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TV Animation Headline News

‘Polly Pocket Season 3: Rainbow Funland Adventures’ Hits Netflix September 29

All-new episodes feature our heroine with magical shrinking powers as she and her friends journey to a fantastical theme park; watch exclusive ‘Polly Pocket's Panda Treasure Hunt’ clip.

animated shorts Headline News

Apple and Skydance Animation Release ‘Blush’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 9:00am

Emmy Award winner Joe Mateo’s CG short follows a horticulturist-astronaut, trying to survive after crash landing on a desolate dwarf planet, and the visitor who arrives to help him build a new life; film debuts globally October 1 on Apple TV+.

Technology Headline News

Key BOXX Platforms Receive NVIDIA-Certified System Status

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 8:05am

Leading tech company’s RAXX P4G data center platform and APEXX S3, APEXX Denali, APEXX T3 & T4, and APEXX W4L desktop workstations have been officially validated, having all successfully completed NVIDIA engineer review after passing a rigorous set of functional and performance tests.

Animated TV Series Headline News

‘Blue’s Clues & You!’ Drops ‘I’m Blue’ Music Video

In celebration of the show's 25 years and the October 1 launch of Season 3, Josh jumps into the nostalgic reimagining of the 90’s hit ‘Blue (Da Ba Dee)’ by electronic/Eurodance group Eiffel 65; new season premiere welcomes back classic fan-favorite kitten Periwinkle.

Mysterious and Spooky! Headline News

MGM Releases ‘The Addams Family 2’ Clip, Images and Music

Finger snaps at ready! Listen to tracks from the highly anticipated soundtrack including Christina Aguilera's new rendition of the famous theme song; the eccentrically odd family returns in the sequel to the studio’s 2019 hit animated feature, arriving at-home and in theaters October 1.

TUDUM…. Headline News

Netflix Unveils Coming Anime Lineup at TUDUM Virtual Event

Anime V-Tuber N-ko treated fans to sneak peeks of brand-new shows coming soon to the streamer; see trailers for ‘Drifting Home’ by Studio Colorido and ‘Super Crooks’ by comic book author Mark Millar.

Your Voice Can Change the World Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Karma’s World’ Trailer

See first look art and trailer for the new CG series, a coming-of-age story about a young Black girl finding her voice and using it to change her world; created by American rapper, actor, and producer Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, the show hits the streamer October 15.

Technology Headline News

ShotGrid Launches Resource Planning Views to Improve Scheduling Workflows

Autodesk’s production planning platform allows VFX and animation facilities to scale and meet production demands more efficiently; resource planning views optimize artist resources, helping creative teams ramp up for production.

Anime Headline News

Crunchyroll and Fuji TV Ink Development Deal

Together with creative company Slow Curve, the anime streamer and TV network will develop new original anime series for Japanese and global audiences; current collaboration, ‘Muv-Luv Alternative,’ will be released next month.

An Animated Fantasy Resurrection! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Teenage Euthanasia’ Shows 2D Animation Can Tackle Any Genre

For Aaron Augenblick and his studio, animating Alyson Levy and Alissa Nutting’s new Adult Swim series proves 2D is the perfect medium to tackle any storytelling genre, including wild, wacky, zombie-filled horror comedy.

SVOD Headline News

DreamWorks’ ‘Dragons Rescue Riders: Heroes of The Sky’ Coming to Peacock

Streamer expands its kids’ programming slate with all-new original animated series about the Viking and Dragon world, premiering November 24; new episodes of ‘Curious George,’ ‘Madagascar: A little Wild’ as well as holiday special ‘Madagascar: A Little Wild Holiday Goose Chase’ all coming soon.

Community Outreach Headline News

Cabblow Studios Wraps First Virtual Animator Residency

The Johannesburg-based, mother-daughter animation and illustration studio will showcase the new animated shorts produced by up-and-coming artists in a virtual ‘Mini-Festival’ starting October 15.

Hypothetically Speaking ANIMATIONWorld

Nailing the Unique, Stylized Animation of ‘What If…?’

Animation Supervisor Stephan Franck talks about how the production’s creative ‘toys’ were all employed to mix 2D and 3D effects, backgrounds and characters into a visual style never seen before in Marvel Studios’ groundbreaking animated series, now playing on Disney+.

When Nature Calls Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Adventure Beast’ Adult Comedy Trailer

The new 2D animated series follows the adventures of a semi-indestructible wildlife expert with a unique voice and somewhat twisted view of nature; all 12 episodes hit the streamer on October 22.

Festivals ANIMATIONWorld

Virtually Sensational: Previewing SCAD AnimationFest 2021

This year’s festival showcases the animation industry’s explosive growth with a program of special screenings and talks with the makers of ‘Star Trek: Prodigy,’ ‘The Harper House,’ and ‘ Star Wars: Visions,’ as well as with industry professionals from Nickelodeon, Fox Animation, Paramount+, Bento Box, and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios; event runs now through September 25.

Games to Movies Oh Boy! Headline News

Illumination and Nintendo’s ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Cast Revealed

Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day, Jack Black, Keegan-Michael Key, and Seth Rogen lead an all-star cast on the long-awaited animated feature, based on the hit video game, set to hit theaters holiday season 2022.

TUDUM…. Headline News

It's Almost Here - Schedule Released for ‘TUDUM: A Netflix Global Fan Event’

The streamer’s inaugural virtual fan event, coming September 25, will host 145 of its biggest stars and creators, with first looks and exclusives from over 70 series, films, and specials; check out the hour-by-hour breakdown so you don’t miss a beat.

animated shorts Headline News

Actor John Cho Joins Baobab’s ‘NAMOO’ as Executive Producer

Baobab Studios’ latest animated short, a narrative poem inspired by the passing of Oscar-nominated director Erick Oh’s grandfather, will have its LA Premiere as part of the official selection for the 2021 Hollyshorts Film Festival on Friday, September 24.

Awards Headline News

Winners Revealed for 13th Festival Stop Motion Montreal

A virtual awards ceremony honored a multi-national list of films including ‘Fresh Breeze’ by Gabriella Coumau, Alyx Ecalle, Saliha Sittler and Constantin Rytz; ‘Love is Just a Death Away’ by Bára Anna Stejskalová; ‘Angakusajaujuq: The Shaman’s Apprentice’ by Zacharias Kunuk; and ‘Üks imeline mees’ (‘A Most Exquisite Man’) by Jonas Taul.

Women Artists Headline News

Animated Women UK’s Virtual ‘Limitless V-Exhibition’ Launches September 23

Online gallery celebrates female artists from the VFX and animation industries; the Kunstmatrix presentation platform allows visitors to enjoy the exhibit at their leisure, in a 3D environment.

This is the Anime You’ve Been Looking For! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Star Wars: Visions’ Takes Japanese Culture and Anime to a Faraway Galaxy

Lucasfilm’s new animated short film anthology showcases top animation producers from Japan, all huge ‘Star Wars’ fans, who’ve drawn upon their own heritage to create an exciting and beautifully designed set of stories, now streaming on Disney+.

Business ANIMATIONWorld

‘Chicago Party Aunt’: Turning Life’s Sh*t into Mike’s Hard Lemonade

Executive producers Ike Barinholtz and Matt Craig talk about their wild new adult animated series, a comedic love letter to Chicago and a paean to one of its most disreputable denizens, now streaming on Netflix.

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