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Who Doesn’t Love a Slacker Teen? Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘Duncanville – Party Like a Rocket Star’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 11, 2021 at 7:46am

In the new episode airing June 14 on Fox, things get out of hand when Jack and Annie hijack a middle school party thrown by the cool kids to which Kimberly wasn’t invited, while Duncan and his friends work on becoming the next internet sensations.

9 Chapters are Coming! Headline News

Netflix Drops Sneak Peek Images from Jorge Gutiérrez’s ‘Maya and the Three’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 11, 2021 at 7:16am

Coming this fall from ‘The Book of Life’ director, the ‘Animated Event Told in 9 Chapters,’ tells the story of a Mesoamerican-inspired warrior princess on an epic quest to fulfill an ancient prophecy and save humanity from the vengeful gods of the underworld.

Annecy 2021 Headline News

The NFB Showcases Dedication to Auteur Animation at Annecy 2021 Studio Focus

Famed Canadian animation studio forges a path for unique voices; also bringing 5 projects and a special program to the festival, including Joanna Quinn's ‘Affairs of the Art’ and Claude Cloutier's ‘Bad Seeds.’

Home Entertainment Headline News

EXCLUSIVE: True Blue Performs ‘Beyond the Horizon’ from ‘Rock Dog 2: Rock Around the Park’

Are they out of the doghouse? The True Blue Band discovers that fame comes at a price… will they stay true to themselves? Find out! NOW on Digital – coming to Blu-ray (plus Digital) and DVD June 15.

Mentoring Headline News

LFA Launching Women’s Mentorships at Annecy 2021

French association that supports women in animation reveals its new initiative, Parcours de Femmes, which targets French speaking women from France and Africa; aspiring filmmakers will receive support in the development of short film projects to be pitch at Annecy 2022.

By the Power of Grayskull! Headline News

Netflix Drops Teaser Trailer for ‘Masters of the Universe: Revelation’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 4:13pm

He-Man, Skeletor, and a fractured Eternia return in a five-episode ‘Part 1’ from Mattel TV, which also gets its own after-show special with voice cast appearances including Mark Hamill, Chris Wood, and Sarah Michelle Gellar; series and special hit the streamer July 23.

Trolls Foodies Headline News

DreamWorks Animation's ‘TrollsTopia’ Season 3 Now Streaming

In the 'scraptacular' new trailer, the Trolls are back with nonstop fun and new friends in an all-new set of hair-raising adventures; new season premieres today on Peacock and Hulu.

Really Cool Game Trailers! Headline News

EA Drops New Reveal Trailer for ‘Battlefield 2042’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 2:19pm

Developed in-engine by the company’s diverse, multi-disciplinary Marcom Cinematics team, the 5-minute-long spot provides fans an intense, in-your-face look at the newest ‘Battlefield’ first-person shooter franchise entry, hitting retailers October 22.  

Business Headline News

Technicolor Merges Animation Services Under Mikros Animation Brand

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 1:15pm

Technicolor Animation Productions, Technicolor Animation, and Mikros will integrate their businesses under Andrea Miloro’s leadership, unifying their animation brand within the recently announced Technicolor Creative Studios group.

Yes My Precious! Headline News

‘The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim’ Anime Feature Now Underway

Acclaimed filmmaker Kenji Kamiyama to direct an original film that tells the untold story of Helm’s Deep and the life and blood-soaked times of King Rohan; Sola Entertainment to animate, with New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Animation producing.

People Headline News

Whoopi Goldberg Joins the Cast of Apple and Skydance Animation’s ‘Luck’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 9:05am

The famed artist and EGOT winner will voice the role of ‘The Captain’ in Peggy Holmes’ tale of the unluckiest girl in the world, the first project under the animation studio's multi-year film and TV deal with Apple TV+.

People Headline News

Sarah Smith Steps Down at Locksmith Animation as Natalie Fischer Named CEO

Co-founder leaves to develop own projects; former Illumination COO takes the helm, with co-founder and ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’ producer Julie Lockhart named president of production.

Animation Education Headline News

TeamTO and House of Cool Expand L’ECAS Free Animation School Curriculum

Companies plan to broaden scope of French non-profit school’s curriculum with a course on storyboarding; a technical data management course is also planned for 2022.

Immersive xR Worlds Headline News

disguise xR Powers the Virtual Worlds of Bryson Tiller’s Live-Streamed Concert

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 4:00pm

The leading extended reality tech firm and Xite Labs create a myriad of immersive worlds in Unreal Engine for the rappers’ ‘Trapsoul World Series’ performance.

Mentorships Headline News

The Chimaera Project Launches Fall 2021 Women’s Mentorship Program

SUPPORT.HER offers women filmmakers – cis, trans, and non-binary inclusive – career guidance and assistance from industry professionals; applications now being accepted through July 31.

Business Headline News

9 Story Media Bringing NBA Players into the Kids and Family Space

Development deal with THINK450, the content and partnership arm of the National Basketball Players Association, includes the CG animated live-action hybrid series, ‘King of the Court.’

WUBBA LUBBA DUB-DUB! Headline News

HBO GO Asia Drops ‘Rick and Morty’ Season 5 Trailer

Southeast Asian streamer picks up new season of the popular animated adult comedy, premiering June 21; the OFFICIAL ‘Global Rick and Morty Day’ launches across social media June 20.

Boo! Headline News

Crypt TV Launches ‘Woman in the Book’ Animated Horror Series

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 4:31pm

Produced with Starburns Industries for Facebook Watch, the multilingual 2D show follows the lives of three estranged siblings who reunite to wrestle for their inheritance but unleash a book-bound horror; new episodes drop every Friday.

SVOD Headline News

Netflix Releases Trailer and Poster for Chris Nee's ‘Ridley Jones’

In a new era of preschool entertainment, the Emmy Award-winning 'Doc McStuffins' creator's animated series leads the way in representation, diversity, and inclusivity; watch the first episode now on Netflix Jr. YouTube – all episodes start streaming July 13.

Consume Responsibly Headline News

Netflix Goes Inside the Animation of ‘Ice’ from ‘Love, Death + Robots Vol. 2’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 1:06pm

Oscar-nominated director Robert Valley details the creative and visual development process behind his grim, futuristic tale of the rift between two brothers over the ‘unmodded’ who don’t receive human strength and endurance enhancement on their colony world.

The Future Perfect Project Headline News

‘How Life Is: Queer Youth Animated’ Shorts Celebrate Pride Month 2021

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 11:49am

The Future Perfect Project’s short film series shares personal stories from LGBTQIA+ youth, aged 13-22, about the challenges they routinely face; two new episodes drop each Tuesday in June.

Happy BFF Day! Headline News

Disney Drops Trailer for Locksmith Animation’s ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 11:21am

Just in time for ‘Best Friends Day,’ check out the trailer for the upcoming CG animated comedy about a socially awkward middle-schooler and his faulty robot; the film, which stars Zach Galifianakis and Jack Dylan Grazer, opens in theaters worldwide on October 22.

Technology Headline News

AMD Launches New AMD Radeon PRO W6000 Workstation Graphics Product Series

Their most powerful AMD RDNA workstation graphics to date includes three new lines designed for power demanding design work, ultra-high resolution media projects, complex simulations, and advanced image and video editing.

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