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Home for the Holidays! Headline News

Kelly Clarkson and Brett Eldredge Release ‘Under the Mistletoe’ Hand-Drawn Music Video

Directed by Jay Martin and animated by Ingenuity Studios, the short depicts a budding holiday romance with a throwback melody.

Business Headline News

AT&T Selling Crunchyroll to Sony’s Funimation for $1.175 billion

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 4:42pm

Deal brings leading anime content platform’s 3 million+ SVOD subscribers and 90 million registered users into the Sony entertainment fold.  

Virtual Events Headline News

VES Honors 2020 – Gone Virtual Coming December 15 - 16

The online event celebrates industry’s innovators, artists and professionals; Ray Scalice, Ken Ralston, Irwin Allen, and Mary Blair among the Founders Award, Lifetime Members, Honorary Members, VES Fellows, and Hall of Fame honorees.

Say It Ain’t So Headline News

Fans Already Disgruntled with Studio Ghibli’s ‘Earwig and the Witch’

The first 3D/CG offering from the famed Japanese animation studio is already making waves, with many claiming it looks low budget and of dated quality.

SVOD Headline News

New ‘Alma’s Way’ 2D Animated Series Coming to PBS Kids in Fall 2021

Produced by Fred Rogers Productions and created by children’s TV icon Sonia Manzano, the new show helps foster self-awareness, responsible decision-making, and empathy among today’s young viewers

Animated TV Series Headline News

Guru Studio's ‘Pikwik Pack’ Heads to Canada Starting December 26

New 2D animated preschool series features four animal friends who deliver surprises to their neighbors; kids learn gentle life lessons about community, responsibility, and teamwork.

People Headline News

CBS Studios Inks Two-Year Deal with Mike McMahan

Emmy Award-winning TV animation writer/producer is known for top animated adult comedy series including CBS All Access’ ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks,’ Adult Swim’s ‘Rick and Morty,’ and Hulu’s ‘Solar Opposites.’

A Jedi Mystery Solved! Headline News

Why Ahsoka Tano Looks Different in ‘The Mandalorian’

Fans of the jedi’s character in ‘The Clone Wars’ animated series are puzzled at her shortened head-tails in the live-action series, but the change is for good reason.

Interactive TV Headline News

Netflix Greenlights ‘We Lost Our Human’ Animated Interactive Comedy

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 10:08am

‘Pinky Malinky’ creators’ new special lets viewers choose story perspective of self-involved cat or loving, hyperactive dog, who wake one day to find humans have disappeared.

Business Headline News

Brazil’s Loading Signs Crunchyroll Anime Content TV Deal

More than 50 titles, including Crunchyroll Originals such as ‘The God of High School’ and ‘Tower of God,’ will air in primetime on free linear television network.

I Know Words Headline News

‘Trump Bites’ Series 2 Returns Deep Inside the U.S. President’s Mind

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 7, 2020 at 3:56pm

New set of viral, satirical shorts once again dives into Trump’s fevered psyche; animated by Bill Plympton and Leah Shore, the Webby-winning series, produced by Billy Shebar and David Roberts, riffs on actual audio clips.

Commercials Headline News

The-Artery Creates ‘Star Dreaming’ Holiday Campaign

Creative design company and the David Yurman Holiday Express train take viewers on a sparkling adventure through stars, a meteorite-like mountain, and a miniature city.

People Headline News

ASIFA-Hollywood Announces New Officers for Executive Board of Directors

Veteran board member Sue Shakespeare named president; other appointees include Jerry Beck as VP, Brooke Keesling as 2nd VP, David Derks as 3rd VP, Jeff Wike as CFO, and Jeanette Bonds as secretary.

Business Headline News

Shout! Studios Acquires North American Distribution Rights for ‘Coppelia’

Combing animation with ballet, the live-action hybrid film is a modern retelling of a love story between Swan and Franz; ballerina Michaela DePrince leads an impressive ensemble of international dancers.

People Headline News

Chapeau Studios Adds Troy Kelley and Jon Campbell to Leadership Team

Key additions come as the studio expands original content and strategic offerings; hires add depth to new and innovative work, better merging the creative with technology.

Excelsior! Headline News

WATCH: Stan Lee Discusses His Favorite Curse Word

In memory of the Marvel legend, animator Aron Fromm has released an animated short featuring audio of the late great comic book writer, editor, publisher, and producer speaking about the usefulness of cursing.

#SIGGRAPHAsia2020 Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Virtual Edition Begins!

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 4, 2020 at 12:59pm

This year’s Conference, headlined by keynotes from Oscar-winning director Glen Keane and VFX supervisor Paul Franklin, kicks off its extensive program of live and pre-recorded sessions, running through December 13.

VR shorts Headline News

Blue Zoo Creates ‘The Beast’ in Quill VR

New VR short, made in collaboration with Oculus and Facebook Reality Labs, uses a groundbreaking app; artists were able to create and hand-animate in three dimensions while immersed in the VR experience.

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