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It’s Game On as Take-Two Interactive Acquires Mobile Gaming Giant Zynga

$12.7 billion deal will create a diversified video game, interactive, and mobile entertainment giant; popular titles from the two companies range from ‘Grand Theft Auto’ and ‘Red Dead Redemption’ to ‘Harry Potter: Puzzles and Spells’ and ‘Words With Friends.’

Awards Blogs

‘Encanto’ Wins for Best Animated Feature at 79th Golden Globe Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 10, 2022 at 11:19am

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ latest musical, which tells the story of a family where each child is blessed with a magic gift, except for one, beats out ‘Flee,’ ‘Luca,’ ‘My Sunny Maad,’ and ‘Raya and the Last Dragon,’ to win the season’s first big animation award.

Take the challenge Headline News

Sony Talent League by THU Finalists Announced

3 teams have been chosen for the 2nd edition of Sony and THU’s creative challenge, each receiving mentoring by leading industry creators, up to 10.000€ in funding and the chance to present their project at the next THU event.

Events Headline News

In-Person Kidscreen Summit 2022 Postponed Until Summer

Miami event rescheduled to July 18-21; Kidscreen Summit Virtual to run as planned March 7-11 with full online program including panels, presentations and Q&As.

Dept. of You Knew it Might Happen Headline News

COVID-19 Sends Pixar’s ‘Turning Red’ to Disney+

With cinema attendance still threatened by the ongoing pandemic, the studio’s highly anticipated new 3D/CG animated feature will skip theaters and head directly to the streamer on March 11.

It’s Always the Shy Ones to Look Out For Headline News

Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘Belle’ Hits Theaters January 14

Produced by Japan’s Studio Chizu, the Annie-nominated animated feature tells the heartfelt story of a shy high school student growing up in the age of Social Media; GKIDS is releasing the film in cinemas next week, with IMAX previews beginning January 12.

Business Headline News

TwentyOne14 Media Teams with Pat & Mike, Dan Abnett and Team Legend Studios

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 7, 2022 at 10:09am

Group's first project is animated series, ‘The Adventures of Skelly;’ strategic partnership includes former Cartoon Network Studios SVP Brian Miller, and will emphasize shows that feature and target underrepresented BIPOC audiences.

Great Things Come in Small Packages Headline News

‘Polly Pocket Season 3: Magic Locket Adventures’ Hits Netflix January 9

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 7, 2022 at 8:40am

13 all-new episodes feature our tiny heroine - with magical shrinking powers - and friends Shani and Lila embarking on adventures big and small as they explore the world outside of Littleton; watch exclusive ‘Polly's Putt Putt Pets’ clip.

A New Look and Feel Headline News

Cartoon Network Invites Kids Around Asia to Redraw Their World

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 4:15pm

On January 8, the channel launches its re-energized brand, ‘Redraw Your World,’ that promises to deliver more inclusive programming to wider audiences; campaign partnerships include Crayola, NTUC, and Singapore Chingay Parade 2022.

It's so Crunchy! Headline News

Crunchyroll Drops ‘Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 3:21pm

Premiering January 9, new episodes from the show’s fourth and final season follow the emotional journeys of Eren, Mikasa, and Armin as the war for Paradis zeroes in on Shiganshina just as the Jaegerists seize control.

Best of the 80’s Headline News

Apple TV+ Drops ‘Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock’ Trailer

A reboot of the 80’s classic, the new series debuts January 21, joining the streamer’s ‘Fraggle Rock’ line-up including the classic series as well as new specials ‘Down at Fraggle Rock,’ ‘Doozer Music’ and ‘Fraggle Songs.’

TV Animation Headline News

Disney Junior Sets ‘Alice’s Wonderland Bakery’ Premiere

New animated preschool series, inspired by the world of ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ will launch February 9 with simulcast on Disney Channel, with episodes streaming on Disney+ the same day; Craig Ferguson, Eden Espinosa, Bobby Moynihan, and Ana Gasteyer lead all-star cast.

Meow! Headline News

DreamWorks Drops ‘Gabby’s Dollhouse’ Season 4 Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 3:27pm

The live-action hybrid preschool series returns to Netflix February 1 with 8 ‘cat-tastic’ new episodes; show invites kids to turn missteps and mistakes into something creative.

Business Headline News

AMC Networks Buys Anime Distributor Sentai

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 2:38pm

Deal includes company’s HIDIVE anime-focused subscription service and other brands, as well as its library of thousands of hours of popular titles including ‘Akame ga Kill,’ ‘Food Wars!’ and ‘Made in Abyss.’

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP143: How William Allinson Gets Stop-Motion Gigs in Toronto

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 1:24pm

The artist shares how he’s built his career working on animated on projects like ‘New Math,’ ‘Dad Fight,’ Canadian Tire spots, and ‘Ultra City Smiths.’

animated shorts Headline News

Watch Mary Apick’s Powerful ‘The Cat’ Short

The award-winning filmmaker and activist’s hand-drawn, black and white animated film tells the story of a happy little girl determined to overcome the darkness and oppression consuming her.

Animation Festivals Headline News

Animation First 2022 Announces Festival Slate

FIAF’s event will be held in-person February 11-13, followed by an online edition from February 14-21; highlights include film premieres, a glimpse at highly anticipated works in progress as well as panels with leading animators.

Finger Snaps Please! Headline News

Watch Cinesite’s ‘The Addams Family 2’ Breakdown Reel and Images

Sole vendor on MGM’s ‘The Addams Family’ sequel used an open-source node-based app, Gaffer, along with Arnold ray tracing renderer to deliver a rich, stylized CG world, delivering over 1248 shots across 93 minutes.

Omniverse Has Arrived Headline News

NVIDIA Releases Free Version of Omniverse for Individual Creators and Artists

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at 9:27am

The company’s real-time 3D design collaboration and simulation platform is now available to millions of NVIDIA GeForce Studio creators with RTX GPUs; new Omniverse Machinima and Omniverse Audio2Face platforms also revealed, as well as new platform features and 3D asset marketplaces.

Anime Headline News

Sentai Acquires ‘Teasing Master Takagi-san’ Season 3 and Upcoming Feature

Latest season of show, based on award-winning manga of the same name, will stream exclusively outside Asia on HIDIVE as part of Winter 2022 simulcast season.

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