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Season 2 of ‘The Adventures of Paddington’ Debuts February 19

Nickelodeon’s CG-animated preschool series follows the adventures of everyone’s favorite curious and kind British bear as he explores London, learns important lessons, and meets new friends.

Positively Spotty Headline News

Disney Drops Official Trailer for ‘Cruella’ Origin Story

In the studio's new take on our favorite villainous fashion plate, Miss de Vil appears young, chic, and much more mad… is her insanity genius, or just plain killer?

Training Headline News

Escape Studios, ScreenSkills, and Epic Games Team Up on ‘Pick and Mix’

The two-week program will help film and television professionals move into real-time visualization and virtual production; free for freelancers and furloughed workers, the program runs March 15-26.

Events Headline News

KingstOOn Animation and Film Festival Moves Online April 21-25

The virtual event plans an Expo, film festival, business forum, and Pitch Boot Camp and Competition; this year’s theme explores diversity in animation.

Business Headline News

Apple and Skydance Animation Sign Multi-Year Film and TV Deal

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 2:06pm

Partnership kicks-off with features ‘Luck’ and ‘Spellbound,’ and two-season order for ‘The Search for WondLa,’ all set to stream on Apple TV+.

Anime-zing! Netflix Headline News

‘DOTA: Dragon’s Blood’ Anime Series Coming to Netflix

Premiering March 25, new fantasy show based on the popular video game ‘DOTA 2’ tells the story of Davion, a renowned Dragon Knight devoted to wiping the scourge from the face of the earth.  

TV Animation Headline News

Cartoon Network Unveils Greenlights and New ‘Redraw Your World’ Branding

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 11:12am

WarnerMedia announces huge new kids and family programming commitment, including ‘Cartoonito’ preschool block and over 300 hours of new originals debuting on CN and HBO Max later this year.

TV Animation Headline News

WarnerMedia Launches Cartoonito Preschool Programming Block

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 10:38am

Coming to Cartoon Network and HBO Max this fall, new block will debut with 20 titles; ‘Bugs Bunny Builders’ and Sesame Workshop’s ‘Bea’s Block’ greenlit, joining development slate that will expand to 50 originals within two years.  

Technology Headline News

Manus Announces the Manus Pro Tracker for SteamVR

Tracker features advanced sensors, lightweight portability, and extended battery life, and is specifically designed for motion capture, virtual production, and full-body virtual reality.

TV Animation Headline News

WATCH: ‘DuckTales’ Cast’s Overly Dramatic Final Recording Session

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 4:56pm

David Tennant, Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz, Bobby Moynihan, Kate Micucci, Beck Bennett, Toks Olagundoye, and Paget Brewster meet for last time as Disney Series wraps production after 75 episodes and 15 shorts; 90 minute finale airs March 15 on Disney XD and DisneyNOW.

VIEW Conference 2021 Headline News

Next PreVIEW Event Set with Pixar Animation Studio’s SparkShorts

Join a free conversation with five directors from the studio’s in-house short film incubator: Madeline Sharafian, director of ‘Burrow;’ Bobby Alcid Rubio, director of ‘Float;’ Eric Milsom, director of ‘Loop;’ Stephen Clay Hunter, director of ‘Out;’ and Edwin Chang, director of ‘Wind.’

Fighting Against Racism Headline News

Cartoon Network and ‘Steven Universe’ Fight Racism in ‘See Color’ PSA

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 11:01am

The third spot in a set of four developed by Rebecca Sugar and Ian Jones-Quartey each feature a different character from the hit series, providing kids and families productive ways to counter common narratives about racism.

Business Headline News

Flying Ship Studio and Cloth Cat Animation Team on ‘Chiruta’ Preschool Series

The Japanese and UK studios partner on CG animated show, with characters based on woodcut dolls, about a young mischievous woodland gnome who, with the help of her friends, overcomes life’s unexpected challenges.

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‘Little Wolf: The Night Trail’: A Coming-of-Age Battle Against the Undead

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 9:41am

Director Jesse Cowan takes a dark journey into Native American mythology with his tale of a young boy, his wolf totem, and their fight with monsters of the forest.

Virtual Festivals Headline News

Escape Studios’ VFX Festival Returns in March

The all-virtual 9th edition’s theme is ‘Limitless Creativity;’ event features various talks, presentations, and career advice aimed at students, emerging talent, and industry professionals.

animated short films Headline News

Disney Announces ‘Us Again’ Animated Short

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 15, 2021 at 10:58am

Studio’s first new theatrical short in five years will front upcoming ‘Raya and the Last Dragon,’ which debuts worldwide March 5, before hitting Disney+ in June.

online events Headline News

Gratz College to Host Art Spiegelman March 7

Online event will feature the famed Pulitzer Prize-winning artist, illustrator, and author of ‘Maus;’ the teach-in will a feature keynote presentation and breakout sessions with the author.

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Douglas Goldstein Makes Things ‘Funny as Hell’ in SYFY’s ‘Devil May Care’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 12, 2021 at 2:20pm

In the Emmy Award winner’s new TZGZ animated comedy series, a millennial finds himself running the Devil’s social media effort, working to get Hell trending while navigating familial and staffing challenges.

Sneak Peek! Headline News

Exclusive ‘Tom and Jerry’ Sneak Peek Set for February 15 on Cartoon Network

Warner Bros. Pictures’ new live-action/CG animated feature, starring Chloë Grace Moretz, finds our old friends in New York City forced to do the unthinkable… work together to save the day; film hits theatres and HBO Max February 26.

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‘Momma Named Me Sheriff’ Swaggers Back to Old Town on Adult Swim

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 12, 2021 at 7:43am

Will Carsola and Dave Stewart’s ‘Mr. Pickles’ spin-off is back for Season 2, with a fresh set of charmingly disturbing hijinks and a bit of good old fashioned ‘roostering.’

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