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A-ni-ma-ni-acs are Back! Headline News

‘Animaniacs Are Back!' Holographic Characters Sighted Atop Cabs in LA and NYC

For launch weekend of Hulu’s highly anticipated animated cartoon series reboot, Firefly used next generation holoprojector devices to create first-of-its-kind 3D hologram experiences in iconic locations.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Just in Time for the Holidays: ‘Bugs Bunny 80th Anniversary Collection’

Collector’s set features 60 theatrical shorts, bonus content, documentary, 10 episodes of new ‘Looney Tunes Cartoons,’ and a full-size Bugs Bunny glitter Funko figure - in stores December 1.

This Could be Great! Headline News

WATCH: Smashingly Fun New ‘Tom and Jerry’ Trailer

The ultimate “cat and mouse” duo return with all the expected mayhem in an eye-popping blend of classic animation-styled CG and live-action, slated for release on March 5, 2021

Dept. of We Can’t Wait! Headline News

FIRST LOOK: ‘Rick and Morty’ Season 5

Adult Swim’s YouTube channel has released a rough initial glimpse at the upcoming fifth season of the hit animated comedy, which reveals Rick’s ultimate arch nemesis of the sea: Mr Nimbus.

Yakko Wakko and Dot! Headline News

They’re Back! Hulu Launches All New ‘Animaniacs’ November 20

Steven Spielberg returns as executive producer a new edition of his popular animated variety show that originally ran from 1993-1998; joining Yakko, Wako and Dot are Pinky and the Brain, who return to continue their quest for world domination.

Mickey Mouse in the House! ANIMATIONWorld

Paul Rudish Talks the All-New ‘The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 11:42am

Mickey, Donald, Goofy, and a slew of their friends, and a few villains, are back in a brand-new series of animated shorts, premiering today, Mickey’s birthday, on Disney+.

Rick and Morty in the House! Headline News

Adult Swim Festival Coming November 13-14

Special performances, chats, panel,s and more from all your favorite Adult Swim shows; includes livestreams and exclusives from ‘Rick and Morty,’ ‘Toonami Special Edition,’ ‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force,’ and ‘Metalocalypse.’

Festivals Headline News

Cartoons on the Bay Going Digital on Rai Play from December 18-20

First ever digital edition will include previews, retrospectives, roundtables, and masterclasses; the Pulcinella Awards Ceremony will be available on December 20.

In-Passing Headline News

‘Scooby-Doo’ Co-Creator Ken Spears Dies at 82

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 9, 2020 at 4:55pm

Prolific writer and producer will be remembered, along with co-creator and production partner Joe Ruby, for their many Saturday morning animated series including ‘Dynomutt,’ ‘Dog Wonder,’ ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks,’ and ‘Superman.’

Boo! Headline News

Trick or Treat! Adult Swim Halloween Marathon Begins October 30

Starting at 9:00 PM ET/PT, your evening of creepy fun will include premiere of Jack Stauber’s ‘OPAL’ at midnight followed by ‘Smalls-O-Ween’ bite sized shorts on Adult Swim Smalls.

Business Headline News

Spielberg’s ‘Tiny Toon Looniversity’ Gets 2 Season HBO Max and Cartoon Network Pickup

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 10:23am

Amblin Television and Warner Bros. Animation to produce new half hour animated comedy series featuring characters from the Emmy Award-winning ‘Tiny Toons Adventures.’

Podcasts Headline News

Podcast EP84: Character Designer Olivia Amoah's Journey from School to Looney Tunes

By Dan Sarto | Monday, October 12, 2020 at 1:21pm

Artist walks through her journey from animation student, to intern, to working on the new series of classic Warner Bros. cartoons.

People Headline News

Nickelodeon Animation Announces New Senior Leadership Appointments

Conrad Montgomery joins Nick as VP current series; internal promotions include Dana Cluverius to Senior VP current series, Claudia Spinelli to Senior VP development and Kelly Gardner to VP current series.

Animation Domination Headline News

‘Bob’s Burgers’ and ‘Family Guy’ Score 2-Season Renewals

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 2:05pm

Fox picks up both Emmy Award-winning animated comedies for two more seasons each, carrying both through 2023.

SVOD Headline News

Huge ‘Bugs Bunny’ and ‘The Flintstones’ Collections Get New Release Dates

New schedule announced for upcoming home entertainment releases of ‘Bugs Bunny 80th Anniversary Collection’ and ‘The Flintstones: The Complete Series’ on Digital, Blu-Ray and DVD.

Animated Shorts Competition Headline News

Wacom’s Cartoon Crunch Adventures Continue!

Tune in to the 5-part reality-like mini-series to see the challenges facing eight young animators as they create their shows; final projects will debut at the Popcorn Premiere Party September 26.

SVOD Headline News

‘Elinor Wonders Why’ Premieres on PBS Kids September 7

Multiplatform series promotes curiosity and science learning, giving families a chance to take a ‘trip’ this Labor Day weekend without leaving their living room. 

Animated TV Series Headline News

‘My Better World’ Helps to Educate Kids in Sub-Sahara Africa

Fully African-produced animation project garners upwards of 2 million viewers a week while addressing the challenges for African teens navigating school, family, and friendship. 

People Headline News

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.

contest Headline News

Call for Entries: ‘Cartoon Crunch’ Student Competition

Teams of animation students get one week to create an animated short showing their vision of the future of creative collaborations. 

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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.

Animated TV Series Headline News

‘Oddbods’ Halloween Special, ‘Oddbeard’s Curse,’ Coming in October

‘Draw a Pirate Ship’ competition invites young fans to submit original drawings; winning pictures to be featured fan art on the YouTube Halloween special release.  

streaming Headline News

Kartoon Channel! Acquires Anime Series, ‘Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V’

Genius Brands adds 230 new episodes of programming, bolstering their growing slate of family-friendly entertainment on their recently launched free digital platform.

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