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‘Tom and Jerry: Snowman’s Land’ Arriving this Holiday Season

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, the all-new animated movie features holiday hijinks from everyone’s favorite cat and mouse - coming to Digital and DVD in November.

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Jetpack Inks Deals to Distribute Large Animated Show Library Across Europe

Global kids and family content distributor bringing 760 half hours of character-driven, animated and mixed content to broadcast partners such as UK’s BBC Children, Norway’s NRK, IFC Media in the Czech Republic and TV Joj in Slovakia.

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Nobody Exists on Purpose, Everybody's Gonna Die: ‘Rick and Morty’ Season 6 Arrives!

In a freewheeling group confab, the creators and stars of the two-time Emmy Award-winning animated sitcom herald the arrival of a new season, debuting September 4 on Adult Swim.

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VlogBox Launches Kids Room TV

Now on Roku, new kids’ channel delivers engaging, entertaining and educational animation to young viewers while increasing audiences for content creators; will hit Apple TV, Android TV, and Amazon Fire TV next month.

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‘Little Demon’ Takes a Unique ‘Look’ at Animated Family Sitcoms

Art director Paula Spence and supervising director Jeanette Moreno-King discuss how they re-designed the show’s characters, while moving to a new production studio, to bring more realism and texture to the FXX and Hulu show’s backgrounds, characters, and performances.

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WildBrain’s Family Channel Greenlights ‘Slugterra: Ascension’ and ‘Summer Memories’

Both new original animated projects, from Canadian producers, will also be distributed globally by the media giant.

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Famed Studio Ghibli Library Now Available for Digital Rental

GKIDS is making ‘Spirited Away’, ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’, ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ and other classic films available for download-to-rent in North America.

Gotham’s Power Couple Of DC Villainy Returns Headline News

HBO Max Renews ‘Harley Quinn’ for Season 4

The hugely popular adult animated series got a big thumbs up from WarnerMedia ahead of next month’s Season 3 finale, promising another season of mayhem and madness with Gotham’s power couple of DC villainy - Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy.

What Exactly is a Storyboard Revisionist? Headline News

Podcast EP 177: How to Get Hired as A Storyboard Revisionist with Dorsa Bidhendi

Recent Sheridan College grad Dorsa Bidhendi discusses how her portfolio landed her a job fresh out of school, the advantages of having an animation vs. fine arts degree, and what exactly she does as a storyboard revisionist.

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‘Pantheon’ Proves Animation Belongs Right Alongside Live-Action Drama

Based on short stories from award-winning author Ken Liu, the 2D animated series explores technology, humanity, and the meaning of consciousness, including AI, while eschewing action-packed spectacle for a slow, steady, compelling dialogue-centric story.

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Georges Schwizgebel Takes Grand Prix at Hiroshima Animation Season 2022

Top honors at the inaugural event go to the Swiss filmmaker’s Darwin's Notebook, winner also of the category award in ‘Adventure in Storytelling.’ 

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Netflix Drops ‘Cyberpunk: Edgerunners’ NSFW Trailer and Images

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at 11:10am

Produced by ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ creator CD Projekt Red and Japanese animation house Studio Trigger, the anime series about a reckless street kid turned mercenary outlaw hits the streamer next month.

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Netflix Sets Dates for ‘Pinocchio,’ Wendell & Wild’ and Other Feature Releases

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at 8:23am

The streamer has both changed and finalized theatrical and streaming dates for its slate of animated films coming to audiences starting this October.

Apple TV+ Gets Animated Headline News

Apple TV+ Reveals Fall Kids and Family Animation Slate

New and returning series coming to the streamer's lineup include ‘Sago Mini Friends,’ ‘Slumberkins’, ‘Interrupting Chicken’ and more classics with the Peanuts gang from Mendelson/Melendez Productions and Peanuts Worldwide.

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Luma Pictures Travels to Graceland in ‘Elvis’ VFX

The visual effects studio recreates the King of Rock & Roll’s famed home, showing its change over the course of 3 decades, along with shots of the iconic Hollywood sign, in Baz Luhrmann’s lush, colorful biopic.

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Telematic Media Arts Announces ‘Works on Paper’ Animation Exhibition

The free show features animated films by artists who work with paint, paper, drawing, cut-out collage, and sculpture, producing time-based, moving image works; exhibit runs September 17-October 22 in San Francisco, California.

Is Your Future in Motion Graphics? Headline News

Podcast EP 176: How to Get Hired as A Motion Designer

Industry veteran Ryan Summers discusses how he got his start and his advice for compiling a portfolio to get a job and kickstart a career in motion design.

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World’s Largest Anime Information Database Now Open to the Public

The Association of Japanese Animations’ ‘Anime Next 100’ project launches ‘Anime Taizen,’ an online archive referencing roughly 180,000 episodes from 15,000 titles.

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‘Little Demon’ Creators Reflect on their Love of Horror and Disdain of Adolescence

Darcy Fowler, Seth Kirschner, and Kieran Valla discuss their new animated comedy, starring Aubrey Plaza, Lucy DeVito, and Danny DeVito, about a 13-year-old Antichrist daughter, her mom, and her father, who’s literally the devil, now available on FXX and Hulu.

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Sphere Animation and BYUtv Team Up on ‘Saving Me’

The animated comedy adventure marks the first coloration between the Montreal-based animation studio and BYU Broadcasting; currently in production, the series debuts in October.

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‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Bravely – and Hilariously – Beams into Season 3

Creator Mike McMahan offers an in-depth look at the creative impulses and collaborative effort behind his hit Paramount+ animated sci-fi comedy, whose third season debuts today.

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