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Indian Kids Animation Headline News

Nickelodeon Launches ‘Chikoo aur Bunty’ In India

Marking the 11th home grown IP for the Indian kids’ entertainment market, Nick continues to lead the way with innovative entertainment and immersive storytelling for local audiences; new series runs Monday-Friday at 10:00 a.m.

Boo-Boo! Headline News

Catch a Musical Sneak Peek of ‘Jellystone!’s Halloween-Themed Special

Halloween is in peril when helpers Augie, Yakky, and Shag cast a spell that threatens to ruin the night! Warner Bros. Animation’s ‘Spell Book’ special episode streams October 21 on HBO Max.

Funny Animation from Italy Headline News

Netflix Releases Italian Comedy ‘Tear Along the Dotted Line’ Trailer and Key Art

Written and directed by comic book author Zerocalcare, the series dives into the creator’s existential narrative reminding the viewer, ‘There’s always something worse;’ show debuts November 17.

Hey Mickey! Headline News

‘Mickey Mouse Funhouse’ Gets Season 2 Greenlight

The whimsical CG animated series, starring the most famous face on the studio lot, picks up a sophomore season renewal on Disney Junior and the Disney Channel; first 6 episodes of Season 1 come to Disney+ November 10.

Keep on Truckin! Headline News

Tubi’s ‘The Freak Brothers’ Aims ‘High’ with New Series Coming November 14

Woody Harrelson, John Goodman and Tiffany Haddish lead the cast of streamer’s first foray into adult animation; 8-episode show, based on cult classic comic, chronicles a trio of stoners reawakening after a 50-year catnap.

Business Headline News

Nelvana Greenlights ‘Bakugan: Evolutions’ Season 4

Studio also secures new licensing deals in Canada and France; the Bakugan heroes return with all new episodes in early 2022 – Seasons 1-3 now streaming on Netflix in the U.S. and Canada.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Coppelia’ Now Available on Blu-ray+DVD Combo

Also coming to all major digital platforms, the live-action / animated hybrid fairy tale features a modern twist on the classic ballet; part of #PBSForTheArts, the film will be presented November 26 on PBS platforms.

We Always Need More Snoopy! Headline News

Apple TV+ Drops ‘Snoopy in Space’ Season 2 Trailer

Is there life out there in the universe? Join Snoopy and the Gang on their interstellar quest to find the answer; produced in partnership with Wildbrain, all 12 new episodes premiere Friday, November 12.

The Best in Films for Kids Headline News

Call for Entries: New York International Children’s Film Festival

Celebrating 25 years, the Oscar-qualifying event aims to promote a more intelligent and diverse film culture for kids; submissions are now being accepted in shorts, features, animation, and live-action.

It’s Awesome and It’s Free! Headline News

View 2021: Don’t Miss Free ‘Encanto’ Virtual Presentation

The in-person and virtual conference is off and running - highlights include SideFX’s software reveal, talks by Epic Games, educational workshops and coming Friday, a virtual making-of panel about Walt Disney Animation Studio’s latest animated feature – and registration is free.

Community Outreach Headline News

ASIFA-Hollywood Announces 2021 Student Scholarship Winners

Organization’s Animation Educators Forum has awarded 9 students from 5 states and 4 countries with scholarships totaling $39,730; the funds will be used to help defray costs of software, hardware, creative and academic research, and tuition.

The Dark Night Returns Headline News

Go Behind-the-Scenes on ‘Batman: Caped Crusader’

Buce Timm, J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves shared their inspiration for the all-new reimagined animated series at Saturday’s DC Fandome; the next chapter of the Dark Night is coming soon to HBO Max and Cartoon Network.

Virtual Events Headline News

Kids Get Their Own ‘DC FanDome’ Sneak Peeks and Reveals

DC Kids FanDome kicked off this past Saturday with exclusive looks and announcements about ‘Aquaman: King of Atlantis,’ coming to HBO Max October 21, Batwheels coming to HBO Max and Cartoon Network in 2022, ‘DC League of Super-Pets’ coming to theaters in May 2022, new apps, digital experiences, and new streaming series all for the youngest DC fans.

Life finds a way Headline News

DreamWorks’ ‘Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous’ Season 4 Set at Netflix

Studio’s popular CG animated series returns December 3 for an all-new season; show follows six teens chosen for an exciting adventure of a lifetime… which becomes way more than they bargained for.

It’s Awesome and It’s Free! ANIMATIONWorld

VIEW 2021: The Can’t Miss Animation, VFX, and Storytelling Event is Here

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 15, 2021 at 8:44am

For the second year in a row, we can’t attend the famed Turin conference in-person, but we’ll be glued to our screens, wearing dark turtlenecks and dreaming of agnolotti and chocolate pudding thicker than Bay Area fog, for a week of diverse, compelling, and inspiring presentations on the latest and greatest from the world of computer generated visuals.  

Accidents Happen! Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘The Great North - Wanted: Delmer Alive Adventure’

In the new episode airing October 17 on Fox, the Tobins tell their favorite stories about Delmer, determined to keep him awake and alive after he suffers a concussion from a dreadful ‘soup’ accident.

Community Outreach Headline News

Guereza Animation Working to Educate Kids Across Africa About COVID

Watch the trailer for ‘Umoja,’ the Nigerian-based studio’s animated miniseries about a group of kids working to keep two villains from spreading misinformation about the virus.

Reptile Jail Break! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Back to the Outback’ Teaser Trailer

Isla Fisher, Tim Minchin, Eric Bana, Guy Pearce, Miranda Tapsell, Angus Imrie, Keith Urban and Jacki Weaver star in the all-new animated comedy adventure that sets out to prove just because something is different, doesn’t mean it isn’t beautiful; coming to the streamer December 10.

Events Headline News

TMS Entertainment Presents ‘Women in Anime’ Virtual Event

The free online program, part of the 17th Annual LA Femme International Film Festival, runs October 14-17; panel features TMS producer and ‘Megalobox’ creator Minako Fujiyoshi and producer Jinko Gotoh.

People Headline News

Nexus Studios Welcomes Kim Adams

Oculus Story Studio and Google Spotlight Stories alum brings experience in emerging production platforms; will support studio’s focus on growth in real-time animation and immersive storytelling.

People Headline News

Michael Stein Named New Framestore CTO

The former director, technology studio at Walt Disney Imagineering is a proven leader in the implementation of cutting-edge technology; he'll be tasked with driving the company’s global strategy and R&D across real-time, machine learning and cloud-based technology.

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