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Federation Kids & Family Inks ‘Presto! School of Magic’ Distribution Deal

The kids’ animated series from TeamTO, produced by M6 and TéléTOON+, heads to Latin America, Africa, Norway and Canada; series is based on StudioCanal’s popular feature film.

Animation Festivals Headline News

Call for Entries: Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film 2022

Films are now being accepted for competition in five categories – International Competition, Young Animation, Tricks for Kids, Trickstar Nature Award, and AniMovie; submission deadline is December 1.

Community Outreach Headline News

Nelvana Launches ‘Talent Incubator: Black Write Edition’

The initiative, developed in partnership with Kids Can Press, is designed to discover, support, and mentor emerging Black storytellers and illustrators in Canada; selected creatives interested in kids’ TV animation with receive support in pitch development and an introduction to industry professionals.

Hispanic Heritage Month Headline News

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Cartoon Network’s ‘Drawn To’ Series

New installment features talented kids discussing the connection and importance their heritage plays in their lives; all ‘Drawn To’ episodes are available on CN, the CN App, and across the network’s social platforms.

VIEW Visionary Award Headline News

VIEW Conference 2021 to Honor Sir Roger Deakins

The Oscar-Winning cinematographer, best known for ‘The Shawshank Redemption,’ ‘Blade Runner 2049,’ and ‘1917’ has been named the 2021 VIEW Visionary Award recipient; a special interview with Deakins and ‘How to Trail Your Dragon’ writer, director and producer Dean DeBlois is set for October 20.

NFB Animation Headline News

5 NFB Shorts Screening at 2021 Ottawa Animation Festival

World premiere of Marta Pajek’s ‘Impossible Figures and other Stories I,’ the final entry in the director’s acclaimed trilogy, anchors the National Film Board’s impressive set of shorts showing at the event, which runs online September 22 to October 3.

Home Entertainment Headline News

EXCLUSIVE Clip: Liberty Joins the Paw Patrol

Arriving September 21 on Digital, ‘PAW Patrol: The Movie’ finds the savvy dachshund and newest team member helping the heroic pups save the citizens of Adventure City; Blu-ray and DVD coming November 2, from Paramount Home Entertainment.

Yakko Headline News

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Animaniacs’ Rap Battle 1 and 2 Lyric Videos

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 17, 2021 at 1:36pm

Hulu has shared with AWN two animated videos for the songs “Banana Hammock” and “Bonding” from “The Animaniacs Season One Soundtrack” released last month.

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Prime Video’s ‘Do, Re & Mi’ Hits All the Right Notes

Premiering today, the innovative, beautifully CG animated preschool series created by Jackie Tohn and Michael Scharf brings music education to kids through a fun world of melodies, harmonies, and musical friends.

Innovations in Real-Time Animation Headline News

Don’t Miss Unreal Engine’s ‘The Pulse’ Ep 7: Real-Time Animation

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 17, 2021 at 9:47am

All-new ‘Unlocking Story and Style’ episode of innovative series on interactive technology features DNEG’s David Prescott, BRON Digital’s Jason Chen, Chromosphere’s Kevin Dart, and Epic Games’ Karen Dufilho, hosted by AWN publisher Dan Sarto, coming Wednesday, September 29.

The Thrilling Wonders of Science! Headline News

Science Channel’s ‘Killers of the Cosmos’ Premieres September 19

'Game of Thrones' star Aidan Gillen takes the audience through the awe-inspiring and sometimes frightening mysteries of space; using animated drama with input from top experts in the fields of astronomy, astrophysics, biology, cosmology, and planetary science, show presents viewers with an evidence-based investigation of some of science’s most unbelievable wonders.

Festivals Headline News

SCAD AnimationFest Announces Full Program Lineup

Talks on ‘Star Trek: Prodigy,’ ‘The Harper House,’ and ‘Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.’ are just a few of the highlights from the upcoming September 23-25 virtual festival, which also includes exclusive screenings and panels with industry professionals from Nickelodeon, Fox Animation, Paramount+, Bento Box, and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios.

Festivals Headline News

Dome Fest West Coming to Costa Mesa October 8-10

Inaugural 360-degree film festival and conference will feature 32 immersive films screened in a ‘fulldome’ venue; event features new technology presentations, industry panels, and interactive workshops.

Short Films Headline News

HBO Max Acquires Award-Winning Short ‘Anacronte’

The 3DCG animated film, licensed from RMVISTAR, tells the story of the Anacronte and Sorcerers of Evil’s tragic cost to humanity, with only death and grief bringing people together; watch it now on HBO Max.

Commercials Headline News

Cap’n Crunch Gets a ‘Sweet’ 3D Makeover

Creative studio ATKPLN gives the Cap’n new 3D persona and digs, balancing nostalgia with a modern vibe; new look will be used across all brand visuals, including broadcast and social media assets.

Commercials Headline News

Unlisted Produces New Gogo-No-Kocha Sweet Tea Spot

Creative studio collaborates with AIO Pro and Japanese ad agency Hakkuhoddo on nostalgic, classic 2D animated commercial to promote the Japanese beverage, with Hornet animation director Yves Geleyn at the helm.

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Brad Neely Channels his Arkansas Childhood in ‘The Harper House’

The ‘China, IL’ creator’s new 2D animated adult comedy, about a fun, wacky mom who loses her job, forcing a family move from riches to rags, fondly reflects his own upbringing in the razorback state; show premieres today on Paramount+.

Business Headline News

DreamWorks Animation and Stephen Curry Team on Kids and Family Content

First-ever Comcast NBCUniversal ‘Global Talent Partnership’ deal extends content opportunities with NBA MVP’s media company across media giant’s entire portfolio, including first look deals with Universal Studio Group and DWA.

game cinematics Headline News

Zynga Drops ‘Star Wars: Hunters’ Game Trailer

The action-packed cinematic provides gamers a glimpse into the planet Vespaara where Hunters gather to battle in ‘The Arena;’ the team-based game, created in collaboration with Lucasfilm Games, comes to Nintendo Switch and mobile devices in 2022.

Anime Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Bright: Samurai Soul’ First Look Trailer and Art

New reimagined animated feature and spinoff of the live-action movie ‘Bright’ is directed by Kyohei Ishiguro, who fused the characteristics of Japanese woodblock print art with 3DCG technology; movie streams October 12 on Netflix.

Business Headline News

Tencent Video’s ‘Rainbow Bubblegem’ Fantasy Series Launching Early 2022

The Chinese streamer teams up with Live Fun by Campfire Aniworks on 3DCG series that teaches kids about friendship, cooperation, and teamwork; currently in production, the show has already been picked-up by EBS Korea.

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