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Telematic Media Arts Announces ‘Works on Paper’ Animation Exhibition

The free show features animated films by artists who work with paint, paper, drawing, cut-out collage, and sculpture, producing time-based, moving image works; exhibit runs September 17-October 22 in San Francisco, California.

Is Your Future in Motion Graphics? Headline News

Podcast EP 176: How to Get Hired as A Motion Designer

Industry veteran Ryan Summers discusses how he got his start and his advice for compiling a portfolio to get a job and kickstart a career in motion design.

Business Headline News

World’s Largest Anime Information Database Now Open to the Public

The Association of Japanese Animations’ ‘Anime Next 100’ project launches ‘Anime Taizen,’ an online archive referencing roughly 180,000 episodes from 15,000 titles.

Heaven Help Us! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Little Demon’ Creators Reflect on their Love of Horror and Disdain of Adolescence

Darcy Fowler, Seth Kirschner, and Kieran Valla discuss their new animated comedy, starring Aubrey Plaza, Lucy DeVito, and Danny DeVito, about a 13-year-old Antichrist daughter, her mom, and her father, who’s literally the devil, now available on FXX and Hulu.

TV Animation Lives! Headline News

Mike Judge and Greg Daniels’ Animated Comedy a Go at Peacock

‘Best Buds,’ from Caitie Delaney (‘Rick and Morty) and Caleb Hearon (‘Human Resources’), and executive produced by the ‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ and ‘Parks and Recreation’ EPs, will be the streamer’s first adult animated series.

Business Headline News

Sphere Animation and BYUtv Team Up on ‘Saving Me’

The animated comedy adventure marks the first coloration between the Montreal-based animation studio and BYU Broadcasting; currently in production, the series debuts in October.

To Rarely Go Where No One Has Gone Before ANIMATIONWorld

‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Bravely – and Hilariously – Beams into Season 3

Creator Mike McMahan offers an in-depth look at the creative impulses and collaborative effort behind his hit Paramount+ animated sci-fi comedy, whose third season debuts today.

Anime Sleuths at Work! Headline News

Lost 1993 Americanized ‘Sailor Moon’ Pilot Surfaces

Watch and enjoy the previously unseen material, a mix of animation and live-action footage, recently revealed in the docuseries ‘Tales of the Lost’ by Youtuber Ray Mona.

LANA!!! ANIMATIONWorld

Get Out Your Cocktail Shaker: ‘Archer’ Rolls Out Season 13

Art Director Justin Wagner and Animation Director Megan Johnson size up the new season - complete with lots of pre-production art - of the acclaimed series, which premiered last night on FXX and today on Hulu.

The Woods are Dark and Deep Headline News

LAIKA Reveals ‘One Helluva Cast’ for ‘Wildwood’

Carey Mulligan, Mahershala Ali, Awkwafina, Angela Bassett, and Richard E. Grant lead an all-star voice lineup for the multi-award-winning animation studio’s next feature, which ventures into an ‘unknown’ land filled with strange talking animals, roguish bandits, and powerful figures with the darkest intentions.

In-Passing Headline News

‘Heavy Metal’ Director Gerald Potterton Dies at 91

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 1:39pm

The famed filmmaker and Oscar-nominated animator, known for his work on projects ranging from the seminal feature, ‘Yellow Submarine,’ to shorts like ‘The Selfish Giant’ and ‘Christmas Cracker,’ passed away last night at a Quebec hospital.

A Toy Must Find his Boy VFXWorld

Shannon Tindle and Peter Ramsey Talk ‘Lost Ollie’

The touching, visually stunning hybrid live-action/CG animated adaptation of Oscar winner William Joyce’s children’s book, about a lost toy braving danger as he searches the countryside for the boy who lost him, premieres today on Netflix.

Up Pup and Away! Headline News

‘DC League of Super-Pets’ Now Available on Digital

From Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, the 3D CGI animated feature is now available for premium digital ownership; 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD releases set for this October.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Belle Collector’s Edition’ Coming August 30

From GKIDS and Shout! Factory, Mamoru Hosada’s Annie-nominated animated movie’s special edition features the original Japanese version and English dub, plus new dialogues with the cast and interviews with Takeru Satoh and Eric Wong; bonus content from previously released Blu-ray also included.

The Hits Keep on Coming! Headline News

HBO Max Axes ‘Batman: Caped Crusader’ Animated Series

Bruce Timm, J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves’ highly anticipated continuation of the highly influential mid-90s ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ will no longer move forward at the streamer but will be shopped to other networks.

Say it Ain’t So Joe Headline News

China Censors ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ By Adding Less Despicable Ending

Instead of the villains getting away scot-free, one gets a prison sentence, and the other a change of heart, courtesy of the film’s new PowerPoint-style still image finale.

2023 VES Awards Headline News

VES Updates Awards Rules and Procedures

In response to a changing industry, the committee has revised R&Ps, updating category definitions; important date announcements include the November 30 closing of entries and February 15, 2023, 21st Annual VES Awards Presentation.

People Headline News

Flying Bark Ups Sarah Harper to Creative Director – 2D

Longtime studio creative joins leadership team to oversee 2D projects for both original and client service work, focusing on anime-influenced traditional animation and the recently announced After Bark brand.

Business Headline News

HBO Max Cancels ‘Driftwood’ Three Months After Being Greenlit

The animated feature gets the axe as part of Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslov’s mission to cut $3 billion in costs; executives Tom Ascheim and Allison Abbate among staffers let go in the cost-cutting effort.

Content Massacre Headline News

HBO Max Removes ‘Little Ellen’ Despite 20 Episodes Ready to Air

The 2D animated preschool series that follows the antics of a 7-year-old Ellen DeGeneres has been unceremoniously canceled and removed from the streaming platform, despite multiple unreleased episodes from the next two seasons remaining to stream.

Heading to the Cinema Headline News

GKIDS’ ‘Goodbye, Don Glees!’ Coming to Theaters in September

Hitting cinemas in the U.S. next month, the animated feature tells the story of 3 childhood friends who, over a summer, discover that life is leading them onto very different paths; tickets now on sale.

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