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‘Promare’: Hiroyuki Imaishi and Hiromi Wakabayashi’s Vivid Depiction of Racism and Unity

The director and producer of the electrifying, high energy anime feature tackle segregation, cruelty, and protest against injustice in a future society forged by the collision of fire and ice.  

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Journey Through the Cosmos with Thomas Lynch III’s ‘When I Was at Peace’

Watch, and get ready to vibe, as psychedelic band ‘Circles Around the Sun’ teams up with the galactic ‘The Midnight Gospel’ animator to create this summer’s funkiest music video.

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Marge Simpson Shares a Profound Message for Trump Campaign's Jenna Ellis

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 14, 2020 at 2:24pm

As teased yesterday by ‘The Simpsons’ producer James L. Brooks, animation’s most famous suburban housewife, in a beautifully ‘Marge Simpson’ manner, took to video this morning with her thoughts about being dissed by the legal advisor.

contest Headline News

Call for Entries: ‘Cartoon Crunch’ Student Competition

Teams of animation students get one week to create an animated short showing their vision of the future of creative collaborations. 

SVOD Headline News

Unconventional A24 Picks Up Controversial ‘Hazbin Hotel’

Vivienne Medrano’s overnight YouTube sensation animated musical comedy from Hell is coming to TV under the ‘Uncut Gems’ and ‘Lady Bird’ entertainment company banner.

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Quibi’s ‘Your Daily Horoscope’ Delivers Zodiac Wit in 2-Minute ‘Bites’

ATTN:’s Taye Shuayb discusses the rigors of producing and delivering episodes of the adult animated series every weekday while working remotely and safely during the pandemic.

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‘Big Hero 6 The Series’ Season 3 Set for September 21 Debut

Hiro and his team return to face off against Noodle Burger Boy and his team of evil robots in all new episodes of the Emmy Award-nominated show, based on the Oscar-winning ‘Big Hero 6’ animated feature.

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Big Growth Spurt for ‘The Tiny Chef’ with Nickelodeon Animated Series Order

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 10:43am

The little herbivore and social media star snags new show, to run on Nick’s preschool platforms in the U.S. as well as Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. internationally.  

Animated TV Series Headline News

‘Oddbods’ Halloween Special, ‘Oddbeard’s Curse,’ Coming in October

‘Draw a Pirate Ship’ competition invites young fans to submit original drawings; winning pictures to be featured fan art on the YouTube Halloween special release.  

People Headline News

Woodblock Names Conrad Ostwald Head of Production

With extensive experience in design and project management, Ostwald will oversee production at the independent animation and VFX studio.

Business Headline News

‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Creators Walk from Netflix Live-Action Adaptation

Original Nickelodeon series creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko have exited the streaming giant’s production, citing an ‘unsupportive environment.’

Anime Headline News

‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ Coming Exclusively to Crunchyroll This Fall

‘The God of High School’ director Sunghoo Park leads the production of new series based on Gege Akutami’s manga published by Shueisha in Japan and VIZ Media in the U.S. 

streaming Headline News

Kartoon Channel! Acquires Anime Series, ‘Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V’

Genius Brands adds 230 new episodes of programming, bolstering their growing slate of family-friendly entertainment on their recently launched free digital platform.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Marona’s Fantastic Tale’ on Blu-ray DVD and Digital November 10

Cartoonist Brecht Evens, and background artists Gine Thortensin and Sara Mazetti, along with a team of animators in France, Romania and Belgium, help director Anca Damian create a bold and moving viewing experience.   

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WarnerMedia Purge Continues with Major DC Comics and DC Universe Layoffs

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 7:27am

Iconic comic book company hit with massive layoffs, including editor-in-chief; streaming service effectively dead as majority of staff let go.

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The Winning Animated Re-Creations of Netflix’s ‘Losers’ Docu-Series

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 10, 2020 at 5:44pm

Mickey Duzyj’s Sports Emmy-nominated live-action/2D series deftly examines society’s relationship with failure by looking at epic, career-defining athletic disappointments.

Covid-19 Headline News

Teaching Kids to be Safe with Superheroes of ‘Miraculous - Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir’

Children Around the World initiative’s PSA helps kids return to school in the COVID-19 era, while learning how to protect themselves and their communities.

BAFTA Awards Headline News

‘Sous La Glace,’ Wins 2020 GSA BAFTA Film Award in Animation

Other notable short-listed films in the animation category included ‘Daughter,’ by Daria Kashcheev, and ‘The Sugarcane Man,’ by Tina Obo and Leroy Le Roux.

People Headline News

VIEW 2020 Announces Ed Catmull to Deliver Keynote

Pixar co-founder and CG pioneer will speak at the 21st edition of annual conference, being held October 18-23, online and on-site in Torino, Italy.

Animated TV Series Headline News

‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Spinoff ‘The Patrick Star Show’ Coming to Nickelodeon

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 10, 2020 at 1:40pm

Network has reportedly greenlit a new series centered on SpongeBob’s best friend, Patrick, with Bill Fagerbakke reprising his role as the excitable starfish.

Virtual Event Headline News

GUNDAM ONLINE EXPO Begins August 20

12-day digital event to feature exclusive figures never before available in the US, AR tour of THE GUNDAM BASE TOKYO, and special video content including instructional painting sessions with professional modeler Katsumi ‘Meijin’ Kawaguchi.

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