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Sam I Am! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Green Eggs and Ham’ Serves Up a Tasty Second Season

Executive Producer Helen Kalafatic talks about the new season of the beloved Dr. Seuss-based series, debuting April 8 on Netflix, and encourages LatinX and other underrepresented groups to find their place in the animation industry.

Doing it in Real-Time ANIMATIONWorld

Nexus Studios Helps ‘The Legend of Vox Machina’ Characters Go Live

Executive producer Julia Parfitt and director Patrick Osborne talk about how they brought a real-time animated Grog and Scanlan to the Season 1 Finale Watch Party for the hit Prime Video series.

Animating History ANIMATIONWorld

Animating A Eureka Moment in History

Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts enlisted Cyprus-based Zedem Media to animate a day in the life of an ancient Greek potter whose famous, extremely rare 2500-year-old vase with red figures changed the course of history.

Ponies! Headline News

New ‘My Little Pony: Tell Your Tale’ Series to Debut on YouTube

Premiering April 7, the kids’ toon will stream free on the ‘My Little Pony’ channel with new episodes releasing weekly; animated special ‘My Little Pony: Make Your Mark’ hits Netflix May 26 and ‘My Little Pony: Winter Wishday’ drops November 21.

Business Headline News

Cyber Group Studios Inks 3-Series Deal with Gulli

The French kids’ channel picks up 2 of the studio's new series -‘The McFire Family’ and ‘George Moby and Co.’ - as well as Season 3 of the popular cartoon ‘Taffy;’ the shows are slated to start production this year.

Music Videos ANIMATIONWorld

Musical Comedy Collaborators’ New Rock Band Shadow Academy Gets Animated

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 4:09pm

Music producer Jim Roach and Ninja Sex Party singer Dan Avidan’s pandemic-inspired new project, showcased in two music videos directed and animated by Simon Macko, channels the pair’s shared love for big music, big guitars, and even bigger songs.

Nothing Like What We Learned in School ANIMATIONWorld

Animation Helps ‘The Principles of Pleasure’ Demystify the Complex World of Sex

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 2:15pm

Women and queer-owned animation studio Mighty Oak deftly integrates stop-motion, collage, motion-graphics and different 2D styles on Netflix’s docuseries that tackles the myths of sex education and how pleasure occurs in the mind.

WOW! Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘Why R Humans?’ Robots Perplexed by Humanity’s Mysteries

The two-person animation team of Ron Hill and Jeff Maccubbin’s apocalyptic, self-proclaimed ‘Next Stoner Cult-Classic’ animated comedy features sentient machines who are left to piece together 21st century human existence after humankind has bit the dust; all-new episode coming April 6 on WOW Plus.

World Autism Acceptance Day Headline News

BBC Children Commissions New ‘Pablo’ Series Featuring 8-Year-Old Autistic Hero

Paper Owl’s new show sports quirky mixed-media design reminiscent of young boy’s surroundings and daily experiences; show uses humor to build a deeper understanding and empathy among older viewers of the neurodivergent perspective.

Technology ANIMATIONWorld

The Third Floor Adds Another “Story”: Producing Final Animation

TTF Anim, the company’s new game engine-based final animation toolset and in-house animation group, is fueling its goal to move from visualization to screen-ready animated content creation; new short, ‘Skytribe,’ demonstrates the range of styles and realism possible through new means of camera movement, facial modeling, and face/body animation.

Learning Platforms Headline News

Noggin Launches ‘Bubble Guppies: Dive into The Met’

Young kids are led by the games’ lead character, Mr. Grouper, on a virtual field trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art; art appreciation is fostered while kids learn about art from different countries and cultures.

Dept. of Can’t Wait! Headline News

20th Century Studios Drops New ‘The Bob’s Burgers Movie’ Trailer

Upcoming animated feature, based on the hilarious TV series, sees the Belcher family meet new challenges while sinking… literally; see them fight back when they hit theaters nationwide May 27.

Awards Headline News

Monstra 2022 Awards Announced

Winners at the 21st edition of the Lisbon Animation Festival include ‘The Garbage Man’ for Best Portuguese Short Film, ‘Affairs of the Art’ for the Jury Special Award in the Shorts category, and ‘Kill it and Leave this Town’ taking home the MONSTRA Grand-Prix.

Celebrating World Autism Day ANIMATIONWorld

‘The Amazing Adventures of Awesome’ Bring Some Magic to World Autism Day

Allison Brownmoore’s charming 2D short shares how beautiful, exciting, and optimistic the world can be as seen through the eyes of a young girl with autism.

Jaegers and Kaiju Oh My! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Pacific Rim: The Black’ Season 2 Trailer

The streamer teases another look at the 2nd and final season of its anime series based on Legendary Entertainment and Guillermo del Toro’s popular ‘Pacific Rim’ film franchise; new episodes of Kaiju vs. Jaeger battles debut April 19.

Are You Having a Good Day? Headline News

Nexus Studios Shares ‘Best Day of My Life’ Music Video

Directed by Manshen Lo for Tom Odell’s new single, the 2D animated short is part of an ongoing collaboration with the musician; the visuals and song address the post-pandemic emotions of loneliness and separation.

Diversity in Animation Headline News

Inaugural FLAMIN Animations Artists Debut Their Work

Group’s commissioned shorts premiered at the recent TNBFC’s event showcasing Black creatives; program’s second round confirmed, with its call for submissions running April 20-July 5, 2022.

Look to the Stars ANIMATIONWorld

The Sky’s Not the Limit in Richard Linklater’s ‘Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood’

The famed director talks about his return to animation and how he captured his childhood and the country’s optimism surrounding NASA’s quest for the Moon in his new animated feature, debuting today on Netflix.

Stop and smell the flowers! Headline News

Apple TV+ Drops ‘It’s the Small Things, Charlie Brown’ Trailer

Just in time for Earth Day, an all-new Peanuts special debuts on the streamer April 15; the classic Peanuts special ‘It’s Arbor Day, Charlie Brown’ hits April 29.  

An Animated Fantasy Resurrection! Headline News

It’s No Accidental Resurrection - Adult Swim Picks Up ‘Teenage Euthanasia’ Season 2

The network orders more episodes of the ‘morbidly’ funny animated series about death, family, and unexpectedly coming back to life; currently in production, the new season will hit in 2023.

Business Headline News

Farside Features and Strange Matter Media Ink Development Deal

Companies to co-produce a slate of animated series for the adult market; first project, ‘Blood of Camelot,’ is a dark fantasy that reimagines King Arthur as a vampire despot ruling over a blighted realm.

Anime Headline News

Crunchyroll Reveals ‘Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2: Episode 87’ Teaser

‘The Dawn of Humanity,’ the finale of the hugely popular anime series, will be simulcast from Japan Sunday, April 3 on Crunchyroll and Funimation, with the English dub following on May 1.

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