Max and Cartoon Network Announce ‘Peter & The Wolf’ Animated Short
Gavin Friday and Bono’s film project, developed in support of the Irish Hospice Foundation, reimagines Sergei Prokofiev’s classic symphony using a juxtaposition of traditional hand-drawn 2D animation combined with a physical set-built world to tell the story of the grieving 12-year-old Peter.
Max Drops ‘Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai’ Teaser
Warner Bros. Discovery reveals HBO Max rebrand and the release date for its highly anticipated 3DCG animated prequel series starring Ming-Na Wen, James Hong, BD Wong and Matthew Rhys, coming next month.
HBO Max and Discovery+ Streamers to Merge as ‘Max’
Warner Bros. Discovery’s new destination for HBO Originals, Warner Bros. films, Max Originals, the DC universe, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, an expansive offering of kid’s content, and programing across food, home, reality, lifestyle and documentaries from leading brands like HGTV, Food Network, Discovery Channel, TLC, ID and more, launches May 23.
2023 AfroAnimation Summit Coming to Burbank
The conference, running April 26-27, promotes diversity and inclusion in animation, welcoming an international coalition of industry speakers, studio execs, students, creatives and young professionals, in-person and via livestream.
ITFS’ APD Announces ‘New Voices – New Stories’ Conference
Part of the 17th Animation Production Days running April 26-28 in Stuttgart, the conference takes place on April 26 and offers animation professionals a platform to discuss current developments in the industry.
ANIMAKOM VI INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY ANIMATION FESTIVAL 12 – 19 December 2022 Bilbao, Spain
There was no better way to ring out the 2022 animation festival season than with a trip to beautiful Bilbao in the Basque Country of Spain for AnimaKom.
Adult Swim’s ‘Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar’ and DETHKLOK Tour Set
The hugely popular series’ on-screen band kicks off a nationwide tour ahead of the all-new animated feature film’s release later this year.
Apple TV+ Reveals Earth Day Animation Line-Up
The streamer celebrates with new programs, including ‘Jane’ an animated/live-action hybrid series about Dr. Jane Goodall’s work, and old favorites such as Peanuts Classics ‘It’s Arbor Day, Charlie Brown’ and Snoopy Presents, ‘It’s the Small Things, Charlie Brown.’
Is a New Studio Ghibli and Lucasfilm Crossover Project in the Works?
Following last November’s thoroughly adorable animated short ‘Zen: Grogu and the Dust Bunnies,’ the Studio Ghibli Twitter account has shared yet another teaser image hinting at a new collaboration.
Netflix Teases ‘Mulligan’ Adult Animated Comedy
The new series from ‘30 Rock’s Robert Carlock, Sam Means, and Tina Fey follows a rag-tag band of survivors who must start Earth’s society from scratch after an alien destroys the planet; show hits the streamer next month.
Watch: AI-Assisted 'Critterz’ Animated Short
OpenAI’s DALL-E created images and art for background settings and characters that were used in short employing animation, facial performance capture, music, and sound mixing – all for a science documentary gone awry.
The Spotlight’s on Animation with New ‘Star Wars Celebration’ Reveals
London event showcases cast and filmmaker panels for animated series ‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch,’ ‘Star Wars: Visions’ Volume 2, and ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars,’ plus trailer debuts and first two episode screening for ‘Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures.’
The Babies Are Back! ‘Rugrats’ Returns for Season 2
Executive producers Kate Boutilier and Casey Leonard couldn’t be happier about the new look, the new stories, and the new characters in the all-new season of Nickelodeon's beloved series, premiering Friday, April 14 exclusively on Paramount+.
‘Stranger Things’ is Getting Animated
With Season 4 of the live-action phenomenon garnering 1.35 billion viewing hours in its first 28 days, Netflix is promising fans more strange days ahead with a new animated series.
Bejuba! Entertainment Acquires ‘Grounded’
Distributor scores worldwide distribution rights for kids’ animated buddy comedy about two amiable caterpillars who missed the butterfly call; series is created by Pipsqueak Animation and Hey Daisy Moon Productions.
Jetpack Adds ‘Panda and Kiwi’ to MIPTV Line-Up
The distributor nabs international rights to the 3DCG animated comedy adventure following Hehe the Panda and Kiki the Kiwi, who must work together to escape the island they are stranded on.
Guru Studio Announces ‘Spirits of Ridgeway High’ Animated Series
Studio teams up with cheerleading, dance team, and band apparel company Varsity Spirit and Foundation Media Partners on show about an optimistic cheerleader who wants to revive her school's spirit
‘Red Iron Road’ Anthology Season 2 to Premiere at Annecy
New second season episode, ‘In The Heat,’ has been selected in the TV competition; animated thriller based on Russian ‘Queen of Horror’ Anna Starobinets’ short story follows a team of detectives as they interrogate a man disguised as Santa Clause about a horrific crime.
Podcast EP 203: How David Daniels Created Strata Cut Stop-Motion Animation
The director, filmmaker, and Bent Image Lab Studio founder shares everything about the stopmo animation technique he created and how it will continue to live on as a unique art form.
Incredible Film Reveals Animation Slate for MIPTV
Preschool properties ‘Tummy Tom’ and ‘Pim & Pom’ head to the annual television market’s ‘Future of Kid’s TV’ event.
Cartoons on the Bay Honors Peter Lord
The British director, producer and Aardman Animations co-founder joins Israeli film director and producer Ari Folman as the second 2023 Career Award recipient announced this year; the International Festival of Animation, Transmedia and Meta-Arts takes place in Pescara May 31-June 4.
‘Looney Tunes Cartoons’ Season 5 Now Streaming on HBO Max
Check out the promo - everyone’s favorite Looney Tune characters return in Warner Bros. Animation’s modern iteration of the classic series; 9 new episodes of Bugs and Friends just released.
Chris Meledandri Teases ‘Shrek 5,’ Donkey Spinoff
The Illumination CEO and DreamWorks Animation creative partner has revealed plans for a soft reboot of the ‘Shrek’ franchise complete with the original voice cast, as well as the added possibility of a ‘Puss and Boots’-style spinoff for Donkey.
Fest Anča 2023 Reveals Official Selections
Almost 230 films were selected to participate in this year’s event, including original contemporary domestic and international animation featuring films by renowned filmmakers and young emerging talent; the event runs June 29-July 7.
Adult Swim Drops ‘My Adventures with Superman’ Teaser Trailer
Jack Quaid stars in the animated serialized coming-of-age story of the Man of Steel and his relationships with Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen; the show debuts this summer on Adult Swim and HBO Max.