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Gimme More Mooncake Headline News

‘Final Space’ Creator Starts Production on ‘Godspeed’

After raising almost $500k through Kickstarter, Olan Rogers began work last week on an animated short and nine-episode series which may have ties to the fan-favorite cancelled series.

Business Headline News

Disney TV Renews ‘Firebuds,’ ‘SuperKitties’ and ‘Pupstruction’

Second season pickups are the order of the day for Disney Branded Television at the 2023 Winter Television Critics Association press tour.

Education Headline News

‘Deducers’ Training Program for Producers Launches

Curriculum provides interactive instruction for producers to up their skills in team management and client servicing; now enrolling for ‘Flame,’ designed for junior or associate producers, the program begins February 14 – additional courses kick off in June.

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Disney TV and Dan Povenmire Ink New Deal – ‘Phineas and Ferb’ to Return

Under the agreement, the Emmy Award-winning series’ co-creator and executive producer will oversee 40 new episodes as well as for a Season 2 renewal of ‘Hamster & Gretel,’ while also developing live-action projects.

Supporting Animation Education for Neurodiverse Artists Headline News

Rock Autism Benefit Concert for Center for Learning Unlimited Set

An evening of live music with Max Muscato, David Nolf, and Telephone Tag will benefit the organization’s Brainstorm Productions’ animation school for autistic students; show coming February 5 to Hotel Café in Los Angeles.

Say It Ain’t So Headline News

‘Rick and Morty’ Co-Creator Justin Roiland Facing Felony Domestic Violence Charges

The prolific animation producer and voice actor has been charged for an alleged incident against an unnamed girlfriend in 2020.

Technology Advancing Art Headline News

NVIDIA Studio Launches Creative ‘5-9’ Resource Hub

To support artistic ‘side hustles,’ new initiative features key technology and resources, helping artists up their game; the platform lets artist share their creative journeys - such as CG Geek, who built an intricate 3D world with the help of NVIDIA Studio technologies.

Classics Restored Headline News

4K Ultra HD Restored ‘Invaders From Mars’ Now Available

To celebrate the home entertainment release, special New York screenings of William Cameron Menzies’ 1953 sci-fi classic will be held January 14 and January 18 at MoMA and at the Bedford Playhouse Clive Davis Arts Center January 15.

Rise From the Flames Headline News

Fans Create Multiple Petitions to Save Just Cancelled ‘Inside Job’

More than 12 Change.org petitions have been created to save the series, axed at Netflix after one season despite a Season 2 renewal; 20,000+ signatures were collected in a single day.

Games to Movies Oh Boy! Headline News

Is Illumination Developing a ‘Legend of Zelda’ Feature?

The studio behind the upcoming ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ may also be hard at work on an animated movie adaptation of the franchise touting the best video game ever made.

Another One Bites the Dust Headline News

Netflix’s ‘Inside Job’ Cancelled After One Season

The adult-animation comedy was the first in-house series for Netflix Animation Studios, as well as the first project produced through creator and showrunner Shion Takeuchi’s overall Netflix deal.

Business Headline News

Toonz Media Group and ELE Animations Create ‘Drac and Skeletons’

The animated kids’ comedy series follows two netherworld rivals, three prankster skeletons, and Drac the vegan vampire as they all try to outwit and outrun one another in Count Dracula Junior’s Castle.

When Monsters and Ropes Roamed the Seas! Headline News

Chris Williams Reveals ‘The Sea Beast’ Sequel is Happening at Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 6, 2023 at 2:22pm

Oscar-winning ‘Big Hero 6’ director signs overall deal with the streamer that includes both a follow-up to his 2022 seafaring tale, the streamer’s most successful animated feature ever, and an original fantasy in the vein of ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Princess Bride.’

The Tortuous Journey Continues Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Wednesday’ Season 2 Renewal Video Announcement

After debuting in November, the hugely popular series has been picked up for a second season, promising more mystical mayhem as the deadpan eldest daughter of the Addams Family continues her ‘tortuous journey’ at the spooky prep school, Nevermore Academy.

Discovery Does it Again Headline News

HBO Max Cuts Hundreds of ‘Looney Tunes,’ ‘The Flintstones’ Shorts, Episodes

Due to an expired licensing agreement with Warner Bros., the mega streamer has axed Seasons 16-31 of ‘Looney Tunes,’ and Seasons 4-6 of ‘The Flintstones.’

All Animation Roads Lead to Angoulême ANIMATIONWorld

Superprod Dreams Big with Angoulême Studio Expansion

Co-founders Clément Calvet and Jérémie Fajner went from 2 artists working in their living room to 600 artists working in Paris, Milan, and as of next month, a brand-new location – with USD pipeline - in France’s growing animation hub.

Business Headline News

Kartoon Channel! Expands to Vizio Smart TVs and New Airline Partners

Genius Brands’ family-friendly channel includes kids animated series ‘Baby Genius,’ ‘Angry Birds,’ and Stan Lee’s ‘Superhero Kindergarten.’

Business Headline News

Toho Acquires 50% Stake in Key Frederator Network Shows

The Japanese media company makes multi-million-dollar investment in the animated series ‘Bee and PuppyCat’ and Frederator’s ‘Bravest Warriors;’ companies to co-produce new series’ content and develop global consumer products campaign.

In Passing Headline News

Todd Brian, WildBrain Director of Development, Animation, Dies at 59

The creative executive served in various positions in animation and live-action, honing his skills at Corus Entertainment prior to joining the WildBrain family; he passed away on December 28 after a short illness.

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