HBO Max Drops ‘Clone High’ Images and Cast
The streamer shared a first look at Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Bill Laurence’s reimaged 2002-2003 animated comedy about a high school for clones of historical figures; Will Forte and Nicole Sullivan return to the series with an A-list line-up that includes Michael Bolton, Mandy Moore, Ian Ziering, and Steve Kerr as themselves – coming this spring.
OIAF 2023 Decides to Get Funny
The festival celebrates the late NFB employee and one-time OIAF Honorary President, Hélène Tanguay, with a new award recognizing humor in animation; the annual five-day event returns September 20-24.
Spin Master and Nickelodeon Share ‘All Paws on Deck’ Trailer
Celebrating 10 Years of ‘PAW-someness!’ the primetime anniversary special reunites every ‘PAW Patrol’ pup from the past and present as they team up with Ryder for their biggest adventure yet – coming to Nickelodeon next month.
Crunchyroll Drops ‘Dr. STONE New World’ Trailer and Premiere Date
The hit post-apocalyptic series’ third season debuts April 6, with the English dub version streaming April 20.
‘HouseBroken’ Proves Animal Psychiatry and Disfunction Make Great TV
Co-creator Jennifer Crittenden talks about Season 2 of her FOX adult animated comedy featuring neighborhood pets in group therapy led by a dog name Honey, all tackling their uncontrolled anxieties, unresolved traumas, and rampant narcissism; the show’s newest episode airs this Sunday, March 26.
Annecy 2023 Launches Mifa ‘Le Campus’
Dedicated to Mifa content, the market’s new venue runs June 13-16 with masterclasses, recruitment sessions, and talks; patrons this year include Guillermo del Toro, Nora Twomey, Marguerite Abouet, Masaaki Yuasa, and Jorge R. Gutierrez.
Podcast EP 201: Annie Wong's Freelance Stop-Motion Career
Known online as ‘Head Explodie,’ the freelance stop-motion artist, sculptor, and educator shares how she developed her unique style that got her gigs with Vans, Giphy, and Adult Swim.
Wild Capture Joins NVIDIA Inception
Program nurtures startups by providing access to collective resources of the extensible NVIDIA Omniverse platform based on USD, in turn accelerating development of AI-Driven Volumetric Video Technologies for Digital Human Fidelity.
Stephanie Sperber Named President and CCO at Lion Forge Entertainment
Along with a name change, the Oscar-winning animation studio adds live-action to its production slate as well as a veteran family entertainment executive to lead the company.
Work on the Weekends
Work/life balance is important, but putting in the time, especially to bone up your skills or move forward on a personal project, is critical for a successful career.
Justin Roiland's Domestic Violence Charges Dropped by Orange County DA
Case against the 'Rick and Morty' creator was dismissed due to lack of evidence; artist expresses relief and frustration about the ‘Cancel Culture’ rush to judgment which led to Adult Swim and Hulu severing all creative and business partnerships.
‘Thomas & Friends: The Mystery of Lookout Mountain’ Coming to Netflix
Coinciding with Autism Acceptance Month, the new animated movie features the iconic franchise’s newest friend, Bruno the Brake Car, an autistic character who embarks on a journey with Thomas and his gang; hitting the streamer April 1, it also broadcasts in Canada April 2 and the U.S. April 3.
‘Mickey & Friends 10 Classic Shorts – Volume2’ Release Announced
The collection includes new animated interstitials introducing the shorts featuring Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald, Goofy and Pluto; Digital drop set for April 4, with Blu-ray on June 27.
‘My Little Pony: Tell Your Tale’ Sets Netflix Debut
After premiering on YouTube last April, the popular animated series finds its new home on the streamer, kicking off later this month with 10 new 20-minute episodes.
ITFS 2023 Announces AniMovie Selections
A full slate of animated films vie for the coveted Trickster Award in the international feature-length film competition at the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film, running April 25-30.
‘Beyblade Burst Quadstrike’ Coming to Disney XD and Hulu
The 7th Season of the popular anime franchise, featuring a theme song by alt-metal band ‘Our Last Night,’ kicks off in the U.S. April 3 on Disney XD and May 8 on Hulu before rolling out globally.
Kabillion Debuts New ‘Woody Woodpecker’ Animated Shorts
The Splash Entertainment series features voice artists Eric Bauza; Tara Strong; Tom Kenny; Nika Futterman; Kevin Michael Richardson; and Dee Bradley Baker.
KitBash3D Teams with Epic Games on Digital Asset Library
10,000+ digital assets are coming to Fortnite creators via Fab, Epic’s new creator marketplace, now available in its Alpha Version.
disguise Announces Platform Integration with NVIDIA Omniverse
The new collaboration allows artists to connect their preferred content creation tools in a unified production pipeline for faster, easier changes and enhanced content production, with a lower barrier of entry for accessing M&E workflows.
‘Luck’s Hazmat Bunnies Get Their Close-Up in ‘Bad Luck Spot’
Director Matt Youngberg chats about giving the film’s beloved characters the star treatment in the hilarious new short from Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation, now streaming on Apple TV+.
Watch the First Episode of ‘Royal Crackers’ Now for Free
Head over to YouTube to get a head start on Adult Swim’s all-new animated adult comedy that follows a crumbling snack food empire and the weirdos trying to restore it to greatness; show debuts globally April 2, the next day on HBO Max.
eOne’s ‘Kiya & the Kimoja Heroes’ Arrives on Disney Junior and Disney+
Watch the trailer for the all-new animated series, launching today, that follows 7-year-old Kiya, an African girl whose passions are dancing and martial arts - who, along with her best friends, form a team of superheroes that stand ready to unite their community.
‘We Lost Our Human’: Unpacking Netflix’s Largest Ever Interactive Special
Co-creators Rikke Asbjoern and Chris Garbutt discuss their new non-linear animated film about an indoor cat and dog who wake to find all humans have disappeared, then venture into the outside world for the first time to either save - or destroy - the universe; show debuts on the streamer today.
Shutterstock Teams With NVIDIA on Generative AI 3D Artist Tools
The two companies are partnering to build custom models for creating generative 3D assets for entertainment and gaming by training the NVIDIA Picasso cloud service using simple text prompts.
NVIDIA Releases New Omniverse Connectors to Expand 3D Workflow Integration
Major Omniverse updates announced at GTC include increased access to generative AI, simulation, and the industrial metaverse.