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Rock Around the Xmas Tree Headline News

WATCH: The White Stripes’ ‘Animated Yule Log Video’

Rock around the Christmas Tree with a crazy video featuring the band’s greatest hits, classic acoustic tracks, rarities, B-sides, and original Christmas song ‘Candy Cane Children.’

Contests Headline News

Call for Entries: Celsys’ 26th International Illustration Contest – ‘The Best Smile’

The Clip Studio Paint software developer launches an illustration contest to support and encourage artists worldwide; enter by posting work to Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook to enter; submission deadline is January 14, 2021.

Home for the Holidays! Headline News

A Little Ingenuity Helps Dolly Parton Share Her Animated Holiday Duets

Just in time for Christmas, Ingenuity Studios brings the iconic singer and philanthropist’s likeness to life in three catchy, 2D music videos featuring Michael Bublé, Jimmy Fallon, and Willie Nelson.

Anime Headline News

Crunchyroll Announces Winter 2021 Anime Season Slate

More than 30 series set to stream beginning early 2021; the new line-up promises a host of fan favorites, new and old, including Crunchyroll originals and exclusives.

Animated TV Series Headline News

‘Gigantosaurus’ Returns January 4 for Season 2 on Disney Junior

The popular animated series from Cyber Group Studios take kids on adventures with the Dino crew as they explore their world, overcome fears, and learn to solve problems together.

We Dig this Film! ANIMATIONWorld

Madeline Sharafian ‘Digs’ Her 2D World in Pixar’s ‘Burrow’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 24, 2020 at 7:56am

The studio’s new SparkShorts film director forgoes 3D/CG, choosing instead a charming, hand-drawn, classic children’s book design to tell a young rabbit’s story of learning it’s OK to ask others for help.

Business Headline News

Toonz Media Group Partners with OTTera for New OTT Channel

Digital content platform will bolster media group’s digital growth in family entertainment by providing service expertise and increased distribution of the Toonz content catalogue across multiple VOD platforms.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP89: Colette Peri's Tips on Running Your Own Stop-Motion Animation Business

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 4:12pm

The stopmo maven talks about setting up and running a studio, sharing her experience on projects for brands like Califia Farms, Care Skincare, and Expedia.

animated series Headline News

FOX’s All-New Animated Series ‘The Great North’ Debuts January 3

Network airing special preview episode of the Molyneux sisters’ new comedy; Animation Domination returns February 14 featuring new episodes of ‘Bless the Harts;’ ‘The Simpsons;’ ‘The Great North;’ ‘Bob’s Burgers;’ and ‘Family Guy.’

Cartoons Headline News

‘Toon in With Me’ Premieres January 4 on the MeTV Network

Hosted one-hour series will feature sketches, guests, interviews, and games leading into some of the most iconic cartoon shorts ever, including fan favorites from the Merrie Melodies, Looney Tunes, and the MGM shorts libraries; ‘Saturday Morning Cartoon’ three-hour cartoon block debuts January 2.

It’s the Batman! Headline News

Warner Bros. Drops First Look Images and Clip from ‘Batman: Soul of the Dragon’

The all-new DC Universe original animated film places Batman in the heart of the swinging ‘70s to face a deadly menace from his past; coming to Digital January 12 and 4K & Blu-ray January 26.

Virtual Events Headline News

24th Edition of Cartoons on the Bay Announces Pulcinella Award Winners

Among 15 awards presented at online ceremony, ‘Lupin’s Tales’ and ‘Topo Gigio’ honored as best preschool and upper preschool series respectively at the first entirely digital edition of the long running Italian animation festival and conference.

Podcasts Headline News

New ‘Masters of Motion’ Podcast with Emmy Winner Jo Boag

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 21, 2020 at 3:23pm

‘Creating Emmy Award-Winning Animation Series & How to be a Top Director’ episode features SLR Production’s creative director discussing topics including production pipelines and equipment; writing strong briefs; directing voice talent; handling failures; and directing for the first time.

Wear a Mask! Headline News

WATCH: ‘World’s First Animated COVID Face Mask’ Short

NOMINT founder Yannis Konstantinidis shares a dash of color and dose of hope with a stop-motion short using 400 unique cloth masks; watch the making of to see how the visual parade was produced.

AI Animation Restoration ANIMATIONWorld

Celebrate the Holidays with an AI-Remastered 4K Christmas

Adam Maciaszek, the mind behind ‘The Skeleton Dance’ 4K remaster, discusses his AI-assisted process as well as upcoming classic cartoon restoration projects.

In-Passing Headline News

Terrytoons and Hanna-Barbera Animator Doug Crane Dies at 85

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 21, 2020 at 9:56am

The veteran cartoonist, animator, and teacher’s career spanned 65 years and included stops at a number of well-known studios as well as New York’s School of Visual Arts.

People Headline News

ASIFA-Hollywood Announces Juried Award Recipients for 48th Annie Awards

Willie Ito, Sue Nichols, and Bruce Smith among group being honored for career achievement and exceptional contributions to animation at upcoming ceremony.

SVOD Headline News

‘The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss’ Now on Kartoon Channel!

Genius Brands International acquires streaming and video-on-demand rights to the popular preschool series from The Jim Henson Company that features a hybrid of puppetry and CG animation.

Greed is Not Good! Headline News

Leah Shore Helps Lyn Lapid Take on Industry Greed in ‘Producer Man’

Indie animator directs and produces the Tik Tok star’s breakout music video, a minimalist blend of live-action and clever hand-drawn animation.

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