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Gimme Gaiman! Headline News

Amazon Studios Orders Neil Gaiman’s ‘Anansi Boys’ Series Adaptation

Based on the prolific author’s 2005 book of the same name, the limited series, about a young boy who discovers his recently deceased father was the trickster god of stories, begins shooting in Scotland later this year.

People Headline News

Tim Erickson Named Head of Peanuts Worldwide

Former Disney and DreamWorks executive will work closely with Charles M. Schulz’s family and Wildbrain’s content teams to drive licensing strategy and growth.

Business Headline News

Wattpad and WEBTOON Merge Studio Divisions

New Wattpad WEBTOON Studios will create multi-platform, data-driven TV, film, and book content; parent company Naver commits $100M for production development and financing.

Business Headline News

Great Wolf Resorts Moves into Animation with ‘The Great Wolf Pack’

The family vacation brand forms Great Wolf Entertainment, revealing slate of animated projects based on its popular signature woodland characters; first animated film due in early 2022.

Peanuts Returns ANIMATIONWorld

The Legendary Charles Schulz Explored in ‘Who Are You, Charlie Brown?’

New Apple TV+ documentary paints a compelling picture of the iconic cartoonist and his beloved characters through animation, film clips, cartoon clippings, family photos, and audio commentary from the artist himself.

Business Headline News

Apple TV+ Orders Animated ‘Strange Planet’ from Dan Harmon and Nathan Pyle

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 1:11pm

Apple Studios’ series, based on Pyle’s popular webcomic and #1 New York Times Bestselling graphic novel, will feature profound and heartfelt stories about beings on a distant planet not unlike our own.

Business Headline News

Vivi Film and Dandelooo Team Up on ‘The Upside Down River’

2D animated series, based on the children’s novel ‘La rivière à l’envers’ by Jean Claude Mourlevat, follows the quest of a young girl and the boy whose world she turns ‘Upside Down;’ production to begin late 2021 with delivery in 2023.               

Gritty and Mythical Anime Noir ANIMATIONWorld

‘Trese’ Vividly Brings Mythical Beasts of Filipino Folklore to Life

Premiering June 11, Netflix’s 2D animated series adaptation of Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo’s gritty horror and crime comics is a highly original, noirish take on the culture’s deeply-rooted supernatural lore and superstitions.

TV VFX Headline News

Watch the Grishaverse Come Alive in ‘Shadow and Bone’ VFX Reel

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 4:56pm

Netflix has shared a breakdown reel from their critically acclaimed magical fantasy series, based on Leigh Bardugo’s bestselling novels, just renewed for a second eight-episode season.

Gaiman to the Rescue! Headline News

Go Behind-the-Scenes with Neil Gaiman on ‘The Sandman’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 9:02am

Take a ‘Sneak Peek’ at the upcoming Netflix series based on the prolific writer and producer’s DC comic book series, now in production.

Good Grief Charlie Brown! Headline News

‘Who Are You, Charlie Brown?’ Coming to Apple TV+

Lupita Nyong’o narrates new documentary celebrating the iconic cultural phenomena which is ‘Peanuts’ and its creator, Charles M. Schulz; premiering June 25, show features interviews with Jean Schulz, Drew Barrymore, Al Roker, Kevin Smith, Billie Jean King and Noah Schnapp.

The Latest in CG Research Headline News

SIGGRAPH 2021 Reveals Technical and Art Papers Selections

The extensive line-up includes 191 research projects from 22 countries, covering numerous subfields of computer graphics and interactive techniques; live conference events run August 9-13, with on-demand available August 2 – October 29.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Acclaimed LAIKA Films Coming in HD on Blu-ray this Fall

Combo pack of ‘Coraline’ and ‘The Boxtrolls’ drops August 31, with ‘ParaNorman’ and ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ following September 20; bonus features include interviews, behind the scenes looks, feature-length storyboards, and featurettes.

Gaiman to the Rescue! Headline News

Cast Revealed for Neil Gaiman’s ‘The Sandman’

Patton Oswalt, voicing Matthew the Raven, joins David Thewlis, Jenna Coleman, and Stephen Fry in Netflix’s dark fantasy series based on the popular DC comic books; show follows people and places affected by Morpheus, the Dream King, as he mends his cosmic and human mistakes.

The Cat King of Rats! Headline News

David Tennant Joins 'The Amazing Maurice' Animated Feature

The prolific ‘Doctor Who’ actor will lend his voice to the fanciful adaptation of the 28th of Sir Terry Pratchett's 41 ‘Discworld’ series novels, which follows a cat con artist and his horde of rats.

Creating Animation for Video Games Headline News

‘Game Anim: Video Game Animation Explained’ 2nd Edition Now Available

The practical guide teaches the fundamentals of video game animation; new edition covers 2D and pixel art animation as well the latest in mocap and motion matching.

Venom Returns! Headline News

Have a First Look at ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ Trailer and Key Art

Tom Hardy returns to the big screen as Marvel’s lethal protector Venom in Columbia Pictures’ action thriller, only in theaters, September 24, 2021.

There’s More to Life Than Bits and Bytes ANIMATIONWorld

Behind the Music and Animation of ‘Doug Unplugs’

DreamWorks Animation’s musical kids’ series, created for Apple TV+, follows the adventures of a young robot who ‘unplugs’ from his fact-based world to experience the wonders of the human world with his best friend Emma.

Defend the Silver Crystal Headline News

2-Part ‘Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal The Movie’ Coming to Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 11:42am

‘The Way of the Househusband’ director Chiaki Kon helms the new adventures of Sailor Moon and the Sailor Guardians as they battle to prevent the Silver Crystal from being used to rule the Earth and dominate the universe.

Women of Marvel Headline News

Chinaka Hodge Joins Marvel’s ‘Ironheart’ as Head Writer

The ‘Snowpiercer’ scribe, an accomplished author, poet, and playwright, joins a growing roster of women in creative leadership positions at the studio.

Moving Forward from the Past ANIMATIONWorld

How Old Ghosts Shape Our Lives in ‘Baby Blues’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 30, 2021 at 10:23am

Christine Fellows uses cut-out collage and stop-motion to animate Suzie Ungerleider's new song about releasing the hold traumatic events have on our lives.

Is There Hope for Humanity? SVOD Headline News

A Special Hybrid Deer-Boy Arrives June 4 in Netflix’s ‘Sweet Tooth’

Trailer drops for new series, set in a post-apocalyptic world, about a boy that’s half deer and half human; based on Jeff Lemire’s DC comic books and executive produced by Susan Downey & Robert Downey Jr., the story reminds viewers that family and humanity matter.

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