Amazon Studios Greenlights ‘Mighty Nein’ with ‘The Legend of Vox Machina’ Creators
Critical Role signs overall multiyear TV and first-look film agreement with the streamer; new animated series, being created with Titmouse, is based on the 2nd campaign of the popular ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ web series.
Apple TV+ Expands ‘Kids & Family’ Animation Slate
The streamer's Spring lineup kicks off with new seasons of ‘Pinecone & Pony,’ ‘Pretzel and the Puppies,’ and ‘Stillwater’ and the launch of all-new series ‘Eva the Owlet,’ ‘Jane,’ and ‘Frog and Toad;’ seven new ‘Peanut’ classics join the streamer with ‘Peanuts Anthology III’ and ‘Sago Mini Friends’ celebrates Earth Day.
Hulu Drops Justin Roiland from ‘Solar Opposites’ and ‘Koala Man’
The news follows yesterday’s report that Adult Swim severed its ties with the prolific ‘Rick and Morty’ co-creator in the wake of his being charged with a felony for an alleged incident against an unnamed girlfriend in 2020.
‘Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight’ Celebrates a Special Lunar New Year
Writer Felicia Ho and co-executive producers/writers Chris Amick and Ben Mekler discuss the essence of Po, cultural inspiration, and their collaboration process on the ‘Epic Lunar New Year’ episode capping Season 2 of DreamWorks Animation’s hit series, now streaming on Netflix.
Watch an Exclusive Movie Clip - ‘The Amazing Maurice’
Following its North American premiere at Sundance, the animated adventure about a sassy, street-smart talking cat inspired by the award-winning novel by the late Sir Terry Pratchett - starring Hugh Laurie, Emilia Clarke, David Tennant, and Ariyon Bakareon – hits U.S. theaters next month.
Adult Swim Drops ‘Rick and Morty’ Co-Creator Justin Roiland
Network is reportedly cutting ties with the prolific animation producer and voice actor in the wake of his being charged for an alleged incident against an unnamed girlfriend in 2020.
The 95th Academy Awards: Animation Nominees React
Oscar nominees named this morning for Best Animated Feature and Best Animated Short share their reactions.
‘Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight - Epic Lunar New Year’ Episode Now Streaming
In the new Netflix special episode of the DreamWorks Animation hit animated series, to keep his gang's spirits up on their difficult voyage, Po tells the tale of a hunter who helped protect a village from a dragon on the first Lunar New Year.
Pixotope Expands Product Team with 2 New Hires
Gideon Ferber joins the virtual production solutions company as Senior Director of Motion and Production Graphics; Javier Reyes Gomez comes on board as Product Program Manager.
Adult Swim SMALL’s ‘Hot Future’: ‘Step Up’ Meets ‘Mad Max’ in Bollywood
Animation duo Mike Anderson and Ryan Dickie’s 10-minute animated short taps Unreal Engine 5 for a post-apocalyptic adventure set 1,000 years in the future, where dance is violent, everything is hot… and no one is safe when the beat drops; film joins the network’s other original short-form content commissioned from emerging animators and comedic voices from around the world.
Nancy Denney-Phelps Presented the Giannalberto Bendazzi Award at Paris International Animation Film Festival
Nancy Denney-Phelps has been awarded the Giannalberto Bendazzi at the Paris International Animation Film Festival
New Animated STEM Series ‘Weather Hunters’ From Al Roker in Production
The PBS KIDS show hopes to educate young viewers about Earth science and meteorology through adventure and comedy.
HBO Max Drops ‘Harley Quinn: A Very Problematic Valentine’s Day Special’ Trailer
Valentine’s Day may be destined for mayhem and madness when Gotham’s power couple of DC villainy celebrates the day of romance together - for the first time! The special hits the streamer next month.
Nominations Announced for the 95th Academy Awards
No real surprises, at least in the animation-related categories, with ‘Avatar: The Way of Water,’ ‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,’ ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,’ ‘The Sea Beast,’ and ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ among the best animated feature and best visual effects nominees for this year’s 95th Oscars, coming March 12.
Bix Pix Brings Great ‘Form’ to Apple TV+’s ‘Shape Island’ Kids’ Series
The Emmy and Annie Award-winning animation studio behind 'Tumble Leaf' helps creators Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen embrace the charm and limitation of stop-motion on their ‘Shapes’ book trilogy adaptation; the show, now streaming, follows Serious Square, Intrepid Circle, and Tricky Triangle’s silly adventures as the trio searches for answers and builds on their friendship.
Vote Now for the Seventh Annual Crunchyroll Anime Awards
Anime of the Year nominees include ‘Attack on Titan Final’ Season Part 2, ‘Cyberpunk: Edgerunners,’ ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc,’ ‘Lycoris Recoil,’ ‘Ranking of Kings’ Cour 2, and ‘SPY x FAMILY;’ fans can vote every day, in every category, through January 25 – winners will be announced March 4.
PBS KIDS Announces New Animated Series ‘Lyla in the Loop’
The kids' show from Mighty Picnic and Pipeline Studios, premiering early 2024, aims to boost problem-solving skills and showcase benefits of working collaboratively.
‘Dead End: Paranormal Park’ Cancelled at Netflix
In a cost cutting move, the streaming giant has cancelled the spooky series after two seasons, though it could catch on with another network for a third season.
China Bridge Content Announces New Animated Series ‘Buffalo Nanny’
The preschool comedy follows baby girl Bebop as she unintentionally causes mischief, and her water buffalo caregiver who tries to keep her out of trouble.
‘City Island’: Aaron Augenblick’s Most Autobiographical Project Yet
After more than 2 decades in adult animation, the director pays homage to impactful shows like ‘Sesame Street’ in his first kids’ series; featuring civics lessons involving a diverse citizenry of trees, cars, and buildings, each with its own name and personality, the show debuts 10 new episodes on January 23.
Stage 03 VFX Releases Online VFX101 Class Sampler
Featuring 6 hours of curated training material covering VFX filmmaking, Compositing, Modeling, and After Effects Animation, the VFX Sampler is a superb introduction to the global education program’s comprehensive, degreed, and accredited visual effects instruction.
Deep Sky Shares ‘It’s The Little Things’ 1st Installment
The 2D animation, which began as the studio’s 2022 holiday short, is inspired by the production team’s ‘coziest memories of winters spent at home.’
Podcast EP 192: Liam Gilbey & the Struggles of Creating an Animation Studio - 3 Years In
Cut the Mustard Animation’s studio director reflects on where the studio started, where it’s at and where it’s going – and how he and the other studio founders found their footing and managed to stay afloat.
Visual Effects Society Announces 2023 Board of Directors Officers
Newly appointed officers include Lisa Cooke as Chair; Susan O’Neal as First Vice Chair; David H. Tanaka as Second Vice Chair; Rita Cahill as VES Secretary; and Jeffrey A. Okun as VES Treasurer.