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Virtual Events Headline News

Next PreVIEW Set: ‘Animated Features Oscar Contenders – A Directors’ Discussion’

Join the free March 5 online conversation with leading animated feature film directors sharing insights into this year’s possible Oscar nomination line-up.

SVOD Headline News

‘Trollstopia’ Season 2 Hits Peacock and Hulu March 18

Based on the popular DreamWorks’ animated films, the next chapter of the series sees Poppy bring unity to all of the musical trolls scattered through the forest… or does she?

Family Entertainment Headline News

Toonz Media Group Launches ‘MyToonz’ OTT Platform

The India-based company’s new initiative provides family friendly entertainment across multiple platforms; the app features carefully curated fun, educational, safe, and non-violent content.

The Year’s Best Anime! Headline News

‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ Named Anime of the Year at Crunchyroll’s Anime Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 22, 2021 at 10:15am

Horror action series the top vote getter at 5th annual celebration, as 15 million global votes are cast in 18 award categories; ‘Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!’ named best animation.

Our Undersea Hero Gets Animated Headline News

Get Your First Look at ‘Aquaman: King of Atlantis’ Animated Mini-Series

HBO Max’s three-part series features Arthur Curry and Mera: they’re curvy, colorful, and positively full of eyebrow power.

Wear a Mask! Headline News

See ‘The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge On The Run’ at the Drive-in on Feb 27 and 28

Paramount+ invites LA-based fans to an immersive drive-through experience; see the first episode of the original series ‘Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years’ followed by a screening of the brand-new feature film featuring the whole Bikini Bottom gang.

Learning from Masters Headline News

Netflix and WIT Studio Partner Up for Anime Scholarship

Aspiring anime artists may apply to the WIT Animator Academy, a six-month program at Sasayuri Video Training Institute in Tokyo developed and taught in part by Studio Ghibli vet Hitomi Tateno.

SVOD Headline News

Don’t Be Chicken: Check Out These Clips of ‘Archibald’s Next Big Thing is Here!’

From the creative minds of Tony Hale and DreamWorks Animation comes the animated series about a curious chicken who embraces life to the absolute fullest and 'yes, and's...' his way through everything; now streaming on Peacock.

Virtual Events Blogs

ANNY’s ‘Monsters and Me’ VR Event

By Joe Strike | Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 1:26pm

AWN’s resident Miscweant, adorned in an Oculus Quest 2 headset, shares his report on Animation Nights New York’s cutting-edge webXR virtual animated shorts screening.

Stop-Motion ANIMATIONWorld

The Carefree Claymation of Gilligan Moss’ ‘Slow Down’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 10:25am

Francesca Morea takes the Brooklyn-based electronic duo on a surreal but easygoing journey in the ocean, forest, and outer space.

The Chicken Comes Home to Roost! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Archibald’s Next Big Thing Is Here’ Returns with More Slapstick and Sincerity

Premiering today on Peacock, Emmy Award winner Tony Hale and DreamWorks Animation’s 2D animated comedy about the misadventures of a curious, loveable chicken is back with a new season of hijinks and heart.

Events Headline News

KingstOOn Animation and Film Festival Moves Online April 21-25

The virtual event plans an Expo, film festival, business forum, and Pitch Boot Camp and Competition; this year’s theme explores diversity in animation.

Anime-zing! Netflix Headline News

‘DOTA: Dragon’s Blood’ Anime Series Coming to Netflix

Premiering March 25, new fantasy show based on the popular video game ‘DOTA 2’ tells the story of Davion, a renowned Dragon Knight devoted to wiping the scourge from the face of the earth.  

TV Animation Headline News

Cartoon Network Unveils Greenlights and New ‘Redraw Your World’ Branding

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 11:12am

WarnerMedia announces huge new kids and family programming commitment, including ‘Cartoonito’ preschool block and over 300 hours of new originals debuting on CN and HBO Max later this year.

TV Animation Headline News

WarnerMedia Launches Cartoonito Preschool Programming Block

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 10:38am

Coming to Cartoon Network and HBO Max this fall, new block will debut with 20 titles; ‘Bugs Bunny Builders’ and Sesame Workshop’s ‘Bea’s Block’ greenlit, joining development slate that will expand to 50 originals within two years.  

TV Animation Headline News

WATCH: ‘DuckTales’ Cast’s Overly Dramatic Final Recording Session

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 4:56pm

David Tennant, Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz, Bobby Moynihan, Kate Micucci, Beck Bennett, Toks Olagundoye, and Paget Brewster meet for last time as Disney Series wraps production after 75 episodes and 15 shorts; 90 minute finale airs March 15 on Disney XD and DisneyNOW.

VIEW Conference 2021 Headline News

Next PreVIEW Event Set with Pixar Animation Studio’s SparkShorts

Join a free conversation with five directors from the studio’s in-house short film incubator: Madeline Sharafian, director of ‘Burrow;’ Bobby Alcid Rubio, director of ‘Float;’ Eric Milsom, director of ‘Loop;’ Stephen Clay Hunter, director of ‘Out;’ and Edwin Chang, director of ‘Wind.’

animated short films Headline News

Go Behind-the-Scenes of the Oscar Shortlisted ‘Kapaemahu’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 12:48pm

Watch how Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer, and Joe Wilson produced their beautifully animated short that celebrates the long-suppressed, centuries-old story of Waikiki’s mysterious four-boulder monument to the gentle people, both male and female in mind and body, who brought science and healing to the island.

Fighting Against Racism Headline News

Cartoon Network and ‘Steven Universe’ Fight Racism in ‘See Color’ PSA

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 11:01am

The third spot in a set of four developed by Rebecca Sugar and Ian Jones-Quartey each feature a different character from the hit series, providing kids and families productive ways to counter common narratives about racism.

Wendigo Terror! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Little Wolf: The Night Trail’: A Coming-of-Age Battle Against the Undead

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 9:41am

Director Jesse Cowan takes a dark journey into Native American mythology with his tale of a young boy, his wolf totem, and their fight with monsters of the forest.

Business Headline News

Company 3 and Method Merge Atlanta Editorial Teams

Integration will optimize inter-departmental collaboration, enhancing overall service offerings; leading the transition are award-winning editors Eddie Kesler and Matt Barron.

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