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Cinesite Bolsters Management Team with Three New Hires

Melissa Taylor, Siobhan Bentley and Tamara Boutcher will oversee feature animation and VFX services in London and Montreal studios.

Disney Channel Headline News

Disney Releases New ‘Random Rings’ ‘Phineas and Ferb–Big City Greens’ Crossover Short

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 2:53pm

Next installment of animated ‘prank call’ show features Cricket and Tilly Green accidentally calling evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz; ‘Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe’ hits Disney+ this summer.

Community Outreach Headline News

BAAA Online Art Auction Supporting Equal Justice Initiative Now Open

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 1:13pm

Original works from Dice Tsutsumi, Robert Kondo, Kal Athannssov and other prominent industry creatives open for bids through June 14; all proceeds being donated to EJI.

VR Headline News

Disney’s ‘Myth: A Frozen Tale’ VR Short Released on Oculus Quest

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

Jeff Gipson’s immersive cinematic exploration of the ‘Frozen 2’ world weaves together music and visuals to take viewers on a magical Arendelle forest experience.

WAKFU Headline News

Ankama Launches ‘WAKFU’ Season 4 Kickstarter Campaign

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 10:37am

Led by series creator Tot, the French studio behind the famed anime-inspired series looks to crowdsourcing for production support to give fans new, expanded adventures they’ve been waiting for. 

Business Headline News

Watch the First 4 BMO-Riffic Minutes of ‘Adventure Time: Distant Lands’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 10:29am

BMO joyfully strums and spuds in this extended clip from the first of four brand-new hourlong breakout ‘Adventure Time’ franchise specials coming June 25 on HBO Max.

Women in Animation Headline News

WIA Announces Women in Animation Virtual Summit Program for Annecy 2020 Online

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 8:48am

Summit will focus on the pandemic, the recently reinvigorated global call for social justice, and their tremendous effects on the animation industry.

Events Headline News

FunimationCon 2020 Reveals Program Highlights for July 3-4 Virtual Event

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 3:13pm

Free event will bring the anime community together for a virtual celebration featuring panels, cosplay, and special streamed performance from the 2019 SACRA Music Festival. 

SVOD Headline News

Problems with Cousins Effing Cousins Explained in Hulu’s ‘Crossing Swords’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 2:32pm

From the warped recesses of two Emmy Award-winning ‘Robot Chicken’ executive producers comes stop-motion medieval mayhem of the most bloody and hilarious kind; 10-episode Season 1 drops June 12.

People Headline News

Ava DuVernay, Rob Bredow Join Motion Picture Academy Board of Governors

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 12:14pm

‘Selma’ director and Head of ILM, along with newcomers Debra Zane, Stephen Rivkin, Linda Flowers, and Lynette Howell Taylor, are part of newly elected 2020-2021 board.  

Animated Feature Films Headline News

EXCLUSIVE: The Vision Behind ‘Jungle Beat: The Movie’ Featurette

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 11:06am

Premiering June 15 as one of Annecy 2020’s 10 feature films in competition, Brent Dawes and Sandcastle Studios’ charming new animated family adventure will be released worldwide on VOD June 26. 

TV Animation ANIMATIONWorld

Executive Producer Mike Rubiner Talks ‘The Loud House’ 100th Episode

With a 2020 Daytime Emmy nomination in tow, as well as two GLAAD Media Award nominations, the hit Nickelodeon show celebrates diverse characters, realistic storylines, and a centennial milestone as it heads into Season 5.

Community Outreach Headline News

Baobab Studios, KuKu Studios, and Tonko House Form Bay Area Animation Alliance

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 11:57am

Powerhouse indie studios join forces to support and inspire Bay Area animation professionals while raising the bar for independent animation worldwide.

Covid-19 Headline News

New ‘COVID-19 The Series’ Episode Shows There’s a Little ‘Captain Quarantine’ In All of Us

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 8, 2020 at 2:58pm

Alvaro Garcia Gonzalez’s latest short captures the animated hopes and dreams of the coronavirus fighter in all of us, especially those who play flamenco guitar.  

animated shorts Headline News

Sorry We Missed World Turtle Day – Watch ‘Speedy the Turtle’ Short Anyway

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 8, 2020 at 1:16pm

Nigel Lievaart’s 5th grade design finally gets animated in his University of the Arts Utrecht graduation film, released May 24 to support turtles worldwide.

Online Festivals Headline News

2020 Quirino Awards Best School Short Film Finalists Now Online

Through June 14, Retina Latina and Filmin platforms are streaming the three contending animated shorts, along with past category winners from the first two festival editions.

Covid-19

Film and TV Shoots Can Resume in California Beginning June 12

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 8, 2020 at 10:44am

In a major step towards restarting the state’s entertainment business that has been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Gavin Newsom and the Department of Public Health have released guidelines for how production shooting can resume. 

People Headline News

Genius Brands Appoints Margaret Loesch as New Kartoon Channel! Executive Chairman

Fox Kids founding president and CEO joins company on eve of June 15 launch; David Neuman, former Walt Disney Television president, is named chief creative officer.

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