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Re-Forging the Bonds that Connect Us ANIMATIONWorld

Re-VIEW: ‘Encanto’ - Seeking Beauty in Truth

Experiencing life as the underdog - an outsider - teaches us empathy and a greater understanding of ourselves, our loved ones, and the critical connections that bind us together.

More NFTs? Headline News

Crypto Investors Buy Jodorowsky’s Fabled ‘Dune’ Book, Plan Animated Series

Spice DAO reportedly purchased the book for 100 times its estimated value and will try to adapt its concept art into a series despite no ownership or rights to ‘Dune’ IP.

Stop-Motion Animation Headline News

Netflix Unveils First Teaser for Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pinocchio’

First look at new footage from the Oscar-winning director’s stop-motion musical introduces us to the humble abode of Sebastian J. Cricket; film set to hit Netflix this December.

Arthur Turns 25! Headline News

PBS KIDS Celebrates ‘Arthur’s’ 25th Anniversary

Special marathon kicks off February 16 featuring 250 back-to-back episodes and movie specials; GBH Kids to expand content with Podcast, Topical Shorts, and Games rolling out in 2022 and beyond.

I Want My LOTR! Headline News

It Finally Gets a Name: ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 12:23pm

Watch the fiery, slow-motion molten metal ‘title birth’ of Prime Video’s highly anticipated, $500 million, 2-season at least series, set thousands of years before the events of ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ premiering September 2.

Middle School Sucks! Headline News

Watch the Clip: ‘Big Nate’ Now Streaming on Paramount+

Yesterday, football fans got a halftime treat - a sneak peek of Nickelodeon’s New Original CG series based on the best-selling books by Lincoln Peirce; the show follows Nate, a precocious 11-year-old boy and his misadventures in middle school.

Comics Headline News

‘Eternals: The 500 Year War’ Now Available on Marvel Unlimited

Coinciding with Disney+’s release of ‘The Eternals,’ the 7-issue series kicked off yesterday on the Marvel digital comic platform; release on WEBTOON set for January 20.

Dept. of Had to Be Done ANIMATIONWorld

The Absurd, Surreal, Metaphysical Creation of a No-Budget Animated Feature

Over 15 years, more than 200 volunteers, and several brave firemen, assisted in the production of Oliver Simonsen’s CG animated film, ‘The Absurd, Surreal, Metaphysical and Fractured Destiny of Cerebus the Aardvark,’ based on Dave Sim’s celebrated comic series.

Machines Rule! Headline News

Netflix Releases Free ‘The Art of The Mitchells vs. The Machines’ Digital Book

The streamer offers an inside look at the art behind the multi award-nominated CG animated movie about a chaotic family road trip that turns into an apocalyptic adventure… with robots!

Their Appeal is Timeless ANIMATIONWorld

‘Hilda and the Mountain King’: Why We Love Our Trolls

Director Andy Coyle and executive producer Kurt Mueller talk about their new 2D animated movie special, now streaming on Netflix, that picks up where the Season 2 cliff-hanger finale of the Annie, BAFTA, and Daytime Emmy Award-winning series ‘Hilda’ left off.

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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.

You Think You Know Kaiju ANIMATIONWorld

‘Dawn of the Monsters’: A Smash ‘Em Up Game Honoring the Origins of Kaiju

13AM’s new 2.5D animated brawler, set to release early this year, is a story-driven, co-operative monster mashup that lets players collaborate to destroy an alien horde and save the planet.

Animated Feature Films ANIMATIONWorld

‘Poupelle of Chimney Town’ Challenges Us to Look Up, Not Down

Akihiro Nishino’s award-winning 3D/CG film features a young chimney sweep who hides his dream of seeing the stars - and world - beyond the smoke-filled town where he lives, until he meets an odd man made of garbage; film hits U.S. theaters December 30.

Channel Your Inner Superhero Headline News

Apple TV+ Drops Trailer for ‘El Deafo’

The streamer kicks off the new year with a heartwarming 3-part animated series about a young girl who finds her inner superhero as she copes with losing her hearing; all episodes premiere January 7.

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.

Grrrrrr! Headline News

Disney Drops ‘Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur’ Teaser

Trailer features executive producer and cast member Laurence Fishburne introducing the highly anticipated 2D series, based on the Marvel comic books, about the adventures of young super-genius Lunella Lafayette and her 10-ton T-Rex; the series is set for release Summer 2022.

In-Passing Headline News

Famed Historian Giannalberto Bendazzi Passes at 75

The prolific author of more than 30 books, including must-haves ‘Cartoons: One Hundred Years of Cinema Animation’ and the three-volume ‘Animation – A World History’ passed away on Monday, December 13.

animated holiday specials Headline News

Magic Light Pictures’ ‘Superworm’ Coming for Christmas

Check out the trailer for the delightful new animated family special about a long, strong worm with amazing skills and a big heart; featuring the voices of Oscar winner Olivia Colman and Emmy nominee Matt Smith, and based on the popular picture book of the same name, the show airs on BBC One December 25.

Anime ANIMATIONWorld

Mark Millar and Motonobu Hori Talk ‘Super Crooks’

The creator and director of Netflix’s first superhuman heist anime series discuss their comic-inspired show that follows a small-time, superpowered crook, Johnny Bolt, and what he hopes will be his biggest - and final - score.

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Did I Err Productions Acquires Sergio Aragonés’ ‘Groo the Wanderer’

Josh Jones licenses animated film and TV rights to famed cartoonist’s award-winning comic, now in its 40th year of publication; property follows the exploits of an invincible barbarian warrior who negotiates his days with an I.Q. three points lower than a boulder.

Every Streamer Needs a Great Foundation VFXWorld

Creating the VFX ‘Foundation’ for Apple TV+’s Epic Isaac Asimov Adaptation

A team of visual effects houses, led by DNEG, created 4,000 shots, complete with new worlds, the mysterious Vault artifact, and the enormous Invictus ship, in David Goyer’s expansive and enthralling new series, based on the famed author’s seminal sci-fi book series, now streaming.

We Like Spice! VFXWorld

A Trio Bands Together to Help Denis Villeneuve Make ‘Dune’

By Trevor Hogg | Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 4:10pm

Two of the director’s previous collaborators - production designer Patrice Vermette and editor Joe Walker - along with first timer, cinematographer Greig Fraser, teamed together to help him bring author Frank Herbert’s famed sci-fi novel, long thought unadaptable in cinema, to the screen.

Animation is Going So Many Places! Headline News

John Chu to Direct Adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ ‘Oh, The Places You’ll Go!’

Warner Animation Group and Dr. Seuss Enterprises announce new animated musical feature based on the famed author’s final book; other properties slated for new co-productions include ‘The Cat in The Hat’ and ‘Thing One and Thing Two.’

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Mercury Filmworks and Mukpuddy Teaming on ‘Badjelly the Witch’

Studios to co-produce Spike Mulligan’s modern, irreverent fairy tale as a 2D animated series; adaptation promises madcaps adventures with quirky characters, matter-of-fact magic, and weird and wonderful surprises – and of course, good triumphing over evil.

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