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Steampunk and Vampires and Werewolves Oh My! Headline News

Frederator Studios Options ‘Parasol Protectorate’ Steampunk Novels

Genre-mashup book series by Gail Carriger follows the exploits of daring Alexia Tarabotti as she unravels a dangerous mystery in paranormal Victorian London.

The Vaccine Comes to South Park Headline News

‘South ParQ Vaccination Special’ Tackles Cancel Culture and COVID-19

The hour-long special follows the vaccination roll-out in South Park, poking fun at the disbursement process as well as the recently enacted ‘The Muppet Show’ viewing disclaimer.

Festivals Events

Fredrikstad Animation Festival 2021 – October 21-24

Begins: October 21, 2021

FAF 2021 will present the best and latest within Nordic-Baltic and international animation - live and in person and online.

Festival Events

CINANIMA 2021 Returns November 8-14

Begins: November 8, 2021

Oscar qualifying event in Espinho, Portugal promotes animation and its creators with a commitment to educating professionals and the public.

Fantasy Horror Animation Oh My! Headline News

WATCH: Trailer for ‘The Spine of Night’ Animated Fantasy Horror Feature

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 1:51pm

Years in the making, Philip Gelatt and Morgan Galen King’s hand-rotoscoped film is set in a fantasy land ripe with magic and intrigue, where a dark force is unleashed sending mankind into an age of ruin; film stars Lucy Lawless, Patton Oswalt, and Richard Grant, and has its world premiere March 18 at SXSW.

Festivals Events

Animafest Zagreb 2021 - June 7-12

Begins: June 7, 2021

The 31st World Festival of Animated Film is a celebration of animation in all forms; the event will feature competitions; retrospectives; presentations; screenings; and all things animated.

Festivals Events

KABOOM 2021 is Online March 31-April 5

Begins: March 31, 2021

This year’s virtual festival promises 300 animated films from 53 different countries, live talks with filmmakers and other special programs.

Festivals Events

VIEW 2021 in Turin, Italy and Online October 17-22

Begins: October 17, 2021

The VIEW Conference is the premiere international event in Italy on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, VR and AR, Gaming and VFX.

Anime Headline News

Crunchyroll Drops Trailer for ‘Attack on Titan Final Season’

The final season of the popular dark fantasy anime series culminates with an epic war that will determine the fate of humanity; season finale set for March 28.

Women in Animation Headline News

Women in Animation Awards 10 Young Women with WIA Scholarships

WIA Chair of Education Hsiang Chin Moe announces and honors the recipients at 2021 BRIC Talent and Innovation Summit. 

Podcasts Headline News

‘This Duckburg Life’ ‘DuckTales’-Inspired Podcast Premieres March 29

The original 7-part scripted podcast is hosted by Huey Duck for Duckburg Public Radio; the animated series’ voice cast reprises their roles in the new program that highlights riveting stories from Duckburg.

Business Headline News

Kevin and Dan Hageman Ink Multi-Year Production Deal with CBS Studios

Studio gets exclusive rights to all TV content from the Emmy Award-winning creative duo behind the animated TV series, ‘Star Trek: Prodigy;’ the brothers co-wrote ‘The Croods: A New Age,’ co-created ‘The LEGO Movie, and created the story for ‘Hotel Transylvania.’

Technology Headline News

New Features Announced Across Adobe Creative Cloud

Updates to all applications include enhanced speed and flexibility allowing for seamless collaboration; updates to Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Premiere Rush increase tool functionality and accelerate workflows with an overall increase in cross-app abilities and support.

cancel culture Headline News

Disney+ Pulls Three Classic Animated Films Due to Racist Stereotypes

Kids will no longer be able to watch ‘Peter Pan,’ ‘The Aristocats,’ and ‘Dumbo’ on the streamer, though the films will still be available to adults with added advisory warnings.

Business Headline News

Trioscope Studios Inks Production Deal with Quality Films

Studio behind Netflix’s The Liberator WWII limited series will pair their innovative hybrid animation technique with media company’s extensive celebrity roster to produce a slate of original scripted content; action horror series exploring African American struggles in America already under development.

Mysterious and Spooky Fun ANIMATIONWorld

How Netflix’s ‘City of Ghosts’ Takes a Kid’s-Eye View of the Supernatural

‘Adventure Time’ director Elizabeth Ito’s new documentary-style animated series follows a group of kids, known as the Ghost Club, as they investigate ghost sightings and encounters around L.A.

Manga Badassery Headline News

Derek Kolstad to Write and Produce ‘Hellsing’ Manga Film Adaptation

The ‘John Wick’ scribe will team with Amazon studios for live-action take on the popular comic, a reimagining of the familiar Dracula / Van Helsing dynamic.

Virtual Events Headline News

View Conference and VFX Festival 2021 Present Kris Pearn ‘Art vs Story’ Discussion

Join a virtual conversation about the intersection of good/bad story and good/bad design with ‘The Willoughbys’ director and Escape Studios’ Saint John Walker.

Awards Headline News

Nominations Announced for 2021 BAFTA Awards

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 10:10am

‘Onward,’ ‘Soul,’ and ‘Wolfwalkers’ get nods in the Animated Film category; ‘Greyhound,’ ‘The Midnight Sky,’ ‘Mulan,’ ‘The One and Only Ivan,’ and ‘Tenet’ nominated for Special Visual Effects.

Bringing Stories of Oceania to Life Headline News

‘Moana’ Director John Musker Talks Story with the ‘Kapaemahu’ Team

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 8, 2021 at 5:54pm

Watch Disney’s legendary Oscar-nominated director as he and the Oscar-shortlisted film’s producers discuss bringing Pacific stories alive through animation. 

Business Headline News

Netflix Shares Anime Series ‘Yasuke’ First Look Images and Release Date

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 8, 2021 at 5:07pm

LaSean Thomas directs and LaKeith Stanfield stars in reimagined story of the first African samurai; animation being produced by ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ production studio MAPPA.

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