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TV Animation Headline News

Disney Channel Greenlights ‘Kiff’ Buddy Comedy

The “nutty” animated series about an optimistic but prone to chaos squirrel and her best friend Barry the Bunny, from South African creators Lucy Heavens and Nic Smal, was revealed today at Annecy 2021; series set to debut in 2023.

I’ve Never Felt this Way About Stop-Motion! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Robin Robin’ First look Teaser and Art

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 3:29pm

Produced by Aardman Animation and featuring puppets made from felt, the stop-motion musical special, starring Gilliam Anderson and Richard E Grant, hits the streamer in time for the holidays this year; directors share project insights at Annecy 2021 work in progress panel.

Playing Cat and Mouse in the Big Apple Headline News

HBO Max Drops ‘Tom and Jerry in New York’ Trailer

The crazy duo brings their ‘Cat & Mouse’ antics to the Big Apple, where they leave chaos in their wake; Warner Bros. Animation’s all-new 2D animated series premieres July 1.

Brand-New Tales of Starfish and Talking Clouds Headline News

Nick Sets Back-to-Back ‘The Patrick Star Show’ and ‘Middlemost Post’ Debuts

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 9:00am

Journey to Bikini Bottom and Mount Middlemost in trailers for the network’s all-new series, filled with colorful characters, silly stories, and plenty of physical comedy, premiering July 9.

A Marvel-ous and Sugary Delight Headline News

Calabash Creates Mischievously Delicious ‘Loki Charms’ Spot for Marvel

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 1:38pm

The long-time Lucky Charms commercial production house magically transforms Lucky the Leprechaun into something much darker in cross-promotion campaign for the new Disney+ series.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP117: Stop-Motion Director Sinem Sakaoglu on Building a Career In Germany

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 12:10pm

The film, commercial, and music video director shares what it was like moving from Turkey to the U.S., and finally Germany, in pursuit of a creatively fulfilling animation career.

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Disney Junior Reveals New ‘Spidey’ and ‘Mickey Mouse’ Preschool Series

‘Marvel's Spidey and his Amazing Friends’ and ‘Mickey Mouse Funhouse’ premiere in August, starring iconic characters set in new stories for kids and families; both series will be simulcast on Disney Channel and Disney Junior.

It’s Anime-zing! Headline News

Crunchyroll and Adult Swim Reveal ‘Fena: Pirate Princess’ Trailer and Art

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 10:13am

Coming this summer from Kazuto Makazawa and Production I.G., anime series follows a young girl and her samurai crew, on the run from pirates and the English Navy, as they hunt for unimaginable treasure and adventure.

Let’s Get Civical! Headline News

Netflix Shares New Images from ‘We the People’ Music Video Series

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 9:04am

In their Annecy 2021 panel, creator Chris Nee and directors Peter Ramsey, Trisha Gum, and Jorge R. Gutiérrez harken back to ‘Schoolhouse Rock!’ as they discuss the project, executive produced by Barack and Michelle Obama, that combines music and animation to educate a new generation of young Americans about the power of the people.

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WildBrain CPLG Names Jasen Wright North America VP

In newly created role, veteran licensing executive will drive global expansion of entertainment brands and original IP including ‘Strawberry Shortcake,’ ‘Caillou,’ ‘Teletubbies,’ and ‘Chip & Potato.’

Business Headline News

UK Animation Trends and Opportunities Highlighted at Annecy

During an online panel, industry agencies, including Film London, Animation UK, BFI, and Screen Scotland, renewed their sector commitment while sharing business development, investment, and government support insights and strategies in the wake of COVID-19.

What it Means to be Human ANIMATIONWorld

Re-VIEW: Love, Death, Robots + Revelation

Volume 2 of Netflix’s ‘Love, Death + Robots’ animated anthology challenges us to see reality through new eyes, encouraging us to be curious and reflect on the intimate connection between beauty and death, and what it means to be human.

Finding Talent in the Middle Kingdom Headline News

Fred Seibert’s FredFilms and DeZerlin Joins Forces to Find Chinese Talent

Company’s new China-based animation incubator project, Hot Pot! Cartoons, seeks innovative creatives and content from the Middle Kingdom to develop for global markets.

The Future Perfect Project Headline News

2 New ‘How Life Is: Queer Youth Animated’ Shorts Released

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 12:28pm

As they continue their Pride Month 2021 celebration, The Future Perfect Project shares the next films in their series of 10 personal stories from LGBTQIA+ youth, aged 13-22, about the challenges they routinely face.

It’s Anime-zing! Headline News

4 New Anime Series Coming to Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 10:42am

Day 2 of Annecy 2021 brought more great reveals from the streamer, including four upcoming anime titles, with initial concept art, presented during their Tuesday Studio Focus Panel.

Moving Day! Headline News

Paramount+ Drops Brad Neely’s ‘The Harper House’ First Look Trailer and Art

The ‘China, IL’ creator’s all-new 2D adult comedy follows a single mom in Arkansas forced to move to the ‘other side’ of town; series will run exclusively on the streamer in Fall 2021.

Hmmmmmm Headline News

Netflix and CD PROJEKT RED’s ‘WitcherCon’ is Coming

The free global online event streams July 9-10 on Twitch and YouTube; fans of the games and TV series get a behind-the-scenes look at the popular franchise with panels, breaking news, and a preview of the upcoming mobile game ‘The Witcher: Monster Slayer.’

Anime on Peacock Headline News

RetroCrush Anime Now Streaming on Peacock

The 24/7 anime destination’s fan favorite titles coming to the streamer include ‘The Twelve Kingdoms,’ ‘Black Jack: The Movie,’ and ‘Arcadia of My Youth;’ more movies and series coming soon from the extensive RetroCrush library.

Happy Dad's Day! Headline News

‘Teen Titans GO! See Space Jam’ Watch Party Coming Father’s Day

Check out the trailer - this June 20, hang out with the Teen Titans at a ‘Space Jam’ watch party featuring nonstop hilarity and commentary… and, we’re guessing, at least a few ‘Dad’ jokes.

A New Take on Masked Orgy Etiquette Headline News

Netflix Reveals Shion Takeuchi and Alex Hirsch's ‘Inside Job’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 14, 2021 at 12:31pm

From the ‘Gravity Falls’ writer and creator/executive producer comes the first adult animated series created in-house by Netflix Animation Studios; show delves into the daily grind of creating conspiracies for the ‘shadow government.’

Maury and Connie Get Their Own Show! Headline News

‘Big Mouth’ Spin-off ‘Human Resources’ Underway at Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 14, 2021 at 11:45am

In another Annecy 2021 reveal, the streamer announces an even edgier and ‘adult-ier’ series about the Hormone Monster, Depression Kitties, and other creatures from the highly-acclaimed series that help humans as they journey through life.

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Cast Announced for Netflix’s ‘The House’ Stop-Motion Dark Comedy

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 14, 2021 at 11:00am

Helena Bonham-Carter and Miranda Richardson among the stars boarding Nexus Studios’ anthology series about a house and the surreal tales surrounding three generations of families who lived there.   

Revealed at Annecy 2021; Netflix Headline News

Netflix Releases ‘Centaurworld’ Trailer and Images from ‘Vivo,’ ‘Karma’s World’ and ‘Back to the Outback’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 14, 2021 at 7:09am

In the streamer’s first big Annecy 2021 reveal, they tease four of their upcoming Kids and Family animated features and series, including projects from Lin-Manuel Miranda and Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges.

Hilariously Comedically Obsessive ANIMATIONWorld

‘Middlemost Post’ is all Smiles as Nick’s First Original Series in 5 Years

John Trabbic’s upcoming series features the hilariously comedically ‘obsessive’ and slightly illogical Parker J. Cloud, who’s misadventures as a mailman working with sea captain Angus are sure to 'deliver' even more grins than packages.

Aargh! Headline News

DreamWorks’ ‘The Mighty Ones’ Takes to the Sea in New Season 2 Trailer

Dreaming bigger, running wilder, and living larger, the gang ruling the backyard is forced to live as pirates searching for dry land after a flood; all-new episodes debut July 1 on Hulu and Peacock.

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