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Still Monkeying Around: A Talk with Legendary Voice Actor Fred Tatasciore

The man of a zillion voices discusses his work on Marvel’s popular adult animated series ‘Hit-Monkey,’ whose second season drops July 15 on Hulu.

Animated Music Videos Headline News

BLINKINK Crafts Coldplay ‘feelslikeimfallinginlove’ Lyric Video

Led by Raman Djafari, 15 artists bring visual life to the group’s new single, blending unique styles seamlessly to tell the story of two souls who repeatedly find each other in many different forms.

A Bond Like No Other Headline News

DreamWorks Animation Drops ‘The Wild Robot’ Featurette

Go behind the scenes with Oscar-nominated writer/director Chris Sanders, production designer Raymond Zibach, and many other artists, along with stars Lupita Nyong’o, Pedro Pascal, and Catherine O’Hara, to see how storyboards, sketches, concept art, models, layout and animation came together to tell the story of a domestic robot shipwrecked on an uninhabited island who becomes the adoptive parent of an orphaned gosling while protecting the animals 'she' encounters; coming to theaters September 27.

People Headline News

Aardman Academy Names Will Becher Stop-Motion Lead

Academy Award-nominated director to oversee all stop-motion teaching, learning activities, and development, plus lead academy’s premium courses ‘In-Studio Stop Motion’ and ‘Stop Motion Professional.’

A Universe in Conflict Headline News

Corvus Belli Drops ‘Infinity: Paradise Lost’ Trailer

New animated series, based on the popular tabletop game, is set 200 years in the future in a universe where humanity has abandoned Earth, colonized star systems and achieved a tenuous unity, but conflicts still exist; fans get 1st look at Comic-Con panel July 27.

What Me Worry? Headline News

Pixar’s ‘Inside Out 2’ Now the Highest Grossing Animated Film in History

Now standing at a global cume of just over $1.46 billion, Kelsey Mann’s sequel to Pete Docter’s Oscar-winning 2015 ‘Inside Out’ takes us back inside the mind of newly minted teenager Riley as a new set of emotions, led by Anxiety, arrive to take over operations.

Competitive Festivals Headline News

‘Zima,’ ‘Our Uniform’ Lead Winners at Anibar 2024

15th festival edition wraps up with announcement of films awarded in 6 categories; shorts by Tomek Popakul and Kasumi Ozeki, and Yegane Moghaddam among 11 honored in the competition.

Madness of Two Headline News

Warner Bros. Drops ‘Joker: Folie à Deux’ Official Trailer #2

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 23, 2024 at 3:45pm

2 years ago, he hit Gotham like a hurricane... and now he's back to 'give the people what they want!' The gritty ’80s jukebox musical about the deadly, romantic relationship between Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker and Lady Gaga’s Harley Quinn, dances into theaters October 4.

People Headline News

RADiCAL Adds Habib Zargarpour, Joe Marks and Dane Allen Smith to Advisory Board

The three industry leaders bring decades of shared experience to the AI mocap and real-time 3D creation tools developer as it ramps up its product expansion.

Down the Rabbit Hole Headline News

Emilia Clarke, Gerard Butler, Simone Ashley Join ‘The Night Before Christmas in Wonderland’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 23, 2024 at 10:01am

The new animated feature, based on Carys Bexington’s bestselling book, follows St. Nick (Butler) as he goes down the rabbit hole and meets a host of familiar characters who help him save Christmas.

Ghost with the Most Headline News

The Juice is Loose Again in ‘Beetlejuice Beetlejuice’ Official Trailer #2

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 23, 2024 at 9:31am

Are Lydia Deetz and her rather difficult daughter, Delia, shrunken heading to disaster? Care to ask Bob? Tim Burton and Michael Keaton team up once more in the highly-awaited ‘Beetlejuice’ sequel that finds 3 generations of the Deetz family unexpectedly reunited with the mischievous demon and his particular type of mayhem, hitting theaters September 6.

Enter Your Work Headline News

Call for Entries: Annie Awards 2025

Submissions will be accepted for animated productions that were released in the United States between January 1, 2024, and December 31, 2024; entries now being accepted through October 30, 2024.

Samurai Jack Samurai Jack Headline News

Samurai Jack, Beetlejuice to Headline ‘MultiVersus’ Season 2

From the Cartoon Network and Adult Swim animated series of the same name, the katana wielding warrior joins the new game season launch on July 23. The troublesome ghost Beetlejuice (a.k.a. Betelgeuse) will arrive in time for the ‘Beetlejuice Beeltjuice’ release in September.

The Bros. are Back Headline News

Multiple Seasons of ‘The Venture Bros.’ Headed to Netflix

One of Adult Swim's longest-running, award-winning original adult animated series will be available to stream starting August 16; all seven seasons also stream on Max and the AdultSwim website.

They Will Be Remembered Headline News

‘Halo’ Cancelled After Two Seasons

The fight against the Covenant ends for now; both seasons of the live-action series, which follows Pablo Schreiber’s Master Chief as he leads his team of elite Spartans against the alien threat, stream now on Paramount+.

Technology Advancing Art Headline News

NVIDIA Studio Blog: Next-Gen Video Editing Upgrades

Wondershare Filmora adds NVIDIA RTX Video HDR support and RTX-Accelerated AI features; content creator Kevin Stratvert shares how AI is a crucial part of his creative toolkit.

The Road to Turin Events

VIEW Conference 2024

Begins: October 14, 2024

Italy’s premiere animation and visual effects event runs in-person October 14-19 in Torino, Italy with a focus on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, VR and AR, Gaming and VFX.

Conferences Events

SIGGRAPH Asia 2024

Begins: December 3, 2024

The annual computer graphics conference and exhibition comes to Tokyo, Japan December 3 – 6; will once again the Electronic Theater and Animation Theater will celebrate the best in computer animation.

It’s Anime-zing! Headline News

‘Yumi’s Cells: The Movie’ Now Streaming on Rakuten Viki

Animated feature, based on the popular Webtoon and live-action K-Drama, just debuted on the U.S. Asian content streamer; also released are new anime series ‘Mom, I'm Sorry’ and ‘Rakshasa Street’ Seasons 1-3 from BILIBILI.

On the Road to Seattle Events

Bumbershoot 2024 Gets Animated

Begins: August 31, 2024

The iconic arts and music festival returns to the Seattle Center this Labor Day Weekend, August 31 – September 1, with an all-new Animation District, featuring presentations, installations, and screenings. 

It’s Anime-zing! Headline News

Crunchyroll Adds 20 Sports Anime Series to AVOD Roster

Fan favorite titles include ‘Haikyu!!’, ‘Blue Lock,’ ‘Run with the Wind,’ ‘Tsurune,’ ‘Kuroko’s Basketball,’ Re-Main’ and ‘Ping Pong the Animation;’ free to watch without subscription with commercials through August 15.

Vi and Jinx on Blu-Ray! Headline News

‘Arcane’ Season 1 Coming to Digital, 4K UHD, and Blu-Ray

Set in the universe of the massively popular video game League of Legends, the series Limited-Run Collector’s Edition releases October 22, the SteelBook edition and the Standard Blu-ray edition on October 8, and on digital starting September 24, from GKIDS and Riot Games.