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‘F’ is for ‘Family,’ ‘Forgiving’ and ‘Effing Funny’

As the fifth and final season of Netflix’s expletive-laden animated comedy series ‘F Is for Family’ finally premieres, co-creator and showrunner Michael Price reflects on what it all means to him and the Murphys.

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Mark Millar and Motonobu Hori Talk ‘Super Crooks’

The creator and director of Netflix’s first superhuman heist anime series discuss their comic-inspired show that follows a small-time, superpowered crook, Johnny Bolt, and what he hopes will be his biggest - and final - score.

The Oscar-qualified ‘I Am a Pebble (Je suis un Caillou) ANIMATIONWorld

A Lonely Otter Finds Unusual Companionship in ‘I am a Pebble’

Maxime Le Chapelain, one of six creators of the multi-award-winning 3D/CG student short, discusses the genesis of the project and the collaborative process that brought it to fruition.

I’ve Never Felt this Way About Stop-Motion! ANIMATIONWorld

The Stop-Motion Wonderland of ‘Robin Robin,’ Aardman’s First Musical

The renowned studio’s charming new holiday special stars a sweet, clumsy, and rather noisy little bird who desperately wants to be as sneaky - and quiet - as her adoptive mouse family, now streaming on Netflix.

Who Climbed Everest First? ANIMATIONWorld

Capturing Everest’s Compelling Beauty and Danger in ‘The Summit of the Gods’

Patrick Imbert and Jean-Charles Ostorero’s breathtaking 2D animated feature deftly wraps a historical mystery inside a recluse’s obsessive need to climb the most treacherous mountain on Earth; film releases today in theaters, and hits Netflix November 30.

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‘Far From the Tree’: A Harried Raccoon Confronts the Challenges of Parenting

Writer/director Natalie Nourigat and producer Ruth Strother talk about their all-new animated short screening with Disney’s animated musical, ‘Encanto,’ which opens today in theaters.

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Crafting the ‘Ridiculously Charming’ and ‘Far-Fetched’ ‘Dogs in Space'

Jeremiah Cortez and Adam Henry’s new animated comedy turns our faithful, furry friends into cosmic ‘retrievers,’ though the two creators want viewers to never forget that dogs are not meant to be in space; premieres today, November 18, on Netflix.

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How Choreography and Color Helped Shape the Vibrant Characters of ‘Encanto’

For Renato do Anjos, Kira Lehtomaki, and Lorelay Bové, early attention to culturally authentic details in design and movement made for a unique, magically expressive family, and house, in Disney’s enchanting, animated musical, coming to theaters Wednesday, November 24.

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Spire Animation Studios Helps Lead the Way for Gender Equality

With its progressive hiring practices and corporate culture, the growing studio offers women artists and executives new opportunities that include business and creative decision-making.

Adult Animation Headline News

Katie Rich Talks Writing Raunchy, but Real Women in ‘Chicago Party Aunt’

For the former ‘SNL’ writer and only woman among six executive producers on the new Netflix adult animated comedy, crass and rowdy humor must be much more than just a male voice coming out of a female character.

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‘Blade Runner: Black Lotus’ Revisits the Iconic City of Neon Lights

The fifth project, but first series, in the epic ‘Blade Runner’ franchise tackles the grimy, gritty futuristic world of bioengineering with a female protagonist, Elle, who awakens in Los Angeles with no clue to her identity, now airing on Adult Swim’s Toonami and streaming on Crunchyroll.

You’re Not Alone in Your Anxiety ANIMATIONWorld

‘Demi’s Panic’ Encourages Moving Past PTSD… Even in a Pandemic

For Daniel and Lorena Hernández Leonard, braving the terrifying ordeal of taking their sick daughter to the hospital during the height of COVID-19 led to their first animated short about dealing with traumatic anxiety; legendary indie animator Bill Plympton directs, providing just the right pencil sketch style to illustrate such distress.

9 Chapters are Here! ANIMATIONWorld

Breaking Down the Elaborate Designs of ‘Maya and the Three’

Co-executive producer Jeff Ranjo and production designer Paul Sullivan share how creator Jorge R. Gutiérrez’s unique vision, where Rankin and Bass meet ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ served as their guide in developing and producing the epic worlds and characters of Netflix’s 9-chapter tale of a Mesoamerican warrior princess and her quest to save humanity.  

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Animated Short ‘On/Off’ Shows the Strength of Structure in Creativity

Director Nicolás P. Villarreal’s award-winning, Oscar-qualified 2D film celebrates how discipline and focus are important qualities people usually need to achieve their dreams.

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‘Arcane’: Overcoming the ‘Curse’ of Video Game Adaptations

On Netflix’s new series, based on Riot Games’ hugely successful ‘League of Legends,’ creators Christian Linke and Alex Yee’s years of insider knowledge and passion for the property helped drive the project in ways other game-based efforts have been unable to achieve.

To Dub or Not to Dub ANIMATIONWorld

How Outstanding Localization Helped ‘Cowboy Bebop’ Reach Global Success

While dubbing in anime is famously hit-or-miss, the renowned anime’s English dub is a beloved and exemplarary work that deserves study, and recognition.

Dare to Dream! Headline News

Kukua Releases ‘Super Sema’ Holiday Special Teaser

Sema comes together with family and friends to celebrate their hopes and dreams in ‘The Day of Dreams’ episode, executive produced by Lupita Nyong’o; the YouTube Original animated series is produced by the Nairobi-based edutainment studio’s award-winning female team.

Awards Headline News

Academy Announces 26 Animated Features Eligible for Oscar Consideration

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 6, 2021 at 12:28pm

Members will vote to determine five nominees for best animated feature film award; films also qualify for other categories including best picture.

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Digital Extremes Drops Blur Studio’s ‘The New War’ Trailer

CG cinematic uses bold visuals, strong emotion, and intense action to preview the newest expansion of the popular ‘Warframe’ action game; release is slated for December 15.

Technology Headline News

Keanu Hints in ‘The Matrix Awakens: An Unreal Engine 5 Experience' Teaser

In the lead up to The Game Awards coming December 9, Epic Games and the original movie team, led by director Lana Wachowski, offer a glimpse into the future of storytelling created with UE5.

Business Headline News

Genius Brands Takes Stake in YFE

With Canada’s WOW! Unlimited Media Inc. firmly in the company’s stable, media company moves to increase European and global streaming foothold by acquiring 28.6% of Your Family Entertainment AG; former Disney executive Paul Robinson tapped to guide and oversee international growth of Kartoon Channel!

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Watch ‘JG and the BC Kids’ Feature Trailer

Breaking stereotypes with characters from diverse backgrounds and cultures, the 2D animated film, co-produced by Toonz Media Group, Ericka Nicole Malone Entertainment and Elijah Rock Productions and slated for a March/April 2022 release, features two Black central characters - a schoolboy and a young science whiz, plus a female superhero who encourages kids to believe in themselves.

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