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SVOD Headline News

HBO Max Offers Up a Big Hug With ‘Love Monster’ Animated Preschool Series

Boat Rocker Studio’s new show, based on books of the same name by Rachel Bright, features an adventurous lovable monster that helps kids learn little life lessons.

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SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Wraps Up First-Ever Live Digital Event

Registration remains open with all content available on-demand through March 2021; highlights included 400 talks and presentations on the latest technologies in computer graphics, visual effects, virtual reality, augmented reality, and interactive techniques.

A New Film from the Indie Legend! Headline News

Bill Plympton’s ‘Slide’ Feature Film Kickstarter Ends December 17

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 9:20am

Indie legend hoping to speed up production on his new film about a guitar-playing cowboy who finds himself in a shady Oregon logging town run by a pair of evil twins.

Black Lives Matter Headline News

Kickstarter for ‘Art of Change’ Book by 100 Artists to Support Black Lives

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 4:19pm

Animation executives Dawn Yamazi and Deb Stone are publishing a collection of themed works from animation, illustration, and fine artists designed to support and inspire a narrative through art.

People Headline News

Stoopid Buddy Stoodios Names Rob Saunders Executive Producer of Builds Division

Master puppeteer and creature effects veteran will bolster studio’s expansion; credits include iconic productions such as ‘Spider-Man 2,’ ‘Anomalisa,’ and ‘Robot Chicken.’

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘SpongeBob SquarePants: The Complete Twelfth Season’ Comes to DVD January 12

Join SpongeBob in his adventures with new 3-DVD collection featuring all the Season 12 hilarious fan-favorite episodes.

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‘Lupin III: The First’ Bridges the 2D-3D Gap Between Eastern and Western Animation

Tomokazu Sakamoto and Tatsuya Akagi share their efforts, with support from the franchise’s late creator, Monkey Punch, to respectfully depict iconic 2D anime characters in the 3D/CG style more familiar to international audiences.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Nickelodeon’s ‘The Legend of Korra’ Steelbook Collection Coming March 16

4-book limited edition collection of Emmy Award-winning series features new artwork by Caleb Thomas, with only 10,000 copies produced: available for preorder now.

game trailers Headline News

Squeeze Collaborates with Scavengers Studio on ‘Season’ Game Trailer

Using highly stylized and artistic 2D, the trailer captures the cinematic creative vision of the game using original and innovative techniques.

People Headline News

Disney Inks Deal with ‘Proud Family’ EPs Bruce W. Smith and Ralph Farquhar

Multi-year agreement taps pair to produce and develop animated and live-action series and movies across Disney branded television.

Treat Yo-Self Headline News

Celebrate ‘New Beginnings’ with January’s Crunchyroll Crate

A new year of anime fun is yours with a visit from the doctor, a trip to the library, a fight with a dragon, and a visit to a strange new world with The Loot Company’s Crunchyroll crate.

TV Animation Headline News

Studio Wildcard Announces ‘ARK: The Animated Series’

Based on the popular dinosaur survival adventure video game ‘ARK: Survival Evolved,’ show features an all-star cast including Gerard Butler, Russell Crowe, Michelle Yeoh, and Vin Diesel as executive producer and the voice of the hero, Santiago; watch the trailer.

Animated TV Series Headline News

Reimagined ‘Pinocchio and Friends’ CG Series Coming in 2021

From Italian animation pioneer Iginio Straffi, Pinocchio is transported to a contemporary world that combines old stories with traditional adventure and Italian locals, creating magic events that clash with modern everyday life.

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Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart Talk ‘Wolfwalkers’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 14, 2020 at 2:07pm

The directors of Cartoon Saloon’s stunning new animated feature discuss the film’s metaphorical look at Ireland’s wolves and folklore extinctions, tempering new ideas with old wisdom, and their ongoing love of hand-drawn 2D animation.

Good Bye 2020 Welcome 2021! Headline News

Start 2021 Fresh with Netflix’s ‘Headspace Guide to Meditation’

Led by Headspace co-founder Andy Puddicombe, the foundations of mediation will be explored with playful animation and soothing music; new series premieres globally on January 1.

Ho Ho No Headline News

Goo Goo Dolls Release ‘You Ain’t Getting Nothin’ Animated Music Video

To support their new Christmas song release, the quintessential 90s band creates a unique Chuck Jones-style 2D short about a naughty little boy who is sure to receive coal in his stocking this year.

animated short films Headline News

‘Shooom’s Odyssey’ Awarded Best in Show at SIGGRAPH Asia Computer Animation Festival

‘Migrants,’ and ‘Box Assassin’ take Jury Special and Best Student Project honors; virtual festival’s annual Electronic Theatre and Animation Theatre showcase an additional 44 top CG animation projects chosen from 577 submissions.

Awards Headline News

‘Migrants’ Takes VIEW 2020 Award for Best Short Film

Other films receiving top honors at the annual animation, VFX, and games conference include ‘Latitude du Printemps,’ ‘Trésor,’ and ‘The Dead Hands of Dublin.’

Business Headline News

Disney and Comic Book Publisher Kugali Team Up on ‘Iwájú’ Animated Series

Premiering on Disney+ in 2022, the original sci-fi series, set in Lagos, explores themes of class, innocence, and challenging the status quo.

Home for the Holidays! Headline News

‘Baby Shark’s Big Fishmas Special’ Joins Nickmas Holiday Lineup

Nickelodeon’s holiday-themed episode kicks off ‘Baby Shark’s Big Show!’ the all-new animated series that premieres December 11.

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Frank Abney III’s ‘Canvas’ Paints a Story of Grief and Healing

Premiering tomorrow on Netflix, the poignant and moving animated short draws directly from the director’s childhood loss; he hopes his film encourages storytellers in the Black community to get their voices heard.   

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