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‘Peppa Pig’ Gets Massive 104 Episode Greenlight, New Animation Studio

Hugely popular animated preschool series will see fresh content through at least 2027; Astley Baker Davies passes the production torch to British animation studio Karrot, with director Andrea Tran at the helm.

The Space Cowboys are Back! Headline News

Netflix’s Live-Action ‘Cowboy Bebop’ Series Wraps Filming

After numerous delays from injuries and COVID-19 shutdowns, the highly anticipated adaptation of Sunrise Inc.’ classic, hugely popular anime could start streaming later this year.

TV Animation Headline News

‘Birdgirl’ Flies onto Adult Swim

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 1:02pm

There’s a new CEO at Sebben & Sebben… and her misfit superhero clan promises droll humor and witty banter as they fight against irresponsible 20th century products; new half-hour comedy series premieres April 4.

Anime Headline News

‘Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train’ Coming to Theatres

On April 23, Aniplex of America and Funimation will release the hit anime feature in North American cinemas, including 4DX and IMAX; available on digital June 22.

You’re Invited! Headline News

‘Descendants: The Royal Wedding’ Animated Special Coming to Disney Channel

Auradon's epic social event of the season, Mal and King Ben's wedding, premieres this summer, with the original live-action cast back to handle voice acting duties.

Crikey! Headline News

Bento Box and Princess Pictures Launch New Studio Down Under

New animation studio, Princess Bento Studio, will produce animated content for distribution in the US, Australia, and Australian co-production treaty countries around the globe.

Sugar Spice and Everything Nice Headline News

‘Powerpuff Girls’ Pilot Nabs its Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup

With Maggie Kiley now at the helm, Chloe Bennet, Dove Cameron Yana Perrault join the live-action adaptation of the hugely popular animated series.

Awards Headline News

‘Josep,’ ‘The Bear Hour’ Win Honors at 2021 César Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 15, 2021 at 9:05am

Aurel and Agnès Patron take home France’s highest film awards for best animated feature and short film at Friday night’s live Olympia concert hall ceremony.  

Awards Headline News

Nominations Announced for 93rd Academy Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 15, 2021 at 7:26am

‘Onward,’ ‘Over the Moon,’ ‘A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon,’ ‘Soul,’ and ‘Wolfwalkers’ receive Best Animated Feature nominations; ‘Burrow,’ ‘Genius Loci,’ ‘If Anything Happens I Love You,’ ‘Opera,’ and ‘Yes-People are nominated for Best Animated Short.

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Animators Without Borders: How the Global Animation Community Came Together at ACM SIGGRAPH London

Artists from New Zealand, the Philippines, and North America could take advantage of the U.K. group’s virtual events to attend remotely and collaborate through online review tools.

Festivals Events

Ottawa International Animation Festival September 22-26

Begins: September 22, 2021

OIAF promotes and exhibits the world’s most cutting edge and quirky animation; programs include screenings, exhibitions, and workshops.

Business Headline News

Russia-Based SMF Studio Inks Deal with Vietnam-based FPT Telecom

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 12, 2021 at 1:42pm

The Russian production company is expanding its geographical audience with the sale of five original new animated series for broadcast via the Telecom company’s IPTV and OTT services in Vietnam.

Festival Events

BIAF 2021 in Bucheon, Korea October 22-26

Begins: October 22, 2021

The festival seeks to promote animation and growth in the Asian animation community.

Slam into the Jam Headline News

Fans Not Happy with ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ Design Changes

Pepé Le Pew gets the axe and Lola Bunny is desexualized as director Malcolm D. Lee attempts to cure the Warner Bros. Entertainment franchise of its political incorrectness.

Business Headline News

52 Projects Selected for Animation Production Days 2021

Selected films, series, and cross media projects for the upcoming May 4-7 event represent a variety of genres and animation technique ranging from adult gothic thrillers to topics focusing on diversity and sexuality; an additional eight projects were selected to participate in the APD talent program for young creatives and producers.

Steampunk and Vampires and Werewolves Oh My! Headline News

Frederator Studios Options ‘Parasol Protectorate’ Steampunk Novels

Genre-mashup book series by Gail Carriger follows the exploits of daring Alexia Tarabotti as she unravels a dangerous mystery in paranormal Victorian London.

The Vaccine Comes to South Park Headline News

‘South ParQ Vaccination Special’ Tackles Cancel Culture and COVID-19

The hour-long special follows the vaccination roll-out in South Park, poking fun at the disbursement process as well as the recently enacted ‘The Muppet Show’ viewing disclaimer.

Festivals Events

Fredrikstad Animation Festival 2021 – October 21-24

Begins: October 21, 2021

FAF 2021 will present the best and latest within Nordic-Baltic and international animation - live and in person and online.

Festival Events

CINANIMA 2021 Returns November 8-14

Begins: November 8, 2021

Oscar qualifying event in Espinho, Portugal promotes animation and its creators with a commitment to educating professionals and the public.

Fantasy Horror Animation Oh My! Headline News

WATCH: Trailer for ‘The Spine of Night’ Animated Fantasy Horror Feature

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 1:51pm

Years in the making, Philip Gelatt and Morgan Galen King’s hand-rotoscoped film is set in a fantasy land ripe with magic and intrigue, where a dark force is unleashed sending mankind into an age of ruin; film stars Lucy Lawless, Patton Oswalt, and Richard Grant, and has its world premiere March 18 at SXSW.

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