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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.

People Headline News

AFX Creative Adds Nicole Fina as Executive Producer

Former Digital Domain executive producer brings extensive experience in global advertising campaigns, music videos, and live event holograms, including key content for the Academy Awards and Super Bowl.

Virtual Festivals Headline News

OIAF 2021 Official Selections Announced

A diverse group of 114 animated shorts, feature films, and series will compete at upcoming Ottawa International Animation Festival, running online September 22 – October 3; 48 films additionally chosen for Panorama screenings, with the VR selections coming in August.

Animation and NFTs Collide! Headline News

Steve Aoki and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios Launching ‘Dominion X’ on Blockchain

Stop-motion animated series, set to original music, is the first that allows the public to own a piece of the show, both digitally and physically; watch the debut short ‘Level 1’ for an introduction to the world of Character X.

Hmmmm Headline News

Watch ‘The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf’ First Look Teaser

In Netflix’s latest ‘The Witcher’ world effort, before Geralt, there was Vesemir slaying monsters for coin; see a clip, new images and the global voice cast list for the 2D anime film, premiering globally on August 23. 

Nelvana Turns 50! Headline News

Nelvana Names July 26 ‘Canadian Children’s Media Day’

Studio marks its 50th anniversary by teaming up with Telefilm Canada and the Youth Media Alliance to celebrate the Canadian animation and children’s media industries.

Animation Festivals Headline News

Brooke Keesling, Gary Schwartz Among Presenters at Anibar Animation Festival

Lori Malépart-Traversy also set to present at upcoming event, running July 23-30 in Peja, Kosovo; festival will feature over 300 film screenings, talks, workshops, and presentations by a number of special guests. 

Promoting Resources for Those in Need Headline News

‘Guiding Light’ PSA Raises Awareness for 211.org Community Support Network

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 3:00pm

Bent Image Lab and Chel White, working with the Ad Council and United Way, produce 2D spot that highlights resources available for people in at-risk situations.

Business Headline News

‘Baby Shark’ Movie in Development at Nickelodeon

The network and SmartStudy are co-producing the brand-new original animated film; the popular ‘Baby Shark’s Big Show!’ series also gets a Season 2 greenlight.

People Headline News

Framestore London Names Stephen Goalby Head of Design UK

Industry veteran will lead the design team as the studio continues its expansion; upcoming work will run from hand-drawn 2D to futuristic UI sequences across film, TV, and immersive.

Business Headline News

Omens Studios Inks MENA Deal with MBC Media

Animation studio’s trio of kids’ series heads to SVOD and AVOD platforms Shahid VIP and Shahid; the deal kicks off later this month with the debut of ‘Counting With Paula’ Season 5 and ‘Leo the Wildlife Ranger.’

People Headline News

Tim Erickson Named Head of Peanuts Worldwide

Former Disney and DreamWorks executive will work closely with Charles M. Schulz’s family and Wildbrain’s content teams to drive licensing strategy and growth.

Business Headline News

Dandelooo’s ‘Little Bear’ Heading Out Across the Globe

The 2D animated preschool series, commissioned by France Televisions and produced by Supamonks Studio, gets Season 2 greenlight; new deals bringing show to U.S.A., Russia, France, Nigeria, Sweden and host of other countries.

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