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AVOD Headline News

Tubi Expands Animation Library with 'LEGO Masters,' LEGO, Mattel, 'Garfield' and 'Anpanman' Properties

FOX Entertainment’s AVOD platform division announces new animated content deals and advertising technology tools during inaugural Newfront presentation.

SVOD Headline News

‘The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run’ Heading Straight to On Demand

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 22, 2020 at 2:12pm

Latest ‘SpongeBob’ franchise effort will skip theatres, opting instead for a premium VOD release in early 2021 before moving exclusively to CBS All Access.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Makoto Sinkai’s ‘Weathering With You’ Coming to Digital August 4

GKIDS and Shout! Factory Blu-ray + DVD and SteelBook releases coming September 15; limited-edition collector's set being released in November.

Business Headline News

TurboSquid Licensing Tiers Can Now Indemnify 3D Stock up to $1 Million

Company now providing new levels of creative indemnification on 450,000 3D models, providing more peace of mind for enterprise, VFX and production studios.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Watch: ‘Just Sing’ Music Video Features Everyone’s Favorite Trolls

Universal zooms in on upcoming ‘Trolls World Tour’ digital and DVD release with announcement of its official motion picture soundtrack, now available.

People Headline News

Johnny Depp Cast as Johnny Puff in ‘Puffins’ Mobile-First Animated Series

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 22, 2020 at 11:01am

Iervolino Entertainment plans 250 five-minute episodes of kid’s show about five puffins dealing with small, fun problems of everyday life.

The Visual Effects Society Headline News

Visual Effects Society Names Special 2020 Honorees

Newest Lifetime members and this year’s VES Founders Award recipient, along with yet to be announced VES Fellows, Honorary members and Hall of Fame inductees, to be recognized this fall.

Awards Headline News

‘Calamity, a Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary,’ ‘The Physics of Sorrow’ Win Cristal Awards at Annecy 2020

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 10:01am

Films by Rémi Chayé and Theodor Ushev among 21 winning projects awarded at the 44th festival edition, held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Business Headline News

'Daria' Spin-off 'Jodie' Lands at Comedy Central

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 19, 2020 at 4:18pm

Emmy Award-winning actress Tracee Ellis Ross to star in new series from MTV Studios, with Grace Edwards serving as creator and head writer.

gender diversity Headline News

Did SpongeBob SquarePants Comes out as LGBTQIA+?

For Pride Month, Nickelodeon tweeted a picture featuring SpongeBob SquarePants, leading to speculation about the hit animated sea-dweller’s long-rumored sexuality.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

WATCH: Exclusive Clip from ‘StarDog and TurboCat’

Launching today in selected drive-ins and on Digital HD / On Demand, Ben Smith’s animated feature pairs a genius cat, Felix, and his loyal canine, Buddy, on a madcap quest to find the dog’s owner.

Awards Headline News

‘Empty Places,’ ‘Catgot,’ and ‘To: Gerard’ Lead Group of Annecy 2020 Special Award Winners

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 19, 2020 at 11:28am

Festival announces 13 films receiving special recognition, partner awards, or additional honors bestowed outside the Official competition.

Community Outreach Headline News

BAAA Art Auction for Racial Justice Expands for New 3-Day Event

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 19, 2020 at 10:05am

Running June 19-22, auction adds original artwork from numerous noteworthy artists; all proceeds to benefit Equal Justice Initiative.

Annecy 2020 Headline News

Disney Unveils ‘Frozen 2’ Filmmakers Panel and New Documentary Series at Annecy

Filmmakers panel and first episode of six-part ‘Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2’ coming next week.

People Headline News

Weta Digital Launches Weta Animated Original Content Business

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 2:55pm

Fulfilling Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh’s long-time dream, leading VFX studio will for the first begin producing original animated feature and episodic content.

Business Headline News

John Landis to Direct Arnold Schwarzenegger on ‘Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten’

Famed director joins Genius Brands’ new animated kid’s series, also being developed into live-action series and feature film spin-off.

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