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Business Headline News

You Can’t Make This Up: Animated ‘Stormy Daniels: Space Force’ in Development

Gaelston Media and Tidal Wave Production to co-develop and produce an animated series, based on the comic book, aimed at the aged-up, adult-geared market.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP85: ‘Tigtone’ Co-Creators Share Their Epic 15-Year Journey to Get it on TV

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 9:54am

Andrew Koehler and Benjamin Martian discuss the origins of their Adult Swim series, the decade and a half it took to reach the screen, and the most ridiculous joke they put into Season 2.

Dept. of Cute! Headline News

Cuddle Up with Crunchyroll’s ‘With a Dog AND a Cat, Every Day is Fun’

Enjoy a refreshing injection of levity without the commitment of a regular-length show with the cutest two-minute anime you’ve ever seen.

SVOD Headline News

Rooster Teeth Now Free on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox One, and Apple TV

New season of ‘Red vs. Blue Zero’ premieres November 9; ‘RWBY Volume 8’ premieres November 7; new and updated streaming platforms provides greater fan access to watch and play from their living rooms.

Bob’s Burgers: The Movie Headline News

Belcher Family Still Headed to Theaters in 2021

Recent announcement confirms the film adaptation of FOX’s Emmy Award-winning animated comedy series ‘Bob’s Burgers’ is still set to premiere in theaters on April 9, 2021 after being delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Awards Headline News

‘The Torture Letters’ Takes Best in Show at SPARK Animation 2020

‘BoxsBallet,’ ‘My friend who shines in the night,’ and ‘Seoulsori,’ also take home awards in an online ceremony from the 12th annual festival, running through November 8; WIA Diversity Award winners also announced.

 

Micro-Shorts Headline News

Dustin Grella Posts Uplifting Special Election Day ‘Animation Hotline’ Short

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 12:23pm

Famed micro-animation series that uses crowd-sourced voicemail messages for content returns with ‘Seagulls’ (#217); hotline phone is back open for callers sharing their 2020 experiences.

Submit Your Film! Headline News

Call for Entries: Fest Anča International Animation Festival 2021

2021 edition, taking place July 1-4 in Slovakia, is now accepting submissions for animated short films, student films, music videos, and films for children.

Brilliant! Headline News

Sophie Turner Joins HBO Max Animated Comedy ‘The Prince’

Series creator Gary Janetti (‘Family Guy’) announces the ‘Game of Thrones’ star’s addition to his A-List cast on the upcoming satirical comedy series based on the British royal family.

Business Headline News

The Mill New York Alumni Launch Preymaker Creative Collective

Angus Kneale, Melanie Wickham, and Verity Grantham form new studio; advanced, custom AWS cloud-based platform will remotely integrate a global group of collaborating artists, producers, and technologists.

Anime Headline News

Chinese Anime ‘Heaven Official’s Blessing’ Now Streaming

Funimation joins forces with China’s entertainment platform Bilibili to bring first-ever Chinese anime to the world; the series is based on a series of popular fantasy novels by Mo Xiang Xiu.

Awards Headline News

‘To the Dusty Sea' and ‘To: Gerard’ Takes Top Honors at Austin Film Festival

Héloïse Ferlay's stop-motion short scores Jury Award for best animated short at AFF 2020; DreamWorks Animation and Taylor Meacham’s animated short, the latest entry in the studio’s shorts program, awarded Audience Award for best animated short; 

Technology Headline News

Innovative Virtual Production Helps The Third Floor Deliver Ambitious ‘The Mandalorian’ Visuals

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 2, 2020 at 2:23pm

With Disney+’s long-awaited October 30th Season 2 premiere of Lucasfilm’s Emmy Award-winning ‘Star Wars’ series, Lucasfilm and ILM again team with the leading visualization company to create cinematic quality visuals on a tight TV series schedule; watch the phenomenal previs showreel!

Commercials Headline News

Guy Fieri Saves Flavortown in Animated ‘NERF House X’ Celebrity Series

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 2, 2020 at 12:44pm

The noted chef is joined by athletes Julian Edelman, Klay Thompson, Sky Brown, and musician Diplo in new 2D short promo series from Hasbro, Superdigital, and Alkemy X.

People Headline News

Titmouse Adds 2 Senior Hires to Vancouver Studio

Kramer Hoehn and Jody Jessop join Emmy Award-winning animation studio as head of production, Titmouse Canada, and the studio’s first recruiter, respectively; Jen Ray returns to LA as a director of series production.

SVOD Headline News

Guru Studio’s ‘Pikwik Pack’ Hits Disney Junior and DisneyNOW November 7

New animated series follows four adorable animal friends who deliver magical surprises to the citizens of their town; series teaches young viewers simple life lessons including community, responsibility, and teamwork.

Animated Music Video Headline News

FINKEL and UK Grime Artist Kamakaze Release ‘Bleach Vial’ Music Video

New short film, animated in Photoshop, aims to lighten the lyrics’ serious commentary about ongoing chaos by drawing inspiration from John Dilworth’s animated horror comedy ‘Courage the Cowardly Dog.’

Virtual Events Headline News

Animated Women UK Presents November Online Workshops – Register NOW

‘Confidence and Getting your Voice Heard’ and ‘Impact and Building the Brand You’ are aimed at helping women in UK’s VFX and animation industry achieve their goals.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart’s ‘Wolfwalkers’ Hits U.S. Theaters November 13

The Apple Original Film about a young girl confronting something mysterious and unexpected in the wolfpack she and her father are hunting down, is being distributed domestically by GKIDS; produced by Cartoon Saloon and Melusine Productions, the film premieres December 11 on Apple TV+.

Home for the Holidays! Headline News

‘The Jolliest Elf’: A New Holiday Tradition Coming to YouTube Thanksgiving Day

From Chad Eikhoff, director of ‘The Elf on the Shelf: An Elf's Story,’ with animation by Trick 3D, the new short/pilot features the North Pole’s creative inhabitants in a first-of-its-kind animated talent competition.

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