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‘Mickey & Minnie’ Animated Short Collection Celebrates 100 Years of Disney

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ new compilation, including ‘Steamboat Willie,’ which first introduced Mickey Mouse, along with ‘Brave Little Tailor,’ ‘Mickey’s Delayed Date,’ ‘Hawaiian Holiday,’ ‘On Ice,’ and 5 others, comes to Blu-ray and DVD February 7.

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Animated Characters: The Art of Babbitt – Part 1

Animator, director, character designer, teacher, and writer Nancy Beiman shares Part 1 of her extensive, 2-part, 1979 interview with famed animator Art Babbitt, whom she met as a 21-year-old Cal Arts student after visiting Richard Williams’ L.A. studio on a dare.

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Bruce Smith and Ralph Farquhar Talk ‘The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder’ Season 2

According to the executive producers, the sophomore season is even ‘louder and prouder,’ with new characters and deeper stories centered on culturally significant experiences within the Black community such as interracial dating and Juneteenth; new season debuts February 1 on Disney+.

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Hulu Orders ‘King of the Hill’ Reboot

After getting turned down at FOX, co-creators Mike Judge and Greg Daniels have taken their series resurrection plans elsewhere, along with the original voice cast that includes Kathy Najimy and Pamela Adlon; still set in the fictional town of Arlen, Texas, the show takes place in present-day U.S.A.

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FMX 2023 Tickets Now on Sale

The hybrid edition, focusing on the art, technology, and business of animation, visual effects, and interactive and immersive media, returns to Stuttgart April 25-27 with an exclusive online day April 28.

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Annecy Festival 2023 Unveils Poster by Jorge R. Gutierrez

With this year’s spotlight on Mexican animation, the animator/writer/director brings Mexican culture and folklore to the festival poster for the upcoming June event; watch Gutierrez share the inspiration and process behind the poster.

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Fans Campaign for Tiktok Impressionist to Replace Justin Roiland in ‘Rick and Morty’

The grassroots movement to hire voice actor Sean Kelly as the show’s two leads has many supporters, while other fans argue the true beauty and humor of the show came from the co-creator’s improv and can never be replicated.

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‘HouseBroken’ Season 1 Now Available on Tubi

From ‘Veep’s Gabrielle Allan, Jennifer Crittenden, and Clea DuVall, and starring Lisa Kudrow, FOX Animation Domination’s popular animated comedy about neighborhood pets working out their issues in therapy is now streaming free on the networks’ ASVOD platform.

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‘The Flying Sailor’ Wins Sundance 2023 Animated Short Film Prize

Academy Award-nominated filmmakers Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis continue to rack up festival wins with their 2D/3D film, inspired by the 1917 Halifax Explosion, that tells the tale of the man who was hurled two kilometers by the blast and lived to tell.

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Choc Chip Animation Riffs on Pop Culture in ‘The Art of Murder’

Sisters Nirali and Anokhi Somaia channeled their lifelong love of 2D animation and 90s anime into a new animation studio and original series, about sketchbook characters that come to life at the stroke of midnight; the show's pilot debuts this summer on YouTube.

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Genius Brands Partners with China’s StarTimes to Launch Kartoon Channel! Africa

The channel will offer originals ‘Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten;’ ‘Rainbow Rangers;’ ‘Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab;’ and ‘Llama Llama’ as well as weekend movies such as ‘Stan Lee’s Mighty 7;’ ‘Ella Bella Bingo;’ ‘Toys and Pets;’ and ‘Boonie Bears.’

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F is for Flake: The (Not So) Great Animation Robbery?

The indie animation community is confronted by scandal, of sorts, involving a short film, recently submitted to animation festivals, that appears to be a copy of a short made a decade ago.

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FOX Renews ‘The Simpsons,’ ‘Family Guy,’ and ‘Bob’s Burgers’

The network orders two new seasons for each of the hugely popular Animation Domination series, all from 20th Television Animation, cementing the longest-running primetime animation block’s continued airing through the 2024-25 broadcast cycle.

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Adult Swim Orders ‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force’ Season 12

As a follow-up to the animated comedy ‘Aqua Teen Forever: Plantasm,’ which debuts on HBO in February and Adult Swim in March – Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro, the ‘creative geniuses’ behind the franchise, will produce 5 all-new episodes. 

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Disney TV shares ‘Kiff’ Premiere Date, Cast and Theme Song

The Cape-Town inspired animated series follows optimistic squirrel Kiff and best friend Barry the bunny on their adventures in Table Town, where animals and magical oddballs live side by side.

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Disney TV Shares February Slate of All-New Animated Kids' Series Episodes

Next month, Disney Channel and Disney Junior are brimming with episode premieres of popular original series, including ‘Superkitties,’ ‘Firebuds,’ and ‘Monsters at Work;’ ‘Voltron: Legendary Defender’s Josh Keaton and ‘Respect’s Jennifer Hudson guest star on ‘Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur.’

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Amazon Studios Greenlights ‘Mighty Nein’ with ‘The Legend of Vox Machina’ Creators

Critical Role signs overall multiyear TV and first-look film agreement with the streamer; new animated series, being created with Titmouse, is based on the 2nd campaign of the popular ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ web series.

That’s a Lot of Kids’ Shows! Headline News

Apple TV+ Expands ‘Kids & Family’ Animation Slate

The streamer's Spring lineup kicks off with new seasons of ‘Pinecone & Pony,’ ‘Pretzel and the Puppies,’ and ‘Stillwater’ and the launch of all-new series ‘Eva the Owlet,’ ‘Jane,’ and ‘Frog and Toad;’ seven new ‘Peanut’ classics join the streamer with ‘Peanuts Anthology III’ and ‘Sago Mini Friends’ celebrates Earth Day.

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Adult Swim Drops ‘Rick and Morty’ Co-Creator Justin Roiland

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 3:06pm

Network is reportedly cutting ties with the prolific animation producer and voice actor in the wake of his being charged for an alleged incident against an unnamed girlfriend in 2020.

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HBO Max Drops ‘Harley Quinn: A Very Problematic Valentine’s Day Special’ Trailer

Valentine’s Day may be destined for mayhem and madness when Gotham’s power couple of DC villainy celebrates the day of romance together - for the first time! The special hits the streamer next month.

Awards Headline News

Nominations Announced for the 95th Academy Awards

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 7:01am

No real surprises, at least in the animation-related categories, with ‘Avatar: The Way of Water,’ ‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,’ ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,’ ‘The Sea Beast,’ and ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ among the best animated feature and best visual effects nominees for this year’s 95th Oscars, coming March 12.

It’s Anime-zing! Headline News

Vote Now for the Seventh Annual Crunchyroll Anime Awards

Anime of the Year nominees include ‘Attack on Titan Final’ Season Part 2, ‘Cyberpunk: Edgerunners,’ ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc,’ ‘Lycoris Recoil,’ ‘Ranking of Kings’ Cour 2, and ‘SPY x FAMILY;’ fans can vote every day, in every category, through January 25 – winners will be announced March 4.

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