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2023 Producers Guild Awards Nominees Announced

‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,’ ‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On,’ ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru,’ ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,’ and ‘Turning Red’ selected in the animated movie category; ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ and ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ among Outstanding Producer award nominees.

hybrid animation Headline News

Apple TV+ Reveals ‘Jane’ Cast and Release Date

Inspired by the work of Dr. Jane Goodall, the live-action/CG animated hybrid series follows a budding young environmentalist on a quest to save endangered animals; the show comes to the streamer in April.

It’s PANDA-MONIUM! Headline News

Jack Black's Magical Po is Back in ‘Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight’ Season 2

In the new 12-episode season debuting today on Netflix, our intrepid Kung Fu master and Wandering Blade, alongside their motley crew of warriors, journey outside China for the first time in pursuit of villainous weasels Klaus and Veruca to unravel important secrets of the powerful Tianshiang weapons... and more!

Wait Until Mom Finds Out! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘My Dad the Bounty Hunter’ Official Trailer

The secret’s out! The kids hitch a ride with Dad and are in for a big surprise; from Academy Award winner Everett Downing and Patrick Harpin, the new 3DCG animated comedy series hits the streamer next month.

Solving Problems in the Treeborhood Headline News

PBS KIDS’ ‘Work It Out Wombats!’ Premieres February 6

New animated series from GBH Kids and Pipeline Studios, featuring 3 marsupial siblings living with their grandmother in a treehouse - who look to solve ‘Treeborhood’ problems - is designed to help kids build important skills using computational thinking.

careers in animation Headline News

Podcast EP 191: How Robert-Jonathan Koeyers Made an Oscar-Shortlisted Film Right Out of School

The filmmaker discusses how he funded his animation team for ‘It’s Nice in Here,’ the key to his captivating storytelling, and what it’s like to work in the industry in the Netherlands.

Awards Headline News

‘The Simpsons’ Leads 2023 WGA Awards Nominations for Animation

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 12:25pm

FOX’s iconic series once again nabs multiple noms, with ‘Bob’s Burgers,’ last year's winner ‘Tuca & Bertie,’ and ‘Undone’ rounding out the list; winners to be honored at March 5 WGA awards ceremony.

Rise From the Flames Headline News

Fans Create Multiple Petitions to Save Just Cancelled ‘Inside Job’

More than 12 Change.org petitions have been created to save the series, axed at Netflix after one season despite a Season 2 renewal; 20,000+ signatures were collected in a single day.

It’s Anime-zing! Headline News

‘Vinland Saga Season 2’ Now Available on Crunchyroll

The epic Viking anime’s second season follows Thorfinn trying to find meaning in life after the death of his nemesis Askeladd; new episodes available every Monday.

Games to Movies Oh Boy! Headline News

Is Illumination Developing a ‘Legend of Zelda’ Feature?

The studio behind the upcoming ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ may also be hard at work on an animated movie adaptation of the franchise touting the best video game ever made.

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'Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio’ Named Best Animated Feature at 80th Golden Globes

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 7:40am

The Oscar-winning director’s stop-motion passion project, 15 years in the making, beats out ‘Inu-Oh,’ ‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On,' ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,’ and ‘Turning Red’ to win the season’s first big animation award.

Another One Bites the Dust Headline News

Netflix’s ‘Inside Job’ Cancelled After One Season

The adult-animation comedy was the first in-house series for Netflix Animation Studios, as well as the first project produced through creator and showrunner Shion Takeuchi’s overall Netflix deal.

Philanthropy in Art Education Headline News

RISD Welcomes New Donors for Recently Launched Movement Lab

The Maxwell/Hanrahan Foundation will fund two fellows at new center based in the Film / Animation / Video department; Cheryl Henson will support a visiting puppeteer.

3D Design Headline News

PixCap Launches Browser-Based 3D Design Platform Update

More intuitive interface, extensive 3D template library, and collaboration tools make content creation faster and easier for use across social media, games, graphic design, and the metaverse.

Helping Kids Build Friendships Headline News

Apple TV+ Drops ‘Shape Island’ Trailer

The stop-motion animated series teaches kids that people and friendships take many different shapes; based on the best-selling trilogy of ‘Shapes’ picture books by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen, the show kicks off January 20.

The King is Back Headline News

First Poster Revealed for ‘Agent Elvis’ Animated Series

Originally called ‘Agent King,’ Sony Pictures Animation and Netflix’s adult animated action-comedy follows the infamous rock and roller, now re-imagined as an undercover spy.

Business Headline News

Toonz Media Group and ELE Animations Create ‘Drac and Skeletons’

The animated kids’ comedy series follows two netherworld rivals, three prankster skeletons, and Drac the vegan vampire as they all try to outwit and outrun one another in Count Dracula Junior’s Castle.

Stopmo with CG? Headline News

‘Retour à Hairy Hill’ Short Showcases Stop-Motion-Styled CG

Inspired by a ‘Frozen’ documentary, director Daniel Gies digitally created the film’s folded paper styled stop-motion-like animation with tools such as Maya, Houdini, and Unreal Engine; his animated short debuts later this year.

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