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Mikey and Sulley Return! ANIMATIONWorld

Disney Television Turns Scares into Laughs in ‘Monsters at Work’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at 10:01am

With Monstropolis now fueled by kids’ laughter, not screams, graduating scarer Tylor Tuskmon’s world turns upside down his first day at Monsters, Incorporated, in the new CG animated series, adapted from the famed Pixar films, debuting today on Disney+.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP119: VFX Production Manager Wahid Ibn Reza's Career Move from Bangladesh to Canada

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 2:40pm

The writer, director, and VFX/animation production manager talks about how he became an accomplished actor before giving up everything to pursue a film career in Vancouver.

Fantasy and Reality Collide Headline News

Studio Chizu Drops New Teaser for Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘Belle’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 1:39pm

Highly anticipated animated musical fantasy will debut as an official selection in upcoming Cannes Premiere section July 15 before hitting Japanese theaters July 16; GKIDS to release theatrically in North America this winter, both in Japanese and English dubbed versions.

Commercials Headline News

Nexus Studios Reimagines Tokyo for BBC’s Olympics 2020 Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 11:13am

Leading creative studio teams with Factory Fifteen and broadcaster’s in-house agency to take viewers through a dynamic tour of street signs, shops, an arcade, and a J-Pop music video packed with athletes and sports references.

Make a World of Difference Headline News

Cartoon Network EMEA Study Finds Climate Change Key Kids’ Concern

13-country study, undertaken as part of network’s ‘Climate Champions’ campaign, shows health of the planet a top priority for kids 6-12.

Who’s the Boss? ANIMATIONWorld

Tom McGrath Talks ‘The Boss Baby: Family Business’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, July 5, 2021 at 1:51pm

The Oscar-nominated director returns to helm his sixth DreamWorks Animation feature, a sequel to his blockbuster 2017 comedy, ‘The Boss Baby;’ the now adult Templeton brothers reunite to uncover the dark secrets of a prestigious grade school while rediscovering the meaning of family.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘The Rise of Ultraman Collection’ Coming on Blu-Ray July 10

Set features 9 episodes from the original ‘Ultraman’ series, a collectible booklet and episode guide, and a 5-part bonus feature, ‘Secrets of The Rise of Ultraman.’

People Headline News

Scholar Names Anne Skopas New York Studio Managing Director

Executive producer joins creative collective after stints at Hornet and Buck, bringing experience in traditional animation, real-time animation, experiential media, AR, VR, and live-action production.

Let’s Get Civical! ANIMATIONWorld

‘We The People’ Gets Us Groovin’ About Civics on Independence Day

Debuting July 4, Chris Nee and Netflix’s vibrant and compelling new series of 10 animated music videos, executive produced by Barack and Michelle Obama, beautifully combines music and animation to educate a new generation of young Americans about the power of the people.

By the Power of Grayskull! Headline News

Behold the Lord of Destruction in ‘Masters of the Universe: Revelation’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 2, 2021 at 3:17pm

Netflix drops the Official Trailer, additional voice cast, and new image set from Part 1 of Mattel TV’s upcoming epic animated series about a heroic barbarian trying to do right, and inquiring minds want to know: ‘Will the Guardians of Grayskull save Eternia and the Fate of the Entire Universe?’

TV Animation Headline News

Kavaleer Productions and Adam King Team on ‘Adam ❤ Adventure!’ Series

The Irish animation studio and ‘The Late Late Toy Show’ star are developing a preschool series that explores the wonders of the galaxy while promoting empathy and friendship.

Business Headline News

Unlisted Adds Paris-Based WIZZ Animation Laboratory

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 2, 2021 at 12:22pm

Melbourne and Shanghai-based creative studio brings on French company known for creating ‘new worlds which span mediums and realities’; initial project collaborations include Salvation Army campaign and ‘Farlight 84’ trailer.

Business Headline News

Saturday Animation to Develop ‘Chase and CATCH’ with Unreal Pipeline

Studio announces its first original animated action series for global distribution; CGI show being produced using DDEG’s proprietary real-time technology.

Motion Picture Academy Headline News

Academy Invites 395 New Members

Short Film and Feature Animation branch adds 39 new members, with 34 added to the Visual Effects branch; Academy cuts number of new invitees while reaffirming goals to cultivate membership that reflects the diverse film community.

animated comedy Headline News

HBO Releases Trailer for ‘Tig Notaro: Drawn’ Animated Special

The celebrated comedian returns in a groundbreaking, first-ever fully animated stand-up show, produced by Six Point Harness, debuting July 24.

The Dark Knight Returns Headline News

New Images Drop for ‘Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two’

The highly anticipated conclusion to the two-part animated DC Universe Movies thriller sees the Dark Knight battle a unified front of super villains while solving a murder mystery; feature-length film comes to Digital July 27, and Blu-ray on August 10.

A New Season of Backyard Hijinks! ANIMATIONWorld

Lynne Naylor and Sunil Hall Talk ‘The Mighty Ones’ Season 2

A new, high-energy season of DreamWorks Animation’s kids’ comedy about the hilarious misadventures of a twig, a pebble, a leaf, and a strawberry, living in the unkempt backyard of a trio of equally unkempt humans, premieres today on Hulu and Peacock.

UK Funding for Animated Shorts Headline News

BFI Short Form Animation Fund Now Open for Project Submissions

Applications now being accepted through August 16 for short form animation project financing; new partnership with The StoryFutures Academy supports two additional immersive projects in AR or VR.

Monsters Unite! Headline News

See ‘Hotel Transylvania: Transformania’ First Look Images and Trailer

Drac and the pack are back in the final ‘Hotel T’ franchise chapter; Selena Gomez and Andy Samberg reprise their roles as Mavis and Johnny in Sony Pictures Animation’s animated comedy coming to theatres October 1.

Technology Headline News

Pixar Releases Next Generation RenderMan 24 with XPU

The software’s biggest update ever introduces a new shading system, stylized looks, and XPU, which provides live rendering capabilities for immediate feedback on assets.

Fun in the Italian Sun! ANIMATIONWorld

Re-VIEW: The Fabulous Journey of ‘Luca’

Enrico Casarosa’s heartwarming story of a shy young sea monster, whose insatiable curiosity helps him discover the magic in the everyday, is as complex as the ocean is deep.

The Future Perfect Project Headline News

Final ‘How Life Is: Queer Youth Animated’ Shorts Released

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 3:08pm

Finishing out their Pride Month 2021 celebration, The Future Perfect Project shares the last two films in their series of 10 personal stories from LGBTQIA+ youth, aged 13-22, about the challenges they routinely face.

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