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Aliens Do Halloween Headline News

‘Solar Opposites’ Gets Halloween Special – We Bet it’s a Scream!

Everyone’s favorite colorful alien... family?... heads into spooky territory with ‘A Sinister Halloween Scary Opposites Solar Special,’ streaming this October on Hulu.

Destination Torino! Headline News

Robert Zemeckis Joins VIEW 2022 Lineup

Italy’s premiere animation event adds the famed director to its packed program of industry speakers, including ILM’s Rob Bredow, Paramount’s Ramsey Naito, and Sony Pictures Animation’s Kristine Belson; the event runs October 16-21 in Torino, Italy.

Animated Love Headline News

Trailer for Kid Cudi and Netflix’s ‘Entergalactic’ Animated Special Arrives

We finally get a closer look at this beautifully stylized 92-minute special that tells the story of two young artists navigating love in New York City; show drops September 30 alongside the artist’s ‘Pursuit of Happiness’ album.

Celebrating The Best in Animation! Headline News

Call for Entries: 50th Annie Awards

ASIFA-Hollywood’s celebration honors excellence in animation and returns in-person to UCLA’s Royce Hall in February 2023; entry deadline is December 13.

D23 Highlights Abound! Headline News

Disney TV Shows Off Upcoming Slate at D23 Expo

Fans are treated to first-look images, teasers, and trailers for shows coming to Disney+, Disney Channel and Disney Junior, including ‘Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur,’ ‘The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder’ Season 2, and ‘Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures.’

It Was Only a Matter of Time Headline News

‘Peppa Pig’ Introduces First Same-Sex Couple

Penny Polar Bear’s two moms debuted last week in the hit eOne animated preschool series, evoking praise for embracing representation by some, criticism as age-inappropriate by others.

Transformers Transformed Headline News

Paramount+ Reveals ‘Transformers: EarthSpark’ Release Date and Key Art

Voice cast and EPs join ‘Humans and Bots Unite in Transformers: EarthSpark’ panel at NY Comic Con in October ahead of the series' 10-episode streaming debut in November.

Business Headline News

‘The Simpsons’ Season 33 Disney+ Streaming Debut Set, New Short Released

The streamer drops ‘Welcome to the Club’ to celebrate Disney+ Day, and announces the series’ unprecedented 33rd season will premiere on October 5.

D23 Highlights Abound! Headline News

‘Inside Out 2’ and ‘Elemental’ Lead Pixar and Disney’s D23 Reveals

The barrage of sneak peeks continues as the studios share stills, key art, title treatments, and other tidbits from 7 new animated projects that also include ‘Win or Lose,’ ‘Elio,’ ‘Iwájú’, ‘Strange World,’ and ‘Wish.’

D23 Highlights Abound! Headline News

Lucasfilm Unveils Upcoming Project Slate at D23

An embarrassment of riches - trailers, film stills, key art, and imagery were shared for ‘Andor,’ ‘Willow,’ ‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch,’ ‘Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi,’ ‘Ahsoka,’ ‘Star Wars: Skeleton Crew,’ ‘The Mandalorian,’ and ‘Indiana Jones.’

No More Animated Doctor Who? Headline News

‘Doctor Who’ Animation Revival Goes on Indefinite Hiatus

Gary Russell, who partnered with BBC America to produce animated ‘Doctor Who’ serials from old footage, halts production due to lack of funds.

Business Headline News

Fred Rogers Productions Secures ‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood’ Grant

The award-winning production company receives funding from the Bezos Family Foundation to develop resources surrounding the show for caregivers, organizations, and professionals in partnership with foundation program Vroom.

children’s entertainment Headline News

Hasbro Releases ‘My Little Pony: Virtual Magic’ XR Story Platform

Its first ever experiential storyteller immerses kids in the ‘My Little Pony’ world while encouraging more reading fun and better comprehension; developed in collaboration with Quantum Storey, the program is now available.

Live Long and Prosper Headline News

Trekkies Get Their Fill as Paramount+ Celebrates ‘Star Trek Day’ 2022

At today’s 3rd annual global live-streamed event, the streamer shared a slew of announcements about ALL things ‘Star Trek’ including sneak peaks, new cast members, and release dates across the storied franchise’s universe.

The Road to Ottawa Headline News

NFB Brings 6 Films to OIAF 2022

Oscar-nominees Amada Forbis and Wendy Tilby’s ‘The Flying Sailor’ among 4 films selected in official competition; other films include the special presentation and world premiere of ‘Theodore Ushev: Unseen Connections’ by Borislav Kolev.

Whut’s Goin’ On? Headline News

‘King of the Hill’ Revival Not Happening at Fox

While the animated series revival still ‘has a very good chance’ of happening, it will not be on the network where it originally ran for 13 seasons, which is focusing its animation programming on new, fresh material that can be partially or completely owned.

Who Gets the DC Nod Headline News

Dan Lin No Longer in Talks to Rule the DCEU

The prolific producer exits negotiations on possible role to take charge of all things DC superhero; position would report directly to company CEO David Zaslav, effectively relieving current DC Films president Walter Hamada of his duties.

Business Headline News

Peppa Pig Play Café Launches in China

Hasbro’s hugely popular global kids’ entertainment franchise and animated series character, at one time the center of controversy in the Middle Kingdom, OK’d for commercialization only a few years after facing sweeping bans. 

Kid Power! Headline News

DreamWorks and UNICEF USA Launch ‘Gabby’s Kid Power Challenge’

New program gives kids a chance to make a difference while learning important social-emotional lessons; by watching ‘Gabby’s’ challenge videos kids bank kitty hearts in support of UNICEF’s work and help target the animation studio’s $400K donation.

Independent Animation Headline News

Watch ‘Lords of Laggard Hill’ Season 2 Trailer

Inspired by the early work of Mike Judge and Trey Parker, writer, director, animator, and comic A.P. Laurenson returns to 2D animation’s roots, creating a series about 3 warlords who spend their twilight years clutching to power and filling their time with empty disputes.

Face Off in The Dohyo Headline News

Sushi Takes to Wrestling in Tubi Exclusive ‘Sushi Sumo’ Animated Series

From the producers of ‘Pop Team Epic’ the original the 3DCG show chronicles the sticky rice padded sumo wrestlers who will stop at nothing, including using their own ingredients, to win!

Gone Too Soon Headline News

‘Beastars’ Final Season Begins Production at Netflix

The impressive 3D style anime from Studio Orange, which deals with dark themes such as depression, sexuality, addiction, and racism, is slated for a 2024 release.

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