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Sam I Am! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Green Eggs and Ham’ Serves Up a Tasty Second Season

Executive Producer Helen Kalafatic talks about the new season of the beloved Dr. Seuss-based series, debuting April 8 on Netflix, and encourages LatinX and other underrepresented groups to find their place in the animation industry.

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HBO Sets ‘House of the Dragon’ Debut

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 9:08am

More palace intrigue and aerial carnage is just around the corner, as the network officially announces the premiere of its highly touted ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel, based on George R. R. Martin’s ‘Fire & Blood,’ that follows the House Targaryen’s rise to power in Westeros.

Arthur Returns! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Arthur,’ PBS’s Beloved Aardvark-Centric Series, Gets a New Digital Life

Dan Flynn, associate creative director of Hero4Hire Creative and lead animator on ‘Arthur’ digital productions, talks about the future of the long-running children’s animated series.

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Netflix Greenlights 5 Dr. Seuss Adaptations

More of the famed author’s whimsical worlds are coming your way with new animated series and specials including ‘One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish,’ ‘The Sneetches,’ ‘Wacky Wednesday,’ ‘Horton Hears a Who!,’ and ‘Thidwick The Big-Hearted Moose.’

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George R.R. Martin Shares Working Titles and Details on ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequels

The high fantasy scribe also assured fans he’s made progress on his novel ‘The Winds of Winter,’ while hard at work on the franchise’s many in-development series.

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Exclusive Sneak Peek: ‘Curious George’ Season 15 Trailer

In the new season, the curious little monkey makes new friends, has great fun, and gets into all sorts of sticky situations; all 15 fun-filled episodes of the Peacock Original hit the streamer March 17.

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Peanuts Worldwide Launches ‘The Armstrong Project’ HBCU Endowment

Initiative provides $200k to two Historically Black Colleges and Universities to fund scholarships, mentorships, and internships for students studying arts, communications, animation, or entertainment; program kicks off 2022-2023 school year with scholarships at Howard University in Washington, DC, and Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia.

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Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson’s G-Unit to Make Christopher Priest’s ‘Xerø’ as Live-Action Film

Originally published by DC, the story follows a Black government assassin whose invisibility powers pass him off as a white man; project also backed by production outfits Color Farm Media and Illuminous.

Celebrating Comics and Animation History ANIMATIONWorld

‘From Popeye to Persepolis - Comics and the Animated Film’ Exhibition Comes to Angouleme

Expansive and comprehensive show at France’s The Museum of the International City of Comics and Images, the Louvre for comic books and animation lovers, features rare drawings, films, and early film equipment spotlighting numerous industry pioneers.

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Apple TV+ Releases ‘The Snoopy Show’ Season 2 Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 4:41pm

Six new episodes of the Apple Original series, based on the iconic ‘Peanuts’ comic strip and starring the beloved beagle and his feathered pal Woodstock, premiere on the streamer March 11.

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New Cast Joins Stephen King’s ‘The Boogeyman’ Adaptation as Filming Begins

The forthcoming horror-thriller from 20th Century Studios and ‘Host’ director Rob Savage has begun shooting in New Orleans; film set to stream on Hulu in 2023.

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‘The Stimulated Method’ Shares Insights on Scaling Animation and Design Using Hybrid Methodologies

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 2:34pm

Robb Wagner’s new book provides step-by-step guidelines for in-house marketing, brand, and communication teams looking for new ways to leverage their creative assets with fewer resources and less overall effort.

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‘The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim’ Anime Feature Gets Release Date

The forthcoming animated journey to Middle-earth, directed by ‘Blade Runner: Black Lotus’ helmer Kenji Kamiyama, will hit theaters in 2024.

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FOX Entertainment Greenlights Berkeley Breathed’s ‘Bloom Country’

The Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist will co-write and executive produce the new series along with Miramax, Spyglass and Project X, with animation produced by Bento Box.

In-Passing ANIMATIONWorld

Iconic Zagreb Animator Borivoj Dovnikovic Passes at 92

The global animation community mourns the loss of the great Croatian animation director, author, founder of the Zagreb School of Animation, and former ASIFA Secretary General.

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Nickelodeon Animation and Paramount Pictures Ink ‘The Smurfs’ Multi-Movie Deal

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 7, 2022 at 9:26am

First feature project with LAFIG Belgium and IMPS, an animated musical, is set to release December 2024; 26-episode second season pickup of CG-animated ‘The Smurfs’ series also announced.

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‘It’ Producers Land Rights to Adapt Cult Fantasy Icon ‘Kane’

Trio behind the horror hit and ‘Paranormal Activity’ films strikes deal to turn Karl Edward Wagner’s beloved gothic anti-hero stories into a feature or TV series.

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Netflix and Alain Chabat's ‘Asterix’ Animated Series Moving Forward

The streamer teams up with Les Éditions Albert René, tapping TAT animation studio to create a new show based on the icon comic; the Toulouse-based studio has just launched a recruitment campaign to gear up for production on the series, scheduled to be released in 2024.

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Lion Forge Announces ‘Marley and the Band’ Animated Series

Animation studio teams with Cedella Marley to develop show based on her recently published children’s book; the story is inspired by growing up with musician Bob Marley as a father and celebrates music, love and family.

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