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Unanico Group Names Leanne Preston CEO and Producer

LA-based industry veteran will lead production, global partnership strategies and IP development as company expands in US market.

Stop-Motion Animation Headline News

All Star Cast Revealed for Guillermo del Toro’s Stop-Motion ‘Pinocchio’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 11:04am

Ewan McGregor, David Bradley, Cate Blanchett and newcomer Gregory Mann top a stellar voice acting lineup in Netflix’s upcoming animated musical, based on Carlo Collodi’s classic story, written and directed by the Oscar-winning ‘The Shape of Water’ director.

SVOD Headline News

Dick Vitale Shreds Coach Hopkins, Baby, in New ‘Hoops’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 10:05am

Can the team’s star stay out of trouble? Is this year’s team filled with losers? These and other questions will be asked, and answered, when Ben Hoffman’s new adult animated comedy launches on Netflix August 21.

Technology Headline News

Unity Publishes 2021 Product Roadmap

Company focus for next year is on providing creators with production-ready features, workflows, and components, and changing their approach to how these new tools will be delivered.

Technology Headline News

Register for Free Adobe MAX: The Creativity Conference Coming October 20–22

Virtual digital event features speakers, keynotes and a glimpse of Adobes Creative Cloud’s latest innovations as well as professional networking and on-demand learning sessions.

People Headline News

Lara Lom Named Managing Director at RISE’s New London Office

Opening in September, the new studio will offer an extension of the sophisticated and complex VFX services already offered in its German studios.

#BLM Headline News

‘Squidbillies’ Actor Stuart Baker Fired for Offensive Facebook Posts

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 17, 2020 at 5:16pm

Series creators Jim Fortier and Dave Willis announce the move on Twitter in response to longtime cast member’s comments about legendary singer and actress Dolly Parton and Black Lives Matter.

People Headline News

Warner Bros. Names Marie Moore SVP of Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics

Industry veteran will be responsible for communication strategies for KYAC’s businesses including Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, and Boomerang.

Politics Headline News

Marge Simpson Shares a Profound Message for Trump Campaign's Jenna Ellis

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 14, 2020 at 2:24pm

As teased yesterday by ‘The Simpsons’ producer James L. Brooks, animation’s most famous suburban housewife, in a beautifully ‘Marge Simpson’ manner, took to video this morning with her thoughts about being dissed by the legal advisor.

SVOD Headline News

Unconventional A24 Picks Up Controversial ‘Hazbin Hotel’

Vivienne Medrano’s overnight YouTube sensation animated musical comedy from Hell is coming to TV under the ‘Uncut Gems’ and ‘Lady Bird’ entertainment company banner.

SVOD ANIMATIONWorld

Quibi’s ‘Your Daily Horoscope’ Delivers Zodiac Wit in 2-Minute ‘Bites’

ATTN:’s Taye Shuayb discusses the rigors of producing and delivering episodes of the adult animated series every weekday while working remotely and safely during the pandemic.

Business Headline News

New York’s VFX Studios Gear Up to Get Back to Work

Supported by Post New York Alliance and NY State VFX/Animation tax credits, visual effects providers eye a post-COVID-19 comeback.

Disney Television Animation Headline News

‘Big Hero 6 The Series’ Season 3 Set for September 21 Debut

Hiro and his team return to face off against Noodle Burger Boy and his team of evil robots in all new episodes of the Emmy Award-nominated show, based on the Oscar-winning ‘Big Hero 6’ animated feature.

Business Headline News

Big Growth Spurt for ‘The Tiny Chef’ with Nickelodeon Animated Series Order

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 10:43am

The little herbivore and social media star snags new show, to run on Nick’s preschool platforms in the U.S. as well as Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. internationally.  

People Headline News

Woodblock Names Conrad Ostwald Head of Production

With extensive experience in design and project management, Ostwald will oversee production at the independent animation and VFX studio.

Business Headline News

‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Creators Walk from Netflix Live-Action Adaptation

Original Nickelodeon series creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko have exited the streaming giant’s production, citing an ‘unsupportive environment.’

Anime Headline News

‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ Coming Exclusively to Crunchyroll This Fall

‘The God of High School’ director Sunghoo Park leads the production of new series based on Gege Akutami’s manga published by Shueisha in Japan and VIZ Media in the U.S. 

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