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Technology Headline News

Autodesk Shotgun Taps New Tech for the Future of Production Management

Machine learning-generative scheduling and asset lifecycle management will to be built into Autodesk’s cloud-based Forge platform, driving creativity while meeting ever evolving workflow challenges.

Business Headline News

WebToon Launches WebToon Studios

Digital comic publisher announces new partnerships with Vertigo Entertainment, Bound Entertainment, and Rooster Teeth Studios; studio will also leverage existing relationships with their pool of writers and artists to build franchises across all media platforms.

Education Headline News

Aardman Academy Launches ‘Industry Training: Stop Motion 1’

12-week virtual program taught by Aardman professionals will provide world-class education for aspiring animation professionals.

Home for the Holidays! Headline News

Get Animated This Holiday with Nickelodeon’s ‘Nickmas’

Special holiday programming will include all-new episodes of ‘PAW Patrol,’ ‘Santiago of the Seas,’ ‘Blue’s Clues & You!,’ and ‘The Casagrandes;’ classic fan favorite holiday episodes of ‘Rugrats,’ ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ and ‘The Loud House’ are also on the docket.

Anxiety Mosquitos Suck! Headline News

‘Big Mouth’ Season 4 Premieres December 4

By Dan Sarto | Friday, November 13, 2020 at 9:01am

First trailer and pics are here! Summer camp has never ‘sucked’ so bad! The angst, anxiety, and pubescent mania-driven kids of Netflix’s hit animated series return next month for more guilt, jealousy, and pillow sex.

Music Videos Headline News

Confronting Racism and Injustice in Yoke Lore’s ‘Fade Away’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 5:02pm

2D Animated short, directed by Aishwarya Sadasivan, explores two characters forced to determine whether their differences outweigh their similarities.

SVOD Headline News

‘Lazur Wulf’ Season 2 Premieres December 6 on Adult Swim

Animated series returns with original all-star cast and guest appearances by Cree Summer, Tunde Adebimpe, Dawnie Marie, Kittie Kaboom, Carl Jones, Ellington Wells and more; Season 1 now on HBO Max.

SVOD Headline News

Netflix Drops New Trailer for ‘Bombay Rose’

Winner of numerous international accolades, Gitanjali Rao’s hand painted animated feature is an intimate and compelling ode to people in India living unfulfilled lives as they struggle to survive; debuts on Netflix December 4.

Rick and Morty in the House! Headline News

Adult Swim Festival Coming November 13-14

Special performances, chats, panel,s and more from all your favorite Adult Swim shows; includes livestreams and exclusives from ‘Rick and Morty,’ ‘Toonami Special Edition,’ ‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force,’ and ‘Metalocalypse.’

Remembering Veteran’s Day ANIMATIONWorld

Trioscope’s Gripping WW2 Animated Drama ‘The Liberator’ Premieres Today

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 3:19pm

Company’s innovative new technology platform marries live-action human performance with CGI to bring unprecedented level of emotion and fidelity; four-episode miniseries gets Veteran’s Day release on Netflix.  

Backyard Hijinks! ANIMATIONWorld

‘The Mighty Ones’ Gets Down, Dirty, and Colorful with Nature-Inspired Animation

For executive producers Sunil Hall and Lynne Naylor, laying face-down in the grass brings the artistic perspective needed to create the adventures of a rock, strawberry, twig, and leaf in the new DreamWorks Animation comedy series.

Festivals Headline News

Cartoons on the Bay Going Digital on Rai Play from December 18-20

First ever digital edition will include previews, retrospectives, roundtables, and masterclasses; the Pulcinella Awards Ceremony will be available on December 20.

TV VFX VFXWorld

Brad Minnich Explores New Animation Territory with ‘The Good Lord Bird’ and ‘2150’

The veteran VFX editor and supervisor talks about his two latest projects, Ethan Hawke’s Civil War-era period Showtime series, and a fully animated feature inspired by ‘Love, Death & Robots.’

People Headline News

Neeraja Raj Signs with Nexus Studios

Animator’s diverse portfolio features a wide range of techniques including stop-motion, puppetry, and 2D and 3D animation; she is working with the studios’ original content team to adapt her BAFTA shortlisted ‘Meow or Never’ into an animated series.

Business Headline News

Award-Winning Blue Zoo Animation Studio Turns 20

Founded in 2000 by Tom Box, Oli Hyatt, and Adam Shaw, the animation studio is now 300+ strong; Hyatt was instrumental in helping create Animation UK in 2008, a collective that incentivizes and bolsters the fast-growing UK animation industry.

In-Passing Headline News

‘Scooby-Doo’ Co-Creator Ken Spears Dies at 82

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 9, 2020 at 4:55pm

Prolific writer and producer will be remembered, along with co-creator and production partner Joe Ruby, for their many Saturday morning animated series including ‘Dynomutt,’ ‘Dog Wonder,’ ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks,’ and ‘Superman.’

Books Headline News

‘The Art of WolfWalkers’ Behind-the-Scenes Book Available November 10

Showcasing the craft and skill behind the Apple Original Film, ‘WolfWalkers,’ Charles Solomon and James Baxter’s new book features an afterword by the movie’s director Tomm Moore and co-director Ross Stewart.

Anime Headline News

Kitaro Kosaka’s ‘Okko’s Inn’ Celebrates 2nd Anniversary with E-SAKUGA eBook.

Interactive format allows readers to flip through keyframes and access archives of popular Japanese animation with only a touch; available in Apple’s ‘Book Store.’

Turkey Day! Headline News

Celebrate Thanksgiving with ‘Pinkalicious & Peterrific’ and ‘Arthur’

Everyone is planning for the holidays, including PBS KIDS’ popular animated series; special Thanksgiving themed episodes premiere on November 16.

Dr. God Returns! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Hell Den’ Returns to TZGZ with More Animated Sketch Comedy Mayhem

By Dan Sarto | Friday, November 6, 2020 at 11:40am

Dr. God comedy troupe member and series showrunner Neil Garguilo talks about the ‘fun’ trouble he and his creative partners get into in Season 2 of their uniquely warped show.

Cool Animation for Kids! Headline News

DreamWork’s ‘TrollsTopia’ and ‘The Mighty Ones’ Expand Peacock’s Kids’ Programming

Two new animated series will premiere on the streamer in November; new episodes of ‘Cleopatra In Space,’ ‘Curious George,’ ‘Madagascar: A Little Wild,’ and ‘Where’s Waldo?’ will premiere in November and December.

Events Headline News

Celsys Hosting Panels at Wacom’s ‘Connected Ink’ November 18 Event

As part of ‘Creative Chaos’ theme, discussion with Samsung and Wacom will focus on ‘Clip Studio Paint’ for Galaxy; second panel with Wacom and Oiso will discuss how to encourage kids’ love of drawing.

Me and My Memes Headline News

Riffing on Memes: Doing Things Media’s ‘Office Fire’ Now on IGTV

New animated series takes on contemporary meme culture; two employees distract themselves at work by watching and making fun of DTM’s vast library of viral video content.

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