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Event Headline News

Here’s a Wrap Up of Last Weekend’s DC FanDome Virtual Experience

Fans were treated to sneak peeks of games, trailers and surprise announcements; day two of DCFanDome.com is coming September 12.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP78: Voice Actor Todd Manojlovic on ‘YOLO Crystal Fantasy’

The Australian voiceover artist on Adult Swim’s new series shares his method for nailing parts, and gives his best advice for others looking to pursue voice acting for animation.
 

Voice Acting ANIMATIONWorld

The Catharsis of Voicing Donald Trump in ‘Our Cartoon President’

For veteran voice actor Jeff Bergman, voicing President Trump on Showtime’s ‘seriously ridiculously political’ animated series helps ease the stress of keeping current with our 24/7 cycle of real news.

Awards Headline News

ASIFA-Hollywood Announces Key Dates for Virtual or Live 48th Annie Awards

Rules, categories, and important dates and deadlines also announced for upcoming ceremony, set for April 16, 2021, as annual membership drive begins.

SVOD Headline News

‘Elinor Wonders Why’ Premieres on PBS Kids September 7

Multiplatform series promotes curiosity and science learning, giving families a chance to take a ‘trip’ this Labor Day weekend without leaving their living room. 

Indie Shorts ANIMATIONWorld

The Mesmerizing and Surreal Animation of Erick Oh’s ‘OPERA’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 21, 2020 at 2:19pm

A stunning and provocative new short film by the Annecy Cristal-winning ‘PIG: The Dam Keeper Poems’ director examines diverse issues like racism, terrorism, religion, war, and class struggle within our society.

Animated TV Series Headline News

‘My Better World’ Helps to Educate Kids in Sub-Sahara Africa

Fully African-produced animation project garners upwards of 2 million viewers a week while addressing the challenges for African teens navigating school, family, and friendship. 

Xena Returns Headline News

Exclusive Clip: Lucy Lawless Guest Stars on ‘Big City Greens’

Season 2 of the Disney Channel hit show continues with a new episode premiering this Saturday, August 22, as the ‘Xena: Warrior Princess’ star flies into action as pirate Mimi O’Malley.

Awards Headline News

WATCH: ‘BoJack Horseman’ Creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg Talks Emmy-Nominated Episode

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 4:08pm

Take a deep look inside several pivotal scenes from ‘The View from Halfway Down,’ as the showrunner shares insights and behind-the-scenes notes.

Historical Wartime Recreations Headline News

Smeared Image Animation Vividly Dramatizes Witness Accounts in ‘Coup 53’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 3:54pm

Fine artist Martyn Pick’s unique, striking technique recreates traumatic events from the CIA and MI6-engineered 1953 Iranian coup in Taghi Amirani and Walter Murch’s riveting documentary.

People Headline News

Unanico Group Names Leanne Preston CEO and Producer

LA-based industry veteran will lead production, global partnership strategies and IP development as company expands in US market.

Stop-Motion Animation Headline News

All Star Cast Revealed for Guillermo del Toro’s Stop-Motion ‘Pinocchio’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 11:04am

Ewan McGregor, David Bradley, Cate Blanchett and newcomer Gregory Mann top a stellar voice acting lineup in Netflix’s upcoming animated musical, based on Carlo Collodi’s classic story, written and directed by the Oscar-winning ‘The Shape of Water’ director.

SVOD Headline News

Dick Vitale Shreds Coach Hopkins, Baby, in New ‘Hoops’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 10:05am

Can the team’s star stay out of trouble? Is this year’s team filled with losers? These and other questions will be asked, and answered, when Ben Hoffman’s new adult animated comedy launches on Netflix August 21.

Festival Headline News

4th Annual SCAD AnimaFest Going Virtual

Two-day event running September 25-26 promises innovative and insightful content with screenings, presentations, panels and industry guests.

Technology Headline News

Register for Free Adobe MAX: The Creativity Conference Coming October 20–22

Virtual digital event features speakers, keynotes and a glimpse of Adobes Creative Cloud’s latest innovations as well as professional networking and on-demand learning sessions.

#BLM Headline News

‘Squidbillies’ Actor Stuart Baker Fired for Offensive Facebook Posts

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 17, 2020 at 5:16pm

Series creators Jim Fortier and Dave Willis announce the move on Twitter in response to longtime cast member’s comments about legendary singer and actress Dolly Parton and Black Lives Matter.

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