Apple TV+ Shares ‘Frog and Toad’ Trailer
Based on the award-winning book series by Arnold Lobel, the new animated series follows two best friends, Frog and Toad, who enjoy what they have in common while learning to embrace what they don’t; the show hits the streamer April 28.
Watch: ‘Doing Time - A Woman's View’ Animated Short
Created via ‘The Right/Write to Heal Initiative,’ the film unveils the experiences of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women, who, in their own voices, reflect on the consequences on themselves, their families and their communities.
What Michael McDonough ‘Wood’ Do in His 3DCG Series
The filmmaker left a career in architecture to tell stories in a unique, compelling, 3D design and animation style; his new pilot tells the tale of a dystopian future where a malevolent AI commands a colony of worker bots made of wood.
HBO Max Shares ‘Fired on Mars’ Trailer and Key Art
Getting canned sucks – but getting canned in space…oy – the all-new animated adult comedy follows Jeff Cooper, who must face the precarious relationship between work and self while light years away from Earth; the show hits the streamer April 20.
Mediawan Pictures Acquires ‘Undone’ Producer Submarine
Fresh off its acquisition of Plan B, the French media conglomerate has purchased the Amsterdam-based developer and producer responsible for the Prime Video series and Richard Linklater’s ‘Apollo 10 ½.’
Magic Frame Animation and Creation Entertainment Team Up on ‘Aliens FC’
The studios will present the animated kids' film at Marché du Film in May alongside other collaborations, including upcoming animated series ‘Buddy Bots’ and Christmas film ‘Paul Martin and the Magic Magnifying Glass.’
Maxon Kicks Off ‘The Design and Animation Tour’ North America
Digital artists, motion designers, animators, graphic artists, visualizers, and students of all skill levels invited to ‘Create,’ ‘Connect’ and ‘Celebrate;’ first stop, University of Texas – Dallas, April 28.
Catya Plate Named 2023 NYC Women’s Fund Recipient
Awarded by the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and New York Foundation for the Arts, the initiative addresses underrepresentation of women in film, television, theatre, and music.
Nelvana and Toikido Partner on ‘Piñata Smashlings’ Series
The two companies will develop a new, character-driven animated kids’ show based on the game IP that launches on Roblox this June.
Watch: Adult Swim Canada’s ‘Psi Cops’ Trailer
New adult animated series follows the overly competent incompetent detectives, Kydd and Felixx, as they investigate spiritual phenomena, extraterrestrial life, and paranormal activity; catch a sneak peek at Calgary Expo April 27 ahead of the June TV debut.
BOXX Demos New APEXX W3 Workstations at 2023 NAB
The technology company shares its latest media and entertainment computer hardware designed for accelerating workflows; also on display the award-winning immersive VR experience, ‘Stay Alive, My Son,’ powered by a BOXX APEXX S3 workstation
‘Cyberchase’ Season 14 Sets PBS KIDS Premiere
The Emmy-Winning animated kids’ series returns in honor of Earth Day with four new environment-themed topics and adventures; the season debuts on PBS KIDS Family Night on April 21.
FMX 2023 Announces New Program Updates
Wētā FX ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ panels added to a vast array of already confirmed programming for the upcoming 4-day hybrid event, running April 25-27 and online April 28 in Stuttgart.
Squirrel Media Acquires Mondo TV Studios
The post-production company headquartered in Spain has signed a binding letter of intent to purchase 74.24% of Mondo TV Studios shares from its Italian parent company Mondo TV S.p.A.
Pixar Releases RenderMan V25
Newest version includes enhanced technology features such as advanced denoising powered by machine learning, reaching new milestones in support for volumes, secondary passes, and performance for feature film animation and VFX.
Podcast EP 204: How Margherita Premuroso Became a Creative Director for Title Sequences
The Italian animator, whose work includes title sequences for ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Amend,’ and ‘The Last of Us,’ shares her journey from freelance animator in Italy to creative director at Elastic in the U.S.
Horny Aliens, Hungry World Eaters, and the Many Travails of ‘Thoron the Conqueror’
Creators Sean Godsey and Nic Collins talk about how their own struggles laid the groundwork for their hilarious new animated short film, premiering April 15 on Adult Swim SMALLS.
Stephan Franck’s Graphic Novel Series ‘Palomino’ Returns to Kickstarter
The acclaimed cartoonist and veteran animator’s neo-noir graphic novel series, set amidst the lost culture of Los Angeles' country music clubs, welcomes two new volumes to back.
‘Hell’s Paradise’ English Dub to Premiere on Crunchyroll April 15
The action horror anime series follows convict Gabimaru on his quest to find the Elixir of Life and buy his freedom.
The Epochal Success - and Inexhaustible Creativity - of ‘American Dad!’
Creator and showrunner Matt Weitzman converses about the long-running 20th Television Animation comedy series, whose 18th subversively fun season is now airing on TBS.
DNEG to Acquire Prime Focus Technologies
Deal will include CLEAR® software suite and CLEAR AI® platform and add 1,700 employees to push global headcount over 11,500.
Jellyfish Pictures Expands into India
The global VFX and animation studio opens operations in Mumbai, names Jasjit Singh as its General Manager, India.
Kana Hanazawa Releases Animated Music Video for ‘Circle’
The veteran ‘Goodbye, Don Glees!’ and ‘Suzume’ voice actress chose a pixel art style for her newest single, which was produced by pixel artist m7kenji; the music video streams now on her official YouTube account.
Seth MacFarlane Names Faith Sedlin Fuzzy Door Tech President
The production company’s new tech division taps former Siri CMO to helm development and operations, including expansion of company’s flagship AR production visualization tool ViewScreen.
iFFY 2023 is Just Around the Corner
Award-winning animator Gary Schwartz will present ‘Kinda iFFY’ – his ‘Overhead Projection Shadow Puppet Animation Workshop,’ a hands-on lab for creative inquiry into time-based media; the Independent Film Festival Ypsilanti runs April 19-22.