Final Frontier and Le Cube Create New ‘Naraka: Bladepoint’ Trailer
Launching the newest chapter of Netease’s martial-arts-driven game, ‘Showdown - Gelid Yushan,’ the 2D animated short features anime-like action while staying true to the franchise’s distinct Wuxia-style sword craft.
Mark Edwards Talks the Visual Development of ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’
With an exclusive ‘Wishing Star Battle’ breakdown reel to help illustrate, the visual effects supervisor takes us behind the digital curtain, sharing lookdev mandates, design directives, and production realities on how our titular feline hero, as well as the Wolf, Perrito and other characters came to life, on the Oscar-nominated 3DCG animated feature.
NYICFF 2023 Shares Festival Trailer
The New York International Children’s Film Festival announces its program line-up, inviting kids and families, young and old, to take a journey through film; the event runs March 3-19.
‘The Flying Sailor’: Building on the NFB’s Legacy of Women Animators
With Oscar-nominated filmmakers Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis’ latest animated short, they add to, and benefit from, the organization’s growing support for filmmaking diversity, while celebrating the role of female pioneers like Evelyn Lambart, who’s being honored posthumously with the Winsor McCay Award at this Saturday’s 50th Annie Awards.
Animaze Sets 10th Anniversary Festival for September 17-19
The Montreal International Animation Festival returns for its 2023 run; new programs will highlight the city’s internationally renowned game industry.
DNEG Acquires Key Production and Post-Production Facilities in India
The leading VFX and animation studio’s deal with parent company Prime Focus Limited for India-based integrated film and TV studio assets includes PF Studios, Digital Intermediate, Equipment Rental Services (EQR), and PFL’s Advertising post-production business.
Next PreVIEW Panel Set: ‘Five Oscar Contenders for Best Animated Short’
Join the free February 28 online discussion with the directors of ‘My Year of Dicks,’ ‘The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse,’ ‘The Flying Sailor,’ ‘Ice Merchants’ and ‘An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It;’ watch the nominated shorts on the Animation Showcase.
Apple TV+ Drops ‘Pretzel and the Puppies’ Season 2 Sneak Peak
The streamer shares an exclusive clip from the animated series, starring Mark Duplass and Nasim Pedrad, about a modern-day dog family led by a ‘pawsome’ dog daddy named Pretzel: all-new episodes stream globally February 24.
New Rainbow Road Poster Dropped for ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’
The colorful promo image was used to announce the next Nintendo Direct, which takes place on March 9th and will showcase the final trailer for the film.
Canadian Channel Teletoon to Shut Down
Corus Entertainment has announced that the Canadian animation-focused TV channel will be revamped as Cartoon Network, with Cartoon Network transforming to Boomerang and Teletoon originals heading to new Teletoon+ streaming service; sunsetting set for March 27, 2023.
Atari Signs with APA for Representation
Yep… that Atari - the classic video game brand known for changing the entire gaming landscape with its console back in 1977 will now develop live-action, animation, and non-scripted film and television projects.
Paper Owl Films’ ‘Happy the Hoglet’ Scores Season 2 Greenlight
ITV and RTÉjr have recommissioned the animated preschool series that helps toddlers understand their emotions.
Indie Horror Giant Blumhouse Goes Interactive with Blumhouse Games
Industry veterans Zach Wood named President, Don Sechler named CFO, of the new game subsidiary, which will partner with independent game developers to bring their creative vision to life through original, horror-themed games.
Radar Pictures to Produce ‘Geronimo Stilton’ Animated Feature
David Soren (‘Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie,’ ‘Under the Boardwalk’) will pen and direct the film based on the beloved Italian children’s book series about a journalist-turned-mystery-solving mouse.
‘South Park: The Complete Twenty-Fifth Season’ Arrives on Blu-ray and DVD
The Saga of ‘Ballmastrz: Rubicon’ - Gaz Digzy, Crayzar, and the Fate of the Earth
Creator Christy Karacas talks about the follow-up to his darkly humorous Adult Swim series ‘Ballmastrz: 9000,’ an all-new special with returning star Natasha Lyonne now airing on Adult Swim and streaming on HBO Max.
‘Gorillaz’ Feature Canceled at Netflix
The virtual band’s co-creator Damon Albarn has confirmed the project has been axed due to cutbacks at the streamer.
JJ Villard Talks the Return of ‘King Star King’
One of the animation industry’s true crazy person types returns to his infamous, short-lived, Emmy Award-winning 2014 series to bring animation fans an all-new special… or is it an episode… or a pilot… that’s sure to bring a grin to the face of all us closet subversives.
Adult Swim’s Animated Comedy ‘Royal Crackers’ Set for April 2 Debut
Jason Ruiz’s all-new series, about a crumbling snack food empire and the dynastic weirdos aiming to restore it to greatness, stars Andrew Santino, Jessica St. Clair, and David Gborie.
Anime Adventure ‘Blue Thermal’ Coming Home March 14
The coming-of-age story, based on the popular manga about college freshman Tamaki Tsuru joining the school’s aviation club and falling in love with the beauty of the sky, arrives on digital and Blu-ray next month.
DreamWorks Releases ‘Puss In Boots: The Last Wish’ Collector’s Edition
Available on Digital February 21 and 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD February 28, the home entertainment release of the award-winning animated adventure include a slew of bonus content including a new exclusive animated short.
First Look at ‘Venture Bros.’ Movie Revealed
Series creator Christopher McCullough shared a side-by-side comparison of the badass Brock Samson from the original series and the upcoming film, just in time for the show’s 20th anniversary.
Watch: ‘Lords of Laggard Hill’ Season 3 Trailer
Check out a snazzy preview of the web comedy about 3 warlords who spend their twilight years clutching power and filling their time with empty disputes – new episodes roll out in March.
‘New Gods: Yang Jian’ Arrives on Digital April 11 and Blu-Ray + DVD April 25
The second theatrical installment in Light Chaser Animation's Chinese mythology-inspired ‘New Gods’ animated fantasy series follows Yang Jian as he fights to stop his nephew from finding a powerful, dangerous artifact that can release catastrophic destruction.
GKIDS Scores ‘SPIRITED AWAY: Live On Stage’ Distribution Rights
Directed and adapted by Tony Award-winner John Caird and filmed at the stage production’s 2022 run at the Imperial Theatre in Tokyo, Japan, the movie featuring this live performance comes to theaters in Spring 2023.