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Coming to Amerika! Headline News

Comedy Central’s Animated Channel Launches ‘Momo’s Amerika’

The new four-part animated series, about an Egyptian immigrant who settles in the OC in search of his own version of the ‘American Dream,’ is now streaming on the networks’ new dedicated animation channel on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

The Band of Drunken Misfits Arrives Soon! Headline News

Prime Video Drops ‘The Legend of Vox Machina’ Clip and Image

Based on Critical Role’s first livestreamed RPG campaign and born of a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign, the highly anticipated adult animated fantasy-adventure series hits the streamer January 28.

The Annies are Coming! Headline News

49th Annual Annie Award Nominations Announced

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 9:09am

Best Animated Feature nominees ‘Encanto,’ ‘Luca,’ ‘Raya and the Last Dragon,’ ‘Sing 2,’ and ‘The Mitchells vs. The Machines’ top the expansive list of category nominations; animation’s biggest awards ceremony is scheduled to return live on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at UCLA’s Royce Hall.

Events Headline News

FMX 2022 Announces First Program Confirmations

The hybrid onsite/online event, running May 3-6, includes presentations from Apple TV+ on their space saga ‘Foundation,’ the story behind Steven Appleby’s first graphic novel ‘Dragman,’ and a keynote by program chair Hasraf 'HaZ' Dulull.

GoT Meets Invaders from Mars Headline News

George R.R. Martin and Trioscope Release ‘Night of the Cooters’ Trailer

The new short, directed by and starring Vincent D’Onofrio, employs the studio’s unique hybrid live-action/animation process where the visuals immerse the viewer in what feels like a moving graphic novel.

Commercials Headline News

Nexus Studios Creates Stop-Motion Gift Cards for Airbnb

Four charming vignettes depict real places and experiences available on the platform; featured characters had pre-shoot journeys from pencil sketch through to 3D modelling and printing before coming to life with stop-frame 'replacement animation' technique.

streaming entertainment Headline News

Season 2 of ‘Cartoon Punch’ Launches on Twitch

Frederator Media’s interactive game show gives contestants audience prompts and challenges; the digital event will raise money for ‘Feed the Children’ with viewers able to make donations via a link on Twitch.

animation markets Headline News

Submissions Now Open: Animation Production Days 2022

A joint venture of the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film and FMX, ADP takes place May 4-6; projects in the fields of film, TV series, mobile content, games, cross- and transmedia will be accepted until February 21.

kids’ animation Headline News

Silvergate Media Drops ‘Hilda and the Mountain King’ Official Trailer

Following the ‘Hilda’ Season 2 cliff hanger, the animated special picks up with Hilda stuck in the body of a troll, stranded in troll country, in her quest to return to human form; the epic story launches on Netflix December 30.

The Tree is Smokin Hot! Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘The Great North – Dip the Halls Adventure’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 17, 2021 at 3:58pm

In the all-new holiday-themed episode airing December 19 on FOX, when Jerry's Bigfoot costume gets stolen a few days before Christmas, Beef helps him track it down… and the Tobin kids try to build an elaborate gingerbread village.

More to Come! Headline News

TBS Picks Up ‘American Dad! for Seasons 18 and 19

Ahead of its January 24 Season 17 premiere, the hugely popular animated adult comedy from 20th Television Animation gets renewed for 2 more seasons; brace yourselves for more comic misadventures of Stan Smith and his family.

Technology ANIMATIONWorld

Amazon Nimble Studio Offers Animators a Home in the Cloud

Nimble Collective co-founder Rex Grignon and Kyle Roche, Head of Immersive Technology for Amazon Web Services, talk about their recently-launched cloud-based production service.

Lucha Libre! Headline News

‘Rey Mysterio vs. The Darkness’ Action-Comedy Coming to Cartoon Network Latin America

The all-new animated series follows Oscar, a wrestling fan who teams up with his wrestling idol to combat supernatural forces of evil; featuring WWE wrestler Óscar Gutiérrez, show will debut in 2022.

Home Sweet Home! Headline News

Netflix Drops Trailer for ‘The House’ Stop-Motion Anthology Series

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 8:20am

We finally get our first look at the animation from Nexus Studios’ highly-anticipated dark comedy about a house and the surreal tales surrounding people who lived there; series premieres January 14.      

Biscuits… and Mustaches Headline News

Roy Kent’s Eyebrows Steal the Show in ‘Ted Lasso’ Animated Short

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 5:21pm

Just in time for the holidays, Apple TV+ drops a cute, stop-motion short featuring the Emmy Award-winning series’ ensemble cast helping star Jason Sudeikis’s Ted search for something dear he’s suddenly lost that makes him realize what’s really important.

Another Monstrous Piledriver! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Rumble’ Pays Homage to WWE and Kaiju... with Monsters

Director Hamish Grieve talks about his new 3D/CG action adventure, with piledriving, monster wrestlers and a young girl trying to follow in her late, great, wrestling coach father’s footsteps, debuting today, December 15, on Paramount+.

Business Headline News

Disney Branded TV Teams with Baobab Studios on ‘The Witchverse’

New animated anthology dives into the cultural phenomena of witches, and is based on the award-winning interactive experience ‘Baba Yaga’ that serves as a starting point for Episode 1; show is produced in collaboration with Disney Television Animation for Disney+.

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