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ACM SIGGRAPH Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Goes Virtual

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 8:07am

Annual computer graphics conference and exhibition, originally scheduled November 17-20 in Daegu, South Korea, moves online due to COVID-19 pandemic.

FXX Headline News

‘Archer’ Season 11 Reveals Coming to Virtual San Diego Comic-Con

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 3:44pm

New season, pushed from previously scheduled May 6 premiere by COVID-19 shutdowns, premieres later this year; cast member online panel set for July 24.

TV Animation Headline News

‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Ready to Rarely Go Where No One Has Gone Before

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 2:26pm

Highly anticipated animated comedy from ‘Solar Opposites’ creator Mike McMahan premieres August 6 on CBS All Access. 

Events Headline News

Brooke Keesling, Jorge Gutierrez to Host Academy’s Virtual ‘Art of Animation’ Workshop

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 11:46am

July 6 family-friendly online event includes special guests Pete Docter, Kendal Cronkhite-Shaindlin, Peter Ramsey, Pierre Coffin and Hyun-min Lee.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP72: Dev Exec Dave Padbury Shares How Pitches Become New Shows

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 9:52am

Listen to the latest installment of the Animation Industry Podcast, Terry Ibele’s in-depth interview series with guests including JJ Villard, John Musker, Tina Nowracki, and Fred Seibert, who share their stories, insights, and career advice.

SVOD Headline News

Cinedigm Merging Viewster into Newly Launched CONtv Anime

New global 24/7 linear and AVOD network begins streaming on CONtv’s 120 million device network with library of popular anime films and series including ‘Bubblegum Crisis,’ ‘AD Police,’ and ‘Vampire Princess Miyu.’

Business Headline News

Toonz Media Begins Pre-Production on ‘JG & the BC Kids’

TMG teams with Elijah Rock Productions and Ericka Nicole Malone Entertainment on animated 2D feature and TV series about a super intelligent and athletic scientist who travels the world finding special kids.

Quirino Awards Headline News

‘Klaus’ Named Best Animated Feature at Third Annual Quirino Awards

‘Tainá and the Amazon's Guardians’ wins best animated series; ‘The Cubicbird’ wins best animated short film at the virtual ceremony closing out the online Ibero-American Animation ‘Quirino month.’

In Passing Headline News

Kelly Asbury, ‘Shrek 2’ and ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’ Director, Dies at 60

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 26, 2020 at 5:40pm

The CalArts alum and well-respected animation veteran spent almost 40 years as a writer, story artist, and designer on some of the industry's most successful shows. 

Business Headline News

3BLACKDOT and Starburns Teaming on ‘Alpha Betas’ Animation Series

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 26, 2020 at 11:52am

Gaming culture entertainment studio and production house behind ‘Rick and Morty’ to develop animated comedy starring gaming influencers VanossGaming, BasicallyIDoWrk, I AM WILDCAT and Terroriser.

SVOD Headline News

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Solar Opposites – The Lost Recordings’ Featurette

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 4:33pm

Long lost footage of stars Justin Roiland, Thomas Middleditch, Sean Giambrone and Mary Mack recording together sheds light on origins of the show’s ‘sexually hard sexy fun-buckets’ and ‘baby biscuits.’

SVOD ANIMATIONWorld

John Harvatine IV and Tom Root Get Medieval in ‘Crossing Swords’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 3:31pm

The Emmy Award-winning ‘Robot Chicken’ executive producers bring their signature fast-paced, raucous and violence-driven humor to a stop-motion world of evil kings, insatiable queens, and peasants caught in the crossfire.

Music ANIMATIONWorld

Composer Carl Johnson Comes Home to ‘Looney Tunes Cartoons’

Musician picks up where Carl Stalling left off, returning to Warner Bros. more than 25 years after composing on ‘Animaniacs’ and ‘Pinky and the Brain.’ 

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