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Education Headline News

Aardman Academy Launches ‘Industry Training: Stop Motion 1’

12-week virtual program taught by Aardman professionals will provide world-class education for aspiring animation professionals.

Home for the Holidays! Headline News

Get Animated This Holiday with Nickelodeon’s ‘Nickmas’

Special holiday programming will include all-new episodes of ‘PAW Patrol,’ ‘Santiago of the Seas,’ ‘Blue’s Clues & You!,’ and ‘The Casagrandes;’ classic fan favorite holiday episodes of ‘Rugrats,’ ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ and ‘The Loud House’ are also on the docket.

SVOD Headline News

Apple TV+ Drops Trailer for ‘Stillwater’ Preschool Animated Series

Based on Joh J Muth’s ‘Zen Shorts’ children’s books series, the show follows a wise panda who helps his young friends gain new perspective on the world around them; series premieres December 4.

Anxiety Mosquitos Suck! Headline News

‘Big Mouth’ Season 4 Premieres December 4

By Dan Sarto | Friday, November 13, 2020 at 9:01am

First trailer and pics are here! Summer camp has never ‘sucked’ so bad! The angst, anxiety, and pubescent mania-driven kids of Netflix’s hit animated series return next month for more guilt, jealousy, and pillow sex.

Music Videos Headline News

Confronting Racism and Injustice in Yoke Lore’s ‘Fade Away’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 5:02pm

2D Animated short, directed by Aishwarya Sadasivan, explores two characters forced to determine whether their differences outweigh their similarities.

SVOD Headline News

‘Lazur Wulf’ Season 2 Premieres December 6 on Adult Swim

Animated series returns with original all-star cast and guest appearances by Cree Summer, Tunde Adebimpe, Dawnie Marie, Kittie Kaboom, Carl Jones, Ellington Wells and more; Season 1 now on HBO Max.

SVOD Headline News

Netflix Drops New Trailer for ‘Bombay Rose’

Winner of numerous international accolades, Gitanjali Rao’s hand painted animated feature is an intimate and compelling ode to people in India living unfulfilled lives as they struggle to survive; debuts on Netflix December 4.

Technology Headline News

Foundry Launches Modo 14 Series Complete

Full three-part release features updates in direct and procedural modeling, rendering, animation, and rigging; update review webinar set for November 17.

Rick and Morty in the House! Headline News

Adult Swim Festival Coming November 13-14

Special performances, chats, panel,s and more from all your favorite Adult Swim shows; includes livestreams and exclusives from ‘Rick and Morty,’ ‘Toonami Special Edition,’ ‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force,’ and ‘Metalocalypse.’

Wear a Mask! Headline News

‘The Croods: A New Age’ Drive-In Screenings November 19-24

Enjoy Universal CityWalk Hollywood’s immersive drive-through experience - all from the safety of your car; tickets are required, proceeds go to Feeding America.

Festivals Headline News

Cartoons on the Bay Going Digital on Rai Play from December 18-20

First ever digital edition will include previews, retrospectives, roundtables, and masterclasses; the Pulcinella Awards Ceremony will be available on December 20.

TV VFX VFXWorld

Brad Minnich Explores New Animation Territory with ‘The Good Lord Bird’ and ‘2150’

The veteran VFX editor and supervisor talks about his two latest projects, Ethan Hawke’s Civil War-era period Showtime series, and a fully animated feature inspired by ‘Love, Death & Robots.’

People Headline News

Neeraja Raj Signs with Nexus Studios

Animator’s diverse portfolio features a wide range of techniques including stop-motion, puppetry, and 2D and 3D animation; she is working with the studios’ original content team to adapt her BAFTA shortlisted ‘Meow or Never’ into an animated series.

Business Headline News

Award-Winning Blue Zoo Animation Studio Turns 20

Founded in 2000 by Tom Box, Oli Hyatt, and Adam Shaw, the animation studio is now 300+ strong; Hyatt was instrumental in helping create Animation UK in 2008, a collective that incentivizes and bolsters the fast-growing UK animation industry.

Make-A-Wish Foundation Headline News

Disney Teams with Make-A-Wish Foundation on ‘From Our Family to Yours’ Christmas Short

Animated by New Zealand studio Flux, the new short, about Christmas traditions shared by a grandmother and her granddaughter who have drifted apart, spearheads the non-profit organization’s holiday fund-raising drive.

In-Passing Headline News

‘Scooby-Doo’ Co-Creator Ken Spears Dies at 82

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 9, 2020 at 4:55pm

Prolific writer and producer will be remembered, along with co-creator and production partner Joe Ruby, for their many Saturday morning animated series including ‘Dynomutt,’ ‘Dog Wonder,’ ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks,’ and ‘Superman.’

Books Headline News

‘The Art of WolfWalkers’ Behind-the-Scenes Book Available November 10

Showcasing the craft and skill behind the Apple Original Film, ‘WolfWalkers,’ Charles Solomon and James Baxter’s new book features an afterword by the movie’s director Tomm Moore and co-director Ross Stewart.

The Hindu Festival of Lights! Headline News

A Special Diwali Greeting from ‘Mira Royal Detective’ Stars

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 9, 2020 at 12:33pm

Interspersed with show clips, Kal Penn, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Aasif Mandvi, Karen David, Parvesh Cheena, Sonal Shah, and Leela Ladnier talk about the upcoming Diwali holiday and what it means to them.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP86: Blizzard Senior Character Animator Peter Starostin Shares How to Excel In CG

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 9, 2020 at 11:54am

The senior character animator on cinematics for games like ‘Halo,’ ‘Warcraft,’ and ‘Diablo’ shares his top tips on how to excel in CG.

The Visual Effects Society Headline News

VES Now Accepting Submissions for 19th Annual VES Awards

Submission forms now available for entering VFX projects in Film, Television, Special Venue, Games, Animation, VR and New Media created between January 1 and December 31, 2020.

Anime Headline News

Kitaro Kosaka’s ‘Okko’s Inn’ Celebrates 2nd Anniversary with E-SAKUGA eBook.

Interactive format allows readers to flip through keyframes and access archives of popular Japanese animation with only a touch; available in Apple’s ‘Book Store.’

Holiday Cheer? Headline News

Disney Bumps Two Anticipated Holiday Releases to 2021

Cinema runs for 20th Century Studios’ ‘Free Guy’ and ‘Death on the Nile’ have been postponed until next year, leaving Warner Bros’ ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ as the last big studio film still scheduled to hit theatres in 2020.

Trolls! Headline News

Trolls Get LEGO Make-Over for All New ‘Trolls World Tour’ Music Video

Just in time for the holidays, LEGO building sets feature everyone’s favorite loveable Trolls’ minifigures including Poppy, Branch, Barb, Tiny Diamond, Cloud Guy and many more.

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