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Let’s Jam! Headline News

Billie Eilish Jams with Lisa Simpson in ‘When Billie Met Lisa’

Disney+ drops key art for all-new ‘The Simpsons’ short with musical guest stars Eilish and FINNEAS; film hits the streamer April 22.

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP 157: How Chelsea Lee Changed Careers from Professional Dancer to Stop-Motion Animator

The artist and filmmaker discusses tips on impressing new clients, how to show confidence when something goes wrong, and what it’s like animating on a stop-motion TV show while pregnant.

A Virtual Artistic Fellowship for Women Headline News

Call For Entries: ASIFA India and Epic Games' Women Creators Program 2022

Submissions now being accepted through April 18 for paid virtual fellowships for women creatives from India, Singapore, Malaysia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia; participants will be mentored and trained in virtual production.

Standards-Based Training Headline News

The Rookies Launch ‘Certified Digital Artist’ Program

With benchmarks determined by over 350 industry leaders, educators, and consultants, the new educational resource sets out to provide recognized core competencies and skills for entry level positions in the animation, VFX, and games industries.

In Passing Headline News

Animation Studio Red Star Co-Founder Jan Rogowski Dies at 41

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 11:47am

The co-producer on ‘StarDog and TurboCat’ passes suddenly during production on Sky’s ‘The Amazing Maurice;’ the life-long Sir Terry Pratchett fan worked tirelessly to ensure the ‘Discworld’ novel adaptation lived up to the author’s vision and his own affection for the source material.

They’re Back Headline News

Nickelodeon Drops Teaser Clips for ‘Rugrats’ Musical Special

Grammy winner Tori Kelly and Grammy nominee Jordin Sparks guest star in the all-new episode, ‘Rescuing Cynthia,’ that hits Paramount+ April 15.

Transforming Digital Creativity Headline News

Coming April 14: PNY and NVIDIA’s ‘How NVIDIA Is Advancing the Future of Digital Storytelling’ Webinar

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 7:45am

This free virtual presentation will explore new means of digital storytelling using virtual sets, real-time rendering, and cinematic-quality ray tracing enhanced by the latest NVIDIA® RTX™ solutions, NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise, NVIDIA Virtual GPU (vGPU), and GPU-accelerated software applications.

Living LA Cool Headline News

Prime Video Drops ‘Fairfax’ Season 2 Clip and Images

The streamer shares first looks from the sophomore season of its irreverent adult animated comedy, which returns June 10 with 8 all-new episodes; the show follows four middle school friends in a timeless struggle to be cool in LA.

Hug a Tree Headline News

It's Charlie Brown v Kite Again in ‘Take Care with Peanuts: We Need Our Tree’

All-new animated short pits our lovable hero against his old nemesis - ‘the kite-eating tree;’ classic Peanuts special ‘It’s Arbor Day, Charlie Brown’ comes to Apple TV+ on April 29.

People Headline News

Baobab Studios Expands its Creative Team

New hires at the multiple Emmy Award-winning studio include Oscar nominee Erick Oh and Jony Chandra as directors, Brian Tinsman and Michael McCormick as games creative directors, and Hayley Porter as director of marketing.

Honest Design of Female Characters ANIMATIONWorld

‘Maya and the Three’: The Power of Representation in Animation Character Design

For creators Jorge Gutiérrez and Sandra Equihua, today’s stories need to resonate with a modern audience, and reinterpreting mythology must include honest design of female characters.

Awards Headline News

Jennifer Lee and Michel Ocelot to Receive Honorary Cristals at Annecy 2022

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Oscar-winning chief creative officer and the BAFTA-winning French director to be awarded at the upcoming festival, which runs June 13-18.

Business Headline News

New Animated Series ‘Ghetto Brilliance’ in Development from ‘Dave’ Star GaTa

The show, which draws inspiration from its creator’s early life in South Central L.A., is being developed by Disney-owned content brand Onyx Collective.

Meow! Headline News

Paramount Releases ‘Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank’ Trailer and Poster

Featuring the voices of comedy icon Mel Brooks and funny guys Ricky Gervais, Aasif Mandvil, and Gabriel Iglesias, the animated comedy adventure, about a hard-on-his-luck hound and a cat samurai, hits theatres July 15.

#StarTrekUnitedGives Headline News

Paramount+ Drops ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Season 3 Teaser

Streamer unveils video and poster at this past Saturday’s ‘Star Trek: Mission Chicago’ fan event, joining with CBS to support ‘First Contact Day’ with $1 donation for every Tweet sent using hashtag #StarTrekUnitedGives through April 10.

It’s Back On! Headline News

Chloë Grace Moretz and Riz Ahmed Join Netflix’s ‘Nimona’

The streamer drops first look image and casting news for its upcoming animated feature, based on the award-winning graphic novel by ‘She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’ creator ND Stevenson, that had been in production at Fox Animation and then Blue Sky prior to it shutting down last year.

Children's programming Headline News

PBS Kids Greenlights ‘Donkey Hodie’ Season 2

The popular puppet series inspired by ‘Mister Rogers' Neighborhood’s characters is slated to hit Spring 2023; show is designed to help kids learn resilience, persistence, and problem solving.

No Longer Our Teenage Superheroes ANIMATIONWorld

How ‘Young Justice: Phantoms’ Confronts Depression and PTSD in New Season

Executive producers Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti discuss how the show’s characters experience and deal with serious issues, such as survivor’s guilt, coping with death, and personal trauma, in the second half of the HBO Max series’ fourth season.  

Education and Training Headline News

Apply Now: Animated Women UK’s Helen North Achieve Program

The organization’s career development series that supports women in UK’s VFX and animation industries expands with two iterations this year; applications for Spring are due April 11 with application dates for Fall 2022 to be announced.

Who Doesn’t Love Logs? Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘The Great North – The Tobin Family Visits the Log Museum’

In the all-new episode airing April 10 on FOX, Moon incurs Debbie’s wrath; meanwhile Beef Is determined to save his favorite museum from shutting down.

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