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My Kingdom for a Trident! Headline News

WarnerMedia Reveals ‘Aquaman: King of Atlantis’ Trailer

In the undersea adventure of a lifetime, it’s Aquaman’s first day on the job, and he has a lot of catching up to do! 3-part animated miniseries features the voice talent of Cooper Andrews, Gillian Jacobs, Thomas Lennon and Dana Snyder – first episode debuts October 14 on HBO Max.

What Are You… Chicken? Headline News

Peacock Drops ‘Archibald’s Next Big Thing Is Here!’ Season 4 Trailer

A brand-new season of Emmy Award winner Tony Hale and DreamWorks Animation’s 2D animated comedy, about the misadventures of a curious, loveable chicken who always finds his way back home, premieres October 14.

Animated TV Series Headline News

Brand-New ‘Tom and Jerry Time’ Coming to Cartoonito

Warner Media Kids & Family greenlights preschool animated series based on the famous cat and mouse rivals; reimagined for young viewers, the show will introduce kids to the comical antics of the iconic duo, while teaching key social and emotional skills.

The Emmy Goes to? Headline News

TV Academy Announces Creative Arts Emmy Award Winners

‘Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal,’ ‘Love, Death + Robots,’ and ‘The Mandalorian’ are among the honorees at this weekend’s three separate awards ceremonies; FXX will broadcast edited highlights on Saturday, September 18, with the 73rd Emmys telecast airing September 19 on CBS.

Business Headline News

Cartoon Forum 2021 Spotlights Portugal

One of the industry’s most important TV pitching and co-production conference, this year’s event runs September 20-23, and will celebrate Portuguese animation and its emergence in global markets.

Anime Headline News

7 New ‘Anpanman’ Films Debut Exclusively on Tubi

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 10, 2021 at 4:28pm

New titles from TMS Entertainment’s hugely successful anime franchise, featuring the beloved superhero whose head is a popular Japanese pastry (an anpan), are now available on FOX Entertainment’s free streaming service.

Anime Headline News

Funimation Shares Science SARU’s ‘The Heike Story’ First Look Trailer

Directed by Nako Yamada, the all-new anime series about a prayer that transcends 800 years launches September 15 – a full season ahead of its planned Japanese broadcast.

Hypothetically Speaking ANIMATIONWorld

Paul Lasaine Talks the Not So 3D World of ‘What If…?’

The production designer on Marvel Studios’ and Disney+’s first-ever animated series discusses the difficult, tireless work his ‘five-headed Hydra’ team performs poring over every detail of the stylized, mostly 2D show’s environments, lighting, color, and cinematography.

The Ring Awaits! Headline News

‘Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms’ Now on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD

The fate of the universe again hangs in the balance in the new animated feature based on the hit videogame franchise; now available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

TV Animation Headline News

HBO Max Drops All-New ‘Little Ellen’ Trailer

Upcoming animated series celebrates individuality and imagination while following the hilarious antics of a 7-year-old Ellen DeGeneres; headlining the launch of Warner Media’s Cartoonito Kids & Family’s preschool block, the show debuts Monday September 13.

Another Great SparkShort ANIMATIONWorld

‘Twenty Something’ Plumbs Adulthood Insecurities… in a Good Way

Director Aphton Corbin explains how a love of drawing and a fear of imposter syndrome led to her funny and poignant 2D short for Pixar’s SparkShorts program.

People Headline News

Tonko House’s ‘ONI’ Series Lands Anime Screenwriter Mari Okada

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 10, 2021 at 9:43am

Currently in production at Netflix, the project, inspired by Japanese folklore, features a unique, handcrafted style designed by studio co-founder and show creator Daisuke ‘Dice’ Tsutsumi; join production team for big reveal at today’s 9:00 pm Lightbox Expo talk, ‘Journey of Tonko House.’

Listen to the Experts Headline News

New ‘Masters of Motion’ Podcast with Creative Director Jon Gorman

Veteran Buck NY designer shares advice for mid-level creatives, including early career building; pitching, briefing & idea development; moodboards, storyboards, style frames & concept art; and reflection on the future.

The Best in Immersive VR Headline News

Baobab Studios’ ‘Baba Yaga’ Wins Daytime Emmy for Interactive Media

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 4:13pm

Leading independent interactive studio takes home its ninth Emmy; latest award, for immersive VR portrayal of Eastern European legend, adds to project’s previous Emmy wins for directing and character design.   

TV Animation Headline News

Apple TV+ Reveals ‘Wolfboy and the Everything Factory’ Trailer

All-new 2D animated series follows the epic adventures of Wolfboy, an imaginative oddball who discovers a strange realm at the center of the earth; all 10 episodes hit the streamer Friday, September 24.

Anime Headline News

Funimation Drops ‘Ragnarok-The Animation,’ ‘Burst Angel’ and ‘Witchblade’ on YouTube

Free through November 30, 70+ HD episodes of the three anime series, with English subtitles, are now available for free in the US, Canada, and Japan.

Commercials Headline News

Aardman and Catsnake Create RSPB Legacy Spot

The ‘Time Flies’ commercial uses watercolor style 2D animation to invoke feelings of nostalgia and encourage viewers to reconnect with nature; the advert’s TV and online release coincides with Remember a Charity Week.

Hispanic Heritage Month Headline News

Funimation Adding 1,000+ New Spanish Dubbed Anime Episodes

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, the streamer is releasing a trove of content with Spanish and Portuguese subtitles and dubs; titles include ‘My Hero Academia,’ ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba,’ and ‘Attack on Titan.’   

exhibitions Headline News

‘Moomin Animations – Thrills and Cuddles’ Opens at National Children’s Museum in D.C.

The exhibition highlights the iconic characters created by Finnish author Tove Jansson and their evolution in animation through the decades; installation runs through January 9, 2022.

Animated TV Series Headline News

Watch ‘Victor and Valentino’ Season 3 Trailer

The popular Cartoon Network animated series finds our favorite duo sniffing out sinister happenings in Monte Macabre; guest stars include George Lopez, wrestler Oscar Gutierrez, comedian Felipe Esparza and Mariachi Reynas de Los Angeles.

Jobs Headline News

ScreenSkills Animation Skills Council Launches Animation Trainee Finder

Program provides production placements for candidates who have up to 12 months paid work experience in animation; program aims to increase the pool of qualified talent by providing a range of training opportunities – application deadline is September 27.

Make Some Nosie! Headline News

DreamWorks Animation's ‘Trolls: TrollsTopia’ Season 4 Now Streaming

Make some noise! and check out the new season trailer and get ready for nonstop fun and new friends in an all-new set of hair-raising adventures; watch new episodes now on Peacock and Hulu.

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