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Matt Braly’s ‘Amphibia’ Concludes its Annie Award-Winning Run

Disney’s ‘frog-out-of-water’ series, based on the creator’s childhood memories of sometimes awkward family visits to Thailand, was always designed to come full circle and wrap up its story of personal transformation after three seasons; 29-minute special Season 3 and show finale set for May 14 on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW.

People ANIMATIONWorld

Iconic Muppets Get Supersized in ‘Sesame Street Mecha Builders’

New CG animated series from Guru Studio reimagines Elmo, Cookie Monster, and Abby Cadabby as mecha robot superheroes-in-training who use STEM to help solve wacky, larger-than-life problems; show premieres today, May 9, on Cartoon Network’s Cartoonito and May 10 on HBO Max.

It's Not Always an Event ANIMATIONWorld

‘The Great North’: Coming Out Doesn’t Have to Be Dramatic

For writer Charlie Kelly, May 8th’s episode, about Ham wanting to redo his ‘being gay’ announcement to elicit a more ‘theatrical’ reaction, shows that the unconditional love of family, however uneventful, makes for the best ‘reveal’ anyone could ask for.

Anime ANIMATIONWorld

‘Pompo the Cinephile’ Goes Deep into the Messy Minds of Filmmakers

Takayuki Hirao’s new animated film is an ode to the power of movies and the joys and heartbreak of the creative process; movie now playing in select theaters across the U.S.

Doing the Hard Work of Casual Indifference ANIMATIONWorld

No One Said Being 15 Was Easy – ‘Duncanville’ Returns with Third Season of Angst and Hilarity

Creators Mike and Julie Scully talk about new characters, narrative world building, and shameless fan fawning that fuel Season 3 of their hit animated series, premiering on FOX Sunday, May 1.

Is Reality Elastic? ANIMATIONWorld

‘Undone’s Wild Ride Between Time, Space, and Reality Returns for Season 2

Co-creators Kate Purdy and Raphael Bob-Waksburg’s groundbreaking, rotoscope animated drama, about a young woman trying to harness her newfound time traveling skills and unravel her father’s murder - with his help – is back with more mind-bending episodes.

Dorky Tweens Rule! ANIMATIONWorld

Re-VIEW: ‘Turning Red’ - Embracing the Animal Spirit Within Us

Transformation lies at the heart of Pixar’s latest hit film, a coming-of-age story about a young Chinese girl in Toronto who must break away from all she has known to either accept, or reject, the actual beast inside her.

ITFS Highlights ANIMATIONWorld

A Little ‘Short’ Slice of Stuttgart

AWN’s Animation Pimp and Ottawa Animation Festival artistic director Chris Robinson takes a close look at six ‘under the radar’ animated shorts in competition at next week’s hybrid Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film – ITFS – running May 3-8.

That Bunny’s Dynamite! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Samurai Rabbit:’ A Futuristic Take on Bushido and Stan Sakai’s Hit Comics

Premiering today on Netflix, the new CG animated series, based on the five-time Eisner winning comic ‘Usagi Yojimbo,’ pits the cotton-tailed warrior, Yuichi, and his team of fighters against monsters, ninjas, and evil aliens threatening the city of Neo Edo.

Learn to Draw the Disney Way! ANIMATIONWorld

Disney Artists Share Their Stories and Creative Secrets in ‘Sketchbook’

In the new six-part series premiering today on Disney+, artists who’ve helped bring some of Disney’s most iconic animated characters to the screen, such as the Genie in ‘Aladdin’ and Young Simba in ‘The Lion King,’ offer an in-depth look at how the ‘magic is drawn one line at a time.’

Float Away! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Attack on Titan’ Director Uses Parkour to Illustrate Love in ‘Bubble'

Tetsuro Araki, known for often violent, action-filled anime, shifts gears to tell an emotional coming-of-age story set in a mostly underwater Tokyo encased in a large bubble and cut-off from the outside world; film hits Netflix April 28.

VFX is Happening in Quebec Headline News

1st Edition of CAFÉ Coming to Montreal June 7-8

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 20, 2022 at 3:12pm

The 2-day inaugural event for VFX and animation professionals will feature panels, discussions and presentations of the latest technology; tickets are now on sale.

Happy Father’s Day Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘The Great North - Papa Don't Fiend Adventure’

In the Season 2 finale airing this Sunday on Fox, the Tobins spend Father’s Day weekend at an RV park and uncover the identity of the Fiend of Family Land; meanwhile Moon meets a skunk and Judy finds a new love.

Happy National Streaming Day! Headline News

Disney+ Drops ‘Baymax!’ Series Trailer and Key Art

Streamer celebrates National Streaming Day with a peek at its upcoming 6-episode animated show about an inflatable, inimitable healthcare companion robot who only wants to do good, debuting June 29.

We’re Just Work Friends Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘Duncanville – Plumbdog Millionaire’

In the show’s May 22 episode, Jack and Duncan make a local plumbing commercial in hopes of increasing their wealth and status, and most importantly to impress Annie and Mia; but newfound fame goes to their head.

Show Us Your Work! Headline News

Call for Submissions: SIGGRAPH Asia 2022 Computer Animation Festival

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 20, 2022 at 7:08am

Entries now being accepted in multiple categories, including shorts, visualizations, VFX sequences, game cinematics, and real-time pieces; deadline to enter is July 31, 2022.

Business Headline News

Crunchyroll Reveals ‘Chainsaw Man’ Trailer and Images

The streamer nabs rights to anime adaptation of Tatsuki Fujimoto’s popular manga of the same name; the animated series will simulcast from Japan, subtitled, and dubbed, and release in 200+ countries later this year.

Business Headline News

Ron Howard’s Debut Animated Feature ‘The Shrinking of Treehorn’ Lands at Netflix

Animal Logic to produce the animation on the project, which is based on Florence Parry Heide’s surreal 1971 children’s book illustrated by Edward Gorey.

Business Headline News

‘The Amazing Maurice’ Book Adaptation Heads Abroad

Animated film starring David Tennant, Hugh Laurie, and Emilia Clarke, based on Sir Terry Pratchett's ‘The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents,’ nabs numerous international sales as part of its planned 2022 release.

Consume Responsibly Headline News

Netflix Shares Final ‘Love Death + Robots’ Volume 3 Trailer and Cast

Voices behind the Emmy Award-winning animated anthology’s stories include Chris Parnell, Fred Tatasciore, Joel McHale, Seth Green, Craig Ferguson, and Joe Manganiello; latest set of shorts hits the streamer May 20.

Business Headline News

Locksmith Taps DNEG Animation for ‘That Christmas’

Based on the kids’ books series by Richard Curtis, the animated feature brings the companies together again following the success of Locksmith’s first film, ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong;’ DNEG Animation will host 2 sessions on June 16 at next month’s Annecy Film Festival.

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