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Majorly Talented Headline News

New Full-Service Creative Agency ‘Major Major’ Packed with Big Industry Names

Founded by Craig A Platt, Des Esposito, Chris Nesheim, creative director Josh Beaumont, and music EVP Toddrick Spalding, the company will specialize in theatrical trailers, live-action production, behind-the-scenes features, and more.

Sausage Knows No Saus-‘Age’ Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘The Great North: Boy Meats World Adventure’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 3, 2023 at 11:37am

In the all-new episode airing this Sunday on FOX, all of Lone Moose gets wrapped up in the Little Mr. Ketchikan Canned Sausage Gentleman Pageant competition, a pageant for boys with an unusual history.

It’s Anime-zing! Headline News

Crunchyroll Announces New Anime Series ‘Mashle: Magic and Muscle’

The off-the-wall fantasy follows Mash Burnedead, a non-magical body-building enthusiast who finds himself enrolled in Magic School; streaming this April.

On the Road to the Oscars Blogs

A Quick Look at ‘The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse’

Charlie Mackesy and Peter Baynton’s Annie Award-winning and Oscar-nominated feel-good short film, about the unlikely friendship between a boy, a mole, a fox, and a horse as they explore the meaning of kindness, courage and compassion, brims with comforting, heartwarming messages of hope.

Skipper to the Rescue! Headline News

‘Barbie: Skipper and The Big Babysitting Adventure’ Feature Coming to Netflix

Mattel's all-new 3DCG film, debuting March 16, stars Barbie’s little sister Skipper as she struggles with self-confidence and overcoming difficulties through her summer jobs.

Too Cute and Too Spot On! ANIMATIONWorld

Dean Fleischer Camp Talks ‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 1:53pm

The director and co-creator shares his seven-year journey to produce the Oscar nominated, Annie Award-winning stop-motion animated film about a tiny, googly eyed, tennis shoe-wearing seashell hoping to one day reconnect with his long-lost family.

Pokémon Frame by Frame Headline News

Stop-Motion ‘Pokémon Concierge’ Series Coming to Netflix

Following the daily life of Pokémon resort concierge Haru, the show marks the first collaboration between the two entertainment giants.

People Headline News

Xilam Animation Announces New Senior Executive Promotions

Folks are on the move - Cécile Hergaux-Essame has been upped to General Manager of Cube Creative, Caterina Gonnelli-Linden to Chief Content Officer, and Guillaume Jallot to Chief Technical Officer.

Title Sequences Headline News

WAR Creates Titles for ‘Wade in the Water: A Journey Into Black Surfing and Aquatic Culture’

Drawing on archival surfing footage and inspired by the water deity Mami Wata in African mythology, the 2D animation captures the authenticity of surfing moves - combining elements of African folk art and a touch of Basquiat to introduce the documentary, which reclaims the 1,000-year-old tradition of Black surfing.

Teddy Bears vs Unicorns! Headline News

GKIDS’ Goya Award-Winning ‘Unicorn Wars’ Coming to Theaters

Alberto Vázquez’s animated horror-comedy follows an epic war between teddy bears and unicorns as it explores religious zealotry and military fascism; Alamo Drafthouse starts screenings March 6 – also available on digital March 10.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Animal Crackers’ Arrives on Digital and On Demand April 18

The animated comedy, starring John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Danny DeVito, Ian McKellen, and Sylvester Stallone, follows a family that must use a magical box of animal crackers to save a run-down circus from being taken over by their evil uncle.

Hopefully Not Total Krap Headline News

Third Season of ‘Krapopolis’ Ordered Ahead of Series Premiere

FOX Entertainment has now greenlit three seasons of Dan Harmon’s animated comedy set in mythical ancient Greece, citing ‘strong creativity, storytelling, and talent.’

Punching Up From One Punch Headline News

Yusuke Murata’s Upcoming ‘Zaiyuki’ Anime Project Revealed

Led by the ‘One-Punch Man’ illustrator’s new anime outlet, Village Studio, the show is heavily influenced by the classic Chinese novel ‘Journey to the West.’

What’s Another 48 Hours? Headline News

‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ to Release Early

What a difference 2 days makes! The highly anticipated Nintendo and Illumination animated comedy starring Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day, Jack Black, Keegan-Michael Key and Seth Rogen now jumps into theaters April 5, 2023.

Business Headline News

Hulu Snags OVFX Studios’ ‘Kulipari’ Animated Franchise

The first two seasons of the kids’ show, based on the books by former NFL player Trevor Pryce, are now streaming with all-new remastered editions; Season 3 will hit the platform later this year, with an animated feature following in late 2024.

The King is Back Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Agent Elvis’ Official Trailer and Cast

Matthew McConaughey and Priscilla Presley star in the new adult animated action-comedy about the infamous King of Rock and Roll re-imagined as an undercover spy; the series debuts March 17.

Business Headline News

Carl Reed Launches Composition Media Animation Studio

Producer of Oscar-winning animated short ‘Hair Love’ opens new shingle with 2 animated features and an animated series; content creation to highlight minority and underrepresented communities.

Awards Headline News

The Animation Pimp Goes to the 2023 Oscars

AWN’s long-time resident provocateur, Ottawa Animation Festival artistic director Chris Robinson, gets the directors behind this year’s Best Animated Short nominees - ‘The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,’ ‘The Flying Sailor,’ ‘Ice Merchants,’ ‘My Year of Dicks,’ and ‘An Ostrich Told Me the World is Fake and I Think I Believe It’ - to share their insightful answers to his anything but standard - and a bit inane - questions.

Submit Your Films! Headline News

Call for Entries: OIAF 2023 Open for Submissions

The annual five-day event returns September 20-24; there are no entry fees, and artists worldwide are invited to submit through May 31.

Festivals Blogs

ANIMASYROS 2023 returns in September! Open call for submissions of animated films until 30.06.2023

ANIMASYROS 2023 returns in September with a main focus on Animation and Ancient Greece, a tribute to the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America and a focus on female creativity.

Perfectly Pastel Headline News

Sanrio Short Anime Series to Premiere in April 2023

The perfectly pastel series following the everyday lives of the bunny Sakura, the cat Cathy, and the hamster Ran will hit the small screen this April on Fuji Television’s "Nonstop" programming block.

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