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Diversity in Artistic Development Headline News

Nickelodeon Reveals New Writing and Artist Program Participants

Programs align with ‘Content for Change’ initiative, a commitment to foster inclusive and diverse talent while developing tools needed to launch careers; 4 writers and 8 artists join the annual programs.

Now We’re In the Know! Headline News

Mike Judge and Zach Woods' ‘In the Know’ Snags Voice Cast

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 6, 2023 at 12:23pm

Caitlin Reilly, Charlie Bushnell, J. Smith-Cameron, and Carl Tart join the stop-motion show, the streamer’s first adult animated series, about NPR’s third most popular host - a puppet who interviews real world humans - with a diverse crew of puppets… and nimrods.

People Headline News

DNEG Names Philippe Gluckman Creative Director – India

The former DreamWorks exec joins the studio’s growing creative leadership team that includes recent hire Angi Dyste as Senior Vice President, Episodic, and recently promoted Archie Donato as Head of VFX and Eoin Murphy as Head of CG.

Thank You Very Much! Headline News

The King Lives! Netflix Drops ‘Agent Elvis’ Teaser

Yes, there’s now a video and poster! Academy Award Winner Matthew McConaughey stars as Elvis in the new adult animated comedy - he’s a global superstar by day and ass-kicking vigilante by night; the show hits the streamer next month.

Business Headline News

Guillermo Del Toro to Helm ‘The Buried Giant’ Animated Adaptation

The dark storyteller shares new stop-motion project; will co-write and direct new film based on Nobel Prize-winning author Kazuo Ishiguro's novel about a memory challenged elderly British couple on a quest to find their long-lost son.

Awards Headline News

'Encanto’ Wins Big at the 2023 Grammy Awards

The colorful Colombia-inspired Disney animated film won Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media, while composer Germaine Franco won Best Score Soundtrack and Lin-Manuel Miranda won Best Song Written for Visual Media for ‘We Don’t Talk About Bruno.’

humanitas prize Blogs

THE 2023 HUMANITAS PRIZES ARE OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS

Have you written a script that embraces our common humanity? Do yourself and the world a favor! Enter it!

Business Headline News

Cinesite Tapped to Animate Upcoming Untitled ‘Smurfs’ Feature

Project is the studio’s second theatrical production for Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Animation; new entry to the iconic property’s universe is slated for a February 2025 release.

Business Headline News

WildBrain Inks Global Distribution Deal for Animated Series ‘Ray of Sunshine’

The new preschool show from Daily Madness follows Ray, a talkative seven-year-old boy living in Dublin, and highlights the importance of community and diversity.

Wubba Lubba Dub Dub! Headline News

‘Rick and Morty: Season 6’ Steelbook Blu-ray Box Set Coming March 28

Adult Swim’s two-time Emmy award winning series’ complete sixth season offering comes with all 10 episodes and special features including an all-new featurette ‘Rick and Morty: Inside Season 6.’

Girl Power! Headline News

Exclusive: Netflix Shares ‘Princess Power’ Featurette

Drew Barrymore and authors Savannah Guthrie and Allison Oppenheimer reflect on their new animated preschool series’ core messages of inclusivity, diversity, community, teamwork, and friendship; the show is now streaming on Netflix. 

Business Headline News

3D Sparrow Scores New Deals for ‘Booba’ Animated Series

Show’s fourth season just debuted on Netflix; ITVX, STAR, 9GO! and Pro Plus pick up the non-dialogue family show centered on a joyful and curious little hobgoblin.

Events Headline News

Stuttgart Animation Festival Celebrates 30 Years

Launched in 1982, the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film - ITFS - continues to provide a gathering place for the international animation community while acting as a career springboard for young talent; the event runs April 25-30.

More Monkey Business is Afoot! Headline News

Hulu Drops Marvel’s ‘Hit-Monkey’ Season 2 Announcement

It’s official, the badass monkey and his pal, the assassin ghost, will return with all-new episodes of Yakuza-killing fury; they’re on a mission, and it’s taking them to New York City.

An Unlikely Duo Headline News

Nickelodeon’s Animated Series ‘Bossy Bear’ Debuts March 6

The all-new preschool show follows Bossy Bear and Turtle, two unlikely friends, as they navigate their childhood (mis)adventures; Season 1 features Lance Bass and Michael Turchin in recurring guest voice roles.

Artsy Star Wars Shorts Return! Headline News

Disney+ Drops ‘Star Wars: Visions’ Volume 2 Lineup and Release Date

Lucasfilm’s unique anthology returns May 4 with nine new shorts created by an international line-up of award-winning filmmakers and animation studios, including Cartoon Saloon, Aardman, and Triggerfish, harnessing different animation styles, each offering a new take on the mythos of ‘Star Wars.’  

careers in animation Headline News

Podcast EP 194: Spiridon Giannakis and Everything About Art Book Publishing

The German art book publisher/magazine editor discusses the world of print media, his career journey, which culminated with establishing his own publishing business, and the ins and outs of the business.

Awards Headline News

73rd Annual ACE Eddie Awards Nominees Revealed

‘The Bad Guys,’ ‘Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio,’ ‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On,’ ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,’ and ‘Turning Red’ are nominated in the animated features category; winners will be announced at the March 5 awards ceremony.

The New DCU Headline News

Details Aplenty Revealed for New DC Universe Slate

Co-Chairmen and CEOs of DC Studios Peter Safran and James Gunn dive a bit deeper into the next generation of DC films and television series, and how the new core continuity will work.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Mickey & Minnie’ Animated Short Collection Celebrates 100 Years of Disney

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ new compilation, including ‘Steamboat Willie,’ which first introduced Mickey Mouse, along with ‘Brave Little Tailor,’ ‘Mickey’s Delayed Date,’ ‘Hawaiian Holiday,’ ‘On Ice,’ and 5 others, comes to Blu-ray and DVD February 7.

Technology Advancing Art Headline News

NVIDIA Updates ‘Instant NeRF’ to Transform 2D Images into 3D/VR

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 1:02pm

The app can now use real or rendered images - from smartphones, game screenshots, and design applications - to create a virtual reality scene.

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