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Festivals Headline News

Manchester Animation Festival Reveals Program Line-Up

The 7th edition returns as a hybrid event offering content online and in person November 14-30; new events include a keynote by the BBC’s Patricia Hidalgo and a feature film competition showcasing 4 international filmmakers.

Have I gotta Pitch! Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘The Great North – The Great Punkin’ Adventure’

In the new episode airing October 3 on Fox, Ham is invited to audition for a punk band after they hear him scream, while Honeybee and Wolf get their first directing gig.

Cake is Tasty! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Swan Boy’ Serves a Hilarious New Slice of FXX’s ‘Cake’

For Augenblick Studios’ Aaron Augenblick, Branson Reese’s new series of animated shorts, about a twenty-something swan of low station and medium intelligence, is one of the funniest shows of his 20+ year career; Season 5 of the short film anthology premieres today on FXX.

Fun New Shows for Kids Headline News

Netflix Renews ‘Ridley Jones’ and ‘Ada Twist, Scientist’

Both new shows get Season 2 pickup: streamer also adds 4 new fun and educational animated shows to its 2022 preschool line-up.

Adults Can Be The Worst! ANIMATIONWorld

Flawed Grown-Ups Provide Big and Biting Laughs In ‘Ten Year Old Tom’

Creator Steve Dildarian talks about his new adult animated comedy, about a kid trying to understand his world, who isn’t exactly helped by the adults in his life, which premieres today on HBO Max.

Anime Headline News

Crunchyroll to Stream ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba’ Story Arcs

Based on the manga by Koyoharu Gotoge, ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc’ premieres October 10 with ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc’ coming December 5.

Living LA Cool Headline News

Prime Video Reveals Adult Animated Comedy ‘Fairfax’ Cast

Amazon drops first look images along with the voice cast list for their new series about four middle school friends’ never-ending quest to be cool in LA; all 8 episodes premiere October 29.

Who’s Your Favorite Scaredy Pooch! Headline News

Don’t Miss Scooby-Doo’s ‘Scoobtober’ on HBO Max and Cartoon Network

Everyone’s favorite mystery solving pooch celebrates the month of October with a spooky line-up of all things ‘Scooby-Doo!’

Aren’t You a Bit Curious? Headline News

Peacock Original ‘Curious George: Cape Ahoy’ Premieres September 30

Watch exclusive clip of The Man with the Yellow Hat trying to get George ready for a fun trip to the beach; new animated movie features original songs written by Michele Brourman and Amanda McBroom.

Animated Music Videos Headline News

Fleet Foxes’ ‘Featherweight’ Music Video Takes Flight

Director Sean Pecknold used hand-crafted stop-motion animation and a multiplane camera to capture a young hawk’s struggle to fly with a broken wing; short premiered September 21 at a GRAMMY Museum retrospective featuring band frontman Robin Pecknold.

Cheers! Headline News

FXX Renews ‘Archer’ for Season 13

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 2:45pm

Thanksgiving comes early this year, as we learn Sterling Archer will return for a new season filled with his lackadaisical, often inebriated and always hilarious navigation of the ever-changing spy world; Adam Reed’s Emmy Award-winning FXX animated series will be back in 2022 with 8 all-new episodes!

TV Animation Headline News

‘Polly Pocket Season 3: Rainbow Funland Adventures’ Hits Netflix September 29

All-new episodes feature our heroine with magical shrinking powers as she and her friends journey to a fantastical theme park; watch exclusive ‘Polly Pocket's Panda Treasure Hunt’ clip.

Animated TV Series Headline News

‘Blue’s Clues & You!’ Drops ‘I’m Blue’ Music Video

In celebration of the show's 25 years and the October 1 launch of Season 3, Josh jumps into the nostalgic reimagining of the 90’s hit ‘Blue (Da Ba Dee)’ by electronic/Eurodance group Eiffel 65; new season premiere welcomes back classic fan-favorite kitten Periwinkle.

TUDUM…. Headline News

Netflix Unveils Coming Anime Lineup at TUDUM Virtual Event

Anime V-Tuber N-ko treated fans to sneak peeks of brand-new shows coming soon to the streamer; see trailers for ‘Drifting Home’ by Studio Colorido and ‘Super Crooks’ by comic book author Mark Millar.

Technology Headline News

ShotGrid Launches Resource Planning Views to Improve Scheduling Workflows

Autodesk’s production planning platform allows VFX and animation facilities to scale and meet production demands more efficiently; resource planning views optimize artist resources, helping creative teams ramp up for production.

Anime Headline News

Crunchyroll and Fuji TV Ink Development Deal

Together with creative company Slow Curve, the anime streamer and TV network will develop new original anime series for Japanese and global audiences; current collaboration, ‘Muv-Luv Alternative,’ will be released next month.

An Animated Fantasy Resurrection! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Teenage Euthanasia’ Shows 2D Animation Can Tackle Any Genre

For Aaron Augenblick and his studio, animating Alyson Levy and Alissa Nutting’s new Adult Swim series proves 2D is the perfect medium to tackle any storytelling genre, including wild, wacky, zombie-filled horror comedy.

SVOD Headline News

DreamWorks’ ‘Dragons Rescue Riders: Heroes of The Sky’ Coming to Peacock

Streamer expands its kids’ programming slate with all-new original animated series about the Viking and Dragon world, premiering November 24; new episodes of ‘Curious George,’ ‘Madagascar: A little Wild’ as well as holiday special ‘Madagascar: A Little Wild Holiday Goose Chase’ all coming soon.

Community Outreach Headline News

Cabblow Studios Wraps First Virtual Animator Residency

The Johannesburg-based, mother-daughter animation and illustration studio will showcase the new animated shorts produced by up-and-coming artists in a virtual ‘Mini-Festival’ starting October 15.

Take the challenge Headline News

Take the Challenge - 2nd Edition of Sony Talent League by THU Begins

Sony and THU have once again teamed to find and empower the next generation of creative minds; individuals and/or teams are invited to accept the challenge - submissions will be accepted October 8 - November 14.

Hypothetically Speaking ANIMATIONWorld

Nailing the Unique, Stylized Animation of ‘What If…?’

Animation Supervisor Stephan Franck talks about how the production’s creative ‘toys’ were all employed to mix 2D and 3D effects, backgrounds and characters into a visual style never seen before in Marvel Studios’ groundbreaking animated series, now playing on Disney+.

When Nature Calls Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Adventure Beast’ Adult Comedy Trailer

The new 2D animated series follows the adventures of a semi-indestructible wildlife expert with a unique voice and somewhat twisted view of nature; all 12 episodes hit the streamer on October 22.

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