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Animation Festivals Headline News

Hiroshima Animation Season 2024 Selections Revealed

The 2nd edition of the festival unveiled its competition lineup, with 78 films selected from 2,634 entries from 97 countries and regions; the Oscar qualifying event takes place August 14-18 in Hiroshima.

Hungry for Indian Animation ANIMATIONWorld

Goppo Animation: Bravely ‘Feeding’ India’s Growing Animation Industry

Debjyoti Saha’s animation studio has grown from producing music videos for Indian rappers like Prabh Deep and DIVINE to bringing its animated anthology series about Indian food culture, ‘Table for One,’ to the upcoming Annecy 2024 MIFA.

What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Headline News

Blind Pig Shares ‘Ashley Madison: Sex, Lies & Scandal’ Animated Sequences

The London-based studio and Minnow Films created the title sequence and montage graphics for Netflix’s new 3-part documentary about an online dating site gone wrong, causing worldwide chaos and divorce.

Hypothetically Speaking ANIMATIONWorld

The Whys and Hows of Marvel Studios’ Acclaimed ‘What If…?’

With awards season on the horizon, director/executive producer Bryan Andrews and writer/executive producer A. C. Bradley share their thoughts about Season 2 of the groundbreaking Disney+ animated series.

It’s Anime-zing! Headline News

‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba In Concert’ to Debut This Fall

Check out the trailer for the groundbreaking concert series, based on one of the most popular anime and Japanese manga franchises, debuting this Fall in San Francisco and New York City, featuring an 18-piece live band playing while scenes are projected onto a full-size cinema screen.

Animated Shorts of the Month ANIMATIONWorld

Binocular Briefs - Spotlight on Animafest Zagreb

The May 2024 survey of under-the-radar animated shorts currently travelling the festival circuit or new to online viewing takes a special look at five films to keep an eye on at animation’s second oldest festival.

Marvel Meets XR Headline News

Marvel and ILM Drop ‘What If…? – An Immersive Story’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 10:26am

The first-ever interactive Disney+ Original Story, from the world of the animated series ‘What If…?’ will be released May 30 exclusively as a free app on Apple Vision Pro.

Here Comes the Slime Headline News

SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star to Host Nick’s Kids' Choice Awards 2024

Appearing live from Bikini Bottom, the duo will kick off the 25th anniversary celebration of the ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ series on the upcoming July 13 broadcast as the first ever animated characters to host a full-length awards show.

Business Headline News

Filmax Secures Sales Rights to Spanish Animated Film ‘The Treasure of Barracuda’

Based on the adventure novel by Llanos Camps, the movie follows a young girl who disguises herself as a boy to join a band of pirates before becoming an invaluable asset when they discover she can read.

It’s Anime-zing! Headline News

‘Dead Dead Demons Dededede Destruction’ Series to Launch on Crunchyroll

Already adapted as a two-part feature film that released in Japan, the anime will premiere worldwide on the platform later this week.

No Do-overs This Time Headline News

Official Clip, Key Art, Images Drop for ‘Mulligan: Part 2’

The adult animated comedy series from ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ creator Robert Carlock and Sam Means returns for a second season May 24 on Netflix. 

People Headline News

Cartoon Network and Max Reveal All-Nigerian ‘Iyanu’ Cast

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 20, 2024 at 11:28am

Lion Forge Entertainment’s adaptation of Dark Horse Comics / YouNeek Studios’ popular graphic novel series ‘Iyanu: Child of Wonder,’ by award-winning Nigerian creator and producer Roye Okupe, is slated for a 2025 release.

It’s Anime-zing! Headline News

First Look Photos, Release Date Revealed for Netflix’s ‘Terminator Zero’

The anime series installment in the popular sci-fi franchise, produced by Skydance Animation and Production IG Studios, streams August 29.

Watt We Should be Watching! Headline News

PBS KIDS’ ‘City Island Sings!’ Music Videos Coming May 29

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 17, 2024 at 12:27pm

From Augenblick Studios’ Future Brain Media, the ‘City Island’ spin-off series kicks off a new slate of civic-themed content that supports how everyone, including kids, of any background and ability, can contribute to their community.

People Headline News

Animation Veteran Mark Taylor Joins God’s Gang Ltd.

The ex-Nickelodeon, DreamWorks and Sony Pictures Animation exec joins the advisory board of company behind ‘God’s Gang’ animated series, led by former Disney exec Nimrod Avraham May.

Celebrating Stop-Motion Excellence Headline News

BFI and LAIKA Announce ‘Stop Motion’ Program and Exhibition Running Aug 1-Oct 9

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 12:04pm

Showcasing the art, science, and innovation of stop motion animation, the BFI Southbank ‘Season’ includes the ‘LAIKA: Frame x Frame’ exhibition, special talks with Guillermo del Toro, Henry Selick, The Brothers Quay, Suzie Templeton, and other top filmmakers, as well as screenings of films like ‘Coraline,’ ‘Street of Crocodiles,’ ‘Jason and the Argonauts,’ ‘Chicken Run,’ and the original ‘King Kong.’  

What Did We Learn Today? Headline News

Paramount+ Announces ‘South Park: The End of Obesity’

The advent of new weight loss drugs has a huge impact on everyone in South Park in the “new event” premiering Friday, May 24 in the U.S. and Canada, and on Saturday, May 25 in the U.K., Australia, Latin America, Brazil, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

An Epic Love Story ANIMATIONWorld

Designing the Anime-Style Animation of ‘Scott Pilgrim Takes Off’

Bryan Lee O’Malley, BenDavid Grabinski, Abel Góngora and Masamichi Ishiyama discuss their decision-making on everything from line width and hair color to backgrounds and minimal 3D use on Netflix’s 8-episode series, now streaming, based on the ‘Scott Pilgrim’ graphic novels, feature film and video game.

Business Headline News

Nicolas Cage to Star in Live-Action ‘Noir’ Based on the ‘Spider-Man Noir’ Comics

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 9:42am

The Oscar-winning actor will play an aging, down on his luck PI in 1930s New York grappling with his past life as a superhero; Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Amy Pascal to executive produce – coming to MGM+ and Prime Video.

Business Headline News

FOX Renews ‘Universal Basic Guys’ Prior to Season 1 Debut

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 13, 2024 at 4:57pm

The network greenlights a second season for the upcoming animated comedy, from creators Adam and Craig Malamut, about two brothers searching for purpose after losing their jobs but then being given $3,000 a month in a basic income program.

Celebrating our Differences Headline News

Apple TV+ Shares ‘Frog and Toad’ Season 2 Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 13, 2024 at 2:00pm

Based on the award-winning book series by Arnold Lobel, the animated series follows two best friends, Frog and Toad, who enjoy what they have in common while learning to embrace what they don’t; streams May 31.

Survive! Headline News

‘Scavengers Reign’ Heads to Netflix After Cancellation at Max

While a second season has not yet been greenlit, the first season of the animated sci-fi series about the crew of a damaged interstellar freighter that gets stranded on a beautiful yet unforgiving alien planet will continue to stream on Max and begin streaming May 31 on Netflix.

We Sure Love Our Animals… Despite Their Complaints! Headline News

FOX’s ‘Housebroken’ Will Not Return for Season 3

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 10, 2024 at 2:12pm

The show, which features neighborhood pets in group therapy led by a dog name Honey, all tackling their uncontrolled anxieties, unresolved traumas, and rampant narcissism, was not renewed by the network.

The Four Horsemen Ride Again Headline News

Wattpad WEBTOON Studios to Develop ‘Apocalyptic Horseplay’ Animated Series

Based on the WEBTOON webcomic with 17 million views, the show, which follows the antics of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, will be written by ‘Workaholics’ co-creator Dominic Russo.