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An Animated Fantasy Resurrection! Headline News

Adult Swim Drops ‘Teenage Euthanasia’ Trailer

New animated comedy is set in a mildly apocalyptic near-future Florida funeral home; the coming-of-age story is about second chances, death, and family, premiering September 19.

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‘Cryptozoo’ Review: Bakus & Gorgons & Satyrs – Oh My!

AWN’s Miscweant examines Dash Shaw’s new animated feature film, set in ‘surreal’ 1967, about an activist group trying to protect supernatural cryptids from amoral government agents.

Kid’s Content CTV Channels Headline News

Digital Television Russia Taps VlogBox for New Kids’ Content OTT Channels

Video content distribution and monetization platform to develop seven CTV channels featuring popular children’s series including ‘Be-Be-Bears,’ ‘Fantasy Patrol, ‘Heroes of Envell,’ and ‘Cutie Cubies; the deal also includes Roku content management and distribution, PR, and marketing support.

Who Doesn’t Love a Slacker Teen? Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘Duncanville – Jurannie Park’

By Dan Sarto | Sunday, August 22, 2021 at 9:00am

In the new episode airing August 23 on FOX, Annie is suspended from her job and bonds with a group of birds that soon invade her home, while Kimberly tries to ask a boy out over the phone and Duncan struggles to jump up to a high branch like his friends.

Festivals Headline News

Manchester Animation Festival Going Hybrid, Shares Festival Poster

The online event will run November 1-30 with live events and screenings running November 14-19; 2021 poster artwork was designed by award-winning animator Matthew Lee.

Business Headline News

Adobe to Buy Frame.io for $1.275 Billion

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 2:20pm

Acquisition will pair leading end-to-end cloud-based video collaboration platform with industry standard Creative Cloud software such as Premiere Pro and After Effects to power the video editing process.

The Master Occultist Gets a Special; Business Headline News

HBO Max Drops 'Adventure Time: Distant Lands – Wizard City’ Clip and Images

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 9:06am

The fourth and final ‘Adventure Time’ franchise special explores the backstory of mild-mannered occultist and loyal Princess Bubblegum assistant Peppermint Butler; show premieres September 2 on HBO Max.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Watch… If You Dare: ‘Night of the Animated Dead’ Trailer

Which is scarier, the dead or the ‘Animated’ dead? Find out on September 21 when the 2D feature based on George A. Romero’s 1968 horror classic comes to digital; Blu-ray Combo Pack & DVD drops October 5.

Spies Ahoy! Headline News

FX Networks Drops New ‘Archer’ Clip

In a Season 12 prelude, Sterling Archer establishes a basic truth that ‘Yes, champagne is the breakfast of alcohol;’ the self-absorbed spy and his chronically dysfunctional spymaster colleagues return to bungle a new set of missions starting August 25 on FXX, the next day on FX on Hulu.

Real-Time Animation Installation Headline News

Ian Cheng’s ‘Life After BOB’ Real-Time Animation to Debut at The Shed

New form of programable narrative installation uses Unity game engine’s real-time tools with AI-mediated ‘world wiki,’ allowing viewers to experience the work at their own pace; exhibition’s North America debut runs September 10 – December 19.

This is the Anime You’ve Been Looking For! Headline News

First Epic Trailer Drops for ‘Star Wars: Visions’ Anime Anthology Series

The otherworldly series features nine stories by seven Japanese anime studios, all underscored by musical legend John Williams, set to release September 22 on Disney+.

Virtual Events Headline News

LightBox Expo Online to Host 3rd Annual Concept Art Awards

The virtual event celebrates visual arts with a focus on animation, illustration, and concept art; this year LBXO expands to six days, running September 7-12.

We Want More Adventure Time! Headline News

HBO Max Orders ‘Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake’ Series

Streamer moves ahead with all-new animated show featuring the hugely popular ‘Adventure Time’ characters; Adam Muto will showrun and executive produce for Cartoon Network Studios.

motion design Headline News

BIEN Animates the Excitement Paralympians Bring to Sports

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 16, 2021 at 10:48am

New spot from inclusive motion design studio highlights both the athletic prowess of Paralympic athletes and the thrill of watching their performances.

Business Headline News

Cartoonito Preschool Block Launch Set for September 13

WarnerMedia’s all-new kids’ animation programming, including ‘Little Ellen,’ ‘The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo,’ and ‘Bing,’ is coming to HBO Max and Cartoon Network next month.

#filmfestival Events

NYC's 10th Annual Winter Film Awards International Film Festival Returns September 23 - October 2

Begins: September 23, 2021

Winter Film Awards showcases the best in indie films from emerging filmmakers from around the world in all genres, with a special emphasis on highlighting the work of women and under-represented filmmakers.

Who Doesn’t Love a Slacker Teen? Headline News

Kimberly Em-‘Braces’ Great Change as ‘Duncanville’ Returns with New Episode

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 13, 2021 at 1:40pm

Riki Lindhome co-writes (with her ‘Garfunkel & Oates’ co-star Kate Micucci) and performs the show’s first ever production number as her character finds new popularity after finally getting her braces removed; ‘Off to the Braces’ airs this coming Monday, August 16 on FOX.

The CG World Gathers in Turin Headline News

VIEW Conference 2021 Reveals New Speakers

Kirk DeMicco, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, Tim Miller, and Everett Downing Jr. join growing list of industry leaders and experts who will lead a variety of sessions at Italy’s premiere animation, VFX and CG conference, taking place online and in-person October 17-22; early bird tickets are now on sale.

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Mike McMahan Talks ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Season 2 Debut

With a Primetime Emmy nomination in hand, the ‘Star Trek’ franchise’s first adult animated comedy launches its sophomore season on Paramount+ with a fresh set of sci-fi adventures often overshadowed by nerve-wracking crew discoveries of their own inner hopes and dreams.

The Latest in Chinese Animation Headline News

Call for Entries: West Lake International Animation Festival 2021

Taking place this November in Hangzhou, China, IAF looks at ‘Chinese Independent Animation in the 21st Century;’ submissions are now open for international animated films, research papers, and proposals focused on Chinese animation; entries must be received by September 30.

Is That Chalkboard a Miragey? Headline News

HBO Max Posts ‘Looney Tunes Cartoons Back to School Special’ Trailer

The streamer reminds us that the dog days of summer are waning, with a ‘Back to School’ special premiering August 19; the classic Looney Tunes characters are back in class with all their crazy antics, and they have a lot to learn!

Innovative CG Showcase Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 Will Be Held in Tokyo and Online

Announcement confirms the hybrid event will take place December 14-17 at the Tokyo International Forum – selected events will also be available virtually; Sony Group Corporation’s executive deputy president and CTO Toru Katsumoto to give keynote.

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