervisor Jamie Price, the ‘White Spikes’ predators eradicating humans in Chris McKay and Amazon Studios’ original sci-fi thriller had to be agile, scary, and above all, lethal.

TV Animation Headline News

Disney Shares ‘Amphibia’ Season 3 Premiere Date, Clip and Guest Voice Cast

Whoopi Goldberg, RuPaul Charles, Kate Micucci, Brad Garrett, and Anika Noni Rose among special guests starring in the new season, which also includes 22-minute Christmas special featuring new song by ‘Steven Universe’s Rebecca Sugar.

Comic-Con@Home Headline News

Check Out ‘Tooning Out SPECIAL COVERAGE: Comic-Con 2021’

Paramount+’s Emmy-nominated animated series, ‘Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out the News,’ reported on ‘breaking stories’ during the streamer’s ‘Peak’ Animation block panel presentations.

Moving Day! Headline News

Paramount+ Reveals ‘The Harper House’ Trailer and Key Art

The ‘China, IL’ creator Brad Neely’s all-new 2D adult comedy follows a single mom in Arkansas forced to move to the ‘other side’ of town; series premieres September 16 exclusively on the streaming network.

Comic-Con@Home Headline News

Paramount+ Drops ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Season 2 Trailer

Virtual panel at Comic-Con@Home featured a conversation with cast members and creator Mike McMahan, part of the Paramount+’s ‘Peak’ Animation programming block; the hit half-hour comedy about the crew of one of Starfleet’s least important ships is available in the US exclusively on the streamer.

Mastering the Awkward Pause ANIMATIONWorld

How Six Point Harness Brought ‘Tig Notaro: Drawn’ To Life

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 23, 2021 at 11:10am

Director Greg Franklin discusses the Kool-Aid man, awkward pauses, and the dizzying array of styles he employed on the first fully animated stand-up special, hitting HBO July 24.

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