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It’s so Crunchy! Headline News

Crunchyroll Nabs ‘That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bond’

The anime powerhouse has picked up global distribution and marketing rights for the feature inspired by the popular fantasy-adventure anime series ‘That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime;’ the film is scheduled to debut in Japan in November 2022 and globally in early 2023.

TV VFX Headline News

How Goodbye Kansas Created Killer Drones and Skeletal Warriors for ‘Alex Rider’

The VFX studio was instrumental in balancing realism with fantastical elements in the IMDb TV teen spy series’ second season; check out the breakdown reel.

Schools Out! Headline News

First Look Images: William Joyce Book-Inspired ‘Lost Ollie’ Series

Part of the Netflix Family Summer 2022 slate, the 4-part animated/live-action hybrid show, about a lost toy searching for the boy who lost him, hits the streamer August 24.

We All Need a Best-Feathered Friend! Headline News

Apple TV+ Shares ‘Duck & Goose’ Trailer

Based on the bestselling books by Tad Hills, the series follows 2 best-feathered friends who learn to embrace each other’s differences; show premieres Friday, July 8.

A Rock Opera Like No Other Headline News

HBO Max Drops Trailer for ‘Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Underground Rock Experience’

Naked Mole Rat Wilbur takes center stage when he decides to do the unthinkable; the animated rock opera hits HBO Max’s Cartoonito on June 30.

Can Bad Guys Go Good? ANIMATIONWorld

‘The Bad Guys’: A Messy and Complex Tale of Friendship and Redemption

For creator and writer Aaron Blabey, the DreamWorks Animation film, like his award-winning book series, shows how chaotic and complex relationships between characters highlight the humanity in all of us; now available on Digital.

Technology Headline News

Celsys Releases ‘Clip Studio Paint’ Ver.1.12.0

The developer teams with comic platform WEBTOON to enhance webcomic functionality in the popular illustration, webcomic, and animation app; new features include exporting Adobe Photoshop format text layers, which helps optimize distribution of translated content.

People Headline News

WATCH: Mo Willems’ 'Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Underground Rock Experience’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 2:12pm

Cartoonito on HBO Max's animated rock opera based on the bestselling author’s picture book and sold-out theatrical show tells the tale of a rockin’ naked mole rat who shockingly puts on some clothes.

Business Headline News

Ron Howard’s Debut Animated Feature ‘The Shrinking of Treehorn’ Lands at Netflix

Animal Logic to produce the animation on the project, which is based on Florence Parry Heide’s surreal 1971 children’s book illustrated by Edward Gorey.

Business Headline News

Apple TV+ Orders ‘Eva the Owlet’

Based on the popular ‘Owl Diaries’ kids’ book series by Rebecca Elliott, and part of the Apple TV+ kids’ changemakers initiative, the show is infused with lessons encouraging kids to use writing as a tool for healthy self-expression.

That’s Really Big! Headline News

Pixomondo’s LED Stage is Biggest Ever, Says Guinness World Records

PXO and William F. White International’s Vancouver virtual production stage, at 22,000 square foot - 80 ft x 27 ft 6 in, lined with 2,500 LED wall panels and 760 LED ceiling panels – has been confirmed as the largest such facility in the world.

Another Good and Evil Saga! Headline News

Sony’s 3000 Pictures Adapting ‘Beasts and Beauty’ as Limited Series

Studio nabs rights to bestselling author Soman Chainani’s fairy tale anthology; author known for his popular ‘School for Good and Evil’ young adult fantasy saga.

Dept. of Can’t Wait! Headline News

Blake Lively to Direct ‘Scott Pilgrim’ Creator’s ‘Seconds’ from Edgar Wright Script

The Searchlight-sanctioned project marks the actress’ feature film directorial debut, and the ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ helmer and writer’s second cinematic spin on a Bryan Lee O’Malley story.

Coming in Hot Headline News

HBO Drops ‘House of the Dragon’ Trailer and Posters

Inspired by George R. R. Martin’s 2018 book ‘Fire & Blood,’ the highly anticipated prequel to the iconic ‘Game of Throne’ series debuts Sunday, August 21 on HBO and HBO Max.

Frank Miller Presents! Headline News

Frank Miller Launches Publishing Company, New Comics on the Way

Under his newly formed ‘Frank Miller Presents’ banner, the widely influential creator will deliver new installments of his iconic series, as well as fresh visions from up-and-coming artists.

People Headline News

‘Chernobyl’ Director to Helm First 2 Episodes of ‘Dune’ Prequel Series

Emmy Award winner Johan Renck will replace ‘Dune’ film director Denis Villeneuve, who exited the HBO Max project due to scheduling conflicts.

A New Web 3.0 Content Franchise Headline News

Rainshine and Animasia Team on ‘Young Captain Nemo’ Blockchain Fan Community

Using the RainBlox blockchain platform, companies plan to expand on the upcoming animated feature film trilogy with Web 3.0 multi-format content including a spinoff series, NFTs, video games, merchandise, and an original soundtrack; the franchise is slated for release in late 2023.

Business Headline News

Andy Serkis to Direct ‘Animal Farm’

Aniventure and The Imaginarium have teamed up on the CG animated adaption of George Orwell’s iconic 1945 book, currently in production at Cinesite; famous tome tells how 'all animals are created equal, but some animals are more equal than others.'

In Passing Headline News

Animation Studio Red Star Co-Founder Jan Rogowski Dies at 41

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 11:47am

The co-producer on ‘StarDog and TurboCat’ passes suddenly during production on Sky’s ‘The Amazing Maurice;’ the life-long Sir Terry Pratchett fan worked tirelessly to ensure the ‘Discworld’ novel adaptation lived up to the author’s vision and his own affection for the source material.

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