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DreamWorks Animation Names Bill Ballew CTO

25-year studio veteran and previous VP of R & D steps up to role previously held by Jeff Wike, who is retiring; new responsibilities include technology-related strategic and creative planning as well as operations of the studio's animation production platforms. 

Stop Bullying! Headline News

Cartoon Network Partners with ‘Raising Good Gamers’ Anti-Bullying Initiative

The network, along with Games for Change and UC Irvine’s Connected Learning Lab, release ‘How to Be a Positive Gamer’ PSA; animated short gives kids tips on heading off bullying before it starts.

Hot Tub Animation Headline News

Watch a Dry Erase Board-Animated Umphrey’s McGee ‘You Walked Up’ Origin Story

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 12:03pm

Pete Herzog’s hand-drawn short, produced with his wife in a hot tub, illustrates band member Jake Cinninger’s tale of how they named their upcoming album filled with selections from decades of their concert ‘walk-on’ music.

Heavens to Mergatroyd! Headline News

Warner Drops ‘Jellystone!’ Key Art

Yogi Bear is back and heading to Comic-Con@Home on July 24 with a sneak peek of his all-new series; catch the famed Hanna-Barbera gang, including Boo Boo, Huckleberry Hound, Snagglepuss, and Wally Gator, when the series premieres July 29 on HBO Max.

Vidcasts Headline News

‘Between the Keyframes’ Motion Design Vidcast Launches

New biweekly show from industry experts Erin Sarofsky and Austin Shaw gives an insider’s look and insights into process, practice, and culture.

The Dark Knight Returns Headline News

New Clip Drops for ‘Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two’

The two-part animated DC Universe Movies thriller concludes as the Dark Knight battles a unified front of super villains while solving a murder mystery; feature-length film comes to Digital July 27, and Blu-ray August 10.

Business Headline News

SPP 2021: Asia’s Premier B2B Animation Event Now Underway

Taking place online this year, Korea's annual international content market brings together buyers, sellers, financiers, and animation lovers from all over the globe.

Business Headline News

Development Begins on Matthew A. Cherry’s ‘Battu’

The Oscar winning ‘Hair Love’ director, Cartoon Network Studios, and award-winning director Chaz Bottoms start work on a 2D animated musical comedy series celebrating the creative arts culture of Chicago.

Animation Festivals Headline News

The 20th Animafest Cyprus Reveals Official Selections

33 films have been chosen for this year’s competition; festival, which runs August 11-14 in the village of Salamiou, will also feature a 20th anniversary tribute to Cypriot animation.

Awards Headline News

TV Academy Announces 73rd Emmy Award Nominations

‘Big Mouth,’ ‘Bob's Burgers,’ ‘Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal,’ ‘The Simpsons,’ and ‘South Park: The Pandemic Special’ are nominated for Outstanding Animated Program; ceremony will be held Sunday, Sept. 19 on the CBS Television Network and streamed live and on demand on Paramount+.

Animating the Atrocities of Dictators Headline News

Six Point Harness Animates the Horrors of Dictators in ‘How to Become a Tyrant’

Studio’s animated sequences, used in place of archival footage and re-creations, provide compelling depictions of brutality that might otherwise be unwatchable, in Netflix’s powerful new documentary series.  

Live-Action / Animated Documentary Headline News

‘The Witches of the Orient’ Hits Theaters July 16

By Dan Sarto | Monday, July 12, 2021 at 3:56pm

Check out the trailer for Julien Faraut’s fascinating live-action / animated documentary about Japan’s 1964 Olympic gold medal women’s volleyball team, the direct inspiration for Chikako Urano’s ‘Attack No. 1’ manga and subsequent anime series.  

Wanda and Cosmo Return! Headline News

Production Begins on ‘The Fairly OddParents’ Live-Action – Animated Series

By Dan Sarto | Monday, July 12, 2021 at 1:08pm

Debuting later this year on Paramount+, the new show, based on Nick’s Emmy-winning animated series, picks up years after the original story as Wanda and Cosmo help Timmy Turner’s cousin Viv and her new stepbrother navigate life in Dimmsdale.

Harmon Coming to the Con Headline News

‘Rick and Morty’ Headlines Adult Swim’s Comic-Con@Home 2021 Line-Up

Go behind the scenes of Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s hit show, along with ‘Tuca & Bertie,’ ‘Blade Runner: Black Lotus,’ and ‘Teenage Euthanasia;’ program set for Friday July 23.

Animation Festivals Headline News

OIAF 2021 Announces Retrospectives and Screenings

The upcoming festival reveals special retrospectives on animators Mariusz Wilczyński and Jodie Mack; the 2021 Ottawa International Animation Festival runs online September 22 - October 3.

Who Doesn’t Love a Slacker Teen? Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘Duncanville – Crimes and Misters Demean Her’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 9, 2021 at 12:40pm

In the new episode airing July 12 on Fox, Jack coaches Jing’s little league soccer team, but feeling he’s too easy on the kids, gets Duncan to yell at the team; Annie takes Kimberly to work with her after having a falling out with her friends.

Get Geeked! Headline News

Netflix Plans to Get Geeky at COMIC-CON@HOME

The streaming giant’s ‘Geeked’ sessions feature sneak peaks of ‘Masters of The Universe: Revelation,’ ‘Fear Street Trilogy,’ ‘The Last Mercenary,’ ‘Lucifer,’ and ‘Army of Thieves;’ the official line-up runs from July 23–25.

A Star is Born! Headline News

‘The Patrick Star Show’ Table Read Set for Comic-Con@Home

Bill Fagerbakke, Tom Wilson, Cree Summer, Jill Talley, and Dana Snyder will treat viewers to an exclusive conversation and performance on July 24 from an original episode of Nickelodeon’s upcoming ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ spin-off; new series premieres July 9.

Get Tooning! Headline News

‘Tooning Out The News’ Segment and ‘The Harper House’ Panel Set for Comic-Con@Home

Paramount+ announces July 23 panel with inaugural cast of new adult animated comedy; Stephen Colbert’s animated satirical news show plans special screening on Comic-Con’s YouTube channel.

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