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FuturumKids and Toonz Media Group Ink Co-Production/Distribution Deal

Companies currently in production on the animated preschool series ‘Charlie’s Ark,’ which follows a 5-year-old boy who goes on magical adventures with his toy animals.

Protector of Kanezaka Headline News

‘Overwatch 2’ Releases Animated Short for New Character Kiriko

The protector of Kanezaka's backstory is revealed in a surprisingly heartfelt nine-minute film displaying her flashy healing and teleportation abilities.

Buddy Comedies Headline News

Disney Branded Television Shares ‘Kiff’ Trailer and Casting

The new animated comedy series stars Kimiko Glenn as the titular optimistic squirrel and H Michael Croner as her naïve bestie, a bunny named Barry.

Hey Mickey! Headline News

Season 2 of ‘Mickey Mouse Funhouse’ Coming in November

Disney Branded Television’s popular animated series sets sail with Mickey and pals embarking on new pirate-themed adventures; all-new episodes are coming to Disney Channel and Disney Junior.

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DC Stays Old School While Going Preschool in 'Batwheels’

For creator Michael G. Stern and supervising producer Simon J. Smith, their all-new CG series, hitting Cartoonito October 17, is a fun show that fans of all ages will enjoy, with legit new superheroes, a legit Gotham City, and a mysterious, cool Batman who isn’t dumbed down or ‘kiddified.’

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Trioscope Adapting Enki Bilal’s ‘Monstre’ for TV

French graphic novelist’s sci-fi tetralogy adaptation, ‘Monster,’ promises to immerse viewers with a fusion of live-action and stylized CG inspired by the author’s artistic style.

The Trial of the Century Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘The Great North: Code Enough Code Said Adventure”

In the all-new episode airing this Sunday on FOX, the Tobins and some friends are trapped in the house for days by an ice storm, and their cabin fever leads to the ‘Trial of the Century.’

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Skydance Reveals $400 Million Investment from KKR and Ellison Family

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 14, 2022 at 10:27am

New funding round values company at more than $4 billion; money earmarked to accelerate growth in sports and interactive entertainment as well as grow animation division.

On the Road to Torino Headline News

All Eyes on Torino: VIEW Conference 2022 – Free Livestream Just Announced

Top industry leaders head to Italy’s premiere animation, VFX, games, and computer graphics conference that runs October 16-21, both onsite and online, with a stellar program of talks, presentations, workshops, and masterclasses available; worldwide Livestream is now free!

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Flying Bark Productions to Animate New ‘Avatar’ Film

Paramount and Nickelodeon bring on the Australian production company for the first of 3 upcoming films being developed at Avatar Studios based on the ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ and ‘The Legend of Korra’ universe.

Just Right Headline News

Reese Witherspoon Developing ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ Animated Feature

The ‘Legally Blonde’ star is partnering with Build-A-Bear Workshop to put a modern take on the famous fairy tale, with the titular character taking on the role of powerful female protagonist.

The Wooden Boy Returns Headline News

Netflix Shares ‘Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio’ Poster

Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton, and Cate Blanchett star in the stop-motion fantasy reimaging of Carlo Collodi's classic tale about a wooden marionette who is magically brought to life; coming to the streamer and select theaters in December.

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Disney’s ‘Strange World’: An Epic Adventure in the Grand Style

Director Don Hall, co-director/writer Qui Nguyen, and producer Roy Conli talk about the making of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ lush, expansive, and action-packed CG animated sci-fi film hitting theaters November 23.

If You Blink You’ll Miss It Headline News

Andrew Stanton to Direct ‘In the Blink of an Eye’ Live-Action Sci-Fi Film

The Oscar-winning ‘Finding Nemo’ and ‘WALL-E’ director set to helm upcoming drama, written by Colby Day, that will span the history of Earth and focus on three intersecting storylines to explore life, love, hope, and connection.

careers in animation Headline News

Podcast EP 181: Mo Davoudian's Formula for A Successful Animation Studio

Brain Zoo’s founder and CEO discuss how he’s stayed ahead of the game since starting the animation studio 27 years ago; he also reflects on the studio’s evolution during COVID and how he keeps landing big brand clients.

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Didimo Announces $7.15M Funding to Expand 3D Avatar Production System

Proprietary AI and cloud-based platform promises to turn 2D images into 3D avatars in 60 seconds; led by Armilar Venture Partners, the investment round will advance product development and create additional customer support.

Take the challenge Headline News

Call for Entries: Pixar and AMD’s ‘RenderMan Challenge’

Creators are invited to participate in the latest contest to achieve their cinematic visions – artists get access to ‘The AMD Creator Cloud’ for high-performance project rendering; submissions are being accepted through November 15.

Aaravos is Indeed Mysterious Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘The Dragon Prince’ Season 4 Trailer

At NY Comic Con, co-creators Aaron Ehasz and Justin Richmond shared key art and a preview of the next phase of their series’ new saga ‘Mystery of Aaravos;’ the new 9-episode season streams next month.

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Elizabeth Ito Embarks on a New Animation Mission with ‘Mall Stories’

The ‘City of Ghosts’ creator’s knack for capturing funny aspects of often mundane everyday life is on full display in her first of a hoped set of animated short film documentaries, ‘Atilla the Grilla,’ made with an Epic MegaGrant, about how her favorite Mongolian Grill eatery at the Burbank Town Center mall survived the pandemic.

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