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.
Exclusive Clip: ‘The Great North: Boy Meats World Adventure’
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.
‘Doctor Elise’ Novel to Get Anime Adaptation
Maho Film will animate the fantasy romance series that follows modern Korean prodigy surgeon Dr. Song as she is transported to a previous life after a fatal plane crash.
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.
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.
‘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.
Dean Fleischer Camp Talks ‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On’
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.
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.
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.
Studio Ghibli Fest Announces 2023 Slate
GKIDS and Fathom Events bring Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki’s full feature catalog back to U.S. cinemas nationwide in addition to the debut screening of ‘Spirited Away: Live On Stage.’
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.
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.
‘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.
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.’
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.’
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Call for Entries - Cinanima 2023; Deadluine June 23 2023
Epic Games Shares 2022 Unreal Engine Trends
Did you know that UE now accounts for 50% of next-gen games being built and has been used on over 500 film/TV projects.
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.