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Warner Drops DC’s ‘Injustice’ Trailer and Images

Releasing October 19 on 4K Ultra HD Combo pack, Blu-Ray and Digital, the 2D animated action-packed adventure follows the Justice League in a dark alternate reality where the man of steel is driven mad and the heroes must pick sides.

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Puppetworks Blows it Up Good in ‘Destroy All Humans! 2 - Reprobed’ Trailer

The studio collaborates with THQ Nordic on a comically destructive CG animated piece to promote the new game, a parody of Cold War-era alien invasion films; featuring the musical backdrop of Rammstein’s ‘Amerika,’ Crypto wreaks havoc on San Francisco, Tokyo, London, Russia and the Moon.

Animated TV Series Headline News

‘Alma’s Way’ Debuts on PBS Kids

The new 2D animated series, created by Sonia Manzano, features a 6-year-old proud, confident Puerto Rican girl who lives in the Bronx; launching October 4, the show is part of a revamped daytime PBS KIDS SoCal schedule that allows fans more viewing options for series including ‘Arthur,’ ‘Molly of Denali,’ and ‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.’

Awards Headline News

‘Honekami,’ ‘Bob Spit-We Do Not Like People’ Take Top OIAF 2021 Honors

Honami Yano awarded the Grand Prize for animated short; Cesar Cabral awarded Grand Prize for animated feature as the 45th annual Ottawa International Animation Festival concludes.

Do You Feel Lucky? Headline News

Exclusive Clips: ‘Killers of The Cosmos - The Case of the Death Ray’

“Game of Thrones' star Aidan Gillen takes the audience through the awe-inspiring and sometimes frightening mysteries of space; in the new episode viewers are asked ‘do you feel lucky?’ as the show explores an ominous threat from above – the death of a star likened to a blindfolded sniper with Earth as its target.

WUBBA LUBBA DUB-DUB! Headline News

‘Rick and Morty’ Season 5 Blu-Ray Coming December 7

The just concluded season of Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon’s Emmy Award-winning animated comedy gets its home entertainment release, complete with a bunch of special features.

Festivals Headline News

Manchester Animation Festival Reveals Program Line-Up

The 7th edition returns as a hybrid event offering content online and in person November 14-30; new events include a keynote by the BBC’s Patricia Hidalgo and a feature film competition showcasing 4 international filmmakers.

Have I gotta Pitch! Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘The Great North – The Great Punkin’ Adventure’

In the new episode airing October 3 on Fox, Ham is invited to audition for a punk band after they hear him scream, while Honeybee and Wolf get their first directing gig.

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The Creative Harmony Behind Disney’s ‘Encanto’

Director Byron Howard, director/co-writer Jared Bush, and co-director/co-writer Charise Castro Smith discuss their collaborative process and the making of a magical musical, opening in theaters November 24.

People Headline News

WarnerMedia Ups Brian Robillard for its Adult Swim and Kids & Family Business Operations

Newly promoted assistant GM and VP of business operations will also lead new music strategy arm for kids, Young Adults and Classics group; he is joined by new hire Michael Akiko who will run the new unit.

Cake is Tasty! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Swan Boy’ Serves a Hilarious New Slice of FXX’s ‘Cake’

For Augenblick Studios’ Aaron Augenblick, Branson Reese’s new series of animated shorts, about a twenty-something swan of low station and medium intelligence, is one of the funniest shows of his 20+ year career; Season 5 of the short film anthology premieres today on FXX.

Fun New Shows for Kids Headline News

Netflix Renews ‘Ridley Jones’ and ‘Ada Twist, Scientist’

Both new shows get Season 2 pickup: streamer also adds 4 new fun and educational animated shows to its 2022 preschool line-up.

Adults Can Be The Worst! ANIMATIONWorld

Flawed Grown-Ups Provide Big and Biting Laughs In ‘Ten Year Old Tom’

Creator Steve Dildarian talks about his new adult animated comedy, about a kid trying to understand his world, who isn’t exactly helped by the adults in his life, which premieres today on HBO Max.

9 Chapters are Coming! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Maya and the Three’ Final Trailer and New Images

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 7:25am

Watch as three outcasts – Chimi, Rico, and Picchu – join Princess Maya on her epic quest to defeat Lord Mictlan in Jorge R. Gutiérrez’s highly anticipated 9-chapter tale of a Mesoamerican-inspired warrior princess; series premieres October 22.

Make a World of Difference Headline News

Cartoon Network Teams Up with Climate Action Project to Combat Climate Change

The annual student-focused initiative encourages students and educators to participate in a six-week climate change program; it sets out to inspire kids with daily challenges that can collectively make a difference in the health of our planet.

Anime Headline News

Crunchyroll to Stream ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba’ Story Arcs

Based on the manga by Koyoharu Gotoge, ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Mugen Train Arc’ premieres October 10 with ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc’ coming December 5.

Animated TV Series Headline News

‘Blippi Wonders’ Now Playing on YouTube

Debuting today, Moonbug’s new 3D animated series follows the contagiously curious character embarking on fun and funny adventures in his Blippimobile; the educational show inspires kids to learn through discovery and play.

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Disney Drops ‘Encanto’ Official Trailer and Poster

The new animated musical feature from Walt Disney Animation Studios tells the story of a family where each child is blessed with a magic gift, except for one; John Leguizamo joins the cast as Bruno, the uncle no one talks about – film opens in theaters November 24, 2021.

Living LA Cool Headline News

Prime Video Reveals Adult Animated Comedy ‘Fairfax’ Cast

Amazon drops first look images along with the voice cast list for their new series about four middle school friends’ never-ending quest to be cool in LA; all 8 episodes premiere October 29.

Who’s Your Favorite Scaredy Pooch! Headline News

Don’t Miss Scooby-Doo’s ‘Scoobtober’ on HBO Max and Cartoon Network

Everyone’s favorite mystery solving pooch celebrates the month of October with a spooky line-up of all things ‘Scooby-Doo!’

Aren’t You a Bit Curious? Headline News

Peacock Original ‘Curious George: Cape Ahoy’ Premieres September 30

Watch exclusive clip of The Man with the Yellow Hat trying to get George ready for a fun trip to the beach; new animated movie features original songs written by Michele Brourman and Amanda McBroom.

Hypothetically Speaking ANIMATIONWorld

The Forward-Looking, Retro Visual Style of ‘What If…?’

Head of Visual Development and Character Design Ryan Meinerding talks about early twentieth-century influences for the character designs in Marvel Studios’ acclaimed new animated series, now playing on Disney+.

Animated Music Videos Headline News

Fleet Foxes’ ‘Featherweight’ Music Video Takes Flight

Director Sean Pecknold used hand-crafted stop-motion animation and a multiplane camera to capture a young hawk’s struggle to fly with a broken wing; short premiered September 21 at a GRAMMY Museum retrospective featuring band frontman Robin Pecknold.

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